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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: Old Dog and Partridge

1999 comedy (6/6)

: Valley of the Dolls

as 9pm

: Beast

as 9.15pm

: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

Comedy sketches

: Inspector Resnick

Wasted Years as 8.30pm

: The Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century: 1949: the Republic of Ireland, the Farthing and Nato

Christopher Lee's history of Britain (42/90)


Unknown: Nato Christopher Lee

: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes: Goodbye My Love

Second of four Mollie Panter-Downes short stories of women who remained in Britain during the Second World War, read by Sylvestra Le Touzel


Unknown: Mollie Panter-Downes
Read By: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: Just William: William and the Real Laurence

Richmal Crompton's comic tale read by Martin Jarvis

: Born Free

Virginia McKenna reads Joy Adamson's 1960 book about lions in Africa (3/8)

: Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy 's 1874 tragic romantic drama (2/6)


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: No Commitments

1992 comedy (4/6)

: The Sit Crom

1990 comedy (6/6)

: The Heart of Hark'un

Fantasy adventure (3/6)

: Shambleau

CL Moore's sci-fi thriller (3/3)

: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

1980 comedy sketches

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Murder Must Advertise

Adaptation of Dorothy L Sayers's 1933 murder mystery, starring Ian Carmichael (5/6)


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers
Unknown: Ian Carmichael

: Inspector Resnick

Wasted Years
Phillip Jackson reads John Harvey 's 1993 detective thriller - the fifth in his jazz-influenced Charlie Resnick series set in Nottingham (8/10)


Unknown: Phillip Jackson
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Charlie Resnick

: Valley of the Dolls

Adaptation of Jacqueline Susann 's phenomenally popular 1966 tale (8/15)


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann

: Beast

Nick Warburton's sombre drama about a creature pulled from the sea.

: Old Dog and Partridge

1999 comedy (6/6)

: Miranda Hart's Joke Shop

2008 comedy

: Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off ...

2002 comedy with Marcus Brigstocke (1/6)

: The Masterson Inheritance

1993 improvised comedy with Paul Merton (1/6)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 3pm

: as 2pm

: as 2.15pm

: as 2.30pm

: as 2.45pm

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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