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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: A Bit on the Side

as 9.15pm

: King Cutleras


: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy

: That Reminds Me

as 5.30pm

: TheFrankie Howerd Show

as 7.30pm

: PD James's The Skull beneath the Skin

Crime thriller with Greta Scacchi (212)


Unknown: Greta Scacchi

: Comedy Catch-up A pick of last week's

comedies, including at 2.30 The Penny Dreadfuls
Present More Brothers Faversham, at

: The

Maltby Collection, at

: Dad Made Me Laugh


: Rigor Mortis

, and at

: Radio Fun: the Story of Radio Comedy

Russell Davies concludes his history by looking at 1980s shows Radio Active and After Henry (12/12)


Unknown: Russell Davies

: That Reminds Me

Satirist and writer John Fortune discusses his career, in which he has worked with Peter Cook and John Bird among others (2/6)


Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: John Bird

: Planet B

Science-fiction drama (3/10)

: The Ghost Galaxies

Stephen Hogan reads Piers Anthony's 2005 sci-fi adventure exploring what happens when a galaxy dies (1/2)

: The Men from the Ministry

1974 comedy

: The Frankie Howerd Show

1973 comedy with guests June Whitfield and Ray Fell

: Uncle Mort's South Country

1990 comedy drama by Peter Tinniswood, with Stephen Thorne and Sam Kelly - omnibus edition (1-5/5)

: A Bit on the Side

A chance encounter with a stranger brings about the end of an office affair. Title story from William Trevor's 2004 collection of 12 short tales, read by Niamh Cusack

: King Cutler

1990 poems, stories and songs, with Ivor Cutler and Phyllis King (3/6)

: The News Quiz

25 September edition of the BBC Radio 4 topical quiz hosted by Sandi Toksvig, with guests including Andy Hamilton, Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy

: The Maltby Collection

2007 sitcom by David Nobbs (Reginald Pernri), with Julian Rhind-Tutt as an art museum deputy curator whose job is not quite what he'd expected (2/6)

: The Penny Dreadfuls Present

Brothers Faversham Action-packed comedy presented by the Penny Dreadfuls, with Humphrey Ker , David Reed , Thorn Tuck and Ingrid Oliver (2/4)


Unknown: Humphrey Ker
Unknown: David Reed
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver

: Play and Record

Comedy sketches with Zoe Gardner, Tom Bell and Ed Weeks (4/4)

: Planet B

as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: 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.

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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