• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Mike Wooldridge
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Laurie MacMaillan

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Salvatore Accardo , the violinist, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREX DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derex Drescher

: Down the Garden Path

long wave only

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; All praise to thee, who safe hast kept (BBC HB 401); Psalm 25, vv 1-10; Hebrews 11, w 1-10 and 13-16 (RSV); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death (4) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: The Wallenberg Mystery

1 A few hours later, my mother returned. And it was a miracle because nobody returned. And my mother said it was Wallenberg.'
Is the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the last year of the war still alive in a Soviet prison, despite Russia's denial of his existence? David Wheeler talks to the hero's family and colleagues, the survivors and campaigners, and considers whether Wallenberg, now 67, is still awaiting release from arrest without charges 35 years ago. Producer louisk PURSLOW long tvave only


Talks: David Wheeler

: Bird of the Week

Pipits are small, brown, inconspicuous birds which catch the eye in open moorland but they are also found in much of lowland Britain. Jim Flegg cocks his ear towards the meadow pipit and the tree pipit. BBC Bristol

: News

: You and Yours

with JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket; ANDY PRICE reports on saving money with car maintenance at home. Presenters Nancy Wise, Bill Breckon
HELP! p 11


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Biu Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse
A Girt at Eton: JOANNA BENTLEY talks about her move from a Northern grammar school to becoming the only full-time girl pupil at Eton.
The Name is Bond - Ernie Bond : There's a seaside computer called Ernie. PHIL SMITH visits Lytham to see how the winning bond numbers come up.
Entertaining at Home: EVELYN ROSE offers advice to aspiring hostesses.
5: Be Your Own Caterer BBC Manchester Never Cry Wolf by FARLEY MOWAT
Last of eight instalments long wave only


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Talks: Joanna Bentley
Unknown: Ernie Bond
Unknown: Phil Smith
Read By: Robert Beatty

: News

: Listen with Mother

Mrs Minniuer 's Shopping by ANNE WELLINGTON


Unknown: Mrs Minniuer

: Amy Johnson

The Life and Death of a Legend
Joss Ackland as Narrator Rosalind Shanks as Amy In 1930 Amy Johnson bought a Gipsy-Moth aircraft for 1600. The frail 26-year-old typist from Hull took off from Croydon airport determined to break the England-Australia air record. She set out unknown. She ended a legend.


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Narrator: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: John Samson
Unknown: Gail MacFarlane
Unknown: John Forrest
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Script By: Mary-Jean Hasler

: Mary Renault

'Actually, I got the name Renault out of Froissart's Chronicles of the Hundred Years War.... It was the name of one of the French knights. I'd forgotten there was a car! ' Mary Challens adopted that pseudonym when she started to write her first book, The Purposes of Love, during the war. At her home in Cape Town, Mary Renault talks to Sue MacGregor. Reader Michael Pennington
A Kaleidoscope production
(Michael Pennington is a member of the Rsc)


Reader: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Michael Pennington

: Preview

: Short Story

Theresa by MARY BECKETT Read by Aingeal Grehan
' During the last year of the war Theresa was so recklessly gay that some of the neighbours began to whisper gossip about her. " I know it's jealousy that's wrong with them," her mother said. "You shouldn't be going out with American soldiers at all ...".'
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Mary Beckett
Read By: Aingeal Grehan

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Presented by Richard Hudson - Evans Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Presented By: Richard Hudson
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Profile

Georges Marchais , Secretary of the French Communist Party, the subject of accusations that he collaborated with the Nazis during the war. and a politician whose decisions could affect the course of left-wing politics in France and Europe. His career and future assessed by Erik de Mauny


Unknown: Georges Marchais
Unknown: Erik de Mauny

: Any Questions?

Dr Una Kroll
The Rt Hon Edward du Cann, MP
Clive Jenkins
Antony Hopkins tackle the issues raised by the audience at Southsea, Hampshire
Chairman David Jacobs ProducerCAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Dr Una Kroll
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

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


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart by ELIZABETH BOWEN
Abridged for radio in 15 parts by ANGELA THOMAE Read by JANE ASHER (15) Producer CHERRY COOKSON
(Jane Asher is in ' Before the Party' at the Apollo Theatre, London) long wave only


Unknown: Angela Thomae Read
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Jane Asher

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Patrick Moore

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23' am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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.

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