• 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 Man of Mode. 7.30 The Handicapped: The Swedish Fokus.

: For Schools, Colleges

9.27 Brazil
Drought on the Land
9.48 Out of the Past
Mistress Anne's Diary
10.10 Science Workshop
Fruits and Vegetables: 2
10.32 Scene Patty Fatty by KAY MCMANUS
11.5-11.20 Maths-in-a-Box Strange Visitor
11.30 Search
Transport in Wales - Roads
11.55 The Past at Work
2 : Steam and the Pit
Book (same title) £8.95, from bookshops


Unknown: Kay McManus

: Interval

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with sub-titles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Pebble Mill at One

with DONNY MACLEOD , MARIAN FOSTER BOB LANGLEY and JONATHAN FULFORD And in addition to the blend of music, personalities and conversation, Pebble Mill swings back into action with advice on how to set up do-it-yourself community schemes.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Jonathan Fulford
Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme A Light in the Sky
With the voices Of GEORGE LAYTON and JOHN TELFER


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer

: You and Me: In/Out

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds and adults watching with them.
Introduced by Michael Maynard and Duncan the Dragon.


Presenter: Michael Maynard

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Music Time
Sounds Around Us: 2
2.40 British Social History
Richard Arkwright and the First Factories


Unknown: Richard Arkwright

: Closedown

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

A series of ten programmes
7 : Deafness is not a Peaceful
Silent World
This week's programme is about tinnitus, the noises in the head that afflict so many hard-of-hearing people. Our sketch, ' The Awkward Foreman', is about problems at work.


Director: John Brooke
Producer: Brigit Barry

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Story: The Duck Pond
Told by Percy Edwards (trad) Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Stuart McGugan


Told By: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Think! Backwards

with Johnny Ball
A week's countdown of numbers, puzzles and fun.
Today Johnny explores 4 and 3, where he finds mystery in three and magic in four.
Meanwhile why does a milking stool have only three legs ...?* moo


Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Scooby and Scrappy Doo: I Left My Neck in San Fransisco

A new cartoon series
Scooby-Doo, the cowardly dog detective, is helped by his nephew. Scrappy-Doo is a fearless youngster, a quarter the size of his uncle, but with ten times the power. Scooby still runs into trouble, but Scrappy manages to drag him into exciting adventures.

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom , Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Peter Duncan
Editors: Ian Oliver
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Willo the Wisp

The You Know What With the voices of KENNETH WILLIAMS


Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Evening News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
The team of FRANK BOUGH , SUE
LAWLEY RICHARD KERSHAW , HUGH SCULLY SUE COOK and MARY MARQUIS provides you with background to the news of the day and presents significant stories and features from around the country.
Including coverage of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, with DAVID DIMBLEBY and ROBIN DAY.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Lawley Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Tomorrow's World

The latest news from the world of science and technology, presented by Judith Hann ,
Michael Rodd , Kieran Prendiville With SU INGLE
Watch out this week for the robot which learned how to find its way from the skills of ants.
Theme music on Top BBCtv Themes Vol 3 (record REH 391, cassette ZCR 391), from record shops
Boofc, Tomorrow's World Looks to the 80s, £7.25, from bookshops


Presented By: Judith Hann
Presented By: Michael Rodd
Presented By: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: With Su Ingle
Unknown: Laurie John
Unknown: Andrew Wiseman
Unknown: Richard Reisz
Director: John Gorman

: Top of the Pops

Introduced by Mike Read.
Legs & Co
Recording (same title) of artists from series (record BELP 016, cassette zcw 016). from record shops
A BBC video cassette. Deep Purple - California Jam 6 April 1974 (BBCV 3000), £34.95, from retailers
Top 40 on Ceefax page 176


Presenter: Mike Read
Dancers: Legs & Co
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Lance Andrews
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Designer: John Coles
Director: John Bishop
Executive producer: Michael Hurll

: Blankety Blank

Terry Wogan hosts the comedy quiz game all the family can play at home - in which contestants attempt to match their ' blanks' with six star guests:
Frank Carson , Norman Collier Anita Harris , Ruth Madoc
Patrick Moore , Madeline Smith
Presented by arrangement with Goodson-Todman Inc and Talbot TV Ltd MUSiC RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer TIM GLEESON


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Norman Collier
Unknown: Anita Harris
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Madeline Smith
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Director: Geoffrey Posner
Producer: Marcus Plantin

: The Day of the Triffids: Part 4

Written by John Wyndham
A six-part adaptation by Douglas Livingstone
Starring John Duttine as Bill Masen
with Maurice Colbourne as Jack Coker

Bill finds himself kidnapped, imprisoned and separated from Jo...


