• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Ceefax AM

: Breakfast Time

Frank Bough and Nick Ross with the brightest start to the day - and to the weekend. Including the latest in pop videos with Mike Smith at
7.32; Lynn Faulds Wood presents Danger Watch - a consumer notebook; Steve Blacknell 's preview of weekend events in What's On; Glyn Worsnip 's reflections on the past week in Worsnip's Diary; Glynn Christian has weekend shopping advice from
Glynn's Barrow; and Alan Titchmarsh mans the phones to take your calls on those gardening problems - ring him on [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Glynn Christian
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart
12.57 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Pebble Mill at One

Peter Seabrook is out in the garden. Using the new greenhouse he's been building on the programme, he demonstrates the right and wrong ways of sowing seeds.


Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme

: Racing from Newbury

Introduced by Richard Pitman
2.30 The Steel Plate and Sections Young 'Chasers Qualifier (2m 160yds)
3.0 The ArkeU Brewery
Handicap 'Chase (2m 160yds)
3.30 The Julians of Reading Ltd Hunters Steeplechase (3m) Commentators JULIAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER


Introduced By: Richard Pitman
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: John Hanmer
Producer: Richard Tilling

: Regional News

: Play School: It's Friday

Presenter Brian Jameson Guest Kate Copstick
Story: A Long Way for a Birthday by BARRY BOXALL
(Rpt. Repeated next Friday morning)


Presenter: Brian Jameson
Presenter: Guest Kate Copstick
Unknown: Barry Boxall

: The Hollow Land

Told by Bernard Hill and Rachel Nelson for Jackanory 5: Tomorrow's Arrangements


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Told By: Bernard Hill
Told By: Rachel Nelson

: Finders Keepers

Richard Stilgoe chairs the final game in this year's computerised quiz - an international, no less, between WEST RUISLIP
AMERICAN SCHOOL, Ruislip and CHICHESTER CENTRAL CE JUNIOR SCHOOL, Chichester Featuring mystery guest Dr Freda Shawlboot and the final word in this year's giant anagram competition.
Format devised by ROBERT GOULD Designer CHRIS WEBSTER Producer IAN OLIVER


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Dr Freda Shawlboot
Unknown: Robert Gould
Designer: Chris Webster
Producer: Ian Oliver

: Newsround Extra

Every Friday the Newsround team takes a closer look at one of the big stories, exciting events, or fascinating personalities that are making eye-catching news. With the World Ice Skating Championships due to start next week, Paul McDowell reports from Oberstdorf in Germany on: Britain's Medal Hopes -
Karen Barber and Nicky Slater The ice skating duo has been training extra hard to try and improve on their disappointing fourth position in the recent European Championships.


Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Karen Barber
Unknown: Nicky Slater

: The Secret Garden

by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT Dramatised in seven parts by DOROTHEA BROOKING 3: The Door in the Wall
At last Mary finds the door in the wall, and behind it, more than she had even hoped for. But Misselthwaite still holds on to its other secrets.
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Dorothea Brooking
Unknown: John Baker
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary: Sarah Hollis Andrews
Nurse: Jennie Goossens
Mr Archibald Craven: John Woodnutt
Mrs Medlock: Hope Johnstone
Martha: Jacqueline Hoyle
Ben Weatherstaff: Tom Harrison
Dickon: Andrew Harrison
Mrs Sowerby: Lorraine Peters
John: William Marsh
Pedlar: Ray Dunbobbin
Mr Roach: John Llnstrum
ELizabeth Ellen: Alison Lowndes

: Friday People

Presented by Mike Smith
Sarah Greene, Jan Ravens, and Nick Rowan report the show-business events of the week.
This week's Friday People include Les Dawson in the studio and Steve Wright - an unpredictable day in the life of Radio 1's craziest DJ.


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Jan Ravens
Presented By: Nick Rowan
Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Steve Wright-An
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: The Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas WitcheU and Jeremy Paxman followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witcheu
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Regional news magazines

London Plus, Spotlight
South Today, Points West Look East, Look North North West Tonight Midlands Today

: Wogan

Who's on the show tonight with Terry? It depends on the day's news, the events of the week, and whatever else takes Terry's fancy.

