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: Big Toe Books

Kirsten O'Brien presents an hour of children's stories including A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley , read by Imogen Rands


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Alison Uttley
Read By: Imogen Rands

: Unearthing Mysteries

Aubrey Manning explores miles of underground passageways beneath Great Orme Head near Llandudno that make up the biggest Bronze Age mine in Britain (4/4)

: Comedy Greats

as 8pm

: Farewell My Lovely

1940 detective thriller by Raymond Chandler, starring Ed Bishop as Los Angeles sleuth Philip Marlowe, with Clive Mantle

: Crime Catch-up

A selection of Arthur Conan
Doyle adaptations, starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes. At


Unknown: Arthur Conan
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show broadcast on 16 May in the States, featuring satire, music and news from Lake Wobegon, recorded in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with music by honky-tonk duo Joe Ely and Joel Guzman

: The Price of Fear Out of the Mouths

Vincent Price introduces William Ingram's chilling tale in which a research scientist applies his advanced theories about human behaviour to his newborn son, starring Hywel Bennett. from 1983

: A Short Journey into Space Force

,with Charles Chilton The London-born writer and producer discusses his 1950s sci-fi trilogy (3/8)

: The Silent Vulcan

James Follett's 2002 sci-fi thriller - the third book in the trilogy (3/8)

: Unearthing Mysteries

Professor Aubrey Manning explores the world, continuing with miles of underground passageways beneath Great Orme Head on the Creuddyn Peninsula, Llandudno that make up the biggest Bronze Age mine in Britain (4/4)

: Dr Finlay - Adventures of a Black Bag

AJ Cronin's 1943 story, with John Gordon Sinclair as the Scottish village medic Dr Finlay (4/6)

: Comedy Greats

Barry Cryer presents the first of two programmes showcasing radio comedy greats of the 1950s, including episodes of Life with the Lyons, In All Directions, The Al Read Show, A Life of Bliss, Take It from Here and The Goon Show

: The Price of Fear

as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 6.40pm

: as 1pm

: Troy

Adaptation by Andrew Rissik of Homer's epic poem The Iliad (3/3)

: 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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