• 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

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E. Anglia, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by Derek Jones)
8.40 Today's Papers


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Presenter: Douglas Cameron
Presenter (Today in the South and West): Derek Jones

: News

: If you think You've got Problems ... !

I live in daily, indeed I could say hourly, fear of death. Even typing the word now makes me go cold
How can I ensure that if I am found on my floor unconscious no doctor resuscitates met I have no wish to prolong my life past the point when nature fails me
Problems about death discussed With DR WENDY GREEN-GROSS, DR JAMES HEMMING and david hobman , director of Age Concern
Chairman Jean Metcalfe Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Dr James Hemming
Unknown: David Hobman
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Birds in Their Element

An anthology of bird songs and other sound signals selected from the recent Radio 4 series.


Presented By: Terry Gompertz
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Daily Service

NEM p 15; Jesus. Lord of life and glory (BBC HB 291); Psalm 111; Hebrews 4. v 14, to 5, v 10 (jb); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR leavins conducted by TERENCE lovett STUART BURROWS (tenor) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Introduced by COLIN DORAN


Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Introduced By: Colin Doran

: Knaves or Fools?

A series by MARGARET POTTER 4: An Amateur of Fashion Narrative spoken by GEOFFREY BANKS who also portrays the various characters


Unknown: Margaret Potter
Spoken By: Geoffrey Banks

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Your Health and Welfare
Contact Lenses - so little for so much? KIT VAN TULLEKEN investigates.
Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Van Tulleken

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards
Ted Ray. Arthur Askey Cyril Fletcher
In the chair MCDONALD hobi.ey
Special guest Dinah Sheridan From an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray.
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: How the Animals Got Tails by ANNE ENGLISH

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND includes music by Auber, Handel and Bryan Kelly
DEREK COLLIER plays violin solos accompanied by WILFRID PARRY


Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Unknown: Bryan Kelly
Unknown: Derek Collier
Accompanied By: Wilfrid Parry

: Afternoon Theatre

The What on the Landing by ALAN PLATER


Unknown: Alan Plater

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely what?
A sort of magazine which combines the odd, the occult, the obscure, the off-beat, and the orotund with the downright outrageous.


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Beau Geste by P. c. WREN Read by DOUGLAS LEACH
9: The Siege of Fort Zinderneuf


Unknown: Beau Geste
Read By: Douglas Leach

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A panel game?

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written by: Bruno Milna
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Dick Corbey: Geoffrey Lewis
Mrs Spenlowe: June Brocksom

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland reporting


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Other Victorians

A ten-part series examining the seamier and less overt aspects of Victorian life. 1: Fortune Hunters by ARCHIE HILL with Alethea Charlton as Harriet Staunton
When Mr Casabianco entered a Post Office shop on Friday 13 April 1877 he unwittingly set into motion the trial that was to do much to change the law of the land.
Producer gerry JONES
(The murder that won wives a new deal: page 12)


Unknown: Archie Hill
Unknown: Alethea Charlton
Unknown: Harriet Staunton
Unknown: Mr Casabianco
Producer: Gerry Jones
Defence Lawyer: Marinker Lorna
Harriet's mother: Marinker Lorna
Louis Staunton: David Valla
Patrick Staunton: Geoffrey Beevers
Alice: Corinna Marlowe
Attorney-General: Gerald Cross
Solicitor-General: James Thomason
Clara: Cherry Gilliam
Mr Casabianco: Manningw Wilson
Mr Clark: Manningw Wilson
Ellen Gooding: Alethea Charlton
Judge: John Ruddock
Cab man: John Ruddock
Dr Longrigg: Nigel Anthony
Post Clerk: Nigel Anthony

: Scan

A weekly survey of the arts Introduced by Derek Parker This edition includes:
Coriolanus: The first production in this year's Stratfordupon-Avon season which will include all Shakespeare's • Roman ' plays directed by TREVOR NUNN
Chaucer's London: an impression of the 14th-century capital built up of objects and manuscripts which have come down to us, on exhibition at the London Museum


Introduced By: Derek Parker
Directed By: Trevor Nunn
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: New Worlds

What's happening In science and technology?
PAUL VAUGHAN rounds up the important, the interesting and the off-beat in a weekly look into the world of the future. Producer MICHAEL TOTTON


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Michael Totton

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Spanish Gardener
Read by Richard LEECH (2)


Read By: Richard Leech

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: * 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