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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Maugham's Eye View The Facts of Life

Neville Teller's dramatisation of Somerset
Maugham's 1939 story, narrated by Dirk Bogarde


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde

: Dr Flnlay - The Further Adventures of

a Black Bag A Terrible Charm as 7.30pm

: Comedy Greats

as 8pm

: Philip Marlowe

The Long Goodbye
Bill Morrison 's dramatisation of Raymond Chandler 's 1953 murder mystery, starring Ed Bishop as hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe


Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Philip Marlowe

: Crime Catch-up Another chance to hear

last wppk's aired crime dramas, featuring the concluding instalments of Dick Francis's 1984 murder mystery Proof, starring Nigel Havers (4-8/8)

: Ed Doolan Interviews


: Cold Blood Simon Bovey sci-fi thriller set in

the hostile Antarctic in 2015, with Tom Mannion, Tim McMullan, Stuart McLoughlin, Ndidi del Fatti and Helen Longworth as survivors fighting for living space that will accommodate only one of them (5/5)

: Fantastic Journeys Fifty Cents

James P Blaylock and Tim Powers tale in which time and chance play tricks on a man who stops to pick up a hitch-hiker, read by Nathan Osgood

: Maugham's Eye View: The Facts of Life

Neville Teller's dramatisation of Somerset Maugham's 1939 story, narrated by Dirk Bogarde

: Dr Finlay

The Further Adventures ofa Black Sag A Terrible Charm AJ Cronin 's comic
1966 story, starring John Gordon Sinclair


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Unknown: John Gordon Sinclair

: Comedy GreatsFirst of two programmes

in which Barry Cryer selects high points of 21st-century radio comedy, featuring full episodes of At Home with the Snails (2001); Mitch Benn's
Crimes against Music (2004); Parsons and Naylor's
Pull-Out Sections (2002); Radio Shurr/eworth (2000);
The News Quiz (2001); and Little Britain (2003)

: Ed Doolan Interviews Meetings with

famous comedians, continuing with entertainer and stage actor Gary Wilmot, who identifies his favourite music and comedy and reflects on his family and the ups and downs of his career (3/6)

: Fantastic

Journeys as 6.30pm

: Philip Marlowe

The Long Goodbye Murder mystery, as 1pm

: Gondal Martyn Ware's work based on

Emily Bronte's fantasy world about the inhabitants of a fictional Pacific island, starring Nathaniel Parker, Janet Maw, Diana Quick, John Rowe, Clive Francis, Linda Polan and Moir Leslie

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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