• 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

: Prayer for the Day

With JEN SUTTON. Stereo


Unknown: Jen Sutton.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: I Want to Be Normal Again

In March 1988 Professor Edward Hitchcock performed the first British foetal brain implant. This operation takes brain cells from a foetus and implants them into the brain of someone suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Although still at the experimental stage this operation offers new hope for the 120,000 Parkinson's sufferers in Britain. Fred Roberts and Cyril Hayes are Professor Hitchcock's newest patients. Barbara Myers follows them through the weeks leading up to the operation and after, to discover if this really is the miracle Fred and Cyril are hoping for.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill
and at 9.50 Geoff Watts chairs a phone-in on the moral and ethical issues involved. Discussing your calls are Dr Raanan Gillon, Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and former neurosurgeon Sam Galbraith, MP. Phone [number removed]
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 9.00am


Unknown: Professor Edward Hitchcock
Unknown: Cyril Hayes
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Dr Raanan Gillon
Unknown: Sam Galbraith

: Morning Story

The Decoy by MICHAEL A. PEARSON Read by Timothy Kightley
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5; 0 come, 0 come, Immanuel
(BBC HB 36); Genesis 9, w 8-17; For the mountains shall depart (from Mendelssohn's Elijah); Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (10) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVID MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor. Producer BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move W: Peter Pan - Homeward Bound by KATE HARRISON Presented by NICK MERCER Producer BRIAN SCOTT-HUGHES . Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
10 The Battle of Bubble and Squeak (3) by PHILIPPA PEARCE dramatised by TONY COULT With SUE JOHNSTON as Mrs Sparrow Producer ALAN LAMBERT. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Presented By: Artie Trezise
Presented By: David Moses
Presented By: Baddesley Ensor.
Producer: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Nick Mercer
Producer: Brian Scott-Hughes
Dramatised By: Tony Coult
Unknown: Mrs Sparrow
Producer: Alan Lambert.

: Citizens

Cast for the week:
A synopsis of current events in Citizens'is on Ceefax page 144


Directed By: David Hitchinson
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Chris Kennedy: Sean Barrett
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Zena Kaplan: Maria Charles
Ange: Catherine Clarke
f Eleanor: Zelahclarke
Jimmy Bryant: Michael Graham Cox
Heavy: Simon Cuff
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
June Sheffield: Maggie McCarthy
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Kelly Pratley: Kerryann White

: The Enchanted Canopy

A series of four programmes 1: Reaching the Roof
Andrew Mitchell explores the remote world of the rainforest canopy.
BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Andrew Mitchell

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Film Star

A series of eight programmes in which Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars. 5: Laurence Olivier
His versatility means that
Lord Olivier fits uneasily into the film star category.
Nevertheless, his career in the cinema includes three
Shakespearean films, counted among the best ever made, as well as roles in over 40 movies going back to 1930, resulting in a fascinating portrait gallery of characters on film. Producer WENDY CLAY


Unknown: Alexander Walker

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer The Frogs in the Reeds. Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found Three Generations. Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT GCSE pupils grill chief examiners. There's a careers service and reports far and wide on good practice in schools. 5: History. Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER Editor PETER WARD Stereo (e)


Producer: Elizabeth Cleaver
Presented By: Simon Mayo
Producer: Elizabeth Cleaver

: Woman's Hour

'Every woman needs a mentor.' That's the view of Sophie Mirman , Britain's youngest millionaire. She and other successful businesswomen tell Sue Margolis who they looked up to early in their careers, and the advice they now pass on to younger colleagues.
Serial: The Gipsy's Baby by ROSAMOND LEHMANN abridged in four episodes byANNREES-JONES
Read by Emily Richard (4) (Music: Vaughan Williams's Six Studies in English Folk Song) Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Sophie Mirman
Unknown: Sue Margolis
Read By: Emily Richard
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Image of Her Mother

'If someone gave me a crystal ball and said "Sadie, here in this gleaming glass sphere lies the image of your future. What do you want to know?"
"Button your lip", I'd say, "I don't want to know."'
Directed by JEREMY HOWE
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Harriet O'Carroll
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Sadie: Isobel Mahon
Olivia: Margaret D'Arcy
Mrs MacMahon: Rosaleen Linehan

: Comparing Notes

with Richard Baker
Imagine the Royal Tournament, Changing of the Guard or the Edinburgh Tattoo without music. Inconceivable? Military bands play an indispensable role in a multitude of ceremonial functions.
Throwing light on this vital public relations role are
Lt Col Sir Vivian Dunn and Wg Cdr Eric Banks.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Lt Col Sir Vivian Dunn
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: Turning Points

A series of six programmes 3: Margaret Jay
Early this year, Margaret Jay gave up her job as a national current affairs reporter to run the National AIDS Trust, set up by the Government. 'It marked a major turning point in my life. Professionally I stopped just observing and started doing.' She talks to Bel Mooney about this and other turning points in her life.
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE 0 FEATURE: page 96


Unknown: Margaret Jay
Unknown: Bel Mooney

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Second Thoughts

(Details on Thursday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4. 05pm)

: The New Professionals

Some are newly-created posts within Mrs Thatcher 's Britain. Others are old professions having to learn new tricks. All are poised precariously between the public and private sectors.
' David Walker looks at three groups of people carrying through a radical shift in values.
1: Enterprising Professors Under financial pressure, nearly every university and college in the land has started to talk about commercial contracts and new ways of attracting students, especially from overseas. Into the groves of academe have come the professional fund-raisers and the philosophy of the market place.


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: David Walker

: The 1988 Reith Lectures

The Rediscovery of Politics
Six talks on authority, culture and community in the USSR given by Geoffrey Hosking , Professor of Russian History at London University's School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
4: The Flawed Melting Pot
'The Soviet Union is a decidedly unusual imperial entity. It is numerically dominated by one nation, the Russians. But that domination has not enabled the Russians to flourish economically, even by comparison with many of their ostensible 'colonies'. Nor have the languages and cultures of the principal non-Russian peoples withered. The truth is that this is not in the normal sense a Russian empire. It is a communist one, perhaps the first empire in history to be ruled over by a political party. From that fact flow the anomalies and contradictions of this unprecedented multi-national union.'
The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in the 'Listener'.


Unknown: Geoffrey Hosking

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Questions and comments can be phoned in on [number removed]between 8. 30pm and 10. 15pm. The 'In Touch 'handbook, a comprehensive guide to services and equipment for blind people, £5.95 from: [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Derek Jacobi takes on another major Shakespearean role in Richard //opening this week, and Paul Allen meets the Traveling Wilburys. Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Drama Resources (11-13) Stereo (e) at 12.30 Identikit by RICHARD PINNER and at 12.50 Who Was Jimmy Jimson ? by PETER SPALDING


Unknown: Richard Pinner
Unknown: Jimmy Jimson
Unknown: Peter Spalding

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