• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The Great Railway Bazaar

by PAUL THEROUX
The final extract from the abridgement by ANN REES-JONES
Read by BLAIN FAIRMAN (5) Producer GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Blain Fairman
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Reginald Goodall , the conductor

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Goodall

: Enquire Within

Unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee (BBC HB 293); Psalm 98; John 4, vv 3-14 (av); Jesu, priceless treasure (BBC HB 518)

: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by THORNTON WILDER (4)

: News

: The Odd Couple -Parliament and the BBC

Last November, The Week in Westminster celebrated its Golden Jubilee. During these 50 years. British politicians and broadcasters have developed a remarkable and unique relationship. Occasionally, as at the time of the Suez crisis this has almost amounted to open warfare. Robert Carvel has been tracing the ups and downs of what he calls ' the odd couple ', with the help of those involved, including the Home Secretary. The Rt Hon William Whitelaw , MP, and the BBC's Director-General, Ian Trethowan. Producer
CAROLINE MILLINGTON

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: William Whitelaw
Unknown: Ian Trethowan.

: Bird of the Week

Today Jim Flegg 's choice is the herring gull whose long call brings to mind high cliffs and salt-laden breezes, although few inland rubbish tips are without this bird! BBC Bristol
Bird Sounds and Their
Meaning, book, 14.95, and record from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
The Olympic Challenge: Robin Cousins. British Figure Skating Champion, discusses his career which has taken' him from his home town of Bristol to Denver, USA, where he now trains rigorously for the 1980 Olympics.
Cornwall's First Lady of the Fishing Industry DAPHNE LAWRY , tells of the struggle to preserve the livelihood of the Cornish inshore fishermen.
Standing By for a Crisis: CHERYL ARMITAGE looks at Avon's emergency services network and its role in protecting the public in the event of a localised disaster.
A Taste for Tea: BILL DAVIES talks to famous names in the tea trade. BBC Bristol
The Grass Harp (4)

Contributors

Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Robin Cousins.
Unknown: Daphne Lawry
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Abigail is a Prin-cess by MOIRA MILLER
Presenters AURIOL SMITH and GARY TAYLOR
Written by JANET BOULDING Producer MARY HAYDON

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Miller
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Gary Taylor
Written By: Janet Boulding
Producer: Mary Haydon

: Afternoon Theatre

A Woman of This Description by RACHEL WYATT with Eve Pearce as Gladys Higgins and Peter Baldwin as Det-Sgt Farnsworth
' In one of the worst snowstorms on record, thousands of people are stranded far from their homes this evening. All the roads across the Pen-nines are blocked, and the Al, the A4 and parts of the Ml are closed.'
Gladys Higgins leaves Goole on her way to Nottingham and from that moment on. her family hear no more of her.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Wyatt
Unknown: Gladys Higgins
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Det-Sgt Farnsworth
Unknown: Gladys Higgins
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Receptionist: Maggie Shevlin
Bill Morris: Leonard Fenton
Susan: Jenny Lee
Alf Higgins: Manning Wilson
Mark Higgins: Andrew Branch
Porter: James Taylor
Announcers: Rowena Roberts
Announcers: John Church

: Chapter One, Page One

When a writer sits down to face that blank white page where do the creative ideas come from? June Knox-Mawcr has been talking to a group of distinguished writers including Kingsley Amis, Malcolm Bradbury. Mollie Hardwick , Ian McEwan and Dick Francis to find out about the curious rituals that writers seem to go through before they can actually bring themselves to write-the right fountain pen, the correct size paper-and beyond that the origins of the impulses for stories, plots and characters. With thoughts on the matter from other literary ' greats' such as Henry James and Hemingway, read by David Ashford.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury.
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Henry James
Read By: David Ashford.
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Preview

: Short Story

Smiles, Tears and Smelling Salts by MAGGIE TAYLOR Read by Rosalie Williams Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Maggie Taylor
Read By: Rosalie Williams

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Richard Hudson-Evans Producer CEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Ceoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Profile

David Lay presents a portrait of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, one of the world's last absolute rulers. The West relies on Oman, strategically placed opposite Iran at the entrance to the Gulf, for the safe passage of oil supplies from the Middle East. Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown: David Lay
Unknown: Sultan Qaboos
Producer: William Horsley

: Any Questions?

Glcnda Jackson Lord Hill Lord Cudlipp Auberon Waugh tackle the issues raised by the audience in Long-leat House, Warminster, Wilts
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated; Sat 1.10 pm) Review: page 90

Contributors

Unknown: Glcnda Jackson
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Pawling Producer ROB WHITE
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Presenter: Chris Pawling
Producer: Rob White

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sheila Steafel, Chris Emmett and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
Written by GUY JENKIN, JOHN LANGDON, JEREMY BROWNE, ANDY WILSON, RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

Lord of the Flies by WILLIAM GOLDING abridged in 14 parts by VIVIEN CREEGOR. Read by MICHAEL WILLIAMS (9)
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Vivien Creegor.
Read By: Michael Williams
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Church Orchestras

John Fletcher examines the efforts of 18th-century rustic musicians.
( First broadcast on R3)

Contributors

Unknown: John Fletcher

: Just Before Midnight

Militaria by J.C. WILSHER with Norman Rod way as Mr Burgess and Gordon Dulieu as the reporter
' The name of the business is " Passage of Arms" - we're in the market for all manner of military items and memorabilia but my particular speciality is German militaria 1933-1945.'
Directed by IAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Unknown: J.C. Wilsher
Unknown: Norman Rod
Unknown: Gordon Dulieu
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: 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