• 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 the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: FarmingToday

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Sarah Bullock. Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Genesis 2, w4-9. The Lord at First Did Adam Make (traditional). God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Sarah Bullock.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

By Anthony Bourdain. 4: Scotland. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
Drama: Les Misérables. By VictorHugo. Part 19. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a revealing, colourful and often witty look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Dame Eileen Atkins introduces some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry reflecting a long career in the theatre. They include Virginia
Woolf, WB Yeats, Anthony Powell , and a story about Charles Dickens 's favourite cat. They are read for her by Juliet Stevenson and Tim Pigott-Smith . Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Introduces: Dame Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: 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

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ae Fond Kiss: the Love Letters of Robert Burns and Clarinda

Adapted for radio by Alison Joseph. A passionate and poignant yet doomed romance told in the intimate letters between well-to-do Edinburgh woman Agnes McLehose and poet Robert Burns.
Music performed by Ian McGregor and Saskia Tomans Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Agnes McLehose
Unknown: Robert Burns.
Unknown: Ian McGregor
Unknown: Saskia Tomans
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Robert Burns: Liam Brennan
Clarinda: Wendy Seager

: Taking Issue

Each week a columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject before listeners are given the opportunity to take issue by telephone. With David Jessel.
Producer Nick Utechin. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fiona Shaw appeals on behalf of a charity that works to protect and promote freedom of expression in all its forms.
Producer Laurence Grissell.
DONATIONS: Writers and Scholars Educational Trust. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Five Tales from the American Outback

4: The Soft-hearted Sioux. ByZitkala-Sa. Will his
Christian faith prevent a young man from saving his starving parents? Read by Kalani Queypo. Producer Martin Jenkins


Read By: Kalani Queypo.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Tall Ship to Antarctica

Another report from the audio log ofTodd Jarrell aboard the square-rigger Europa, sailing down the coast of Antarctica, now 65 degrees south. A close encounter with minke whales near Paradise
Harbour. The ship eases through Le Maire where spectacular spires of rock are topped with meringues of ice. At Vernadsky Base, Todd bravely faces danger - vodka distilled by Ukrainian scientists from the Antarctic ice, steeped with fiery red peppers to keep out the cold. Producer Julian May

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper and his expert guests discuss the latest developments in the worlds of science and technology.
Producer Andrew Luck Baker. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Andrew Luck Baker.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch returns with the radio quizthattests the wits and the ears of radio stars from across the dial. This week Brian Perkins and Jon Culshaw challenge Sandi Toksvig and Peter White. In the thirties Radio Times officially banned staff from fighting on its premises: true orfalse? ProducerViv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Peter White.

: The Archers

Joe and Mike surf the net. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the writer Michael Frayn whose plays include Noises Off and Copenhagen. Frayn is about to publish a new novel, Spies, about two boys living in wartime suburbia, whose games take a sinisterturn.
Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Producer: Martin Smith

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
19: The army is determined to put down the student uprising, and Marius and his friends pay dearly for their part in it.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo.
Dramatised By: Lin Coghlan.

: The Long Train to Lublin

As part of the Holocaust commemorations this week, Professor Mark Roseman uses rare personal and official documents to retrace the final journey of Ernst Krombach and his family, German Jews deported from Dusseldorf to Lublin in Poland in the spring of 1942. Their train left the station on time... and that punctual beginning of their journey to the concentration camp was indicative of a much longer bureaucratic journey for the Nazi regime as it organised the expulsion and execution of millions of its citizens. Along the route to Lublin, Roseman examines the chillingly precise machine that made a system out of slaughter.


Presenter: Professor Mark Roseman
Producer: Philip Sellars

: In Business

Ad Values. The advertising industry prizes itself on its creativity. But how creative is it when recession looms? Peter Day asks the ad men and women. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

6: Update. Alex Kirby presents a progress report on previous investigations. Producer Karen Gregor.


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug ofWine

Another in the series of narrative poems. 4: King Robert of Sicily. By HW Longfellow.
A medieval morality tale re-worked by Longfellow into a rousing story of pride brought low. Read by Stephen Thorne. Producer Sara Davies


Read By: Stephen Thorne.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Chillers No 1: Who Goes There?

By John W Campbell , adapted in four parts by Mike Walker. Six men are trapped by a vicious snow-storm in an Antarctic research station. As the weather closes in, they allow the strange creature they found in the snow to thaw out. What emerges is terrifying. Once it thaws, the alien comes to life, and it has the ability to mutate into the person it has just killed, making it impossible to detect. Will any of them survive? A story that will get right inside you.
Directed by Rachel Horan


Unknown: John W Campbell
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Directed By: Rachel Horan
MacReady: Liam Brennan
Prof Blair: Loan Meredith
Dr Norris: Cyril Nri
Cdr Gary: Christopher Godwin
Kinner: Harry Myers
Connant: Colin Adrian

: News

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

Written and read by Anthony Bourdain. 4. Scotland
It's not haggis, orgrouse, or salmon. It's something you find in a Glasgow chippie, and Carlos the chip-man is serving it Up. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Anthony Bourdain.

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