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: A Pocketful of Posies

Some of the nation's oldest men and women tell the intimate, and often moving stories of their childhoods.

: Diary of a Nobody Shorts

Pooter is punched in the head at a raucous party, but the suspect is found to be innocent.

: Young Guns Go for It

Members of I Madness, the 80s pop band formed by London friends with a love of ska, recall their hits and splits.

: If It Ain't Stiff

Elvis Costello , Suggs and Shane MacGowan recall their part in the maverick record label Stiff.
Adrian Edmondson narrates.


Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Shane MacGowan
Unknown: Adrian Edmondson

: Music Hall Meltdown

Phill Jupitus and Marcus Brigstocke present a variety show attempting to re-create the sights and sounds of an original Edwardian music hall. Featuring
Madness, Harry Enfield, Frankie Boyle and magicians Barry and Stuart See
May Day Holiday's choice.


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Frankie Boyle

: The Avengers

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: as 10.30pm

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.

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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