• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON GORDON ALBION

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead in Manchester and John Tlmpson in London
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35* and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: John Tlmpson

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point
Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Finger on the Pulse

Wisdom about Teeth
Are you satisfied that your dentist takes as much interest in your teeth as he should? Is he able to do as much for you as he would like? Is there a national dental health service at all?
Presented by Jane Finnis


Presented By: Jane Finnis
Unknown: David Delvin
Producers: Susan Snailum
Unknown: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country.
Introduced by JOHN HEDGES Producer TERRY LLOYD


Introduced By: John Hedges
Producer: Terry Lloyd

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307); Psalm 118. w 13-24; Luke 21. v 29 to 22, v 6 (RSV); At thy feet, 0 Christ, we lay (BBC HB 402)

: Morning Story

Lesson in Deportment by BERNARD CROFT
Read by Martin Muncaster
' It was interesting to see how the various people whose daily lives centred in and around the cathedral reacted to the cat.'
Producer BARBARA crowther


Unknown: Bernard Croft
Read By: Martin Muncaster

: News

: Round Britain Quiz

(Sun's broadcast: shortened)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Quick Visit Home

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do 11

: Brain of Britain 1976

Chairman Robert Robinson 7: West of England ian HAMNETT (Bristol), lecturer THOMAS chivers (Wiltshire), clerk; MRS MADELEINE ROGERS (Somerset); DENIS KEEF (Somerset), retired schoolmaster including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated.- Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mrs Madeleine Rogers
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Tony Luke

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Kaye Webb. MBE, Editor of ' Puffin ' books
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Do-it-Yourself Medicine: ChrisTINE DOYLE on accidents in the home.
For Your Book List: SYLVIA clayTON chooses some recent novels. The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley by DIANA PETRE (5)


Unknown: Kaye Webb.
Unknown: Christine Doyle
Unknown: Roger Ackerley
Unknown: Diana Petre

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Baby Dragon by OLIVE DOVE

: News

: The Inquisitor

by HUGH WALPOLE adapted in five parts by ANTONY KEAREY with Clive Swift Amanda Murray Nigel Davenport and Nigel Lambert 2: The Crucifix


Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Antony Kearey
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Nigel Lambert

: News

: The Magic of Minack

Derek Tangye is the author of A Gull On The Roof, A Cat Affair and many other popular books. Recently, Jeanine McMullen visited Derek and his wife, Jeanie, at Minack, a smallholding on the tip of Cornwall. There she learned about the time Fred the Donkey received a visit from the QE2.


Subject: Derek Tangye
Subject: Jeanie Tangye
Interviewer: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Story Time

The Rash Adventurer by MARGARET FORSTER
Read by bryden MURDOCH 3: First Victory


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Read By: Bryden Murdoch

: Reports

The news magazine: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Oh, Get On With It!

starring Kenneth Williams with Lance Percival Miriam Margolyes and the Nic Rowley Trio
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Script By: Peter Spence
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: Jonathan Hooton
Producer: Simon Brett

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tldmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tldmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

The Budget and You
Now that you have had time to digest the Chancellor of the Exchequer's
Budget Proposals, ring Robin Day to put your questions and comments on how they affect you, in person to the experts in the studio.
To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed]will take them from 6.0 pm until the end of the programme


Producer: Walter Wallich

: Lifelines in Medicine

Night Emergency
When the doctors and nurses go on duty for the night-shift in the casualty department of a London hospital, they never know what emergencies they will have to deal with. For this programme Tony Van den Bergh joins the medical team as they cope with the victims of accidents and violence of just one night in the city's East End. He examines the techniques they use and the recent developments in the surgical and social treatment of patients.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Tony Van

: Kaleidoscope

A special edition in which PAUL VAUGHAN talks to the novelist Edna O'Brien about her new book Mother Ireland.


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Edna O'Brien

: The Prospect Before Us: 4: A Servant Nation

Four talks during Lent, in a Christian perspective, on some problems and opportunities now confronting our society.
Speaker Dame Barbara Ward


Speaker: Dame Barbara Ward

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News - The Budget

10.10* Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe, MP, for the Opposition
10.20* Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (8)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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