• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Submarine Seahawk

Second World War drama. The
' new commander of the Seahawk submarine earns the distrust of the vessel's officers and crew when, instead of sinking marauding Japanese ships, he merely records their movements. Director Spencer Gordon Bennet (1959)
Slack and white See Films: pages 48-52 *


Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet

: Weekend 24

Sarah Montague and David Robertson
Present a news and sports roundup.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: David Robertson

: Asia 2

9.00 Q Asia
Quiz testing three teams' Asian expertise. With Sahera Chohan.

9.30 Network East
Featuring an interview with singer Lata Mangeshkar and another behind-the-scenes look at Network East's Live Mega Mela event in Birmingham.
Producer Bish Mehay ; Asia 2 editor Paresh Solanki Videopius code for 9-9.30am ................. Code for 9.30-ll.20am ................. Code for 9-n.20am (not PDC)


Unknown: Sahera Chohan.
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Producer: Bish Mehay
Editor: Paresh Solanki

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks hosts the programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. In sign language with in-vision subtitles.. WEBSITE: www. bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: The Sky at Night

Is There Anyone Out There? Patrick Moore gives the latest news of attempts to pick UP radio messages from other worlds.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1 Subtitled ...


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Bat-Eared Fox

First shown in the Wildlife on Two strand, this film follows the fortunes of a family of bat-eared foxes in one of the earth's harshest environments, the Kalahari Desert. Narrated by David Atten borough.
Repeat Subtitled ............................


Unknown: David Atten

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson cooks a spicy Thai chicken curry, guest chef Marguerite Patten bakes a classic apricot flan and there's a guide to Riesling wines. Shown last Monday
Digital widescreen Subtitled ............. Next programme on Monday at 8.30pm CEEFAX: page


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Marguerite Patten

: The Greatest Show on Earth

' Saturday Matinee circus drama, starnng Charlton Heston
James Stewart
With a massive three-ring circus about to start a nationwide tour, tensions under the big top are running high.
DirectorCecil B DeMille (1952, U)
* See Films: pages 48-52


Brad: Charlton Heston
Buttons, a clown: James Stewart
Holly: Betty Hutton
Phyllis: Dorothy Lamour
Sebastian: Cornel Wilde
Angel: Gloria Grahame
: Klaus Lylebettger
Henderson: Lawrence Tierney

: One Man and His Dog

UanfairTalhaiarn in Clywd provides the picturesque setting forthe Scottish heat of the sheepdog-trials programme.
Introduced by Robin Page , with on-course commentary coming from Gus Dermody.
Digital widescreen


Introduced By: Robin Page
Unknown: Gus Dermody.

: Space: 1999

Metamorph. A beautiful youngwoman discovers the secret of molecular transformation and starts a new life.
Written by Johnny Byrne
FirstshownonlTV Subtitled ..............


Written By: Johnny Byrne


More sounds from the TOTP archives, including music from Sade, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Transvision Vamp and Billy Ocean. With Steve Wright
Top of the Pops is Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Presenter: Steve Wright

: Animal Minds

Beginning a three-part series investigating the mental agility of animals both domestic pets and animals that live in the wild.
Are Animals Intelligent? Using scientific evidence, the first programme sets out to discover just how smart animals are and tries to establish whether domestic pets can understand what their owners are saying when they talk to them. See today's choices.
Director/Producer Paul Reddish
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....
See This Week: page 7; Wallace and Gromit's Pick of the Week: p34

: Ustinov on Spartacus

The story behind the making of Stanley Kubrick's epic film
Spartacus -which can be seen at 8.55pm - is related by Peter Ustinov , whose performance in the film won him an Oscar.
Introduced by Christopher Frayling. Producer Russell Leven
Repeat Digital widescreen


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Introduced By: Christopher Frayling.

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Isobel Lang


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: Suspended in Time

Buddhist priest the Rev Je Kan and inventor Keith Mills relate personal, time-related tales. ProducerGregorCameron; Executive producer Clare Paterson The next programme in Time Season is Century Road at8.05pm


Unknown: Je Kan
Unknown: Keith Mills
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Irish Journeys

Fergal Keane travels north of the border to conclude his study of Ireland's troubled history.
The Boys of Summer. In the summer of 1968, a group of schoolboy footballers from
Belfast's Ardoyne area posed for a team photograph unaware that, within a year, their neighbourhood would become afocal point ofthe Troubles.
This programme tells the story of what happened to the footballers and how a small community worked for peace. Producer Manisha Vadhia
Editor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: What the Papers Say

The Guardian's Andy O'Hagan reviews the past week's press.
Series producer Christine Ruth ..


Unknown: Andy O'Hagan
Producer: Christine Ruth

: Century Road

Continuingthe series that travels to British roads built at the start of the century to recount residents' personal histories of the 20th century. A Lovely Way to Go. Century Road, Rainham, on Kent's northern coast appears to be the archetypal English suburban thoroughfare. But since the dawn of the century, its residents - past and present-have seen their surroundings dramatically transformed.
Director Mark Harrison ; Executive producer George Carey Digital widescreen


Director: Mark Harrison

: Spartacus

Historical epic starring
' Kirk Douglas
Laurence Olivier , Tony Curtis
76 BC: born into slavery, the gladiator Spartacus longs for freedom and soon finds himself at the head of an army of slaves in revolt against the mighty Romans. Widescreen.
Directors Stanley Kubrick and [uncredited] Anthony Mann (1960. PG)
See Films: pp 48-52 *****


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Directors: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Anthony Mann
Spartacus: Kirk Douglas
Marcus Crassus: Laurence Olivier
Antoninus: Tony Curtis
Varinia: Jean Simmons
Gracchus: Charles Laughton
Batiatus: Peter Ustinov
Julius Caesar: John Gavin
Tigranes: Herbert Lom

: The Talent

Mark Lawson introduces three more short films which have been shortlisted inthe BBC's
Best New Director competition. Duck. Des Dillon 's comedy, directed by Kenny Glenaan , about two alcoholics. Starring Peter Mullan. Contains bad language and a sex scene.
Wet and Dry. In John McKay 's film, an Egyptian mummy scours London for a skin ointment.
DahDitDah. A father uses
Morse code to communicate with hisyoungchild. Starring Lorcan Cranitch. Written and directed by NG Bristow.
Director Siobhan Bullick ; Producer
Angie Daniell Digital widescreen .......


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Des Dillon
Directed By: Kenny Glenaan
Unknown: Peter Mullan.
Unknown: John McKay
Unknown: Lorcan Cranitch.
Directed By: Ng Bristow.
Director: Siobhan Bullick
Producer: Angie Daniell

: An Adventure for Two

Drama, beginning a short season of films directed by Claude Lelouch.
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Dutronc

A musician escapes from prison and, together with a fellow musician who is also on the run, seeks to change his destiny.
In French with English subtitles.
(1979) * See Films: pages 48-52

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Claude Lelouch.
Francoise: Catherine Deneuve
Simon: Jacques Dutronc
Tonton: Jacques Villeret
Bliche: Gerard Caillaud


French 2
FREE GUIDE: call (0181)
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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.

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