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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988 comedy

: Alison and Maud

2004 comedy (4/6)

: Hash for Freedom!

as 3pm

: Vanity Fair

as 9pm

: The BurMss Way

1979 comedy sketches

: So Much Blood

as 8pm

: Three Act Tragedy

as 8.30pm

: This Sceptred Isle

the 20th Century
1902 - South Africa, Balfour and Education (2/90)

: Stuck in the Middle Series about the joys

and trials of middle age (3/5)

: Sick Heart River Paul Young reads from

John Buchan's posthumously published 1941 novel about a terminally ill man (8/10)

: Travels with a Donkey Robert Louis

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

: Flash for Freedom! Adaptation of George

MacDonald Fraser's 1971 Flashman novel (2/2)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: After Henry 1988 comedy


: The Phantom of the Opera Anna Massey

Peter Guinness, Helen Goldwyn and James D'Arcy star in Gaston Leroux's tragic romantic horror, first published in serialised form in 1909 and 1910 (2/4)

: The Willows Algernon Blackwood's

chilling tale set on a mysterious island (3/4)

: So Much Blood Simon Brett murder

mystery starring Francis Matthews (4/6)

: Three Act Tragedy 1934 Agatha Christie

mystery (aka Murder in Three Acts), adapted by Michael Bakewell, starring John Moffat as Hercule Poirot, with George Cole and Michael Cochrane (3/5)

: Vanity Fair Stephen Fry narrates William

Makepeace Thackeray's dramatic satire (18/20)

: McLevy - The Devil's Disguise

David Ashton's 2006 detective drama involving Halloween troubles, with Brian Cox as the sleuth

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988 improvised comedy hosted by Clive Anderson

: Kenny Everett's Radio Days A look at

the work of the DJ who died in 1995 (3/4)

: 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.

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