• 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

: The Farming Week

Presented by George Macpherson.
An international programme that looks at forestry and the integration of trees into farming systems around the world. Producer David Dixon


Presented By: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25 ,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Richard Bewes.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rev Richard Bewes.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Charles Runde


Producer: Charles Runde

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
FACTSHEET: Send s a e to: [address removed]


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: The Masterson Inheritance

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.
5: The Tatting of the Mastersons. A Wild West showdown overfaulty dental work. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: In Excess

Armando lannucci steps cautiously into a world of extremes.
3: Homo Acquisitus. In a land fit for the man who has everything, Armando finds the people who want more. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Talking Politics

David Walter meets four of the emerging new generation of European leaders. First, Volker Ruhe , Germany's Defence Minister who is considered too British for his own good.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Volker Ruhe

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Inside Money

Roger White on personal finance.
2: Exploring the Offshore World ... Is it really a safe haven for your money?
Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Roger White

: They Think It's All Over

Referee Desmond Lynam , with captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and guests Alan Hansen and Lee Chapman. Producer Richard Edis (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Lee Chapman.
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley MP, Steve Platt , editor of New Statesman and Society, John Prescott MP, and Paul Tyler
MP tackle the issues raised in Newport, Isle of Wight. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Steve Platt
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Paul Tyler
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers?

Producers Nadine Grieve and John Watkins LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: John Watkins

: Playhouse: Diplomatic Wives

by Louise Page.
When Christine, a "diplomatic wife", is offered a career opportunity of her own, she has a hard choice to make.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Louise Page.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Chris Melbourne: Janet Maw
John Melbourne: James Wilby
Libby Webster: Maureen O'Brien
Kit Melbourne: Henry Power

: Age to Age

Following the controversy over private donations to Conservative party funds, Christopher Cook recalls the rows nearly 80 years ago when Lloyd George was accused of selling honours. And, in the wake of the outcry over President Clinton's proposals to permit homosexuals in the US armed forces, a look at the 'Newport Scandal" of 1919. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Lloyd George
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

River flooding causes millions of pounds' worth of damage annually in Britain as well as America. Alun Lewis looks at research into reducing the problem.
Producer Julia Durbin


Producer: Julia Durbin

: Costing the Earth

Roger Harrabin investigates how much dirt is left behind by the green laundry.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Bright Sparks

Anne Kelleher in conversation with six young high flyers.
4: Philosopher Dr Michael Martin 's field is the human mind and what philosophy and psychology could teach each other. Producer Joy Hatwood


Presenter: Anne Kelleher
Unknown: Dr Michael Martin
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: News and Sport

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A last satirical look back at 1999.

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson asks men, "What's love got to do with it?". Guest Billy Bragg looks at the figure of the hurt man in song. Producer Jayne K Morgan
Call The Locker Room answerphone on 071-927


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Billy Bragg

: Kaleidoscope in South Africa: We Will Shame the Devil

Natalie Wheen talks to musicians, writers and artists of all races from all over South Africa who, having struggled against apartheid, now face another daunting challenge -to create a new South African identity and culture based on equality, coexistence and reconciliation.
Producer Julian May


Talks: Natalie Wheen

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Judas Kiss

With Ruth's husband facing prison for fraud, a chance meeting with her childhood friend Eva seems a lifeline from the past, but secret jealousies and prison conspiracies make a deadly mixture.


Writer: Shirley Cooklin
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ruth Fellowes: Brenda Blethyn
Eva Schaft: Morag Hood
Marilyn: Holly Aird
Hal Schaft: Ollver Cotton
Bill Quinn: Steve Hodson
Joe O'Dowd: Dominic Letts
Alex Reeder: David King
Brian Fellowes: Peter Penry Jones
George: John Hartley
Freddie: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Holt: Michael Onslow
Police officer: Terence Edmond
Sandra: Pauline Yates
Irishman: James Telfer
Harley Johnson: Barry J Gordon
Judge: Colin Pinney
Mick Saunders: Gareth Armstrong
Screw: Melvyn Bedford
Con: Chris Gascoigne

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellers


Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Michael Child.


Unknown: Michael Child.

: News

: Ninetysomething

The over-nineties take centre stage.
2: Revolt of Women. Women brought up in a time of sexual ignorance and large families, with little knowledge of birth control, reveal how they ultimately triumphed. Featuring first-hand encounters with Dr Marie Stopes. Producer Miriam Akhtar


Unknown: Dr Marie Stopes.
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: Encounters

Christopher Cook discovers something of the great figures of the past through the memoirs of those who met them. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: The Tingte Factor

Heather Couper talks about herfavourite music to Jeremy Nicholas.


Talks: Heather Couper
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: The Young Postmen

Comedy by Ben Miller.
Tour de France. With Ben Miller , John Thomson , Alistair McGowan , Jim Barclay , Joanna Brookes and Felicity Montagu. Music: Murray Gold
Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Joanna Brookes
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: 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