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7 Songs, rhymes and stories for young children

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Crowded Street

as 8pm

: Three Country Stories

as 9.15pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies continues a nostalgic chronological series with a look at comedians active during tne Second World War, including Arthur Askey , Stanley Holloway and Robb Wilton (3/12)


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Robb Wilton

: The Palace of Laughter

as 5.30pm

: The Wodehouse Letters

as 7pm

: The Bigger They Are

Wally K Daly comedy drama starring Lockwood West and Peter Jones


Unknown: Wally K Daly
Unknown: Peter Jones

: Comedy Catch-up A chance to hear a pick

of last week's aired comedies, including at 2.30 Another Case of Milton Jones, at

: Whose

Line Is It Anyway?, at

: The Harpoon


: One Foot in the Grave

, and at

: Dad's Army

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy
A look at Second World War-era comedians (3/12)

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler on Britain's variety halls, continuing with Leicester Square's Alhambra Theatre (1854-1936) (5/6)

: Rules of Asylum James Follett's 1973

thriller starring Cyril Shaps (1/3)

: Ghost Stories The Legend of Sleepy

Hollow Martin Jarvis reads Washington Irving's 1820 supernatural horror short story (3/3)

: The Wodehouse Letters

Simon Cadell reads a selection of PG Wodehouse's correspondence, concluding with letters between the writer and his friend and music collaborator Guy Bolton (3/3)


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Guy Bolton

: The Crowded Street Diana Griffiths's

dramatisation of Winifred Holtby's novel about a journey to womanhood, set in 1900s Yorkshire, starring Claire Goose - omnibus edition (6-10/10)

: Three Country Stories The Maker of Coffins

David Neal reads his adaptation of HE Bates's tale

: Bristow

1999 comedy with Michael Williams, Dora Bryan and Jon Glover (1/4)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Jon Glover

: Hut

33 2007 James Cary comedy set in 1940s Bletchley Park (4/6)


Unknown: James Cary

: Newsjack Comedy sketches


: Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows

2008 comedy, written and performed by Stephen Carlin (2/4)


Unknown: Stephen Carlin

: A Series of Psychotic Episodes

2008 comedy sketches with Miriam Elia


Unknown: Miriam Elia

: as


: as 1pm

: 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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