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: World Service

News and 24 Hours

: Morning Edition

with the city-by-city guide for weather and travel every day at
7.10 and 8.10.

: Take Five

with Andy Crane.
Darren Day pops in with his Showbiz Quiz. Kit Hollerbach reads part 5 of Charlotte's Web.


Unknown: Andy Crane.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

with the adventures of Wiggly Park, read by Andrew Sachs.


Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: This Family Business

Join Janice Long for a light-hearted look at family life.


Unknown: Janice Long

: Caribbean Magazine

Anne-Marie Grey with issues, features and music reflecting the Afro-Caribbean community in the UK.


Unknown: Anne-Marie Grey

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(Broadcast at 10.25am;

: Test Match Special Plus

Fifth Cornhill Test -
England v West Indies Commentary from the Oval on the second day's play.

: Five Aside

: Monsters and Magic

The final tale.
The Enchanted Shell
'This rag-and-bone man was so poor he had only one pair of boots, a gerbil and a donkey with a blind eye.'

: King Street Junior

A comedy-drama in eight parts by Jim Eldridge. 2: Fireworks
The visit of the foot nurse provokes mixed reactions among the staff at King
Street.... though a more serious incident preoccupies the Headmaster.
(This third series was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1988)


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Philip Sims: Karl Howman
Mr Beeston: James Grout

: International Athletics

Pearl Assurance
Invitation at Gateshead.
Many of Britain's top athletes compete in their last event before the World Championships in Tokyo. Commentary by John Rawling and Bob Phillips.


Commentary By: John Rawling
Commentary By: Bob Phillips.

: Rave

with Gary Slaymaker and Rhian Evans.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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