• 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

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER Donaldson
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Christopher Leaver , Lord Mayor of London, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY the eight records he would take to a desert island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Sir Christopher Leaver
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM (Repeated- Sat 4.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Susan Snailum

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents around the world cast their collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: Daily Service

nem, pll4; The Lord will come (BBC hb 479);
Psalm 29; I Corinthians 12, v 31 and 13, vv 1-13 (AV); Rejoice. 0 people (BBC iib 181) long wave only

: Morning Story

Desire by LESLIE halward Read by Richard Ilurndall
' For several months now Ronald Morbray had wanted to go with a girl. In the beginning he had been conscious only of a momentary inclination, a feeling not unlike the fancy for something nice to eat. But gradually the desire grew stronger, until he could find no escape from it.'
Producer mitch RAPER


Read By: Richard Ilurndall
Unknown: Ronald Morbray
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

long wave only

: Great Families of Britain

The Percy out of Northumberland
long wave only

: Bird of the Week

The mistle thrush can be heard singing defiantly into the teeth of a winter's gale, thusearning itself the alternative name of storm-cock.
Introduced by Jim Flegg BBC Bristol long wave only


Introduced By: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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 Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Noises in the Head: some are annoying, some puzzling, some very distressing. But where do the sounds come from? MARGARET HORSFIELD investigates.
New Angles on an Old Skill: ANN TENNANT discovers that the ancient art of dowsing is alive and well, with many modern uses.
Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
An Owl Came to Stay (2) long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Ann Tennant

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Last Recording bv DOUGLAS SLATER with Timothy West as Sir Edward Elgar and Pauline Letts as Lady Elgar .
In 1934 Elgar supervised the last recording of his work from his sickbed in Worcester, by telephone line to the orchestra many miles away in London. A few days after the recording was completed, the composer was dead. This play tells the storv of that last recording and looks at incidents in Elgar's earlier life. Directed by ian COTTERELL


Unknown: Douglas Slater
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Carice Elgar Blake: Miranda Forbes
Willy Reed: David Gooderson
August Jaegar: Nicholas Courtney
Ernest Newman: John Warner
Fred Gaisberg: Cyril Shaps

: Poetry Please!

: Victims

A series of four programmes
1: Who Are the Victimst Every day we read in our newspapers about some sensational crime How much do we need to fear for our own safety?
Margaret Percy finds out who is most likely to become a victim - and the answers are surprising. Producer


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Kathleen Cheesmond

: Story Time

An Old Captivity by NEVIL SHUTE abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT


Unknown: Nevil Shute
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Colin Starkey
Producer: David Johnston

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs brings you travel and transport stories, and Tom Boswell tests the Vauxhall Astra. Producer geoff dobson Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents he." selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer jeremy birchall (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: The Week in Synod

Rosemary Hartiil reports on this week's meeting of the Church of England's General Synod.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartiil

: Any Questions?

Patrick Moore Erin Pizzey
Paul Boateng and The Very Rev John Lang , Dean of Lichfield tackle the issues raised by the audience at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Staffordshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer caroi.e STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Erin Pizzey
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: John Lang
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes a report from the International Berlin Film Festival; and an exhibition of the work of German graphic artist Kiithe Kollwitz at the ICA in London. Presenter
Michael Billington
9.59 Weather


Artist: Kiithe Kollwitz
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
Sheila Steafel , David Tate and Chris Emmett
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Written By: Rob Sinfield
Written By: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: James Iiendrie
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime : Charmed Lives

by Michael Korda abridged in ten parts by Keith Darvill
Read by Daniel Massey (10)
(Daniel Massey is a National Theatre player)
long wave only


Author: Michael Korda
Abridged by: Keith Darvill
Reader: Daniel Massey
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long ware only

: Glyn Worsnip

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.

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