• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Colin Berry

with The Early Show Producer FRANCES LINE
8.3 Racing Bulletin

: as Radio 1

: Tony Brandon

Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham

: Two's Best

Len Jackson with the best of Radio 2 selected from last week's programmes.


Unknown: Len Jackson
Written By: Keith Howell
Producers: John Billingham
Producers: Jack Dabbs

: The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show

Written and adapted by EDDIE BRABEN , with special guest Penelope Keith and vocalist Vincent Zara Music from
Peter Knight and his Orchestra Producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Sunday 10.30 pm)


Adapted By: Eddie Braben
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Vincent Zara
Unknown: Peter Knight
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Sport on 2

Presented by Desmond Lynam
1.30; 2.5; 2.30; 5.30* The Boat Race
Oxford and Cambridge meet In the 124th Boat Race over the traditional 41-mile course from Putney to Mortlake. BRIAN JOHNSTON and JUDITH CHALMERS capture the unique atmosphere of this very special day; JOHN SNAGGE and TOM SUTTON follow the race, with TOM BOSWELL on Chiswick Bridge
(Also on Grandstand from
12.30 pm BBC1)
1.30; 2.5; 3.10; 3.40; 5.0; 5.45* Football League
The second day of the crucial Easter programme, with the battle for League points becoming intense. Exclusive live commentary on the second half of one of the top matches; score flashes throughout the afternoon from five other grounds; results, and classified checks at 5.0 and 5.45*
1.30; 3.10; 4.50; 5.30* International
The World Cross-Country Championships at Bellahouston, Glasgow. Commentary by ALAN PARRY , with expert analysis from PETER MATTHEWS.
1.30; 2.5; 3.10; 4.50; 5.30* International
Eighteen countries, including Britain, Australia and East Germany, are competing at Leeds in the annual three-day Coca-Cola International. Commentary by PETER JONES , with expert analysis from Olympic Gold Medal winner ANITA LONSBROUGH
1.30; 2.0; 3.8; 3.30; 4.50* Racing from
Kempton Park
The first day of the 1978 Flat Season features commentary by PETER BROMLEY on the 2.0 race. worth £10,000 to the winner.
2.0 Rosebery Stakes (1¼m)
3.5 Campbell Gray H'cap (2m)
3.35 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (6f)
Plus results throughout the afternoon from the other meetings, with classified checks 4.50*
Plus, in Rugby, news of the Barbarians' match at Cardiff and. in Motor Sport, news of the East African Safari Rally
And at 5.0*
Sports Report
Classified checks at 5.0 and at
5.45*; Rugby Round-up at 5.25*; Motor Sport at 5.30*. Timetable:
1.30 News/prospects from all featured events
2.0 Racing from Kempton
2.5 Boat Race/Swimming/
2.30 Boat Race starts
3.0 Racing from Kempton
3.10 Football score flashes/
3.30 Racing from Kempton
3.40 Athletics/Football half-times
3.55 Football commentary
4.42 First Football results
4.50 Racing/Swimming/Athletics; 5.0 Sports Report
5.25 Rugby Round-up
5.30 Motor Sport/Swimming/
Athletics/Boat Race
5.45 Classified Football
Events may alter timings
A Radio Sport and ob production


Presented By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Tom Sutton
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Commentary By: Alan Parry
Unknown: Peter Matthews.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Commentary By: Peter Bromley

: Europe 78: Israel

A special edition in the series of international exchange programmes.
Introduced by Colin Berry Producer MEL HOUSE including at
6.3 Cross-Channel Motoring Information


Introduced By: Colin Berry
Producer: Mel House

: Would the Last Businessman

...to Leave the Country
Please Turn Out the Lights?

: Radio 2 Top Tunes

Norrie Paramor and the BBC MIDLAND RADIO ORCHESTRA play the week's most popular tunes from Radio 2 programmes. Introduced by Tim Gudgin


Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: Terry Wogan's Music Night

Direct from the Royal Festival Hall. London, Terry Wogan introduces Rosemary Clooney , Rolf Harris , Sweet Substitute
BBC Radio Orchestra leader MICHAEL TOMALIN conducted by Geoff Love Part 1
8.40* Peter Clayton looks at the music scene as reflected in tonight's concert.
9.0* Terry Wogan's Music Night Part 2. Producer BRIAN WILLEY
(Presented by the BBC in association with the GLC)
(Terry Wogan also introduces Miss Wales 1978: Wednesday
8.10 pm BBC1, and A Song for Europe: Friday 7.30 pm BBC1) Preview: page 19


Introduced By: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Leader: Michael Tomalin
Conducted By: Geoff Love
Unknown: Peter Clayton
Producer: Brian Willey

: Saturday Night with the BBC Radio Orchestra

and its guests Alyn Ainsworth The Three Degrees Rosemary Squires
The Gordon Langford Sextet Introduced by Sheila Tracy Producer JOHN BUSSELL


Introduced By: Sheila Tracy
Producer: John Bussell

: Sports Desk

: Alan Dell

with The Saturday Late Show Producer PAM cox including at 12.0
Midnight Newsroom; weather; motoring information
2.0-2.2* am News Summary

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