• 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

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday, plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: Perfume from Provence

Final episode: The Harvests

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Esther Rantzen talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Talks: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.

: The Benn Tapes

Former Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn draws on his private diary tapes, never broadcast until now, to recall how in 1977 the Windscale nuclear complex was brought to the edge of catastrophe. Producer Keith Jones


Producer: Keith Jones

: Pack the Book

3: Roughing it in St Petersburg. Who writes the guidebooks? This programme follows two Rough Guide writers round St Petersburg and finds out how and why they do it. The creators of two of the most popular series, Rough Guide and Lonely Planet, explain how it all began. Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: St Petersburg.
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: Daily Service

Jesus Lord We Look to Thee (Vienna, BBC HB 374); Romans 6, w 17-23; Steal Away (Arr Tippett ); And Can It Be (Sagina). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Unknown: Arr Tippett
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Judges. Episode 6: Samson's Riddle.

: Woman's Hour

Serial: Jasmine (5)

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: A Perfect Spy: 6

John le Carre's story adapted in eight Parts.
Starring James Fox as Magnus Pym, James Grout as Jack Brotherhood and Brenda Bruce as Miss Dubber.

Jack Brotherhood continues with his investigations, picking his way through the past life of the missing Magnus Pym.


Author: John Le Carre
Adapted by: Rene Basilico
Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Magnus Pym: James Fox
Jack Brotherhood: James Grout
Miss Dubber: Brenda Bruce
Axel: Jack Klaff
Rick: Malcolm Tierney
Belinda: Sally Grace
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Paul: Gareth Armstrong
Lucy: Rebecca Cullum
Professor: John Carlin
Chairman: Colin Pinney
Colonel: Dominic Letts
Wedding guest: Jilly Meers
Czech border guard: Gertan Klauber
Czech security officer: Peter Majer
Nigel: Royce Mills
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Frankel: Alexei Jawdokimov

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Prisoners and Captives:The Way South

The last of three plays about freedom and captivity. Lynn Farleigh plays Jo, imprisoned for 14 years and now on hunger strike, in Jacqueline Holbor ough's powerful drama about trust and the nature of freedom.
Prisoners played by John Bull , Paul Downing , Ben Onwukwe and Dale Rapley Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Lynn Farleigh
Unknown: Jacqueline Holbor
Played By: John Bull
Played By: Paul Downing
Played By: Ben Onwukwe
Played By: Dale Rapley
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Casey: Marlene Sidaway
Liam: Colum Convey
Adam: David Goudge

: View from the Fish Queue

Phil Smith offers a perspective on life and current affairs from the fish queue in the open market. 2: Forging Links Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith

: File on 4

3.42 R S V P
The last in the series in which Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters that have no known reply.
After 13 years Tchaikovsky's patron abruptly ended her intimate correspondence with the composer. He expressed his sorrow in a last letter. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

New movies this week include Tom and Jerry and the cinema release of The Snapper. Judy Meewezen talks to author Ben Owen , publishing his first book at 76. Presented by Mark Steyn. Producer Myfanwy Vickers (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Judy Meewezen
Unknown: Ben Owen
Presented By: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: Short Story. Last One Out

by Steve Dixon.
Company secretary Stuart Prynne finds that the business of winding up the company stirs memories ... Read by John Evitts. Producer Adrian Bean


Unknown: Steve Dixon.
Unknown: Stuart Prynne
Read By: John Evitts.
Producer: Adrian Bean

: PM

: News

: The Archers

Pressure mounts on Sid.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

: Accidents Will Happen

Most people experience a chance meeting or an outrageous coincidence at some time in their lives. The rational mind would like to dismiss such events, but people often remain puzzled by them and wonder if they point to a different ordering of their lives. In the first of three programmes, George Barber talks to people who have had such experiences and finds many of them still struggling to make sense of what happened.
Producer John Watkins


Talks: George Barber
Producer: John Watkins

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: End of a Line

3: Lancashire Cotton Looms. Once teams of women operated the work-horses of the cotton mills - the Lancashire looms. Now automation has made most of them redundant.
Paul Heiney discovers a way of life that is all but lost.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Six people talk frankly to Peter White about their lives and their disabilities.
1: Actor, writer and documentary maker Nabil Shaban.
Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Nabil Shaban.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: 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.

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