• 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

Inner-City Story: The Docker

: Mastermind 1980

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Arthur Negus looks at a collection of attractive pot lids, built up over the years by actor Leslie Crowther , which provide a fascinating glimpse of Victorian England. (R)


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Leslie Crowther

: Cathedral of Conflict

Under ancient legal statutes, a special Bishop's inquiry has been sitting in closed session at Lincoln Cathedral to resolve a conflict between the new dean and the four members of the ancient chapter.
The dispute is over the cathedral's financial management, provoking a new debate on whether the clergy are qualified to shoulder the massive fund-raising problems of the nation's churches, some of which have become big business. Producer Allan Cassell


Producer: Allan Cassell

: The Cowboy Coppers

The private security industry in Scotland is in crisis. The police say that a number of small companies are employing criminals, while the unions complain about wages and working conditions. Reputable companies are concerned that their cowboy cousins are dragging the industry into the gutter.
Ian Kellagher investigates. Producer Atholl Duncan


Unknown: Ian Kellagher
Producer: Atholl Duncan

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
From Old Trafford, Manchester. Live coverage of the whole of the morning's play on the first day of the second Cornhill Insurance Test.
Introduced by Tony Lewis. 0 FOCUS: page 3


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Past and Present Preserved

Delta Expo. The storm of February 1953 was the main reason for the construction of Holland's great flood control project, the Delta Plan. The Expo illustrates 2,000 years of hydraulic engineering in the Netherlands.
Director/Producer Willy Lindwer
A Radio Netherlands Television production

: Mr Benn

Cartoon story told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Told By: Ray Brooks.

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the start of the afternoon's play from Old Trafford. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth and Sunil Gavaskar.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News

Weather followed by The National Eisteddfod
The Chairing Ceremony. This afternoon archdruids and druids assemble for the Chairing of the Bard ceremony at the Royal
National Eisteddfod pavilion to honour the winner of Wales's most prestigious poetry prize, Introduced by Sara Edwards with commentary by Frank Lincoln.


Introduced By: Sara Edwards
Commentary By: Frank Lincoln.

: Look, Stranger

He Scratches for a Living. Malcolm Appleby works in a derelict railway station where he puts 'scratches' on metal. (R)


Unknown: Malcolm Appleby

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces further live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play on the first day from Old Trafford.

: Simple Minds

The Street Fighting Years. The stadium rock band take time off during their world tour to talk about their roots, politics and music. Director Graham Proudlove (R)


Director: Graham Proudlove

: Frogmore House

A Royal Retreat. For more than 200 years, Frogmore House has been a private retreat for the ladies of the royal family. Yesterday it opened to the public for the first time.
John Julius Norwich tells the story of this extraordinary house, its history and recent restorations. Producer Rosalind Gold Editor Denis Moriarty


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Editor: Denis Moriarty

: Business Matters

Give and Take. Three dramatised programmes about the skills and strategies of successful managing through meetings. Presented and written by Jack Gratus. 2: Meeting to Negotiate
Producer Tony Roberts
* VIDEO: for training purposes only, £ 1.29, write to [address removed], or telephone [number removed].


Written By: Jack Gratus.
Producer: Tony Roberts
Unknown: Wood Lane
Mac: Bernard Gallagher
Clare Dundas: Judy Riley
Antony Trent: Terry McGinity
Mike Hennessey: Roland Oliver
Bill Bracing: Robert McLntosh
Bob Cooper: Denis de Marne

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

An American comedy series starring
Dabney Coleman Shirley Jones
Unable to face a final commitment to Annie, Slap, much to his horror, finds that he has driven himself back to Texas, to his roots and childhood memories.


Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Slap: Dabney Coleman
Kitty: Shirley Jones
Judy Ralston: Megan Gallagher
Nelson Kruger: Brian Smiar
Dutchman: Bill Cobbs

: On the Line

The programme that looks at the major issues in sport.
As the international squash season gets into full swing, On the Line explores the phenomenal success of the Khan dynasty: the family whose very name has become synonymous with the sport.
With Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs. Producer Malcolm Betney Editor David Taylor


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

The weekly magazine with essential information for everybody going away. Tonight's resort report is on Santander on Spain's green coast. The UK Mini-Guide looks at Bath. Plus last-minute bargains, your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller and vital weather facts.
Presented by Penny Junor with Andy Crane, Matthew Collins and Dr John Thornes. Producer Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed].
INFORMATION LINE: [number removed].
MAGAZINE: more information on all destinations covered by 'The Travel Show' in the August issue of 'World', available from newsagents.
TRAVEL: page 78


Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Tracey Ullman Show

Her award-winning American comedy show, with special guest. star actress Isabella Rossellini. A nervous bride-to-be is calmed by her experienced grandma on her wedding day, and she learns how Benito Mussolini really became dictator of Italy. Also tonight,
Ullman plays a flirtatious office worker trying to set up a date on an answerphone with embarrassing consequences.


Unknown: Isabella Rossellini.
Unknown: Benito Mussolini

: Strangeways

In the light of April's riots, a chance to see again the award-winning series in eight parts about life in one of Britain's overcrowded maximum security prisons.
2:Cons. How do those labelled criminals by society preserve their identity and individuality when prison dehumanises men with numbers, uniforms and regimentation? Tonight some of Strangeway's 'cons' talk freely about prison life and their attitudes to crime.
Producer Rex Bloomstein (R)


Producer: Rex Bloomstein

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the first day's play from Old Trafford.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's Open University programmes.

: Open University

Health and Disease: Customer
How do nurses, doctors and social workers deal with their patients or clients?
Producer Vie Lockwood

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