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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Professor

as 8pm

: The Amorous Ghost

as 9.15pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy

: The Palace of Laughter

as 530pm

: The Men from the Ministry

as 7pm

: Albert and Me

as 7.30pm

: James Bond

You Only Live Twice
Michael Jayston stars in Michael Bakewell 's adaptation of Ian Fleming 's 1964 spy thriller


Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Ian Fleming

: Comedy Catch-up A pick of last week's

comedies, including at 2.30 Revolting People, at

: Tony's


: The Brothers

, and at

: The Navy Lark

: Radio Fun

the story of Radio Comedy
Today Russell Davies looks at comedy of the early
1950s, with audience-led shows on the wane and The Goon Show proving hugely popular (7/12)


Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler 's tours of old variety theatres and music halls continues with Dublin's Gaiety Theatre (3/6)


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Fear on Four Every Detail but One

Bert Coules tale in which a strange voice urges a woman to embark on a journey into terror and beyond


Unknown: Bert Coules

: Hothouse Gareth Thomas reads Brian

Aldiss's 1962 sci-fi fantasy set on a non-rotating Earth in the distant future when the sun has expanded and man is on the brink of extinction (1/5)

: 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 (6-10/10)

: The Amorous Ghost Paul Daneman reads

a 1926 supernatural story by Enid Bagnold who also wrote National Velvet and The Chalk Garden

: Bristow

1999 comedy with Michael Williams and Rodney Bewes


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Rodney Bewes

: The Now Show

Comedy, with Steve Punt.
Hugh Dennis , Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn


Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn

: Chain Reaction Last week's interviewee

Clive Anderson becomes this week's interviewer, talking to writer/producer John Lloyd (To the Manor Born, Not the Nice O'Clock News, Spitting Image), about working with Douglas Adams and the key to creating great comedy (2/6)

: We Are Klang 2007 comedy


: Play and Record 2007 comedy sketches

with Rachel Lerman and Tom Hardy (2/4)

: 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.

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.

BBC Guidance

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