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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Vanity Fair

as 8pm

: Five Stories by James Ellis

as 915pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: That Reminds Me

as 5pm

: The Radio Detectives

as 5.30pm

: Potting On

as 7pm

: Flying the Flag

1987 comedy (2/6)

: Adam Dalgliesh- A Certain Justice

Philip Franks, Geraldine James and Kenneth
Cranham star in a dramatisation of PD James's 1997 detective mystery

: Comedy Catch-up

A chance to hear a pick of last week's aired comedies, including at 2.30
Does the Team Think?, at

: The House of Milton

Jones, at

: Instant Sunshine


: At Home

with the Hardys, and at

: Round the Home

: That Reminds Me

2000 series in which performers reminisce about their life, continuing with comic Welsh stage and screen actor Victor Spinetti, who recalls The Beatles, Laurence Olivier and others (5/6)


Interviewee: Victor Spinetti

: The Radio Detectives Jeffrey Richards's

tributes to fictional sleuths conclude with John
Creasey's fictional hero Inspector Roger West (5/5)

: The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham's

psychological sci-fi thriller starring Charles Kay (3/3)

: Short Stories by Robert Heinlein The

Green Hills of Earth Sci-fi fantasy about Rhysling, the blind singer of the spaceways, read by Adam Sims

: Potting On 2008 Chris Thompson and

Peter Reynolds comedy starring Pam Ayres,
Geoffrey Whitehead and Trevor Bannister (5/6)

: Vanity Fair Stephen Fry narrates William

Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel of passion and ambition, published in 1847 and 1848, starring Emma Fielding - omnibus edition (1-5/20)

: Five Stories by James Ellis My Uncle Julius

French tale in which a family takes an eventful trip to the Isle of Man, adapted to an Irish setting by James Ellis, who reads the story

: Bristow 1999 comedy based on Frank

Dickens's cartoon-strip, with Michael Williams (4/6)

: The News Quiz 12 June edition of the

comedy quiz hosted by comic Sandi Toksvig

: Chain Reaction Last week's interviewee

(Stewart Lee) becomes the interviewer, today talking to comic-book writer Alan Moore (5/6)

: The Midwich Cuckoos

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.

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