• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhlye

Make Yourself at Hume
Programme for Asian listeners
7.45 Bells followed by programme news
7.50 Sunday Reading Where God Begins bv R. W. Moore
Read by c. A. JOYCE (3)
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: R. W. Moore
Unknown: A. Joyce

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly programme of religious news and views presented by PAUL BARNES Reporter DOUGLAS BROWN Producer TONY BLACK
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


Presented By: Paul Barnes
Reporter: Douglas Brown
Producer: Tony Black

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


Written by: Brian Hayles
Script editor: Charles Lefeaux
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Northenden Methodist Church, Manchester: conducted by the Minister, REV DICK PLANT. Preacher REV JOHN BANKS Hymns (MHB): Christ, whose glory fills the skies (924); Yes, God is good (968); Lord. thy word abideth (308); Salvation! 0 the joyful sound! (250)
Lessons: Isaiah 49. vv 1-6; 2 Corinthians 5. vv 14-21; John 17, vv 20-26 choirmaster BERT BOTHAM organist HAROLD BOOTHMAN


Choirmaster: Bert Botham
Organist: Harold Boothman

: Week's Good Cause

RT REV TREVOR HUDDLESTON , CR, Bishop of Stepney, appeals on behalf of the Wellclose Square Fund which has three houses for the rescue and rehabilitation of prostitutes and girls in moral danger. Over 2000 have been given care and love.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: The Treasurer, Wellclose Square Fund[address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Huddleston

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
The Motorway Signals - are they misunderstood? clive JACOBS investigates.
Further Education: NEVILLE POWLEY looks at the courses available for motorists.
Change brake-fluid and oil? LAURIE SULTAN explains why.
A Warranted Tyre: Richard HUDSON-EVANS examines tyre guarantees.
Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Neville Powley
Unknown: Laurie Sultan
Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster
Presented from Manchester by George Scott
Ring [number removed]


Unknown: George Scott

: You and Yours

Nigel Murphy presents the Sunday edition with new topics for the day; a chance to hear again the items you thought the best of the week; and, of course, What's On Your Mind?
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: The World This Weekend: News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report: presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Gloucestershire
(Repeated: Tuesday. 4.5 pm)

: Afternoon Theatre

Arsenic and Old Lace
The celebrated comedy by JOSEPH KESSELRING starring Sybil Thorndike and Athene Seyler with Prunella Scales Dinsdale Landen and Desmond Walter Ellis
Scene: The living-room of the Brewster home in Brooklyn. Time: The Present


Comedy By: Joseph Kesselring
Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Athene Seyler
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Desmond Walter Ellis
Abby Brewster: Sybil Thorndike
Teddy Brewster: Desmond Walter Ellis
Dr Harper: Lewis Stringer
Officer Brophy: David Valla
Oflicer Klein: John Rye
Martha Brewster: Athene Seyler
Elaine Harper: Prunella Scales
Mortimer Brewster: Dinsdale Landen
Jonathan Brewster: Heron Carvic
Dr Einstein: Gerald Cross
Officer O'Hara: Alaric Cotter
Lt Rooney: Edward Kelsey
Mr Witherspoon: Lockwood West

: Lewis and Sybil

JOHN CASSON 'S biography of his distinguished parents Sir Lewis Casson and Dame Sybil Thorndike arranged for radio in five parts by HOWARD JONES
Readers Sybil Thorndike and John Casson
2: Beginning to be Known Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: John Casson
Unknown: Sir Lewis Casson
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Readers: Howard Jones
Readers: Sybil Thorndike
Readers: John Casson
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The Living World

Talking Point: discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol. Repeated: Wed,
9.5 am. Wildlife: Mon. 10.5 am) Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: News

: In Touch

The British Federation of Talking Newspapers and Magazines: the director, D. GARETH JENKINS, explains more about the growth in talking newspapers. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL Editor THENA HESHEL


Director: D. Gareth
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Editor: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited the Isle of Man for the Manx Grand Prix Jubilee
(Extended version: Wed, 7.30)
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

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

My husband died earlier this year after ten years' illness; I had nursed him at home, but it all got too much and three years before he died he was admitted to a nursing home. Now I feel so guilty....
This is one of the problems to be discussed by DR WENDY GREENGROSS , CANON BRYAN GREEN and DR JAMES HEMMING
Chairman Jean Metcalfe Producer THENA HESHEL
(Repeated: Friday, 11.5 am)


Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Canon Bryan Green
Unknown: Dr James Hemming
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe

: News

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Scotland: Round 4 London:
Anthony Quinton (chairman) with Irene Thomas
Professor John Mays Scotland:
Jack Longland (chairman) with Robin Duff
William Carrocher
(Repeated: Wednesday, 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Mays
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Robin Duff
Unknown: William Carrocher
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Spre-e 73

During the past week Billy Graham has been the leading figure in a programme of training and festivities for the Jesus movement, centred on Earls Court and Wembley Stadium in London. Ted Harrison reports on the week's events.


Unknown: Billy Graham
Reporter: Ted Harrison

: Music from Vienna

A miscellany of records introduced by Charles Osborne


Introduced By: Charles Osborne

: News

: The Barchester Chronicles

by ANTHONY TROLLOPE adapted for radio in 20 parts from six of his novels Book 6:
The Last Chronicle of Barset Episode 16:
Mr Crawley Stands Firm dramatised by PETER RUSSELL with Robert Harris as Archdeacon Grantly Hugh Manning as Josiah Crawley
Elizabeth Proud as Grace Crawley
(For full cast see Tues, 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Mr Crawley
Dramatised By: Peter Russell
Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Archdeacon Grantly
Unknown: Hugh Manning
Unknown: Josiah Crawley
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Grace Crawley

: News

: The Reluctant Virtuoso

A portrait in words and music of Ferrucclo Busont
I have the continual feeling that time is slipping by me even if I make every possible use of it. The conflict between what I should like to do, what I could do, and what I must do keeps me in a continual state of tension.
What Busoni would have liked to do was concentrate on composing: what he had to do was earn a living as a brilliant concert pianist. His masterpiece was to have been his opera, Dr Faustus. At his death In 1924 it was still unfinished. with Richard Baker as narrator David Mahlowe as Busoni Written by MICHAEL KENNEDY
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Written By: Michael Kennedy
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Epilogue

The beauty of creation

: Weather

: 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