• 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 Brother
Peter Kimm. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Kimm.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphry s.
Details as Monday plus:
Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphry

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

So Tidy Here by JULIA ORANGE. Read by Elizabeth Mansfield.


Read By: Elizabeth Mansfield.

: Daily Service

from Wells Cathedral with the Wells Cathedral Choir led by Alison Bogle. Hail to the Lord's anointed (J. Cruger)
Reading: Mark 3, vv 1-2
Litany to the Holy Spirit (P. Hurford)
Life and health are in the name (S. Watson ) Organist and Master of the Choristers
Assistant Organist


Unknown: Alison Bogle.
Organist: S. Watson
Organist: Christopher Brayne

: The Wednesday Feature

A Journey by JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON in two parts.
With and 2: Lost Voices
'December 1923. Manaos. The old Hildebrand is tied up to the muddiest waterfront I've ever seen. I've not the first idea why I've come.
Meanwhile, I continue to have dreams about luggage....'
Directed by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson
Directed By: John Powell
Sir Edward Elgar: Michael Hordern
Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley
Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres
The Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham
Fortescue: Nigel Lambert
Steward Pyce: Garard Green

: For Schools

11.00am Singing Together
1:1 Shall Sing Presenters John Asquith and Verity Anne Meldrum Producer JANET WHEELER Stereo
11.20am Junior Drama Workshop Wunbula's Stone
1: Escape from the Workhouse by ALAN RUSSELL. Stereo (R)
11.40am Talk to Me What Can You Say? The Arrival of the Doofernow by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R)
11.50am-12.00 Poetry Corner I: Food! Food! by GEORGE TARRY (R)


Presenters: John Asquith
Presenters: Verity Anne Meldrum
Producer: Janet Wheeler
Unknown: Alan Russell.
Unknown: George Tarry

: One Night at the Opera

Diana Warwick ,
General Secretary of the Association of University Teachers, talks to Monty Haltrecht about her enthusiasm for opera.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Diana Warwick
Unknown: Monty Haltrecht

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz The two teams are captained by Austin Mitchell, mp and Julian Critchley , mp, in this light-hearted test. In the chair
Patrick Hannan.
Written and compiled by MICHAEL DINES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today: The Surprise Birthday Party. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Forget the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Disney World - today's luxury holidays come on four wheels. Libby Spurrier discovers the joys of the caravan.
Serial: Indemnity Only(3) Presenter Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: For Schools

2.05pm WPFM The magazine that takes a fresh look at issues, music and the media.
1: The Front Page The world of journalism. Presenter Jo Whiley Producer NICK WARE. Stereo
2.35-3.00pm Satis Topics 14-16
6: Teachers'Programme Presenter John Gribbin Producer JULIAN COLEMAN Editor PETER WARD Stereo


Presenter: Jo Whiley
Producer: Nick Ware.
Presenter: John Gribbin
Producer: Julian Coleman
Editor: Peter Ward

: The Invitation

Heather Bradley , driven by grief at the death of her 7-year-old son, has to choose between loneliness or reconciliation with the husband she blames for her child's death ...
Directed by ANDY JORDAN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Matthew Solon.
Unknown: Heather Bradley
Directed By: Andy Jordan
The Rev Arthur Bures: Richard Pearson
Heather: Annie Hayes
Dereck: Trevor Cooper
Mrs Brend: Judith Sidney
James: Matthew Solon
Lucinda: Jacqueline King
Driver/Doctor: Donald Gee
Nurse: Ella Hood
Jenny: Joan Walker

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes recorded at the Salisbury
Festival, in which George MacBeth interviews poet Peter Porter.
Reader PETER JEFFREY. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Peter Porter.
Reader: Peter Jeffrey.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The television explosion into new channelsand satellite will demand more and more raw material from writers, and new screen-writing courses are springing up in the UK to satisfy the potential need and to improve script quality. Natalie Wheen reports. Producer LESLEY MCALPINE Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

Host lain Johnstone.
With Dick Vosburgh ,
Wendy Richard , Nanette Newman and Robin Ray.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN
Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: Classes Apart?

: Shakespeare attheRSC

2: Othello
Compiled and presented by Linda Cookson. With the voices of Ian McKellen , Trevor Nunn , Imogen Stubbs , Zoe Wanamaker and Willard White.
The director and principal actors in the recent highly successful RSC production talk about its evolution. Producer PETER FOZ7.ARD


Presented By: Linda Cookson.
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Willard White.

: Kaleidoscope

with Nigel Andrews. The prize-winning
Canadian film Jesus of Montreal comes to British cinemas; photographer
Chris Killip goes into heavy industry; and there are confessions of love. Producer TIM DEE
Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Unknown: Chris Killip

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Chatterley's Lover (13)

: Sweet and Low-Down

Robert Cushman 's six-part personal view of New York cabaret and American popular song. 3: Boozers and Losers
With singers
Buddy Barnes , Oscar Brown Jr , Claire Hogan ,
Mabel Mercer , Randy Newman , Alan Price and Frank Sinatra.


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Singers: Buddy Barnes
Singers: Oscar Brown Jr
Singers: Claire Hogan
Unknown: Mabel Mercer
Unknown: Randy Newman
Unknown: Alan Price
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Producer: Jonathan James Moore.

: News

: Night School

Advanced English: Hamlet Clowns and Villains. Stereo (R)

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