• 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

: Edgar Kennedy

in Sock Me to Sleep
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Jeremy Paxman Sally Magnusson and John Stapleton


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: John Stapleton

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Eamonn Holmes


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Kilroy

with Robert Kilroy-Silk


Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk

: News

Weather followed by The Flintstones Dr Sinister (R)

: Play School

Andy Crane with programme news and birthday greetings followed by Presenters Chloe Ashcroft lain Lauchlan
Story: When Annabel was Rani for a Day by SHEILA FONT (R) and The Wombles by ELISABETH BERESFORD
Told by Bernard Cribbins (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Told By: Bernard Cribbins

: Five to Eleven

with Joanna Lumley


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: News

Weather followed by Open Air with Pattie Coldwell and Eamonn Holmes


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: News, Weather followed by: Daytime Live

with Pamela Armstrong Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers
Today a ray of winter sunshine as Alison Rice joins the team to hear your holiday reports. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Pamela Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Alison Rice

: One O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Weather Bernard Davey

: Neighbours

Charlene receives a mysterious phone call. Helen takes over at the helm of Home James. Zoe bids farewell to Paul. Madge and Helen have words. This week's cast:
Written by SALLY WEBB
Introduced by Frank Bough
This year is the 20th birthday of the original holiday programme: Holiday 88, and to celebrate there's an exciting new series coming up. This week, Anne Gregg treks through the foothills of the Himalayas, explores the ancient city of Kathmandu and takes an elephant safari into the jungle.
Kathy Tayler goes Greek Island hopping, from the sophistication of Mykonos to the dramatic volcanic island of Santorini.
And Frank Bough looks at that great British tradition - the Blackpool Lights. He discovers you can have a great day out and still get change from a 'tenner'. In the studio, up-to-the-minute advice to help you plan your dream holiday.
40 COMPETITION: page 44


Written By: Sally Webb
Written By: Ginny Lowndes.
Written By: Greg Millin
Written By: Reg Watson.
Written By: John Linton
Directed By: Max Varnel.
Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Frank Bough
Shane Ramsay: Peter O'Brien
Tom Ramsay: Gary Files
Madge Mitchell: Anne Charleston
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Paul Robinson: Stefan Dennis
Scott Robinson: Jason Donovan
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Daphne Lawrence: Elaine Smith
Zoe Davis: Ally Fowler
Clive Gibbons: Geoff Paine
Lucy Robinson: Kylie Flinker
Mike Young: Guy Pearce
Charlene Mitchell: Kylie Minogue
Mrs Mangel: Vivean Gray
Graham Gibbons: Peter Harvey.Wright
Vicki: Charmaine Gorman
Kate: Jenny Seedsman
Tony Chapman: Peter Bensley
Alex Carter: Kevin Summers

: The Thorn Birds

COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH 'S bestselling novel adapted for television in five parts.
2: While friends and family celebrate her 75th birthday,
Mary Carson reveals to Ralph her desire for him, and Meggie is troubled by his apparent indifference to her. But looming on the horizon is a disaster that will overshadow all the Clearys' lives. (R)
(For cast see page 27. Part 3 tomorrow at 1.50pm)


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Unknown: Mary Carson

: Paddles Up

First of four programmes
The first heat of television's international white-water canoeing competition from
Llangollen, North Wales, for the Norwich Union Trophy. Top medal winners from Europe race over a formidable course of natural and man-made obstacles on the River Dee.
Commentators Chris Rea and John Gosling


Commentators: Chris Rea
Commentators: John Gosling

: Henrys Cat

Andy Crane - starting with by BOB GODFREY and STAN HAYWARD The Hypnotist (R)


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Stan Hayward

: Philomena

with Johnny Ball
Producer GREG CHILDS (R)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Producer: Greg Childs

: Laurel and Hardy

in Pet Shop Polly (R)

: George's Marvellous Medicine

Told by Rik Mayall for Jackanory
Today: The Cook-up (R)


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Told By: Rik Mayall

: Yogi Bear

Robin Hood Yogi (R)

: The Really Wild Show

with Terry Nutkins.
Nick Davies and Chris Packham The wild bunch are back!
Solo diver
British waters contain 120,247 seals - and one sealion. So, Terry makes a unique dive with the only wild sealion in Britain.
Top of the Pops
Nick lets a meerkat loose in the studio.
Tailed around London
Why do animals have tails? Chris feels the benefit of a tail of his own!


Unknown: Terry Nutkins.
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Chris Packham

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

A series of 20 programmes Episode 1 by CHRIS ELLIS
First day at school for a new first year, but plenty of old faces are back as well. Ziggy and Robbie start off the new term with even less enthusiasm than usual. This week's cast:
Devised by PHIL REDMOND Script editors


Unknown: Chris Ellis
Editors: Anthony Minghella
Editors: Leigh Jackson
Producer: David Leonard
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Director: Albert Barber
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mrs Reagan: Lucinda Curtis
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Mr Griffiths: George A. Cooper
Mrs Pearson: Julia Goodman
Ziggy: George Christopher
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Gonch: John McMahon
Helen Kelly: Ruth Carraway
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Calley: Simone Hyams
Jane Bishop: Joann Kenny
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Trevor: John Drummond
Vince Savage: Steve West
Louise: Alison McLaughlin
Laura: Fiona Lee-Fraser
Fred: Simon Vaughan
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Justine Dean: Rachel Roberts
Chrissy: Sonya Kearns
Susi Young: Lynne Radford
Matthew Pearson: Paul Adams
'Tegs' Ratcliffe: Sean Maguire
Clarke Trent: Darren Cudjoe
Paula: Andrea Sharkey
Lucy Pearson: Kerry Binns
Gonch's next door neighbour: Elaine Williams
Simon Peers: Peter Meakin
Mauler: Joshua Fenton
Mauler gang members: Stuart McGregor
Mauler gang members: Warren Jackson
Mauler gang members: Ian Congdon
Girl in CDT: Marissa Lindsay
Boy in playground: Robert Charge
Girl in cloakroom: Sara Richards
Boy in cloakroom: Adam Clamp

