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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Rose Tremain Short Stories

Penelope Wilton reads The Ebony Hand, in which a woman finds comfort in the strangest of places as she tries to do the best for her niece.

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: That Reminds Me

as 5pm

: The Radio Detectives

as 5.30pm

: Potting On

as 7pm

: Listen to Les

1985 Les Dawson comedy

: Troy

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

: Comedy Catch-up

A chance to hear a pick of last week's broadcast comedies, including at
2.30 The Goon Show

: Ectoplasm

: That Reminds Me

2000 series in which performers reminisce about their life and career, continuing with Maureen Lipman (2/6)

: The Radio Detectives

Jeffrey Richards explores the world of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles-based sleuth Philip Marlowe (2/5)

: Voices from the Grave: The Parson

Thriller by David Varela, with Geoffrey Beevers,
Wayne Foskett. Mark Bazeley and Stephen Hogan

: Report on the Barnhouse Effect

1950 sci-fi by Kurt Vonnegut, read by Stuart Milligan

: Potting On

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds, starring Pam Ayres, Geoffrey Whitehead, Trevor Bannister and Karl Theobold (2/6)

: Listen to Les

1985 comedy sketches and monologues, with Les Dawson and Daphne Oxenford

: The Book of the City of Ladies

Medieval allegory by Christine de Pizan - omnibus (1-5/5)


Unknown: Christine de Pizan

: Rose Tremain Short Stories

Penelope Wilton reads The Ebony Hand, as 10.15am

: Bristow

1999 comedy based on Frank Dickens's cartoon-strip, with Michael Williams (1/6)

: The News Quiz

22 May edition of the BBC Radio 4 topical quiz, hosted by comic Sandi Toksvig, with panellists including Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen

: Chain Reaction

TV presenter and comic Jimmy Carr interviews Little Britain star Matt Lucas, who discusses why he has his heart set on opening a chocolate shop (2/6)

: Four Sad Faces

Comedy sketches (2/2)

: 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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