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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Anita and Me

as 8pm

: Short Stories by John McGahern

as 9.15pm

: A Whole New Ball Game

as 9.30pm

: How Tickled Am I?

Mark Radcliffe explores comedians, concluding with Jimmy James (6/6)


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Jimmy James

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave

as 5.30pm

: The Men from the Ministry

1976 comedy

: Meet the Huggetts

as 7.30pm

: Chimera Stephen Gallagher sci-fi starring

Sarah Badel, Christian Rodska and Brian Glover

: Comedy Catch-up

A pick of the last week's aired comedies, including at 2.30 The Goon Show, at 3.00 Space Hacks (2/4), at 3.30 Ayres on the Air (1/4), and at 4.00 Anything Legal 8/8)

: How Tickled Am I? Mark Radcliffe explores

famous comedians, concluding with Jimmy
James, who was revered for his act as a drunk despite being a strict teetotaller in real life (6/6)

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave

Nicholas Parsons talks to comedians and musicians who entertain cruise passengers (2/2)

: Planet BMatthew Broughton sci-fi drama

with Gunnar Cauthery and Donnla Hughes (9/10)

: The Drowned World by JG Ballard

Robert Glenister reads JG Ballard's 1962 sci-fi tale set in a London transformed by global warming (3/4)

: The Men from the Ministry 1976 comedy

with Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler

: Meet the Huggetts 1959 comedy with

Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison

: Anita and Me

Meera Syal reads from her semi-autobiographical novel, published in 1996 - omnibus edition (1-5/10)

: Short Stories by John McGahem

Sean McGinley reads a selection of stories by Irish author John McGahern (1934-2006)

: A Whole New Ball Game 1993 comedy

with Desmond Barritt and Brenda Blethyn (3/6)

: The News Quiz

6 November edition of BBC Radio 4's topical quiz, with Sandi Toksvig.

: Rudy's Rare Records

Three generations collide in Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell's comedy. Starring Lenny Henry (2/4)

: Space Hacks

2007 sci-fi comedy about two newshounds of an intergalactic news corporation, starring Dan Mersh, Dan Tetsell, Tim Key and Prunella Scales (3/4)

: Cliche 1981 comedy sketches with Simon

Molloy and Carole Hayman

: as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

: as 4.30pm

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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