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: World Service


: Take Five

with Caron Keating


Unknown: Caron Keating

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: Some Day My Prince Will Come

Deborah Moggach 's story, read by Caroline John. (R)


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Caroline John.

: The Health Show

Breathing problems. With Angela Rippon. Tel: [number removed] (Local rates apply)


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: Cult Heroes

Jim Morrison


Unknown: Jim Morrison

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: World Service

2.30 International Call;
3.05 Outlook; 3.30 Assignment

: Bygones

The story of a family lost and regained over alcohol.

: Five Aside

: Christmas Tales

The Magic Shop by H G Wells. The Magic Shop was long, narrow and very weird, and it was open only to the right sort of child.


Unknown: H G Wells.

: Swallows and Amazons

The final part of Arthur Ransome 's novel.
Dramatised by Charles Way


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised By: Charles Way

: Contact Point

with Yvette Fielding. Children talk about how to cope with each other's problems.

: Formula Five

with Sue Nelson


Unknown: Sue Nelson

: Hurricane Dub

by Rastafarian poet Benjamin Zephaniah (First broadcast on Radio 4)


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

: Eastern Beat

The bhangra scene.

: World Service

11.08 Global Concerns;
11.23 Good Books; 11.38 The
World Today; 11.53 Words of Faith

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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