Author: John Wyndham
Adapted by: Douglas Livingstone
Music: Christopher Gunning
Studio Lighting: Brian Clemett
Studio Sound: Norman Bennett
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: David Maloney
Director: Ken Hannam
Bill Masen: John Duttine
Jack Coker: Maurice Colbourne
Alf: John Hollis
Ted: John Benfield
Teenage girl: Eva Griffiths
Hotel manageress: Jean Perkins
Manager: Jon Rumney
Frank: Terry Andrews
Red-haired man: Gary Olsen
Woman in street: Sally Lahee
Dying man: Gordon Case

: Nine O'clock News

with John Simpson and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman


Unknown: John Simpson

: Fanny by Gaslight

A Victorian romance by MICHAEL SADLEIR dramatised in four parts by ANTHONY STEVEN
2: Now employed in a fashionable London house as maid to Clive Seymore 's wife, Fanny is faced with a dilemma when she discovers the truth behind Lady Alicia's assignations at Nelde.
Music composed and conducted by ALEXANDER FARIS
Make-up artist JILL SHARDLOW Studio lighting PETER CATLETT Designer PETER BLACKER Producer JOE WATERS


Unknown: Michael Sadleir
Unknown: Anthony Steven
Unknown: Clive Seymore
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Designer: Peter Blacker
Director: Peter Jefferies
Fanny: Chloe Salaman
Clive Seymore: Anthony Bate
Lord Manderstoke: Michael Culver
Lady Alicia: Julia Goodman
Lucy: Julia Chambers
Chunks: Godfrey James
Thompson: John Atkinson
Mrs Beavis: Jessie Evans
Cabbie: Bill Treacher
Capt Charles Tennant: David Robb
Gwen: Sally Watkins
Carver: Ann Way
Harry Somerford: Peter Woodward
Madeleine: Ann Coombs
Madame Leontine: Kathleen Helme
Lady Edina: Anne Sedgwick
Mrs Hopwood: Susan Brown

: Behind the Scenes with....

David Shepherd
DAVID SHEPHERD is best known for his paintings of wildlife, which have led to a passionate interest in conservation.
This film follows the progress, from blank canvas to finished painting, of a new elephant picture. On completion, it is to be auctioned in Zambia to raise money especially for wildlife preservation. Shepherd reveals some fascinating painting techniques, and talks of his active concern for preserving both wildlife and that other vanishing species - steam railways.
Film cameraman COLIN WALDECK Sound recordist JOHN HOOPER Film editor ARTHUR BENNETT
Executive producer KEN CORDEN Producer PETER BARTLETT


Unknown: David Shepherd
Unknown: David Shepherd
Unknown: Colin Waldeck
Unknown: John Hooper
Editor: Arthur Bennett
Producer: Ken Corden
Producer: Peter Bartlett

: The Defence of the United States

The Nuclear Battlefield
This last programme of the CBS series looks at the scenario of a limited nuclear war in Europe, leaving the United States unscathed.
Basing American nuclear missiles in Western Europe is a highly controversial matter in Britain and throughout the NATO countries. So what lies behind the Pentagon's strategy? How are its forces being trained?
Introduced by David Dimbleby
Producers CRAlG LEAKE , ANDREW LACK Executive producer HOWARD STRINGER


Introduced By: David Dimbleby
Producers: Cralg Leake
Producer: Howard Stringer

: News Headlines

: International Ice Skating

The 1981 St Ivel Ice International from Richmond Ice Rink
Tonight's final competitions: The Men's Event
Leading contenders include DAVID SANTEE of the United States and the young Canadian, BRIAN ORSER , who last year performed the first perfect triple axel in international competitions.
The Pairs Event
Britain's SUSAN GARLAND and her new partner, IAN JENKINS , show how quickly they have adapted to each other.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS


Unknown: David Santee
Unknown: Brian Orser
Unknown: Susan Garland
Unknown: Ian Jenkins
Producer: David Kenning

: Weatherman

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