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: World Service


: Morning Edition

with Nick Hancock.
Music, news, trivia ... and comprehensive sports bulletins.


Unknown: Nick Hancock.

: Take Five

with Michaela Strachan. If you're on half-term make sure you're tuned in to Take Five.
Call [number removed]93.
(Local telephone rates apply)


Unknown: Michaela Strachan.

: Mission Investigates

When Deputy Law Enforcement Agent
Lauren Forcement falls in love, Ed Mission decides it is time to investigate love at first sight.


Unknown: Lauren Forcement

: Wiggty Park

Down Under

: Johnnie Walker

with The AM Alternative
It's keyword quiz day -ring [number removed]93.
(Local telephone rates apply)

: Do It!

Frances Edmonds lifts the wraps on the world of voluntary work.


Unknown: Frances Edmonds

: News Update

: BFBS Worldwide

: Sportsbeat

with Tommy Boyd.
Includes county cricket, the latest from the French Open and a Derby preview.


Unknown: Tommy Boyd.

: Five Aside

with Sue McGarry and Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Sue McGarry
Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The Mall

9: Knock Out by Laurence Gudgeon. Spike's sports shop is having a boxing display.


Unknown: Laurence Gudgeon.

: Sportsdesk

: Along a Lonely Road

Ruth is certain that the visitors are up to no good.

: Talking Poetry

From the BBC Children's
Poetry Festival in Bristol, Nichola Davies presents her own dramatisation of Longfellow's Hiawatha.


Unknown: Nichola Davies

: Cult Radio

Marc Riley gets his deely boppers around all things extra-terrestrial, with some clear thinking from the intergalactic
Mark Radcliffe. New Order re-invent The War of the Worlds and ex-Chameleon Mark Burgess talks about aliens.


Unknown: Marc Riley
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe.
Talks: Mark Burgess

: X Minus One

Vintage science fiction.
Dr Grimshaw's Sanitarium
Tonight's story relates the events of what was either a magnificent hoax or the true explanation of the Grimshaw Sanitarium scandal that hit the headlines in 1947.


Unknown: Grimshaw Sanitarium

: Earshot

with John Cavanagh. With a rare interview and acoustic session from
Aztec Camera frontman
Roddy Frame.


Unknown: John Cavanagh.

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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