• 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

Dinner at Baron d'Holbach's

: News

: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Peter Mayne. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presenter: Peter Mayne.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: Action in Arabia

Starring George Sanders Virginia Bruce
Espionage, murder and a fiendish Nazi plot are just some of the problems New York reporter Michael Gordon encounters when he makes a stopover in Damascus. At least Gordon knows that he can trust the beautiful Yvonne - or can he?
Director Leonide Moguy
0 FILMS: pages 17-21


Director: Leonide Moguy
Michael Gordon: George Sanders
Yvonne: Virginia Bruce
Mounirah: Lenore Aubert
Danesco: Gene Lockhart
Reed: Robert Armstrong
Rashid: H.B. Warner
Latimer: Alan Napier
Leroux: Andre Chariot
Chakka: Marcel Dalio
Chalmers: Robert Anderson

: Praise Be!

Presented by Thora Hird.


Presenter: Thora Hird

: A Fate Worse than Debt

"You can't go on milking blood. These countries can't pay it so they'll collapse... but the south is so big, if you have chaos in the south you're not likely to remain stable in the north, are you?" (Julius Nyerere)
"My children's future is black. We have put them in a cul-de-sac, but they have to learn to overcome their problems, however hard. Because Mexico musn't die because of a debt." (Rosario Tamayo, Mexican teacher)
The Third World is entering the 90s burdened with a one thousand billion dollar debt.
Susan George, the internationally acclaimed writer on Third World issues, argues that unless our governments and banks resolve the crisis, millions more children will die, more rainforests will be destroyed and more countries will erupt into riots and civil war. Her film visits Mexico, Tanzania and the Philippines to hear at first hand from some of the people who've been experiencing the impact of a crisis rarely mentioned outside the financial media. Written and presented by Susan George.
Film editor Alice Forward Producer Robin Gutch
Community Programme Unit (R)


Unknown: Julius Nyerere
Unknown: Rosario Tamayo
Unknown: Susan George
Presented By: Susan George.

: Glasgow: A City Reborn

Glasgow has been variously described as the easternmost city of the United States and as the most European of all British cities. Its rich culture has led a regeneration from the slump of the early 60s to European Cultural Capital 1990. In this film German film-maker Christian Bauer takes an outsider's view of the city's resurgence, talking to many Glasgow citizens including Euro MP Janey Buchan, journalist Jack McLean, former shipbuilders' leader Jimmy Reid and director Bill Forsyth.
Cameraman Martin Singleton Director Christian Bauer
A Tangram production for BBCtv


Unknown: Christian Bauer
Unknown: Janey Buchan
Unknown: Jack McLean
Leader: Jimmy Reid
Director: Bill Forsyth.
Unknown: Martin Singleton
Director: Christian Bauer

: One Singer, One Song

Glasgow songs old and new with music from Harry Lauder to Ricky Ross.
Performances include Hue and Cry with Mother Glasgow; Michael Marra's Heiland Umbrella/Hey Jimmy; Dorothy Paul singing Isn't It Wonderful to Be a Woman from The Steamie and Deacon Blue with Dignity and Raintown. Directors Douglas Mackinnon and Caroline Roberts


Unknown: Ricky Ross.
Unknown: Michael Marra

: Garbo

This fascinating and unique biography is being shown as a tribute to one of the most charismatic actresses ever to grace the silver screen. The programme vividly re-creates Garbo's impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century Stockholm, her early career in Sweden and Germany and her rise to Hollywood stardom. Illustrated by film clips of her most celebrated roles, stills and interviews with her contemporaries, Garbo attempts to give an insight into one of Hollywood's greatest and most mysterious movie stars.
Narrator: Bibi Anderson. Writers Ake Wihlney and Sven Broman
Director Dan Sail fR)


Narrator: Bibi Anderson.
Unknown: Ake Wihlney
Unknown: Sven Broman
Director: Dan Sail

: Greta Garbo in Ninotchka

A tribute to the legendary screen star who died last month. Also starring Melvyn Douglas
Comrade Ninotchka is sent to Paris to investigate the dubious activities of a Soviet trade delegation. The stem commissar is soon enjoying the capitalistic way of life and discovering that love is more than a mere biological reaction.
Films: pages 17-21


