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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1957 comedy

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

as 10pm

: Alison and Maud

2004 comedy (3/6)

: The Master of Ballantrae

as 3pm

: Vanity Fair

as 9pm

: McLevy - The Dark Shadow

as 9.15pm

: Hancock's Half-Hour

1957 comedy

: A Short History of Ireland Divided

Ulster/Not an Inch By Jonathan Bardon (117/120)


Unknown: Jonathan Bardon

: Tete-a-Tete

Hazel Rowley 's 2005 biography of existential writers Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) and Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) (3/5)


Unknown: Hazel Rowley

: Sick Heart River Paul Young reads from

John Buchan's posthumously published 1941 novel about a terminally ill man (3/10)

: Travels with a Donkey Robert Louis

Stevenson's 1879 tale of exploration (3/8)

: The Master of Ballantrae Robert Louis

Stevenson's 1889 novel (1/2)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: After Henry 1988 comedy


: Voyage

Stephen Baxter 's 1996 sci-fi thriller involving a manned mission to Mars (3/5)


Unknown: Stephen Baxter

: Brave New World Aldous Huxley's

nightmare vision of a technology-dominated future world, published in 1932 (17 years before George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four) (5-6/10)

: Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

Francis Durbridge crime thriller with Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury , from 1959 (7/8)


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

: Vanity Fair Stephen Fry narrates William

Makepeace Thackeray's satire (13/20)

: McLevy - The Dark Shadow

Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond star in a Victorian-set detective drama from 2003


Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988 improvised comedy chaired by Clive Anderson


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Old Harry's Game

2005 comedy, with Andy Hamilton and Jimmy Mulville (2/4)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville

: Kenny Everett's Radio Days

A look at the radio work of the outrageous DJ who died in 1995 (2/4)

: 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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