• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Daytime on Two

9.20 Let's Go - Series 1 Ten programmes for moderately handicapped young adults, presented by BRIAN rix Let's Go and Keep Fit (R)
9.35 Encounter: France Spare nme
Visit a French TV station, help in a butcher's shop, watch a cycle race with a journalist - or join a youth group. (R)
9.52 Mathscore One 2: A Good Turn
Football, tennis, wallpapering and an elderly couple all throw light on angles.
10.15 Look and Read
Dark Towers by ANDREW DAVIES A reading series for 7- to 9-year-olds based around a humorous ghost story in ten episodes. 5: The Old Coach House (R)
10.38 Update USA
3: Farming Country
Grain mountains are piling up and farmers are feeling the pinch as changes in US foreign policy and farm financing take their toll.
Producer LEN BROWN (R)
11.0 Watch. Clay
11.17 Walrus
After Four by CATHY PELLICER 3: Get used to writing it down, so you can scan it, remember it, plan it, and check you've got it right too. (R)
11.39 Science Topics. Catalysis 'No catalysts, then no chemistry, then no life.'
Series producer PETER BRATT (R)
12.0 Year of the French
3: The Enterprising Bourgeois Armistice Day ceremony in Lille - the flags come from LUC DOUBLET'S family firm.
Grandfather reminisces about the Great War at the family's celebration lunch.
Producer JONATHAN gili (R)
12.30 pm Deutsch direkt!
A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German.
5: In East Friesland, close to the Dutch border, the national drink is tea. See how it's blended in Leer, while in Greetsiel, in Poppinga's Alte Backerei , it is served - mit Kandiszucker und Sahne.
(Complementary radio programme on Sunday Radio 4 VHFat 5.30 pm, repeated next Saturday at 4.30 pm) Book £5. 95, three cassettes a. 75 each, and Notes for Teachers £3.25 from booksellers or BBC Publications
12.55 Switch On to English (1) Key aspects of spoken and written English are taught using extracts from popular television series as reinforcement.
Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN 5: Asking Someone to Do Something for You (R)
1.20 Encounter: Spain Spare Time
A teenage disco, a pelota match and the Valladolid local radio station. Youth groups - and a romeria in Plasencia. (R)
1.38 Let's See
Flowers and Fruits of the Earth 2: Nuts and Berries
Fruits come in a wide variety of forms but one thing is constant - they always hold the seeds of the plant and are designed to help spread those seeds. Presenter MICHAEL scott Producer MARIANNE BAIRD (R)
2.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds JENI BARNETT finds it hard to comfort Cosmo when Dibs goes missing. Introducing the number 10. Read the book Winklet Goes to School. (R)
2.15 History 11-13: The Middle Ages
The Church
The role of the Church, seen through the eyes of contemporary pilgrims.
2.40 Exploring Science Forces and Movement
Top athletes start out as ordinary people. What makes them different is their mastery over forces and their control over their own bodies. (R)


Presented By: Brian Rix
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Producer: Len Brown
Unknown: Cathy Pellicer
Producer: Peter Bratt
Unknown: Alte Backerei
Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Marion Allinson
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Producer: Marianne Baird
Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Presenter: Richard Burrows
Producer: Jill Sheppard

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage of the matches involving Tony Knowles , Ray Edmonds ,
Doug Mountjoy and John Campbell from The Hexagon, Reading. Commentators
Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: John Campbell
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Mike Adley
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Tucker's Luck

A new series in nine parts Episode 1 by DAVID ANGUS
Tucker goes to a wedding and meets more than friendly relations. At home a shock is waiting....
Devised byPHIL REDMOND Produced and directed by DARROL BLAKE


Unknown: David Angus
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Directed By: Darrol Blake
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Mrs Jenkins: Hilary Crane
Natalia Gordon: Amanda Waring
Rhona Jenkins: Joanne Palmer
Jackie: Frances Ruffelle
Madge Cooper: Jo Warne
Bernie: Charlie Hawkins
Nigel: Brad Clayton
Florist: Ron Copsey
Brian: Howard Selfe
Photographer: John Leeson
Mr Cooper: Desmond Barrit
Joey: John Wadmore
Best man: Sean Gascoine

