• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today market trends, news, weather
6.50 Ten to Seven +
6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 am
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News-
7.15 Today radio's breakfast-time magazine introduced by JACK DE MANIO
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
What the Bible says
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Diary of Fanny Burney

abridged by FRANCES HITCHINS JILL BALCON reads the last of nine instalments Produced by JOHN CARDY


Abridged By: Frances Hitchins
Abridged By: Jill Balcon
Produced By: John Cardy

: The News

: Out of This Week

Introduced by Paul Barnes
To keep you in touch with almost anything that's on, or around, or on the way


Introduced By: Paul Barnes
Produced By: Richard Keen
Produced By: Rosemary Hart
Produced By: Colin Reid

: Daily Service

NEM P 15; Hark, the herald-angels sing (BBC HB 50): Unto us a boy is born (Oxford Book of Carols 92); Luke 2, vv 41-52; 0 come, all ye faithful (BBC HB 55: vv 1-3, 6)

: Morning Melody

Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON


Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: Royal Brides

A series of seven programmes arranged for radio by JULIA SMALL
7: The Queen who MarriedEngland - Elizabeth I Narrator NElL FREEMAN With HILDA SCHRODER MADELEINE VACHER
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Madeleine Vacher
Unknown: John Bennett
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: John Linstrum
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: Announcements

: Pick of the Week

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days introduced by JOHN ELLISON
(Extended version: Sunday,
11.15 am)


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One

The News and voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Emily and the fierce Black Cat by ANN SCHLEE


Unknown: Ann Schlee

: Invitation to Music

LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ERIC WETHERELL and recordings made available by courtesy of South German and South-West German Radios including music by Auber, Buxton Orr. Trevor Roberts , Debussy, Zander, Saint-Saens.


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Unknown: Buxton Orr.
Unknown: Trevor Roberts

: Sound Screen 69

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questionst

: The Time of My Life

Edgar Lustgarten
Most people can look back at a certain time in their lives which was filled with intense pleasure and excitement.
EDGAR LUSTGARTEN feels that the time of his life was during the war when he worked with a BBC Section directly engaged in Radio counter-propaganda. (Extended version of Sunday's broadcast)


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

: Home This Afternoon

Introduced by JEREMY CARRAD from the South and West
Trade Union Leader: RON NETHERCOTT, Regional Secretary of the TGWU
' The Knot Garden': SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT talks about his new opera to BRIAN GEAR
Not Just Cuddly Toys: JOHN WALMSLEY asks a Brighton vet for advice on rearing the puppies and kittens which have been bought as Christmas presents


Introduced By: Jeremy Carrad
Talks: Michael Tippett
Unknown: John Walmsley

: Story Time The Diary of a Nobody

by GEORGE and WEEDON GROSSMITH abridged in seven parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by DAVID DAVIS
1: 1 resolve to keep a diary This chronicle of English suburban life in its Victorian heyday records the daily endeavours and misfortunes of Mr Pooter , a city clerk with an over-developed sense of dignity.
Its publication was a matter of no regret to him, for as he sard: ' have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a somebody - why my diary should not be interesting. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I was a youth.'


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Mr Pooter

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Weekend with BOB HOLNESS -Stop Press: introduced by MICHAEL MEECH


Unknown: Bob Holness
Introduced By: Michael Meech

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Lester Nicholson: Hayward Morse
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Prudence Forrest: Mary Dalley
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Phlllp Morant
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Hazel Woolley: Hilary Armstrong
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby

: My Music!

: The Days of Take It From Here

Together again - scriptwriters Frank Muir and Denis Norden and producer Charles Maxwell recapture the exciting atmosphere of one of radio's outstanding comedy series of the 1950s.
David Hatch, producer of some of today's most successful comedy shows, manages to ask a few questions despite irrelevant interruptions from our old friends The Glums.


Interviewee: Frank Muir
Interviewee: Denis Norden
Interviewer: David Hatch
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: Orchestral Concert

MacCunn Overture: Land of the Mountain and the Flood
8.11* Schubert Symphony No 5, in B flat major


Leader: Sam Bor
Conductor: Alexander Gibson

: The Interval Lorenzo in the Highlands

D. H. Lawrence in Scotland


Talks: Leslie Gardiner
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence

: Concert

Part 2
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3, in A minor (Scottish)

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions, and news from the world of science and technology
Each week PAUL VAUGHAN brings you the people whose achievements are changing your way of life
Produced by the Science Unit


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock

The News
The background to the news and people in the news, followed by News-stand in which DOUGLAS BROWN analyses how the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street


Unknown: Douglas Brown

: Arab Rulers and Arab Guerrillas

Just before Christmas Judith Listowel talked to King Hussein of Jordan. President Helou and General Bustani of the Lebanon, and leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Who calls the tune?


Unknown: Judith Listowel
Unknown: Judith Listowel

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round read by DAVID MARCH (10)


Unknown: Phineas Redux
Read By: David March

: Music at Night

.Trio in c minor, Op 9 No 3 GRUMIAUX TRIO
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Georges Janzer (viola) Eva Czako (cello) gramophone records


Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Viola: Georges Janzer
Cello: Eva Czako

: Closedown

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