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: I Was a Rat

Roger is taken in by a travelling showman, who makes him the prime attraction in his freak show.

: Jackanory: Alice through the Looking Glass: 1

In the first edition of a seven-part series, the writer Alan Bennett reads from Lewis Carroll's classic tale.


Storyteller: Alan Bennett
Author: Lewis Carroll

: Profile

A look at the work of fantasy author Philip Pullman, whose award-winning novels have attracted large audiences of both adults and children.


Subject: Philip Pullman

: Jackanory: Alice through the Looking Glass

Alan Bennett continues his reading of Lewis Carroll's story.


Storyteller: Alan Bennett
Author: Lewis Carroll

: Culture Fix

An exploration of children's fiction. Philip Pullman discusses his fantasy novels, while Jacqueline Wilson discusses the harsh realities she depicts.


Speaker: Philip Pullman
Speaker: Jacqueline Wilson

: Jackanory

Alan Bennett narrates some more of Alice's surreal encounters.


Storyteller: Alan Bennett

: Omnibus: JK Rowling

A profile of the author of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series of fantasy novels.


Subject: JK Rowling

: Jackanory

Alice's magical adventures continue.

: An Awfully Big Adventure

A look at the work of Dr Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, who achieved worldwide fame with stories such as The Cat in the Hat.
11.55: Rare footage captures the essence of subversive and popular author Roald Dahl.


Subject: Ted Geisel
Subject: Roald Dahl

: J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan

Documentary examining how the author J.M. Barrie came to invent the enduring childhood hero Peter Pan.


Subject: J.M. Barrie

: I Was a Rat

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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.

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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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