• 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 Lesley Caroll.


Unknown: Lesley Caroll.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is observer and chronicler of rural life, Ronald Blythe , perhaps best known for his "oral histories" Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village and The View in Winter. Presented by Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Ronald Blythe

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week: William's Crowded Hours

Martin Jarvis performs the last of five Richmal Crompton stories. William and the Badminton Racket William's village is taken over by a craze for badminton. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Part 5.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Enfield Pedals After Byron

Edward Enfield cycles along Lord Byron's 1809 route through Greece, learning about the history of the region on the way.
Through True Greece to Freedom
He unravels the complex relationship between Byron and the Greek War of Independence. Producer Mary Price (R)


Unknown: Edward Enfield

: Audio Diaries

Kay Stonham 's comedy concludes the series of spoof audio diaries in which an ordinary person recounts a momentous event in their life. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Kay Stonham
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. EditorKevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A World In Your Ear

A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week she eavesdrops on radio in the workplace, in hospitals, student radio from
Adelaide to Limerick and discovers what motivates the sales staff in South African supermarkets. Producer Lucy Ash. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Lucy Ash.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Baldi - Early Retirement

This concluding segment of the drama featuring the amateur sleuth Franciscan monk is written by Mark Holloway. Early Retirement. The murder of a senior officer in the Dublin police force causes Tina to reassess her relationship with a beloved father figure.
Director Lawrence Jackson


Writer: Mark Holloway
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Paolo: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Supt Rynne: Owen Roe
Father Troy: TP McKenna
Patsy: Stella McCusker
Bella: Marcella Riordan
Milo: Pat Laffan
Hugh: Des Nealon
Jack: Kieran Hurley
Johnner: Frank O'Sullivan
Maureen: Alice Barry

: Ramblings

A series exploring the countryside in ourtowns. Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Holyrood Park is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, but unlike most city parks it is dominated by an extinct volcano. Local writer and keen walker Roger Smith takes Clare Balding on a route through the park that offers a taste of Scottish landscapes as they climb to the top of Arthur's Seat and walk around the Lochs of Dunsapie and Duddingston.
Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Roger Smith
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Love's Coming of Age

In Daphne Glazer 's short story, when a clairvoyant tells widowed Irene Watkins that she is goingto meet a dark stranger, she decides to become a blonde bombshell and make the most of what life has left to offer. Reader Jean Alexander. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Daphne Glazer
Unknown: Irene Watkins
Reader: Jean Alexander.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Under the Zoo

Hippo Number One. The first great star of London Zoo saw his mother killed and found himself harpooned amid the Nile. When Obaysch the hippopotamus finally arrived in London he captured the public's imagination. Final part. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Charles Webb, author of The Graduate, talks to Charlie Lee-Potter about New Cardiff, his first book in 25 years.
(Repeated from Sunday 4pm)


Unknown: Charles Webb
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Message

Lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Claire English and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

The hit impressionist programme stars Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens.
Producer Mario Stytianides. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
READER OFFER: The double audio cassette of Dead Ringers is available for only £7. 99 (normally £9.99) plus 99p P&P. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to D[address removed] or call the hotline on [number removed].


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Mario Stytianides.

: The Archers

Brian has to make a confession.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitbum. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum.
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
: Debbie Tamslngrelg
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Caroline: Sara Coward
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Lilian: Sunny Onnonde
Bishop: Peter Howell

: Front Row

Presented by John Wilson. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The Right of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's novel is set in a postwar North
Yorkshire seaside town in 1946.5: Love in a bunk bed and a Lakeland retreat.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at the Free Church in London by panellists including sketch writer for The Times Matthew Parris and Liberal Democrat Peer
Baroness Williams.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: The Missing Wife

A psychological thriller by Peter Whalley , set in the suburbs of Manchester. When Mark's wife goes missing he thinks she will return. Just why has Denise Telfer disappeared from her own house one summer's evening? Can she really have walked out on her married life, leaving Mark devastated and forlorn, or might there be some other, more sinister explanation?
Director Pauline Harris (R)


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Unknown: Denise Telfer
Director: Pauline Harris
Mark: Alistair Gllbralth
Paul: David Schofield
Alison: Kathryn Hunt
Kate: Alison Darting
Ray: Bill Rodgers

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/woridtonight


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Miss Garnet's Angel

Salley Vickers 's novel is read by Eileen Atkins. Venice finally yields up its secret to Julia. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Salley Vickers
Read By: Eileen Atkins.

: Sporting Philanthropists

Producer Ian Bent

: News

: Book of the Week: William's Crowded Hours

William and the Badminton Racket. Final part. Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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