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: as 11am

: Ayres on the Air Pam Ayres's comic poetry

and sketches, from 2004

: The Code of the Woosters The Plot Thickens

Third of seven comic tales by PG Wodehouse, with Richard Briers and Michael Hordern
700 Big Toe Books Stories, poems and songs

: Eric Sykes

the Radio Years as 10pm

: Speedy Death Mrs Bradley detective mystery

by Gladys Mitchell, adapted for radio by Elizabeth Proud, starring Mary Wimbush, Michael Cochrane and Leslie Phillips

: All Gas and Gaiters 1972 clerical comedy

starring Robertson Hare and William Mervyn

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show titled A Prairie Home Companion in the States, with satire, sketches and music from St Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre, Minnesota, with music by Cajun band BeauSoleil

: The Twilight Zone The Hitch-Hiker Radio

adaptation of the 1960 TV episode adapted by Rod Serling from Lucille Fletcher's play

: Temple of the Winds Nigel Anthony reads

James Follett's 2000 sci-fi thriller - the first book in the Silent Vulcan trilogy (6/8)

: Unearthing Mysteries

Series three of Aubrey Manning's world explorations, starting with the 1823 discovery of skeletal remains in the Gower peninsula that turned out to be Britain's oldest ceremonial burial (about 26,000 years old) (1/4)

: Whatever Happened to...?

Spoof documentary series, continuing with Billy Bunter's Greyfriars form-master Horace Henry Samuel Quelch, featuring Adrian Mourby and Nigel Davenport (4/6)

: Blake's 7: Rebel

First of three instalments of Ben Aaronovitch's sci-fi drama based on Terry Nation's BBC cult TV series, starring Derek Riddell, Daniela Nardini, Craig Kelly and Colin Salmon

: Blake's 7: Traitor

Second of three editions of Ben Aaronovitch's sci-fi drama based on the late-70s/early-80s BBC TV series

: Eric Sykes

the Radio Years
The English comic TV and radio actor recalls the highlights of his career as a scriptwriter for
Frankie Howerd , Archie Andrews and The Goons


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Archie Andrews

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show from St Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre, Minnesota, with music by Cajun band BeauSoleil

: as 6pm

: as 6.40pm

: as 12 noon

: as 1.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 9pm

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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