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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1957 comedy

1.30 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music
Experience 1999 spoof classical music show (1/4)

: A Short History of Ireland A Social

Laboratory/Property Has Its Duties as Well asIts Rights By Jonathan Bardon (87/120)

: Cutting a Dash Punctuation expert Lynne

Truss explores colons and semi-colons (3/5)

: Telling Tales Alan Bennett reads from his

own wry recollections of growing-up in Leeds (8/10)

: The Wind in the Willows Kenneth

Grahame's classic tale read by Alan Bennett (8/10)

: War and Peace Adaptation by Mike Walker

and Marcy Kahan of Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel (3/10)

: 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 (8/20)

: A Stone Woman Penelope Wilton reads

AS Byatt's gothic tale about a woman whose body slowly turns to stone (1/3)

: The Burkiss Way

1978 comedy sketches

: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Arthur Conan Doyle's 1892 mystery starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson, first aired in 1959.

: The Daughter of Time Paul Young reads

from Josephine Tey's 1951 detective mystery (13/14)

: The Real Dennis Truelove Dave Sheasby

drama about a quiet man's quest for adventure (3/5)

: The Recall Man Making Waves David

Napthine crime drama starring Jeremy Swift

: The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience

1999 spoof classical music show (1/4)

: Sounding Off with McGough

Poetic reflections, with Roger McGough

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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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