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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Real Dennis Truelove

as 8pm

: Rose Tremain Short Stories

Oliver Ford Davies reads Peerless, in which a man's friendship with a penguin helps him come to terms with a tragedy.


Reader: Oliver Ford Davies

: Boogie Up the River

as 9.30pm

: That Reminds Me

as 5pm

: The Radio Detectives

as 5.30pm

: Potting On

as 7pm

: Listen to Les

1983 Les Dawson comedy

: Troy

Adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Iliad, starring Paul Scofield (2/3)

: Comedy Catch-up: Stand-Up on 7

A chance to hear a pick of last week's aired comedies.

: That Reminds Me

Showbiz reminiscences, today featuring Roy Hudd's personal memories of his long and varied career (1/6)

: The Radio Detectives

Starting another series on wireless sleuths, Jeffrey Richards explores the development of Dashiell Hammett's fictional private eye Sam Spade (1/5)

: Voices from the Grave: The Lie

Lynn Ferguson thriller starring Ian Dunn, Leslie Ash, Janet Brown and Geoffrey Beevers.


Writer: Lynn Ferguson
[Actor]: Ian Dunn
[Actor]: Leslie Ash
[Actor]: Janet Brown
[Actor]: Geoffrey Beevers

: Slaughterhouse-Five

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

: Potting On

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds, starring Pam Ayres, Geoffrey
Whitehead, Trevor Bannister and Karl Theobold (1/6)

: Listen to Les

1983 Les Dawson comedy

: The Real Dennis Truelove

Dave Sheasby 's 1998 drama about a quiet man who escapes the drudgery of his job for an adventure - omnibus edition (1-5/5)


Unknown: Dave Sheasby

: Rose Tremain Short Stories

Oliver Ford Davies reads Peerless, in which a man's friendship with a penguin helps him come to terms with a friend's death many years earlier.

: Boogie Up the River

Adaptation of Mark Wallington's comic novel, with Timothy Spall (6/6)

: The News Quiz

15 May edition of the BBC Radio 4 topical quiz, hosted by comic Sandi Toksvig


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig

: Chain Reaction

Jo Brand interviews Barry Cryer in the tag talk show (1/4)

: Four Sad Faces

Comedy sketches (1/2)

: Spats

2008 comedy sketches

: Voices from the Grave

as 6pm

: 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.

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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