• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News; weather;

Sam on Sunday (Radio 2)

: David Kremer

with Sunday Scene
Music and information about what you can do and where you can go-this Sunday.

: Quest

A look at religious and social issues in London, including a run down of what's on in the local churches


Presented By: John Hope
Presented By: Owen Spencer Thomas

: Religious News



Read By: Owen Spencer Thomas

: Weekly Echo

TOM VERNON looks at the London scone through the columns of some of the local papers.

: News Extra

Radio London reporters investigate an important issue in the news affecting London

: Michael Freedland

with You Don't Have to Be Jewish
The world through Jewish eyes, but not necessarily for Jewish ears alone.

: Sportsline

Your chance to talk to a London sporting personality. This week: Trevor Bailey


Unknown: Trevor Bailey

: Charlie Gillett

with Honky Tonk
Featuring the roots and shoots of rock 'n' roll

: The B'n'B Show

TONY WILLIAMS With the best Of reggae and the black beat. Producer DAVID CARTER


Producer: David Carter

: Black Londoners

(Edited version of fast Friday's broadcast)

: Family Matters

Mothers and fathers around London talk over the mixed blessings of family life with JOHN BROWN and SARAH LOVE-GROVE. Producer KEITH YEOMANS


Unknown: John Brown
Producer: Keith Yeomans

: Holiday Scene

A consumers guide to holidays - where to go and how to get good value for money
Presented and produced by TONY FREEMAN and FRANK DAWES


Produced By: Tony Freeman
Produced By: Frank Dawes

: The Play's the Thing

A weekly programme about amateur theatre.

: The Siege of Kut

ROGER CLARK talks to one of the soldiers of the siege of Kut, which took place in Mesopotamia during the First World War. C. E. Burwood now lives at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and is the last survivor of the epic event.


Talks: Roger Clark
Unknown: E. Burwood

: John Snagge Goes Diving

JOHN SNACGE visits the divers' training centre of the Port of London Authority in the Royal Albert Docks. He talks to divers about their work, dons a 1801b diving suit and broadcasts from beneath the water while he saws through a two-inch plank of wood.


Unknown: John Snacge

: From Our Own Correspondent

(First broadcast on Radio 4)

: Know What I Mean?

MALCOLM LAVCOCK and MAUREEN GALVIN tackle the questions raised by people at school, leaving school, starting work or starting unemployment.


Unknown: Malcolm Lavcock
Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: London Sounds Eastern

Music, ideas and what's on guide from London's Asian communities. Presented by VERNON COREA. Producers KEITH YEOMANS and MALCOLM LAYCOCK


Presented By: Vernon Corea.
Producers: Keith Yeomans
Producers: Malcolm Laycock

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