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: World Service


: Take Five

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: Celebrity Stories

Willie Rushton reads from
The Toytown Mystery by S G Hulme Bearman. (R)


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: G Hulme Bearman.

: Radio Ulster's Christmas Show

Join Francis J Maguire for a Christmas get-together with a difference.


Unknown: Francis J Maguire

: The Health Show

Today: healthy resolutions for 1991.
With Angela Rippon.


Unknown: Angela Rippon.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: Racing

from Kempton Park.
2.20 E50,000 Top Rank
Christmas Hurdle Race (2m). With Peter Bromley.


Unknown: Peter Bromley.

: World Service

2.30 International Call:
3.05 Outlook: 3.30 Assignment

: All These Things

American writer Margy Rocklin wonders why the favourite buildings of her youth are being demolished.


Unknown: Margy Rocklin

: Five Aside

: What's Wrong with Civilizashun?

4: School Is a Waste of Time

: Celebrity Stories

Roy Hattersley chooses
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. (R)


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame.

: Fanshawe on 5

Simon Fanshawe visits
Dublin, European City of Culture for 1991.


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

: Nightbeat

: Eastern Beat

: 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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