• 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

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England - the Third Test
Commentary continues. Fordetails see Saturday 10.15pm

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 (), 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Penny Faust.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: The Long View

6: Humanitarian Aid. Why do famines happen? In
1845 the Irish potato crop failed. Thousands of Irish died, thousands left, and although Ireland was then part of the British isles the government failed to stop the famine. Jonathan Freedland reports from Dublin. ProducerVirginiaCrompton Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Diary of a Taxman

Historian Helen Weinstein and presenter
Christopher Cook bring vividlyto life thediary of John Cannon -the extraordinary memoirof an ordinary 18th-century taxman. 1: Curious and Remarkaoie
Passages In the first of five episodes they track down
Cannon's birthplace in the picturesque Somerset village ofwest Lydford. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Helen Weinstein
Presenter: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Cannon
Producer: Jane Ray

: Daily Service .

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Alleluia, Alleluia,
Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise (Lux Eoi). John 20 W19-23. 0 Sons and Daughters arr
Walford Davies). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Just William Entertains

2: William and the Young Man. In which a paperchase game with the Outlaws finds William stumbling into an elegant tea party, where the reaction of one of the guests isn't at all what he might have expected with the result that he reassesses the whole of the rest Of his life. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Young Man.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Just Plain Gardening. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Parasite

Another chance to hear the first of two programmes in which Lionel Kelleway takes a closer look at our most intimate neighbours and discovers that they are far more than passive hitch-hikers. Producer Sarah Blunt E-MAIL nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler revisits the Manchester Playhouse
Built back-to-back with the Hulme Hippodrome , itself a famous northern variety venue, the Playhouse was host to some of the BBC's best-loved comedy and variety programmes from the forties to the seventies. Ken Dodd , Sandy Powell , Bill Waddington and Harry Worth are among those featured in this nostalgic trip through the BBC's archives. Producer ubby cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Hulme Hippodrome
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Bill Waddington
Unknown: Harry Worth

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ancient Voices: 2: Voices of the Divine

Michael Wood explores the role played by religious music during the Middle Ages. Drawing on the evidence of historians, performers and musicologists, he discusses how the foundations of today's musical languages were laid in France a millennium ago.


Presenter: Michael Wood
Producer: Lyndon Jones
Producer: Deborah Preston

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cuba Libre at the Cafe Espana

By Graham Mort.
Martin and Marie's children have recently left home, and they celebrate with a holiday in Catalonia, described by Martin in a series of poems, one for each day of their trip. On their return, at the end of an almost perfect summer, Martin takes his beloved motorbike for one last spin.


Writer: Graham Mort
Director: Sue Roberts
Martin: Glenn Cunningham
Marie: Lynda Bellingham

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team return to investigate more of your historical queries.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick Write

: Four Stories by Helen Dunmore

1: Mason's Mini Break. Booker Prize-winning author Dick Mason is on a celebratory weekend break in a West Yorkshire village. He has an unexpected encounter with the ghost of another famous writer and later discovers, to his humiliation, that he has landed himself an unflattering characterisation in Jane Eyre. Read by Philip Glenister. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Dick Mason
Unknown: Jane Eyre.
Read By: Philip Glenister.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: On the Trail of Swallows and Amazons

2: Swallowdale. Our intrepid investigators hike from Coniston Water up on to the fells in search of Arthur Ransome 's Secret valley. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arthur Ransome

: Nice Work

The essential guide to work. Philippa Lamb explores the cost of being a parent in today's working world. Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Philippa Lamb

: A Good Read

A new series of the paperback review programme. Rosie Boycott takes the chair with guests, actor
Jane Asher and gardener Monty Don. They discuss three books aboutfaraway places-the Outer Hebrides, the wilds of Spain and the Peruvian mountains. Producer Peter Everett Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Monty Don.
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.

: Acropolis Now

By Lynne Truss. 5: Sauce. The Spartan siege of Athens is now into its ninth month and food has all but run out at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant.
Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Brian King
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Xathippe: Imelda Staurrton
Plato: Tom George

: The Archers

Siobhan won'ttalk. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Just Plain Gardening

2: Violet Nips Trouble in the Bud. In which scholarship girl Violet Grimshaw wrestles with her bush. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: Blood Feuds

In 1999 Abdul Raja was shot dead as he opened his shop in South London. The gunman was avenging the murder of a relative in Pakistan - Raja was the victim of a blood feud. Navid Akhtar investigates the evidence that feuds that start in Asia are now spilling Over into Britain. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Abdul Raja
Unknown: Navid Akhtar
Producer: Emma Rippon

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Ian Macrae PHONE: [number removed] for more information E-MAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Campaigning for Health

In a new three-part series Jackie Hardgrave explores the business of health education, its triumphs and pitfalls, and its vital role in protecting the health of a community. 1: Sexual Health. An investigation into the different approaches to setting up campaigns to change people's sexual behaviour: a particular problem in a country like Britain, where people aren't very good at talking about sex.
Producer Helen Sharp E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The World My Wilderness

7: Barbary is caught shoplifting, with disastrous results. For details see Monday

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Dave Podmore continues his efforts to dig English cricket out of the brown stuff. Written by Chris Douglas , Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Dave Podmore
Written By: Chris Douglas
Written By: Nick Newman
Written By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Richard Wilson
Dave: Chris Douglas
Andy: Andrew Nickolds

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England -the Third Test
The final day's play. For details see Saturday 10.15pm

: The Left Bank of the Mind

Another chance to hear Mark Thomas 's three-part series looking at the work of subversive American comedians of the fifties. 1: Mort Sahl: Keep It True and Keep It Funny. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: News

: Book of the Week: Just William

Entertains Part 2. 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