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: The Goon Show

1959 comedy

: Ballylenon

Comedy (1/6)

: Unnatural Acts


: The Dock Brief

as 3pm

: Daunt and Dervish

as 9.15pm

: The Goon Show

1959 comedy

: Foul Play

1998 whodunnit panel game

: Rumpole of the Bailey

as 8pm

: Philomel Cottage

Whodunnit, as 8.30pm

: A Short History of Ireland The Hearts of

Steel and the Hearts of Oak/Clearing the Land By Jonathan Bardon (65/120)


Unknown: Jonathan Bardon

: The Dinosaur Hunters Emma Fielding reads

an adaptation of Deborah Cadbury's 2000 book (1/5)

: Where There's a Will Continuing the

celebration of the life of the late John Mortimer (1923-2009), the author reads from his book of lessons on living and growing old disgracefully (1/5)

: A Night to Remember Martin Jarvis reads

from Walter Lord's 1955 book about the Titanic (1/10)

: The Dock Brief

Michael Hordern and David Kossoff star in John Mortimer's legal drama

: Ballylenon

Comedy (1/6)

: Unnatural Acts

Comedy (5/6)

: Journey into Space The Red Planet

Second work in Charles Chilton's sci-fi trilogy with Andrew Faulds and David Jacobs, from 1954(6/20)

: Fantastic Tales Delhi Shiv Grewal reads

Vandana Singh's 2004 ghostly tale

: Rumpole of the Bailey Rumpole and the

Defence of Guthrie Featherstone Maurice Denham stars in the legal drama by the late John Mortimer

: Philomel Cottage

Reinterpretation of Agatha Christie 's hugely popular 1934 whodunnit.


Unknown: Agatha Christie

: Ladies of Letters Go Global 2006 satire

starring Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales (1/5)

: Daunt and Dervish In Questionable Shape

Guy Meredith crime drama set in postwar London, with Anna Massey and Frances Barber running a detective agency

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 1.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 3pm

: as 2pm

: as


: 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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