• 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

Geochemical Mapping

: Nuclear Weapons: Inquiry, Analysis and Debate

Crisis Management
What can be learned from the way the superpowers have managed confrontations, and what hope is there for the future?
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Alison Tucker

: Third World Studies

The Plough and the Hoe: On the Ganges Plain
The programme investigates the effects of changes in agriculture in the Indian state of Bihar.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Edward Milner

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Noisy Neighbours (R)

: Polymer Engineering

Detroit's Fast Reactions
Pontiac surprised the US car industry in 1984 by launching an all-plastic sports car. This film shows the new techniques upon which the car depends. Producer PHILIP ASHBY
A BBC/Open University production

: News and Weather followed by Voyage of the Heroes

The second of four programmes written and narrated by Libby Purves
Tim Severin and his modern heroes - in search of the legend of Jason and the Argonauts - find some uncanny echoes of the past. BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Tim Severin

: In the Making

The Whittington Press John Randle runs the Whittington Press in an idyllic setting in Gloucestershire, but he has to have an essentially practical attitude to his craft of publisher and printer. Senes producer JOHN READ


Unknown: John Randle
Director: Diana Lashmore

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Harold Lloyd

The daredevil comedian of Hollywood's golden age in the second of three classic feature films. Feet First
Acclaimed as Lloyd's greatest thrill movie, Feet First features a frightened
Honolulu salesman taking refuge in a mailbag. Delivered to the mainland, the bag and Harold sway on a scaffold above the streets of San
Francisco in characteristic daredevil style.
TV version produced by BOB HOAG
(Tomorrow Movie Crazy at 4.5pm)
0 FILMS: page 19


Directed By: Clyde Bruckman
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: The Man Who Invented the 20th Century

The invention of the steam turbine by Charles Parsons made cheap electricity available to all. Robert Symes looks into Parsons's fertile mind and discovers the extraordinary air-blown music amplifier, his attempts to blast carbon into diamonds and a prototype gas turbine. Written and producea by JOHN METHERELL BBC North East (R)


Unknown: Charles Parsons
Unknown: Robert Symes
Unknown: John Metherell

: No Limits

The world's fastest TV rock show has returned to save the universe from boring Tuesdays.
The place: Whitley Bay, capital of the Northumbrian riviera and first among many exotic locations to come.
The cast: veterans
Jenny Powell and Tony Baker supported by Dianne Oxberry and Sophia Serina Mahmud - last week's winning auditionees from the north-east region.
The plot: to squeeze in more miles of music per square minute than ever before.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West


Unknown: Jenny Powell
Unknown: Tony Baker
Unknown: Dianne Oxberry
Unknown: Sophia Serina Mahmud

: Tricks of the Trade

Presented by Paul Coia and Debbie Greenwood
How do you give the kiss of life to a limp lettuce?
What makes mud-slinging profitable?
And how could a bag of frozen peas help the British Olympic team?
This new series takes the lid off trade secrets and shows how they can help you in everyday life.
With celebrity tips from
Russell Grant , Cyril Smith , mp John Carter
Based on an idea by JACK DOUGLAS and LANCE PERCIVAL Produced by CECIL KORER. JOHN ROONEY BBC North West
If you have any hints or tips please send them to:
[address removed] For fact sheets send a large sae to the same address.
0 FEATURE: page 11


Presented By: Paul Coia
Presented By: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Jack Douglas
Unknown: Lance Percival
Produced By: Cecil Korer.

: Animal Squad: It's the Law... Simple as That

The second of six programmes about the RSPCA

Police patrol cars on the A1 stop cattle lorries for Chief Inspector Sid Jenkins to check their contents. This leads to heated arguments with the drivers. The Animal Squad tries to capture a giant terrapin at large in a disused power station. A fox imprisoned in a back yard on a council estate is rescued by Sid and taken on a 350-mile journey to be released into the countryside. And the squad stakes out a house following stories of some rum goings on.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Subject: Sid Jenkins
Executive Producer: Roger Mills
Producer: Paul Berriff

: Food and Drink Summer Quiz

Presented by Chris Kelly Can you recognise six different cheeses and say what milk they're made from; or fillet and skin a fish in under 90 seconds? Could you identify four types of tea or come up with two recipes for delicious sweets based on strawberries and cream and prepare them in less than two minutes?
These are just some of the culinary challenges which Chris Kelly sets the teams. Doing battle are resident cooks Michael Barry and Michael Smith drinks experts Jill Goolden and Oz Clarke with this week's special guests Alison Dowling (alias Elizabeth Archer in The Archers) and actor Martin Jarvis
Will they know how to make a black velvet cocktail? (Answer below)
Series producer PETER BAZALGETTE For fact sheet send cheque or postal order for SOp (payable to BSS) to:
[address removed]
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 78


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Alison Dowling
Unknown: Elizabeth Archer
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Chopsticks, Bulldozers and Newcastle Brown

A year ago the Japanese company Komatsu moved into an empty factory just south of Newcastle. Their aim was to bring the Japanese work ethic to Britain. This series of three programmes looks at the challenges facing British and Japanese workers and management in the first difficult year of the factory.
1: Chopsticks
The Geordie supervisors are sent to Japan. They teach the Japanese to sing the Bladon races, and learn a new way of management. But can it work when they bring it home to Newcastle? Reporter
Jackie Spreckley Film cameraman CHRIS FRYMAN
A Brass Tacks production BBC North West
0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Jackie Spreckley
Unknown: Chris Fryman
Producer: Debbie Christie
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Thrillers and Chillers: Build My Gallows High

Robert Mitchum
Jane Greer
Kirk Douglas
The film which made a star of Robert Mitchum in his role of the ex-private detective turned garage owner. The brilliant dialogue, fine central performances and rich visual style have long established the movie as a classic film noir and the masterwork of regular RKO director Jacques Tourneur. Known in America as Out of the Past, this tough drama of double-cross and revenge is also memorable for its strong characterisation and intense atmosphere.
Screenplay by GEOFFREY HOMES Based on his novel
Build My Gallows High
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Jane Greer
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Geoffrey Homes
Produced By: Warren Duff
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Jeff: Robert Mitchum
Kathie: Jane Greer
Whit: Kirk Douglas
Meta Carson: Rhonda Fleming
Jim: Richard Webb
Fisher: Steve Brodie
Ann: Virginia Huston
Joe: Paul Valentine
Kid: Dickie Moore
Eels: Ken Niles

: Newsnight

The last word on world events analysed by Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with political and economic reports from Vincent Hanna Will Hutton and Nick Clarke


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Weatherview

: Open University

Geology: Deserts
What features of modem deserts, like Death Valley, will be preserved, and how can we use them to determine which parts of the earth were desert in ancient times?


Producer: Barrie Whatley

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