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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: Old Dog and Partridge

1998 comedy (1/6)

: The Sit Crom

1990 Sue Limb comedy (1/6)

: The Barchester Chronicles

as 3pm

: The Reef

as 9pm

: The Teahouse Detective

as 9.15pm

: The Burkiss Way

1979 comedy sketches

: Colvil and Soames

as 8pm

: This Sceptred Isle

the 20th Century 1920
- Russia and Ireland Read by Anna Massey (17/90)


Read By: Anna Massey

: The Lost Continent Kerry Shale reads Bill

Bryson's exploration of small-town America (3/10)

: Biggles Flies North

1939 WE Johns airborne adventure story read by Michael Palin (3/8)


Read By: Michael Palin

: I'm Here I Think

, Where Are You? Actor
Timothy West 's letters to his wife Prunella Scales (3/5)


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales

: The Barchester Chronicles Dr Thorne

Dramatisation of the third of Anthony Trollope's s six novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series (3/3)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: After Henry 1989 comedy


: The Voice of God Simon Bovey sci-fi thriller

in which a series of earthquakes rocks Australia, starring Matthew Dyktynski and Clare Corbett (3/5)

: The Man Who Was Thursday

Chilling tale by GK Chesterton (13/13)

: Colvil and Soames Christopher Lee

mystery with Christopher Benjamin (5/6)

: Thrilling Stories of the Railway The Affair

of the Corridor Express 1912 Victor L Whitechurch mystery read by Benedict Cumberbatch


Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch

: This Is Pulp Fiction Black Peter Marinker

reads Paul Cain's thriller about gangland retribution

: The Reef

Edith Wharton 's 1912 romantic story of a widow and an ex-lover, with Sian Thomas , Ben Miles , Jodhi May , Julian Ovenden and others (3/10)


Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Ben Miles
Unknown: Jodhi May
Unknown: Julian Ovenden

: The Teahouse Detective The London

Mystery Baroness Orczy mystery

: Kenny Everett's Radio Days Excerpts

from the DJ's career in commercial radio (2/4)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 8.45pm

: 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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