• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Sounds of the 60s

Brian Matthew spins hits and B-sides.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: Jonathan Ross

With singer Michael Ball and natural-history presenter Kate Humble.


Singer: Michael Ball
Presenter: Kate Humble.

: Pick of the Pops

Top 40 chart nostalgia. Dale Winton rewinds to this week in 1973 and 1983, featuring hits by The Partridge Family, The Detroit Spinners,
Wham! and Flash And The Pan.


Unknown: Dale Winton

: Dermot O'Leary

Featuring live sets by Scottish folk-soul singer/songwriter
Paulo Nutini and suburban London punk-pop trio White Lies. Plus pop-rock duo The Yeah You's.


Songwriter: Paulo Nutini

: Going Out with Alan Carr

Interactive, party-spirited show.

: Paul Gambaccini

US hits.

: Island 50

2/2. Don Letts celebrates 50 years of Island Records, the eclectic indie label nurtured by record producer Chris Blackwell , who sold it in 1989. Today he recalls the label's top albums, from Nick Drake 's Five Leaves Left (1969), Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief (1969) and Cat Stevens 's Teaser and the Firecat
(1971) to Sparks' Kimono My House (1974), U2's War (1983) and Pulp's Different Class, plus groundbreaking LPs by Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals and Jimmy Cliff. With input by U2 manager Paul McGuinness , ex-Island executive Nick Stewart and, discussing the creative freedom given them by Island, singer Bono,
Marianne Faithfull , Grace Jones , Tricky, Paul Weller , Amy Winehouse , The Fratellis, Florence and The Machine and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens).


Unknown: Don Letts
Producer: Chris Blackwell
Unknown: Nick Drake
Unknown: Cat Stevens
Unknown: Bob Marley
Unknown: Jimmy Cliff.
Unknown: Paul McGuinness
Unknown: Nick Stewart
Unknown: Marianne Faithfull
Unknown: Grace Jones
Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Amy Winehouse
Unknown: Yusuf Islam

: Bob Harris

With an acoustic set by blues-rocker Jon Allen , who discusses his debut album Dead Mans Suit.


Unknown: Jon Allen
Unknown: Mans Suit.

: Trevor Nelson

Rptd from Wed

: Pete Mitchell

Music and chat.

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