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: as 10pm

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show, with music by Cajun band BeauSoleil

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Middlemarch

Dramatisation by Judith Adams of George Eliot's 1871/2 novel set in 1830s England, starring Caroline Martin, Robert Glenister and Roger Allam - omnibus edition (16-20/20)

: Fay Weldon Stories: I, Boadicea

2002 short tale giving voice to the formidable warrior gueen of the Iceni tribe, who almost succeeded in driving the Roman invasion force out of Britain in AD 63, read by the author

: Paint It Black

Archers actress Felicity Finch follows dedicated cave painters as they create works of subterranean art in uncharted tunnels and caverns

: Yes Minister

1983 political satire with Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne (5/8)

: The Ken Dodd Show

1963 comedy with guests John Laurie and Patricia Hayes

: CBeebies on BBC Radio 7

Songs and stories

: Laughter In the Air

1979 radio nostalgia series, featuring Frankie Howerd, Ken Dodd, Roy Hudd and Morecambe and Wise (11/11)


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Rov Hudd

: The Scarifyers

Supernatural detective tale by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris, with Nicholas Courtney, Terry Molloy and Gabriel Woolf (2/4)


Unknown: Simon Barnard
Unknown: Paul Morris
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf

: The Drowned World: 1/4

Robert Glenister reads JG Ballard's 1962 sci-fi tale set in a London transformed by global warming

: Yes Minister

1983 political satire (5/8)

: The Ken Dodd Show

1963 comedy, with guests John Laurie and Patricia Hayes

: Daughters of Venice

Don Taylor's historical drama in which the girl musicians of the Ospedale della Pieta, under the direction of Baroque composer Vivaldi, look forward with varying degrees of trepidation to the freedom the carnival brings. Starring Frances Barber, Norman Rodway, Amanda Root, Caroline John, Daisy Guard, Susan Fleetwood and Lucy Taylor

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

Victor Canning's 1993 comedy set in 1932 (4/6)

: The News Quiz

20 February edition of the BBC Radio 4 topical quiz, hosted by Sandi Toksvig

: Francophile Namesakes

2005 comedy

: The Sofa of Time: 1/6

2002 comedy

: as 6.30pm

: as 8am

: as 9.15am

: as 9.30am

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

: 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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