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: Hancock's Half-Hour

1958 comedy

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy (1/6)

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

as 5.30pm

: A Pair of Blue Eyes

as 3pm

: Valley of the Dolls

as 9pm

: The Devil's Music

as 9.15pm

: The Burkiss Way

Comedy sketches

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club as 8pm

: Robert Harris's Fatherland

as 8.30pm

: This Sceptred Isle

the 20th Century
1954: the Four-Minute Mile, the H-Bomb and Eden's Frustration (47/90)

: Even as We Speak Clive James reads from

his essays, today recalling the first televised House of Lords broadcast in 1985 (3/5)

: A Pair of Blue Eyes

Janet Maw and Michael Maloney star in a dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's 1873 Cornwall-set novel about a love triangle involving a woman and two men from opposing backgrounds (1/3)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere Sue Limb's

1985 comedy starring Geoffrey Whitehead (1/4)

: The Laxian Key

Sci-fi drama (2/4)

: Ancient Sorceries Algernon Blackwood

fantasy, read by Philip Madoc (3/4)

: The Burkiss Way

1980 comedy sketches

: Lord Peter Wimsey: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Adaptation of Dorothy L Sayers's 1928 murder mystery (4/6)

: Robert Harris's Fatherland

John Dryden 's dramatisation of the 1992 thriller (3/5)


Unknown: John Dryden

: Valley of the Dolls Adaptation of Jacqueline

Susann's phenomenally popular 1966 tale (13/15)

: The Devil's Music Beacons The last of

three Alan Plater plays inspired by women's jazz, starring Rakie Ayola and Margaret John

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy (1/6)

: Miranda Hart's Joke Shop

2008 comedy

: Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off....

2002 comedy with Marcus Brigstocke (2/6)

: 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.

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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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