• 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 with spring gardening tips;
Glynn Christian cooks up some more recipe ideas.


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

: The Goode Kitchen

In the first often programmes Shirley Goode approaches the mundane daily tasks of shopping and cooking with the light of battle in her eyes. Watch, and you'll discover why she has the reputation of being a magician with money. Jenny Day is keen to pick up Shirley's money-saving tips. Director GEORGE AUCKLAND Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS (R)


Unknown: Shirley Goode
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Play School

Presenter Floella Benjamin Guest Fred Harris Story: Cold Feet by SUSAN EAMES (R)


Presenter: Floella Benjamin
Presenter: Guest Fred Harris
Unknown: Susan Eames

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Quarter-finals
CLIFF THORBURN (3) and RAY REARDON (6) were the seeded players supposed to be starting their best-of-25-frame matches. ALEX HIGGINS and WILLIE THORNE might well have had something to say about that.
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage of both matches from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Introduces: David Icke

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News
Weather News BILL GILES


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Pebble Mill at One

with Josephine Buchan
Marian Foster , Paul Coia and Magnus Magnusson
In the second of his reports from the Cognac Film
Festival, Paul Coia has an exclusive interview with the legendary Hollywood hell-raiser Robert Mitchum. He talks about his distinguished film career, turbulent life and, more surprisingly, his laundry! Seeing stars of a different kind is astronomer Heather Couper , and dog-trainer Sylvia Bishop has more tips for coping with your pet in the car.


Unknown: Josephine Buchan
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Paul Coia
Unknown: Robert Mitchum.
Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Sylvia Bishop

: Mop and Smiff

Written and presented by Mike Amatt
4: The Carnival BBC Manchester (R)


Presented By: Mike Amatt

: World Snooker

DAVID icke introduces further coverage

: Regional News

: The Amazing Adventures of Morph

The Dog Show
Introduced by Tony Hart Animators PETER LORD and DAVID SPROXTON


Introduced By: Tony Hart
Introduced By: Animators Peter Lord
Introduced By: David Sproxton
Producer: Patrick Dowung

: Pigeon Street

A Cold Day
With the voices of George Layton and John Telfer Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Produced By: David Yates

: Laurel and Hardy

Circus Runaways

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes from a story by JOAN EADINGTON
Part 7 by VALERIE GEORGESON Mam makes her decision about the rabbit - but it still leaves Jonny with a problem.


Story By: Joan Eadington
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe
Jonny: Richard Holian
Mam: Jane Lowe
Dad: Leslie Schofield
Albert: Tommy Robinson
Humphrey: Jeremy Austin
Rita: Sue Devaney
Mavis: Debbie Norris
Miss Broom: Karen Meagher
Mr Box: Harry Beety
Pam: Georgina Lane
Jinny: Adele Parry
Josie: Rachel Powell
Lily: Sophie Buckley
Martin: Dexter Lynch
Nadine: Abigail Fisher
Peter: Alexander Moran

: Lift Off!

This week Su Pollard invades the Lift with a cookery demonstration and Craig Charles has something to say about America. with THE VICIOUS BOYS FIVE STAR and the FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS Sound TREVOR WEBSTER Lighting DON BABBAGE Designer MARY GREAVES Producer JOHN SMITH
Series producer JUDY WHITFIELD


Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Trevor Webster
Unknown: Don Babbage
Designer: Mary Greaves
Producer: John Smith
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Lift boy: Greg Rogers
Ms Walsh: Maggie Henderson
Sally: Sally Dewhurst

: Seaview

A comedy series in six parts
George discovers that helping a mate can sometimes be uncomfortable and that other families have problems too. 5: Happy Families
Executive producer PAUL STONE Director MARILYN FOX (R)


Unknown: Chris Barlas
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Marilyn Fox (r)
Sandy: Yvette Fielding
George: Aaron Brown
James: Chris Hargreaves
Mrs Shelton: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Mr Shelton: David Gooderson
Mrs Moffatt: Diana Rayworth
Policewoman: Pat Browning
'Mr Pickwick': Johnny Allan

: Newsround China: Pandas in Peril

The giant panda is one of the world's best-loved creatures, but also one of the most threatened. There could be as few as 1,000 left in the wild, mist-covered mountain forests of China.
John Craven reports from behind the 'bamboo curtain' on a unique joint-project between the World Wildlife Fund and the Chinese government to save this rare animal from extinction. He visits the Wolong breeding and research centre in the heart of the panda's homeland in this special programme - the first of its kind by a television team from the West.
Picture editor PETER HODGE
Executive producer ERIC ROWAN Director NICK HEATHCOTE


