• 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



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Herbert Daybell
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
HELP! page 18


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Weather; programme

news: long wave only

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces this magazine programme that takes a different look at the world of sport. Including a round-up of the day's news.
A Radio Sports Unit production


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: The Get Out

At the close of the summer season, John Skrine finds out what happens when the End of the Pier show ends.


Unknown: John Skrine
Producer: Susan Denny

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman and an assembled multitude of personalities, experts and intrepid reporters who suggest ways and means of spending your leisure hours with advice on where to go, things to do, and news of entertainment that shouldn't be missed.
This week: Roy Hudd on his collection of music-hall memorabilia; ana learn how to take up car racing as a hobby, when Richard Vaughan takes to the tracks.
Producer JENNY Marshall Editor ROGER MACDONALD
(For information sheets send a large sae to [address removed]) (The News Huddlines: 1.2 pm, Radio 2)


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Bill Grundy reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER wallich


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Talking Politics

Anthony King looks at three important political biographies just published: Hugh Gaitskell by PHILIP WILLIAMS ; Final Term by SIR HAROLD WIL , SON, and THE RT BON JO GRIMOND Memoirs.


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Hugh Gaitskell
Unknown: Philip Williams
Unknown: Sir Harold Wil
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

nem, P 38; How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC hb 142); Canticle 12;
John 13, vv 3-17 (rsv), Christ, above all glory seated (BBC hb 121)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

Yugoslavia has Just been playing host to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, an event which in itseit clearly illustrates the unique position of President Tito's Government in the Communist Bloc. Th.
BBC,s Economics Editor,
BomlnickHarrod. attended the Belgrade meeting, and he and other BBC correspondents have been investigating yugoslavia today - its social promises, its economic structure, and the prospects for its future relations with its neighbour's East and West.
A Radio News production by BOB DORAN


Production By: Bob Doran

: News

: Money Box

with Louise Bolting
Radio's key to the ever present problem of how to get the best from your money. World T
A Financial World Tonightproduction
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 11

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Richard Ingrams and Jonathan King
Compiled by ALAN NIXON and the producer nANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Tony Benn , MP
Lord Stokes Teddy Taytor and Susan Hill tackle the issues raised by the audience in Bristol. Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave onltf


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Lord Stokes Teddy Taytor
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

For the past few years dead bees have been found in vast numbers on the ground beneath two large lime trees. Are the limes somehow killing the bees and, If so, why should they harm such helpful insects?'
More puzzles from the living world for today's team: Terry Langford, Chris Mead and Stephen Sutton. Introduced by Derek Jones

BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Langford
Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Stephen Sutton
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Monsieur La Souris adapted by FRED PARTRIDGE from the novel by GEORGES SIMENON with Peter Woodthorpe
An old tramp, nicknamed La Souris because he 'scuttles about like a mouse ', Is the bane of the Paris Police - he's always descending on them for a night's lodging. When he reports finding a wallet full of money, Detective Lognon suspects his story and starts Investigating. But every move he makes he finds La Souris one step ahead of him....
Directed by BETTY DAVIES


Adapted By: Fred Partridge
Novel By: Georges Simenon
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Directed By: Betty Davies
Monsieur La Souris: Peter Woodthorpe
Lognon: Cyril Shaps
Madame Lognon: Cecile Chevreau
Inspector Lucas: David Ryall
Sgt Janvier: Alan Dudley
Lucile Boisvin: Liane Auxin
Fred: John Hollis
Louis: Peter Pacey
Det Joly: Nigel Lambert
Le Comte: John Rye
First Sergeant: Bruce Beeby
Gatekeeper: Paul Gaymon

: Smith on Saturday

Phit Smith takes a whimsical look at life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phit Smith

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Oitizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed], ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London [Postcode removed]


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene Pease

: News

: Meditation

Five programmes presented by Peter Russell 3: 100,000 Prostrations
' You start by standing up with your hands together in a praying position. Then, repeating a mantra to yourself and at the same time maintaining a visual image of a Buddhist deity, you first kneel, then lie down flat on your front, then kneel and stand up again. That is one prostration. The meditation is to do 100,000 of them.'
Today, PETER RUSSELL asks whether Buddhist meditation techniques have anything to offer the average Westerner.


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Peter Russell
Producer: Susan Paton

: Time for Verse

The first in a series illustrating five components of a landscape.
Today's theme is water and includes The Mill-Water by EDWARD THOMAS. Presenter Frank Lincoln Reader John Darran
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Reader: Frank Lincoln
Reader: John Darran
Produced By: Herbert Williams

: The Magic of Music

Noel Goodwin chooses one of his favourite ballets by Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records


Unknown: Noel Goodwin
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Rex Harrison , the actor
(Repeated: Fri at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Rex Harrison

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

in conversation with his guests.
Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Michael Embu

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on records: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Flight of the Arrow by MICHAEL DAVIES with John Bott Peter Jeffrey and Shirley Dixon
'This is what any aircraft has to be - a conglomerate of bits and pieces, manufactured in factories up and down the country. All over the world for that matter. Truly a shared endeavour - she's airbornel She's Off! I
PILOT: London Terminal Control. Fastjet One on route for Peking. Over.
A day that starts in celebration is heading for disaster.
Directed by GERRY JONES
(Peter Jeffrey is a National Theatre player)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Michael Davies
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Frank Morgan: John Bott
Dr Helman: Shirley Dixon
Saunderson: Peter Jeffrey
Phillip Maitland: Clifford Norgate
Harry Anderson: Jim McManus
Gordon Harkness: Michael McStay
Helen/Mrs Crawford: Tammy Ustinov
Judith: Eva Stuart
Nigel: Gareth Armstrong
Jones: David Graham
Mrs Williams: Mary Clare Nash
Pilot: John Church
Ground Control: Philip Voss
Tower Control One: Gordon Dulieu
Tower Control Two: Gordon Reid

: News

: Encore

John Powell re-plays and reflects on the movies, music, books, television, radio, plays and personalities from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope.


Unknown: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Instant Sunshine and....

entertainment for an autumn evening.
Music and merriment provided by DAVID BARLOW. PETER CHRISTIE , ALAN MARYON-DAVIS and MILES kington, with their special guests this week: Donald Swann and Frank Topping Producer


Provided By: David Barlow.
Provided By: Peter Christie
Provided By: Alan Maryon-Davis
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Danny Greenstons

: Just Before Midnight: Last Week in August

by Colin Finbow
A series of plays for late night listening.
with Doris Hare as Doris

ROGER: The Lounge. Floral curtains catching the sea breeze, spider-plants and aspidistra, souvenirs from other seasides. Last week's newspapers.
DORIS: You won't like the show on the pier.


Writer: Colin Finbow
Director: Richard Imison
Doris: Doris Hare
Roger: Trevor Cooper
Barbara: Elizabeth Rider
Mr Davis: Alan Downer
Mrs Davis: Jo Manning Wilson
Teabar man: John Bull

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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