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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Color Purple

Omnibus edition, as 8pm

: The Parcel of Dreams Colin Stinton reads

an experimental detective story, as 9.15pm

: Boogie Up the River

as 9.30pm

: That Reminds Me

as 5pm

: The Radio Detectives

as 5.30pm

: Much Binding in the Marsh

1950 comedy with Kenneth Home and Richard Murdoch


Unknown: Richard Murdoch

: Forty Years On

Alan Bennett's bittersweet 1968 satirical comedy about a headmaster who on the eve of retirement reflects on his career, starring Bennett, with Eleanor Bron, Robert Bathurst and Adam Godley

: Comedy Catch-up A chance to hear a pick

of last week's aired comedies, including at 2.30 The Nick Revell Show, at

: An Actor's Life for Me

, and at

: Alison and Maud

: That Reminds Me

Showbiz anecdotes and memoirs, today with actor Bill Pertwee recalling the early days of his career (5/6)

: The Radio Detectives Jeffrey Richards

chats to Ernest Dudley (1908-2006) about his creation, the detective Dr Morelle (4/5)

: Voices from the Grave 50 Berkeley

Square Dylan Ritson's chilling tale about Victorian London's allegedly most haunted house, with Sophie Roberts, Harry Myers and John Cummins

: Slaughterhouse-Five Robert Jezek reads

an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 anti-war sci-fi novel set during the Second World War (2/4)

: The Color Purpie Dramatisation of Alice

Walker's 1982 novel, with Nadine Marshall as a black girl struggling against segregation in the Deep South in the 1930s - omnibus edition (1-5/10)

: The Parcel of Dreams Colin Stinton reads

an experimental detective story by Louis Robinson and Richard Lewis in which the characters want to be independent of the script

: Boogie Up the River Adaptation of Mark

Wallington's comic novel, with Timothy Spall (4/6)

: The News Quiz

Comedy panel game

: Safety Catch Laurence Howarth

comedy starring Darren Boyd (3/4)

: A to Z of the British Countryside

2007 comic tour of Britain, with Howard Read

: Voices from the Grave as 6pm

1230am 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.

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