• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's debates on the Queen's Speech presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Producers: Janine Thomason

: Daytime on Two Quinze minutes

●Parents should note that some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
A series for beginners. Visites en France (R) (e)

: Let's See

Stay Safe
What should you do if a stranger approaches you?
What is a stranger anyway? Elaine C. Smith and Tony Roper , with the help of children from Dowanhill
Primary School, dramatise the coping skills that every child should learn. Written by BILL GILLHAM
Produced by KATE KINNINMONT (e)


Unknown: Elaine C. Smith
Unknown: Tony Roper
Written By: Bill Gillham
Produced By: Kate Kinninmont

: Thinkabout

In the Mirror

: Look and Read

Through the Dragon's Eye 10: The Final Page.
Featuring Sean Barrett , Charles Collingwood ,
Simon Fenton , Marlaine Gordon , Michael Heath ,
Katie Hebb , Timothy Lyn , Carolyn Pickles ,
Nicola Stewart and the Puppet Factory. Written by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
Producer SUE WEEKS (e)


Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Simon Fenton
Unknown: Marlaine Gordon
Unknown: Michael Heath
Unknown: Katie Hebb
Unknown: Timothy Lyn
Unknown: Carolyn Pickles
Unknown: Nicola Stewart
Written By: Christopher Russell
Written By: Christine Russell
Music: Roger Limb
Producer: Sue Weeks

: Investigating Science

And the Forecast Is ...
Observation, measurements and the recognition of patterns in the atmosphere provide the basis for predicting the weather. Red Sky at Night?
Clouds, sky signs and the behaviour of animals have provided a rich variety of weather lore. (R) (e)

: Watch

Celebration Food

: France Français

Parlons cuisine
Where do you find the best cooking in the world - and the worst? (R) (e)

: Textile Studies

Clothes Talk
Roy, Joanne, Kirsty, Narina and Jason choose a design-brief - an outfit for a party - and follow through their ideas. (R) (e)

: MI 10

Patterns followed by Time Graph (R) (e)

: Science Topics

The interdependence among living organisms. (R) (e)

: The Geography Programme

Survival in the City
Are slums in the developing world a problem? Or is the real problem economic? This programme asks this question of Brazil. (R) (e)

: Buongiorno Italia!

10: Rivediamo un po ...
Film editor RODERICK LONGHURST (R) (e)


Editor: Roderick Longhurst

: Gran

Gran's Rare Bird (R)

: Animal Fair

A See-Saw programme Flight (R)

: Home Ground

The Travellers of Wales 5: The End of the Road?
How much longer do the gypsies have as travellers? (R) (e)

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds. (R)(e)

: Holiday Outings

Desmond Lynam visits the Lough and the Isles of Aran.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: Westminster Live

The Queen's Speech Debate Live coverage of the first
Prime Minister's Question
Time of the new session, plus the final day's debate on the Queen's Speech.
Presented by Vivian White with commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: Talk of the 80s

Barry Hearn once bought billiard balls as a property speculator and ended up dominating the world of snooker. Now he's turned his entrepreneurial activity to boxing and, as he tells Barry Norman , cricket could be next.


Unknown: Barry Hearn
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Advice Shop

A year ago the Employment Training Scheme was launched. Has it lived up to its promise to deliver high quality training? A look at two schemes in Manchester. Also, new rules governing
Unemployment Benefit make it crucial for claimants to know their rights while attending a Restart interview. And a report on the only AIDS helpline run by black people for black people. Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden. Editor CHRIS LENT (e)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.

