• 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 Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories of rural life. Producer Adrian Holloway. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes anotherwry look at some of the foibles offamily life.
Producer Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Shortened llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the programme featuring travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Music and the Manifesto

Patrick Hannan examines how the voters of 200 years ago, who tapped their feet to such tunes as Rattling, Roaring Willyand Money Is Your Friend, would have marvelled to find that the 1997 general election was fought on all the same issues. With music specially recorded by the Windsor Box and FirCompany. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
Editor Sam Woodhouse


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Sam Woodhouse

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news forthose trying to make the most of their money.
Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Rebecca Front, Andy Hamilton and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Bulkington Village Centre in Bulkington, Warwickshire, by panellists including Sir Peter Parker. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Peter Parker.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: The Saturday Play: Below Suspicion

By John Dickson Carr. dramatised by Peter Ling. The stifling respectability of a South London suburban the 1930s is shockingly disturbed by a series of ruthless poisonings. It takes Dr Fell to uncover a sinister milieu involving the criminal underworld and the cult of black magic.


Author: John Dickson Carr
Dramatised By: Peter Ling
Producer: Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell: Donald Sinden
Chief Superintendent Hadley: John Hartley
Patrick Butler KC: James Fleet
Joyce Wallis: Connie Walker
Lucia Renshaw: Becky Hindley

: The Lord Lieutenants

Richard Stilgoe continues his exploration of the role of our Lord Lieutenants. This week he is in Llanelli with Sir David Mansel Lewis , who, as Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, is responsible for appointing local magistrates. Just how much authority does Sir David have? And how does he feel about current plans to strip him ofthese powers?
Producer Dixi Stewart


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Sir David Mansel Lewis
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC Radio Collection: a variety of Woman's Hourshort stories are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
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.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

As George W Bush is sworn in as US President, Tom Sutcliffe examines actor Martin Sheen 's fictional portrayal of life in the White House on Channel 4, and reviews The Genius of Rome -
Caravaggio and His Contemporaries on show at London's Royal Academy. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: George W Bush
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Martin Sheen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Fairy-Tale Economics

Cinderella. A tale of romance? A childhood fantasy? No. a parable of consumerism with Cinders herself as a lesson in brand management. The second of Bridget Rosewell 's reworkings of popular fairy tales forthe pantomime season. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell

: Queen Victoria

At the time of her death 100 years ago, Queen
Victoria was the central figure in an empire which dominated the world, yet for years she had been a recluse. As part of the Victorian Season, historian Amanda Foreman examines Victoria's complicated and tumultuous reign. Featuring extracts from interviews with people who knew or encountered her, and Victoria's own voice-traced through her letters and diaries, and even a recording of her on an early gramophone cylinder. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: December Bride

By Sam Hanna Bell , dramatised in two parts by Carlo Gebler. Servant girl Sarah Gomartin comes to work on Andrew Echlin 's farm in the puritanical community of 19th-century rural Ulster. Sarah's relationship with Andrew's two sons, Frank and Hamilton, has dramatic consequences for both herself and the community. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sam Hanna Bell
Unknown: Carlo Gebler.
Unknown: Sarah Gomartin
Unknown: Andrew Echlin
Sarah: Monica Dolan
Frank: Gerard Crossan
Hamilton: Lalor Roddy
Andrew: Jj Murphy
Martha: Trudy Kelly
Fergus: Tim Loane
RevSorleyson: Gerard McSoriey
Mrs Sorleyson: Linda Wray
Mother Pentland: Barbara Adair
Petie: Gordon Fulton
Agnes: Roma Tomelty

: The Countryside Debates

Edward Stourton concludes his series of debates, this week focusing on the proposition that: "It is the newcomers to the countryside who are saving its traditional way of life."
Set amid the rural charm of Flatford Mill in Suffolk, country sports enthusiasts, philosophers of the countryside, ramblers, landowners and day trippers argue over their competing visions of rural life. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Changing Voice

Edward Seckerson looks into the high kicking, roller-skating, opera singing, rock and rolling, increasingly demanding world of performing in musical theatre. Featuring the diverse talents of Stephen Sondheim , Elaine Paige , Barbara Dickson and Roger Moore. Producer Tim Green (R)


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Roger Moore.
Producer: Tim Green

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents poetry requests on the theme of hospitals, including Crabbit Old Woman by Phyllis McCormack. Readers Sally Cookson. Barbara Flynn and Don Warrington. Repeated from Sunday
BBC Radio Collection: Poetry Please: Volumes 2and3 are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and I www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Phyllis McCormacK.
Readers: Sally Cookson.
Readers: Barbara Flynn

: News

: The Late Book: Writing on the Body

Five stories on the theme of the body.
2: Impermanence by Valerie Miner, read by Teresa Gallagher. It's the sixties, and Sophie's mother is giving her a long-awaited Tonette, "the gentle home permanent which makes a girl feel like a woman". The shared event marks a rite of passage Sophie was not expecting. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Sara Davies

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