• 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

: * Prelude

selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent,
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis
Semi-final day at the Pretty
Polly Classic, Europe's richest indoor tennis tournament for women. TONY ADAMSON reports from the Brighton Centre.
England's touring cricketers leave for India next week - what are their prospects? Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Tony Adamson
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN marling , PATRICK STODDART and ROBIN DEWHURST taking a practical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Producer JENNY maixinson DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Prabhu Guptara presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Prabhu Guptara

: Week In Westminster

Robert Carvel, Political Editor of the London Standard reviews the past week. Producer JIM GRAY


Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in, the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The programme that keeps you m touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings and the financial problems of everyday life.
Address: Money Box, Room 4058 BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Quote.... Unquote

Phrase detectives with the humorous touch
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp Jessica Mann , Sally Miles and Brian Sibley
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: Sally Miles
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Joanie Blalkle

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Bullock
The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp Ann Mallalieu , Charles Moore


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: Charles Moore

: The Afternoon Play

The View from the Hill by MARGARET STEWARD with John Phillips as Tom His family, friends, publisher all prepare to celebrate the 70th birthday of that distinguished poet, Thomas Fennel. But Tom is not in a mood for rejoicing. His muse has failed him; he has written nothing for years. Now he has reached his allotted life-span, is it likely that the sap will rise again? That inspiration will return?
Directed by JOHN CARDY Stereo


Unknown: John Phillips
Unknown: Tom His
Unknown: Thomas Fennel.
Directed By: John Cardy
Bella, Tom's wife: Marjorie Westbury
Andrew, his son: Geoffrey Collins
Henrietta, his daughter: Maggie McCarthy
Donald, his son-in-law: John Uvesey
Anna and Bevis, his grandson: Zara Kattan
Anna and Bevis, his grandson: Andre ,newall
Martin, his publisher: William Eedle
Mrs Ambrose: Margot Boyd
Stephen Fowler: Brett Usher
Edward Sampson: Michael Bilton
Boy: Susan Sheridan

: Humour in Music

In conversation with Leonard Pearcey , violinist
Yehudi Menuhin talks about his love of humour in music and illustrates it with some of his favourite recordings. Additional research TIM JOSS
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Violinist: Leonard Pearcey
Talks: Yehudi Menuhin
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: The Mystery of Agatha Christie

Now that Dr Janet Morgan's authorised biography is published, the puzzle of how and why a reserved, dignified upper-middle-class lady became "the undisputed queen of crime" is more or less solved. But the enigma of Agatha Christie's life and personality will continue to be as fascinating as her own ingenious murders.
Frances Donnelly follows the clues, with the aid of Dr Morgan, Harry Keating, Christianna Brand and others.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Frances Donnelly
Interviewee: Dr Janet Morgan
Interviewee: Harry Keating
Interviewee: Christianna Brand
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Chip Shop

(Details: Tues 11.0 pm VHFjFM) Stereo

: The Music of Life

Children's Songs
- some are written for children by adults for their edification, some spontaneously pass through the community of childhood for scores of years. Kevin Crossley-Holland examines the world of children's songs with examples chosen from all over the world


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland

: One Woman and Her Dogs

Viv Billingham hardly lives up to the traditionally bucolic image of the shepherdess.
She's a busy housewife and mother, a trainer of working border collies and one of the few women to achieve international status in the male-dominated world of sheepdog trials.
Angie Storey went to Scotland to spend a few days with Viv Billingham , her family, her friends and the sheep and sheepdogs which play such an important part in her life.


Unknown: Angie Storey
Unknown: Viv Billingham

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news. Stereo

: News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Desert Island Discs

with David Rendall


Unknown: David Rendall

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less-familiar and including some recent releases. Producer JILL ANDERSON Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jill Anderson

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Maroon Cortina by PETER WHALLEY
A few domestic problems mar the birthday celebrations of theJanice Clark - such persistent belief the police seem to have that her son,
Alan, murdered his girlfriend. Of course nobody really believes that, certainly not Barry, her husband, who insists it's all a plot to hit back at him. Then her best friend Pauline seems to suspect Janice of playing around with her husband. Ron. and on top of all that none of her guests seem to fancy pizza.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Directed By: Philip Martin
Barry: Don Henderson
Janice: Lynda Rooke
Ron: Geoffrey Hinsuff
Pauline: Kate Fitzgerald
Curtiss: Colin Meredith
Alan: Joe Searby

: News

: The Selling of Britain

Privatisation is a new word which expresses a revolution taking place in Britain. The Government has already raised about E3,000 million by selling off nationalised industries, and city merchant bankers and stockbrokers have reaped tens of millions in fees and commissions.
The flotation of British Telecom is imminent. This is bigger than all previous privatisations put together and indeed it will be the biggest ever sale of shares anywhere in the world. As political arguments rage about state ownership versus private enterprise and whether taxpayers have got a fair price for national assets,
John Roberts has been finding out what happens to a public service when it becomes a profit-motivated company; what happens when the civil servant has to work hand in glove with city dealers and financiers. And how they are trying to recruit a million new investors to the stock market. Written and narrated by JOHN ROBERTS
Producer PETER DAY


Unknown: John Roberts
Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Peter Day

: Evening Service

Thou who sentest thine
Apostles (EH 248); 0 Lord my God (Church Anthem Book; Wesley); John 15, w 17-27:
Thine for ever! (bp 89) Stereo

: The Falthmakers

In Britain's Heritage Year,
Nick Page considers the lives and achievements of 12 men and women who have shaped our Christian heritage.
8: John Knox - a Heroic Fanatic Researcher RACHEL VINEY Producer DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Nick Page
Unknown: John Knox
Unknown: Rachel Viney
Producer: David Coomes

: Son of Cliche

starring Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick WUton


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Music By: Peter Brewis
Producer: Alan Nixon

: * am News

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