• 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: Science Day

Today's story is "Kenny's Good Idea" by John Skinner

(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Presenter: Rick Jones
Presenter: Diane Dorgan
Author (Kenny's Good Idea): John Skinner
Devised by: Michael Jessett
Scripted by: Carole Ward
Produced and directed by: Michael Grafton Robinson
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: What are the Facts?: Oil on the Beaches

Every year about a million tons of oil gets into the sea. What happens to it? What damage does it cause? Is there a completely effective way of getting rid of it? An enquiry by Derek Cooper
With Dr Molly Spooner, Arthur Simpson, Dr June Byrom


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Interviewee: Dr Molly Spooner
Interviewee: Arthur Simpson
Interviewee: Dr June Byrom
Director: Edward Milner
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Wheelbase: The Cost of a Car

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring
With Michael Frostick and Judith Jackson

Motoring expenses have tripled in the past ten years and the AA estimates that a one-litre family car driven for 10,000 miles a year now costs £10 a week to keep on the road. Does the London Motor Show at Earls Court offer any hope of cheaper motoring in the year ahead?
Car salesmen are giving away petrol, accessories, even free holidays in a bid to bring the customers back to the showrooms. Although the Hillman Imp has been reduced by £50 British Leyland are increasing their prices. The cheapest cars in the British market are imports-the 4-door Citroen Dyane and the 2-door Fiat 500.



Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Associate Producer: John Mills
Associate Producer: Christopher Rainbow
Producer: Brian Robins

: The First Churchills: Part 3: Plot Counter-Plot

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers and John Standing

(Shown on Saturday)


Writer: Donald Wilson
Sarah Churchill: Susan Hampshire
John Churchill: John Neville
Charles II: James Villiers
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing

: The French Cinema: Sait-on jamais?

starring Francoise Arnoul, Christian Marquand
with Robert Hossein, Franco Fabrizi, O. E. Hasse

A young writer competes with a sixty-year-old baron and his henchman for the attentions of a beautiful but unscrupulous woman. Originally released as When the Devil Drives, this was Vadim's second feature film
Music composed by John Lewis and played by the Modern Jazz Quartet
Written and directed by Roger Vadim



Music composed by: John Lewis
Music played by: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Writer/director: Roger Vadim
Producer: Raoul Levy
Sophie: Francoise Arnoul
Michel: Christian Marquand
Sforzi: Robert Hossein
Inspector Busetti: Franco Fabrizi
Baron von Bergen: O.E. Hasse

: News Summary, Weather


: Line-Up: Friday

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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