• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00
The Adventures of Spot Canine cartoon. Spot has a birthday party. With the voice of Paul Nicholas. (R)


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: Playdays

Why Bird and Philip have a birthday surprise in store for Poppy. (R)

: Taz-mania

Animated antics with the ever-hungry Tasmanian devil and his famished family. (R)

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine with Katy Hill, Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas and Matt Baker.
Shown last Friday BBC1 (S) (W)


Presenter: Katy Hill
Presenter: Konnie Huq
Presenter: Simon Thomas
Presenter: Matt Baker

: Snorks

A double bill of animated underwater adventures. (R)

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

More animated adventures based on Richard Scarry 's books about the inhabitants of Busytown. (R)


Unknown: Richard Scarry

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5)
Street Lamps - Auntie Mabel tells a story about a Victorian lamplighter. 1206822 9.15 Storytime (ages 4-5) The Four Friends and the Elephant/ Sweetie- Julia Booth tells two stories. 5136808 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Rumble in the Jungle (S) 8140551 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Puppets: That's the Way to Do (S)


Unknown: Auntie Mabel

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50 Stick Insect. The fun-loving quartet watch a little boy with his pet stick insects. (S)

: Tweenies

More pre-school fun.
Space. The Tweenies make their own solar system and Jake constructs a rocket. Together Jake and his intrepid crew then set off on a space voyage into the unknown.
Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W) BBC Magazine: Tweenies, published monthly, price £1.25

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Shapes: Rectangles (S)
11.10 Zig Zag (ages 7-9)
A Walk through Time (S)
11.30 English Express (ages 9-11) Facts and Opinions (S)
11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Division: Divide by Five (S)
12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-12) World Environmental Changes (S)

: Working Lunch

Developments in the business and consumer arenas.

: Noddy

Live-action and animation tales from Toyland. Noddy meets some silly hens. (R)

: School programme

ZigZag (ages 7-9) Invaders! The Celts (S)

: Snooker

Live fifth-round coverage of the UK championship, from the Bournemouth International Centre. Up to and including the semi-finals, matches will be the best of 17 frames and played out over two sessions.
The reigning champion is Scotland's John Higgins , who maintained his position in the top slot of the world rankings with a dramatic 9-8 victory over fierce rival Mark Williams last month at the Grand Prix tournament in Preston.
Introduced by David Vine , with match commentary coming from the team of Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds, Dennis Taylor, John Virgo, Jim Meadowcroft and Willie Thorne.
Including at 3.20 News; Regional News (S) Weather


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Mark Williams
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: Willie Thorne.

: The Simpsons: Fear of Flying

Marge seeks psychiatric help after confronting her phobia about flying.
With the voices of Anne Bancroft and regulars from the cast of Cheers.
A Simpsons double bill starts on Friday at 6pm.


[Actor]: Anne Bancroft

: Snooker

The opening frames of this evening's fifth-round match from Bournemouth. Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History

Century of the Compass. AD 1500-1600: empires and religions - in the shape of Ivan the Terrible and Islam - are expanding aggressively. However, the Japanese warlord Hideyoshi's dreams of conquest are thwarted. In Europe, collectors are fascinated by strange objects brought back from exotic comers of the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley. Director Richard Curson Smith
Series producers Neil Cameron and Emma De'Ath (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education/history/mill.shtml


Unknown: Ben Kingsley.
Director: Richard Curson Smith
Producers: Neil Cameron

: World Rally

Highlights from the second day of the Rally of Great Britain, when teams head for mid-Wales and the prospect of mist, rain and fog as they battle through 100 miles of forest roads. Hosted by Steve Rider , with commentary from Mark James and Tiff Needell and reports from Peter Slater.
Producer Ken Burton ; Series producer MarkWilkin


Unknown: Steve Rider
Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Peter Slater.
Producer: Ken Burton

: Delia's How to Cook

Delia Smith demonstrates recipes for potatoes, featuring serving suggestions that include roasting them with saffron and packing them with tasty fillings.
Director Philip Bonham Carter ; Series producer David Willcock (R) (S)
' BBC VIDEO: Delia's How to Cook Part One. price £19.99


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Philip Bonham Carter
Producer: David Willcock

: The Cops

Police drama. A breakfast prank backfires when Kennett lodges a complaint and then accuses Giffen of assault. Contains strong language and violence.
Written by Stephen Brady ; Producer Eric Coulter ; Director Kenny Glenaan
Repeated on Friday at 1.00am (S) (W)


Written By: Stephen Brady
Producer: Eric Coulter
Director: Kenny Glenaan
Mel: Katy Cavanagh
Giffen: Rob Dixon
Jellicoe: Steve Garti
Roy: John Henshaw
Mike: Steve Jackson
Natalie: Clare McGlinn
Jaz: Parvez Qadir
Dean: Danny Seward
Cindy: Margaret Blakemore
Newland: Mark Chatterton
Amanda Kennett: Paulette Williams
Maggie Hayes: Jan Pearson
Stowe: Ken Kitson
Frank Northam: Jeff Merchant
Vic: Jack McBride
Gregor: Chris Brassington
Stripper: Jane Relph
Sharon Reynolds: Jane Hazelgrove
Terry Reynolds: Tony Mooney
Stella Reynolds: Stevie Jones
Munoo Sidhu: Mohammed Noor
Ange: Rutkowski Lyno'Hara
Muzzy Ifraz: Rakesh Kapur
Irene Nuttall: Ester Wilson
Hassan: Dennis Conlen
Brian Cummings: Trevor Dwyer-Lynch

: Stella Street

Satire in suburbia. Al Pacino plays a cheeky London cabbie in Michael Caine 's film, which is now in full swing. Written by Phil Cornwell. Peter Richardson and John Sessions
Director Peter Richardson : Producer Ben Swaffer (R) (S)


Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: Michael Caine
Written By: Phil Cornwell.
Written By: Peter Richardson
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Ben Swaffer

: The Fast Show

The world's dullest man features on the comedy-sketch show starring Paul Whitehouse , Charlie Higson , Simon Day , Caroline Aherne , John Thomson and Arabella Weir. Directors Mark Mylod and Sid Roberson
Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse (R) (S)


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Directors: Mark Mylod
Directors: Sid Roberson
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Snooker

Highlights of the action from Bournemouth as players fight for quarter-final places. With Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: Despatch Box

Parliamentary analysis with Andrew Neil.
Series editor Alexandra Henderson


Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Pacific Studies (S) 30304 1.00 Global Tourism (S) 90323 1.30 Housing: Business as Usual (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages: Quinze Minutes Plus Languages 4.00 75th Anniversary: More French Gems
Working In... WEBWISE 5.00 GetWebwise Putting Yourself on the Web 66878 5.30 Computers Still Don't Bite Open University 6.00 The World of the Dragon (S)
6.30 The Arch Never Sleeps Ends 7.00am (S)

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