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: World Service

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

: : Chain Reaction

The talk show with no host.
Today it's Joe Strummer , formerly of The Clash, who starts a new chain.


Unknown: Joe Strummer

: Johnnie Walker

with The AM Alternative
Plus at 10.25-10.30
Wiggly Park
Give a Little Whistle read by Andrew Sachs.


Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: The Humdrum History of the Helmet

Spike Milligan travels through the Bronze Age to outer space to uncover the impact of the helmet on human affairs.


Unknown: Spike Milligan

: News Update

: 1,2,3,4,5

with Julie First.


Unknown: Julie First.

: BFBS Worldwide

: A Game of Two Halves

with Caron Keating and Mark Kermode.


Unknown: Caron Keating
Unknown: Mark Kermode.

: Five Aside

with Ray Stubbs on sport.


Unknown: Ray Stubbs

: The Nutcracker and the Mouseking

ETA Hoffmann's story dramatised in four parts. 1: Christmas Eve
When Mary's toys are threatened by the seven-headed Mouseking, the Nutcracker comes to her rescue. With
Tony Robinson as the Nutcracker, Edward De Souza as the clockmaker, and James Grout as the King.
Dramatised by Brian Sibley


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: James Grout
Dramatised By: Brian Sibley

: The Conjuror's Game: 1

by Catherine Fisher, read in five parts by Jon Pertwee.

Who is the mysterious six-fingered stranger in the bookshop?


Author: Catherine Fisher
Reader: Jon Pertwee

: Champion Sport

Jon Champion takes a look back to the 1992 Olympics.


Unknown: Jon Champion

: Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett 's Discworld novel, dramatised in six parts. With Martin Jarvis , John Wood , Melvyn Hayes ,
Stephen Thome and Helen Atkinson Wood.
4: "The Dewey system," reflected the librarian, picking a parasite from its fur, "has its fine points. But when you're setting out to look for a crucial stolen book within the multi-dimensional folds of L-space, what you really need is a ball of string." Dramatised by Michael Butt


Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Stephen Thome
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood.
Dramatised By: Michael Butt

: 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.

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