• 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 Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news stories.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Michael Mansfield QC and Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Michael Mansfield
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

L W only
In the bleak midwinter (Cranham); Luke 1, 39-56; Magnificat in F (Dyson);
Once in royal David's city (Gauntlett).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: King Street Junior

A six-part series created and written by Jim Eldridge. Starring Karl Howman as Mr Sims and James Grout as Mr Beeston the Head Teacher.
3: Beginnings and Endings. Mr Holliday returns to a day of drama. with Vivenne Martin , Paul Copley , Deirdre Costello. Moya O'Shea and Ian Gostling Producer John Fawcett Wilson Rpt


Written By: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Unknown: Mr Holliday
Unknown: Vivenne Martin
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Deirdre Costello.
Unknown: Moya O'Shea
Unknown: Ian Gostling
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
Mr Holliday: Tom Watson

: Those Glorious Songs of Old

4: Andrew Parrott talks to John Florance about the origin and development of the carol While shepherds watched their flocks by night. For details see Monday


Talks: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: John Florance

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: William Roberts reads Electric Arrows by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author E Annie Proulx.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Annie Proulx.

: From Our OwnCorrespondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social issues.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday is joined by guests Francis Wheen, Susan Jeffreys, Lynne Truss and Graham Norton for the panel game about word origins in which they guess the meaning behind odd words from Shakespeare, find the people behind eponyms and discuss good and bad chat-up lines.


Presenter: Peter Hobday
Guest: Francis Wheen
Guest: Susan Jeffreys
Guest: Lynne Truss
Guest: Graham Norton
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Sealed with a Kiss

By Patrick Cumper. When romantic novelist Ellen retreats to the country to write, she is unwittingly torn between two neighbours: Maureen, a sherry-drinking committee chairperson, and Carita, bawdy nude sunbather.
Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Patrick Cumper.
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
Ellen: Josette Simon
Lady: Serena Donacroll
Alan: Roger May
Maureen: Jane Whittenshaw
Carita: Becky Hindley
Raoul: Jonathan Keeble

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Haydn Price unearths a seasonal story with a difference - how 200 shipbuilders spent the Christmas of 1968 on a test cruise aboard the QEII.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Norwich proudly opens the doors of its new Playhouse with a production of Tom Stoppard 's Jumpers starring
Timothy West. Paul Allen takes a look behind the scenes of this new regional repertory theatre. Plus a preview of the best of radio over Christmas.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Timothy West.
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: The Story of DoctorDolrttle

Alan Bennett reads Hugh Lofting 's story. 4: The Doctor sets about curing the monkey.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Hugh Lofting

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy. 5: Gary leads a demon rebellion against the Prince of Darkness. with David Swift , Philip Pope , Michael Fenton Stevens, Penelope Nice and Nigel Pegram Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Penelope Nice
Unknown: Nigel Pegram
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Gary the demon: Steven O'Donnell

: News

: The Archers

Bon appetit!
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Wish Me Luck as YouWave Me Goodbye

Every year, over 600,000 Britons leave on a journey of no return. Harry Thompson embarks on a personal voyage of discovery and concludes that going up in smoke could lead him to virtual immortality.
Producers Dave Sheasby and Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producers: Dave Sheasby
Producers: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: H G Wells:the Invisible Author

Brian Morton argues that the grandfather of science fiction should also be credited with having widened the "class catchment" of the English novel. Producer Ian Docherty Rpt


Unknown: Brian Morton
Producer: Ian Docherty Rpt

: Shelf Lives

The curious histories of products which have helped shape our lives.
3: Perrier. Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the world's best known mineral water.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Does He Take Sugar?

Actress and author Rosamund Browne
shares her experiences as a child with cerebral palsy growing up in postwar Britain. Her story poses the question of whether today's disabled children fare any better. Presented by Frederick Dove.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Rosamund Browne
Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennet Jones.


Unknown: Owen Bennet Jones.

: Book at Bedtime:The Go-Between

The classic novel by L P Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 9: The Birthday Party For details see Monday

: Ray Bradbury introduces: Tales of the Bizarre

3: The Jar. Charlie buys a jar from the carnival and suddenly his house and wife are the centre of attention. with Paul Jenkins, Bob Sherman, John Hartley, Helen Horton, Carole Boyd, David Collings and Ray Shell. Dramatised by Brian Sibley Director Martin Jenkins


Dramatised by: Brian Sibley
Director: Martin Jenkins
Charlie: Roger May
Carny Boss: Andrew Branch
Thedy: Shelley Thompson
Tom: Paul Jenkins
Clem: Bob Sherman
Gramps: John Hartley
Grannie: Helen Horton
Mrs Tridden: Carole Boyd
Duke: David Collings
Yardoo: Ray Shell

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: MissSmilla's Feeling for Snow

By Peter Hoeg. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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