• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Belle, Sebastian and the Horses: 2: Jonquiere

A film serial in 12 episodes.

Belle and Sebastian arrive at Pierre Marechal's home.

: Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claw: 13

Captain Haddock is arrested as a smuggler.

: Two Grasslands

The difference in the kind of lives led by people living in the great State of Texas and on the grassy plains of Iran.

: Deputy Dawg

: Closedown

: Heddiw yn y Genedlaethol

National Eisteddfod report

: News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: "The Peacock and the Pig" (Traditional)
Guest storyteller Elisabeth Welch


Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Miguel Vila
Storyteller: Elisabeth Welch

: Jackanory: The Outlanders: The Mid-lands

by Helen Cresswell
with John Neville



Author: Helen Cresswell
Storyteller: John Neville

: Hope and Keen's Crazy Bus

Mike Hope and Albie Keen in Long Time No Sea by JOHN MORLEY with and music by ALASTAIR MCDONALD 'S BAMSTICKS Mike and Albie set off on a treasure trail in their Crazy Bus. Today they look for clues in the seaside town of Brighton.
Producer PAUL CIANI (BBC Scotland)


Unknown: Mike Hope
Unknown: Albie Keen
Unknown: John Morley
Music By: Alastair McDonald
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Paul Ciani
Crumble: Peter Goodwright
Jessie McPherson: Una McLean
Mrs Grapple: Ruth Kettlewell
' The Shadow!: David Hatton

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Your Region Tonight

followed by Regional Weather (London only: Nationwide) (Regional details as Monday)

: Holiday Report

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Reporters Fyfe Robertson, John Carter

The latest news of developments affecting your holiday. Resort reports from Britain and abroad. In the studio - up-to-the-minute holiday advice, comment and argument.
Cliff Michelmore's Choice: page 5


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Carter
Producer: Tom Savage

: Transworld Top Team

UNITED KINGDOM V AUSTRALIA with Geoffrey Wheeler (UK) and Andrew Harwood (Australia) Teams from Elgin, Derby and Hong Kong represent the United Kingdom in a series of nine matches to be played against three top teams from Australia.
Questions set by BOSWELL TAYLOR Director PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew Harwood
Unknown: Boswell Taylor
Director: Peter Massey
Producers: Bill Wright
Producers: John Collins

: Private Lives

Narrated by Jeffery Boswall
The Private Life of the Herring Gull
A round-the-year story of an island colony of gulls in the Bristol Channel. As we follow them through the seasons, we delve into some of the intricacies of their lives: their subtle posturings, their feeding behaviour, and their mewing calls - so vitally meaningful to them, and to us an evocative reminder of seaside holidays.
The sturdy yet graceful herring gull is one of the few species in nature that is undergoing its own population explosion. It is one of the great successes of the bird world - some say too successful. Why have the numbers increased? Ought man to take action?
Directed and filmed by MAURICE TIBBLES
(from Bristol)


Unknown: Jeffcry Boswall
Unknown: Maurice Tibbles
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Music My Way

starring Sandie Shaw with her guests Blue Mink Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreography PAMELA DEVIS
Musical direction ALYN AINSWORTH Lighting CLIVE THOMAS


Unknown: Pamela Devis
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Colin Charman

: Sutherland's Law

The Climb by LINDSAY GALLOWAY starring lain Cuthbertson
Gareth Thomas, Maev Alexander and Don McKillop
Guest star Maurice Roeves
A man is dead. Why? Sutherland and Duthie have to climb a killer mountain to find the truth. And the last time Sutherland climbed, there was a terrible tragedy.
Director BRIAN FARNHAM. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Lindsay Galloway
Unknown: Lindsay Galloway
Editor: Graham Williams
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Neil McCallum
Director: Brian Farnham.
Callum Lithgow: Maurice Roeves
Willie Lithgow: David Knowles
John Sutherland: Iain Cuthbertson
Sergeant McKechnie: Don McKillop
Alec Duthie: Gareth Thomas
Constable Keith: Jay Smith
Christine Russell: Maev Alexander
lain Cameron: Bill Gavin

: Today's the Day

Barry Norman takes a lighthearted look back at events, anniversaries, high days and holidays with one thing in common-they all happened on 8 August.


Presented By: Frances Whitaker

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall and John Edmunds; Weather



Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Cole Porter in Paris

A special programme presenting the music man's music
Starring Perry Como, Diahann Carroll, Connie Stevens, Louis Jourdan, Twiggy, Charles Aznavour and Alan Johnson
featuring some of the late Cole Porter's great standards including a medley from Kiss me Kate; I Love Paris; Ridin' High; Anything Goes; My Heart Belongs to Daddy; I Get a Kick out of You.
(Programme recorded in America)

Gambling on her appearance: page 5. Irving Berlin; Thursday 11.5 am, R4


Singer: Perry Como
Singer: Diahann Carroll
Singer: Connie Stevens
Performer: Louis Jourdan
Singer: Twiggy
Singer: Charles Aznavour
Dancer: Alan Johnson
Producer: Martin Charnin

: Journey through Summer: 6: Occupational Hazards

P.J. Kavanagh takes a country walk to discover six different parts of Britain.

P.J. Kavanagh sees how 5,000 years of conquest of the Orkneys, from the Stone Age men, the Vikings and the servicemen of two world wars, has marked the country and moulded the people, and discovers another invasion imminent.
(from Birmingham)


Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Producer: Derek Smith

: Midweek in Canada

with Robin Day at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference in Ottawa and special film reports from VINCENT HANNA


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Late Night News

: Ways of Seeing

Another chance to see the award-winning series with writer and critic John Berger
Oil paint, invented around 1400, became the ideal medium for the celebration of private possessions and in this programme John Berger questions the value we place on this European tradition.
Book 60p page 55


Presenter: John Berger
Film Editor: David Gladwell
Producer: Michael Gibb

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