• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: The Weather

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Denys Gueroult


Arranged By: Denys Gueroult

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

A story of country folk


Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Chiristine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Pru Forrest: Mary Dalley
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell
Mr Grenville: Michael Shaw


An uninterrupted selection of familiar tunes featuring the BBC Variety Orchestra with the String Choir
(Led by John Jezard )
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet


Unknown: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO

visits the Urban District of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano


Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

from Trawden Parish Church, Colne, Lancashire, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Ian Robins
' Blueprint for Prayer '


Unknown: Rev. Ian Robins

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast 247 m. and VHF: ' Good Listening'

Some news of current programmes


Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Bill Crozier


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys listen to
Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Sidney James


Unknown: Sidney James

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett


Unknown: Kitty Bluett


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from
' Operation Petticoat' starring
Cary Grant and Tony Curtis
A Few Words From
Patricia Bredin
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
'Career' starring
Dean Martin , Anthony Franciosa
Shirley MacLaine and Carolyn Jones
Adaptation by Roy Bradford Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Patricia Bredin
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Anthony Franciosa
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksfield in MELODY HOUR

Doreen Hume
The Henry Krein Quartet and the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Produced by Travers Thorneloa


Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Henry Krein
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Travers Thorneloa

: James McKechnie in 'THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS'

by John Buchan adapted for broadcasting in six episodes by J. C. Gosforth
3—' The Adventure of the Radical Candidate'
Other parts played by Eric Anderson , Norman Claridge
Wilfrid Grantham , and Jack Shaw Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: John Buchan
Played By: Eric Anderson
Played By: Norman Claridge
Unknown: Wilfrid Grantham
Unknown: Jack Shaw
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Richard Hannay: James McKechnie
Sir Archie: Andrew Faulds
Marmaduke Jopley: Alfred Hoffman
Peter Pienaar: George Hagan
Ecky Turnbull: Duncan McLntyre
The surveyor: Willoughby Gray
The three gentlemen in a car: Hugh Dickson
The three gentlemen in a car: Gabriel Woolf
The three gentlemen in a car: George Merritt


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days and leisure hours to come
You are invited to join
Alan Dixon on an Underwater swimming course in Devon and to hear about a holiday in Visby and Stockholm from Patricia Brent
Ted Appleton and Bill Cormack. travel experts, and Charles Price of the British Travel and Holidays Association, are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK.
Unknown: Charles Price
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adama
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
'The Shepherd of the Hills'; 'Two Little Girls in Blue'; 'Every Little While '
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John BroweU


Directed By: Cliff Adama
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow
Produced By: John Broweu

: Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee Leslie Phillips join in 'THE NAVY LARK'

by Laurie Wyman


Unknown: Laurie Wyman

: Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
The Polka Dots
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowita
Script by Eric Merriman and Barry Took


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowita
Script By: Eric Merriman
Script By: Barry Took


: David Geary plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from the Methodist Church, Exeter, led by the massed Free Church Choirs of the City
Hymns introduced by Alan Gibson
Ye servants of God. your Master proclaim (Tune. Laudate Dominum)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune,
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(Tune. St. Peter)
Just as I am. without one plea (Tune,
Saviour, quicken many nations (Tune,
In the Cross of Christ I glory (Tune,
Love Divine)
We sing the praise of him who died
(Tune. Church Triumphant)
How do thy mercies close me round
(Tune, Saxby)
Prayer and Blessing by the Minister
The Rev. T. J. Foinette
Conductor. George Rickard
Organist. Gordon Mingo


Introduced By: Alan Gibson
Conductor: Rev. T. J. Foinette
Conductor: George Rickard
Organist: Gordon Mingo


introducing the Peter Knight Concert Orchestra
(Leader. Percy Coates ) with Janet Waters and Bryan Johnson
Knight-ride on the turntable
Swingalong with the Knight-capa
Danny Levan , Bill Povey Ray Davies , Ronnie Price
Don Lusher and Peter Knight at the piano
Produced by John BroweU


Leader: Percy Coates
Unknown: Janet Waters
Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Danny Levan
Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Ray Davies
Unknown: Ronnie Price
Unknown: Don Lusher
Unknown: Peter Knight
Produced By: John Broweu


Arranged and presented by Alan Keith
The tunes played last week:
Waltz of the Flowers (Casse-Noisette); The Rose of Tralee; Minuet (Boccherini); Serenade from Les Millions d'Harlequin; Casta Diva from Norma (Bellini); La Golondrina; The Holy City If you have any favourites you think Alan Keith should include in this programme of records he would be glad to hear from you


Presented By: Alan Keith
Unknown: Alan Keith



invites you to
A Sunday-night get-together round the gramophone to play his choice of records and some of your requests


Paul Martin recalls familiar melodies from the past
Produced by Don Sayer


Unknown: Paul Martin
Produced By: Don Sayer


Christian words and music


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