Adapted from an original screen story by: Melchior Lengyel
Producer/Director: Ernst Lubtisch
Ninotchka: Greta Garbo
Count Leon d'Algout: Melvyn Douglas
Duchess Swana: Ina Claire
Iranoff: Sig Rumann
Buljanoff: Felix Bressart

: The African Queen

Starring Katharine Hepburn Humphrey Bogart
Bogart won an Oscar for his memorable performance in this classic movie. He plays Charlie Allnutt, a drunken ship's captain who - to his own astonishment - falls in love with a prim and seemingly indomitable spinster. Together, Charlie and Rose conduct a private battle against the Germans in East Africa when war is declared.
Writers James Agee and John Huston from C S Forester's novel
Director John Huston
0 FILMS: pages 17-21


Writer: James Agee
Writer/Director: John Huston
From the novel by: C.S. Forester
Rose Sayer: Katharine Hepburn
Charlie Allnutt: Humphrey Bogart
Br Samuel Sayer: Robert Morley
German captain: Peter Bull
German first officer: Theodore Bikel
German second officer: Walter Gotell


That Was Then, This Is Now
Martin Fry, lead singer of pop group ABC, pours his heart out about Sheffield, having hit singles, and his long term illness. Plus ABC's hit videos.
Series producer Maureen White Executive producer Janet Street-Porter (R)

6.45pm Yo! Get Shreddin'
Welcome to America's top skate state, California, where the country's biggest skateboarding fanatics are about to get shreddin' at a spectacular board meeting. Producer/Director Paul Watson
Watson-Jameson Films for BBC TV.


Producer: Maureen White
Director: Paul Watson

: Italian Regional Cookery: 5

A series of six programmes.
Criss-crossed by canals and bridges, Chioggia is a small Venice, but the fish market and port there rival those of its more famous neighbour. Valentina Harris hitches a lift with one of Chioggia's fishermen, then cooks the day's catch with his wife.
Any gaps in Valentina's knowledge about the famous vegetable of the Veneto region, radicchio di Treviso, are filled in by a highly enthusiastic farmer.
Further north in Alto-Adige, the culture becomes decidedly teutonic, and that applies to the food, too. Finally, the secrets of polenta-making are revealed in the hills of Trentino.
Film editor Tony Quinn
Producer Clare Brigstocke

FACTSHEET: for a full listing of the restaurants visited, send a large stamped sae to [address removed].
FOOD: page 85


Unknown: Valentina Harris
Editor: Tony Quinn
Producer: Clare Brigstocke

: Cosi fan tutte

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. After a late night drinking session, two young officers wager on the constancy of their girlfriends, who are sisters. They don't simply lose the bet; in director Johannes Schaafs bittersweet production for the Royal Opera, the emotional worlds of four young people are turned upside down for ever. In the interval Germaine Greer presents a personal view of the opera.
Royal Opera Chorus.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Leader: John Brown.
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate. Stage lighting Robert Bryan Set design Hans Schavernoch Costume design Lore Haas Sound Vic Godrich
Lighting Alan Woolford
Producer Keith Alexander Director Humphrey Burton
Stage production sponsored by BAT Industries


Music By: Wolfgang Amadeus
Unknown: Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Director: Johannes Schaafs
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Leader: John Brown.
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
Unknown: Robert Bryan
Design: Hans Schavernoch
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Humphrey Burton
Fiordiligi: Margaret Marshall (soprano)
Dorabella: Susanne Mentzer (mezzo-Sop)
Guglielmo: Andreas Schmidt (baritone)
Ferrando: Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Despina: Anne Howells (mezzo-Sop)
Alfonso: Claudio Desderi (bass)

: International Golf

Benson and Hedges International from St Mellion, Cornwall. Final day's highlights.


Producer: Alastair Scott
Executive Producer: John Shrewsbury

: Weatherview

: Open University

The evolution of Constable's The Leaping Horse. (R)


Producer: Charles Cooper

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.

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