• 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 Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristi na Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament L W only


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Shortened repeat 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Summer of a Dormouse

John Mortimer reads from his latest volume of autobiography. 4: The Empty Plinth For details see Monday


Unknown: John Mortimer

: Daily Service

With the Rev Norman Winter. Forthe Beauty of the Earth (Dix); Luke 1, w26-38; If Ye Love Me
(Tallis); King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Norman Winter.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

On the anniversary of the publication of the Waterhouse report into sexual abuse in children's homes in north Wales, Jenni Murray investigates whether the publicity surrounding child abuse scandals has made the authorities too willing to believe false accusations.
Drama: Telling Liddyby Anne Fine. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Liddyby Anne Fine.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie takes an in-depth, colourful and often witty look behind the headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Married to the Music

I A new four-part series charting the lives and influence of less well-known wives of composers. Caroline Alice Roberts. Michael Kennedy and Wendy Hillary reflect on the life of the woman who forfeited her inheritance and all connection with herfamily in orderto become Mrs Edward Elgar in 1886. Roberts was nine years olderthan him and she supported him even to the extent of ruling the staves on blank paperfor his compositions. There are many who believe thatwithout her,
Eigar would never have written anything of merit. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Caroline Alice Roberts.
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Wendy Hillary
Unknown: Mrs Edward Elgar
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the landscape of Exmoor. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Buried by Glass

By Mike Walker.
When Jay, Mark and Sara meet for lunch at Jay's house in the country, they all have secrets. Somewhere beneath their spoken words the truth is lurking.
Director Jeremy Mortimer


Writer: Mike Walker
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Jay: Alun Armstrong
Mark: Robert Portal
Sara: Indira Varma

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
EditorChris Burns. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Unknown: Editorchris Burns.

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of a charity which represents people with a learning disability and a sensory impairment.
DONATIONS: CHANGE, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Histories

4: Resurrection by Bonnie Greer , read by Patricia Hodge. It is Easter, 1882, and the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti lies dying. But he must perform one last act of artistic sabotage in order to set his conscience at rest. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Unknown: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

: A Year in an English Vineyard

4: Summer Bottling. Andrew Jefford returns to Breaky Bottom to see how well the flowering of the vines has gone and to find out whether Peter Hall has managed to find the money to bottle last year's sparkling wine. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Unknown: Peter Hall

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones, without long words, small print or expensive fees.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: The Material World

Scientists working off the West African coast have discovered evidence of dramatic climate change - more than three million years ago. They believe there was a ten-degree drop in temperature, just at the moment when our earliest ancestors were emerging in subtropical Africa. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Jeremy Marlow who led the international team, who believes that the fall in temperature had a significant impact on human evolution. How different might we have been if the temperature had not dropped? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk


Unknown: Dr Jeremy Marlow
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Big Booth Too

Boothby Graffoe continues his series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs. This week he isjoined by Jim Sweeney and Neil Innes ,
Monty Python songwriter, founder of the Rutles, and the Bonzo Dog DOO Dah Band. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Janet has to take action. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Telling Liddy

Written and dramatised in ten parts by Anne Fine. Part 9. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anne Fine.

: The Jewish Journey: 1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain: The Secret Jews of Tudor England

Andrew Sachs presents a series examining England's extraordinary Jewish history.
The Secret Jews of Tudor England. Sachs visits the oldest synagogue in Britain, the 300-year-old Bevis Marks hidden away in the City of London, and discovers the story of the secret Jews who came to England from Spain in the 16th century. These Spanish Jews, pretending to be Christians, gradually appeared in London and Bristol and set up secret synagogues to worship. A Spanish Jew even rose to become one of Queen Elizabeth's personal physicians - but was then executed as a spy after plotting to poison her.


Presenter: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Nichola West
Editor: Martin Weitz

: In Business

Decoding Iceland. A company called deCODE plans to map the gene pool of Iceland by studying the medical and genealogical records of the entire population. Huge medical breakthroughs may result from the research, but many Icelandic doctors are deeply worried -will the sacred bond of trust between patient and doctor be broken? Peter Day reports from Reykjavik.
Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Leading Edge

I Geoff Watts presents the cutting-edge science programme. This week he looks at the biggest object ever placed in orbit - the Mir space station, and investigates what will happen when it falls to Earth later this month. When it does, its debris will rain down from the sky and scatter across an area the size of Siberia. The Russians are hoping to ensure that Mir's plunge will be a safe one, but the odds are against them - there is a chance of a fragment hitting a human being atjust over 100 to one. Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Pastoral Symphony

By Andre Gide , read by Robert Glenister. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andre Gide
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: TheWay It Is

A satirical look at the week's news and media events. After Lolly's shock resignation at the end of last series how will Richard Richard cope with her replacement? Starring Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Richard Richard
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: News

: The Late Book: The Deprat Affair

Roger Osborne 's account of a scientific scandal in the early 20th century, read by Jamie Glover. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Roger Osborne
Read By: Jamie Glover.

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