• 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 Incomes Policy

7.5 Maths - Fourier Transforms

7.30 Neural Modelling

: Closedown

: Labour Party Conference

Live coverage of the third day of the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.
Reporting team: Robin Day
David Dimbleby


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Play School

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Blackpool.

: Closedown

2.0 pm Live coverage of the afternoon session.

: Open University

5.0 Mental Health - Whittingham Hospital

5.25 Classroom Interaction

5.50 Cuba, The Revolutionary Alternative

6.40 Where is Wales?

7.5 Interval

: Take Another Look

at The Beginning of Life
Throughout the animal kingdom, the creation of new life from an egg and a sperm is a both beautiful and mysterious process.


Director: Brian Daubney
Producer: Peter Riding

: Weather

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler , including every Thursday UK Report. from BBC news correspondents in Britain, with Robin Day at the Labour Party Conference Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: John Tisdall

: Diary of a Village

One year in Heddington, Wiltshire. A documentary serial in eight parts. 2: Christmas, the Goose, and Auntie Vi
At the eleventh hour the schoolmaster's wife, Pat Stothard , dons the goose's feathers, and the panto is saved. Auntie Vi has a fall and spends Christmas in hospital. Calves are born in lowly cattle sheds, there are cards and was-sails, and yuletide cheer from pulpit and pub.
Film editor JOHN BARNES
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer MARK ANDERSON


Unknown: Pat Stothard
Editor: John Barnes
Producer: Mark Anderson

: First Impressions

The new monthly edition of The Book Programme in which guest critics review a selection of the month's top titles in conversation with Robert Robinson.
This month's critics are Richard Hoggart Germaine Greer and Michael Billington
Among the books they'll be discussing: Henry and Cato, a new novel by IRIS MURDOCH ; Kinflicks, a,n American bestseller by LISA ALTHER ; and Alone of all Her Sex: the Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary by MARINA WARNER.
Studio director MARTIN L. BELL Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Michael Billington
Novel By: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Lisa Alther
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Philip Speight

: The Hollywood Musical: Oklahoma!

Starring Gordon Macrae, Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger
If there's one kind of film that Hollywood has always made bigger and better than anyone else, it is the musical. This season of some of the biggest and the best opens with a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
Oklahoma cowboy Curly waits until the last minute to invite Laurey to the Box Social. Out of pique, Laurey tells him that she is going with Jud, the hired hand, but she soon has reason to regret her impulsive action.
Films: page 17


Director: Fred Zinnemann
Curly: Gordon MacRae
Ado Annie: Gloria Grahame
Laurey: Shirley Jones
Jud Fry: Rod Steiger
Will Parker: Gene Nelson
Aunt Eller: Charlotte Greenwood
Ali Hakim: Eddle Albert
Paw Carnes: James Whitmore
Gertie: Barbara Lawrence
Skidmore: Jay C Flippen
The Marshal: Roy Barcroft

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

MARTIN MUNCASTER reads The Unknown Citizen by W. H. AUDEN


Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: W. H. Auden

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