• 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

Cancer: Terminal Care

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Somewhere to Eat
When it's lunchtime in Pigeon Street most people make do with sandwiches Hugo and Betty plan how everybody could meet up and eat lunch together. With the voices of George Layton and John Telfer
Written by MICHAEL COLE Designed by ALAN ROGERS Animated by PETER LANG
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Written By: Michael Cole
Designed By: Alan Rogers
Unknown: Peter Lang
Produced By: David Yates

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from The Oval
Final day
TONY LEWIS introduces coverage of this afternoon's play.
1.50 Pages from Ceefax
3.0 News and Weather followed by Gardeners' World from
Oxford Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster visit Anne Dexter 's garden.


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Oxford Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Anne Dexter

: Just Another Day: The Seaside

with John Pitman
A series of films going behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
Despite the age of the jet and the cheap package tour, the population of Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex still doubles during the summer season. This film reflects a typical day at the sea front with the people who have been coming here for years and the people whose job it is to entertain them and keep them happy. The film features the Punch and Judy man, the family who run a wild west show, and Brian and Charlie, the resident entertainers who love doing the season 'because we get just as much enjoyment here as we would at the Palladium or Las Vegas'.
'A Donald McGill postcard come to life' - Daily Mail
'Wonderfully rich in everyday eccentricity' - Guardian
Director Adam Curtis (R)


Unknown: John Pitman
Director: Adam Curtis

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from The Oval Final day
Introduced by TONY LEWIS


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: No Limits

Great Yarmouth
Jenny Powell and Tony Baker go down to the sea again for the world's fastest - moving rock show. Armed with powerplays. videos. the latest charts and two new presenters - Linda Huntley and Terry Vaughan - they follow in the footsteps of Lord Nelson. No, the venue is not Trafalgar but Great
Yarmouth, where the admirable admiral frequently left the pier for a peeress -
Lady Hamilton. But it's more hysterical than historical as the fab four find out what's great about Yarmouth, from one-armed bandits to butterfly farms, fenlands to funfairs and bloaters to Black Beauty.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West


Unknown: Tony Baker
Presenters: Linda Huntley
Presenters: Terry Vaughan

: Tricks of the Trade

Presented by Debbie Greenwood and Paul Coia
When is an egg not an egg? Why should the cure for hiccups be turned upside down? And how can you be in when you're out? Find out the answers ... plus tricks and handy hints galore in this new series which takes the lid off trade secrets. With celebrity tips from Russell Grant in the kitchen The Rt Hon Denis Healey and WPC Helen Phelps Based on an idea by JACK DOUGLAS and LANCE PERCIVAL Produced by CECIL KORER. JOHN ROONEY BBC North West
Send your hints or tips to: [address removed]
For fact sheet send large sae to the same address.


Presented By: Debbie Greenwood
Presented By: Paul Coia
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Jack Douglas
Unknown: Lance Percival
Produced By: Cecil Korer.
Produced By: John Rooney

: Animal Squad

The fifth of six programmes about the RSPCA
We Win Some - We Lose Some The men behind the growing 'sport' of dog-fighting come under investigation in tonight's film.
Sid Jenkins visits some peculiar locations and joins a stake-out with nearly 100 policemen. From city centres to country hideaways, the Animal Squad hunts the law-breakers. Only once this century have the dog-fighters been captured in action, but the nets are closing in. Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer PAUL BERRIFF


Unknown: Sid Jenkins
Producer: Paul Berriff

: Food and Drink Summer Quiz

Presented by Chris Kelly Can you recognise six different types of exotic fruit and vegetable, and say how you'd eat them; or make
Chinese noodles in less than 90 seconds?
Could you identify four wines ideal for summer drinking just by sniffing and tasting them; or devise two salads from roots and weeds, and prepare them in under two minutes?
These are just some of the culinary challenges that
Chris Kelly sets the teams. Doing battle are resident cooks Michael Barry and Michael Smith drinks experts Jill Goolden and Oz Clarke with special guests poet Pam Ayres and weatherman Ian McCaskill Question: which cricket club has three pears as its emblem?
(Answer below)
Producer JEREMY MILLS Series producer
For fact sheet send cheque or postal order for 50p (payable to BSS) to: [address removed]


Presented By: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Peter Bazalgette

: Brass Tacks

Buying a Slice
Thatched cottages, winding lanes, bird song, butterflies - the traditional image of the British countryside is being snapped up by city folk in search of rural bliss.
Roisin McAuley explores the increasing conflict behind the chocolate-box images, as house prices rocket and rural folk find country living beyond their means. Research DOROTHY ALLEN Producer STEVE HEWLETT Editor COLIN CAMERON BBC North West


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Unknown: Dorothy Allen
Producer: Steve Hewlett
Editor: Colin Cameron

: Thrillers and Chillers: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Dana Andrews Joan Fontaine
A newspaper proprietor plans an elaborate
'hoax' to expose the fallacy of circumstantial evidence. He persuades his future son-in-law to implicate himself in an unsolved murder by planting bogus clues. But things go terrifyingly wrong and the young man finds himself seemingly guilty 'beyond doubt'. This ingenious thriller was the last made by Fritz Lang in America and is notable for its tense atmosphere and its clever twists of plot.
Screenplay by DOUGLAS MORROW Produced by BERT FRIEDLOB Directed by FRITZ LANG
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Fritz Lang
Play By: Douglas Morrow
Produced By: Bert Friedlob
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Tom Garrett: Dana Andrews
Susan Spencer: Joan Fontaine
Austin: Sidney Blackmer
Dolly Moore: Barbara Nichols
Terry Larue: Robin Raymond

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from The Oval
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the final day's play.


Introduces: Chie Benaud
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael with political and economic reports from Will Hutton and Nick Clarke


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Open University

X-Rays and Energy Levels
Rontgen's discovery of X-rays revolutionised medicine and the understanding of the atom.


Producer: John Stratford

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