• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News

6.32 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agriculturalscene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 70-minute worldwide look at the weekend: including at
7.50 Travel news and What's on: Weather and programme news at 7.55.
At 8.0
News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*


Introduces: Michael Aspel

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
9.30 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING follows the passage of a Private Member's Bill, and talks to some of the people involved in it.
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
MICHAEL MOLYNEUX reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PETER JEFFERSON Narrator JOHN MARSH


Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Read By: Peter Jefferson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 110; Beloved, let us love (BBC HB 373); Psalm 119, part 7; Hebrews 7, v 19, to 8, v 1 (NEB); Love of love (BBC HB 521)
New Every Morning. £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television.
Introduced by DAVID DUNHILL


Introduced By: David Dunhill

: Science Now

A weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad.
Presenter Brian J. Ford Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Sauna and Massage: this invitation appears in increasing numbers in our high streets. MICHAEL GILLIAM enquires why they are popular, and investigates the benefits - if any - awaiting prospective clients.
With other items and your-letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Michael Gilliam

: Brain of Britain 1974

Chairman Robert Robinson Second Round
5: North of England
BILL BENT (Liverpool): lecturer STEWART BARKER (Cheshire) local government officer
STEPHEN MEYER (Yorkshire) teacher
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Brain of Britain, 35p, from
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Stewart Barker
Unknown: Stephen Meyer
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Ludovic Kennedy Baroness Elliot Russell Braddon John Mackintosh
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Baroness Elliot Russell Braddon
Unknown: John MacKintosh
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
The week in Woman's Hour.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW reporting.
What the European papers say. Poverty in the 70s. How Poor is Poor?SUE MACGREGOR talks to people in different income brackets who consider themselves poor in their own terms. A Child in the Forest by WINIFRED FOLEY : abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE -WILKINSON Read by JUNE BARRIE (8)
A Child in the Forest, £2.25, from bookshops.


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Don Gow
Talks: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Winifred Foley
Abridged By: Virginia Browne
Read By: June Barrie

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Assassin by ERIC SAWARD
' There is evil in London. The assassin is its right hand. I would not live to spend your money. I risk my life just talking to you.'


Unknown: Eric Saward
Producer: Roger Pine
Insp Maitland: William Eedle
Sgt Bound: John Hollis
Richard Mace: Geoffrey Matthews
Roundtree: Leonard Fenton
Asst Commissioner: John Bryning
Albert Hugget: Alan Dudley
Rosie: Diana Bishop
Rosie's friend: Carole Boyd
Perkins: Julian Fox
Jeremiah Scrim,: Fraser Kerr
Landlady: Betty Huntley-Wright

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the radio show for young listeners.
4.0 Admiral Skylark
Tales of a Space-age Twit with GEORGE LAYTON as everyone: written by GAIL RENARD Producer JOHN LLOYD
4.5 In My Opinion
DAVID WATKINS , HATTIE JACQUES and HARRY MORTIMER give their views on questions put by pupils of Wimslow County Boys School.
4.30 Liz
A comedy serial play In six parts by ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE Part 5
Play produced and programme edited by GRAHAM GAULD


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: George Layton
Written By: Gail Renard
Producer: John Lloyd
Unknown: David Watkins
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Producer: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge
Edited By: Graham Gauld
Liz Armitage: Helen Worth
Kate Kitchener: Jill Lidstone
Mrs Kitchener: Diana Bishop
Mr Collins: Anthony Buckeridge
Mrs Bulstrode: Betty Huntley-Wright
Mrs Doyle: Delia Paton
Miss Thomas: Carole Boyd
Cleo: Sharon Rose
AliSon: Emily Richard
Tracy: Elizabeth Morgan
Nicola: Julie Hallam

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Presenter Nigel Rees Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America


Alistair Cooke 's America. £5.00, from bookshops. His acclaimed TV series begins on BBC1: Sunday at 7.25 pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

A nationwide look at the stories behind the sporting headlines.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Leslie Mitchell , broadcaster and newsreel commentator, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Wav We Die Now by MICHAEL Z. LEWIN with Ed Bishop as Albert Samson
Albert Samson is a cynical, fairly friendly, rather introspective private investigator suffering from considerable under-employment. When, to his surprise, he is hired to help a young man charged with an apparently straightforward manslaughter, he uncovers aspects of the case which do little to dispel either his cynicism or. unfortunately, help his client.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Michael Z. Lewin
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Albert Samson
Unknown: Albert Samson
Producer: Roger Pine
Mrs Jerome: Joan Miller
Rosetta Tomanek: Gracie Luck
Det-Sgt Miller: Blain Fairman
Robinson Holroyd: Phil Brown
Edward Ephray: Don Fellows
Ralph Tomanek: Roger Gartland
Wallace Ridgelea: Bob Sherman
Bob: Ramsay Williams
Danny: Kerry Francis
Mrs Ephray: Hilda Schroder
Dr Grue: Stephen Thorne
Waitress: Diana Olsson
George: Nigel Graham
Marie: Sandra Clark
Mona: Carole Boyd
Sims: William Sleigh

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

visits Paris where Brian Redhead 's guests are Pierre Url , Anne Laurens and Richard Hoggart.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Pierre Url
Unknown: Anne Laurens
Unknown: Richard Hoggart.
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by ANGELA TILBY


Unknown: Angela Tilby

: News

preceded by Weather

: 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