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: World Service

6.00 World News: 6.09 News
About Britain: 6.16 Europe Now

: Schools

9.00 Topic Resources 5-7:
9.15 Engiish 9.11: 9.30 Poetry Corner: 9.45 Let's Move!;
10.05 Active Science

: Wiggly Park

A duck gives EW a hard time and Nifty's wise-quacks don't help at all!

: Johnnie Walker

The AM Alternative
Launches Fair Fair week on Radio 5, helping consumers to know their rights.

: Animal Talk

Zoologist Adrian Barnett tracks down the surprising answers to simple questions. 2: Legs Galore
From nought (snakes) to 200 (millipedes) and from paws to claws, the search is on for the perfect limb.


Unknown: Adrian Barnett

: News Update

: Sportsdesk

live from Twickenham, the draw for the third round of rugby's Pilkington Cup.

: 1,2,3,4,5

with Jane Hardy , plus this morning's story.


Unknown: Jane Hardy

: BFBS Worldwide

: A Game of Two Halves

with Caron Keating and Mark Kermode and the latest from the radio soap Milford Haven.


Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: Mark Kermode

: Five Aside

Fair's Fair
L17.50 for an after-dinner brandy - have you a worse example?


Based on the books by Hunter Davies , adapted in 20 parts.
19: After the fight in the cafe, a cloud hangs over St Andrews Road School. Dramatised by Ayshe Raif


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Dramatised By: Ayshe Raif

: My Teacher Is an Alien

Lisa Bonet reads
Bruce Coville 's story, in five daily parts. 1: Susan's new teacher,
Mr Smith , has decided to straighten out the class. Susan does not like
Mr Smith , but her dislike soon turns to fear.
Abridged by Margaret Busby


Unknown: Lisa Bonet
Unknown: Bruce Coville
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith
Abridged By: Margaret Busby

: Champion Sport

with Jon Champion.
Commentary on the whole of the Premier League match between Oldham and Norwich.


Unknown: Jon Champion.

: Run Man Run

Chester Himes 's thriller, dramatised in four parts, with Bill Nighy as Walker. 3: If Walker could get close enough to kill Jimmy Johnson , his troubles would be over....
Dramatised by Guy Meredith


Unknown: Chester Himes
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Jimmy Johnson
Dramatised By: Guy Meredith

: 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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