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: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Mrs Pepperpot

as 7pm

: Adrian Mole

the Mole Truth with Sue Townsend as 8pm


Unknown: Sue Townsend

: Just William - Live!

as 10pm

: Dandy Dick Arthur Wing Pinero's 1887

farce about a dean who gambles his parish funds on racing, with Alec McCowen and Patricia Routledge

: Crime Catch-up

Another chance to hear crime dramas aired last week, featuring all five parts or Michael Bakewell 's dramatisation of Agatha Christie 1940 murder mystery Sad Cypress (1-5/5)


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie

: An Hour with Jon Pertwee

One-man show featuring the actor best known tor portraying Doctor Who and Worzel Gummidge

: Chain Gang

as 11.55pm i-fi

: Undone New third series of the comic sci fi

adventure written by Ben Moor (3/6)

: A Short History of Gothic

Hugh Bonneville reads Robert Louis Stevenson s
1885 macabre tale charting one man's fall from grace

: Mrs Pepperpot Lavinia Murray's dramatisation

on the children's books by Norwegian writer Alf
Proysen (1914-70), starring Alison Steadman (3/4)

: The Complete Caledonian Imbiber

Billy Kay celebrates the historic Scottish passion fnrrlaret port sherry, madeira, ale and whisky (1/4)

: Adrian Mole

the Mole Truth with Sue
Townsend Featuring a chat between the author of the wry family tales and John Tydeman - the man who brought Townsend's creation to the BBC airwaves. Plus readings from the radio series, including The Secret Diary and The Cappuccino Years


Unknown: John Tydeman

: Just William - Live!

Martin Jarvis reads Richmal Crompton's children's stories William and the Princess Goldilocks and The Sweetest Little Girl in White to an audience at the 2002 Cheltenham Festival

: Eddie Izzard New York performance

showcasing the stand-up comedian and actor (1/2)

: 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 [web address removed] (12/13)


Writer: Robert Shearman

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 1pm

: Kind Hearts and Coronets

Harry Enfield,
Michael Kitchen , Michael Denison and Haydn Gwynne star in Gilbert Travers-Thomas 's adaptation of the Ealing black comedy in which a man is accused of the one murder he did not commit, from Robert Hamer and John Dighton 's screenplay after Roy Homiman 's novel


Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: Gilbert Travers-Thomas
Unknown: Robert Hamer
Unknown: John Dighton
Unknown: Roy Homiman

: as 11.55pm

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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