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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Reef

as 8pm

: Three Country Stories

as 9.15pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy
With Russell Davies ; as 5pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Palace of Laughter

as 5.30pm

: My House in Umbria

Prunella Scales stars in a dramatisation of William Trevor 1991 novella


Unknown: William Trevor

: Comedy Catch-up A chance to hear a pick

of last week's aired comedies, including at
2.30 The in Crowd, at

: The Shuttleworths


: Does

the Team Think?, at

: The Personality Test

, and at

: Radio Fun

the story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies continues with morale-boosting comics during the Second World War (5/12)

: The Palace of Laughter Second series in

which Geoffrey Wheeler showcases Britain's variety halls, starting with the Sunderland Empire (1907) (1/6)

: Rules of Asylum James Follett's 1973

thriller starring Cyril Shaps (3/3)

: Duel Nathan Osgood reads Richard

Matheson's taut thriller about an innocent motorist's scary showdown with a mysterious tanker, adapted for US TV by Steven Spielberg in 1971 (1/2)

: The Men from the Ministry

1965 comedy with Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler

: Albert and Me 1977 comedy starring

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs (2/9)

: 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 - omnibus edition (6-10/10)

: Three Country Stories Great Uncle Crow

David Neal reads his adaptation of HE Bates's tale

: Bristow

1999 comedy with Michael Williams, Dora Bryan and Jon Glover (3/4)

: The Now Show Comedy sketches with Steve

Punt, Hugh Dennis, Marcus Brigstocke and others

: Hut 33 2007 James Cary comedy

set in 1940s Bletchley Park (6/6)

: We Are Klang 2007 comedy with Greg

Davies, Steve Hall and Marek Larwood (2/4)

: Gus Murdoch's Sacred Cows

Comedy written and performed by Stephen Carlin (4/4)


Unknown: Stephen Carlin

: A Series of Psychotic Episodes

2007 comedy sketches with Miriam Elia (4/4)

: as 6.30pm

: 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.

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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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