• 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 10.50

Noddy in Toyland
The Naughty Goblins cause chaos in the shop. (R)

7.30 Smurfs' Adventures
Fun with the mushroom-dwelling folk. (R)

7.55 Blue Peter
On today's show the team make Christmas decorations.
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1 (S)(W)

8.20 The All-New Popeye Show
Animated adventures with the spinach-guzzling sailor. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo can't find the right sized plant for his garden. Repeated at 1pm (R)

8.45 Fiddley Foodle Bird
Fun with the metamorphosing bird. (R)

9.00 Playdays
Trish and Poppy look at themselves in the mirror. (R)

9.20 Poddington Peas
Zip-Pea loses his shadow.
Repeated at 2.35pm (R)

9.25 Noddy in Toyland
Everyone is arguing and must find a way to make up. (R)

9.55 Angelmouse
Animated fun.
Repeated at 2pm (R)

10.00 Tetetubbies Advent Calendar
(R) (S)

Then Teletubbies
The magical tree grows in Teletubbyland. (S)

10.30 Tweenies
The Tweenies learn all about signs. (R) (S) (W)

: Harry and the Hendersons

Got Your Birthday Right Here There's family friction when
Nancy becomes vice principal at Sarah's school. (R) (5)

: Heartbreak High

Les causes trouble when he gives an old friend ajob. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.

: Children's BBC: Polka Dot Shorts

Ends 2.40

Shown at 8.40am

: Children's BBC: Pablo, the Little Red Fox

Pablo insists that foxes are the best climbers. (R)

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk

Lewis doesn't want Arnold the clumsy elephant on the treasure hunt. (R)

: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Penny helps her magician uncle. (R)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

The gang make some Christmas decorations. (R)

: Children's BBC: Angelmouse

Shown at 9.55am

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

Pat's alarm clock lets him down. (R)

: Children's BBC: Greenclaws

Greenclaws tries out some gadgets. (R)

: Children's BBC: Poddington Peas

Shown at 9.20am

: Westminster Live

Live coverage of proceedings in the House of Commons. CONTACT DETAILS: see Wednesday

: Gardeners' World

Rachel de Thame visits Belfast
BBC Gardener of the Year finalist Paul Wilkinson and his organic allotment. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Paul Wilkinson

: Yes Minister

Jobs for the Boys. Jim Hacker is manoeuvred by Sir Humphrey into appointing a banker to a position on a quango. (R) (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: The Weakest Link

The ruthless elimination quiz, presented by Anne Robinson. Weakest Link: Bad Losers is tonight at
8.30pm on BBC1 (S) (W)


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: Thunderbirds

The Edge of Impact. Tin Tin must distract a guest on Tracy
Island as the International Rescue team try to avert a sabotage attempt. Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)

: Star Trek: Voyager

Threshold. When Lieutenant Tom Paris realises his ambition to break the legendary Warp Ten barrier, the doctor can do nothing to stop his accelerated mutation into a different life form. (R) (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6.45pm

: Third Rock from the Sun

Dick Puts the Id in Cupid. Dick is determined to give Mary an appropriate Valentine's present but is sidetracked by an unexpected discovery. Sally, meanwhile, is distraught when Don presents her with an anonymous bouquet. (S)

: Home Front

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin return to a house and garden in Wanstead, east London, to see if their handiwork has stood the test of time. Their client had a penchant for pink, including a challenge for Laurence in the form of a bright pink kitchen. Diarmuid dug a large sunken exterior room in the garden to tempt her outside, but has the initial novelty, and Sharon's enthusiasm, worn off? Director Ben McPherson ; Executive producer Rachel Innes-Lumsden
(S) (W) BBC BOOK: The Home Front Directory, price £12.99, from retailers


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Ben McPherson
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden

: Mel B - the Players Club

Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson meets "Scary Spice" Mel B who invites him into her home and takes him to a family party in Leeds, where she talks candidly about her life before and after fame, the breakdown of her marriage and hopes for the future. See Choice.
Director Bruce Goodison ; Executive producer Frances Ridley (S) (W)


Unknown: Trevor Nelson
Director: Bruce Goodison
Producer: Frances Ridley

: Stella Street

Continuing the off-beat satirical comedy series focusing on a fantasy street inhabited by a host of celebrities.
On a tour of Seaforth, Michael discovers Anthony Hopkins running the local cafe and, out of boredom, gets a tattoo. Written by John Sessions , Phil Cornwell and Peter Richardson
Director Peter Richardson ; Producer Ben Swaffer (S) Another episode on Thursday at 9.50pm


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Written By: John Sessions
Written By: Phil Cornwell
Written By: Peter Richardson
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Ben Swaffer

: The League of Gentlemen

Continuing the rerun of the second series of the black off-beat and dark-humoured comedy starring Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.
Anarchy in Royston Vasey. Tubbs and Edward venture forth from the local shop to search for a "no-tail", and Les McQueen is stunned to learn that Creme Brulee have re-formed without him.
Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer JemmaRodgers (R) (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: audio cassette, On the Town with the League of Gentlemen, and a DVD and video of series one are available from retailers


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Director: Steve Bendelack

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's major news stories both at home and abroad. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Masterclass

The new eight-part series in which international performers offer insights into their particular field begins with three consecutive nightly editions, presented by James Naughtie. Sir Thomas Allen - Opera. Tonight world-renowned baritone Thomas Allen lends his expert guidance to four young singers tackling operatic scenes by Mozart, Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Director Simon Broughton ; Executive producer Sue Judd (S) (W)


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Sir Thomas Allen
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Director: Simon Broughton
Producer: Sue Judd

: Despatch Box

Political comment and analysis, presented by Andrew Neil.


Presented By: Andrew Neil.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Breaking the Seal Land Records
86619 1.00 Ever Wondered? 5757232 1.15 Personal Passions JohnSuchet 67224001.30 Music to the Ear (S)
Parenting 2.00 The Pocket Guide to Parenting Plus (8) (W) Languages 4.00 Make Italian Your Business (parti) Working in Hearth and Care 5.00 Management and Business
Open University 6.00 Picasso's Guernica (S) 14936 6.30 A Global Culture? 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.

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