• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Joe: Joe and the Snow

Story by Alison Prince.


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Interval

: Out of School

For teachers, parents and their children.

1.55 Music Time: No 15
A series for 8-to-9-year-olds.
In this series children are given a variety of musical experiences.
Introduced by Mari Griffith and Ian Humphris

2.15* Look and Read: Len and the River Mob: 3: The Missing Crate
Story by Roy Brown
Adapted for television by Leonard Kingston
A series for 7-to-9-year-olds
This is the third in a series for children needing reading practice.
Introduced by George Layton

2.35* Out of the Past: Standing Stones
A series for 9-to-12-year-olds
The mysterious stone circles of Great Britain.
Introduced by Peter Fowler


Presenter (Music Time): Mari Griffith
Presenter (Music Time): Ian Humphris
Producer (Music Time): John Hosier
Producer (Music Time): Moyra Gambleton
Author (Look and Read): Roy Brown
Adapted for television by (Look and Read): Leonard Kingston
Presenter (Look and Read): George Layton
Narrator (Look and Read): Harvey Hall
Reading Consultant (Look and Read): Joyce M. Morris
Producer (Look and Read): Andree Molyneux
Presenter (Out of the Past): Peter Fowler
Producer (Out of the Past): Felicity Kinross

: * Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory: Tim and Charlotte

with Ronald Eyre
A rescue from drowning; a circus fire; and a rhinoceros who lived in a garden shed. All these things come into this week's picture books written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Today: Tim and Charlotte


Author/Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone
Storyteller: Ronald Eyre

: Vision On

Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and Pat Keysell who introduces it also for deaf children
With Ben Benison, The Prof, The Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne, The Vision On Gallery
and including Wilfred Makepeace Lunn and his Latest Ingenious Works
(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings for the 'Gallery,' and there is a prize for any that are shown. Address them to 'Vision On,' [address removed] We are sorry we cannot return paintings.)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Penelope Pitstop

A cartoon series starring the Ant Hill Mob and that archvillain, the Hooded Claw.

: The Adventures of Parsley

Parsley the lion and Dill the dog in some untoward happenings.


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: Nationwide

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley.
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor: Phil Sidey
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Television Top of the Form: Tenth Anniversary: Heat Seven: Scotland: Oban v Kirkwall

The coveted Owl of Wisdom trophy is the goal of 16 schools ranging from the Islands of Orkney to the Dorset coast, in an anniversary series of this popular competition.
'Quick's the word and sharp's the action,' in this friendly general knowledge quiz.
Question-master Geoffrey Wheeler


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Bill Wright

: Z Cars: Bad Tuesday

by Bill Barron
Starring Derek Waring
with Douglas Fielding, Jack Carr

Quiet Mr Potter - his wife and daughter have disappeared...


Writer: Bill Barron
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Mary Ridge
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
PC Horrocks: Barry Lowe
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Potter: Colin Jeavons
PC Covill: Jack Carr
Endean: Lindsay Campbell
Newtown Control: Allan O'Keefe

: Best of Sellers: Two-Way Stretch

A season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers
Tonight starring with Wilfrid Hyde-White

A gang of crooks plan a daring diamond robbery for which they have the perfect alibi - they are all in jail!
Peter Sellers, in one of his most successful films, stars as a jail-bound crook with Wilfrid Hyde-White as the mastermind.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Robert Day
Dodger Lane: Peter Sellers
The 'Rev' Basil Fowler: Wilfrid Hyde-White
'Jelly' Knight: David Lodge
Lennie Price: Bernard Cribbins
Cmdr Horatio Bennet, The Governor, RN Retd: Maurice Denham
Sidney Crout: Lionel Jeffries
Lennie's Mum: Irene Handl
Ethel: Liz Fraser

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Robert Dougall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Civilisation: 9: The Pursuit of Happiness

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

"The rococo style has a place in civilisation. Serious - minded people may call it shallow and corrupt; well, the founders of the American constitution, who were far from frivolous, thought fit to mention the pursuit of happiness as a proper aim for mankind, and if ever this aim has been given visible form it is in rococo architecture-the pursuit of happiness and the pursuit of love."
In this programme Kenneth Clark reflects on the nature of 18th-century music, the music of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart, and on the, way that some of its qualities - the melodious flow, the complex symmetry - are reflected in the best of the rococo architecture -the pilgrimage churches and palaces of Bavaria.

"...Sir Kenneth Clark's reflections of Bach, Handel, Mozart and the baroque and rococo architecture of Bavaria - such grace and elegance." (Daily Telegraph)
"It still fills me with pleasure. It taught me something that I had never understood before: that architecture can be as direct an expression of a man's whole personality as music." (Tribune)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills Photography Director: Ann Turner
Director/Producer: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill

: Where was Spring?

With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Music: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Arranged and directed by: Stanley Myers
Design: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Points of View

Robert Robinson dips into the BBC's mailbag and adds a few comments of his own.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Will Wyatt

: 24 Hours

Presented by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Barrie Penrose
Reporter: David Taylor
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the Week: Gordon Watts
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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