• 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


Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Brian Redhead with the TUC in Blackpool and Libby Purves in London
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV JOHN CONGDOI
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Congdoi
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Love Among the Butterflies

The diaries of MARGARET FOUNTAINE edited and adapted for radio in eight parts by WILLIAM CATER
Read by FELICITY KENDAL 8: Decisions


Unknown: Margaret Fountaine
Read By: Felicity Kendal

: News

: Mid-Week: Pete Murray

conducts 55 minutes of interviews, conversation and discussion with his guests live in the studio. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Gwent where members of the Gwent Village Produce
Association put their questions to Geoffrey Smith. Bill Sowerbutts and Chris Brickell
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
Book, Down the Garden Path. £3.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Chris Brickell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; Away with gloom (BBC HB 99);
Psalm 114; Wisdom of Solomon 11. w 21 to 12, v 2 (rsv); I know that my redeemer lives long wave only

: Morning Story

The Storyteller by WILLIAM PALMER
Read by Sion Probert
' He's a solicitor you see. A lawyer. The only one In the place. Worth a fortune, I should think. Money sticks to some people you know. Never has to me though! '


Unknown: William Palmer
Read By: Sion Probert
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advic* for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Milli


Presenter: Jenni Milli

: Give or Take

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day 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
Among today's items Guest of the Week: the architectural historian, Alec Clifton-Taylor Down in the Wood
Something Stirred ... when Birsley Wood is visited by local schoolchildren, HELEN pickles reports on the country's first educational wood.
A Forgotten Season (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Birsley Wood

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Don't I Know You? by GRAHAM SWANNELL with Women play a very important part in Howard's life. He cannot avoid them even when he wants to.
Sometimes they love him too much, sometimes they do not love him enough-it at all! It seems impossible for him to strike a happy balance. Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Graham Swannell
Directed By: John Tydeman
Howard: Hywel Bennett
his Mother: Patricia Hayes
Ruth: Nerys Hughes
Alice: Rosemary Hale

: Senses of Occasion

A series ofsixtalks in which events from the past are recalled. 2:Celebration of Thaipusam
The scent of the Frangipani Bower takes Lyall Watson back 15 years to Singapore and a ritual in which something very strange happened to him.


Unknown: Lyall Watson

: When Morning Gilds the Skies

A programme to greet the arrival of Broadcast Praise - a Supplement to the BBC Hymn Book, published for the BBC by Oxford University Press on 27 August.
Hubert Hoskins introduces a selection from the 101 hymns, old and new, included in the Supplement, with a section of the BBC SINGERS directed by JOHN POOLE BBC SYMPHONY CHORUS directed by BRIAN WRIGHT Organist BARRY ROSE
Book, Broadcast Praise, published by OUP, price £3.00, from bookshops


Introduces: Hubert Hoskins
Directed By: John Poole
Directed By: Brian Wright
Organist: Barry Rose

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 1880s (9)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge the memories of residents Terry Wogan and Ann Meo and guests John Ebdon and Eleanor Summerfield
Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by LIBBY SPURRIER
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: John Ebdon
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilreck
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Reporter: Amanda Murray

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Maps and Atlases

Maps go back thousands of years Be and pre-date writing. The Eskimos and North American Indians were expert map-makers. Recently, there has been a revolution in cartography with the use of lasers, satellites and aerial photography which have reshaped the Universe for us. You can hear again
Dr Helen Wallis , Map Librarian of the British Library; and Bunny Lewis
Consultant in Surveying and Cartography and co-editor of The Times atlases, talking about the fascination of maps, their history and the best way to use them. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Dr Helen Wallis

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor STUART SIMON BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Stuart Simon

: Kaleidoscope

' I have a whole box of awards and everybody says why don't you put them up? I really don't believe in those things
It's nice when I get one, but it doesn't shake me. Applause is a fading thing, so don't rely too much on it.'
Lotte Lenya 's theatre and film career spans 70 years, including premieres in Germany of Mahagonny, The Threepenny Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins; and in America, The Eternal Road and Cabaret. Paul Vaughan talks to her about her husband Kurt Weill , and the people she worked with, including Brecht.
Klemperer and Moss Hart. Producer JOHN BOUNDY J.59 Weather


Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Moss Hart.
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Radio Active

The first in a new series ofsix programmes. The only local radio station broadcasting to you wherever you are in the nation.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Unforgettables

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

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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