• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Miranda Connell, Colin Jeavons
In the story chair, Donald Bisset
Today's story is called "The King and the Moon"

This week's Dressing-Up Day takes place inside a real castle when Miranda and Colin go to visit Bodiam Castle on the Sussex Downs. As usual, Dressing-Up Day is on Tuesday. Wednesday's story is about another castle. This one belongs to Babar, the King of the Elephants. Then, through the windows, a real baby elephant takes a bath. On Thursday Miranda makes a Play School flag; and on Friday Donald Bisset tells one of his own stories about a lion.
(to 11.20)


Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Colin Jeavons
Storyteller: Donald Bisset

: Free-Time: 5: Voluntary Work

Five programmes on outside interests for women at home.
Introduced by John Stockbridge.
(Shown on Sunday on BBC-1)


Presenter: John Stockbridge
Director: John Eidinow
Executive Producer: Beryl Radley

: Newsroom

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson and Peter Woods
with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey, Michael Clayton, Tom Mangold, Brian Saxton, David Tindall, Richard Whitmore and the correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News.


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods
Reporter: Martin Bell
Reporter: Michael Blakey
Reporter: Michael Clayton
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Brian Saxton
Reporter: David Tindall
Reporter: Richard Whitmore

: Marty

Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took.
Starring Marty Feldman
co-starring John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor
with Roland MacLeod



Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Additional material: John Cleese
Additional material: Graham Chapman
Additional material: Terry Jones
Additional material: Michael Palin
Additional material: Donald Webster
Additional material: Philip Jenkinson
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian: Marty Feldman
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Tim Brooke-Taylor
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod

: Mr. Rossi Buys a Motor Car

Another episode in the misadventures of the irrepressible Mr. Rossi. (Colour)


Drawn by: Franco Martelli
Director: Bruno Bozzetto

: The Glory That Remains: ...of Persia and India: 4: Invaders and Converts

Isfahan-The Maiden Shah
Written by Robert Erskine.
For a thousand years from the beginning of the sixth century Persia was the corridor for the conquering Mongol hordes. Despite the carnage of each invasion the elegance and beauty of Persian culture flourished.
Robert Erskine presents the glittering legacy of Islamic art, which today reaches its zenith in the golden dome of the holy city of Mashad. (Colour)


Presenter/Writer: Robert Erskine
Producer: Adrian Malone

: Theatre 625: The Pistol Shot

by Nicholas Bethell
Based on a short story by Alexander Pushkin
Starring John Ronane, Peter Jeffrey, Ann Bell, Ilona Rodgers

Silvio is a crack shot and champion duellist in the Russian army of the nineteenth century. When he is deliberately insulted by an arrogant colleague his fellow officers expect him to issue a challenge. The reason why he prefers to let the insult go and appear a coward involves another more long-standing affair. Silvio is after bigger game - a wealthy baron and his bride, one of the most beautiful women in Russia.


Writer: Nicholas Bethell
Based on a story by: Alexander Pushkin
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: John Gibson
Silvio: John Ronane
Stefan: Michael Bilton
Andrei: Philip Bond
Ivan: John Hollis
Sergei: Peter Marinker
Alexander: Sean Arnold
Sofia: Ann Bell
Paul: Andrew Robertson
Nicholas: Wesley Murphy
The Baron: Peter Jeffrey
The General: Michael David
Matvei: Dennis Shaw
The Baroness: Ilona Rodgers

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.
"Not quite the thing" (Jane Austen)


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Brian King
Presenter: Sheridan Morley

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