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: The Goon Show

1959 comedy

: The Harpoon

Boys' adventure spoof (1/4)

: Ballylenon

1999 comedy (3/6)

: Unnatural Acts

1988 comedy (1/6)

: The Sea Wolf

as 3pm

: The Color Purple

as 9pm

: The Goon Show

1959 comedy

: Foul Play

1998 panel game (6/6)

: Venus in Copper

as 8pm

: The Daughter of Time

as 8.30pm

: A Short History of Ireland The French

Are in the Bay/Nothing but Terror Will Keep Them in Order By Jonathan Bardon (75/120)

: Back to the Drawing Board

Matthew Harvey explores the world of inventors and inventions (1/5)


Unknown: Matthew Harvey

: Three Men on the Bummel

Hugh Laurie reads Jerome K Jerome 's 1900 comic sequel to the hugely popular 1889 work Three Men in a Boat (1/5)


Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Jerome K Jerome

: 1 Didn't Get Where I Am Today

Comic novelist, scriptwriter and Reggie Perrin creator David Nobbs reads from his autobiography (1/5)


Unknown: Reggie Perrin
Unknown: David Nobbs

: The Sea-Wolf

Jack London's 1904 seafaring tale, starring Jack Klaff , Kerry Shale , Ian Dury , Nigel Anthony , Richard Pearce and Peter Penry-Jones (1/4)


Unknown: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Ian Dury
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Peter Penry-Jones

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Ballylenon

1999 comedy (3/6)

: Unnatural Acts

1988 comedy (1/6)

: Journey into Space The Red Planet

Second work in Charles Chilton 's sci-fi trilogy (16/20)


Unknown: Charles Chilton

: The House on the Strand

Julian Wadham reads Daphne du Maurier's supernatural tale (10/12)


Unknown: Julian Wadham

: The Goon Show

1959 comedy

: Foul Play

1998 whodunnit panel game (6/6)

: Venus in Copper

Lindsey Davis mystery set in Rome in AD 71, with Anton Lesser as informer and agent Marcus Didius Falco (1/6)


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Marcus Didius Falco

: The Daughter of Time

Paul Young reads from Josephine Tey 's 1951 detective mystery (1/14)


Unknown: Josephine Tey

: The Color Purple

Dramatisation of Alice Walker 's Pultizer Prize-winning 1982 novel, with Nadine Marshall as a black girl struggling against segregation in the Deep South in the 1930s (1/10)


Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Nadine Marshall

: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency The

Confession Alexander McCall Smith crime drama


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith

: Dead Ringers

2001 comedy impressions

: Acropolis Now

2001 comedy (6/6)

: Chewln' the Fat

1998 comedy sketches

: The Nick Revell Show

1992 comedy (5/6)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: 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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