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: The Navy Lark

1961 seafaring comedy

: Radio Shuttleworth

2000 comedy (6/6)

: Second Thoughts

1989 comedy (8/8)

: It Sticks Out Half a Mile

1984 comedy (11/13)

: Swallows and Amazons

as 3pm

: The Lady Detectives

as 9.15pm

: The Navy Lark

1961 comedy

: Steptoe and Son

as 7.30pm

: Rumpole of the Bailey

as 8pm

: A Short History of Ireland A Modest

Proposal/The Year of the Great Frost (61/120)

: Singled Out

Miriam Marqolyes reads an abridged version of Virginia Nicholson's book (2/5)


Unknown: Miriam Marqolyes

: Clinging to the Wreckage

Barrister and Rumpole of the Bailey author John Mortimer (1923-2009) reads extracts from his autobiography, first broadcast in 1982 (7/10)


Unknown: John Mortimer

: Jericho Dirk

Bogarde reads from an adaptation of his own novel set in Provence (9/12)

: Swallows and Amazons

Dramatisation of Arthur Ransome's 1930 children's adventure (2/2)

: Big Toe Books

Stories and songs

: Second Thoughts

1989 comedy (8/8)

: It Sticks Out Half a Mile

1984 comedy (11/13)

: Journey into Space The Red Planet

Second work in Charles Chilton 's sci-fi trilogy (2/20)


Unknown: Charles Chilton

: Fantastic Tales Hell Screen

Ryunosuke Akutagawa 's 1918 horror tale set in medieval Japan, read by Togo Igawa (1/2)


Unknown: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Read By: Togo Igawa

: The Navy Lark

1961 seafaring comedy.

: Steptoe and Son

1972 comedy

: Rumpole of the Bailey Rumpole and the

Dear Departed Maurice Denham stars in the legal drama by John Mortimer , who died in January


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: John Mortimer

: The Further Adventures of Dr Syn

Rufus Sewell reads Russell Thorndike 's 1936 swashbuckler set in the 18th century (7/10)


Unknown: Rufus Sewell
Unknown: Russell Thorndike

: Ladies of Letters Spring Clean Satire

with Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge (2/5)


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: The Lady Detectives Mr Bovey's

Unexpected Will LT Meade and Robert Eustace mystery about a Victorian female sleuth


Unknown: Robert Eustace

: Radio Shuttleworth

2000 comedy (6/6)

: Wild Things

2003 comedy (2/4)

: Ed Reardon's Week

2006 comedy (2/6)

: At Home with the Snails

2001 comedy (2/4)

: Journey into Space

as 6pm

: Fantastic Tales

as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15 pm

: as 3pm

: as 2pm

: as 2.15pm

: as 2.30pm

: as 2.45pm

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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