: Neighbours

: Six O'clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Philip Hayton
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Regional news magazines

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

: Holiday 88

Introduced By: Frank Bough.This year is the 20th birthday of the original holiday programme: Holiday 88, and to celebrate there's an exciting new series coming up. This week, Anne Gregg treks through the foothills of the Himalayas, explores the ancient city of Kathmandu and takes an elephant safari into the jungle.
Kathy Tayler goes Greek Island hopping, from the sophistication of Mykonos to the dramatic volcanic island of Santorini.
And Frank Bough looks at that great British tradition - the Blackpool Lights. He discovers you can have a great day out and still get change from a 'tenner'. In the studio, up-to-the-minute advice to help you plan your dream holiday.
40 COMPETITION: page 44


Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Unknown: Frank Bough

: EastEnders

by Bill Lyons.
"So many people to say goodbye to..."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Den: Leslie Grantham
Pat: Pam St Clement
Angle: Anita Dobson
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Lou: Anna Wing
Colin: Michael Cashman
Barry: Gary Hailes
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Darren: Gary McDonald
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Chris Smith: Allan O'Keefe
Mary: Linda Davidson
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Mags: Kathryn Apanowicz
Gerry: Jason Watkins
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Pete: Peter Dean
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Donna: Matilda Ziegler
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Dr Legg: Leonard Fenton
Rezaul: Tanveer Ghani
James Willmott-Brown: William Boyde

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman is joined by captains Bill Beaumont and Emlyn Hughes and their teams of top sporting celebrities.
They each face questions on the famous facts and feats from the funniest to the greatest moments in sport. Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY BBC North West


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Emlyn Hughes
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Divided We Stand

by MYRA TAYLOR starring
Anna Keaveney and Shaun Curry featuring
Maggie McCarthy Peter Childs and Vivienne Martin
Since Maisie barred Bert from the matrimonial bedroom he has been sleeping in the boxroom.
The arrival of their daughter, who is pregnant and has left her Spanish husband, puts an even greater strain on the sleeping arrangements - or could it be to Bert's advantage?
Film cameraman COLIN DEEHAN Studio lighting DON BABBAGE Designer DEREK EVANS
Studio director SUE BYSH
Producer and film director
(Postponed from 15 December)


Unknown: Myra Taylor
Unknown: Anna Keaveney
Unknown: Shaun Curry
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Peter Childs
Unknown: Colin Deehan
Unknown: Don Babbage
Designer: Derek Evans
Director: Harold Snoad
Maisie: Anna Keaveney
Susan: Michelle Holmes
Bert: Shaun Curry
Drab woman: Pauline Jefferson
Old woman: Joyce Grundy
Jack: Peter Childs
Edna: Vivienne Martin
Rita: Maggie McCarthy
Landlady: Paula Jacobs

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk and Debbie Thrower
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: An Affair in Mind

Screenplay by MICHAEL BAKER
Based on the novel
The Face of Trespass by RUTH RENDELL starring
Stephen Dillon and Amanda Donohoe with Jean-Laurent Cochet and Matthew Marsh
The end of the affair is just the beginning for Gray. He can leave the phone off the hook, but shutting her out of his mind is impossible. His obsession has fatal consequences.
Music composed by NIGEL HESS Designer OLIVER BAYLDON Film editor PAM BOSWORTH Photography IAN PUNTER
Produced by JACKY STOLLER Directed by COLIN LUKE


Unknown: Michael Baker
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Stephen Dillon
Unknown: Amanda Donohoe
Unknown: Jean-Laurent Cochet
Unknown: Matthew Marsh
Composed By: Nigel Hess
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Produced By: Jacky Stoller
Directed By: Colin Luke
Gray: Stephen Dillon
Tiny: Richard Hammatt
Woman at party: Anne Lambton
Dru: Amanda Donohoe
Man at party: Trevor Ray
Hotel receptionist: June Ellis
Miss Platt: Hilary Mason
Bank teller: Christopher Downing
Estate agent: Owen Brenman
ISObel: Kay Stonham
Francis: Mark Lambert
Charmian: Joanna Phillips-Lane
Honore: Jean-Laurent Cochet
Enid: Evie Garratt
Gardener: Howard Cooke
Jeremy Rawlings: Tex Fuller
Jones: Ben Robertson
Woman with baby: Rani Singh
RSPCA receptionist: Maria Warner
Det Insp Brodd: Matthew Marsh
Stapleton: Christopher Stahl
Dr Finnegan: Edmund Dring
Dido: Champ
Stunt arranger: Bill Weston

: The Magic Rectangle

An Anatomy of the Television Personality
Written and presented by Robert Robinson
The magic rectangle - a geometric figure that has only to be placed around the head and shoulders, and suddenly everyone is looking at you. Without any very obvious, or any very special talent for doing anything in particular, you become the person everyone sees ...
Robert Robinson anatomises this novel phenomenon, and asks those who underwent the transformation whether the casual nature of the attention they received makes them feel disposable, whether the most enduring television personality would be one with no characteristics whatsoever, why television personalities so much resent the phrase, and why in the whole history of the thing,
; only one person has ever ' refused it ...
Film editor ALAN LYGO


Presented By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Editor: Alan Lygo

: 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.

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