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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

as 9.1Spm

: King Cutler

1990 poems and songs (2/6)

: When Doddy Met Ricky

as 5pm

: The Men from the Ministry

as 7pm

: The Frankie Howerd Show

as 7.30pm

: PD James's The Skull beneath the Skin

Greta Scacchi and John Moffatt star in an adaptation of the 1982 thriller set in a reconstructed Victorian castle, in which an actress fears her life is in danger and employs a private detective (1/2)


Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: John Moffatt

: Comedy Catch-up

A pick of last week's comedies, including at 2.30 Whispers

: Dead Ringers

: The Navy Lark

: When Doddy Met Ricky

Ricky Tomlinson interviews the inimitable Ken Dodd about his comedy career, recorded in front of an audience at the Liverpool Academy of Arts (2/10)

: Planet B

Matthew Broughton sci-fi (2/10)

: The Sea Raiders

Robert Bathurst reads HG Wells's 1896 science-fiction thriller in which monsters of the deep terrorise the Devon coast.

: The Men from the Ministry

1973 comedy with Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch

: The Frankie Howerd Show

1973 comedy with guests June Whitfield and Ray Fell

: Uncle Mort's North Country

1990 Peter Tinniswood comedy adventure with Peter Skellern, Stephen Thorne, Jim Broadbent, and Christian Rodska - omnibus edition (1-5/5)

: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

The Manager of the Kremlin Crawford Logan reads a tale about a refugee from the Russian Revolution who finds himself running a nightclub in Montmartre

: King Cutler

1990 poems and songs (2/6)

: I Guess That's Why They Call It the News

Comedy panel game hosted by Fred MacAulay, with Will Smith, Paul Sinha and Sarah Millican

: The Maltby Collection

2007 sitcom by David Nobbs (Reginald Perrin), with Julian Rhind-Tutt as an art museum deputy curator whose job is not quite what he'd expected (1/6)

: The Penny Dreadfuls Present More Brothers Faversham

Action-packed comedys, presented by the Penny Dreadfuls (1/4)

: Play and Record

Showcase of new comedy characters, sketches and songs

: Planet B

as 6pm

: The Sea Raiders

as 6.30pm

: as 2.30pm

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.

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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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