• 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 and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Richard Bewes.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Bewes.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

Caribbean cruising with Liz Kershaw and Victorian weekends in Harrogate. Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 45. enclosing sae


Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

Simon Heffer of The Spectator presents a view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Reports on the stories and issues that affect people throughout Europe. Presented by Gordon Clough.
Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

A Question of Money
Vincent Duggleby is in the chair for this special edition from BBC Radio on Show in Swansea where listeners put their financial Problems to Alison Mitchell , Chris Gilchrist and Mike Warburton. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Chris Gilchrist
Unknown: Mike Warburton.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Join Humphrey Lyttelton and the regular teams for a hand-tooled, half-hour's worth of quality entertainment, specially recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton. Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

With Carmen Callil , Rhiannon Chapman , Frank Dobson , and Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Lyell QC, MP, in Sunderland.


Unknown: Carmen Callil
Unknown: Rhiannon Chapman
Unknown: Frank Dobson

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Emma Selby LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Emma Selby

: Playhouse: The Canterville Ghost

Another chance to hear this production of Oscar Wilde 's classic comedy, with Edward Petherbridge as Sir Simon, Gywneth Guthrie as Mrs Otis and Mary Riggans and Eileen McCallum as Stars and Stripes. Hiram B Otis has bought Cantervilie Chase and is going to move his family into this wonderful old English country house.
Dramatised by Nick McCarty Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Edward Petherbridge
Unknown: Gywneth Guthrie
Unknown: Mrs Otis
Unknown: Mary Riggans
Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Hiram B Otis
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Director: Hamish Wilson
Hiram B Oates: Angus MacInnes
Virginia: Anne-Marie Zola
Washington: Paul Birchard
Lord Bilton/Rev Dampier/Policeman: John Buick
Cheshire/Servant: Anthony Cochrane
Mrs UmneylLadyKenelm: Rose McBain
Lord Canterville/Stationmaster: Raymond Ross
MarylLady Sinclair: Pene Herman Smith
AnnklLady Cheshire: Au Walton

: Age to Age

Following the recent signing in Washington of an accord between Israel and the PLO, unnstopner Cook recalls the troubled history of Palestine this century; the British mandate following the First World War, the Balfour Declaration, the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 and the ensuing conflicts with her Arab neighbours
Producer John Knight


Producer: John Knight

: Costing the Earth

With demand for timber set to double over the next 10 years, the first of the new series goes to bioeria, Papua New Guinea and the Amazon to see how greed, corruption and spiralling demand is killing the world's last great forests. Peter Harrabin reports.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Peter Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Tea Junction Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the events of the week.

Producer Richard Thomas


Producer: Richard Thomas

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

: Postcard from Gotham

With the results just in of the election for the Big Apple's mayor, Mark Steyn and guests ponder the state of politics in this super-wealthy city that somehow still teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope

Conductor Leonard Slatkin talks to Charles Hazelwood about his work with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Producer John Boundy


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Charles Hazelwood
Producer: John Boundy

: Saturday Night Theatre: Sympathy for the Devil

by Angus Graham Campbell.
Eton schoolboy J.K. Stephen was a sporting hero there during the 1870s. But a modern-day Etonian becomes convinced that J.K.S. and his friend, Prince Edward, Duke of Clarence, committed the Jack the Ripper murders.


Writer: Angus Graham Campbell
Director: Richard Wortley
J.K. Stephen: Nicholas Boulton
Prince Edward: Jonathan Cullen
Michael Ryder: Dominic Letts
Casper Bowring: Oliver Milburn
Roland Bowring: Geoffrey Whitehead
Julia Bowring: Frances Jeater
Luke Ashley: Daniel Philpott
Mr Ashley: Brian Miller
Mrs Ashley: Jillie Meers
Sophie van Hasen: Teresa Gallagher
George van Hasen: Simon Treves
Nancy van Hasen: Pauline Yates
Dr Stanwell: Barry J. Gordon
Henry: Ross Livingstone
Frank: David Thorpe
Will: Gareth Armstrong
Thomas: James Telfer
J.K.S.'s brother: Michael Onslow

: Music in Mind

A special edition celebrating 100 years since Tchaikovsky's death. Producer Anthony Sellors


Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rt Rev Graham James , Bishop of St Germans.


Unknown: Graham James

: News

: Open Mind

with Sarah Baxter and Frank Johnson. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Frank Johnson.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Wings and Landings

The third of six talks based on the prison journals of John Williams. .. Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: John Williams.
Producer: Chris Paling

: Victoria de los Angeles

3: The life and Soul. The soprano talks about her love of giving recitals.

: Deadlock

Concluding the dramatisation of Sara Paretsky 's novel, starring Kathleen Turner as V I Warshawski, Bill Nighy as Roger Ferrant and Peter Man nkerasNielsGrafalk. The Long Goodbye. V I tries to confront the villain and ends up swimming for her life.
Dramatised by Michelene Wandor Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Sara Paretsky
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Roger Ferrant
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
Paige Carrington: Teresa Gallagher
Murray Ryerson: Kerry Shale
Janine Phillips: Shelley Thompson
Sal: Sandra James-Young
Mrs Grafalk: Alibe Parsons

: 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