: Watchdog

: Tarzan and the Great River

Another colourful adventure for
Edgar Rice Burroughs 's legendary jungle hero. This week starring
Visiting Rio zoo, Tarzan discovers an ancient and evil cult has been revived by an Amazon chieftain. So the hero must venture upriver to confront the wicked Leopard men in their lair.
Produced by SY WEINTRAUB Directed by ROBERT DAY
• FILMS: page 22


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Produced By: Sy Weintraub
Directed By: Robert Day
Tarzan: Mike Henry
Captain Sam Bishop: Jan Murray
Pepe: Manuel Padilla Jr
Dr Ann Phillips: Dianna Millay
Baracuna: Rafer Johnson

: South Africa under the Skin

Xolile Yawa is the most outstanding black South
African runner of the decade. In Under the Skin this week, he explores the dilemma of talented citizens obliged to pursue their life ambitions on apartheid's terms.
Recruited by a gold mine, Yawa is given a wage, a car and generous training facilities. In return, he devoted himself to gruelling, all-year-round competition, on track, road and cross-country. His 10km time would have placed him fourth at the Seoul Olympics - but for the international sporting boycott against South African athletes.
Although he supports action against injustice, he craves the chance to compete with the world's best.

: Prisoners of Conscience

In this series of portraits of people jailed for their beliefs, the story of tonight's prisoner is told by Sir Peter Parker.


Told By: Sir Peter Parker.

: The Last Launch

Fourth of a six-part documentary series.
I Go to Work on the San Diego Trolley
When the Katrina Saunter is called in the twice weekly dance at St James's Church Hall, Elsie sits it out.
Her husband, Brian, who shares her passion for sequence dancing, is on the other side of the world, in San Diego.
Brian Woodward was one of the 2,000 workforce made redundant when North East
Shipbuilders in Sunderland closed at the end of last year. With no prospect of using his skills as a loftsman in Britain, he took a contract in an American shipyard.
While Elsie spends lonely evenings at home watching Come Dancing, Brian spends his spare time in search of the white tuxedo he has always wanted for those special dance evenings back home.


Unknown: Katrina Saunter
Unknown: Brian Woodward

: Food and Drink

Television's most popular and comprehensive food programme, investigating the important food story of the week, every week. And this year even more time is being devoted to close scrutiny of the food we eat and people who supply it.
Also in the programme: how to cook a,two-course meal for two at 50p a head; guest Oz Clarke joins the team for a live tasting of Christmas wines; and chefs Brian Turner and Antony Worrall-Thompson are challenged to cook for a Royal Navy destroyer ... in a Force 8 gale! Presented by Chris Kelly
Michael Barry and Jill Goolden. Film director
A Bazal production for BBCtv
*BBC GOOD FOOD: the latest issue of this new magazine celebrates
Christmas and offers practical hints. tips and recipes from your favourite TV and radio cooks. Packed with advice. it's at newsagents now, price 90p.
0 FOOD: page 95


Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Antony Worrall-Thompson
Presented By: Chris Kelly
Presented By: Michael Barry
Presented By: Jill Goolden.
Director: Linda Nash
Unknown: Peter Bazalgette

: Red Dwarf III ...the Saga Continuums: Polymorph

By Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
A genetic mutant which salivates unspeakable slobber, and has more teeth than the entire Osmond family, gets loose aboard Red Dwarf, and the nightmare begins. The crew are subjected to 24 hours of non-stop horror, in a gruesome, petrifying comedy blood-feast.

A Paul Jackson production for BBCtv
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer/Production: Rob Grant
Writer/Production: Doug Naylor
Production: Ed Bye
Arnold Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
Holly: Hattie Hayrldge
Cat: Danny John Jules
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Genny: Frances Barber
Rimmer's mother: Kalli Greenwood
Young Rimmer: Simon Gaffney

: Made in Latin America

An eight-part series. 5: City Limits
Mexico City, the largest
Latin American city, is the melting pot for an astonishing variety of different forms of popular culture.
This film looks at how the cinema of the 40s transformed the Mexican Revolution into popular mythology. It goes behind the scenes of the massively popular soap operas, listens to songs of urban low life and visits old-style dance halls and mobile street discos. It also watches traditional festivals, ranging from the Day of the Dead to the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe, where religious objects and icons are subjected to endless, often satirical, variations.


Directors: Mike Dibb
Directors: Rossana Horsley

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

The live topical programme of the arts and media. Producer JAMIE MUIR Studio directors

: Prisoners of Conscience

Portraits of people jailed for their beliefs. Tonight's story is told by Sir Peter Parker.


Told By: Sir Peter Parker.

: Weatherview

: The Queen's Speech Debate

Highlights of the last day of the Queen's Speech Debate in Parliament.

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