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: Dad's Army

1974 wartime comedy

: Dead Ringers

2002 comedy impressions

: Stiff Upper Lip

, Jeeves as 5pm

: Legal

, Decent, Honest and Truthful (6/6)

: A Suitable Boy

as 3pm

: The Color Purple

as 9pm

: Daunt and Dervish

as 9.15pm

: Dad's Army

1974 wartime comedy

: The Blackburn Files

as 8pm

: Above Suspicion

as 8.30pm

: This Sceptred Isle

the 20th Century
1977i Jubilee and Charter 77 Events of 1977 (70/90)

: Clive James

Falling towards England
The cultural observer reads from his memoirs (6/6)

: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini's novel, read by Seeta Indrani (6/10)

: And June Whitfield

Reminiscences (1/5)

: A Suitable Boy Ayesha Dharker stars in

John Dryden's adaptation of Vikram Seth's lengthy
1994 novel about a mother's attempts to find her daughter a husband, set in 1950s India (1/5)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Stiff Upper Lip

, Jeeves Comic tale (1/6)

: Legal

, Decent, Honest and Truthful (6/6)

: The Twilight Zone The Hitch-Hiker

Radio adaptation of the 1960 TV episode adapted by Rod Serling from Lucille Fletcher's play

: Classic Tales of Horror Dr Heidegger's

Experiment. Nicky Henson reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, published in 1837

: The Blackburn Files A Case of Hard Times

Comedy drama starring Fine Time Fontayne

: Above Suspicion Emma Currie reads Helen

Maclnnes's 1941 thriller in which a naive young British couple are swept into the world of espionage (1/5)

: The Color Purple Dramatisation of Alice

Walker's Pultizer prize-winning 1982 novel about a black girl's struggles in the 1930s Deep South (1/10)

: Daunt and Dervish In Questionable Shape

Crime drama, with Anna Massey and Frances Barber running a detective agency in postwar London

: The In Crowd 2002 comedy


: as 6pm

: as 6.40pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 3pm

: as 2pm

: as 2.15pm

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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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.

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