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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1957 comedy

: Alison and Maud

2002 comedy (2/6)

: Cold Comfort Farm

as 3pm

: The Color Purple

as 9pm

: A Confidential Agent

as 9.15pm

: The Burkiss Way

1978 sketch show

: Jagged Prayer

as 8pm

: The Daughter of Time

as 8.30pm

: A Short History of Ireland Robert

Emmet/Now Is Your Time for Liberty (82/120)

: Blind Man's Beauty

Peter White hears from blind people, who today discuss shopping, road crossing and taking the tube (3/5)


Unknown: Peter White

: Telling Tales Alan Bennett reads from his

own wry recollections of growing-up in Leeds (3/10)

: The Wind in the Willows Alan Bennett

reads Kenneth Grahame's child-friendly work about the adventures of Mole, Ratty and Toad (3/10)

: Cold Comfort Farm

Comic novel by Stella Gibbons, starring Miriam Margolyes (3/4)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: After Henry 1987 comedy


: Journey into Space The World In Peril

Charles Chilton sci-fi, first aired in 1955 (3/20)


Unknown: Charles Chilton

: The Handmaid's Tale Buffy Davis reads

from Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel (5-6/10)

: Hancock's Half-Hour

1957 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

1978 comedy sketches

: Jagged Prayer Robert Smith's convent-

and-crime comedy drama (2/4)

: The Daughter of Time Paul Young reads

from Josephine Tey's 1951 historical detective mystery about Richard III (8/14)

: The Color Purple Dramatisation of Alice

Walker's 1982 acclaimed novel (8/10)

: A Confidential Agent

Poison in the Air Nick
McCarty drama in which a woman who yearns to be a detective takes on a case behind her boss's back

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

2003 comedy with Simon Greenall (6/6)


Unknown: Simon Greenall

: Stand-Up on 7

Comedian Stephen K Amos, recorded at London's Monday Club in 2007

: Sounding Off with McGough

Poetic reflections on life, love and happiness (1/6)

: 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.

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