• 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

9.38 Discovering Science: How Do Living Things Develop?
Introduced by Peter Kelly

10.0 Merry-go-Round: Voyage of Discovery
Introduced by Richard Carpenter

10.25-10.40 Words and Pictures: Part A: The Magic Pin
a play with puppets by Gabriel Woolf
A series to help 6- and 7-year-olds with reading.
Introduced by Gabriel Woolf

11.0-11.20 A Year's Journey: Power in the Highlands
Introduced by Eric Simms

11.30 New Horizons: The Immigration Bill
What are its aims? How will immigrants be affected?
Introduced by John Tusa


Presenter (Discovering Science): Peter Kelly
Producer (Discovering Science): Michael Totton
Presenter (Merry-go-Round): Richard Carpenter
Producer (Merry-go-Round): Moyra Gambleton
Writer/Presenter (Words and Pictures): Gabriel Woolf
Devised by (Words and Pictures): Joyce M. Morris
Devised by (Words and Pictures): Claire Chovil
Director (Words and Pictures): Dorothea Brooking
Presenter (A Year's Journey): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year's Journey): F. R. Elwell
Presenter (New Horizons): John Tusa
Producer (New Horizons): Andrew Neal

: Closedown

: Myth and Truth: 1: Creation Stories

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson

: Watch with Mother: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Mungo Lost


Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 Maths Today: Year 1: There's Always an Answer
Introduced by Brenda Briggs

2.30 Going to Work: Work for the Handicapped
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter (Maths Today): Brenda Briggs
Producer (Maths Today): John Cain
Producer (Maths Today): Peter Weiss
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton

: Closedown

: Jackanory: Richard the Lion-heart: The Battle for Aquitaine

with Alfred Lynch

In 1157, over 800 years ago, Henry II of England had a son called Richard who was to become one of the most famous Kings of England. Even now he is known by the name his army gave him; the name his enemies called him-Richard the Lion-heart.
Today: The Battle for Aquitaine


Storyteller: Alfred Lynch

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: The Battle of St George Without: Part 1: The Secret Place

by Janet McNeill
Adapted for television by John Tully

The children of Dove Square find 'the secret place,' and discover it is less secret than they thought.

with Ritchie Stewart, Robert Mooney, David Littleton, Kenneth Littleton, Jean Challis, James Fuller, Norman Sweeney, Caroline North, Stephen Brassett, David Tully, Stephen Shipp, Beth Boyd, Anna Scher, Brigid Erin Bates, Linda Haddock, Evan Ross, Peter Newby, Drew Wood, Gillian Maude, Anthea Holloway, James Hall, Charles Collingwood


Author: Janet McNeill
Adapted by: John Tully
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mr Ricardo: Ritchie Stewart
Mr Taffe, owner of the launderette: Robert Mooney
The Flint Twins: David Littleton
The Flint Twins: Kenneth Littleton
Ma Flint: Jean Challis
Mr Lumba: James Fuller
Sidney, his son: Norman Sweeney
Madge: Caroline North
Henry: Stephen Brassett
'The Trailer,' Henry's brother: David Tully
Matt: Stephen Shipp
Mrs McGinley, Matt's mother: Beth Boyd
Maudie, Madge's weird cousin: Anna Scher
Jane: Brigid Erin Bates
Gwen, Jane's sister: Linda Haddock
Probation Officer: Evan Ross
Eddie: Peter Newby
Dan-Boy: Drew Wood
Miss Harrison: Gillian Maude
Henry's aunt: Anthea Holloway
Alf: James Hall
Bert: Charles Collingwood

: Hector's House

The adventures of Hector the Dog, Zaza the Cat, and Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town

(The weekday news magazine at 6.0 varies regionally)


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: Games Married People Play

Debbie Reynolds starring as Debbie Thompson with her family

Games Married People Play ...without rules, as a rule!


Debbie Thompson: Debbie Reynolds
Husband Jim: Don Chastain
Sister Charlotte: Patricia Smith
Brother-in-law Bob: Tom Bosley
Nephew Bruce: Bobby Riha

: A Question of News

with Richard Baker
Katharine Whitehorn and Brian Redhead captain two teams who try to identify and answer questions about some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities that have made the headlines since the turn of the century.

The teams this week:
Katharine Whitehorn, Graham Hill, Clive Jenkins
Brian Redhead, Nemone Lethbridge, Jack de Manio
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Team captain: Katharine Whitehorn
Team captain: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Graham Hill
Panellist: Clive Jenkins
Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: Jack de Manio
Designer: Paul Montague
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Donald Duck: Trailer Horn

Trailer Horn is a hoot of a holiday in another cartoon from Walt Disney

: The Andy Williams Show

A new series featuring music and comedy from the world of entertainment starring the internationally popular singing star Andy Williams with this week's guests Petula Clark, Flip Wilson, Bill Haley and the Comets, Sly and the Family Stone


Presenter/Singer: Andy Williams
Singer: Petula Clark
Comedian: Flip Wilson
Musicians: Bill Haley and the Comets
Musicians: Sly and the Family Stone
Producer: Allan Blye
Producer: Chris Beard

: Panorama

Television's top reporters close in on the most interesting topics of the day.
Robin Day, Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer



Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall with the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Brett: The Ruined Valley

by Elwyn Jones
Starring Patrick Allen
with Windsor Davies, Michael Hawkins, Glyn Houston, Aubrey Richards

Brett returns to Aberyswen, the village where he was brought up. He meets an old friend - and makes two dangerous enemies.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Created by: Derek Glynne
Created by: Compton Bennett
Script Editor: John Maynard
Designer: Richard Hunt
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Brett: Patrick Allen
Spencer Griffiths: Michael Hawkins
Counsel: John Savident
Judge: Robert Sansom
Darrell: Howell Evans
Gwyneth: Beth Owen
Alderman Griffiths: Windsor Davies
Huw Morgan: Aubrey Richards
Porter: Michael Collins
Morris: Glyn Houston

: Music from the Castles: Conway

Wales is famous for its music and its magnificent castles, and tonight we visit the first of three, Conway
with Margaret Williams (soprano), Bryn Williams (baritone), Susan Drake (harp),
David Lloyd Evans (treble), The Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards Band (Director of Music Captain Desmond Walder), The Rhos Male Voice Choir (Conductor Colin Jones) and The Benny Litchfield Orchestra


Soprano: Margaret Williams
Baritone: Bryn Williams
Harpist: Susan Drake
Treble: David Lloyd Evans
Trumpeters: The Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards Band
Director of Music: Captain Desmond Walder
Singers: The Rhos Male Voice Choir
Choir conductor: Colin Jones
Musicians: The Benny Litchfield Orchestra
Producer: Hywel Williams

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, Max Hastings, James Hogg, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Barrie Penrose and David Taylor with special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Max Hastings
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