: Open to Question

Has public confidence in the police been shaken by events in Brixton, Handsworth and Tottenham? Can our police forces no longer cope with crime? Is the drugs explosion beyond their control?
James Anderton is Chief Constable of Greater Manchester and Vice-
President of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Leslie Curtis is Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales. Tonight they face the questions of young people from all over Britain.
Presented by John Nicolson Research POLLY Phillips Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS Producers


Presented By: John Nicolson
Unknown: Polly Phillips
Director: Justin C. Adams
Unknown: David Martin
Unknown: Charles Nairn

: Whistle Test

Whistle Test chats to Roger Daltrey.
Richard Skinner reviews today's charts.
Andy Kershaw is live on location with the audience at The Blue Note club in Derby for music from top indie band The Woodentops.
On film - are today's items of rock 'n' roll junk tomorrow's antiques? Mark Ellen investigates the memorabilia business.
Plus details of the Whistle Test video competition.
Hindsight - The Who from 1973.
The Video Vote - call [number removed].


Unknown: Gary Moore
Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Roger Daltrey.
Unknown: Richard Skinner
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Trevor Dann.
Unknown: John Burrowes
Director: David G. Croft
Editor: Michael Appleton

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
Steve Davis and Alex Higgins should ensure a full house at The Hexagon tonight, as they play their separate matches. Davis has yet to win the Championship, and presumably will be all the more determined when he plays Danny Fowler , who turned professional last season.'The Hurricane' has a really tough match against
Neal Foulds , who memorably beat the Irishman 10-9 in the 1984 World Championship. DAVID VINE introduces coverage of both matches.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Danny Fowler
Unknown: Neal Foulds

: Top Gear

Last of the present series Next year, Austin Rover unveil their latest executive saloon car, code-named Project XX. Much of its success, or otherwise, will depend on its penetration into the lucrative US market where Austin Rover have been absent for a number of years. William Woollard visits Canley in Coventry to see the preparations for this important launch, and to find out what the future holds in terms of design and further collaboration with Honda.
Frank Page tries out an interesting newcomer to the British motoring scene, the Bitter SC two-door coupe, and Peter Burgess explains your rights, and what to do if the second-hand car you bought is not what it seemed. Producer BRIAN STRACHAN
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill
0 COMPETITION: page 13


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Frank Page
Unknown: Peter Burgess
Producer: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Lame Ducks

Last of a six-part comedy series written by PETER J. HAMMOND starring John Duttine Lorraine Chase Brian Murphy
The grand reopening of Stutterton Stop. AnseU makes a tonic - and Mrs Kelly is in need of one!
Produced and directed by JOHN B. HOBBS


Written By: Peter J. Hammond
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Unknown: Mrs Kelly
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Mister Drake: John Duttine
Angie: Lorraine Chase
Ansell: Brian Murphy
Tommy: Patric Turner
Maurice: Tony Millan
Mrs Kelly: Cyd Hayman
Pennyjohn: Greg Doran
Landlord: Brian Coburn
Old John: Michael Bilton
Ernie: Edward Highmore

: Probation

Probation isn't just about keeping people out of prison. It's about caring for them through a prison sentence and about preparing them while they're still inside for life 'on the out'.
The film shows the enormous strains that the overcrowded prison system puts on both individual prisoners and their families and how the probation service copes with their problems.
Assistant producer WAYNE MOCKETT Editor DAVID BARRETT
Executive producer JOHN SHEARER Director cameraman RICHARD LEITERMAN


Producer: Wayne Mockett
Editor: David Barrett
Producer: John Shearer
Unknown: Richard Leiterman
Producer: Steve Timmins

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
Steve Davis 's and Alex Higgins 's nine-frame matches continue centre stage this evening.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Alex Higgins

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray
Ian Smith and David Davies present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: David Davies

: Weatherview

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix
DAVID VINE introduces further coverage and the results of tonight's matches.

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