• 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

Farming. food and countryside news market trends and weather.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DAVID BRANDON
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast 7-0 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25* 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: David Brandon
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Checkpoint

'Broadcast Wed 7.20 pm) long wave only

: The Living World in Italy

Nine hundred thousand feral dogs living in the Apennines could accelerate the southward advance of rabies into Italy. poison baiting to eliminate rabid dogs could threaten all Italian wildlife.
Jenny Devltt visits the Abruzzo National Park and talks with Dr Lulgl lloitani of the Institute of Zoology, Rome University, about his research on Italian wolves,
Mediterranean hedgehogs. Alpine foxes and feral dogs.
Producer miciiael bright BBC Bristol
long wave only


Unknown: Jenny Devltt

: News

long wave only

: Enterprise

A series about people who are successful against the odds.
3: Ron Astle
For 12 years RON ASTLE worked at playing a game - a new, coldly logical, challenger to chess. It Is called Taliesln and he talks to Marjorie Lofthoose about how he finally got it onto the market.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Ron Astle
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthoose

: Morning Story

Holiday by SUSAN BOYD
Read by Eileen McCallum Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland long wave only


Unknown: Susan Boyd
Read By: Eileen McCallum
Producer: John Arnott

: Daily Service

nim, p i; Firmly I believe and truly (BBC HB 168); Psalm 63; John 7. vv
1.13 (av); Be near us.
Holy Trinity (BBC HB 165)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Year of the Owl

(Broadcast-Wed 8.45 pm) long wave only

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London Wl-4 4WW
Producer DILLY BARLOW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: News

: You and Yours

Which Way Now? Crucial decisions at school. Today: Is it ever too late? Can you change your subject choices or keep your options open?
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Home-ing In

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics In and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor including
Kissing Disease: DR SIMON SMAIL talks about glandular fever.
A Seasonal Bouquet: an evocation of winter in words and music.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (11) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGrcgor
Talks: Dr Simon Smail

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Bedrock by SHIRLEY GEE with Daphne Heard as Ellen Plowrlght
Hol!v de Jong as Phyllis Ian Sharrock as Derry and Geoffrey Collins as Dr Marchant ELLEN : You can marry, or you can not. You can go back from whence you come and we'll be none the worse. I'm in this bed, Phyllis looks after me. and that's the end of that.


Unknown: Daphne Heard
Unknown: Ellen Plowrlght
Unknown: Phyllis Ian Sharrock
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Dr Marchant Ellen
Directed By: David Spenser

: News

: Just After Four

WILLIAM STRATTEN RUSSELL lifts the frock of history to reveal some close and not-so-close encounters ...


Unknown: William Stratten Russell

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (9)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: John Fletcher
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Susan Horobin: Sharon Martin

: A Posting to Sarzeau

' It was a quiet lunch.
Not much conversation.
There were slices of state-coloured bread, wedges of cold unidentifiable meat and a vegetable-like turnip. For dessert, wrinkled Wind-fallen apples. Wine from unlabelled bottles was poured into small thick tumblers. The language barrier seemed impenetrable. Every now and again I saw the Capitaine give a cool appraising glance in our direction.'
In the summer of 1944, Henry Donald was sent for no apparent reason with his RAF radar unit to a small town in France, only to be greeted in a strange way by the local Resistance. In this talk, he unravels one of the small, touching mysteries of those weeks that followed D-Day.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Henry Donald
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

associate leader NICHOLAS WOOD
Janls Vakarells (piano) conducted by Walter Weller direct from the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Part 1
Glinka Overture: Russian and Ludmilla
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3, in c major


Leader: Nicholas Wood
Piano: Janls Vakarells
Conducted By: Walter Weller

: * Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Part 2 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 5, in E minor
BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of a new adaptation of Emile Zola 's Thirise Raquin at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio; and My Wile Maria Callas by G. B. Meneghini , an account of the author's life with the world's most famous diva. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Thirise Raquin
Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: G. B. Meneghini
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny (4) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

Radio 4's International business report; market trends 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