• 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

with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
Denise Robertson opens the Junior Advice Line at 7.32, joined an hour or so later by Sally Hawkins for their regular Advice Line phone-in; Titch 's Pitch -
Alan Titchmarsh in his garden with a few seasonal hints.


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Play School

Continuing the animal theme, Ben introduces his own pet - a dog named Jock - and you can hear about a horse called Hercules, who tells his own story on film. Presenters
Ben Thomas and Carol Chell
Story: Hercules


Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Carol Chell

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News


: Pebble Mill at One

with Paul Coia , Marian Foster and Magnus Magnusson
Good news for all budding painters, as Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson starts a new series talking to celebrities who have taken up painting as a hobby.
Heather Couper , the president of the British
Astronomical Association talks about stars of a different kind, with the first of a monthly look at the sky at night.


Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Artist: Ashley Jackson
Unknown: Heather Couper

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme (R)

: The Goode Kitchen

Are you puzzled by pastas, perplexed by purees, and in the dark about pashka? Shirley Goode takes the mystery out of it all and makes two dishes to delight the cost-conscious cook - one of them a magnificent
Russian Easter pudding. Join Jenny Day in The Goode
Kitchen and pick up Shirley's money-saving tips.
Director GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Book, £1.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: The Parent Programme

How to cope with, survive and enjoy your under-5s. with Francis Wilson and Miriam O'Reilly
Doing Your Own Thing Looks at some of the opportunities available to women to get involved in something outside the home. Women share their experiences of running a playgroup, taking up study or returning to work at the same time as caring for a young family. < A Helpline is available from 2.30 pm until 7.0 pm on [number removed]or, in Scotland, [number removed]


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Regional News

: Postman Pat: Pat Goes Sledging

Pat has an urgent parcel to get to Hill Top Farm, but it's cut off by snow drifts. Peter Fogg can only clear some of the way with his snow plough; then Alf Thompson comes up with an unusual way to deliver the post.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Laurel and Hardy

come face to face with bank robbers in Ride and Seek (R)

: The Circus of Adventure

Told by Joanna Monro for Jackanory
Today: Happenings in the Night


Unknown: Enid Blyton
Told By: Joanna Monro

: Bananaman: The Peril of Ping Pong

Eric is just another schoolboy - but when danger calls Eric is Bananaman.
with the voices of TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Written by BERNIE KAY Music by DAVE COOKE
Produced and directed by TERRY WARD


Unknown: Ping Pong
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Written By: Bernie Kay
Music By: Dave Cooke
Directed By: Terry Ward

: The Really Wild Show

Last in the series with Terry Nutkins , Nick Davies and Chris Packham
Do lemmings really commit mass suicide? Why do zebras have stripes? Which male animal gives birth? Chris discovers a quick way of answering the question: how many legs has a millipede? And Terry goes filming a prime contender for the title the rarest animal in Britain - the Scottish wildcat. Assistant producer
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham
Unknown: Alastair Fothergill
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Newsround

with Roger Finn


Unknown: Roger Finn

: Grange Hill

A series of 24 programmes
Ep 17 by MARGARET SIMPSON More trouble for Zammo,
Danny finds a supporter in Miss Booth, and Ziggy's revenge on Imelda goes wildly wrong.
Devised by PHIUP REDMOND Production associate
(For cast see Friday page 67)


Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Unknown: David Leonard
Designer: Sharon Lewis
Unknown: Christina Baker
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: John Smith

: Fax!

Bill Oddie , Wendy Leavesley and 'Mr Trivia ' Billy Butler settle your squabbles and answer more of your questions. Call the Faxline on [number removed]with your Questions and comments. Designer RAY LANGHORN
Studio director PAUL COLBERT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Wendy Leavesley
Unknown: Mr Trivia
Unknown: Billy Butler
Designer: Ray Langhorn
Director: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Six O'clock News

with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell followed by Weather News


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Regional news magazines

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

: Holiday

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
A tiny speck on the map, overshadowed by the vastness of China - that's Hong Kong. But as well as being a gateway to China, the colony is a vibrant and exciting holiday destination in its own right, combining the fascination of the Orient with the familiarity of the West. Tom Savage reports.
When is a cruise not a cruise? When it's a pleasure trip on a working boat. In this case on a boat that bustles from port to port among the fiords of Norway, delivering the post, taking on passengers and produce, and heading for the midnight sun. Anne Gregg took passage. Keen on photography? Want to learn from scratch or improve your ability? The fifth activity report visits a manor house in Wales to take part in a photographic holiday course. Bill Buckley looks at what develops.
Film editor MAX WHEELER Producer TOM SAVAGE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Editor: Max Wheeler
Producer: Tom Savage

