• 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

6.45 Technology: a Matter of Resource 8768770 7.35 Learning Through Interactive Video

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Under Sail

Life aboard the three-masted barque Gorch Fock , pride of the German Navy. Rpt


Unknown: Gorch Fock

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv B/W

: Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

The comic duo are hired as private investigators to find a boxer who is accused of killing his manager.
Director Charles Lamont (
SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Director: Charles Lamont
Bud Alexander: Buda Bbott
Lou Francis.: Lou Costello
Helen Gray: Nancy Guild
Tommy Nelson: Arthur Franz
Boots Marsden: Adele Jergens
Morgan: Sheldon Leonard
Det Roberts: William Frawley

: Holiday Outings

Ross King visits New Zealand.


Presenter: Ross King

: The Main Offensive

The circumstances which led to the destruction of the German 1 town of Wuppertal by RAF
Bomber Command 50 years ago.

: Made by Hand

The skills of the professional violin maker. Rpt

: Sweet Inspiration

Rick Wakeman is featured in this last show in the series.


Unknown: Rick Wakeman

: Johnson and Friends

Puppet fun. Rpt

: King Rollo

Animation. (Rpt)

: Wimbledon

The line-up for the last eight in the singles should be complete following today's live action.
Commentary by John Barrett, Mark Cox, Bill Threlfall, Barry Davies, David Mercer,
John Alexander, Julian Tutt and Paul Hutchins. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
12.00-3.00pm [number removed]!
Including 2.00pm and 3.00pm News Subtitled and Weather and at 3.50pm
News subtitled and Weather Regional News; Weather
Further live coverage from the All England Club of today's crucial matches in the Lawn Tennis Championships as the 16 surviving men and women all compete for quarter-final places.See previous page for news details and all the VideoPlus numbers.
BBC WIMBLEDON 93 MAGAZINE: the official BBC sports magazine to accompany the championships is on sale, price £2.95. It features profiles of the top players, expert predictions and the parents who have exerted their influence on some of the sport's stars.
As coverage of Wimbledon is live, subsequent programmes may run late.


Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Mark Cox
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: David Mercer
Unknown: John Alexander
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Unknown: Paul Hutchins.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.

: Horizon

Life Is Impossible
Microfossils in rocks four billion years old show that life on earth must have been underway by then. Why, when science knows so much and seems to understand how life works, has it proved impossible to say when life began? Did it evolve on earth, in the sea or in space?
Tonight's Horizon (the last in the series) looks back at some of the theories produced by the might of modern science and at more recent lateral-thinking, less mainstream research. Back in 1953, scientists thought they had found the answer with a recipe for primordial "soup" that produced the amino acids which make up proteins. But 40 years later, the problem has turned out to be much more complicated.
Did comets and meteorites crashing into the earth provide the building blocks of life or did these emerge from hydrothermal vents in the ocean, protected from the impacts above? Or could simpler "life" have got the whole thing going?
Recent research with "fool's gold" from a German patent lawyer and a child's chemical garden in Glasgow suggest that something else came before biology, and that it might have begun in the molten world below the ocean floor.
Producer John Lynch
Series editor Jana Bennett
TRANSCRIPT: send cheque for £2.00, payable to BSS. to H[address removed]. Allow 28 days for delivery.


Producer: John Lynch
Editor: Jana Bennett

: A Breed Apart

Drama starring Rutger Hauer
Kathleen Turner
Powers Boothe
Jim Maiden is a man with a mission, a conservationist dedicated to protecting the eggs of one of America's rarest birds, the bald eagle. But into his world comes the enigmatic Walker, who poses as a nature photographer but is in fact an expert mountaineer hired by ruthless collector Whittier to add these priceless eggs to his collection. Their battle of wits turns into a real battle, when a group of hunters decides that Maiden must be killed. Photographed amid the spectacular scenery of North Carolina by French director
Philippe (Howling II) Mora, the film has a soundtrack by Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees.


Unknown: Rutger Hauer
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Powers Boothe
Unknown: Jim Maiden
Unknown: Maurice Gibb
Jim Maiden: Rutger Hauer
Stella Clayton: Kathleen Turner
Michael Walker: Powers Boothe
Whittier: Donald Pleasence
Amy Rollings: Jayne Bentzen
Adam Clayton: Adam Fenwick
Peyton: John Dennis Johnston
Miller: Brion James
Amy Rollings: Jayne Bentzen

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Features from the world of arts, media and culture. Editor Janice Hadlow


Editor: Janice Hadlow

: Weatherview

: TV - Images, Messages and Ideologies

Is there a "dominant ideology" being broadcast through news and soap operas?

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