• 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 Chardin and the Female Image. 7.5 Paris: La Belle Epoque. 7.30 Structural Power 2: Cultural Penetration.

: Labour Party Conference 1981

Live coverage of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Reporting team: ROBIN DAY


Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
Story: "I Remember"
Told by Dennis Cox
Presenters Sheelagh Gilbey, Stuart McGugan
(Repeated on BBC1 at 3.55 pm)
Materials needed for Play School on Ceefax page 278
Book - Play School Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops. Play On (record REC 332, cassette ZCM332) Bang-on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, cassette MRMC 004); from record shops


Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Storyteller: Dennis Cox

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Brighton

: Micros in the Classroom

The first of two films about microcomputers in UK Schools today.
Secondary Computing has been taught at Oundle School, for nearly 20 years: what new prospects does the micro provide? A Birmingham school shows that useful industrial liaison is possible; and a report from Newcastle on what the local Microelectronics Education Centre provides for teachers.


Film Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Open University

4.50 The Ombudsman. 5.15 Nitrogen fixation: 2. 5.40 Maths: Convergence.
6.5 M101/28 Geometry: Axioms. 6.30 Managing the Desert Margin.

: Paint!

The third of a series of ten programmes
John FitzMaurice Mills invites you to start painting. Flower Painting
Book (same title), £2.75, from Bookshops (Next programme: Wednesday 6.55 pm) For details of a beginners' painting com
petition being run by the BBC and the National Union of Townswomen's Guilds, send an SAE to this address : National Union of Townswomen's Guilds, [address removed]


Producer: Dick Foster

: Art Unlimited with George Melly

3: L. S. Lowry : A Street in Clitheroe
L. S. Lowry's paintings of the industrial North describe a world which has partly vanished. It is an innocent world, where factory girls and flat-capped men meet, argue, struggle and survive with a unique sense of togetherness.


Unknown: L. S. Lowry
Producer: David Heycock

: Return Call to Brass Tacks

In the last programme of the series Eric Robson reports what viewers have been saying about the issues raised in last week's Brass Tacks.
Producer PETER HAMILD i Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Peter Hamild
Editor: Colin Adams

: News Summary

with subtitles for . the hard-of-hearing, followedby Weather

: Picasso's Picassos

This summer London's Hayward Gallery has been host to Picasso's Picassos to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Five,hundred paintings, sculptures and drawings from his private ,collection, all works that He had created and from which he couWn't be parted. In this programme, fidwin Mullins introduces the work of this extraordinary draughtsman, colourist and innSvator, *
Executive producer BILL MORTON


Written By: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Bill Morton
Director: Bob Lockyer

: Des O'Connor Tonight

Starring Des O'Connor who plays host to some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Des sings, jokes and talks in the company of his guests from both sides of the Atlantic.
Tonight's special guests are: from Britain Jim Davidson, Lena Zavaroni; from America Garry Shandling


Presenter/Entertainer: Des O'Connor
Comedian: Jim Davidson
Singer: Lena Zavaroni
Comedian: Garry Shandling
Orchestra directed by: Colin Keyes
Programme Associate: Neil Shand
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Design: Bob Cove
Executive Producer: James Moir
Producer: Brian Penders

: A Kick Up the Eighties

The second of six comedy programmes that look at life in the 1980s. starring Richard Stilgoe and Ron Bain , Roger Sloman
Miriam Margolyes , Tracey Ullman also featuring Kevin Turvey
Work - another British invention which has been taken over by the Japanese.
This week A Kick Up the Eighties gives you something to talk about in the dole queue.
Musical director LAURIE HOLLOWAY Costume designer KIRSTIE COLAM Make-up JANET STEELE Sound BRIAN DEWAR
Script editor COLIN GILBERT
Executive producer SEAN HARDIE Produced by TOM GUTTERIDGE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Kevin Turvey
Director: Laurie Holloway
Unknown: Brian Dewar
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Editor: Colin Gilbert
Producer: Sean Hardie
Produced By: Tom Gutteridge

: New series Horizon

' Heads I Win, Tails You Lose'
A hang-glider pilot, a miner and a lorry driver-they all happily accept risks every day, but now they are threatened with a nuclear power station on their doorsteps. Yet according to the experts, they have no need to worry, as the risk is minute compared with the hazards in their normal lives.
How accurate are the experts' figures, and why is it that people nevertheless do not believe that a nuclear power station, or a petrochemical complex like Canvey Island is safe? No major technological undertaking is completely without risk. But how are governments to decide what is an ' acceptable ' risk, one that is seen to be fair and justifiable by the majority of the population? Narrator MARGARET HOWARD
Film editor SUE WYATT
Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Written and produced by HILARY HENSON


Narrator: Margaret Howard
Produced By: Hilary Henson

: Innes Book of Records

Neil Innes , singer and songwriter extraordinary, returns for the first programme of a new, eye-opening, ear-piercing, foot-tapping, heart-throbbing, knee-trembling series.
In tonight's programme-
See: Rembrandt's Woman Bathing as never before
Gasp: at the Urban Spaceman in his see-through pyjamas
Thrill: to STOOP SOLO Giving Himself to You
Marvel: at the wisdom of Neil's special guest, Michael Palin , and Don't miss: Samantha Jay , David Shaw and the Bristol Synchronised Swimmers as they flit through.
Film cameraman JIM SAUNDERS
Film sound LYNDON BIRD
Music director JOHN ALTMAN
Producer IAN KEILL


Singer: Neil Innes
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Samantha Jay
Unknown: David Shaw
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Unknown: Lyndon Bird
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Director: John Altman
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: Ian Keill

: Newsnight

Labour Party Conference Report
In the aftermath of the battle for the Labour Party deputy leadership there remain important issues dividing Left and Right within the party. This year's Labour Party Conference will attempt to resolve them. John Tusa , Peter Snow and Vincent Hanna report on the day's developments at Brighton, with Donald MacCormick and Peter Hobday in London.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Laurel and Hardy: County Hospital

A Hal Roach film.
(to 0.05)


Producer: Hal Roach
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

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