• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Allan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. 2: Ray Mallon , the Middlesbrough detective superintendent and a pioneer of "zero-tolerance" policing, talks of his fight to clear himself of corruption charges.
Producer Brian King. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ray Mallon
Producer: Brian King.

: The ABC of Vitamins

In a five-part series Claudia Hammond investigates vitamins. 3: This week she discovers that, contraryto popular belief, taking large doses of vitamin C may actually be harmful to us.
Producer Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

With ClairJacquis. Jesus where'er Thy People Meet (Wareham); 1 Kings 8, v6, wlO-11,
W14-20; Glory and Worship (Purcell); Fill Thou My Life, 0 Lord My God (Richmond). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Piano Shop on theLeft Bank

ByTE Carhart, read by William Hope. Part2. For details see yesterday


Read By: William Hope.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney talks to award-winning crime writer Sara Paretsky. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sara Paretsky.
Unknown: Burneyby Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

A six-part series of travellers' tales. 4: A remote Chinese village threatens to erupt into violence over a debt of yak butter, as part of a complex conservation problem. Producer Neil Walker


Producer: Neil Walker

: How Tickled Am I?

Mark Radcliffe profiles six of the North's best-loved and most influential comedians. 3: A profile of the multi-talented Beryl Reid , whose career spanned music hall, variety, stand-up comedy and straight roles such as The Killing of Sister George. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Pharaoh's Music

The unravelling of the mysteries of Ancient Egypt has been one of the great archaeological undertakings of the last 200 years. But what about its music? Is it possible to hearthe sounds that once filled the great temples of Luxor and the burial chambers of Thebes? One man has spent his life trying to prove that the music sung by Coptic monks in modern Egypt is as close as we can ever hope to get to hearing the music of the pharaohs. His name is Dr Ragheb Moftah and he is now 102 years old. Anthony Sattin searches the length of the Nile forthe truth about this latest Egyptian mystery. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Dr Ragheb Moftah
Unknown: Anthony Sattin
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Midnight Fox

By Betsy Byars, dramatised by Judith Adams.
Tom is fed up because he has to go and stay on a boring farm when his parents go on holiday. But when he arrives, he sees a rare black fox. The trouble is that Tom's uncle wants to kill it.


Writer: Betsy Byars
Dramatised By: Judith Adams
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mom: Buffy Davis
Millie: Buffy Davis
Petie Burkis: David Hallissy
Dad: Stuart Milligan
Fred: Stuart Milligan
Older Tom: Matthew Rhys
Mikey: Matthew Rhys
Hazeline: Tracy Wiles
Tom: Barclay Wright

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Brian Friel Short Stories

The Saucer of Larks, read by Niall Buggy.
When Herr Grass and his colleague arrive in Donegal to exhume a German soldier's body, the local policemen are reluctantto help. For details see yesterday


Read By: Niall Buggy.
Unknown: Herr Grass

: Q&A

Could a Computer Do My Job? iez Nelson finds out if artificial intelligence could make us all redundant. (R)

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at the issues that change and shape our workinglives. Producer Marcia Hughes


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with guests award-winning novelist Diran Adebayo and internationally known mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker.
Producer Miriam Newman. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Diran Adebayo
Soprano: Sarah Walker.
Producer: Miriam Newman.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts a final round of the panel game about politics and politicians, with team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. This week's guests are Lord Parkinson and Matthew Parris.
Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer Producer Steve Doherty (R)


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Written By: David Spicer
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Things get out of hand at the flat. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts programme and searches for the cultural gems hidden around the British seaside. Producer Claire Holland


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Claire Holland

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. 7: A Prison Full of Whispers. Fanny has an alarming encounter with the King, whose condition has worsened.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Men in Crisis

Concluding his three-part series, Professor
Anthony Clare takes a personal look at why men are losing out. This week he argues that men take their public image too seriously and that this damages theirfamily life, their health and their self-esteem.
Producer Emma Selby. Repeated Sunday 5pm Polly Toynbee: page 16


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Emma Selby.

: In Touch

Peter White with news forvisually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Climate Story: 2

Paul Simons presents a four-part series on the role played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history.

From the disappearing Norsemen of Greenland to the outbreak of the French Revolution - a look at the Little Ice Age.
E-Mail: [email address removed] (R)


Presenter: Paul Simons
Producer: Sue Broom

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. 2: Ray Mallon Repeated from 9am


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ray Mallon

: The World Tonight

With Andrew Whitehead.

: Book at Bedtime: Home

of the Gentry
By Ivan Turgenev. 2: Lavretsky's story begins. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Married

Written by Tony Bagley. 1: Churlish. Confirmed batchelor Robin Lightfoot has woken to find himself married in a parallel universe in which the Lib Dems are in power, the Dimbleby brothers are sports commentators and alcohol is a class-A drug. Produced by Claire Jones (R)


Written By: Tony Bagley.
Unknown: Robin Lightfoot
Produced By: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Dame Jane Hyde: Stephanie Cole
Murdo: Lewis MacLeod
Dirk: Stephen Frost

: In Conversation with....

In a nine-part series BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 2: Tim Brooke Taylor and Graeme Garden Producer Jo Clegg (R)


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: West with the Night

By Beryl Markham. 2: Praise God forthe Blood of the Bull. Hunting barefoot with the Nandi Murani in the Rongai Valley. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Beryl Markham.
Unknown: Nandi Murani

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