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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

: Book Club

as 5pm

: The Palace of Laughter

as 5.30pm

: The Wodehouse Letters


: Flying the Flag

1987 comedy (4/6)

: The Pale Horse

1961 Agatha Christie murder mystery involving black magic, with Terence Alexander and Jeremy Clyde

: Comedy Catch-up

A chance to hear a pick of last week's aired comedies, including at 2.30 Hancock's Half-Hour, at

: The Big Fun

Show, at

: / Think I've Got a Problem

, and at

: Book Club Author George MacDonald

Fraser (1925-2008) talks to James Naughtie about the womanising anti-hero of his Flashman novels

: The Palace of Laughter Geoffrey Wheeler

visits the nation's variety halls, continuing with Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre, built in 1895 (2/6)

: Space Hacks

2008 Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons 's comedy starring Dan Mersh (2/4)


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 (2/2)


Unknown: Nathan Osgood
Unknown: Leigh Brackett

: The Wodehouse Letters

Simon Cadell reads a selection of PG Wodehouse's correspondence with his stepdaughter Leonora (1/3)


Unknown: Simon Cadell

: 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 (11-15/20)

: Five Stories by James Ellis The Umbrella

French tale in which a wife comes up with a thrifty alternative when her husband's new brolly is ruined, adapted to an Irish setting by James Ellis, who reads the fifth and final story

: Bristow 1999 comedy based on Frank

Dickens's cartoon-strip, with Michael Williams (6/6)

: Hut 33 2007 sitcom set in Bletchley Park

in 1941, focusing on three code-breakers forced to share an unpleasant hut as they try to crack
German Nazi ciphers, with Robert Bathurst (1/6)

: as 6.30pm

: 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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