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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Valley of the Dolls

as 8pm

: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

as 9.15pm

: Bristow

as 9.30pm

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies continues with the 1950s (8/12)

: The Palace of Laughter

as 5.30pm

: The Men from the Ministry

as 7pm

: Albert end Me

as 7.30pm

: Dashiell Hammett's The Meltese Falcon

Adaptation of the 1930 detective thriller, starring
Tom Wilkinson , Jane Lapotaire and Peter Vaughan


Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Peter Vaughan

: Comedy Catch-up A chance to hear a pick

of last week's aired comedies, including at 3.00
The Jason Byrne Show, at

: Revolting People


: What Ho! Jeeves

Joy in the Morning, and at

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies continues with the 1950s (8/12)

: The Palace of Laughter Geoffrey Wheeler's

tours of old variety theatres and music halls continues with Bradford's Alhambra Theatre, built in 1914 (4/6)

: Fear on Four The Face EF Benson chiller

dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Introduced by Edward de Souza and starring Rosalind Ayres

: 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 (2/5)

: Albert and Me 1977 comedy with Richard

Beckinsale and Pat Coombs (5/9)

: Valley of the Dolls Adaptation of

Jacqueline Susann's 1966 novel about the melodramatic rise and fall of three fame-seeking pill-popping actresses - omnibus edition (1-5/15)

: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

Cruise Abigail Docherty reads a tale about a young letter-writing woman, who while sailing around the Mediterranean describes the exotic onshore sights and romantic onboard intrigues

: Bristow

2000 comedy with Michael Williams


Unknown: Michael Williams

: I Guess That's Why They Call It the News

Comedy panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay


Unknown: Fred MacAulay

: Chain Reaction Last week's interviewee

, writer/producer John Lloyd, becomes this week's interviewer, talking to comic Phill Jupitus (3/6)

: The Penny Dreadfuls Present

theBrothers Faversham 2008 spoof Victorian melodrama starring Thorn Tuck (1/4)

: as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: as 3pm

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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