• 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 Week

Presented from Wales by John Glyn-Jones BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

presenter John Tlmpson With HUGH SYKES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Tlmpson
Presenter: With Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The Week on 4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Miles Kington

dusts off some more treasures from the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Melvyn Bragg

The live talk programme Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. P 122; I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (BBC HB 494); Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 14, VV 1-12 (AV: 0 what their joy and their glory must be (BBC HB 252)

: Story Time

The Moon in the Cloud (11)

: News

: The Queen Mother

A radio biography in three parts in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's 80th birthday. Written by MARGARET FORSTER Narrator
Virginia McKenna
Part 2
The decision of King
Edward VIII to abdicate, thrust the Duke and Duchess Of York Into roles for which neither of them was prepared. In the event, the reign which followed was one of the turning points in the history of the British monarchy. Together, King George VI and his wife
Queen Elizabeth, forged a new relationship with their people, unprecedentedInitsmutual warmth and devotion. With contributions from people who have shared in her life and recordings of great royal occasions. Producers ALAN HAYDOCK and ELIZABETH KERR
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) (Virginia McKenna broadcasts by arrangement with the LondonPalladium)


Unknown: Elizabeth The Queen
Written By: Margaret Forster
Producers: Alan Haydock
Producers: Elizabeth Kerr

: Weigh-in

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting
Presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including World of Work with Ideas on careers and training. Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID BABDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Babding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 25: London and Home Counties (Semi-final 1)
Anthony Kerron
(Chemical engineer) Ralph Gordon
(Marketing manager) Andrew Turek (Solicitor)
David Shenkln (Civil servant)
The programme Includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their questions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Anthony Kerron
Unknown: Ralph Gordon
Unknown: Andrew Turek
Unknown: David Shenkln
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gilliis
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Paeons of Praise: ANNE JONES looks at new books about the Queen Mother. Talking Pointt. opinions and ideas . .
Souvenirs from the Holy Land: chosen by MARGH-ANITA LASKI
Synthetio Music !: BOB PRIZEMAN talks to some of the young musicians at the National Festival of Music for Youth's first electronic workshop. The House In Paris (8) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Unknown: MacGregor Paeons
Unknown: Anne Jones
Unknown: Anita Laski
Unknown: Synthetio Music
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Sunflower by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: Afternoon Theatre

Paper Tigers by EDWIN PEARCE


Unknown: Edwin Pearce

: Letter From a Traveller

The BBC's correspondent in Eastern Europe, Tim Sebastian , reflects on the changing mood he's found this year among the people of Belgrade, Warsaw and Moscow.


Unknown: Tim Sebastian

: Short Story

Read by Frank Duncan


Unknown: Frances Wilson
Read By: Frank Duncan
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.5t Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Janet Cohen
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Rumpole and the Dear Departed

The second of a series of 13 plays by John Mortimer
(Details; Wed 10.30 pm)


Writer: John Mortimer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

The World Walk by JONATHAN SMITH
Based on Spandau: The Secret Diaries by ALBERT SPEER. translated by RICHARD WINSTON AND CLARA WINSTON with John Franklyn-Rob-bins as No 5, Albert Speer. On 30 September 1966
Speer was released from Spandau prison. He had completed the full term of 20 years to which he had been sentenced as a Nazi War Criminal. Speer had been firstly Hitler's chief architect and then, from 1942, responsible for the manufacture and supply of German arms.
While In prison he remained productive. He wrote two books, both in part self examinations. He kept mentally and physically fit by walking around the prison garden while pretending he was walking round the world.
Directed by SHAUN MAC -LOUGHLIN. BBC Bristol
(Repeated: next Sun 2.30)


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Unknown: Albert Speer.
Translated By: Richard Winston
Unknown: Clara Winston
Directed By: Shaun Mac
No 7, Rudolph Hess: Timothy Bateson
No 1, Baldur Von Schirach: Bill Wallis
No 2, Grand Admiral Donitz: Brian Haines
Anton, the medical orderly: Christian Rodska
Private Watkins: Peter Postlethwaite
French guard: John Bull
British director: David Timson
Margret Speer: Rosemary Whitfield
Speer's father: Ronald Russell
Gauleiter Karl Hanke: Martin Friend

: Crowdie and Cream

In five programmes Finlay J. MacDonald reminisces on a Hebridean boyhood.
4: Out of the Mouths of Babes....
The village is shocked by domestic ' leaks ' from its young in the classroom.


Unknown: J. MacDonald
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington


Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Clare Selerie
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Presenter Douglas Stuart Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Presenter: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning by P. G. WODEHOUSE abridged in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Ian Carmichael

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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.

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