• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Brum


: Mortimer and Arabel

Puppet comedy drama.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard .........................................


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Tim Orchard

: Decisions

A series in which Dr David Cook talks to people who have made life-changing or heart-breaking decisions. This week Allan Bland and Dr Jim Howe talk about their decision to end the life of 22-year-old Tony Bland four years after the Hillsborough disaster. Rpt Stereo.


Talks: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Allan Bland
Unknown: Dr Jim Howe
Unknown: Tony Bland

: First Light

On National Music Day, Linda Mitchell meets Radio 2's Don Maclean to discover what makes religious music popular. Also, choirboy Anthony Way sings The Lord's Prayer. (Stereo)


Unknown: Linda Mitchell
Unknown: Don MacLean

: See Hear!

Magazine for people with hearing difficulties. Today, a discussion programme from Swansea on whether there should be so many deaf organisations. With signingand subtitles. Rptd on Tuesday 11. 15am on BBC2 Stereo ...

: Next

Lifestyle and interests of the retired.

: Cricket: Second Test

Live coverage from Lord's of the fourth day's play between England and the West Indies. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Coverage continues on BBC2 in Sunday
Grandstand. Stereo ...................


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: News; On the Record

Shadow education secretary, David Blunkett , talks to John Humphrys about Labour's plans for schools.
Editor Nelson Mews


Talks: David Blunkett
Unknown: John Humphrys

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Athletics

Live coverage of the climax of the European Cup final in Lille, France. Including
3.05 Women's 200 metres
3.15 Men's 200 metres
3.25 Women's 10,000 metres
4.10 Men's 5,000 metres
4.30 Women's 4 x 400 metres
4.40 Men's 4x400 metres
Commentary by David Coleman , Brendan Foster , Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson. Producer Martin Webster


Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Martin Webster

: The Clothes Show

Today's programme looks at graduate fashion week as Britain's young fashion . designers show their graduating collections. With Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin and Brenda Emmanus.


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus.

: Masterchef

Today, it's the second semi-final.
Presented by Loyd Grossman, with guests chef Stewart Cameron and broadcaster
Sue MacGregor.
See Stewart Cameron: page 47


Presented By: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Stewart Cameron
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Stewart Cameron

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Don Maclean presents a live programme from Pebble Mill, Birmingham, to celebrate National Music Day. Including a variety of psalm-based songs including 0 Praise Ye the Lord and Praise Him on the Trumpet. Plus the winning entry from the Write a Psalm for Today competition.
Producer John Forrest ; Editor Helen Alexander
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.10am on BBC2
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 2


Unknown: Don MacLean
Producer: John Forrest
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Small Talk

Three contestants try to second-guess children's often unpredictable responses to questions. With Ronnie Corbett.
Director Rick Gardner ; Producer Danny Greenstone


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Fawlty Towers: Communication Problem

Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth
Basil has to deal with the world's worst hotel guest.
See today's choices.


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Basil: John Cleese
Sybil: Prunella Scales
Polly: Connie Booth
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Mr Yardley: Mervyn Pascoe
Mr Thurston: Robert Lankesheer
Mr Firkins: Johnny Shannon
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Terry: Brian Hall
Mr Mackintosh: Bill Bradley
Mr Kern: George Lee

: The Vet

Sixth of a seven-part drama series. Starring Suzanne Burden Richard Hawley
Ten Green Bottles. A mysterious death at the kennels leads to a terrifying discovery and a full-scale emergency.
Written by Tony Etchells ; Producer Tony Virgo
Director Charles Beeson


Unknown: Suzanne Burden
Unknown: Richard Hawley
Written By: Tony Etchells
Director: Charles Beeson
Jennifer Holt: Suzanne Burden
Chris Lennox: Richard Hawley
Murray Wilson: Neil McKinven
Laura Sinclair: Gabrielle Cowburn
Colin English: Richard Hope
Elaine English: Helena Little
Michael Fleet: Tim Dutton
Alan Sinclair: Richard Bonneville
Patricia Lennox: Diana Kent
. Danny English: Ben Howells
Steven Holt: Tom Brodie
Sarah Hallam: Janet Amsbury
Maddy: Matyelok Gibbs
Claire: Charlotte Williams
Abby Lennox: Lydia Frater
Charlotte Lennox: Ella Brown
Inspector: Patrick Romer

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Oliver's Travels

Third of a five-part comedy-thriller written by Alan Plater and starring Alan Bates , Sinead Cusack
Why Did We Eat the Frogs? Oliver and Diane go through a mock wedding ceremony. Meanwhile Baxter is still on theirtrail.
Producer David Cunliffe ; Director GilesFoster
* Clement Freud entertains
Alan Bates : page 32


Written By: Alan Plater
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Producer: David Cunliffe
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Alan Bates
Oliver: Alan Bates
Diane: Sinead Cusack
Baxter: Bill Paterson
Delaney: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Robson: Mollie Sugden
Police woman: Charlie Hardwick
Michael: Morgan Jones

: Mastermind

Tonight, from a Victorian banking hall in the City of London, where the specialist subjects are John Lennon , King
George V, Shakespeare's plays and Magna Graecia (the Greeks in southern Italy). With Magnus Magnusson. Director David Mitchell ; Producer
Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Heart of the Matter

Life in the Freezer
Jennifer [text removed] has made history by being born nearly five years after she was conceived. She is one of thousands of babies frozen as embryos before being defrosted and born normally. Next year, doctors may be forced to dispose of frozen human embryos because the law allows them to be kept for only five years. Joan Bakewell asks what should happen to these embryos. Series producer Anne Reevell ; Editor
John Drury. ........................................ ♦See This Week: page 11


Unknown: Jennifer [text removed]
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Anne Reevell
Editor: John Drury.

: A Tomorrow's World Special

Mir-Shuttle Live
Live coverage as the US space shuttle Atlantis attempts to dock with the Russian space station Mir. With Howard Stableford and Shahnaz Pakravan , and experts, cosmonaut Helen Sharman , British born astronaut Michael Foale and Patrick Moore. See today's choices. Producer Philip Dolling ; Editor Edward Briffa
Youcanuseyourphone.faxorcomputertoput questions to the experts. Furtherinformation on Ceefax page 623. Stereo ...................


Unknown: Shahnaz Pakravan
Unknown: Helen Sharman
Unknown: Michael Foale
Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Producer: Philip Dolling
Editor: Edward Briffa

: Cricket: Second Test

Highlights of today's play. Stereo.

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore takes part in a flight aboard the KuiperAirbome Observatory. Producer Pieter Morpurgo


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Invasion of the Saucer Men

Science fiction comedy.
Driving along a quiet country roadatnight, newlyweds Johnny and Joan accidentally run over an alien monster and unleash a reign of revenge and terror which threatens the very existence of the earth.
Director Edward lCahn (1957) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 63-68


Unknown: Johnny Steve Terrell
Unknown: Joan Gloria Castillo
Unknown: Joe Frank Gorshin
Unknown: Larkin Raymond Hatton
Unknown: Art Lyn Osborn.
Unknown: Russ Bender

: 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