• 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 Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev George Carey.
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today, BBC. London W1A 1AA. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: George Carey.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: Fergal Keane's Letter to His Son

Fergal Keane reflects on the birth of his first child.
Producer Tony Grant Rpt


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Tony Grant Rpt

: News

: Desert Island Discs

With Falkland's veteran Simon Weston.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Simon Weston.

: African Harvest

Allan Little presents the second of four talks about southern Africa.
Producer Tony Grant. Rptd Easter Day 6.15pm


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Tony Grant.

: There Is a Green Hill

A Meditation for Good Friday
Martin Palmer and John Moriarty travel to Mount Brandon in south west Ireland. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Martin Palmer
Unknown: John Moriarty
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Beyond Reasonable Doubt

The files of six murder cases are reopened to examine possible miscarriages of justice.
3: The Good Friend. Written by Rib Davis. An intruder is spotted at the home of a countess. with Denys Hawthorne. Alice Arnold , David Timson , David Holt and John Hartley. Producer Bella Bannerman. Series editor Fiona McLean


Written By: Rib Davis.
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: John Hartley.
Producer: Bella Bannerman.
Editor: Fiona McLean
EdgarPower: Nicholas Boulton
Florence Seymour: Jane Whttenshaw
Patrick Hastings: Keith Drinkel

: Woman's Hour

One of the most celebrated dancers of her generation, Darcy Bussell talks to presenter Sarah Dunant about her roles from the cutting edge of contemporary ballet to Giselle. Short story: The last of three readings from Rose Tremain 's Collected Short Stories. For details see Wednesday


Talks: Darcy Bussell
Presenter: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Rose Tremain

: This Sceptr-d Isle

156: At War with Napoleon For details see Monday

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Julian Hector. Rptd Easter Day
8.00pm. WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Julian Hector.

: You and Yours

Presented by Chris Choi.
Editor Huw Marks. WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 14, enclosing sae. PHONE: to raise issues for investigation (0171) [number removed]


Presented By: Chris Choi.
Editor: Huw Marks.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper asks if traditional bread makers can survive supermarket price cuts.
Producer Lisa Shaw
Revised repeat Easter Monday at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lisa Shaw

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Classic Serial: All Things Betray Thee

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor invites guests to take part in a topical Good Friday discussion.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Sacred arts and sacred turf: Tim Marlow
takes a look at the new paintings at Liverpool Cathedral and a new collection of cricket writings from Christopher Martin Jenkins. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Christopher Martin Jenkins.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Living History

By Martyn Read. Read by John Moffatt. Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt


Unknown: Martyn Read.
Read By: John Moffatt.
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rpt

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench. Editor Margaret Budy. WRITE TO: PM
Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: Going Places

David Stafford presents ideas for making the most of the Easter weekend.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Eddie loses a deal.
Written by Louise Page. Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitburn. Rptd Easter
Monday at 1.40pm. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
ShulaHebden: Judy Bennett
Nigel Paigetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Paigetter: Alison Dowling
Ellen Rogers: Rosemary Leach
Pat Archer: Patricia Galli More
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
ClarrieGrundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
GuyPemberton: Hugh Dickson
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Simon Pemberton: Peter Wingf1eld
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Cyril Hood: Peter Howell

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Chris Serle. Producer Piers Plowright
Repeated Easter Day 3.30pm


Presented By: Chris Serle.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in New Milton, Hampshire, with Foreign Office minister
Sir Nicholas BonsorMP ; Emma Nicholson , Liberal Democrat MP; and Sue Slipman , director of the London TEC Council.
Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Bonsormp
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Sue Slipman
Producer: Nadine Grieve.

: Points of Departure

Sixjoumalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize recount the experiences which have most affected them while covering world events. Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt


Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Easter Day at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Editor: Rod Liddle

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

By Rory MacLean. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: Mammon

A three-part satirical sketch show based around the activities of the multinational Mammon Corporation.
1: Despite being a successful business, Mammon has never earned a single penny from privatisation. With Nickolas Grace , Jonathan Aris , Helen Baxendale , Julian Dutton and Peter Yapp.
Written by Barry Atkins , Will Buckley ,
Nick Hildred and David Spicer. Producer Aled Evans Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Nickolas Grace
Unknown: Jonathan Aris
Unknown: Helen Baxendale
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Peter Yapp.
Written By: Barry Atkins
Written By: Will Buckley
Written By: Nick Hildred
Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Tea Junction

A sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Hilary Green


Producer: Hilary Green

: A Meditation for Good Friday

Elaine Storkey , executive director of Christian Impact, looks at the role of women in the Passion story. Producer Norman Ivison


Unknown: Elaine Storkey
Producer: Norman Ivison

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley. 5:Finally Easy Rawlings meets Daphne Monet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Walter Mosley.
Unknown: Daphne Monet.

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