• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Open University

6.40 Biotechnic Community

7.05 Reading Development

7.30 Simulation Modelling

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The New Toy written by ELIZABETH MACDONALD photographs by JAMES MATTHEWS-JOYCE Presenters this week:
Karen Platt , Lionel Morton


Written By: Elizabeth MacDonald
Unknown: James Matthews-Joyce
Unknown: Karen Platt
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes
8 : Catering for the Community Commentary by DEREK COOPER
Producer IAN WOOLF
3.55 Interval


Commentary By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Ian Woolf

: State of Play

- pre-school education now A series of ten programmes 8: Pre-School Mathematics
When small children tidy up, sort things out and make judgments about scale and distance are they being ' mathematical '? If they are, how should teachers ' intervene '? Presenter ALAN LITTLE


Presenter: Alan Little
Director: Ian Rosenbloom
Producer: Roger Owen

: Closedown

: Open University

5.00 Handicapped in the Community

5.25 Earth Materials: 2

5.50 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure

6.15 Foundation Maths: Errors

6.40 Education by Satellite

: Film as Evidence

A series of five films
3: Something has to be Done
During the last few months of the war, the newsreels reflect a general attitude of grim satisfaction at the total defeat of the Germans. How soon after May 1945 did this begin to change, and why?.


Producer: Howard Smith

: Weather

: Newsday

with Ludovic Kennedy
Robin Day , Richard Kershaw Richard Whitmore
Throughout the week Newsday brings you the latest news. Television's most experienced interviewers bring a series of personal and topical interviews and discussions. with the leaders in this country and from all over the world who make the decisions that matter, and the men and women affected by them.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Producer: John Reynolds
Producer: Christopher Capron

: The Waltons: The Birthday

Starring Richard Thomas as John-Boy, Michael Learned as Olivia Walton, Ralph Waite as John Walton, Will Geer as Grandpa, Ellen Corby as Grandma

Grandpa is stricken by a heart attack and desperately despondent about his condition, causing the entire Walton family to make every effort to restore his will to live.


Executive Producer: Lee Rica
John-Boy: Richard Thomas
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandpa: Will Geer
Grandma: Ellen Corby

: Our Mutual Friend: Part 1

by Charles Dickens
The BBC2 serial: dramatised in seven parts by Julia Jones and Donald Churchill
Finding a body in the Thames is a common enough occurrence in Victorian London. But a corpse that carries a claim to a fortune naturally excites the curiosity of fashionable society...

(Repeated Saturday)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Julia Jones
Dramatised by: Donald Churchill
Gaffer Hexam: Duncan Lamont
Lizzie Hexam: Lesley Dunlop
Rogue Riderhood: John Collin
Retainer: John Baker
Twemlow: Jeffrey Gardiner
Mortimer Lightwood: Andrew Ray
Mr Veneering: John Golightly
Lady Tippins: Agnes Lauchlan
Mrs Veneering: Liza Ross
Mr Podsnap: John Savident
Mrs Podsnap: Jo Warne
Mr Boots: Richard Stilgoe
Eugene Wrayburn: Nicholas Jones
Charley Hexam: Jack Wild
Julius Handford: John McEnery
Inspector: Brian Wilde
Juryman: Stuart Latham
Music composed and conducted by: Carl Davis
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Peter Hammond

: Horizon

Inside the Shark
The shark, maneater, monster of the deep, and these days, friend of Hollywood. But is the shark's popular image fact or fiction? Horizon sets off in search of the reality behind the jaws.
We visit the Shark Attack File jn Florida with records of over 1,700 attacks on man. We also talk to some of the world's leading marine biologists and ask ' what is a shark, what makes it tick, and will it really eat you? ' Narrator PHILIP MADOC
Wititen and produced by TONY EDWARDS


Narrator: Philip Madoc
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Produced By: Tony Edwards

: How Green was My Father?

A Welsh odyssey for 1976 by HARRI WEBB starring Ryan as Jenkin Jenkins III JR (and many others) and Max Boyce as the Spirit of the Valleys (and no one else)
It is the year of the Bicentennial; and all good Americans are searching for their roots. The quest brings Jenkin Jenkins III JR back to the Land of his Fathers and the ancestral seams of Jenkins-town. Community spirit is strong in the Valleys but there appears to be more than a family likeness between the returning native and the folk who greet him in those long streets.
Film cameraman RUSS WALKER Film editor BILL MAINMAN


Unknown: Harri Webb
Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Russ Walker
Editor: Bill Mainman
Producer: Richard Lewis.

: Newsnight

Presented by Richard Whitmore Weather


Presented By: Richard Whitmore

: Closedown

The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna by CHARLES WOLFE


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Sir John Moore
Unknown: Charles Wolfe

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