: Odd One Out

with Paul Daniels
Which of the six hopeful contestants can identify the words, picture or piece of music as the odd one out? Produced by arrangement with RALPH EDWARDS PRODUCTIONS and ACTION TIME LTD
Based on an original format devised by MARK MAXWELL-SMITH Sound MALCOLM JOHNSON Lighting HENRY BARBER Designer TONY SNOADEN Director DAVID TAYLOR Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Arrangement With: Ralph Edwards
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Unknown: Henry Barber
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Director: David Taylor
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Starsky and Hutch

The Velvet Jungle
The murder of a Mexican garment worker draws
Starsky and Hutch into the seedy world of illegal immigration.
Directed by EARL BELLAMY


Written By: Parke Perine
as Starsky starring Paul: Michael Glaser
Hutch: And David Soul
Huggy Bear: Antonio Fargas
Capt Dobey: Bernie Hamilton
Paco: Jorge Cervera Jr
Sterling: Biff McGuire
Harry Wheeling: Cliff Osmond
Andrea: Silvana Gallardo
Laura: Sheila Lauritsen

: The Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville
Weekend Weather News

: Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced

Dramatised in three daily parts by ALAN PLATER with 2: Miss Marple's instinct once again proves all too true, and Inspector Craddock has to move fast.
(For full cast see Thursday page 56. Part 3 tomorrow night)


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Alan Plater
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
as Miss Blacklock: Ursula Howells
as Miss Bunner: Renee Asherson
as Det Insp Craddock: John Castle
as Mrs Easterbrook: Sylvia Syms
as Miss Murgatroyd: Joan Sims
as Colonel Easterbrook: Ralph Michael
as Mrs Swettenham: Mary Kerridge
as Miss Hinchcliffe: Paola Dionisotti
as Det Sgt Fletcher: Kevin Whately
Belle Goedler: Joyce Carey

: Olivier

Act II: 'Tis not strange that even our love should with our fortunes change
'I think Olivier's special genius on the stage is this extraordinary feeling of danger. Audiences sit on the edge of their seats wondering what the hell he is going to do next'
In the second of three programmes,
Laurence Olivier 's Hamlet wins four Oscars and he is made the youngest knight in the acting profession.
Olivier and Vivien Leigh become the 'theatre royals' and dominate the showbiz firmament, concealing increasing personal problems.
Then -a dramatic change in his and the theatre's life. It was called The Entertainer. Film extracts from: Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Entertainer and Spartacus.
Among those taking part are Sir John Gielgud. Stewart Granger , Sir Peter Hall ,
Charlton Heston , Bernard Levin , Jonathan Miller , Sir
John Mills , Terence Morgan , Tony Richardson ,
Jean Simmons , Peter Ustinov ,
Lady Walton, Terence Young Research JUDY BRAMWELL


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud.
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Terence Morgan
Unknown: Tony Richardson
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Editor: Michael Crozier
Produced By: Bridget Winter

: Friday Night Movie: Stardust

starring David Essex Adam Faith
Larry Hagman
Having finally made the break from home,
Jim becomes a full-time rock musician with The Straycats. With fairground hustler Mike as their road manager, the group soon hits the big time - with Jim as the main attraction. Gradually the pressures of work, high-powered money men and super-stardom take their toll on Jim ... David Essex continues his fine portrayal of the young singer from That'll Be the Day.
< FILMS: page 18


Unknown: David Essex
Unknown: Adam Faith
Unknown: Larry Hagman
Unknown: David Essex
Unknown: Ray Connolly
Produced By: David Puttnam
Produced By: Sandy Ueberson
Directed By: Michael Apted
Jim MacLaine: David Essex
Mike: Adam Faith
Porter Lee Austin: Larry Hagman
Danielle: Ines Des Longchamps
Jeanette: Rosalind Ayres
Colin Day: Marty Wilde
TV interviewer: Edd Byrnes
J D Clover: Keith Moon
Alex: Dave Edmunds
Johnny: Paul Nicholas

: Weather.

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