Editor: Peter Hodge
Director: Nick Heathcote

: Six O'Clock News

Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world 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
There are many different
Londons. One is the London of pomp and circumstance and tradition. The same
London, seen through younger eyes, is a place of wonder and excitement. It is this mix that makes London
Britain's number one tourist attraction and a magnet for millions of short-stay visitors. John Carter reports.
The whole winter away in the sunshine and warmth of southern Spain at a price many can afford is a proposition that is attracting more and more visitors from Britain, especially from the ranks of the retired.
Anne Gregg reports from Fuengirola.
In the studio, the latest news and comment to help you make your holiday decisions. Studio director BELINDA GILES
Production assistant SARAH HYDE Producer TOM SAVAGE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg

: EastEnders

by Liane Aukin.
'Desperate times need desperate remedies'.
(For cast see Thursday page 61)
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Liane Aukin
Title music: Simon May
Title music: Leslie Osborne
Designer: Keith Harris
Script editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Tony Virgo

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Quarter-finals
DENNIS TAYLOR (1), the holder, and CLIFF THORBURN (3) are the seeded players who are confidentlyexpected to be playing tonight, with TERRY GRIFFITHS. ALEX HIGGINS , RAY REARDON and WILLIE THORNE all hoping to have qualified to be on stage at the Crucible Theatre too.
DAVID VINE knows the names, and introduces the frames.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Terry Griffiths.
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Willie Thorne

: Points of View

Barry Took with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer PENELOPE mills


Unknown: Barry Took

: Nine O'Clock News

Julia Somerville and John Humphrys present the day's news with BBC teams at home and abroad
Regional News Weather News


Unknown: Julia Somerville
Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Kenny Everett Television Show

Why did Gerald climb the au pair? What were the morris dancers doing behind the bottle-bank? Is Vivian's moustache really a tax dodge? Watch Kenny tonight and learn the answers to these questions and less. Written by RAY CAMERON


Written By: Ray Cameron
Written By: Barry Cryer.
Written By: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Designers Graham Lough
Unknown: Richard McManan-Smith
Producer: John Bishop (r)

: Miami Vice

When a frightened young mother and her baby are targeted for extinction by mobsters, Crockett and Tubbs race to find her first. The key to her whereabouts lies with Sonny's old Vietnam buddy Robbie Cann , for whose new-born son Crockett has just become godfather. But the cops learn that
Robbie is related to another type of godfather and that, when it comes to crime, blood may be thicker than water.


Unknown: Robbie Cann
Written By: Frank Military
Directed By: Barry Mastrogeorge
Sonny Crockett: Don Johnson
Ricardo Tubbs: Philip Michael Thomas
Frank Doss: Frankie Valli
Lt Castillo: Edward James Olmos
Switek: Michael Talbott
ZitO: John Diehl
Trudy: Ollvia Brown
Gina: Saundra Santiago
Robbie Cann: James Remar
Johnny Cannata: Tom Signorelli
Ample Annie: Karla Tamburrelli

: Birdwatch Live from Florida

The second of three programmes
Spoonbills on Sanibel Tony Soper tries for pink-and-white roseate spoonbills - most colourful birds in the Sunshine State. Today he reports live from Sanibel, a sun-drenched, white-sanded island on the Gulf Coast, specifically from the J. N. 'Ding' Darling
National Wildlife Refuge set up 40 years ago to stem the tide of holiday homes and retirement condominiums. He's also looking for yellow-crowned night herons, black-necked stilts and a host of others.
To see a breeding colony of roseate spoonbills, plus dignified 'preacher-bird' wood storks, there are pictures from islands in Tampa Bay, further up the Gulf Coast.
Books, Discovering Birds: practical advice on enjoying birds, E3.50 Discovering Animals, E4.95 paperback, f 8.95 hardback
The Flight of the Condor, £7.95 available from booksellers


Unknown: Sanibel Tony Soper

: Film 86

with Michael Parkinson
The programme that keeps you in touch with the world of cinema.
Jewel of the Nile:
Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas star as romantic fiction writer and adventurer in this sequel to Romancing the Stone.
The Legend of Billie Jean :
'Supergirl' Helen Slater is the leader of a gang which takes revenge on the local teenage bad guys.


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Billie Jean
Unknown: Helen Slater
Director: Bruce Thompson
Producer: Jane Lush

: 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