• 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

6.20 Biology: Regulation and Control

6.45 Data Modelling - the Wood from the Trees

7.10 Atholdalea Limestone Valley

7.35 Elements Organised - the Periodic Table

: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Westminster On-Line

Today's presenter is Andrew Neil.
(For details see Monday) (Stereo)


Presenter: Andrew Neil

: Daytime on Two

Note: repeats are not indicated.

9.00 The Statistics Collection: Statistics and Truth
(ages 16+)

9.25 Mathsphere 2: High Hopes/Up, Up and Away
(ages 11-16)

9.45 Come Outside: Paper
(ages 4-5)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Ghostwriter: Lost in Brooklyn: Episode 4
(ages 10-12)

10.55 Watch: Art - Animals
(ages 6-7) (Stereo)

11.15 Movable Feasts: Shop till You Drop - Christianity
(ages 7-11)

11.30 Landmarks: Exploration and Encounters: the Spanish Conquest
(ages 9-12) (Stereo)

11.50 Le Cafe des Reves
(ages 13-15) (Stereo)

12.10 Techno: Making It
(ages 11-14)

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Lifeschool: Careers - Starting Work
(ages 14+) (Stereo)

1.25 History File: The Roman Empire - Defending the Empire
(ages 11-14)

1.45 Storytime: Boxed In
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Hairy Jeremy

Adventures of a hairy neolithic. (Stereo)

: The Hollywood Collection

Marilyn Monroe - Beyond the Legend A profile of the actress, with clips from some of herfilms and contributions by friends and colleagues, including Robert Mitchum , Shelley Winters, Sheree North and Susan Strasberg.


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Sheree North
Unknown: Susan Strasberg.

: News

Regional News; Weather

Followed by Westminster with Nick Ross
Live coverage from Parliament.


Presenter (Westminster with Nick Ross): Nick Ross

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz with Martyn Lewis.


Presenter: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge.

: The Oprah WinfreyShow

Oprah's guests today are teenagers who are, or want to be, pregnant. People who started theirfamilies when they were young offer advice to the prospective parents. Stereo Subtitled ..............

: The Long Goodbye

In the second of asix-part series on death and grieving, actorand comedian Jimmy Mulville discusses his long period of alcohol anddrugabuse after his father hanged himself in the family home. Ten years later Jimmy found himself mourning properly.


Unknown: Jimmy Mulville

: Quantum Leap: Heart of a Champion

23 July, 1955: Sam leaps into the body of a tag team wrestler.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Lifeswaps

In this week's swap, a young secretary exchanges roles with her boss. Presented by Li Savage.
Producer Ian Tonge ; Series producer Neil Crombie
Revisedrpt Stereo


Presented By: Li Savage.
Producer: Ian Tonge
Producer: Neil Crombie

: The Mrs Merton Show

Tonight, Mrs Merton , also known as Caroline Hook , welcomes hostess Cynthia Payne , wine-taster
Jilly Goolden , UFO expert Arthur Tomlinson and discjockey Dave Lee Travis.
Director Dominic Brigstocke ; Producer Peter Kessler


Unknown: Mrs Merton
Unknown: Caroline Hook
Unknown: Cynthia Payne
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Arthur Tomlinson
Unknown: Dave Lee Travis.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Peter Kessler

: Southern Eye

Decibel Hell
Noise pollution has claimed 17 7 lives in three years, forced people to abandon theirhomes and made a Sussex man set about his neighbour with an axe. But is the solution mediation or more aggressive policing?
Producer Paul Kenyon ; Series producer Peter Pitt


Producer: Paul Kenyon
Producer: Peter Pitt

: First Sight: Over or Under?

With the hype war over, this summer the real campaign for dominance of the cross-Channel travel market begins. David Strahan reports.
A phone-in discussion of the issues follows immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Kent, Oxford and GLR. If you would like to take part, call (0171) [number removed] after the programme.
Producer Neill Angier
Editor Alison Rooper ......
Regional Programme: see variations below right


Presenter: David Strahan
Producer: Neill Angier
Editor: Alison Rooper

: Minders

Last in a six-part series about a South London community health team. Asylum: Haven or Hell. Tonight's programme focuses on Darryl, a man tormented by "signals" telling him he should be hanged, and Louisa, a 60-year-old woman sufferingfrom dementia. While Darryl is discharged from psychiatric care against his will, Louisa is equally reluctant to be taken into Springfield Hospital.
Series producer Anne Laking ; Executive producers Robert Thirkell and Lorraine Heggessey


Producer: Anne Laking
Producers: Robert Thirkell
Producers: Lorraine Heggessey

: More Rhodes around Britain: Ulster

In the first of six programmes, travelling chef Gary Rhodes stops off in Northern Ireland, where he cooks up dishes influenced by local recipes and ingredients.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
Clement Freud entertains Gary Rhodes: page 26
Flexibreaks offer: page


Presenter/Chef: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Paul O'Connor
Executive Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Screen Two: The Absence of War

Political drama written by David Hare and starring
John Thaw
Labour leader George Jones battles with his party on the campaign trail of a general election. See today's choices.
Producer Simon Curtis ; Director Richard Eyre


Written By: David Hare
Leader: George Jones
Producer: Simon Curtis
Director: Richard Eyre
George Jones: John Thaw
Malcolm Pryce: Richard Pasco
Charles Kendrick: Nicholas Day
Bryden: Michael Bryant
Mary: Saskia Wickham
Gwenda: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Lindsay: Clare Higgins
Andrew: Paul Moriarty
Colin: George Harris
Oliver: Oliver Ford Davies
Bruce: Alastair Galbraith
Trevor: Tyrone Huggins
Carole: Judith Coke
Linus: Martin Jarvis
Waitress: Judy Damas

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Late Review

Mark Lawson and regulars Tom Paulin , Tony Parsons and Allison Pearson review the week in the arts.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Tony Parsons
Unknown: Allison Pearson

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Open View
A look ahead to the weekend's OU programmes.

12.05 Engineering Mechanics: Velocity Diagrams
How the use of diagrams exemplifying the movement of speed components can assist in solving engineering problems.

12.30 This True Book of Ours - the Human Body
The work of artists like Leonardo da Vinci and scientists such as Andreas Vesalius helped to lay the foundations of the modern study of anatomy.

: The Record

Today in Parliament. With
Michael Fairbairn.


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn.

: BBC Select

4.30 Developing Family Literacy

5.00-5.15 Strathclyde TV - Putting You in the Picture

5.30-6.00 RCN Nursing Update

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