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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Take It from the Chorus

as 7pm

: Ulrika's Comedy Gold

as 8pm

: The Folly

Martyn Read comedy drama set in 1770, with Freddie Jones and Elizabeth Spriggs


Unknown: Martyn Read
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs

: Crime Catch-up

A chance to hear Agatha Christie's The Murder at the Vicarage broadcast last week, featuring June Whitfield as clever elderly village sleuth Jane Marple (1-5/5)

: Chain Gang

as 11.55pm

: Undone

Sci-fi drama written and performed by Ben Moor , starring Sarah Solemani (3/5)


Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Sarah Solemani

: Brian Aldiss Presents Prott

Catherine Cusack reads Margaret St Clair 's horror story, selected by sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss


Unknown: Catherine Cusack
Unknown: Margaret St Clair
Unknown: Brian Aldiss

: The Last of Their Species Tell the Scariest Stories

Thomas Crowe's chilling tale about a young man who enters a Himalayan cave, where he meets three animals whose fireside stories are more than he had bargained for.

: Take It from the Chorus

Caroline Quentin concludes a history of the chorus line with a look at how television and cinema gave individuals the opportunity to come to the fore, exemplified in groups such as The Television Toppers (3/3)

: 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 (3/6)


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Lorna Heilbron

: Ulrlka's Comedy Gold

Ulrika Jonsson presents the first of two programmes showcasing episodes of BBC comedy shows that won Sony Radio Academy Awards, featuring I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2001); People like Us (1995); Goodness Gracious Me (1996); In One Ear (1985); Knowing Me Knowing You (1992); and A Perforated Ulster (1991) (1/2)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

US radio show broadcast in September 2007 in the States - where it is titled A Prairie Home Companion - featuring satire, music and news from Lake Wobegon, recorded at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St Paul, Minnesota, with guest Nick Lowe

: Chain Gang

Interactive drama written by Doctor Who scriptwriter Robert Shearman from storylines e-mailed in by BBC Radio 7 listeners, who can join the Chain Gang via [web address removed] (1/13)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 6.45pm

: as 1pm

: PD James's The Skull Beneath the Skin

1982 thriller (1/2)

: 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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