• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Pages from Ceefax 10.10 Open University

10.10 Energy in the Home: That's the Way the Money Goes
10.35 Open Forum Lecture: PROFESSOR DEREK PUGH on The Management of Complex Systems
11.25 Health Choices: Stormy Weather
11.50 Caring for Older People: Work and Retirement


Unknown: Professor Derek Pugh

: Topkapi

The feature film starring
Melina Mercouri , Peter Ustinov
Maximillian Schell , Robert Morley A daring plan is afoot to steal a sultan's jewel-encrusted dagger from the electronic security of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. But since neither of the thieves has a criminal record, they decide to be assisted only by amateurs. Enter Robert Morley, as an eccentric inventor and Peter Ustinov, turning in an Oscar-winning performance, as a reluctant spy.
Based on the novel The Light of Day by ERIC AMBLER
Produced and directed by JULES DASSIN Films: page 16


Unknown: Melina Mercouri
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Maximillian Schell
Unknown: Robert Morley
Play By: Monja Danischewsky
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Directed By: Jules Dassin
Elizabeth Lipp: Melina Mercouri
Arthur Simpson: Peter Ustinov
William Walter: Maximillian Schell
Cedric Page: Robert Morley
Geven: Akim Tamiroff

: Quintet

Boccherini's Guitar Quintet begins a series of programmes recorded in the Signet Library in Edinburgh featuring music for five players.
The Lindsay String Quartet Peter Cropper (violin) Ronald Birks (violin) Roger Bigley (viola)
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) are joined by Timothy Walker (guitar) in the Guitar Quintet in E minor, G451 by Luigi Boccherini.
Producer MIKE NEWMAN. BBC Scotland


Violin: Peter Cropper
Violin: Ronald Birks
Viola: Roger Bigley
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Guitar: Timothy Walker
Unknown: Stuart Stevenson
Unknown: James Maiden
Producer: Mike Newman.

: Rugby Special

Wales Schools v Scotland Schools (18 Group)
WALES defeated SCOTLAND last year on their way to their first junior Grand Slam.
Many players on both sides have hopes of full international caps in the future, and this is a good chance to assess their potential.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates from Wrexham, and brings news and views of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES


Producer: Huw Jones

: Ski Sunday

The World Cup
The world's top ski racers gather again at the fashionable Alpine resorts for the first races of 1984-Olympic year.
For the men, the venue is the French Alps and the traditional weekend double of Men's Downhill and Slalom at Morzine in the Haute Savoie.
The build-up to Sarajevo for the ladies begins in Bavaria where the Ladies' Downhill at Pfronten invariably produces a race to remember. Commentators
Television presentation by the FRENCH and WEST GERMAN Television services Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Jim Reside

: News Review

With a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Money Programme

presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton
With LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE , BILL KERR ELLIOTT and MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad.
Including this week:
The Case of the Counterfeit Computer: a report from Hong Kong on the Far Eastern businessmen who are faking some of the West's most successful computers.
The Insurance Wars: how some bank managers are bending the rules in an attempt to win business.


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tajt

: Richard Strauss Remembered

A unique record of a great man's life which spanned from the reign of King Ludwig of Bavaria through the turbulent years of Hitler's Germany to the post-war period.
The composer and conductor seen through the eyes of his family and the people who worked with him-Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti , Eugen Jochum ; the great opera stars - Hildegarde Ranczak and Viorica Ursuleac who sang the first Arabella.
Home movies and archive films never seen before reveal the man and the role he played under Hitler. It also includes concert performances by the composer and vintage opera extracts with some of Strauss's favourite interpreters - LISA DELLA CASA ,
IRMGARD SEEFRIED , ANNELIESE ROTHENBERGER , WILMA lipp in Rosenkavalier, Ariadne, Arabella, Capriccio and Elektra. The commentary spoken by John Gielgud
The voice of Richard Strauss by Frank Finlay
Written and produced by PETER ADAM 0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Eugen Jochum
Unknown: Hildegarde Ranczak
Unknown: Viorica Ursuleac
Unknown: Lisa Della Casa
Unknown: Irmgard Seefried
Unknown: Anneliese Rothenberger
Spoken By: John Gielgud
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Edited By: Julian Miller
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy discusses The Family Rules (BBCl), Arena's George Orwell (BBC2) and The Far Pavilions (Channel 4) with Sir Stephen Spender , film critic Maria Couto and psychologist Martin Richards
Plus 1984 and After: science fiction writer Christopher Priest looks at how television has speculated about the future.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Maria Couto
Unknown: Martin Richards
Director: Kevin Loader
Producer: John Archer

: A Time of Hope

C. P. Snow (1905-1980)
'I often write about people who, using the camp phrase, are part of the Establishment. But many of the characters I m most interested in are not figures of that kind.'
C. P. Snow's major series of 11 novels Strangers and Brothers - a subtle and ambitious exploration of Britain's professional classes over 50 years- has been adapted as a major new BBC series.
Snow's career began in science, and took him, via radar research in World War n, into government - the 'corridors of power', and the House of Lords. His novels examine the so-called Establishment from within its own borders - yet Snow, the son of a clerk, always felt himself to be an outsider - a position he thought essential for a writer.
The programme combines excerpts from the drama series with assessments of C. P. Snow from
Lord Wilson , Sir Patrick Nairne Sir Bernard Lovell Sir John Plumb and the novelist Susan Hill
Film editor jo TUCK
Produced by YABA BADOE
(Strangers and Brothers begins on Wed, 9.25) • FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Lord Wilson
Unknown: Sir Patrick Nairne
Unknown: Sir Bernard Lovell
Unknown: Sir John Plumb
Unknown: Susan Hill
Editor: Jo Tuck
Produced By: Yaba Badoe

: The Mechanic

The feature film starring Charles Bronson and Jan Michael Vincent.
Arthur Bishop is a professional killer: in underworld jargon 'a mechanic'. Methodically, almost artistically, he murders people for money - always working alone. Until, that is, he becomes involved with the son of a friend and now a victim. In the handsome and athletic Steve, Bishop sees a reflection of his own determination and ruthlessness. It is, however, a relationship that invites danger and death.
Films: page 16


Arthur Bishop: Charles Bronson
Steve McKenna: Jan Michael Vincent
Harry McKenna: Keenan Wynn
Girl: Jill Ireland
Louise: Linda Ridgeway
Man: Frank de Kova
Screenplay: Lewis John Carlino
Produced By: Irwin Winkler
Directed By: Michael Winner

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