• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Tuesday's 'Ten to Eight'

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radios breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: TEN TO EIGHT

The Spirit of Prayer
Three personal interpretations

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: NATURE NEWS

Introduced by BRCE CAMPBELL
Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: Brce Campbell

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory music
9.35 THE SERVICE
All people that on earth do dwell (Tune. Old Hundredth)
Interlude: Enemies and Allies.
Doubt, challenge, and acceptance: part 1
The Prayer for Understanding He who would valiant be
(Tune. Monks Gate)
Repeated: Friday, 9.5 a.m.

: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated: Friday, 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 54
Father, in whom-we live (BBC
H.B. 166)
Psalm 25, vv. 1-10
St. Mark 1, vv. 32-45
At even, when the sun did set
(BBC H.B. 412)

: FOR SCHOOLS PHILIPPE A L'ECOLE

Written by Emile Harven
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: Interlude

: YOUR CHANGING BODY

5: Keeping the Body Clean by HARRY ARMSTRONG
Junior Science series

: MUSIC WORKSHOP

Czech circus animals have unfamiliar pet names-but they are still the same animals that we know.
Songs: The Big Top
Here come the animals
Introduced by JOHN HUW DAVIES
Written and. produced by William Murphy

Contributors

Introduced By: John Huw Davies
Produced By: William Murphy

: THE MODERN WORLD

† PHILIP HOLLAND looks at
The Population of Britain
This week: Our Changing Population-The Emigrants

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Holland

: MIDDAY STORY

Honesty by MASSIMO BONTEMPELLI f Read by GARY WATSON

Contributors

Unknown: Massimo Bontempelli
Read By: Gary Watson

: HOLIDAY HOUR

You are invited to hear about a do-it-yourself holiday on the Costa Blanca from Paul MARTIN , and to go Thames Cruising with Tim GUDGIN
PETER WHELPTON interviews a travel-trade personality
Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Peter Whelpton
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAMHARDCASTLE

: The Archers

Tuesday's broadcast (Light)

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story
'The Tired Train' by Leila Berg

Contributors

Unknown: Leila Berg

: FOR SCHOOLS THE TROUBLES OF MAN

2: Locusts
The eighth plague of the Egyptians, and still a pest in various parts of the world today.
Compiled by Geoffrey Sherlock
Exploration Earth series

: OTHELLO

by William Shakespeare adapted by Robert Gittings
Part 2
Books. Plays, Poems series

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare
Adapted By: Robert Gittings

: WINDS AND GALES

Written by Christine Dudley
Nature series

Contributors

Written By: Christine Dudley

: Afternoon Theatre: Glasgow's a Big Place

by Ian S. Munro
My Glasgow granny doesn't like the chairyplanes. My other granny does. She fell off the chairyplanes at the Rothesay Fair...
BBC Glasgow

Contributors

Writer: Ian S. Munro
Pianist: Alan Cameron
Producer: Stewart Conn
Lizzie: Helen Norman
Willie: Walter Cann
Wee Jean: Margaret Love
Tam: Charles Baptiste
Alf: Brian Pettifer
Antonio: Walter Carr
Waitress: Joan Fitzpatrick
Waiter: David Kincaid
Victor: Harry Walker
Sandra: Mary Riggans
Pat: David Kincaid
Gypsy Sal: Rosalind Thomas
Jenny: Marjorie Daiziel
Peter: Jack Inglis
Other parts played by: Gwyneth Guthrie
Other parts played by: Moira Pedersen

: PAGANINI

Music for violin and guitar played by RÉGIS PASQUIER and OSCAR GHIGLIA on a gramophone record

: Choral Evensong

from
Guildford Cathedral
Introit: O nata lux (Thomas Tallis)
Versicles and Resmnses (William Byrd )
Psalms 82, 83, 84, 85
Lessons: Genesis 23; Romans 8, vv. 18-39
Office Hymn: My spirit longs for thee (A. and M. Rev. 89)
Canticles (Daniel Purcell in E minor)
Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris (Thomas Morley)

Contributors

Composer: Thomas Morley
Assistant organist: Gavin Williams
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Barry Rose

: Home This Afternoon

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
That Song Reminds Me :
Evelyn Laye tells Ken Sykora about people she has met during her career and introduces some of their records
Going to the Pictures: Betty Best recommends some films you might enjoy seeing this month; talks to Mary Hayley Bell, the author, about Sky West and Cranked: and asks Laurence Harvey about his role in Life at the Top
Date with a Physiotherapist
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Lave
Unknown: Mary Hayley
Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

The Island of Sheep by John Buchan adapted as an eight-part serial by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman with Malcolm Hayes
5: Anna Haraltlsen
Produced by STEWART CONN in the BBC's Glasgow studios
Malcolm Hayes broadcasts by permission of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Ccmpany. Edinburgh

Contributors

Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Susan Ashman
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Anna Haraltlsen
Produced By: Stewart Conn
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Richard Hannay: Malcolm Hayes
Lombard :: Leon Sinden
Miss Barlock: Gudrun Ure
Miss Margesson: Karin Spalter
Anna Haraldsen: Jean Hastings
Old Woman: Meg Buchanan
Peter John: Sheila Donald
Mary: Pekoe Ainley
Haraldson: Ian Dewar

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news—Scottand Yard Calling-.MICHAEL. BROOKE. looks at listeners' letters in Postscript
Introduced by TIM GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: HOME TO MUSIC

played for you by the ORCHESTRA
Leader. David Adams
Conductor, TERENCE LOVETT with a variety of songs on gramophone records
Introduced by BRIAN PERKINS

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: Terence Lovett
Introduced By: Brian Perkins

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. The North
Round 5
London:
MICHAEL AYRTON
SIR DENIS BROGAN
Quiz-Master, LIONEL Hale
The North:
DENNIS CHAPMAN , BILL GRUNDY
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Sir Denis Brogan
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Bill Grundy

: BEETHOVEN

Mass in D major
Missa Solemnis
Elisabeth Soderstrtim
(soprano)
Marga Hoffgen (contralto)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Ernst Wiemann (bass)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conductor, Antal Dorati
PART 1
Kyrie; Gloria; Credo See facing page

Contributors

Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrtim
Contralto: Marga Hoffgen
Tenor: Alexander Young
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: THE MURDERER

He was seven years old and facing his first communion with a load of sins on his back,
FRANK O'CONNOR's short story
Read by COLIN BLAKELY
Colin Blakely is a National Theatre player

Contributors

Author: Frank O'Connor
Read By: Colin Blakely

: * Beethoven

Missa Solemnis
PART 2
Sanctus and Benedicus; Agnus Dei
BBC Symphony Concert from the Royal Festival Hall, London

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† WALTER TAPLIN introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are especially welcome

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Story of a Life by KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKY adapted and read by ALAN WHEATLEY
The First Commandment
Third of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Alan Wheatley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by FLORENCE HOOTON (cello)
WILFRID PARRY (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Closedown









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
Continue Cancel