• 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

7.40 Class and 1848. 8.5 Poetry in Public.
8.30 The Early Music Hall. 8.55 Computers - Social Implications. 9.20 Unions and Management. 9.45 Actress at Risk.
10.10 Shrine of St Peter. 10.35 Seven Steps to Revolution? 11.0 Ideas for the Future. 11.25 The Major Histocompatibility Complex. 11.50 Classroom Interaction. 12.15 Who Plans Ealing? 1.5 Paris: La Belle Epoque. 1.30 Experimental Design.


Unknown: St Peter.

: Saturday Cinema Western Double-Bill: 1 Tumbleweed

Audie Murphy , Chill Wills
Accused of deserting a wagon train when attacked by Indians, Jim Harvey - a young scout - sets about trying to clear his name. His only ally is a remarkable and unusual horse....
Produced by ROSS HUNTER
Directed by NATHAN JURAN. Films: page 15


Unknown: Audie Murphy
Unknown: Jim Harvey
Produced By: Ross Hunter
Directed By: Nathan Juran.
Jim Harvey: Audie Murphy
Laura: Lori Nelson
Sheriff Tub Murchoree: Chill Wills
Aguila: Ralph Moody
Nick Buckley: Roy Roberts
Louella Buckley: K T Stevens
Lam Blandon: Russell Johnson

: Adventure Game

A Problem for Time-Travellers
Many light years away on the far side of the galaxy lies Arg, a small planet of little consequence. On a day-trip from Earth by time-machine are ELIZABETH ESTENSEN , FRED HARRIS and MARK DUGDALE.
The Argonds, a polite race of advanced dragons, find it amusing to test these visiting time-trippers. Argonds: CHARMIAN GRADWELL CHRISTOPHER LEAVER , IAN MESSITER MOIRA STUART


Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Mark Dugdale.
Unknown: Charmian Gradwell
Unknown: Christopher Leaver
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Director: Ian Oliver
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Saturday Cinema: 2 The Lawless Breed

Rock Hudson , Julia Adams
Young John Wesley Hardin leaves his Texas home to escape the ill-treatment of his stern preacher father. But when he kills a man in a card game, he begins a legendary career as one of the most famous gunfighters in the history of the West.
Screenplay by BERNARD GORDON , based on a story by WILLIAM ALLAND Produced by WILLIAM ALLAND
Directed by RAOUL WALSH. Films: page 15


Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: Julia Adams
Unknown: Young John Wesley Hardin
Unknown: Bernard Gordon
Story By: William Alland
Produced By: William Alland
Directed By: Raoul Walsh.
John Hardin: Rock Hudson
Rosie: Julia Adams
Jane Brown: Mary Castle
J G Hardin: John McIntire
Ike Hanley: Hugh O'Brian
Jim Clements: Dennis Weaver
Dirk Hanley: Lee van Cleef

: International Badminton

The Friends' Provident Masters Tournament from the Royal Albert
Hall, London. Highlights of this afternoon's finals.


Unknown: Royal Albert

: Serfs

A season of films from China starring Wongdui, Padmayangje
This dramatic story of a Tibetan serf and his eventual triumph over the man who enslaved him might be a medieval melodrama, with its ' living-Buddha ' secretly raising a private army. In fact, the film is set in the 1950s and the leading actor's own life closely resembled that of the serf he plays.
Screenplay by HUANG ZONGJIANG Directed by LI JUN


Play By: Huang Zongjiang
Directed By: Li Jun
Jampa: Wongdui
Jampaa boy: Young Wongdui
Ahma: Jampa
Grandmother: Shichochoma
Blacksmith: Young Doje
Gezong, blacksmith's son: Little Doje
Lamka: Padmayangje
Lamkaa child: Trashilam
Old Lama Gedun: Dundrubpintso
Old Living Buddha, Chhoephel: Tsethrinlozang

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Orrell v Moseley
Orrell is one of the fastest developing clubs in English rugby. With young players like John Carleton and Peter Williams , and Steve Baimbridge in the pack, they provide a fluid and exciting style of rugby. This is their first home match with Moseley, underlining the strength of their fixture list. Moseley have already con. firmed their strength this season, running up some high scores.
NIGEL STARNTER-SMITH commentates on this match as well as reporting on the midweek game between Surrey and Zimbabwe. He also takes a look at the new stadium developments at Twickenham.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: John Carleton
Unknown: Peter Williams
Unknown: Steve Baimbridge

: We, the Accused

by ERNEST RAYMOND , dramatised in five parts by JULIA JONES
3: Chief Inspector Boltro, assigned to investigate Elinor's death, has ordered an exhumation. Paul has decided to make a run for it and Myra, believing in his innocence, has agreed to go with him.


Unknown: Ernest Raymond
Unknown: Julia Jones

: International Badminton

The Friends' Provident Masters Tournament The best of the action from this afternoon's finals.

: The River Flows East in Spring

A season of films from China starring Bai Yang , Tao Jin
Part 1: Wartime Separation
In Shanghai in 1931, night-school teacher Zhang is an anti-Japanese activist, the idol of his workmates. After many years' resistance Zhang is captured, but escapes to Chongquing. Soon he has forgotten his wife and child in Shanghai and thinks only of the glamorous and powerful Wang Lizhen ...
This epic saga of the downfall of a patriotic hero proved hugely successful when it was released in 1947, and formed a significant part of the people's intellectual preparation for communist victory.
Written and directed by CAI CHUSHENG and ZHENG JUNLI
(A Chinese film with English subtitles; First showing on British television; Black and white). Films: page 15 at 11.30 News on 2; Weather and at 11.35
The River Flows East in Spring Part 2 : Darkness and Dawn


Unknown: Bai Yang
Unknown: Tao Jin
Unknown: Wang Lizhen
Directed By: Cai Chusheng
Unknown: Zheng Junli
Sufen: Bai Yang
Zhang: Tao Jin
Zhang's mother: Wu Yin
Zhang's father: Yan Gongshang
Zhang Zhongmin: Gao Zheng
Wang Lizhen: Shu Xiuwen
He Wenyan: Shangguan Yunzhu

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