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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Color Purple

as 8pm

: King Cutler

1990 poems and songs

: How Tickled Am I?

as 5pm

: That Reminds Me

as 5.30pm

: The Men from the Ministry

as 7pm

: Meet The Huggetts

1957 comedy

: The Beaux' Stratagem

Adaptation of the 1707 Restoration comedy by George Farquhar


Comedy By: George Farquhar

: Comedy Catch-up

A pick of the ast week s aired comedies, including at 3.00 The Long Hot
Satsuma, at 3.30 The Masterson Inheritance, at
4.00 Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead, and at 4.30 Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

: How Tickled Am I? Mark Radcliffe's

comedy profiles continue with variety, panto ana film star Jimmy Clitheroe (1921-1973) (2/6)

: That Reminds Me 2001 programme in

which actor Jack Douglas recalls his career on stage and television and in the Carry On films (4/6)

: Planet B Matthew Broughton sci-fi with

Gunnar Cauthery, Donnla Hughes and others (5/10)

: The Diary of the Rose

Laurel Lefkov reads the short story by Ursula K Le Guin (1/2)

: The Men from the Ministry 1975 comedy

, with Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler (12/29)

: The Color Purple Dramatisation of

Alice Walker's Pultizer prize-winning 1982 novel, with Nadine Marshall as a black girl struggling against segregation in the Deep South in the 1930s - omnibus edition (1-5/10)

: William Trevor's A Bit on the Side

Dermot Crowley reads a tale in which a schoolboy and an enigmatic dining-room maid each recognises an unspoken link to the past. from Trevor's 2004 collection of 12 stories (3/5)

: King Cutler

Poems, stories and songs, with Ivor Cutler. First aired in 1990


Unknown: Ivor Cutler.

: The News Quiz

9 October edition of the BBC Radio 4 topical quiz, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, with guests.

: The Maltby Collection David Nobbs's

museum-based sitcom with Julian Rhiind-Tutt (4/6)

: The Penny Dreadfuls Present

More Brothers Faversham Comedy, narrated by Miles Jupp , with Humphrey Ker , David Reed , Thorn Tuck and Ingrid Oliver. First aired in 2008 (4/4)


Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Humphrey Ker
Unknown: David Reed
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver.

: Cliche 1981 comedy sketches with Nick

Maloney, Carole Hayman and Simon Molloy

: The Diary of

the Rose as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: as 3pm

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.

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