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: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: South Riding

Adaptation of Winifred Holtby's 1936 novel set in a fictional Yorkshire town, starring Sarah Lancashire - omnibus edition (1-5/15)

: Fay Weldon Stories: Living by the Small Print

2002 short tale about a young woman with an eye for a bargain, read by Rebecca Front

: Footlight Fairies

Susannah Clapp tells the story of Victorian-era campaigner Millicent Fawcett
(1847-1929), whose assertion that putting children on the stage was no different from sending them up chimneys or down mines resulted in a nationwide controversy, with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lewis Carroll and even the Queen becoming involved.

: Dionysos

as 8pm

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

as 9.30pm

: Radio Roots

as 5pm

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets

as 5.30pm

: The Ken Dodd Show

1972 comedy

: CBeebies on BBC Radio 7

Songs and stories

: Radio Roots

Russell Davies on the pre-fame careers of comics, continuing with Hattie Jacques (1922-80), with archive input by Harry Secombe, Max Bygraves, Beryl Reid and Tommy Handley (2/4)

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets

In the second of Alison Oddey's interviews with popular comedians, Jenny Eclair discusses the theme of motherhood throughout her work (2/6)

: The Scarifyers

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

: The Drowned World

Robert Glenister reads JG Ballard's 1962 sci-fi tale set in a London transformed by global warming (3/4)

: Yes Minister

1983 political satire (7/8)

: The Ken Dodd Show

1972 comedy

: Dionysos

Andrew Rissik's modern and violent interpretation of the Greek myth, with Paul Scofield, Diana Rigg, Toby Stephens and Chiwetel Ejiofor

: Mr Finchley Takes the Road

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

: The No 1 Ladies' Favourite Radio Show

From the series by Alexander McCall Smith (1/6)


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith

: I Did It My Way!: Graeme Garden

The former Goodies comic chats about his life and career.

: The Now Show

Satirical look at the news

: Colin and Fergus's Digi Radio

Sketch show

: The Mitch Benn Music Show

2005 comedy

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: as 6.30pm

: as 8am

: as 9.15am

: as 9.30am

: as 10pm

: as 10.20pm

: as 10.30pm

: as llpm

: 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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