• 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 the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: In the Empire of Genghis Khan

Travel writer Stanley Stewart 's compelling account of his 1,000-mile journey across Mongolia on horseback, following in the wake of an obscure 13th-century monk's pilgrimage. Stewart crosses the desert and mountains of central Asia to the windswept grasslands of the steppes and the birthplace of Genhis Khan. Read by Bill Nighy and abridged in five parts by M ichelene Wandor. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Stanley Stewart
Unknown: Genhis Khan.
Read By: Bill Nighy
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church in Cardiff, led by the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams. With the Welsh Chamber Singers. Amos 7, w7-17. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson . Director of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson
Music: Avril Harding.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards uncoversthe hidden histories of towns. Exeter. He discovers the truth about how this Roman town was re-used by the early church, why the port was never used to transport slaves, and how one powerful family managed to put a stranglehold on trade coming up the River Exe. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: One Pair of Hands

Monica Dickens 's witty and humorous novel is dramatised in five parts by Sam Boardman-Jacobs . 3: I'll Do My Best to Keep You Happy
Monica's quest for a reference as a cook brings her to the house of a temperamental couturier with an aggressive Pekingese, and she learns the secret of suede shoes.
Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Unknown: Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Producer: Marion Nancarrow
Monica: Jasmine Hyde
Isobel: Zoe Wattes
Martin: Malcolm Sinclair
Kenneth: Kenny Blyth
Ernest: Alex Trlnder
Ma: Frances Jeater

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the quizthat covers all types Of music. Heat four. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Shaft

Emma Clarke 's dark comedy is a study in need and social inadequacy. Shelley is a overseas wedding organiserwho easily arranges lavish nuptials in Goa for others, but cannot find a boyfriend, or even a friend for herself. Adrian is a loss assessor who likes to go wall climbing in his spare time, but who has problems relating to other people. When the pair are stranded in the office lift overnight, they are forced to share long-held secrets.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Emma Clarke
Director: Melanie Harris
Adrian: David Crellin
Shelley: Emma Clarke

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Fictional Familiars

Five new stories offering a fresh perspective on some existing literary characters.
1: Oliver's Story by Matthew Kneale , recent winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Oliver Twist and Jack Dawkins - alias the Artful Dodger- are reunited in middle age. Read by Michael Mackenzie. Producer David Jackson Young


Story By: Matthew Kneale
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Unknown: Jack Dawkins
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Out of the Fire

Lars Tharp explores the importance of clay in our development, from its earliest use as storage pots to its function as claddingforthe space shuttle. 1: The Greeks and Their Pots. DyfryWilliams, head of the Greek section at the British Museum, explains how Greek pots tell us much about the Greek way Of life. Producer Anne Bristow


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Anne Bristow

: The Food Programme

Extended rptfromyesterdayl2.3Opm

: Whatever Gets You Through

In an increasingly secular society we still need to get to grips with life's big questions about identity and purpose, love and money, work and growing old. Muriel Gray and guests investigate those who think they have the answers. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew with news and views of the fifth and final day's play in Galle.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Jenny Eclair , Tony Hawks, Graham Norton and Tim Rice. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Tim Rice.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Pat and Tony play the hosts. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the comeback of King John and looks at why Shakespeare's rarely performed play is enjoying two revivals. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Furys

James Hanley 's powerful saga follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Fury family in Liverpool. Dramatised in 15 parts by Kevin Fegan. 1: The dramatic return of the disgraced youngest son Peter.
Director Melanie Harris. Music performed by Matthew Compton and Julian Gregory. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley
Unknown: Kevin Fegan.
Director: Melanie Harris.
Unknown: Matthew Compton
Unknown: Julian Gregory.
Fanny: Brenda Fricker
Denny: Tony Rohr
Maureen: Annabelle Dowler
Brigid: Susan Twist
Peter: Vincent Patrick

: Training the Doctors

As patients we would like to be in partnership with the medical profession -the paternalism of the 20th century is disappearing. The medical school at Leicester University has risen to the challenge of providing a new approach to training doctors. In three programmes DrTrisha Macnair follows the next generation of doctors being taught to succeed in this new world. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Programme of the Week: page 115


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Story of a Bell

Alexander Frater concludes his questto return to the remote South Sea island where he was born, to find out how life has changed in the place his grandparents settled as missionaries 100 years ago. He completes his endeavour to bring a new bell to the restored cathedral bearing his name and he explores the mysteries of the island's Cannibalistic past. Producer Sara Jane Hall (R)


Unknown: Alexander Frater
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Wild Europe

Lionel Kellewayjourneys through six European countries to meet the wildlife and the people working to conserve European diversity.
The Beavers Are Back. With plans to reintroduce beavers to Scotland next year, Kelleway visits
Denmark to examine the impact of reintroducing these famous dam builders there.
Producer Grant Sonnex. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/bbc/wi ld_europe


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjourneys
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Dud Avocado

Elaine Dundy 's bestselling novel set in mid-fifties Paris is read in ten parts by Laurence Bouvard. 6: Sally Jay becomes a painters' model. Abridged and produced by Peter Everett


Unknown: Elaine Dundy
Unknown: Laurence Bouvard.
Unknown: Sally Jay
Produced By: Peter Everett

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The River King

Alice Hoffman 's gdppingtale of a mysterious death in a divided town, is read by Liza Ross and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. Part6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Alice Hoffman
Read By: Liza Ross
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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