: EastEnders

by Glen McCoy.
'Be great to spend an evening with you. Sitars, candlelight - tandoori. Magic!'
(For cast see Thursday page 62)
Short Story: and Competition: page 16
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Glen McCoy
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Graham Lough
Script editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Matthew Robinson

: One by One

A serial in 12 episodes based on the Zoo Vet books by DAVID TAYLOR 5: End of an Era by JOHNNY BYRNE starring with and With the zoo about to close, a stocktaker has to salvage what he can and dispose of the animals. Some of his methods cause a great deal of worry for Turner and Reilly....
Produced by BILL SELLARS
Directed by MICHAEL E. BRIANT (R)


Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Michael E. Briant
Donald Turner: Rob Heyland
Ben Bishop: Peter Gilmore
Paddy Reilly: James Ellis
Ethel Ledbetter: Sonia Graham
Lady Ann: Catherine Schell
Maggie Raymond: Heather James
Mr Challon: Clifford Rose
Len: Ken Kitson
Mr Joice: Declan Mulholland
Landlord: Royston Tickner

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Please send letters to Barry Took. Points of View. BBC Television Centre. London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Barry Took.

: Nine O'Clock News

with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: Andrew Harvey

: Hideaway

An original serial in six parts by CHARLIE HUMPHREYS starring Ken Hutchison Clare Higgins
Ron Moody with Tony Selby , Harold Innocent Gary Whelan , Jimmy Jewel 4: 'I tucked them up, I ripped them off. What they going to do when they get me back? They'll probably do their best to bury me.'
Fight arranger GARETH MILNE
Music composed by RICHARD HARVEY Photography ELMER COSSEY Film editor IAN PITCH


Unknown: Charlie Humphreys
Unknown: Ken Hutchison
Unknown: Clare Higgins
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Tony Selby
Unknown: Harold Innocent
Unknown: Gary Whelan
Unknown: Jimmy Jewel
Unknown: Gareth Milne
Composed By: Richard Harvey
Composed By: Photography Elmer Cossey
Editor: Ian Pitch
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Michael E. Briant
Ann Wright: Clare Higgins
Colin Wright: Ken Hutchison
Tracy Wright: Gabrielle Anwar
Robert Hammel: Jimmy Jewel
Det Sgt Adams: Ron Moody
Det Con Evans: Sebastian Abineri
Sid: Brian Croucher
Terry Staples: Tony Selby
Tommy: Gary Whelan
Arnie: Harold Innocent
Jenny: Gillian de Terville
Jan: Peter Van Dissel
Pieter: Hugo Bower

: Film 86

with Barry Norman
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Out of Africa -
Robert Redford and Meryl Streep star in this love story set in Kenya. The film has been nominated for 11 Oscars. Plus an interview with Meryl Streep.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Meryl Streep.
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: Nothing But the Best

Last in the parents' guide to secondary education. Power to the Parents
How much has the teachers' action disrupted parental involvement in school?
Beverly Anderson assesses the short and long term effects of the dispute with a panel representing parents, headteachers, and the NUT. She also raises viewers' queries concerning discipline, homework, the move from primary to secondary school, and the potentially important role of parent governors. Director CATHARINE SEDDON Producer JOHN BROOKE
For information pack send a large sae (28p) to Nothing But the Best, [address removed]
0 INFO: page 7718


Director: Catharine Seddon
Producer: John Brooke

: Sportsnight Special

Highlights of one of the evening's outstanding football matches, plus the latest news from Wembley of FRANK BRUNO 's heavyweight battle with GERRIE COETZEE. The fight will be shown exclusively in Sportsnight tomorrow at 10.0 pm.
Commentator Barry Davies Television presentation JOHN SHREWSBURY
Videos, Botham's Ashes BBCV 5015; The People's Champion BBCV 5017; Harry Carpenter 's Videobook of Sport (1) BBCV/B 5011:
Harry Carpenter 's Videobook of Sport (2) BBCV/B 5019, from retailers


Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Gerrie Coetzee.
Commentator: Barry Davies
Editor: John Rowlinson
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: 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