• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Steve Wright in the Morning

The Bee Gees and Whitney Houston accompany some of this morning's records.

: Emma Freud

with the Lunchtime Show
With the day's Big Issue. including at 12.30-12.45 Newsbeat

: Mark Goodier

with today's Batman episode (For cast see Friday)

: Nicky Campbell

with Drivetime
Including at 5.30-5.45 Newsbeat
Nicky talks to tonight's special guest, Britt Ekland.


Unknown: Britt Ekland.

: Evening Session

: The Story of Pop

Alan Freeman presents the definitive history of pop. 14: The Blues Had a Baby: The root of everything that came to be known as rock
- from the slave ships, through the South to
Chicago and the world. With BB King, John Lee Hooker , Son House, Robert Cray,
Buddy Guy , Jeff Healey and the original versions of a host of rock classics.
Producer Paul Kent for BBC


Unknown: Alan Freeman
Unknown: John Lee Hooker
Unknown: Buddy Guy
Unknown: Jeff Healey
Producer: Paul Kent

: Mark Radcliffe

: Lynn Parsons

: Bruno Brookes

with the Early Breakfast Show

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