• 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

6.15 Pure Maths: Coping with Irrationality 9218231 6.40
Maths Methods: Vector Products 3002786 7.05 Maths: Areafor Revision 8021960 7.30The Thrie Estaitis 5140298 7.55
Environment: Living with Drought 6927366 8.45 Images of the Cosmos: Cosmic Recycling - the birth and death of stars

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

With Philippa Forrester and RatZ.
COMPETITION: [number removed](max call costs 20p). For a copy of the rules, send sae to: [address removed]

: Simon and the Witch

Written by Valerie Georgeson, from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Writer: Valerie Georgeson
Story: Margaret Stuart Barry

: Incredible Games

Team games.

: Grange Hill

Written by Alan Janes


Writer: Alan Janes

: F O T

False or true? A fast-moving mix of fact and fiction.

Competition: [number removed] (false), [number removed] (true). (Max call costs 20p.) For a a copy of the rules, send sae to: [address removed]

: A Likely Lad

: The O Zone

Music news.

: South of Westminster

Political news affecting the region. With Bruce Parker.


Unknown: Bruce Parker.

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east. With Michael Hastings.


Unknown: Michael Hastings.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.
12.35, 2.00, 3.50 Ice Hockey
Championship play-offs from Wembley. Brief highlights from the second semi-final, followed by coverage of the final. Commentary by Barry Davies and Paul Ferguson.
12.50 Gymnastics
World championships from Brisbane, Australia.
Featuring action from the individual apparatus finals. Commentary by Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.
2.35 Motor Racing
British Touring Car
Championship from Brands Hatch. Commentary by Murray Walker.
3.00,4.35 World Snooker
World Championship from the Crucible, Sheffield.


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Paul Ferguson.
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner
Commentary By: Christine Still.
Commentary By: Murray Walker.

: Rugby Special

On the penultimate weekend of the Courage Leagues, news of the latest promotion and relegation battles. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

Untangling the Knot
There is nothing negative about the knot. This little shorebird can change colour from grey to brick-red, masses in spectacular flocks of thousands in Norfolk, and is among the greatest migrants in the bird world. Tonight's programme follows Dutch,
Canadian and British biologists as they chart the remarkable journeys of two groups of knots, from the southern tips of South America and South
Africa. How do these
"globespanners" find their way? How do they fuel themselves? What is their future as the wetlands they use as stepping-stones disappear? Narrated by Ian McShane. Producer Richard Brock
Executive producer John Sparks


Unknown: Ian McShane.
Producer: Richard Brock
Producer: John Sparks

: The Money Programme

Litigation at home and in the US is undermining Lloyd's of London, the cornerstone of the UK's insurance industry. Will companies invest in Lloyd's in the face of spiralling costs resulting from legal action?
Tom Maddocks investigates. Producer Simon Crow ; Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Tom Maddocks
Producer: Simon Crow
Editor: Jane Ellison

: La Difference

The Channel Tunnel may finally link Britain and France this year, but there are some differences between the two nations that will probably never be bridged.
This four-part documentary series takes a light-hearted look at the two countries' attitudes to subjects as diverse as driving, beauty, music, the monarchy, the seaside and death. In this firstfilm, Love and Sex, Ian Hislop , editor of Private Eye, tries to get to the bottom of the French view of adultery; there is a guide to the complex etiquette of kissing French-style; and a report on how it is possible for a French man to be both an intellectual and a sex symbol. Narrated by Honor Blackman. Series director Nicola Bruce
Series editor Adam Barker
A Wall to Wall production for BBCtv


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Director: Nicola Bruce
Editor: Adam Barker

: World Snooker

Latest news from the Crucible, Sheffield. With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: THE WIND OF CHANGE The Diamond Empire

The conclusion of the two-part documentary on the diamond industry examines the relationship between the powerful DeBeers cartel and apartheid South Africa. DirectorGavin MacFadyen
Producer Laurie Flynn


Producer: Laurie Flynn

: Arena

Cindy Sherman - Nobody's Here but Me
Using herself as the model, American artist Cindy Sherman has produced hundreds of photographs exploring the use of female stereotypes. Most recently she has addressed the theme of sexuality and Aids. Renowned for her secrecy - this is the first documentary on her work - Sherman talks about her influences and reveals her working methods through her video diaries.
Director Mark Stokes
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch
A Cinecontact production for BBCtv


Unknown: Cindy Sherman
Artist: Cindy Sherman
Director: Mark Stokes
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch

: World Snooker

Highlights of today's second round matches.


Drama set in South Africa
Born deaf and dumb to a rural black preacher, Jobman is fiercely independent. Failing to find work in the city, he returns to his wife and baby in the country, where he sets off a chain of violence.
Director Darrell Roodt ( 1990)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-48


Director: Darrell Roodt
Jobman: Kevin Smith
Karel: Tertius Mientjies
Anna: Lynn Gaines
Sergeant: Marcel van Heerden
Pyp: Goliath Davids
Petra: Josephine Liedeman

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