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: Big Toe Books

Stories and songs

: The Game's Afoot - Sherlock Holmes Special

A look at the detective's radio history, as 8pm

: The Ladykillers

Edward Petherbridge, Donald Sinden, Gary Waldhorn, Daniel Peacock, Margot Boyd and Stratford Johns star in Bruce Bedford's adaptation of the 1955 Ealing comedy written by Wiliam Rose, about an elderly woman who outwits a gang of crooks lodging in her house

: Crime Catch-up

A chance to hear a pick of last week's mysteries, Including at 2.30 Venus in Copper Lindsey Davis mystery set in Rome in AD 71, with Anton Lesser (6/6), and from 3.00 Jagged Prayer Robert Smith's comedy drama starring Cheryl Campbell and Timothy Spall (1-4/4)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show broadcast on 2 May in the States - where it is titled A Prairie Home Companion - featuring satire, music and news from Lake Wobegon, recorded in Nashville with country star Brad Paisley and bluegrass act Sam Bush and his band

: The Price of Fear: Is Anybody There?

Vincent Price introduces William Ingram's chilling tale starring Dilys Laye as a fake clairvoyant who is visited by a man in search of a preview of eternity

: A Short Journey into Space Force

with Charles Chilton
The London-born writer and producer discusses his 1950s sci-fi trilogy (1/8)

: The Silent Vulcan

James Follett's 2002 sci-fi thriller - the third book in the trilogy (1/8)

: Unearthing Mysteries

Professor Aubrey Manning explores the world, continuing in Egypt with Dr Zahi Hawass, who plans to perform CT scans on every mummy in the country to shed light on diseases suffered by the ancient Egyptians (2/4)

: The Adventures of a Black Bag

AJ Cronin's 1943 story, with John Gordon Sinclair as Cronin's hero Dr Finlay (2/6)

: The Game's Afoot - Sherlock Holmes

In a Sherlock Holmes special, Nick Utechin looks at the detective's incarnations on the radio from the 1940's onwards, including The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1945); The Red-Headed League (1954); The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1966); The Return of Sherlock Holmes : The Solitary Cyclist (1993); and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : The Abergavenny Murder (2004).


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 6.40pm

: as 1pm

: Troy

Adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Iliad (1/3)

: as 5pm

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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