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: as 11am

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Hancock's Half-Hour


: In the Chair

1998 comedy thriller, as 10pm

: Unnatural Death

Mystery, as 8pm

: The Old Curiosity Shop

as 9pm

: The Man Born to Be King

as 9.15pm

: Great Expectations

Adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens (7-8/12)


Novel By: Charles Dickens

: Hancock's Half-Hour

as 7pm

: The Burkiss Way

1976 comedy sketches with Fred Harris and Chris Emmett (3/13)

: Poison Farm

a Murderer Unmasked after
60 Years David Williams 's true crime story (3/5)


Unknown: David Williams

: Dear Tom Tom Courtenay reads from letters

between him and his mother (3/5)

: This Sceptred Isle

Victoria Becomes Empress of India Narrated by Anna Massey (203/216)


Unknown: Anna Massey

: The End of the Line? Roger McGough's search

for Betjeman's Britain continues in Manchester (3/5)

: After Henry 1985 comedy


: Coming Alive 2000 comedy


: The Voice of God

Sci-fi thriller by Simon Bovey , with Matthew Dyktynski (3/5)


Unknown: Simon Bovey
Unknown: Matthew Dyktynski

: Pattern Recognition

Sci-fi thriller by William Gibson , read by Lorelei King (3/5)


Unknown: William Gibson
Read By: Lorelei King

: Hancock's Half-Hour

1956 comedy with Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams

: The Burkiss Way

1976 comedy sketches, with Fred Harris and Chris Emmett

: Unnatural Death

Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers, with Ian Carmichael (5/7)

: Blaze Thriller by Stephen King

, read by William Hope (3/6)

: The Old Curiosity Shop Adaptation of the

novel by Charles Dickens, with Alex Jennings (3/25)

: The Man Born to Be King: The Bread of Heaven

Drama by Dorothy L Sayers based on incidents in the life of Christ. With Gabriel Woolf and John Laurie

: In the Chair 1998 comedy thriller by Mark

Tavener, with Michael Williams (3/6)

: Stand-Up on 7

2004 comedy songs and patter with Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden.

: Hamish and Dougal

Hogmanay Special
2004 comedy with Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 8.45pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11.30pm

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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