• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Island Home

A visit to the remote Fair Isle, north of Orkney, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Animated film: Bernard Lodge
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Conditions for Life

Gerd Sommerhoff is back again to discover some of the interesting scientific facts about living things. Why is it that even small changes of climate may make life impossible? Why are living things so dependent on one another?
For Schools
Previously shown in April 1963
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Challenge: Camping and Exploring

Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Making Music

A series for younger children.
John Langstaff, with a group of children from two primary schools in Surrey, suggests ways in which simple folk songs can form the basis of group music-making, using voices and percussion instruments.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Langstaff
Producer: John Hosier

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Story of the U.S.A.: 1: Discovery and Colonisation

Written and produced by Peter Scroggs.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Narrator: Paul Maxwell
Film Editor: Malcolm James
Writer/Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Ripcord: Diplomatic Mission

A thrilling new film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

Ted and Jim set out to discover the whereabouts of a crashed aircraft in order to retrieve some important papers.
See page 32

: Vision On: Paper Birds and Paper People

A fortnightly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.
A cartoon story film, Paper sculpture and Papering a Wall
with Matyelok Gibbs, Ursula Jones, Laurence Keane


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Performer: Matyelok Gibbs
Performer: Ursula Jones
Performer: Laurence Keane
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Davy Jones: 5: Davy Jones's Pup

by T.C. Thomas.
A look at life in a railway signal-box somewhere in rural Wales.

In which Davy's fortunes 'go to the dogs'.
(First transmission on March 12)


Writer: T.C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Myrfyn Owen
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
Major Pryce-Powell: Evan Thomas
Morgan the Keeper: Eynon Evans
Burgess: Larry Burns

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
With Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Associate producer: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Compact: Guilty Conscience

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alan finds material for a feature, and Vivien has a sudden change of mind.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Richard Martin
Ben: Bill Kerr
Dinah Stevens: Margo Andrew
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
David: Vincent Ball
Alan: Basil Moss
lan: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lenny Ward: David Webb
Dennis Farrow: Bernard Kay
Norman Spring: Lew Luton
Mario Pucci: Conrad Monk
Gordon Staines: Gerald Taylor
Removal man: Tony Selby
Nanny Witson: Margo Cunningham
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Jimmy: Steve Benbow
A neighbour: Edward Kelsey

: Meet the Wife: Coming Home

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
[Starring] Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Bert: Eddie Leslie
Customs Officer: Brian Worth
Taxi driver: Harry Littlewood

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: The Honorable Albert Higgins

Starring Tom Ewell, Barbara Rush
See page 32


Director: Don Taylor
Albert Higgins: Tom Ewell
Emmv Lou: Barbara Rush
Karam: Vito Scotti
Jopur: Jay Novello

: The News

: La Traviata

A television version of Verdi's opera based on "La Dame aux Camelias" by Dumas.
Adapted by Peter Ebert from Edward J. Dent's English translation.
With Mary Costa as Marguerite Gautier
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Bryan Balkwill
(Bryan Balkwill conducts by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; David Bowman. Howell Glynne, and John Wakefield appear by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
See page 31


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Based on "La Dame aux Camelias" by: Alexandre Dumas
Libretto: Piave
Adapted by/Producer: Peter Ebert
Translation: Edward J. Dent
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Erich Gruenberg
Orchestra conducted by: Bryan Balkwill
Associate Conductor and Chorus-Master: Myer Fredman
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Costume Supervisor: Rosemary Wilkins
Make-up Supervisor: Maureen Winstade
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Armand Duval: John Wakefield
Annette: Anna Pollak
Doctor Grenvil: Howell Glynne
Baron Duphol: David Bowman
Fleur Bervoix: Joan Edwards
The Marquis d'Obigny: John Lawrenson
Gaston Rieux: Jack Irons
Georges Duval: Thomas Hemsley
Marguerite Gautier: Mary Costa

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 4: The Nursery School

Programmes for parents about children.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First shown on Sunday

: Close Down

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