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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Archaeology

Read by Janet Maw


Read By: Janet Maw

: Boogie Up the River

Adaptation of Mark Wallington 's comic novel, with Timothy Spall (1/5)


Unknown: Mark Wallington
Unknown: Timothy Spall

: That Reminds Me

as 5pm

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets

as 5.30pm

: Listen to Les

1980 Les Dawson comedy

: The Norman Conquests Living Together

Second play in Alan Ayckbourn's 1973 domestic comedy-drama trilogy, starring Robin Herford (2/3)

: Comedy Catch-up A chance to hear a

pick of last week's aired comedies, including at
2.30 The Mitch Benn Music Show, at

: Ballylenon

: Brian Appleton's History of

Rock W Roll, at

: Beachcomber - by the Way

and at

: That Reminds Me Showbiz anecdotes and

memoirs, continuing with comic writer Barry Took (2/6)

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets

Alison Oddey 's interviews with comedians, Brenda Blethyn discusses her career, including her flirtation with Hollywood (6/6)


Unknown: Alison Oddey
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn

: Scramble Martin Kiszko sci-fi thriller

starring Simon Winkler (1/3)

: The Blue Lenses Emma Fielding reads

Daphne du Maurier's 1959 fantasy short story (1/2)

: Ladies of Letters Spring Clean Acidly

Satirical 2004 comedy with Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge in a perversely genteel battle of one-upmanship. Omnibus edition (1-5/5)


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: Archaeology Janet Maw reads Elizabeth

Buchan's tale about an archaeologist who realises that her nurse resembles a figure painted in an ancient Egyptian tomb

: Boogie Up the River Adaptation of Mark

Wallington's comic novel, with Timothy Spall (1/5)

: The No 1 Ladies' Favourite Radio Show

Drama set in a fictitious radio station in Gaborone, Botswana, with Solomon B Monyame(6/6)

: 7 Previews Excerpts from next Saturday's

three-hour special in which writer Simon Brett chats about his life

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

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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