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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Vanity Fair

as 8pm

: Five Stories by James Ellis

as 9.15pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: That Reminds Me

as 5pm

: The Palace of Laughter

as 5.30pm

: Potting On

as 7pm

: Flying the Flag

1987 comedy (3/6)

: Journey into Space

Charles Chilton sci-fi adventure starring John Pullen


Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: John Pullen

: Comedy Catch-up

A chance to hear a pick of last week's aired comedies, including at 2.30
Whose Line Is It Anyway?, at 100 Country Matters, at

: The Harpoon

: Yes Minister

: That Reminds Me

Film, TV and stage star Dora Bryan (A Taste of Honey, Last of the Summer Wine, Absolutely Fabulous) reflects on her long and varied career (6/6)

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler visits the nation's variety halls, starting with London's Windmill Theatre, where audiences used to pay more attention to the naked dancing girls than the comics' gags. With input by Barry Cryer and Arthur English (1/6)


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Barry Cryer

: Space Hacks

2008 Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons 's comedy starring Dan Mersh (1/4)


Unknown: Stuart Sumner
Unknown: Ian Simons
Unknown: Dan Mersh

: The Last Days of Shandakor

Nathan Osgood reads Leigh Brackett 's sci-fi adventure about the proud inhabitants of a dying city who are determined to go out in style (1/2)


Unknown: Nathan Osgood
Unknown: Leigh Brackett

: Potting On

2008 Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds comedy starring Pam Ayres (6/6)


Unknown: Chris Thompson
Unknown: Peter Reynolds
Unknown: Pam Ayres

: Flying the Flag

1987 comedy (3/6)

: 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 (6-10/20)

: Five Stories by James Ellis: The Miller's Tale

French tale in which a priest goes to great lengths to lure his wandering flock back into the fold, 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 (5/6)


Unknown: Frank Dickens
Unknown: Michael Williams

: The News Quiz

19 June edition of the comedy quiz hosted by comic Sandi Toksvig


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Chain Reaction

Last week's interviewee
(Alan Moore ) becomes the interviewer, today talking to music visionary and experimentalist Brian Eno (6/6)


Unknown: Alan Moore
Unknown: Brian Eno

: Newsjack

Topical sketch show

: Pleased to Meet You

2006 comedy (2/4)

: Space Hacks

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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