• 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

6.40 Maths: Methods: Vector Products

7.05 Maths: Area Games

7.30 A Tale of Four Cities

7.55 The Enlightenment: Angelica Kauffman, RA

8.20 Learning for All: Learning to Care

8.45 Child Development: Attachment

: Children's BBC: Willy Fog - 2

Cartoon based on Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

: Children's BBC: For Amusement Only

Comedy and entertainment show. The last in the current series features Ken Mansfield digging into the legend of King Arthur for Weird News as the team goes on location to Camelot - alias Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.

: Children's BBC: Grange Hill

The series from 1984.
The third years have to cope with the aftermath of the accident. With Alison Bettles, Lee Macdonald, Nadia Chambers, Michael Cronin, Gwyneth Powell, Peter Emmett, Steven Woodcock.


Writer: Frances Galleymore
Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Zammo McGuire: Lee MacDonald
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Pogo Patterson: Peter Emmett
Glenroy: Steven Woodcock

: Children's BBC: Ocean Odyssey

Fourth in a 13-part fantasy adventure series about Neri, a mysterious telepathic girl from the ocean, who is discovered by an underwater research colony.

: Children's BBC: F O T

The show that asks whether outrageous facts are false or true.
Competition: to register your vote ring [number removed] (False) or [number removed] (True). Calls cost no more than 20p. For a copy of the rules send an sae to: [address removed]

: Children's BBC: The O Zone

Music magazine.
Zoe Ball talks to Ian Broudie of the Lightning Seeds, who have just released the single Marvellous. Toby Anstis joins Boyzone on horseback, plus an interview with MN8.
(Shown last Friday) (Stereo)


Presenter: Zoe Ball
Presenter: Toby Anstis
Interviewee: Ian Broudie
Guests: Boyzone
Interviewees: MN8

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east.
Presented by Michael Hastings.


Presenter: Michael Hastings

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.
12.35,3.00,4.45 World Snooker The World Professisonal Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Assuming there were no upsets i n the first round, six-times champion Steve Davis is due to play Willie Thorne , and Jimmy White and John Parrott are also expected to be in action. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds.
2.15,4.00 Swimming Action from the final day of the European Championship trials from the Ponds Forge International Pool in Sheffield, as stars such as Mark
Fosterand Susan Rolph bid to booktheir places on the team for the European Championship in Vienna in August. Commentary by Hamilton Bland and AndyJameson.
2.30 Motor Sport Coverage of rounds three and four of the British Touring Car Championship from Brands Hatch. This year's leading competitors will be hoping to match the start of last season's champion, Italian Gabriele Tarquini , who won the first five rounds 12 months ago.
Commentary by Murray Walker. .


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: John Parrott
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds.
Commentary By: Hamilton Bland
Unknown: Gabriele Tarquini
Commentary By: Murray Walker.

: Rugby Special

Highlights of a busy weekend of league, cup and international action. In England the penultimate fixtures of the Courage League take place, as well as the County Championship final. In Wales attention is focused on the semi-finals of the Swalec Cup. Scotland warm up for the World Cup with a match against Romania at Murrayfield. Plus a chance to win a trip to South Africa in Rugby Special's World Cup competition. Presented by John Inverdale.



Presenter: John Inverdale
Editor: Gerard Lane

: The Natural World: Sulawesi: an Island Bewitched

Lying at the heart of Indonesia in South-East Asia is an exotic island of lush jungle, smouldering volcanoes, black beaches and coral gardens that is under threat from human rapacity.

Sulawesi was created by the collision of the Asian and Australasian land masses. Here strange creatures have evolved that exist nowhere else on earth, from crested monkeys, giant snakes, birds that incubate their eggs with the heat of volcanoes, to bizarre pigs whose twisted tusks cut into their cheeks - many of them caught on camera for the first time by Emmy award-winning film-maker
Andrea Florence. But the precarious balance of nature is being threatened by nature's most powerful enemy - the human race. Narrated by Ian Holm.
(Postponed from 9 April)


Film-maker: Andrea Florence
Narrator: Ian Holm
Producer: Andrea Florence
Executive Producer: John Sparks

: The Big Picture: Is Britain Breaking Up?

Continuing the occasional series that analyses topical issues, The Big Picture asks whether Britain can survive as a nation and whether it matters if it doesn't. The Prime Minister has described Scottish devolution as "the most dangerous proposition to be put before the British electorate".
Others see European integration and the development of a single currency as threats to the nation. Some regard developments in Northern Ireland as undermining the union. Many believe that Britain's constitution needs updating. Whatever else they dispute, most people agree the status quo is unlikely to survive. Peter Snow reports, followed by a studio discussion.


Reporter: Peter Snow
Editor: Nick Robinson

: States of Mind: Circles of Madness

To open BBC2's season of programmes on mental health, journalist Marjorie Wallace, the founder of the charity Sane, explores the fragile world of mental illness and argues for a more compassionate understanding of the nature of psychosis.

She looks behind recent headlines to reveal some shocking and preventable tragedies, such as the stabbing of care worker Georgina Robinson by a schizophrenic patient, and looks in hope to a future of better research and treatments.
The programme features a contribution by HRH the Prince of Wales, who is the patron of Sane.


Presenter: Marjorie Wallace
Speaker: HRH the Prince of Wales
Director: Daniel Percival

: World Snooker

Latest news and action from tonight's final round two matches at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

: States of Mind: The Enemy Within

In the first of a series of six programmes in which celebrities talk about mental health problems they have suffered and overcome, actress Stephanie Cole tells psychiatrist and broadcaster Professor Anthony Clare about the phobias that made her a prisoner in her own home.
See today's choices.
(Next programme in the series: Tuesday at 7.10pm)


Interviewer: Professor Anthony Clare
Interviewee: Stephanie Cole
Series Producer: Catharine Seddon
Executive Producer: Judith Holder

: States of Mind: Crazy for a Kiss

Tonight's Screen Two is a comic drama written by Greg Snow and starring Mike McShane

On a hot sunny day in Kansas, 1973, Mike Kinross's parents tell him he's going on holiday to his Uncle Dan's house. But instead they drop him off at the juvenile unit of the local mental institution. See today's choices.
Mike McShane's Crazy Days: page 23


Writer: Greg Snow
Producer: Clive Brill
Director: Chris Bould
Harley: Mike McShane
Mike: Shaun Weiss
Ray: Harley Cross
Dr Webb: Bud Cort
Steve: Robert Burke
Pearl: Grace Zabriskie
Doug: Matt Clark
Joe: Huckleberry Fox
Carol: Rebecca Kramer
Becky: Lisa Boeh
Priscilla: Renee Props
Victor: Lou Headly
James: Howard Newstate
Debbie: Morgan Stuntz
Nadine: Carmen Gill
Hairy John: Joshua Spitzig

: The Trial of OJ Simpson

A review of the past seven days in the Los Angeles courtroom where former American football superstar OJ Simpson is on trial for the murder of his former wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. Courtroom cameras capture events as they unfold. Presented by Peter Pringle.


Subject: OJ Simpson
Presenter: Peter Pringle
Series Producer: Janey Walker

: World Snooker

The latest news from Sheffield on the night which will complete the line-up for the quarter-finals. Introduced by David Vine.
(to 1.55)


Presenter: David Vine

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