• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Open University

6.40 Production Systems

7.5 Learning Problems

7.30 Art as Performance

: Closedown

: Midday News


: Pebble Mill

Donny MacLeod , David Seymour and Marian Foster
The live and lively magazine, presenting the personalities and talking points of the day and including Middle Class Peasant with Terence McLaughlin


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: David Seymour
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Terence McLaughlin
Editor: Terry Dobson

: Mr Benn: Spaceman

Told by Ray Brooks


Narrator: Ray Brooks
Story and Illustration: David McKee

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Hong Kong Phooey

A series of comedy cartoons starring Super Hero, Hong Kong Phooey, and his very necessary assistant Spot, the police cat

: C.B. Bears: The Missing Mansion Mystery

A new series of cartoon films featuring three bears who, disguised as refuse collectors, are sleuths sent to solve strange stories: a buzzard who is always being bamboozled; and three robots, who, assembled with super-hero bodies but with empty heads, act as secret agents.

: Blue Peter

with Lesley Judd and Simon Groom
Expedition USA: Hollywood, Houston, New Orleans and Washington are all on the itinerary of Blue Peter's whistle-stop tour of the USA. Today Lesley and Simon join in the New Orleans 4 July Independence Day celebrations, complete with a dazzling fireworks display.
The human members of the team look pretty much the same. but Goldie, TV's most famous golden retriever, has trebled her size since she last appeared on the programme! Blue Peter film cameras were down on the farm at Dethick, in Derbyshire, to record Simon's reactions to his monster pup on his return from the USA.


Presenter: Lesley Judd
Presenter: Simon Groom
Producer: Renny Rye
Assistant Editor: John Adcock
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Presented live from London and the BBC studios around Britain. Frank Bough, Sue Lawley
John Stapleton and Bob Wellings are the team that bring you Britain's most watched current affairs programme. Each weekday evening they present analysis of topical events plus the features and film that make up the scene Nationwide.


Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Producers: David Dickinson.
Editor: David Lloyd
Editor: Hugh Williams

: Dad's Army: Wake Up Walmington

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
The people of Walmington are no longer taking the threat of invasion seriously. The platoon, therefore, masquerade as fifth columnists to test the town's reaction. featuring


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Studio Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurler
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Capt Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
Yokel: Sam Kydd
Mr Bluett: Harold Bennett
Colonel: Robert Raglan
Butler: Charles Hill
Soldier: Jeffrey Holland
Van driver: Barry Linehan
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
Bert: Alister Williamson
Frenchy: Michael Stainton

: Olivia

starring Olivia Newton-John with her special guests Abba Andy Gibb and Gary Frank
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN , soon to be seen in the hit rock 'n' roll film Grease with John Travolta , gets together with some of her friends to sing some of their favourite songs, play some musical games and reminisce about their early careers.
Produced and directed by STEVE BINDER


Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Unknown: Abba Andy Gibb
Unknown: Gary Frank
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Unknown: John Travolta
Directed By: Steve Binder

: Newseries Panorama Inside Vietnam

Since North Vietnam conquered the South in 1975 the new Socialist Republic of Vietnam has remained virtually closed to outsiders. Yet today the strict new Marxist regime is not only coping with the formidable legacy of 30 years of war, but finds itself fighting again, this time with its communist neighbour Kampuchea (formerly Cambodia). And there is increasing tension with China as Vietnam's Chinese population flees to the border.
Tom Mangold , the first BBC reporter to return to Vietnam, reports from war-hardened Hanoi, from the new-look Saigon and from the former battlefields from which he reported during the war.


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: John Penycate
Editor: Christopher Capron

: Nine O'Clock News

with Kenneth Kendall Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Monday Film: High Plains Drifter

Clint Eastwood , Verna Bloom
Lago: a small frontier town in the American Southwest. A mysterious and laconic stranger rides into town and within minutes has killed three men who provoked him into a fight. Terrified of the gunslinger, yet even more afraid of a gang who intend to wipe out : the town, the townspeople beg the stranger to become Sheriff - little realising that this is just the start of their descent into Hell.
Clint Eastwood 's second film as director is a taut revenge Western, in the style of the Spaghetti Western that brought him to fame.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 12


Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Verna Bloom
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
The Stranger: Clint Eastwood
Sarah Belding: Verna Bloom
Callie Travers: Mariana Hill
Dave Drake: Mitchell Ryan
Morgan Allen: Jack Ging
Mayor Jason Hobart: Stefan Gierasch
Lewis Belding: Ted Hartley
Mordecai: Bill Curtis

: Tonight

Explains the news and examines the issues from Britain and around the world that are still going to matter tomorrow.
Presented by Denis Tuohy Valerie Singleton and Donald MacCormick
Including News Headlines
Deputy editors


Presented By: Denis Tuohy
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Ronald Neil
Unknown: John Reynolds
Editor: Roger Bolton

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