• 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

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Canon Stephen Oliver.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: First Person Plural

Four audio diaries, each told from several points of view.
3: Frank has multiple sclerosis and his wife Florence gives him the 24-hour care he needs. They both need a break from the emotional stress of this demanding relationship, but how will they cope away from each other? Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Daily Service

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (Petra); The Lord's My Shepherd
(Brother James' Air); The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: A Caribbean Mystery

Agatha Christie 's novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell. Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. 1: The peace of a beautiful tropical island is shattered by the photograph of a murderer. with Jenny Lee. David King , Alison Pettitt , David Thorpe. Amanda Gordon. Anthony Ofoegbu and Iwan Thomas. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: David Thorpe.
Unknown: Amanda Gordon.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: Iwan Thomas.
Major Palgrave: Windsor Davies
Evelyn Hillingdon: Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon: Christopher Wright
Lucky Dyson: Tracy Ann OBErman
Greg Dyson: Brian Parr
Dr Graham: John Rowe

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Woman's Hour

Edna Healey takes Jenni Murray on a tour of the social history of Buckingham Palace. Serial:
Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alice Hoffman.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs the last in the series of the light-hearted political quiz. Team captains are Michael White and MP Austin Mitchell.
Written and compiled by Michael Dines Producer Phil Bowker


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Austin Mitchell.
Unknown: Michael Dines
Producer: Phil Bowker

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play. Who Was Emily Davison?

By Rose Tremain. Emily Davison has a small, tragic place in British history as the woman who threw herself in front of the King's horse, Anmer, during the running of the 1913 Epsom Derby. Why did she do it? with Doreen Hepburn , Tessa Worsley. Melanie Hudson , Stephen Critchlow and John Turner Director Gordon House Repeat


Unknown: Rose Tremain.
Unknown: Emily Davison
Unknown: Doreen Hepburn
Unknown: Tessa Worsley.
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: John Turner
Director: Gordon House
Emily Davison: Janet Maw
King George V: Nigel Anthony
Queen Mary: Miriam Margolyes
MrsPankhurst: Elizabeth Proud

: The Afternoon Shift

With Russell Davies.


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan sees a world premiere when the Derby Playhouse puts on Mr Wonderful. Plus the RSC's Romeo and Juliet as it sets off on tour. Producer Adrian Washbourne
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Mr Wonderful.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Backstroke

By Ruth Thomas , read by Sarah Collier. Muriel feels a mixture of irritation and guilt when she takes her overweight mother to a swimming session for the over-50s. Producer Pam Wardell
Repeated Sunday 12.30am Repeat


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Sarah Collier.
Producer: Pam Wardell

: PM

With Clare English, Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: First Impressions

Pete McCarthy chairs the last round in the current series of the panel game for impressionists. With team captains Alistair McGowan and Steve Nallon and their guests Phil Cornwell and Lewis Macleod.
Producer Chris Lang


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.
Producer: Chris Lang

: News

: The Archers

The family rallies round. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Belly of the Beast

Lawrence Westgaph was born 21 years ago in Liverpool - a city that would be nothing but a small fishing village were it not for the highly profitable slave trade. Curious about the fate of his ancestors, Westgaph sets off from Merseyside for the slave forts of Ghana. It proves to be a journey that challenges his views of the nature of the slave trade. Producer Tony Phillips Repeat


Unknown: Lawrence Westgaph
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Analysis

Teachers on Trial
If good teachers are the key to raising standards, how can the government's new policies help schools to attract the good, motivate the mediocre and sack the bad?
Bethan Marshall asks how much can be achieved within current spending constraints and what lessons can be learnt from the independent sector. Producer Sheila Cook
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm
TRANSCRIPTS: write to BBC Videos for Education and Training, Woodlands. 80 Wood Lane. London W12 On PHONE: (0181) [number removed]


Unknown: Bethan Marshall
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Pen Friendly

A British writer exchanges letters with a European about an experience.
5: My Neighbour's Rooster. Duncan McLean shares the pleasures of his remote lifestyle in the Orkney Islands with Katja Behrens , who lives in the hilly countryside south of Frankfurt. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Duncan McLean
Unknown: Katja Behrens
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
BBC RADIO 4 HELPLINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Laughter in the Dark

By Vladimir Nabokov. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Twisted

By Anthony Neilson. A convicted murderer and a criminologist engage in a desperate battle of wits to establish who is telling the truth and who, therefore, is more dangerous.
Director Cathryn Horn


Unknown: Anthony Neilson.
Director: Cathryn Horn
Willis: Rufus Sewell
Ebbing: Suzanna Hamilton

: Offspring

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Haunting of Hill House

Part 7.
For details see Monday

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