• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Teletubbies

Tropical Fish. Tinky
Winky pretends to swim

: Smurfs' Adventures

More forest frolics with the blue folk. Repeat.

: The Really Wild Show

Remarkable facts from the animal world, featuring wolves, zebras, and animals that used to inhabit Britain. With Michaela Strachan.
Repeat Subtitled ................................


Unknown: Michaela Strachan.

: Noah's Island

More polar bear antics. Repeat

: King Greenfingers

The king decides to charge a small fee to see his garden.
Repeated at 3.25pm on BBCl Repeat.

: Secret Life of Toys

Animation about toys that come to life. Repeat

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
9.00 Boxing The start of the quarter-final bouts, with commentary by Jim Neilly.
9.20 Gymnastics The individual apparatus finals, with the men's floor, women's vault, men's pommel and women's asymmetric bars. Commentary by Barry Davies , Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.
9.45 Cricket The first semi-final.
10.30Athletics Including the heptathlon (shot put), the men's triple-jump qualifiers and the men's 3,000m steeplechase. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson , Brendan Foster and Christina Boxer.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Jim Neilly.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner
Commentary By: Christine Still.
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Christina Boxer.

: TUC Live

General secretary John Monks delivers his keynote speech to the Trades Union
Congress in live coverage from Blackpool. With Diana Madill and Steve Richards.
Contact details on Monday .....................


Unknown: John Monks
Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Steve Richards.

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.
1.00 Athletics Including coverageofthe
200m element of the heptathlon, plus the women's 5,000m semi-finals.
1.10 Swimming Coverage ofthe women's 4xl00m medley final.
Plus highlights of England's men in their hockey clash with Pakistan and their female counterparts against Wales, the men's squash final and the women's bowls singles. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith , Cathy Harris , Tony Gubba , David Vine and Eric Hayton , with reports from Garry Richardson.
2.10 News and Regional News


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Cathy Harris
Commentary By: Tony Gubba
Commentary By: David Vine
Commentary By: Eric Hayton
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: TUC Live

This afternoon's agenda at the TUC includes debates on the economy, the NHS and public spending. Presented by Diana Madill and Steve Richards , with Labour MP Phil Woolas
3.55 News and Regional News


Presented By: Diana Madill
Presented By: Steve Richards
Unknown: Phil Woolas

: Change That

The design roadshowvisits Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.

: Ready Steady Cook

Fern Britton presents another culinary time-trial challenge. Subtitled .....


Unknown: Fern Britton

: Esther

Former policeman Billy Burns explains his decision to forgive an armed robber who shot him in the face as guest presenter Kaye Adams talks to people who have found the strength to confront painful events from the past. subtitled ...


Unknown: Billy Burns
Talks: Kaye Adams

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz.

: The Simpsons: The Crepes of Wrath

Having annoyed Principal Skinner once too often, Bart is sent to France on an exchange programme. In return, the Simpsons welcome the seemingly perfect Adil into their home.

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Desmond Lynam introduces highlights from Malaysia on the first day of athletics competition. Newly crowned European champion Denise Lewis began her defence of the heptathlon title, plus the men's and women's 100m heats, the women's hammerfinal and the men's 10,000m final. Six swimming titles were contested today, as well as squash and hockeyaction. subtitled.


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Denise Lewis

: University Challenge

Teams from the Open University and Lancaster compete for a place in the second round.
Quizmaster is Jeremy Paxman. DirectorVernon Antcliff; Producer


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Two Fat Ladies

The Cambridge Eight. Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson
Wright accept an invitation to prepare a celebratory meal for the Cambridge fi rst boat crew.
The rowers' record-breaking victory in the Boat Race is toasted with rabbit served with smoked bacon and sorrel, accompanied by peas cooked with spring onions and hearts of lettuce. The feast continues with cheese-and-honey pie and a classic Spanish dish of Asturian bean-and-sausage soup.
Director Spike Geilinger ; Series producer
Patricia Llewellyn


Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson
Director: Spike Geilinger
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn

: Living with the Enemy: Travellers

The first of six documentaries that put people with strongly held moral values and/or political convictions together with those who hold equally firm but opposing viewpoints.
Dee-dee Dobel, a Conservative councillor whose heroine is Margaret Thatcher, spends a week with New Age travellers Dan, Zana and son Jake.
See today's choices.


Subject: Dee-Dee Dobel
Director: Vivianne Howard
Executive Producer: Debbie Christie

: Close Up

Continuing the documentary series that takes a look at people and issues involved with the arts and popular culture. The People's Painting
What sort of art appeals not to the critics but to ordinary Britons? Russian-American artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid commissioned a survey to learn what the public prefers to hang in its homes, then travelled around
Britain to establish overall preferences and prejudices.
Their ultimate aim is to create a popular and truly British painting. Director Chris Grandlund ; Series editor Michael Poole
* See Polly Toynbee: page 10


Artists: Vitaly Komar
Artists: Alexander Melamid
Director: Chris Grandlund
Editor: Michael Poole

: Jonathan Miller on Reflection: Seeing Ourselves

Beginning a four-part series in which Jonathan Miller looks at how artists use reflections and - mirrors in their paintings. Miller explores how children learn to recognise their images in mirrors and how this helps them to form a sense of self; he uses such paintings as Velasquez's Rokeby Venus as illustration.
EXHIBITION: Mirror Image opens today at London's National Gallery, running until 13 December. Guest curator Jonathan Miller.


Presenter: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Patricia Wheatley

: Newsnight

News analysis, presented by Gordon Brewer.


Presented By: Gordon Brewer.

: The Mercury Music Prize

Live coverage from London's
Shepherd's Bush Empire as an eclectic array of artists vie for
1998's album of the year award.
The 12 entrants are the Verve,
Pulp, Massive Attack,
Eliza Carthy , Gomez, 4 Hero, Asian
Dub Foundation, John Surman , Catatonia, Robbie Williams ,
Comershop and Propellerheads. Includes a selection of live performances by some of those shortlisted. Presented by TraceyMacLeod.............. Another Mercury Music Prize programme wi 1 be shown next Saturday


Unknown: Eliza Carthy
Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Robbie Williams

: The Ren and StimpyShow

Animated adventures with the chihuahua and his feline
Sidekick. Repeat Subtitled.
Followed by Weatherview

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Plant Growth Regulators
88524 1.00 Flowering 24475 1.30 Patterns in Green
2.00 Artists(part4)-
Toyah Willcox explores pop art. LANGUAGES
5.00 RCN Nursing Update: Gender Matters-Women's Health
5.45 Renewable Energies
Subtitled 6534746 6.35-7.00am
Seal Secrets


Unknown: Toyah Willcox

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