• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhen ac yn agoa Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwyno: Owen Edwards Y cynhyrchu:
Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Y golygydd: Nan Davies
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Little Mouk: Part 1

A second showing of a film from Germany.

In the first part of this Arabian fairy-tale, Little Mouk leaves home and sets off across the desert in search of the Merchant of Happiness.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Recorded highlights of this year's Edinburgh International Festival production.
Presented by Scottish Command
An edited of the Outside Broadcast televised on August 18 from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle


Producer: Brigadier Alasdair MacLean
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Television presentation: Alan Rees

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to: Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Ebb and Flow

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Maggie and Tom visit Babbage at his country home, but Alison's life is far less peaceful as she tries to stop Tim taking the wrong road. As her difficulties grow, Joanne wonders whether she will ever again know what it is like to be happy.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: David Whitaker
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Babbage: Donald Morley
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
Iris: Louise Dunn
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Mark: Gareth Davies
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Oscar Larbrook: Benny Lee
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Richard: Moray Watson
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Maureen: June Murphy
Mr Sherwood: Nigel Arkwright

: Like Jazz

A short session with Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.
Introduced by Alan Dell.


Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Presenter: Alan Dell
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: The Bob Hope Show

Starring Bob Hope
with Guest stars, Steve Allen, Joan Collins, Joannie Sommers, David Rose and his Orchestra
Special guest, Jack Paar
A programme recorded in America


Comedian/presenter: Bob Hope
Guest star: Steve Allen
Guest star: Joan Collins
Guest star: Joannie Sommers
Musicians: David Rose and his Orchestra
Special guest: Jack Paar

: Hugh and I

A new comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Cyril Smith, Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Mollie Sugden, Jill Curzon


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Paul Bernard
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Arthur Wormold: Cyril Smith
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon

: The News

: Police Emergency

Written and produced by Julian Claman.
Day and night, for three exciting months, N.B.C. cameras and microphones followed two cops in Patrol Car 1509 through the streets of New York. This is the striking record of some of the unusual, often dangerous emergencies they dealt with.


Writer/producer: Julian Claman
Narrator: Walter Matthan
Executive producer: Irving Gitlin

: Music for Voice and Cellos

from the Edinburgh International Festival
Galina Vishnevskaya soprano, Mstislav Rostropovich cello
with Kenneth Heath, Jack Long, Gethyn Wykeham-George, Hilary Robinson, Kenneth Law, Peter Willison, Peter Muscant cellos

Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 1 and 5 by Villa-Lobos
A recording made by BBC Outside Broadcast cameras of a concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cellist: Kenneth Heath
Cellist: Jack Long
Cellist: Gethyn Wykeham-George
Cellist: Hilary Robinson
Cellist: Kenneth Law
Cellist: Peter Willison
Cellist: Peter Muscant
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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