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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: Old Dog and Partridge

1999 comedy (2/6)

: The Sit Crom

as 5.30pm

: The Barchester Chronicles

as 3pm

: The Reef

as 9pm

: Altaban the Magnificent

as 9.15pm

: Opm The Burtdss Way

1979 comedy sketches

: Proof

as 8pm

: Down Payment on Death

as 8.30pm

: This Sceptred Isle

the 20th Century
1929: Red Buses and the Wall Street Crash Read by Anna Massey (22/90)


Read By: Anna Massey

: The Lost Continent Kerry Shale reads Bill

Bryson's exploration of small-town America (8/10)

: Biggles Flies North

1939 adventure by WE Johns, read by Michael Palin (8/8)

: A Monk and Two Peas Robin Marantz

Henig's biography of scientist Gregor Mendel (3/5)

: The Barchester Chronicles The Small

House at Allington Dramatisation of the fifth of Anthony Trollope's six 19th-century novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series (2/4)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: After Henry 1989 comedy


: The Sit Crom 1990 comedy by Sue Limb

, with Joss Ackland and Denise Coffey (2/6)

: Slipstream Second World War sci-fi by Simon

Bovev with Rory Kinnear and Tim McMullan (3/5)

: Pattern Recognition William Gibson sci-fi

thriller, read by Lorelei King (3/5)

: Proof Dramatisation of Dick Francis's 1984

murder mystery, starring Nigel Havers (1/8)

: Down Payment on Death

Thriller (3/5)

: The Reef Edith Wharton's 1912 romantic

story of a widow and an ex-lover, with Sian
Thomas, Ben Miles and Jodhi May (8/10)

: Altaban the Magnificent

Sebastian Baczkiewicz drama set in postwar Berlin, starring Charles Bernecut. Clive Swift and Stuart Milligan


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Unknown: Charles Bernecut.
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Stuart Milligan

: Old Dog and Partridge 1999 comedy by

Joe Turner, with Michael Williams (2/6)

: The Young Postmen 1992 comedy with

Ben Miller and John Thomson (3/6)

: Kenny Everett's Radio Days

Excerpts from the DJ's career in commercial radio (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

4A5 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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