• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: Electrical Instruments
(Shown on Monday)
(Repeated on Friday)

9.38 Making Music
Introduced by Julian Smith.
With children from Lovelace Junior School, Chessington, Surrey.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0-10.20 Middle School Physics: Scientific Models
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 The Growth of Modern Wales
A programme for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

11.5-11.25 The Story of the U.S.A.: The Age of Roosevelt
(Shown on Tuesday)

11.35 Discovering Science: Water as a Solid
(Shown on Tuesday)

12.0-12.25 For Sixth Forms: The House that Science Built
(Shown on Monday)


Presenter (Making Music): Julian Smith
Producer (Making Music): John Hosier

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak (Revision course)
From the Midlands

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O' Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 12.45)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 8: The Secret House

For the very young


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Science Session: Drugs
Tim Thomas and Carol Binsted investigate how drugs can disturb the body's control system.
(Repeated on Thursday)

2.30-2.50 Twentieth Century Focus: The Second Sex?: Equality Second Class
(Shown on Monday and Tuesday)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (Science Session): Tim Thomas
Presenter (Science Session): Carol Binsted
Producer (Science Session): Morton Surguy

: Racing from Ascot Heath

3.20 Earley Novices Hurdle Race Division 2
over two miles

3.50 Forrard Away Hunter Steeplechase
over two and a half miles

4.20 Earley Novices Hurdle Race Division 3
over two miles

The broadcast includes a recording of the 2.45 Claremont Handicap Steeplechase, over three miles.
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter Bromley
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Julian Wilson
TV Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Jackanory: The Bird Talisman: Part 3: The Cadi's Daughter

by Henry Allen Wedgwood.
With Zia Mohyeddin.


Author: Henry Allen Wedgwood
Storyteller: Zia Mohyeddin

: Vision On

Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell with Tony Hart and Billy McComb.
A Competition
Can you find or make anything to do with the theme of the programme?
Send it to Vision On, [address removed] There will be a prize for any entry which is shown next week.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Magician: Billy McComb
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Boss Cat: A Visit from Mother

A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
With Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, David Sells and Michael Sullivan.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: David Sells
Reporter: Michael Sullivan

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: Bilko in Hollywood

A selection from one of the funniest television comedy series You'll Never Get Rich.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko in Hollywood ...is one time the movie moguls meet their match!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Top Firm: Round 7: Holman Brothers Ltd., Camborne v. Vesper Ltd., Portsmouth

A second series of the general knowledge tournament between firms throughout Britain.
Question-Master, Kenneth Horne
From Camborne, Cornwall.


Question-Master: Kenneth Horne
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: John Harrison

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, technological, and medical scene.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: The Likely Lads: Older Women Are More Experienced

Written by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais.
Starring James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob
with Bartlett Mullins, Donald McKillop, Patricia Shakesby, Sandra Payne
and featuring Yvette Rees as Mrs. Winsor
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Richard Hunt
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Mrs Winsor: Yvette Rees
Mr. Clough: Bartlett Mullins
Jack: Donald McKillop
Waitress: Patricia Shakesby
Sheila Mills: Sandra Payne

: Softly, Softly: The Informant: Part 1: Rough Justice

by Robert Barr
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt
(Part 2: next Wednesday)


Writer: Robert Barr
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
P.C. Willoughby: Richard Irvine
Billie Greave: Phil McCall
P.C. Archer: Steven Berkoff
Det.-Sgt. Parry: Alan Tucker
Det.-Con. Jones: Derek Martin
Mooney: Ian Frost
Edwards: Robert Russell
Doctor: David David
Ralston: John Ringham
Chief Supt. Dunkerley: John Law

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
(Also on BBC-2)

: The Wednesday Play: Days in the Trees

by Marguerite Duras.
Translated by Sonia Orwell.
adapted by Jeremy Brooks.
A Wednesday Play presentation
[Starring] The Royal Shakespeare Company
with Peggy Ashcroft as the Mother, George Baker as the Son, Frances Cuka as Marcelle


Author: Marguerite Duras
Translated by: Sonia Orwell
Adapter: Jeremy Brooks
Original Royal Shakespeare Company stage production directed by: John Schlesinger
Designer: Timothy O'Brien
Music composed by: Michael Dress
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Lionel Harris
Director: Waris Hussein
The Mother: Peggy Ashcroft
The Son: George Baker
Marcelle: Frances Cuka
Dede: Brian Badcoe
Night Club guest: Dallas Adams
Night Club guest: Eric Allan
Night Club guest: Jeremy Anthony
Night Club guest: Hugh Armstrong
Night Club guest: Roger Brierley
Night Club guest: Noel Collins
Night Club guest: Robert Davis
Night Club guest: Sarah Hyde
Night Club guest: Daphne Jonason
Night Club guest: Joanne Lindsay
Night Club guest: Patricia Maynard
Night Club guest: Ann McPartland
Night Club guest: Ursula Mohan
Night Club guest: Jayne Sofiano

: The Weather Man

: Viewpoint

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, one of the world's most eminent women scientists and one of the first two women elected Fellow of the Royal Society, talks to Lord Ritchie-Calder.

Close Down


Interviewee: Dame Kathleen Lonsdale
Interviewer: Lord Ritchie-Calder
Producer: Peter Ferres

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