• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Breakfast News

With Andrew Harvey and Tanya Sillem.


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Tanya Sillem.

: Kilroy

Topical discussion. Stereo

: Newshound

News quiz. Stereo VIEWERS' QUIZ: phone [number removed] (calls cost 36p Per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times)

: Playdays

With Zoe Ball , stereo
Playground Stop. Rpt


Unknown: Zoe Ball

: Good Morning.... with Anne and Nick

Featuring 10.40 Consumer Sleuth 10.45 Needlecraft 11.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather 11.05 TV Comment 11.10 Agony Phone-In 11.20 Star Guest of the Day
11.30 Video Horoscope 11.40 Touch of Love
11.45 Survivors 11.55 Hot Line
12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News;
Weather Stereo

: Pebble Mill

EastEnders star Mike Reid and radio personality John Walters join
Judi Spiers.


Unknown: Mike Reid
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Judi Spiers.

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Going for Gold

Quiz with Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: Quest for Love

Sci-fi drama starring
Tom Bell , Joan Collins
Following an explosion young physicist Colin Trafford finds himself transported into an earlier world.
Director Ralph Thomas (197
FILM REVIEWS page 59-66


Unknown: Tom Bell
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Colin Trafford
Director: Ralph Thomas
Colin Trafford: Tom Bell
Ottilie: Wan Collins
TomLewis: Denholm Elliott
Sir Henry Larsnstein: Laurence Naismith
Jennifer: Lyn Ashley

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

With Toby Anstis.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Moomin

: Spacevets


: It'll Never Work

A series bringing technology and inventions you won't see anywhere else. This week: a new design for toilets. With Sally Gray , Angela Lamont and Jez Nelson.


Unknown: Sally Gray
Unknown: Angela Lamont
Unknown: Jez Nelson.

: Newsround

: Byker Grove

Marcus is made an offer he can't refuse and Jemma learns a terrible secret.
This week'sepisodes written by Judy Forshaw A Zenith North production for BBCtv


Written By: Judy Forshaw
Marcus: Oliver Stone
Kolton: Stevie-Lee Pattinson
AngeL: Vicky Taylor
Katk: Lesley Saint John
Jemma: Nicola Ewart

: Neighbours

Helen's plans to thwart Jim's affections leaves Pam bitterly disappointed. As Doug, Brad and Gaby are reunited, Beth and Cameron form an unusual association with Lou.
(For cast see Wednesday. Shown at 1.30pm)

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft 915 5


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Hearts of Gold

In the last programme of the series, more unsuspecting heroes are lured to the studio to receive their Hearts of Gold award for courage or kindness. Chris Cheetham is recognised for saving the life of a man who had fallen beneath the frozen surface of an icy canal. Another winner is 6-year-old Richard [text removed] , who held a three-month vigil at his brother Robert's bedside in an attempt to bring him out of a coma. Presented by Esther Rantzen and Mike Smith
Director Stuart McDonald
Series producer Richard Woolfe
BBC BOOK: HEART OF GOLD - poems, with illustrationsby 10-year-old
Joanna [text removed]and some celebrity friends, £4. 99 from bookshops


Unknown: Chris Cheetham
Unknown: Richard Jackson
Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Presented By: Mike Smith
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Richard Woolfe
Unknown: Joanna Parkinson-Hardman

: EastEnders

The Butchers find that a new house doesn't necessarily mean a better way of life; Mark has a surprise present for Michelle; and a Home Office official has some awkward questions for Phil.
Episode written by Lisa Evans
(For cast see Thursday)


Writer: Lisa Evans

: Children's Hospital

More real-life drama at Sheffield Children's Hospital, this week from the cancer ward. Fifteen-month-old Jonathan [text removed] has been diagnosed with a tumour of the kidney. To save his life the organ must be removed. It is a very tense time for his parents Cathy and Ian and hours before the emergency operation he catches a cold. Will the operation have to be cancelled? Bright and bubbly 13-year-old Bunty has a rare tumour. She's been in and out of hospital for months but at last the massive doses of chemotherapy are beginning to take effect. Producer Tracy Cook
Series producer Richard Bradley


Unknown: Jonathan [text removed]
Producer: Tracy Cook
Producer: Richard Bradley

: A Question of Sport

Ian Botham is joined by Linford Christie , Olympic gold medallist and world 100m champion, and Bryan Robson , the Manchester United midfielder with 90 caps for
England. On Bill Beaumont 's team are Jo Chamberlain ,
England's most outstanding player in the women's cricket World Cup final, and Duke McKenzie, the only British boxer to have held world titles at three different weights. Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Linford Christie
Unknown: Bryan Robson
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Jo Chamberlain
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Between the Lines

Hard-hitting drama about investigations within the police force, starring Neil Pearson After police attempts to disperse a crowd of demonstrators go tragically wrong, Clark's investigation is hampered by the local chief constable. His team embarks on a race against time to establish the truth before the pressure to find a scapegoat becomes too great.
Episode written by Ron Rose
Producer Peter Norris ; Director Roy Battersby


Unknown: Neil Pearson
Written By: Ron Rose
Producer: Peter Norris
Director: Roy Battersby
TonyClark: Neil Pearson
Harry Naylor: Tom Georgeson
Maureen Connell: Siobhan Redmond
Chief Supt Graves: Robin Lermitte
Commander Sullivan: Hugh Ross
Angela Berridge: Francesca Annis
Richard Newman: Bob Mason
Kate Roberts: Barbara Wilshere
Chief Constable Harmswortk: Bernard Hill
ChiefSupt Tattershall: Kenneth Colley
DCCBirman: James Cosmo
ACCJanLewis: Dearbhla Molloy
DAC John Convey: Ralph Brown
InspHanna: John Francis
Tommy Burton: James Garbutt

: Omnibus

The Russian Striptease
The Soviet authorities did not like sex.
Discussion and expression of sexuality were strictly curbed; sexual dissidents were treated as harshly as political dissidents. But with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia finds itself in the middle of a sex boom.
Erotica, strip shows and pornography proliferate, and Russian citizens can finally talk openly about their private lives.
Andrzej Fidyk 's film records the sexual revolution that came nearly 30 years late, with writers, painters, sculptors, strippers, prisoners, prostitutes and even rock stars talking about the opportunities and pitfalls of a new, sometimes chaotic way of life. Series editor Nigel Williams


Unknown: Andrzej Fidyk
Editor: Nigel Williams

: Breaker Morant

Drama starring
Edward Woodward
Jack Thompson
At the height of the Boer War three members of the "Bushveldt Carbineers" are court-martialled for murder - as an example to the others.
Director Bruce Beresford (1979)


Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Jack Thompson
Director: Bruce Beresford
Breaker Morant: Edward Woodward
Major JF Thomas: Jack Thompson
Capt Alfred Taylor: John Waters
Lt Peter Handcock: Bryan Brown
LtColDenny: Charles Tingwell
Capt Simon Hunt: Terence Donovan
Lt Ian Hamilton: Vincent Ball
CplSharp: Chris Haywood
Sgt Major Drummond: Ray Meagher
Christian Botha: Russel Kiefel

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15 Executive Business Club: scrambled 381213 3.15 Legal
Network Television: scrambled

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