• 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 Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

With Anna H il


Unknown: Anna H

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.32 LWonty Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Book of the Week: A Foreign Field

Ben Macintyre 's account of one of the great untold stories of the First World War is abridged in five parts by Neville Teller and read by Tom Goodman -Hill. 3: The British soldiers settle into the village, but things become complicated when one of the soldiers falls in love. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Ben MacIntyre
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Tom Goodman

: Daily Service

Led by Dr Lavinia Byrne. All People That on Earth Do Dwell/The Old Hundredth; Deuteronomy 30, wl5-20; Beati Quorum Via (Stanford); Take My Life and Let It Be/Nottingham. Director of music Louise Marsh


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.
Music: Louise Marsh

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 18. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: A Life to Live

A documentary following the work of a West Yorkshire police initiative aimed at helping Asian women escape situations of abuse and exploitation. The team can even assist those taken abroad against their will for arranged marriages.
Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Our Brave Boys

A four-part drama series by Christopher Lee exploring the tensions and the madnesses as the political world butts up against the military one.
Zelda Timpson is a high-flying civil servant whose latest Whitehall posting in the Ministry of Defence presents her with some unexpected problems.
She finds herself the boss of four serving military officers who would all really rather be elsewhere. 2: BangetyBang. As Zelda, the new assistant under secretary, gets her feet further under the desk in her corner of the Ministry of Defence, her "brave boys", the serving officers who draft the answers to ministerial questions, continue to surprise her.
Producer Rosalind Ayres. Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Zelda Timpson
Producer: Rosalind Ayres.
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Bill: Jonathan Hyde
Bryan: Christopher Neame
Grieves: Peter Capaldi
George: Martin Jarvis

: You and Yours

Consumer advice programme.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Say the Word

The fourth in a six-part panel game series revolving around the English language. Host Frank Delaney 's guests are Alan Coren , Miles Kington , Valerie Grove and Carol Boyd , with comic contributions from the Nimmo Twins. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Carol Boyd
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Smooth as Chocolate

By Susan Stern. Maria's story is about her passion for old buildings, how she fell in love towards the end of her life, and how she found her voice at last.
Director Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Susan Stern.
Director: Elizabeth Allard
Maria: Elizabeth Bell
Judith: Rachel Atkins
Kit: John Rowe
James: Philip Joseph
Pridentia: Yolanda Vazquez
Fidencio: Vladimir Vega
Mrs Walker: Carolun Pickles

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Hatch End Horticultural Society. The team also discusses the best design for the GTQ fruit cage. Shortened rpt of Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Rebecca

8: There must be an inquest. For details see Monday

: Sibling Voices

3: Hairdresser Nicky Clarke and his sister Dr Norma Clarke talk to Mary Kenny about their different professional lives and their close family ties. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hairdresser Nicky Clarke
Unknown: Dr Norma Clarke
Unknown: Mary Kenny

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores ideas that shape our society. Producer Marya Burgess. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: Life as an Infant

Intelligence comes in many forms. Children can be knowledgeable of nature, words, music or pictures and good with people, on a sports field, knowing how their body works and mathematics. But how many of these talents are taken into account when IQs are measured? Connie St Louis looks at how children develop their particular forms of intelligence and asks whether anything can be done to help them along. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk (R)


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Another chance to hear Douglas Adams 's 12-part comedy from 1978. Fit the Ninth: Our heroes have the chance to chew the fat with some old enemies and Arthur Dent has an unpleasant cupof tea.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R) So Long and Thanks for All the Rsh - a Tribute to Douglas Adams is tomorrow at 6.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary and Secondary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Douglas Adams
The book: Peter Jones
Arthur: Dent Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McG!vern
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Eddie: David Tate
Vogoncaptain: Bill Wallis
Nutrimat: Lueen Willoughby
Zaphod IV: Richard Goolden

: The Archers

Helen gets the Shropshire blues.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates Agatha Christie 's work as an archaeologist and its influence on herwriting, as revealed in a new exhibition at the British Museum.
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Mary Barton

18: Jem's defence has little chance of success without an alibi. For details see Monday. Rptd from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk is joined by Roger Scruton , Claire Fox , Stephen Rose and Ian Hargreaves to cross- examine a "witness" with a different but passionate view on one of the week's dilemmas. Producer David coombes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Stephen Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Man, Beast and Politics

Three talks on Darwin's influence on politics. 2: The Political Nature of Sex. Unravelling the genome convinces many that we're at the point of knowing human nature as never before. To explain how this will change politics, Kenan Malik explores the policies on sex, gender and the family that might fol low. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: Connect

Seeing Is Believing. At some point in our lives, we will all need to wear glasses or contact lenses, more often than not because of short-sightedness. In the first of a new series, Quentin Coopertakes a close look at how new science and technology are revealing the mysteries of this affliction and new ways of preventing and treating it.
Producer Angela Hind. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertakes
Producer: Angela Hind.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Nightmare Town

3: Events take another sinister turn.
For details see Monday

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

A four-part comedy series by Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters about an ambitious thirty-something temp. 2: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow. In spite of her best efforts, Cynthia still has a job in the worst office in the world, which is ironic as everybody else is being made redundant. Starring Llewella Gideon with Brian Bovell , Roger Griffiths , Mandy Knight and JO Martin. Producer Gareth Edwards. Music Clem Ishmael (R)


Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Lynn Peters
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Brian Bovell
Unknown: Roger Griffiths
Unknown: Mandy Knight
Unknown: Jo Martin.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.
Music: Clem Ishmael

: Tales from the Backbench

A four-part comedy series by Peter Tinniswood featuring Leslie Phillips as a useless veteran MP.
2: How Long, HowLong?Sir Plympton wonders why he allowed himself to be persuaded back into politics and laments the days when the House of Commons was fun and his chum swapped the Queen's Speech for one Of his own as a joke. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Director: Enyd Williams

: News

: Book of the Week: A Foreign Field

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