• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Mother Teresa

A prayer for the prisoner.

: BBC Breakfast News

With Nicholas Witchell and Laurie Maver.
6.34-6.55 Business Breakfast
0 CEEFAX BREAKFAST SERVICE: call up page 400 on teletext.


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Laurie Maver.

: News

Weather followed by Easter
Children's BBC
Introduced by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
Heathcliff with Cats and Co (R)


Introduced By: Simon Parkin
Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Why Don't You...?

An adventure drama series.

: News

Weather followed by Turnabout

: Easter Children's BBC

The Playbus stops today at the Patch Stop.
Story: Penguin Pete and Pat. Written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister
Producer Anne Gobey


Unknown: Penguin Pete
Illustrated By: Marcus Pfister
Producer: Anne Gobey
Patch's friend: Vanessa Amberleigh
Storyteller:: Simon Davies

: Mother Teresa

A prayer for the soldier.

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
With Eamonn Holmes and Jayne Irving.
Producer Peter Hamilton


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Jayne Irving.
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live
With Alan Titchmarsh and Judi Spiers.
Executive editor Steve Weddle


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Judi Spiers.
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours

Scott returns from Brisbane. (Cast page 34. Repeated at 5.35pm)

: Turnabout

The words are one and cat to find the Turnabout champion of 1990. With Rob Curling.

: The Terry Fox Story

Robert Duvall
Eric Fryer
When Terry Fox recovers from the trauma of having his cancerous leg amputated, he decides to do a run to raise money for cancer research.
Based on a moving true story.
Screenplay Edward Hume Producer Robert Cooper
0 FILMS: pages 19-20


Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Eric Fryer
Unknown: Terry Fox
Unknown: Edward Hume
Producer: Robert Cooper
Bill Vigars: Robert Duvall
Terry Fox: Eric Fryer
Darrell Fox: Christopher Makepeace
Rika: Rosalind Chao

: Rupert

Introduced by Andi Peters.
Rupert and the pirates.


Introduced By: Andi Peters.

: Mersey Tales

Sonia tells the story
Spacemen by Nick Mclvor. Director Graham Booth Producer Celia Bonner
BBC North - Manchester (R)


Unknown: Nick McLvor.
Producer: Celia Bonner

: Simon and the Witch

4: The Witch goes looking for George. (R)
(For cast see page 38)

: Tricky Business

A magic comedy series for children, written by Jim Bywater.
Guests Lizbeth Warlock Tim Clothier
2: Tim Clothier , an 11-year-old magician from Somerset, brings his vanishing cabinet to the show this week. with Anthony Davis Thomas Duncan and Rad Kohanzad. Director Adrian Mills
Producer Judy Whitfield


Written By: Jim Bywater.
Unknown: Lizbeth Warlock
Unknown: Tim Clothier
Unknown: Tim Clothier
Unknown: Anthony Davis
Unknown: Thomas Duncan
Unknown: Rad Kohanzad.
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Woody: David Wood
Mickie: Paul Zenon
MrSadd: John Surman
Crabtree: Marcus Clarke
Jeanie: Sonya May
Hanna: Prudence Oliver
Zoe: Patsy Palmer

: Newsround

: Blue Peter

Easter festivities fill the studio today, along with tasty morsels that mark another religious celebration.
With Yvette Fielding John Leslie and Diane Louise Jordan.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan.

: Neighbours


: Six O'Clock News

With Anna Ford and Chris Lowe.
Weather Bernard Davey


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Top of the Pops

The latest countdown in vision and sound from the current Top 40 Chart. Introduced by Mark Goodier.
(Simultaneous Broadcast: with Radio 1)


Presenter: Mark Goodier
Lighting Director: Geoff Beech
Producer/Director: Paul Ciani

: EastEnders

Episode by Brendan J. Cassin.
It's a big day for the Karim family as Shireen gets ready to meet the man her parents wish her to marry.
Across the square, Cindy is with the man she should have married.
(For cast see page 38)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Brendan J. Cassin

: Tomorrow's World

As scientists in a Russian laboratory perfect their unique laser projection system to produce giant television images, western commercial interests watch, ready to snatch it up.
With Judith Hann , Howard Stableford, Peter Macann and Kate Bellingham. Producers Michael Mosley
Cynthia Page and Edward Briffa Studio directer Phillip Dolling Editor Richard Reisz


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Unknown: Kate Bellingham.
Producers: Michael Mosley
Unknown: Cynthia Page
Editor: Richard Reisz

: Russ Abbot

Russ Abbot brings a formidable array of comic characters to the screen.
Noel Coward has a spot of trouble with a crocodile, and the first part of a hilarious adventure begins when
Anthony and Lucy discover a syndicate of chocolate and vanilla fudge smugglers.
Producer/Director John Bishop (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Russ Abbot
Unknown: Noel Coward
Director: John Bishop

: Nine O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton.
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Birds of a Feather

A comedy series by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Tracey gets into hot water over money and Sharon spreads her wings.
An Alamo production for BBCtv
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Laurence Marks
Writer: Maurice Gran
Producer: Esta Charkham
Director: Tony Dow
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Ranjith: Gordon Warnecke
Dave: Stephen Marcus
Andrew: Trevor Laird
Lisa: Christine Ellerbeck
Mr Edmund: Paul Mari
Cashier: Janet Kay
Det Insp Monte: Ross Kemp
Customer: Jackie Cowper

: Crimewatch UK

The programme in which viewers across the country can help police solve serious crime.
Could you have seen schoolboy Michael Bolton since he disappeared from the village of Eyam in Derbyshire in May 1989? Or perhaps you hold the clue to the mysterious murder of Southall insurance salesman
Surinder Gill ?
Detectives are waiting for your call tonight to the Crimewatch studio. If you can help, ring [number removed].
Presented by Nick Ross and Sue Cook with Chief Inspector Colin Fry and WDC Jacqui Hames. Producer Nikki Cheetham Editor Angela Holdsworth Details on Ceefax page 618
('Crimewatch UK Update'at


Unknown: Michael Bolton
Unknown: Surinder Gill
Presented By: Nick Ross
Presented By: Sue Cook
Unknown: Colin Fry
Unknown: Jacqui Hames.
Producer: Nikki Cheetham
Editor: Angela Holdsworth

: Cagney and Lacey

Sharon Gless Tyne Daly
The investigation of what at first appears to be a simple case of an abandoned baby turns into a nightmare for Cagney and Lacey. Both women have several unpleasant lessons to learn.


Unknown: Sharon Gless
Unknown: Tyne Daly
Chris Cagney: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove

: Crimewatch UK Update

The latest developments in tonight's cases based on viewers' calls.

: International Cricket

West Indies v England
Highlights of the Fifth Test from St John 's, Antigua. It's been a series full of surprises. England will be hoping for a few more on the first day of the final test.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. 0 VIDEOS: 'The Ashes - Victory in Australia', 'Botham's Ashes', 'John Arlott 's Vintage Cricket', '25 Not Out', 'The Ashes - Fast and Furious'. 'Clive Lloyd 's Finest
Hour: 1975 World Cup Cricket' and others available at £9.99 each.
W MAGAZINE: the spring issue of 'Grandstand' magazine available at newsagents, price 95p.


Unknown: St John
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Clive Lloyd

: Mother Teresa

A prayer for those who cannot pray.

: Ramadan: a Month to Remember

For adult Muslims,
Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and celebration. But what about their children?
Imam B D Muradadeen hears from both Muslim and non-Muslim schools to discover what this holy month means to the youngest observers of Islam. Director Terry Bailey
Producer Steve Benson


Director: Terry Bailey
Producer: Steve Benson

: 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