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: Dad Made Me Laugh

as 7pm

: Chambers

1998 legal comedy (2/5)

: Life

, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue
1996 comedy with Robert Duncan (4/6)


Unknown: Robert Duncan

: Valley of the Dolls

as 9pm

: Mustard Seed

Nick Warburton drama in which a traveller passing through a remote village is surprised to find himself the centre of attention when a woman asks him to cure her dying son.

: Dad Made Me Laugh

as 7pm

: The Personality Test

as 7.30pm

: Lord Peter Wimsey

as 8pm

: This Sceptred Isle

the 20th Century
1950:War in Korea and the European Debate (43/90)

: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes: Good Evening Mrs Craven

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


Writer: Mollie Panter-Downes
Reader: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: Just William: The Oulaws and the Hidden Treasure

Richmal Crompton's comic tale

: Born Free

Joy Adamson's bestseller (4/8)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Brothers

2004 comedy (3/4)

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

1996 comedy with Robert Duncan (4/6)

: The Heart of Hark'un

Peter and Jamie Thompson's fantasy adventure about a sorcerer (4/6)

: Schalken the Painter

1839 ghost story by J Sheridan Le Fanu, read by Ian McDiarmid (1/2)

: Dad Made Me Laugh

Annabel Meredith talks about life with her father Chic Murray (5/7)

: The Personality Test

Comedy panel show

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Murder Must Advertise

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


Writer: Dorothy L Sayers
[Actor]: Ian Carmichael

: Inspector Resnick

Wasted Years
Phillip Jackson reads John Harvey 's 1993 thriller (9/10)


Unknown: Phillip Jackson
Unknown: John Harvey

: Valley of the Dolls

Racy melodrama (9/15)

: Mustard Seed

Nick Warburton's drama

: Chambers

1998 legal comedy

: Quando, Quando, Quando

1999 comedy (3/6)

: Jelly Mountain

Comic songs and poetry

: Rigor Mortis

2003 comedy (4/6)

: 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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