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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Take It from the Chorus

as 7pm

: Daphne du Maurier - Frenchman's

Creek as 7.30pm

: Open Mike

as 8pm

: Black Bartlemy's Treasure

Jeffrey Farnol 's pirate revenge adventure, starring Steven Pacey , Sean Barrett. Sean Arnold , Julia Swift , Ronald Herdman and Fraser Carr


Unknown: Jeffrey Farnol
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Julia Swift
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Fraser Carr

: Crime Catch-up

Another chance to hear last week's aired crime dramas, featuring Dorothy L Sayers's 1928 murder mystery The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey (2-6/6)

: Undone 2006 sci-fi drama written and

performed by Ben Moor, starring Sarah Solemani and Dan Antopoisk (1/5)

: The Fall of the House of Usher

Sean Barrett reads Edgar Allan Poe 's gothic horror story, first published in 1839 (2/2)


Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe

: Take It from the Chorus Caroline Quentin

explores the chorus line through the decades, beginning with a look at the early days of revue, which saw girls used largely as a device for titillation (1/3)

: Daphne du Maurier - Frenchman's

Creek Michelene Wandor 's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier 's 1942 romantic adventure set in 17th-century Cornwall, starring Lorna Heilbron ,
Michael Cochrane , Christopher Godwin , Elizabeth Mansfield and Susan Sheridan (1/6)


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Unknown: Lorna Heilbron
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Susan Sheridan

: Open Mike

BBC radio comedy producer Mike Craig selects six programmes from his own section of the sound archive, featuring full episodes of Castle's on the Air (1975); Jimmy's Cricket Team (1990); Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop (1982); It's a Funny Business, Ask Eric Morecambe (1976); Such Is Life with Al Read - Part One (1987); Such Is Life with Al Read - Part Four (1987); and Ken Dodd's Easter Special (1991)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

A 2008 episode of the US radio show - which is titled A Prairie Home Companion in the States - featuring satire, music and news from Lake
Wobegon, recorded at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St Paul, Minnesota, with performances by Nashville's Old Crow Medicine Show

: Undone as 6pm

: The Fall of

the House of Usher as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: The Body in the Library 1942 Agatha

Christie murder mystery, starring June Whitfield as Miss Jane Marple, with Richard Todd, Pauline Jameson and Graham Crowden

: as 11pm

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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