• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge and Helen Mark explore Ireland's Ards Peninsula.
Producer AlasdairCross. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: Helen Mark

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day Huw Spanner.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another wry look at the foibles of family life with the help of Radio 4 listeners. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Loose Ends

Conversation with Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Mary Ann Sieghart of The Times reviews and discusses the political week, with highlights from the Commons. Editor Vicky Taylor


Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents insight and analysis from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe
Know How: Alison Mitchell 's first monthly column: page 42


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Michael White. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Michael White.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from StSwithin's
Church Hall, Yateley, in Hampshire, by panellists including Sir Edward Heath MP and Inderjit Singh. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Unknown: Inderjit Singh.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls in response to last night's edition of Any Questions? from Yateley in Hampshire.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The April Fool Story

Anna Ford presents a comic history of April Fool's Day in this country and abroad, starting with April Fool's scandals in Britain.


Presenter: Anna Ford
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: Saturday Play: Daisy Miller

Henry James 's classic novella describes the confrontation between Daisy Miller - a newly independent American girl, enchanting in her spontaneity and alarming in her unpredictability - and the social codes of 19th-century European society.
Music John Tarns. Producer Nicholas Newton Adapted and directed by Bill Bryden


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Daisy Miller
Music: John Tarns.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Directed By: Bill Bryden
Daisy Miller: Elizabeth McGovern
Mrs Costello: Maureen Upman
Mrs Miller: Constance Cummings
Mrs Walker: Sian Phillips
Winterbourne: James Callis
Eugenio: Sebastian Graham Jones
Giovanelli: Marcello Magnl
Randolph Miller: Zohren Weiss

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins with news ofthe best of this week'sfilms, including the controversial Boys
Don't Cry, and a report about why the big screen loves lawyers. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: A Prairie Home Companion

The American radio variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor comes to the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh forthe first of two evenings of music, comedy and storytelling. Special guests are the Battlefield Band and crime writer Ian Rankin.
Starring Tim Russell and Sue Scott.
Keillor is probably best known in Britain as the hugely successful author of books including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys and, most recently, Me: By Jimmy "Big Boy" Valente, As Told to Garrison Keillor. It was after he began work on an article for The New Yorkerthat he developed an idea for a radio show with musical guests, comedy sketches and commercials for imaginary products. Twenty-five years and over 800 live performances later, A Prairie Home Companion has become a national institution in the States.
With Andy Stein , Pat Donohue. Greg Hippen and Arnie Kinsella of the Guy's All-Star Band. Sound effects Tom Keith. Piano Richard Dworsky. Producers Christine Tschida and Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Ian Rankin.
Unknown: Tim Russell
Unknown: Sue Scott.
Unknown: Garrison Keillor.
Unknown: Andy Stein
Unknown: Pat Donohue.
Unknown: Greg Hippen
Unknown: Arnie Kinsella
Piano: Tom Keith.
Piano: Richard Dworsky.
Producers: Christine Tschida
Producers: Patrick Rayner

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests with the week's cultural highlights, including the latest film adaptation of Jane Austen 's Mansfield Park and the 900-page Journals of Sylvia Plath. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Sylvia Plath.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Lent Talks

Six eminent speakers explore the direction of faith in the 21st century. They approach spirituality from contrasting perspectives, considering its impact on society and the individual. 4: Professor Mary Grey. A look at spirituality which speaks to all life forms. Producer Janet McLarty. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Professor Mary Grey.
Producer: Janet McLarty.

: The Archive Hour: Stuff and Nonsense

Graeme Garden presents an hour of utter nonsense - from French medieval poetry to Eddie Izzard - in an attempt to understand what is so funny about not making sense. He explores the influence of nonsense poetry, from Dada to the Beatles and Monty Python. With contributions from Jonathan James-Moore , nonsense expert Hugh Haughton and pop music historian Simon Warner. Featuring archive recordings of Robert Benchley , Spike Milligan , Ivor Cutler and Stanley Unwin. Producer Thomas Morris
Roland White 's radio review: page 51 Programme of the Week: page 119


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Monty Python.
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Hugh Haughton
Unknown: Simon Warner.
Unknown: Robert Benchley
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Stanley Unwin.
Producer: Thomas Morris
Producer: Roland White

: Classic Serial: To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf , dramatised in two parts by Eileen Atkins. The story of the Ramsay family holidaying in Scotland before the First World War is dominated by Woolf's portrait of the beautiful Mrs Ramsay. 1: The expedition to a nearby lighthouse is a symbolic and emotional journey.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Mrs Ramsay: Vanessa Redgrave
Mr Ramsay: John Wood
Lily: Juliet Stevenson
William: Edward Petherbridge
Charles: Robert Glenister
Minta: Jane Whittenshaw
Mildred: Jane Whittenshaw
Rose: Jane Whittenshaw
Mrs Bast: Jane Whittenshaw
Cam: Alison Pettitt
Prue: Alison Pettitt
Nancy: Alison Pettitt
Mrs Mcnab: Elizabeth Bell
Mr Carmichael: Gavin Muir
McAllister: Gavin Muir
Paul: Tom George
Jasper: Tom George
George: Tom George

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine guests. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook

: Heavenly Harmony

Jane Hanson explores the concept that the motion of the planets produced sounds which had a direct relationshipto music-making on Earth. 2: The Renaissance and the Baroque Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jane Hanson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poems on the theme Of parting. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Gunned Down

By Antony Mann , read by Ian Porter. A young boy witnesses his father's brutal murder. Fascinated, he follows the metamorphosis of the murderer through prison and parole to celebrity status as a Chat Show host. Producer Rosemary Watts (R)


Unknown: Antony Mann
Read By: Ian Porter.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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