• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: as 11am

: Ballylenon 1998 comedy


: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Ashenden

, Gentleman Spy as 8.30pm

: Baldi as 9.15pm

: Masters's India

Nightrunners of Bengal
John Masters's 1951 tale set in 1857 India, with Michael Cochrane and Eva Haddon (2/4)


Unknown: Michael Cochrane

: Fever Pitch

Nick Hornby reads from his 1992 autobiographical account of an obsession with Arsenal Football Club (2/5)


Unknown: Nick Hornby

: Bogarde on Film Personal memoirs read by

film actor Dirk Bogarde (1921-99) (6/7)

: A Short History of Ireland Restoration

Ireland/The Duke and the City (51/120)

: The Science of DIY Len Fisher's scientific

approach to home improvement continues (2/5)

: Paradise Lost In Cyberspace 1998 Colin

Swash sci-fi comedy set in the 22nd century, starring Stephen Moore and Lorelei King (6/6)

: Methuselah's Children Robert A Heinlein's

1941 sci-fi thriller about a group of families who can live for several hundred years (2/6)

: Outbreak of Fear RD Wingfield murder

mystery about a brutal death's impact on an unassuming coastal fishing village (2/5)

: Ashenden, Gentleman Spy

Somerset Maugham spy thriller, abridged by Neville Teller (2/5)

: Speaking for Themselves Sylvestra Le

Touzel and Alex Jennings read the personal letters of Clementine and Winston Churchill (2/10)

: Baldi Early Retirement Martin Meehan

detective mystery starring David Threlfall

: Wild Things 2002 comedy with Miranda

Richardson and Doon Mackichan (4/4)

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

1993 comedy with Richard Herring (6/6)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel