• 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

: Bells on Sunday

From St Helen's Parish Church, in Lymm, Cheshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Diaries and Journals. Mark Tully considers the appeal, value - and dangers! - of keeping a diary, and the particular benefits of spiritual "journalling". Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The programme that gets to the heart of country life. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Rosemary Dawson Email: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jeremy Vine appeals on behalf of the charity HopeHIV which gives children orphaned by Aids in sub-Saharan Africa the foundations on which to build theirfuture.
DONATIONS: HopeHIV, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Ruth Scott is joined in Manchester by the inspiring 140-voice sound of the National Youth
Training Choir of Great Britain for a service of music, poetry and prayer, celebrating the theme "past and present in harmony". The organist is Peter Gunstone and the director of music is Deborah Catterall. Producer Julia Powell Email: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ruth Scott
Unknown: Peter Gunstone
Unknown: Deborah Catterall.
Producer: Julia Powell

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptdfromFri

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the politician
Robin Cook. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer LisaJenkinson Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Robin Cook.

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with Frances Fyfieid , Donna McPhail , Alan Plater and Terry Waite. The reader is Tim Gudgin. Producer Carol Smith Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Frances Fyfieid
Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Terry Waite.
Unknown: Tim Gudgin.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Food Programme: Toffee

From Welsh Taffy to Irish Yellowman, Yorkshire treacles to Chinese toffee apples, Sheila Dillon examines how this simple mix of butter and sugar has earned a place in world cuisine.

Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Sunday Best: A Sense of Place

On IlkleyMoorBahfAt. What spell does this famous West Yorkshire song hold over authors Blake Morrison and Arnold Kellett , the participants in the Ilkley Moor fell race, a couple who courted there over 65 years ago, a man looking for aliens, and a Sikh family who regularly Visit the moor? Producer Ruth Hickman


Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Arnold Kellett
Producer: Ruth Hickman

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of the Lord Chancellor in the distinguished setting of the House of Lords with questions posed by peers and MPs - members of the All Party Gardening Club. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wed at 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Soundhunter

Isabel Clouter continues her epic quest around the globe in search of disappearing sounds. This week she's in Russia hearing about painted sound experiments and why some of the earliest musical inventors were forced to be criminals. Producer Sarah Taylor


Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Idiot

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised in four parts by Melissa Murray.
2: Prince Myshkin arrives at Nastasya's birthday party full of anticipation and yet fearful that the excitement will provoke an epileptic fit.
Director Cherry Cookson Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Writer: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatist: Melissa Murray
Director: Cherry Cookson
Prince Myshkin: Paul Rhys
Rogozhin: Roger Allam
Ganya: Alex Jennings
Nastasya: Lia Williams
GenYepanchin: David Swift
Gen Ivolgin: Stephen Moore
Lebedev: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Yepanchin: Paula Jacobs
Aglaya: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kolya: Carl Prekopp
Alexander: Jemma Churchill
Concierge: Martin Hyder

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a younger than usual audience meet bestselling children's author Jacqueline Wilson to discuss her award-winning book The Illustrated Mum. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Jacqueline Wilson
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents listeners' requests, including poems by Danny Abse and Paul Durcan. Plus a report on a major exhibition at the Imperial
War Museum featuring the life and work of the First
World War poets. Producer PaulDodgson Rptd on Sat at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Danny Abse
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Producer: Pauldodgson Rptd

: Church Going

In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. Jeremy Vine concludes his assessment of the state of the Church of England by focusing on the bottom end of the establishment: the churches and congregations. Is the tension over human sexuality and women bishops likely to tear it apart? Producer Amanda Hancox Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Colloquies

Three talks by Thomas Lynch. 3: Full Circle at Loop
Head. Over 100 years ago Thomas Lynch left Ireland for America. Now his descendant, the Michigan undertaker and poet of the same name, returns to West Clare for a family funeral, and a new chapter begins in the life of the ancestral cottage in Moveen. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch.
Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: Pick of the Week

Mark Tully presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Jennifer's website is under scrutiny. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 40


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood spends a day with some sea cadets. Plus a look at what Children in Need has in store and episode one of The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, read by Jessica Wilcocks.
Producer Jane Chambers
Email: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: Jessica Wilcocks

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, and Tiananmen
Square. Written byChristopherLee. Producer Pete Atkin BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb boxed sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Producer: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Roger Bolton rifles through BBC Radio's mailbag. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT, Phone:
[number removed], Fax: [number removed], or Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday 1.30pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Radio Roots

Russell Davies look back at the early careers of some of this country's most popular performers before theywere famous. 1: DeryckGuyler Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Richard Edis

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

United but Falling Apart? Europe wants Washington to use the United Nations to advance its aims. But the EU looks too divided on Iraq, Israel and the International Criminal Court to carry weight with determined Americans. Quentin Peel asks whether the perception of Europe's splits matches the reality, and how the EU can keep itself together and the US On board. Producer Simon Coates Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Quentin Peel
Producer: Simon Coates

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsleytakes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 Hoggart's Week. Simon Hoggart presents a behind-the-scenes review of the week's political events.
Editor John Evans Hoggart Week. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated on Wednesday


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsleytakes
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans Hoggart
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Learning Curve

With LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan invites foreign correspondents to remember the music that provided the soundtracks to the events they reported to the world. 6:
Bridget Kendall recalls her life in Moscow. Producer Simon Eimes


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Simon Eimes

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