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: Big Toe Books

Stories and songs

: Those Baneful Articles

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

: The Courts of the Morning

John Buchan 1929 thriller set in a sleepy South American republic that hides a terrible secret, starring Ian McDiarmid and Fiona Francis

: Crime Catch-up

Another chance to hear the final episodes of Francis Durbridge 1959 mystery Paul Temple and the Conrad Case starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury (5-8/8). followed by part one of Simon Brett's murder mystery So Much Blood starring Francis Matthews (1/6)

: The Radio Ballads

as 11pm

: The Man In Black: Hide and Seek

Chilling tale with Mark Gatiss and Abigail Hollick

: A Short Journey into Space Force, with Charles Chilton

Series showcasing the BBC sci-fi writer and producer, who today talks about writing his 1950s sci-fi show in a blackout and with a child on his knee (8/8)

: The Silent Vulcan

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

: Those Baneful Articles

Billy Kay takes a wry look at the arrival of tea and whisky in 18th-century lowland Scotland

: Dr Finlay - Adventures of a Black Bag

AJ Cronin's comic 1966 story, with John Gordon Sinclair as the Scottish village medic (3/6)

: Comedy Greats

First of two programmes in which Barry Cryer selects high points of 1970s radio comedy, featuring full episodes of The News Huddlines (1979); All Gas and Gaiters (1971); The Frankie Howerd Show (1975); Parsley Sidings (1973); Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1975) and Hello Cheeky (1979)

: The Radio Ballads

1960 instalment of the seminal, socially concerned radio documentary series, charting the lives of herring fisherman from East Anglia and north - east Scotland, compiled by Charles Parker, with music by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

: The Man in Black: Hide and Seek

Chilling tale with Mark Gatiss and Abigail Hollick


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Abigail Hollick

: as 6.30pm

: The Silent Vulcan

James Follett 's 2002 sci-fi thriller - the third book in his trilogy (8/8 1.00 as 1pm


Unknown: James Follett

: The Pale Horse

1961 Agatha Christie murder mystery involving black magic, with Terence Alexander , Jeremy Clyde , Jonathan Adams and Stephanie Cole


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Unknown: Stephanie Cole

: as 11pm

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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