• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Sunday Reading

ATHENE SEYLER reads from
The Founder of Christianity by Dr C. H. Dodd
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Dr C. H. Dodd

: The News

8.11 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly religious programme VHF (also on 202m Ramsgate) : see column 5

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for listeners from Pakistan and India
(Correspondence, in English or your own language, should be sent to Make Yourself at Home, BBC, Broadcasting House, Birmingham 15)

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)
9.30-10.30 VHF Open University


Writer: Brian Hayles
Writer: Bruno Milna
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service Five Hard Sayings

A series of broadcasts during Lent on difficult sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels. 5: My Cod, my God, why hast thou forsaken mef
Preacher THE REV B. BECKERLEG from the Parish Church of St Mary, Kippington
Hymns (A and M Rev): Praise to the holiest in the height (185); When I survey the wondrous cross (108)
Psalm 22, vv 1-8, 30, 31
Anthem: Ave Verum (Mozart) Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5, v 14, to 6. v 2 (NEB)


Unknown: B. Beckerleg
Organist: Hayward Osborne

: Motoring and the Motorist

visits Leominster where questions from an audience of motorists from Leominster and Wigmore Rural District Council area in Herefordshire are answered by: ERIC ABBOTT , Deputy Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary; GEOFFREY HANCOCK , Motoring Correspondent of the Birmingham Mail; PAUL HAILE, Head of Road Safety, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents; ERIC TOBITT , motoring writer and broadcaster Chairman PETER WEST
Recorded at Cawley Hall, Eye, Herefordshire
11.43* the latest traffic report


Unknown: Eric Abbott
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Unknown: Eric Tobitt
Produced By: Jim Pestridge

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster
Presented from Manchester by GEORGE SCOTT
To telephone your comments during the programme ring [number removed]


Produced By: Michael Green

: Options

Introduced by MICHAEL BILLINGTON who this week visits the Royal Albert Hall with SIR HUGH CASSON and takes a look at what's new in the theatre and the cinema Produced by ROSEMARY HART and PATRICIA BRENT
12.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Michael Billington
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Produced By: Rosemary Hart
Produced By: Patricia Brent

: The World This Weekend The One O'Clock News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report presented by Anthony Howard


Presented By: Anthony Howard
Presented By: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time in Wiltshire

Members of the Harnham Flower Show put their questions to FRED LOADS
Produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: The Sunday Play Return to Tyassi

by BENN W. LEVY with Elizabeth Sellars , Hugh Burden and Patrick Troughton -
' Then let us consider ways and means. The razor? I haven'a " cut-throat " I'm afraid: and the modern blade is not perhaps ideal for the purpose. Nor, alas, have we a gas-oven. There's always aspirin of course ... Then there's my service revolver - and we shouldn'forget the underground.'


Unknown: Benn W. Levy
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Susan Hubbard: Patricia Leventon
Gilbert Cotton: Hugh Burden
Grace Grenfell: Noel Hood
Martha Cotton: Elizabeth Sellars
Christopher Green: Jack May
Francis Hubbard: Patrick Troughton

: Talking About Antiques

ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions With HUGH SCULLY
Produced by PAMELA HOWE
Questions to Talking About Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Produced By: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

The Language of Smell
For many creatures the sense of smell is essential - to hunt, to mate, to navigate - but for man, apparently, it hardly exists. How does smelling work, and are we really such ' noseless wonders '?
Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)
(Repeated: Wed, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Led by a Child. MIKE TETLEY and TONY ELLIOT , who both use their small daughters as guides, compare experiences. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Mike Tetley
Unknown: Tony Elliot
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way Monmouthshire

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Blackwood district of Monmouthshire
(Extended version: Wed, 7.30)


Produced By: Richard Burwood

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence 11914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 2: The Firm of Eden and Martineau. 1924 and Lewis Eliot falls unhappily in love. It is the end of innocence.
(For cast see Tues, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Lewis Eliot

: Speaking for Myself ...

Tonight: Ian Mclntyre


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Subject for Sunday

Learning to Live
DAVID DUNHILL visits Finchden Manor, Tenterden, where for 40 years GEORGE LYWARD has headed a community of disturbed or delinquent boys, learning to live with their problems and with one another. Produced by HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: George Lyward
Produced By: Hubert Hoskins

: Week's Good Cause

Stratford Johns appeals on behalf of Parkinson's Disease Society whose aims are to advise sufferers and their families on their problems and to raise funds for research.
Donations (preferably by crossed PO or cheque) to: [address removed]


Speaker: Stratford Johns

: Bruno Walter Conducts

Brahms Variations on the St Anthony Chorale
Mozart Symphony No 40 (K 550)

: * The Interval Bandits in Sardinia

PETER NICHOLS talks about the island of Sardinia and its most famous activity - kidnapping. This island, unlike Sicily, remained unspoilt and untouched by any invader for over 2,000 years. Romans, Bourbons and the fascists failed to make any impression on the inhabitants. They were either repelled by the mosquitoes or the predatory mountain shepherds.
Peter Nichols traces the history of banditry in the island from classical times to the attempts by the present Italian Government to eradicate kidnapping.


Talks: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Peter Nichols

: * Bruno Walter

Part 2 Schubert
Symphony No 9, in c gramophone records

: This Island Now

A look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country: compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR Their's Not to Reason . . . why, after a generation of peace, more of our country-. side is now occupied compulsorily by the armed forces than at the height of the war. The occupied territory includes major segments of three National Parks. The Government has recently set up a Commission under Lord Nugent to review military requirements and to reconcile them with preservation of the countryside.
Speakers include:
REAR-ADMIRAL MORGAN GILES. MP, Vice-Chairman of The Conservative Defence Committee GENERAL SIR JOHN HACKETT , Principal of King's College, London
CHARLES DOUGLAS-HOME. Defence Correspondent of The Times BRIGADIER PETER YOUNG , military historian
Produced by LEONIE COHN
(18 April: The Plight of the Young Architect)


Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Admiral Morgan Giles.
Unknown: General Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Brigadier Peter Young
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: Weather

: Upstairs, Downstairs, in Margaret Powell's Chamber

Margaret Powell invites DAVID JACOBS to wonder at and discuss her personal anthology of music, prose, and poetry


Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: David Jacobs
Reader: Anthony Jacobs
Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: The Epilogue

He has borne our grief

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: 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