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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs.

: Scotland's Black History

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: The Comedy Controller

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: Mary Barnes

Patti Love, David Morrissey, Nicholas Le Prevost, Claire Skinner and Jonn Hannah star in David Edgar's drama, based on real events, about schizophrenic artist and writer Mary Barnes (1923-2001), whose life changed by psychiatrist RD Laing (1927-89)


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: Crime Catch-up

Another chance to hear the first five instalments of Mark Tavener 2005 comedy thriller High Table, Lower Orders, starring Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West (1-5/6)

: Chain Gang

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: Undone

Ben Moor sci-fi adventure (4/6)

: The Man in Black: Death Us Do Part

Mark Gatiss presents chilling tales, continuing with Mike Bartlett's story about a man preparing himself to pop the question, starring Carl Prekopp.

: Scotland's Black History

Billy Kay concludes a look at Scotland's historical contacts with Africa - from Roman times and slave traders to colonial plantations and religious missions (6/6)


Presenter: Billy Kay

: Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist

Edward Long. Pam Ferris, Tim Mclnnerny and Peter Jeffrey star in Nigel Bryant's adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1838 novel (2/6)

: The Comedy Controller

Occasional "grumpy old woman" Jenny Eclair introduces her favourite radio comedies, with episodes of Radio Active; The Shuttleworths;
Knowing Me, Knowing You; Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun; People Like Us; and Hearing with Hegley

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

A November 2008 instalment of the US show titled in the States A Prairie Home Companion, from the Fitzgerald Theatre in St Paul, Minnesota, featuring gentle satire, sketches, and music by guest Emmylou Harris

: Chain Gang

Interactive drama written by Doctor Who scriptwriter Robert Shearman from storylines emailed in by BBC Radio 7 listeners, who can join the Chain Gang via bbc.co.uk/radio (7/13)

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: The Golden Days of Radio

Robin Boyle looks back at the programmes and personalities that entertained the troops at home and overseas during the Second World War

: Book Club

James Naughtie talks to author Sebastian Faulks about his popular 1993 novel Birdsong, which details an Englishman's experiences during the First World War.

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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.

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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