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: Big Toe Books

Stories and songs

: Scots Gothic

as 7pm

: Dr Finlay - Adventures of a Black Bag

AJ Cronin 's comic 1966 story, as 7.30pm


Unknown: Aj Cronin

: Comedy Greats

as 8pm

: Treasure Island

Peter Jeffrey and Hugh Paddick star in an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson 's adventure tale, first released in 1881/82 in serialised form


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Crime Catch-up

Another chance to hear last week's Francis Durbridge mysteries starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury , including the final episode of Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair, from 1956 (8/8), followed by four episodes of the 1959 series Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (1-4/8)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Peter Coke
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Paul Temple

: The Radio Ballads

the Song of a Road as 11pm

: The Man in Black The White Hare

Mark Gatiss and Tom Goodman-Hill star in a chilling tale about a couple whose move to the country does not bring the peace and quiet they expected

: A Short Journey into Space Force

,with Charles Chilton Series showcasing the BBC sci-fi writer and producer, who today talks to Jim Lee about his1950s sci-fi trilogy and about not liking to read sci-fi (7/8)


Unknown: Jim Lee

: The Silent Vulcan

James Follett's 2002 sci-fi thriller - the third book in his trilogy (7/8)

: Scots Gothic A Portrait of Edgar Allan

Poe in Ayrshire Billy Kay discovers whether the macabre imagination of American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was sparked during a childhood visit to Scotland

: Dr Finlay - Adventures of a Black Bag

AJ Cronin's comic 1966 story, with John Gordon Sinclair as the Scottish village medic (2/6)

: Comedy Greats

The second of two programmes in which Barry Cryer selects high points of 1960s radio comedy, featuring full episodes of Whack-O!, The Men from the Ministry, The Ken Dodd Show, Steptoe and Son, The Embassy Lark and Round the Horne


Presenter: Barry Cryer

: The Radio Ballads

the Song of a Road
1959 instalment of the seminal, socially concerned radio documentary series, featuring the story of the building of the M1 as described by the men who constructed it, with music by Ewan MacColl


Music By: Ewan MacColl

: A Short Journey into Space Force

, withCharles Chilton as 6.30pm

: The Silent Vulcan

as 6.40pm

: Treasure Island

as 1pm

: Journey into Space

Charles Chilton sci-fi adventure starring John Pullen


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: John Pullen

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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