• 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

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES at the Liberal Assembly, Blackpool including at
6.45. Prayer /or the Daw The
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines 7 45* Thought for the Day Book: Thoughts, Prayers, Reflections, £1.35, available from bookshops


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Augustine Hoet
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Wheels of Chance

by H. G. WELLS
3: How Mr Hoopdriver was Haunted
Of confrontations, fantasies and dreams ...


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Mr Hoopdriver

: News

: Mid-Week with Ned Sherrin

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.


Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lincolnshire where members of the Sewstern and District Horticultural Society put their questions to
BBC Manchester
Book: Down the Garden Path, 13.50, available from bookshops


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; Blest be the everlasting God (BBC HB 486); Psalm 114; Mark 9, vv 30-50 (RSV); Jesus lives! thy terrors now (BBC HB 106)
Prayer book: New Every Morning, £1.75 hardback,
11.25 paperback, available from bookshops

: Story Time

I am David
6: Back on the Road

: News

: Robin Ray

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The 27-Year Itch

Marital black comediei starring
Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick 4: At Hilary's with Tammy Ustinov Steven Pacey and Ron Pember
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Tammy Ustinov
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: Ron Pember
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Victoria Wood , writer, singer and comedienne.
Country Diary: Robin Page talks about last month in his Cambridgeshire village.
You Had Me in Stitches: Maureen Galvin looks at different methods of sewing you up after surgery.
The Day of the Triffids (10)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Five Funny Men by MARY VAUGHAN JONES


Unknown: Mary Vaughan

: Afternoon Theatre

Plan by STEPHEN SWAILES with At the age of 18, Arthur Groombridge draws up a Plan that will direct his life until he dies. At certain ages he will: become an Articled Clerk (22); travel to America (26); become Deputy Audit Manager (28); Audit Manager (30) and marry (32). Everything goes very successfully according to the plan until Arthur reaches the age of 32 and discovers you cannot ' plan ' a wife.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Stephen Swailes
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Arthur Groombridge: Andrews Sachs
Mrs Groombridge: Diana Bishop
Michael Walker: Patrick Barb
Howard Silver: Brian Haines
George Johnson: Sion Probert
Shirley: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Sarah Weedon: Jane Knowles
Denise: ,i<amryn Hurlbutt
Felicity Carmichael: Sara Coward

: Choral Evensong

from the Queen's Free Chapel of St George, Windsor Castle sung by the Men of the Choir
Responses (Philip Moore ) Psalms 53, 54, 55 (Stanford, Barnby, Robinson,
First Lesson: 1 Kings 13, vv 1-10
Canticles (Philip Moore in G)
Second Lesson: Acts 11, vv 19-47
Anthem: Lord, thou hast been our refuge (Ernest Walker)


Unknown: Philip Moore
Unknown: Philip Moore
Directed By: Christopher Robinson
Organist: John Porter

: Short Story

Treasures of Provence by T. V. NEWMARK
Read by David March
For a cottage in Provence, the room was remarkably unattractive; poorly and sparsely furnished, everything old, dilapidated and dusty. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

The news magazine Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge the memories of residents: Terry Wogan and Ann Meo Guests
Humphrey Lyttelton and Bernard Falk
Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by MARGARET HOWARD
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Action Desk Edition
In which the team take on bureaucracy and business to solve listeners' problems.
Presenter Vincent Kane (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Vincent Kane

: Person to Person: [number removed]

Derek Cooper chairs the phone-in discussion and invites you to exchange views with guests who directly influence your lives and attitudes.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
Lines open from 6.30 pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad, reported by David Henshaw Steve Bradshaw and Michael Cooke
Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Reported By: David Henshaw
Reported By: Steve Bradshaw
Reported By: Michael Cooke
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Colin Ford


Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Rumpole

and the Fascist Beast

: A Book at Bedtime

A painter fills his canvasses with birds and flowers he has never seen ...

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents musical nostalgia for late-night listening long wave only

: 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