• 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 the Rev John Bell.


Unknown: John Bell.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.40 The Garden Party by Maeve Binchy. Read by Niamh Cusack.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.
Read By: Niamh Cusack.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171)[number removed]

Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Marx and Spurs

Warren Mitchell , Alf Garnett 's alter ego, tours his native North London and reveals why Karl Marx 's grave, the Kenwood estate and White Hart
Lane are close to his heart.
Producer John Byme. Rptd Sun 5.00pm


Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Alf Garnett
Unknown: Karl Marx
Unknown: White Hart
Producer: John Byme.

: Daily Service

Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Marching); Daniel 3, w 19-26; I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (Rose); We rest on thee (Finlandia).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century.
77: The First Redcoats and the Battle of Naseby
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Jenny Murray 's guest is Kay Davies , Oxford University's first woman
Professor of Genetics. Short story: Maureen Beattie reads Fish out of Waterby Lynne Bryan -the second of two Scottish short stories from the collection, Looking for the Spark.


Unknown: Jenny Murray
Unknown: Kay Davies
Unknown: Maureen Beattie
Unknown: Waterby Lynne Bryan

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. The first of a new series looks at how painful and unsightly bed sores can be avoided. Producer Paula McGrath
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paula McGrath

: You and Yours


: Booked!

Joan of Arc turns Bond girl and Kipling's poem If gets an overhaul, in the latest round of the irreverent literary game. Ian McMillan asks for parody, wit and original handwriting from Dillie Keane , Mark Thomas ,
Roger McGough and Miles Kington. Producer Rob Ketteridge
* See This Week: page 9


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Miles Kington.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: On the Trail of the Great Bustard

By Sean Gilbert.
An ornithological romance without the kisses. It's three in the morning.
James's car has broken down, and there is a Great Bustard he has to see in East Anglia.
Director David Hunter Rpt


Unknown: Sean Gilbert.
Director: David Hunter Rpt
Cindy: Rachel Atkins
James: Nicholas Boulton
Connie: Tina Gray
Graham: David Bannerman

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker talks to Philip McCann and Richard Evans about the current state of brass bands in the light of the changing climate of British industry that has supported the movement for so long.
Producer Andrew Mussett. Repeated Saturday at 11.00pm


Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Philip McCann
Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Boom and bust in the oil industry has had a volatile effect on community relations on the Orkney island of Flotta. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads a new biography of Robert Burns and talks to author Pe n ny Vi nce nzi.
Producer Helen Garrison. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Robert Burns
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Short Story: A Touch of Gloss

By Beryl Eileen Roberts.
A husband and father makes his long-awaited homecoming from the war. But when he arrives, all illusions of renewed peace within the family are shattered.
Read by Menna Trussier.
Producer Caroline Sarll. Rptd next Sunday


Unknown: Beryl Eileen Roberts.
Read By: Menna Trussier.
Producer: Caroline Sarll.

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Rent

Six-part comedy series by Lucy Rannery. 1: Maria and Richard have a happy marriage, no children, and a house that's falling down. It looks as if there's only one thing for it.
Producer Liz Anstee Rpt


Unknown: Lucy Rannery.
Producer: Liz Anstee Rpt
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow
Amy: Linda Polan
Ruby: Diane Louise Jordan
Paul: Toby Longworth

: News

: The Archers

Party time.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Reporter Alisdair Sandford.
Producer David Lewis. Rptd Sat 5.00pm


Reporter: Alisdair Sandford.
Producer: David Lewis.

: Science Now

Peter Evans reflects the BBC's Grand
Designs week as he brings news from the world of engineering.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: In Living Colour

Linda Mitchell discusses current issues affecting the lives of Black and Asian people in Britain and the diaspora. Producer Peter Griffiths
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone (0171) [number removed](24 hours). FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: in.living.colour@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Linda Mitchell
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone (0171) [number removed]between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Spring Torrents

By Ivan Turgenev. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: The New Europeans

Views of life in a European city through the eyes of one of its British residents. 2: Marseilles. Known for its violence, racism and local mafia, Marseilles is also passionate for football.
Julian Biggs tells David Lodge how he is now credited with introducing the locals to the noble sport of cricket. Producer Miriam Akhtar Rpt


Unknown: Julian Biggs
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Miriam Akhtar Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Dr Haggard's Disease

By Patrick McGrath. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick McGrath.

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