• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Business Breakfast

(Timetable on Monday)

: Breakfast News

Nicholas Witchell and Andrew Harvey. (Timetable on Monday)


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

With Zoe Ball , Chris Jarvis and Ratz.
Cartoon. Rpt Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis

: Why Don't You...?

How to make your own video animation. Rpt Stereo FACTSHEET: send a large sae with two second class stamps to [address removed]

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

The Patch Stop. Rpt Stereo

: Get Your Own Back

Game show. Rpt Stereo


The guide to what's happening all around the country, with Andi Peters.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Charlie's Angels

American series continuing the Daily Detective season, with Kate Jackson ,
Farrah Fawcett-Majors , Jaclyn Smith. The Big Tap Out. Sabrina, Jill and Kelly try to trap a compulsive gambler who has turned to burglary. Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Kate Jackson
Unknown: Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Unknown: Jaclyn Smith.

: Cartoon

: News subMied

Regional News; Weather

: Pebble Mill

Actress Stephanie Cole talks to
Alan Titchmarsh.


Talks: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Neighbours

(Fordetails see 5.35pm) Stereo Subtitled

: Going for Gold

European quiz, with Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: The Only Game in Town

Romantic drama starring Elizabeth Taylor
Warren Beatty
A chorus girl hoping for a happy marriage falls in love with a gambler.
Director George Stevens (1970)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Warren Beatty
Director: George Stevens
Fran Walker: Elizabeth Taylor
JoeGrady: Warren Beatty
ThomasLockwood: Charles Braswell
Tony: Hank Henry

: Cartoon

: The Bots Master

With Toby Anstis and Ratz. Stereo
Cartoon series. Stereo


Unknown: Toby Anstis

: Spirit Rider

Four-part adventure series.
2: Paul's hostility towards Jesse becomes a real problem.

: Newsround

: Record Breakers

With Roy Castle , Cheryl Baker and Kriss Akabusi.


Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi.

: Neighbours

Julie is unable to take advantage of her love potion. Annalise's job is under threat.

: Six O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis and Jill Dando. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Jill Dando.

: Top of the Pops

Chart show featuring today's hits and pre-chart exclusives. Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Ric Blaxill


Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Ric Blaxill

: EastEnders

Della has some news for her mother, and Ricky's time keeping lets him down.
This week's episodes written by Richard Zajdlic and Tony Etchells
Series producer Barbara Emile Director Jeremy Woolf
(Omnibus edition is next Sunday)
Stereo Subtitled 87


Written By: Richard Zajdlic
Written By: Tony Etchells
Producer: Barbara Emile
Director: Jeremy Woolf
Della Alexander: Michelle Joseph
Binnie Roberts: Sophie Langham
Biancajackson: Patsy Palmer
Ricky Butcher: Sid Owen
Caroljackson: Lindsey Coulson
Alan Jackson: Howard Antony
NigelBates: Paul Bradley
DebbieBates: Nicola Duffett
Grant Mitchell: Ross Kemp
Sharon Mitchell: Letitia Dean
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Steve Elliot: Mark Monero
Ian Beale: Adam Woody An
Cindy Beale: Michelle Collins
GitaKapoor: Shobu Kapoor
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Arthur Fowler: Bill Treacher
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
David Wicks: Michael French
Sanjay Kapoor: Deepak Verma
Lesley McManus: Gina Cameron
Natalie Price: Lucy Speed

: QED Live Luggage

It's a normal day at the green customs channel at Heathrow airport. A random check on a jumpy passenger carrying a camcorder case reveals a deadly cargo.... six live rattlesnakes.
Producer Will Aslett , who made this film about the animal quarantine stations near Heathrow's Terminal 4, witnessed the incident - and several more like it. Finches from Senegal, stuffed 150 to a cage the size of a briefcase, and a suspiciously cold bag packed with the thawing carcasses of a hunter's booty, from armadillos to silver foxes, bound for an Italian taxidermist. Last year alone, 12,853 animals, mostly endangered species, were seized.
All the animals that arrive at
Heathrow, whether smuggled or legally imported, have to go through the quarantine station, Europe's first line of defence against disease. But it's an uphill struggle: five new diseases have entered the UK in the past 18 months and the relaxing of European laws on quarantine is makingtheir work even harder. Director Madeleine Hall
Series producer Tim Haines A Touch production for BBCtv
BOOKLET: please send achequefor£2.50, payable to BBC Education, to[address removed]


Producer: Will Aslett
Director: Madeleine Hall
Producer: Tim Haines

: The Imaginatively Titled Punt and Dennis Show

More stand-up comedy and sketches as Steve and Hugh look at the worrying decline in edukashun standerds.


Comedian: Steve Punt
Comedian: Hugh Dennis
Director: David G Hillier
Producer: David Tyler

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Regional News
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: French and Saunders

In the first of a double bill featuring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders , the pair pay homage to The Silence of the Lambs and preview a new blockbusting mini-series.
Director Bob Spiers ; Producer Jon Plowman


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: French and Saunders in Space Virgins from the Planet Sex

A film starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
When a space probe crash lands on the remote planet of Zeta 5, its ruler summons his elite Space Rats division. If their planet is to be saved they must travel to earth to breed with its most brilliant inhabitants.
Directors Keith Allen and Peter Richardson
Producer Lolli Kimpton
A Comic Strip production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Directors: Keith Allen
Directors: Peter Richardson
Producer: Lolli Kimpton

: BBC Proms 1994

The"first 100 years" theme continues with this re-creation of a Wagner night, a regular feature ofthe Proms' early years. It's given by the BBC National
Orchestra of Wales under their principal conductor Tadaaki Otaka.
Highlights of the concert given last night open with the stirring Tannhauser overture, the most performed work in the history of the Proms, and the Venusberg Music from the same opera. One of Wagner's Wesendonck Songs follows, in which the soloist is Anne Evans , and the concert reaches its climax with two excerpts from
Gotterdammerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music and Brunnhilde's
Immolation Scene.
"Singing at the Promsis always a wonderful occasion," says the Welsh soprano, "but bringing back the Wagner night is particularly exciting- a great and much loved tradition. After singing Brunnhilde for four years at Bayreuth it will be fun to bring her to London as a prelude to next year's Ring at Covent
Garden. It's simply the most marvellous scene to sing - like takingoff and sitting on a cloud." Introduced by James Naughtie. Director Bob Coles
SeneseditorPeterManiura Stereo


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
Unknown: Venusberg Music
Unknown: Anne Evans
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Director: Bob Coles

: Choices

Family drama starring George C Scott
Jacqueline Bisset
A retired judge is confronted with a moral dilemma when his young wife and daughter both become pregnant.
With Melissa Gilbert , Merwan Mehta and Steven Flynn. Director David Lowell Rich (1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Unknown: Melissa Gilbert
Unknown: Merwan Mehta
Unknown: Steven Flynn.
Director: David Lowell Rich

: 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