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: The House of Milton Jones

Comedy (5/6)

: The Three Hostages

as 3pm

: Vanity Fair

as 9pm

: Bolt

as 8.30pm

: A Short History of Ireland

Civil War/Green against Green (116/120)

: Tete-a-Tete Eleanor Bron reads from

Hazel Rowley's 2005 biography (2/5)

: Sick Heart River Paul Young reads from

John Buchan's 1941 novel (2/10)

: Travels with a Donkey

Hollywood actor Alan Cumming reads from Robert Louis Stevenson 's 1879 tale (2/8)


Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: The Three Hostages

Dramatisation of John Buchan's 1924 spy thriller (2/2)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Huddwinks 1988 comedy


: Voyage Stephen Baxter sci-fi thriller with a

historical twist on the US space programme (2/5)

: Brave New World Anton Lesser reads

Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of a technology-dominated future world, written in 1931 (3-4/10)

: Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Francis Durbridge crime thriller from 1959 (6/8)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge

: Bolt

Dick Francis 's 1986 horse-racing thriller dramatised by John Ashe (2/5)


Unknown: Dick Francis
Dramatised By: John Ashe

: Vanity Fair Stephen Fry narrates William

Makepeace Thackeray's social satire (12/20)

: McLevy - A Voice from the Grave

David Ashton 's 2003 detective drama about the murder of a butcher's wife, starring Brian Cox


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Brian Cox

: The House of Milton Jones

2003 comedy with Olivia Coleman , Nigel Lindsay , Rosemary Leach and Tom Goodman-Hill (5/6)


Unknown: Olivia Coleman
Unknown: Nigel Lindsay
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill

: The Big Fun Show

1988 comedy sketches with Paul Merton


Unknown: Paul Merton

: Getting Nowhere Fast

2001 comedy with Mervyn Stutter and John Challis (1/4)


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: John Challis

: 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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