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: World Service


: Take Five

with Michaela Strachan.
Play the Magic Circle game and win a bag of tricks. Phone [number removed].
(Local telephone rates apply)


Unknown: Michaela Strachan.

: 1,2,3,4,5

: Caron Keating

with The AM Alternative.

: And Now Read On

Phil Rickman returns with his
A to of popular fiction.


Unknown: Phil Rickman

: News Update

: 1,2,3,4,5

: BFBS Worldwide

: World Service

2.30 World Report: 2.45 Persona! View: 3.05 Outlook; 3.30
Submarine - The Hidden Menace;
4.05 Science in Action

: Five Aside

Featuring the search for the UK's most interesting job.

: The Outside Child

by Nina Bawden , read in five parts by Zelah Clarke. 1: Jane Tucker is an outside child, perfectly happy living with her two eccentric aunts until the day she finds the photograph she was never meant to see.


Unknown: Nina Bawden
Unknown: Zelah Clarke.
Unknown: Jane Tucker

: Frankie's Monster

A three-part dramatisation of Vivien Alcock 's The Monster Garden.
2: When the monster escapes Frankie and her friends make an important discovery.


Unknown: Vivien Alcock

: Euromix

with Robert Elms.
"Young Turks rap back in Berlin."

: Fanshawe On Five

with Simon Fanshawe.


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe.

: Open Mike

A six-part irama by Shaun Prendergast.
1: At a local radio station the private lives of a group of young volunteers burst alarmingly onto the airwaves.


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.

: The Mix

with Richard Coles.


Unknown: Richard Coles.

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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