• 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 Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Start the Week

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by guests, including physicist Paul Davies , to discuss the latest ideas and issues. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Paul Davies
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius); Psalm 15; Teach Me the Way, 0 Lord (The Path Divine); Gaudent in Coelis (Dering). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Worst Journey in the World

At the age of 24, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott's last expedition to the Antarctic. His account ofthat extraordinary adventure is abridged in five parts by Chris Wallis and read by Robert Glenister. 1: The journey south. Producer Chris Wallis. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Producer: Chris Wallis.

: Woman's Hour

Germaine Greer joins Jenni Murray to discuss her new anthology of women's poetry. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 11. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: Random Edition

A six-part series in which Peter Snow looks at stories uncovered in a single copy of a newspaper from the past. 3: The Lady's Newspaper, 21
December 1861. How one of the first newspapers targeting women reported the death of Albert, the Prince Consort, on pages lined with black. It describes what Queen Victoria and her subjects wore for mourning. Other stories include 3-D photography, plans for London's huge 1862 international exhibition and how Britain almost went to warwith America. Plus the agony aunt's advice on cod and carrots. Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Dr Finlay: the Adventures of a Black Bag

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of stories by A J Cronin.
4: Wee Robertson. Finlay is caught in the middle when a husband escapes his henpecking wife by losing his memory.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay John: Gordon Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Robert: David McKail
Sarah: Phylis Logan
Landlady: Aline Mowat
Jackson: David Tennant
Ticket collector: Henry Ward

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fatal Loins

What would have happened in Romeo and Juliet if Romeo had learnt from Friar Laurence that Juliet wasn't dead and there was no reason for either of them to kill themselves? A great tragedy would have become a riotous comedy, which is just what happens in Perry Pontac's irreverent blank verse reworking of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
Director David Hunter

What if Romeo and Juliet had not died? Perry Pontac's comedy provides an answer- in iambic pentameters
Afternoon Play: Fatal Loins
2.15pm R4 Early in this play a disguised Friar Laurence finds Romeo and tells him it has been decided that Juliet must marry the County Paris. "What?" replies Romeo, "the whole county?" You will have guessed that this is a comic reworking of the Bard's great love story, and writer Perry Pontac, who is something of a Shakespeare specialist in one way or another, has produced a typically exuberant and often hilarious play. Pontac was inspired to write the play by wondering what would have happened if there had been no reason for either Romeo or Juliet to kill themselves. The result, surely, would have been a comedy. And so Pontac has written it. Sam West is Romeo, John Moffatt is Friar Laurence, Pam Ferris is the Nurse and the cast also includes Nancy Carroll, and Rachel Atkins as Juliet.


Unknown: Perry Pontac
Director: David Hunter
Romeo: Samuel West
Juliet: Rachel Atkins
Friar Laurence: John Moffatt
Nurse: Pam Ferris
Rosaline: Nancy Carroll
Paris: Ben Crowe
Chorus: Ray Lonnen

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Paul Lewis. Lines are open on [number removed] from 1.30pm. Producer Jessica Dunbar


Presented By: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Rebecca

Daphnedu Maurier 's novel about a young woman haunted by the presence of her husband's first wife -the charming and charismatic Rebecca - is abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion and read by Emma Fielding. Part 1. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Daphnedu Maurier
Unknown: Sally Marmion
Read By: Emma Fielding.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Beautiful Visions

The first of two programmes celebrating the centenary of the garden city movement looks at Bournville, the village built by George Cadbury around his chocolate factory outside Birmingham. Presented by Allan Beswick. Programme two is tomorrow at 3.45pm. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Unknown: George Cadbury
Presented By: Allan Beswick.
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler with international conversation.
Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

In a special edition of the anecdotal panel show recorded at this year's Edinburgh festival, Nigel Rees 's guests are Mary Brennan , Liz Lochhead , Magnus Linklater and Magnus Magnusson. The reader is William Franklyn.
ProducerCarol Smith. E MAIL quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Rptd Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote.... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Mary Brennan
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Magnus Linklater
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Archers

The bird is not enough. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the verdict on The Others, an eerie new film with a cast which includes
Nicole Kidman and Eric Sykes. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Eric Sykes.
Producer: Sally Spurring

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrayal of Manchester life is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.
11: Jem Wilson confronts Henry Carson and the mill workers present their demands to the employers.
Director Claire Grove. Producers Claire Grove and Tracey Neale. Repeated from 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Mary Barton is available on audio cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Unknown: Jem Wilson
Unknown: Henry Carson
Director: Claire Grove.
Producers: Claire Grove
Producers: Tracey Neale.
Unknown: Mary Barton
John: David Calder
Carson/Job: Roy Hudd
Mrs Wilson: Natasha Pyne
Jem: Ian Dunn
Margaret: Teresa Gallagher
Alice: Marlene Sidaway
Esther: Carolyn Pickles
Will: Simon Trinder
Henry: Justin Butcher
Mary: Emma Rydal
Workman: Phillip Joseph
Amy: Janice Acquah
Helen: Beth Chalmers
M rs Carson: Kate Rutter
Sally: Fiona Clarke
Margaret: Deborah Berlin
Policeman: Phillip Joseph

: It's My Story: One Man's Meat

John Chadwick of Standish, Lancashire, is a third-generation slaughterman and family butcher. He passionately disagrees with the new EC rules about the best way to slaughter cattle, but how far will he go to defend his principles? Dylan Winter describes what happened when a butchertook on the bureaucrats. Producer Peter Everett. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Chadwick
Producer: Peter Everett.

: Crossing Continents

A new ten-part series of the international current affairs series. At the Sydney Olympics, Australia was proud to display its multicultural heritage. Now, one year later, its refusal to allow hundreds of Afghan boat people into the country is presenting a rather different image. As the world faces a mounting refugee crisis, Rosie Goldsmith talks to the people who make immigration policy in Australia and to people who have sought asylum in Australia over the past 50 years - from Afghans on the run to refugees from seventies Vietnam and postwar Eastern
Europe. What lies behind the changes in Australian refugee policy? Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Rosie Goldsmith

: Nature

Shallow Seas. An ecological detective story revealing the historyof sea otters, sea-cows, and giant reefs of oysters in Britain's coastal seas.
Presented by Mark Carwardine. Producer Grant sonnex


Presented By: Mark Carwardine.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl with Green Eyes

Edna O'Brien 's sixties romance of a young woman's first love with an older married man is abridged in eight parts by Penny Leicester and read by Tina Kellegher. 6: Caithleen has escaped from herfather's house and returned to Eugene.
Unfortunately, her father and angry cousins have pursued her back to Dublin. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Read By: Tina Kellegher.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Worst Journey

in the World Repeated from 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.

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