• 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

: Fanning Today

Producers Alasdair Cross , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Alasdair Cross
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Michael Turnbull.


Unknown: Michael Turnbull.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Shelf Lives

The curious histories of products which help shape our lives. Prozac.
Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the highly profitable designer antidepressant. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: David Herman

: Big Bang

The switched-on science programme. Producer Sue Broom

: Daily Service

From the Church of St James the Greater, Leicester. An upper room did our Lord prepare (Folk song); Mark
14, w 17-25; God so loved the world (Stainer); All for Jesus! (All for Jesus). Director of music Theo Saunders.


Music: Theo Saunders.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
152: The Irish Rebellion and Union
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Antiques expert Judith Miller has just published a novel exposing that seemingly genteel world. She tells Jenni Murray what treachery lies beneath the dust. Serial: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure. Another chance to hear Joyce Grenfell's reading of her autobiography (9). Abridged in ten episodes by Janet Quigley.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio /radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Unknown: Judith Miller
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Janet Quigley.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Sarah Pennells. UNES OPEN 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells.

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin asks the questions of Norman Redman from Wellingborough, Bob Turpin from Plymouth, and John Durbin from Cardiff, in the general-knowledge music quiz.
Producer Stephen Doherty. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Norman Redman
Unknown: Bob Turpin
Unknown: John Durbin
Producer: Stephen Doherty.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Talking

Another chance to hear this first play by actress Rachel Joyce , which is set in Sicily. "If I drew my town I'd do people with no faces. No ears, no eyes and no tongues." with Tessa Worsley , John Hartley , Joshua Towb. Roger May and Sandra James-Young Director Tracey Neale Rpt


Unknown: Rachel Joyce
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Joshua Towb.
Unknown: Sandra James-Young
Director: Tracey Neale Rpt
Anna: Sarah Jane Fenton
Michela: Jilly Bond
Judge: Kenneth Cranham
Isabella: Natasha Pyne
Pablo: Andrew Branch
Gino: Jonathan Keeble

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.
Micro Go Home! Alice Furlaud reports on French resistance to American computer software.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Alice Furlaud

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Maestros or minnows? How do today's conductors compare with the likes of Beecham, Barbirolli and Bernstein? Lynne Walker investigates. And soul music with a message: the songs of Curtis Mayfield.
Producer John Goudie. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Curtis Mayfield.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story: April Fool

A new story set in post-Solidarity
Poland, written and read by Carl Tighe. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon. Rptd Easter Day


Read By: Carl Tighe.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

William's fooled.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Revised repeat from Friday

: Monday Play: Planet of Ashes

By David Zane Mairowitz. Loosely based on Shivitti: A Vision by Ka-Tzetnik 135633 and starring
Warren Mitchell as Dr Ezra Gorelik and Frances Tomelty as Dr Frieda Tamar. Dr Gorelik is an Auschwitz survivor whom conventional psychotherapy has not helped. Some act, some terrible decision of his during incarceration leaves him incapable of resurrecting the past in order to bury it.
Violin by Alexander Balenescu Director Peter Kavanagh Rpt


Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz.
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Dr Ezra Gorelik
Unknown: Frances Tomelty
Unknown: Dr Frieda Tamar.
Unknown: Alexander Balenescu
Director: Peter Kavanagh Rpt
Rabbi Heimnitz: Harold Kasket
SSman: Wolf Kahler
Mimi: Jilly Bond

: How Music Can Change the World

David Huckvale continues his four-part exploration of how music can affect political and military events. 3: Did a trumpet cause the walls of Jericho to collapse? Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: David Huckvale
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

Alistair McGowan reads
Rory MacLean 's story, abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson.
1: An old lady with a corpse on her roof-rack and a pet pig on the back seat sounds like an April Fool's jape. It's not. Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: Andrew Simpson.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: A Week in the Life

Five people allow listeners to eavesdrop on their lives for a week. 3: Ian Producer Neil Trevithick Rpt


Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Uncle Dynamite

By P G Wodehouse. Richard Usborne 's six-part adaptation stars Richard Briers as Uncle Fred and Hugh Grant as Pongo. With narration by Paul Eddington.
2: Disturbances in a Country Village with Josephine Tewson , Chris Emmett and Teresa Gallagher. Producer Gareth Edwards Rpt


Unknown: G Wodehouse.
Unknown: Richard Usborne
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Gareth Edwards Rpt
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves
SirAylmerBostock: Charles Gray

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

Paul Winfield reads Walter Mosley 's crime noir, abridged in ten parts by Margaret Busby.
1: Our hero Easy Rawlins gets an offer he is afraid to refuse.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Paul Winfield
Unknown: Walter Mosley
Unknown: Margaret Busby.
Unknown: Easy Rawlins
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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