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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Professor

as 8pm

: Three Country Stories

as 915pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy

: The Palace of Laughter

as 5.30pm

: The Men from the Ministry

as 7pm

: Albert and Me

as 7.30pm

: Gondal Martyn Ware's work based on Emily

Brontë's fantasy world, with Nathaniel Parker

: Comedy Catch-up

A chance to hear last week's aired comedies including at 2.30 All the Way from
Memphis, at

: Dead Ringers

, and at

: Yes Minister

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy.
Today Russell Davies looks at comics who emerged after the Second World War, featuring Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Tony Hancock. (6/12)


Presenter: Russell Davies

: The Palace of Laughter Geoffrey Wheeler

showcases Britain's variety halls, continuing with Eastbourne's Royal Hippodrome, built by CJ Phipps in the 1880s and considered unusually luxurious (2/6)

: Fear on Four The Monkey's Paw

WW Jacobs tale with Oliver Maguire and Trudy Kelly


Unknown: Oliver Maguire
Unknown: Trudy Kelly

: Duel Nathan Osgood reads Richard

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

: AlbertandMe1977 comedy starring

Richard Beckinsale and Pat Coombs (3/9)

: The Professor Adaptation by Rachel Joyce

of the posthumously published 1840s Charlotte
Bronte' novel about a man's desire to love and be loved, with Paul Venables - omnibus edition o b/iu)

: Three Country Stories Loss of Pride

David Neal reads HE Bates's Uncle Silas tale

: Bristow

1999 comedy with Michael William and Rodney Bewes

: The Now Show Comedy sketches with

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Ben Goldacre Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Benn and Jon Holmes

: Chain Reaction Another series in which

this week's interviewee becomes nexr week's interviewer. Today Marcus Brigstocke grills comic broadcaster Clive Anderson (1/6)

: We Are Klang 2007 comedy with Greg

Davies, Steve Hall and Marek Larwood (3/4)

: Play and Record 2007 comedy sketches

with Jack Bernhardt and Adam Gutteridge (1/4)

: 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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