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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1957 comedy

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

as 10pm

: Alison and Maud

2004 comedy (2/6)

: Hunting tower

as 3pm

: Vanity Fair

as 9pm

: Killing Maestros

as 9.15pm

: The Burkiss Way

1979 comedy (1/7)

: Devil in a Blue Dress

as 8.30pm

: A Short History of Ireland Return to

Violence/Terror and Reprisal (112/120)

: Will in the World

Toby Stephens reads from
Stephen Greenblatt 's 2004 work recreating the significant incidents in William Shakespeare 's life (3/5)


Unknown: Toby Stephens
Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt
Unknown: William Shakespeare

: Sweet Dreams Martin Jarvis reads from

Michael Frayn's 1973 satirical novel (5/7)

: Jogging round Majorca Gordon West's

exploration of the island in the 1920s (8/8)

: Huntingtower: 1/3

Roy Hanlon stars in a dramatisation of John Buchan's 1922 novel about a retired adventure-seeking merchant who ends up in a deserted Scottish house.

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: After Henry 1988 comedy


: The Darker Side of the Border The Captain

of the Polestar Arthur Conan Doyle 1890 chiller

: Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Francis Durbridge crime thriller, from 1959 (2/8)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge

: Devil in a Blue Dress Thriller about a

detective who uncovers a political scandal during his search for a missing woman, set in 1948 (5-6/10)

: Vanity Fair Stephen Fry narrates William

Makepeace Thackeray's satire (8/20)

: Killing Maestros

Christopher William Hill drama about a conductor who believes he has been cursed by Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde; starring Bill Nighy, Henry Goodman, Lorelei King, Sylvestra Le Touzel and Andrew C Wadsworth

: Whose Line is It Anyway? 1988

improvised comedy chaired by Clive Anderson

: Kenny Everett's Radio Days A look at

work of the comic broadcaster who died in 1995 (1/4)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 3pm

: as 2pm

: as 2.15pm

: as 2.30pm

: as 2.45pm

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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