• 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

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAUUNE BUSHNELL 7 20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Pregnancy and Childbirth
Is there an ideal pregnancy diet to ensure a healthy baby? Is it all right to play sports during pregnancy? What are the safest pain-relieving drugs? Is it possible to have natural childbirth in any hospital? Should children be present at the birth? How do you arrange a home delivery? Put your questions to childbirth educator and social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger and Ron Taylor , Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United
Medical School of Guy's and St Thomas '
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Sheila Kitzinger
Unknown: Ron Taylor
Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: Enterprise

featuring the finalists in a 110,000 competition. 5: Straight Lines
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Martin Phillips who set up his jewellery design and manufacturing company in Newtown,
Powys, after winning an award from the Development Board for Rural Wales.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Martin Phillips

: Morning Story

Charlie Chaplin and the Ballymena Man written and read by Sam McAughtry
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Read By: Sam McAughtry
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; The winter's sleep was long and deep
(EH 221); Psalm 3; James 1, vv 1-12; Praise to the Lord (BBC HB 534)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Shaggy Sokolov by BOB FORREST-WEBB

: Wildlife

'Are fossils a thing of the past?'
Should we fit fossils to theories, or theories to fossils? Derek Jones and the team of naturalists assess the future of the fossil.


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

A nationwide general knowledge contest 7: WEST OF ENGLAND Chairman
Robert Robinson Jane Cowling (housewife)
Daphne Hudson (secretary)
Peter Bates
(local government officer) Georgina Jolliffe
(administration assistant) including Beat the Brains devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Jane Cowling
Unknown: Daphne Hudson
Unknown: Peter Bates
Unknown: Georgina Jolliffe
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Girls at School: JENNY CUFFE investigates why girls don't always realise their potential, and what could increase their chances.
My Life and Times (2)

: Afternoon Theatre: Dunroamin'

by Janet Howorth
with and

A rifle shot in London and a visiting head of state falls dead. Iris Allsop in her retirement bungalow on the south coast hears of the assassination on the radio. 'Poor man,' she thinks, 'but there, it's nothing to do with me, is it?'


Writer: Janet Howorth
Director: John Cardy
Iris: Maria Charles
Harold: Warren Mitchell
the Striker: Jack Carr
TV commentator: Anthony Hall
Radio newsreader: Helena Breck
Dolly Willis: Margot Boyd
Mary: Moir Leslie
PC Spalding: Clive Panto
Police Sgt: William Eedle
Chief Supt: Henry Stamper
TV reporter: Maggie McCarthy

: The Greying of America

America, for so long regarded as the land of the young, is rapidly ageing. Teenagers are now outnumbered by the over-65s. Within 40 years it is estimated that 60 per cent of the population will be over 70 and the country's the first in the world to push up the retirement age to 67 for men and women.
Marjorie Lofthouse examines our reaction to what is seen as one of the more difficult social and economic problems of the 21st century. She talks to social workers and politicians and looks at the psychology of the body's ageing process.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Story Time

Time After Time (4)

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Richard Bath


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including
Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Luxury of Decent Compromises

Three programmes on literary life in Hungary
Written and presented by Norman di Giovanni 1: Writers
As a child, Otto Orban was encouraged to write poetry to help him get over the trauma of three weeks' imprisonment in a Budapest basement. The life stories of many contemporary Hungarian writers mirror the country's violent history. This has influenced how and what they write, but it also has a great impact on how the writer views his job. with OTTO ORBAN.
Reader ANTHONY HALL Series adviser GEORGE CUSHING. Producer


Presented By: Norman Di Giovanni
Unknown: Otto Orban.
Unknown: Ferenc Juhasz.
Unknown: Ferenc Karinthy
Unknown: Arpad Goncz
Reader: Miklos Vajda
Reader: Anthony Hall
Unknown: George Cushing.
Unknown: Margaret Windham

: History Reflected

Compiled and presented by John Carroll A series of three programmes of poetry and prose evoking famous people and famous events. 1: Admiral Lord Nelson


Presented By: John Carroll
Readers: Christopher Scott
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the gp's surgery.
Producer Julian BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed] 8.30-10.0 pm Book, 12.95, from [address removed]. Free quarterly bulletin from: [address removed]


Presenter: Ian MacRae

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Naples 44 (7)

: The World Tonight

An hour of national, international and financial news, background analysis and comment.
11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

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