• 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.

Fireman Sam
Pontypandy's bus service is affected by a flat tyre.
Repeated at 1pm (R)

7.10 Playdays
Poppy panics when she hears it's Karl's birthday. (R)

7.35 Smurfs' Adventures
Animation with the little blue people. (R)

7.55 Smart
Creative picture-making.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.20 The All-New Popeye Show
Animated adventures. (R)

8.45 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo prepares a surprise for Bibble's birthday. (R)

8.55 Yoho Ahoy!
Poop can't whistle like the rest of the crew. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.

9.00 Storytime: I Bet You Can't
(ages 4-5) (S)

9.15 Words and Pictures Plus: Ridiculous
(ages 5-7) (S)

9.30 Magic Key: Reading with Expression
(ages 5-6) (S)

9.45 The Pocket-Sized Guide to Parenting
(S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Samira's Gymnastics The Tubbies watch gymnastic routines. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price f 10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

A Story from India
The Tweenies act out an Indian tale. (R) (S) (W) BBC TWEENIES MAGAZINE: published monthly, price £1.25, from newsagents

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Geese (S) 6000357 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Up to £2 (S) 6227390 11.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11) North Sea (S)
7418932 11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-10) The Six- Times Table (S)
1034086 11.50 ZigZag(ages7-9) This Is Kenya (S) 8905319 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) On the Move in Germany (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news.

: Fireman Sam

Shown at 7am (R)

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-11) Redeveloping thelnnerCity (S)

: Taxi

Shut It Down (part 1). The cabbies consider going on strike. Part 2 is next Monday. (R) (S)

: The Red Pony

Drama, the last in the season of films featuring the music of Aaron Copland , starring
Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy. While young Tom Tiflin devotes himself to his pony, trouble is brewing in his California ranch home.
Director Lewis Milestone (1949. PG)
(S) Films: pp 74-77 **


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Myrna Loy.
Unknown: Tom Tiflin
Director: Lewis Milestone

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen is joined by Olympic javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson , cricketer
Rachael Heyhoe-Flint and snooker player Lisa Quick to discuss women in Sport. (S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Unknown: Lisa Quick

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the beat-the-clock cookery show. (S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two, L6.99, from retailers


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The weekday general-knowledge quiz. With Anne Robinson.
(S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

A Star Is Burns. Springfield hosts a film festival in a bid to increase the town's popularity. (R) (S)
6.20 Summer of 4ft 2. Lisa dumbs down to make friends while on holiday. With the voice of Christina Ricci. (S)


Unknown: Christina Ricci.

: Robot Wars

This week's robots competing for a place in the semi-finals include Gemini, the first ever "clusterbot" - a robot that splits into two identical halves to cause twice the amount of damage. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Paul Kirrage ; Series producer Stephen Carsey
Repeated tomorrow (S)


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.
Director: Paul Kirrage
Producer: Stephen Carsey

: Aberglasney - a Garden Lost in Time

I Rrst in a two-part look at the continuing restoration work following the opening of the historic Welsh gardens. As thousands of visitors flock to Aberglasney, a damaged beech is condemned to the chop, a metal detector turns up trumps and the ancient yew tunnel gets a trim. See Choice. Director John Trefor ; Executive producer Richard Trayler-Smith (S) (W) 57


Director: John Trefor
Producer: Richard Trayler-Smith

: Clarissa and the Countryman

Clarissa Dickson Wright continues her celebration of the countryside with friend and hill farmer Johnny Scott. On the Island of Mull. Hind stalking, salmon fishing, cheese-making and prawn trawling provide more than just food for thought for Clarissa and Johnny. See Choice.
Series producer Steve Sklair ; Executive producer Bob Long (S) (W)


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott.
Producer: Steve Sklair
Producer: Bob Long

: Gardeners' World

Pippa Greenwood recycles the autumn leaves as leaf mould and gets her bare root fruit trees into the soil for next year while Rachel de Thame visits the last of the BBC Gardener of the Year finalists. With Alan Titchmarsh.
Executive producer Tony Laryea : Series producer Colette Foster (S) (W) Alan Titchmarsh on pebble power: page 42


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer: Tony Laryea
Producer: Colette Foster
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: A Woman of No Importance

Alan Bennett 's acclaimed monologue starring
Patricia Routledge , showing as a taster to tomorrow's evening of programmes celebrating the writer and his work.
A middle-aged spinster reminisces about her uncomplicated world of office work and canteen gossip. But as the three acts unfurl, her apparently cheerful monologue reveals an uneventful life that is falling apart.
Producer Innes Lloyd ; Director Giles Foster (R) (S) BBC PRODUCTS: Alan Bennett - Telling Tales, book, price £9.99. available from 30 November: audio cassette and CD. £9.99 and £12.99 respectively, from 6 November: video, f 12.99. from 27 November


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Giles Foster
Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Trade Secrets

Professional cleaners reveal how to polish up your act.
Director Edwina Vardey (R) (S)


Director: Edwina Vardey

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Actor and singer David Soul and television presenter Kate Thornton join the regulars Mark Lamarr , Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus for the irreverent light-hearted pop quiz.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Richard Wilson Repeated Sun (S) (W)


Singer: David Soul
Presenter: Kate Thornton
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Newsnight

The day's news stories, with Jeremy Vine. (5) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Attachments

Mike and Fran clinch a deal to feature webcasts on the site, but funding is needed. Contains strong language.
Shown on Tuesday at 9pm (S) (W)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S)

: Choice World Clubbing

Continuing the definitive guide to club and nightlife in eight of the world's most vibrant cities. Tonight Carl Cox and Pete Tong are in Cape Town, where music from hiphop to trance is uniting young people.
Producer Paul Clay ; Series producer Annabelle Barnett (S) (W)


Unknown: Carl Cox
Unknown: Pete Tong
Producer: Paul Clay
Producer: Annabelle Barnett

: S Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice

First in a 12-part series of the new black music show hosted by R 'n' B DJ Trevor Nelson. This week's guests include Courtney Pine, Lynden David Hall , Beverley Knight , boy band Damage and Australian artist Sia. Ends 1.55am. Producer Shurwin Beckford ; Series producer Serena Cross (S) (W)


Unknown: Trevor Nelson.
Unknown: Lynden David Hall
Unknown: Beverley Knight
Producer: Shurwin Beckford

: BBC Learning Zone

Dynamo Key Stage 2: Numeracy 1 Ends 5.00am.

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