• 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

Story: Great Grandpa's Journey by JOHN M. A. LANE Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Andrew Secomne
Designer CECILIA BRERETON Written by PETER WILTSHIRE Produced by JOHN m. alane
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: John M. A. Lane
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Pianist: Andrew Secomne
Pianist: Nigel Hess
Designer: Cecilia Brereton
Written By: Peter Wiltshire
Produced By: John M. Alane
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls
The concluding stages of the quarter-finals. Action from the Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club.

: Flying High

The last of four programmes about the history of aviation in the West. „
Swifter than Sound
The rise and fall of Glosters from the Javelin triumph at Farnborough to the closing down and sale of the airfield in 1964. A look at Westlands' growing success in the helicopter world.
The Filton story continued from the first flight of the T.188 supersonic experimental aircraft to the roll-out of the last Concorde. Narrator ROBERT POWELL
Film editor TONY LLOYD-JONES Written and produced by RICHARD ROBINSON


Narrator: Robert Powell
Produced By: Richard Robinson

: Weekend Outlook

previews daytime programmes from the Open University. A regular round-up for the general audience of some of the University's wide range of output.

: Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

continues a season of classic films starring
Corpses and clues accumulate in this tale of murder, mystery and old family rituals, but Holmes moves with his usual mathematical precision through the labyrinthine plot aided by the bumbling, indispensable Watson.
Screenplay by BERTRAM milhauseh , based on a story by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Directed by ROY WILLIAM NEILL Films: page


Unknown: Bertram Milhauseh
Story By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed By: Roy William Neill
Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Dr Watson: Nigel Bruce
Sally Musgrave: Hilary Brooke
Capt Vickery: Milburn Stone
Dr Sexton: Arthur Margetson
Brunton: Halliwell Hobbes
Lestrade: Dennis Hoey
Philip Musgrave: Gavin Muir
Geoffrey Musgrave: Frederic Worlock
Capt Maclntosh: Olaf Hytten
Major Langford: Gerald Hamer

: Heroes

Alan Brien , film critic of the Sunday Times and Punch columnist, chooses his heroes-who include Sigmund Freud , Walter Matthau , Eleanor Marx and Orson Welles as Citizen Kane. With the help of film extracts, he talks to Eric Robson about his choice.
Director JOHN kyle e
Producer ROGER burgess


Unknown: Alan Brien
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Eleanor Marx
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Eric Robson
Director: John Kyle
Producer: Roger Burgess

: Oxford Road Show

Start the weekend here with 35 minutes of live action from Studio A, Manchester, introduced by Robert Elms and Jackie Spreckley.
Music from Blue Rondo a la Turk
Ring in and let us know what you think [number removed]
Lines open during the show until 9.0 pm.
Producer PETER Hamilton
Editor Colin Adams
BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Robert Elms
Unknown: Jackie Spreckley.
Producer: Peter Hamiltok
Editor: Colin Abams.

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: In the Country

A Place for Wildlife
In the last of the present series, Angela Rippon makes a winter tour to revisit some of the people whose love of the British countryside, its wildlife and concern for its conservation has become a full-time commitment.
With bird photographer Eric Hos king, wildlife artist Gordon Ben ingfield, nature reserve warden Robin Bovey , naturalist Phil Drabble and Sir Peter Scott , Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund, Angela explores contrasting corners of Britain to find out what we can do to ensure that our native wildlife still has a place in the country.
Written and produced by peter Crawford BBC Bristol


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Eric Hos
Artist: Gordon Ben
Unknown: Robin Bovey
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Sir Peter Scott
Produced By: Peter Crawford

: Newsweek

Health Care for All?
New medical discoveries and treatments can save more lives and cure more illnesses. But they are also expensive, and not always readily available for every patient.
At a time of economic stringency, how will the National Health Service fulfil its commitment to health care for all? Might it now be forced to choose who to treat, even whose lives to save? And how should the priorities be agreed? Steve Bradshaw reports.


Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Greiii
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: The Family Brown Entertains —

The top Canadian country group stop off at
The Snape Maltings in Suffolk to play and sing their songs to an audience of enthusiasts.
Director RICK GARDNf :R


Director: Rick Gardnf
Producer: Douglas Bespe

: Playhouse: A Shilling Life

by GUY MEREDITH starring
An ex-West End playwright, interviewed by a hack-journalist for a railway station biography. How can this turn into a love story?
Director MICHAEl. Reffererna


Designer: Oliver Hayldon
Designer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Michael. Reffererna
Petersham: Eric Porter
Barbara: Julie Covington

: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls Championship
The third and fourth quarter-finals and first semi-final will be decided at the Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club. Commentators dougie DONNEILY


Commentators: Dougie Donneily
Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Graham Howard

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world.


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

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week.
Frank Delaney with late-night conversation and guests from the Greenwood Theatre, London.


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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