• 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 Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Coiin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Coiin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Elizabeth and Mary-Cousins, Rivals, Queens

By Jane Dunn , abridged in five parts by Polly Coles. With Catherine McCormack and Stella Gonet. A study of the parallel lives of the two queens.
1: Two child queens and their contrasting early years. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Dunn
Unknown: Polly Coles.
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Stella Gonet.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Presented by the RevGillean Maclean. From the Parish Church of St Andrew and St
George. Edinburgh. With the St Andrew Camerata. Director of music Vincent Wallace.


Unknown: Revgillean MacLean.
Unknown: George. Edinburgh.
Music: Vincent Wallace.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Self-control
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Moving Pictures

To keep the nation's pictures safe from German bombs in 1939, the National Gallery evacuated its entire collection from Trafalgar Square to the Manod slate quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. Emrys Evans recalls seeing the lorries lumbering up the valley to their secret destination over 60 years ago, and current gallery staff wonder how they would react to the threat of war today. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Bunn and Co

By Mike Stott. Meet Barry Bunn of Bunn and Co, estate agents in a small Pennine town. Barry has returned from his annual holiday and, rather surprisingly, given his absence, business is booming. Or not so much a boom as a dull thud.
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Mike Stott.
Unknown: Barry Bunn
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Dirk Maggs
Tracey: Lyndsey Marshal
Barry: Keith Barren
Colette: Julia Deakin
Nigel: James Frost

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin grills another three contestants in the eclectic music quiz. From the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Life Trainer

By Sophie McCook. Kelly is staring down the barrel of her 30th birthday and life is making her panic. If only she could do it all again, she'd make the right choices, especially in love. When Kelly meets Faith, a personal life trainer, Faith offers her the opportunity to redo the bits she got wrong the first time around. Given the chance - would you?
Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Sophie McCook.
Director: Lu Kemp
Kelly: Julie Austin
Faith: Carol Ann Crawford
Mum: Janette Foggo
Chaz: Steve McNicoll
Sharly: Jenny Ryan
Bill: Nick Underwood

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer personal finance questions. Lines are open from
1.30pm. Phone [number removed]. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Opening Lines

The return of the series showcasing first time and emerging short-story writers, read by voices new to radio. 1: A Gesture of Support written and read by Dariush Alavi. Mr Singh believes that ignoring racial tensions and moving house everytime trouble arises are the best ways to protect his family. But, one evening, an event forces him to abandon his role as observer and take a stand. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Read By: Dariush Alavi.
Read By: Mr Singh
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: A Year in the Life of Ants

Peter France introduces a five-part journey into an alien empire as the lives of two colonies of wood ants are followed over the course of a year. Using specially designed microphones, listeners are immersed in the noisy world of the wood-ant nest and the sounds of the changing seasons in the surrounding forest.
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson Producer Sarah Blunt


Introduces: Peter France
Unknown: Chris Watson

: The Food Programme

Women's Institute. For Mothering Sunday,
Sheila Dillon examines the impact of the Women's Institute on British food, its culture and its politics. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

In the last in this series Ernie Rea talks with his guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Liz Leonard


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees is joined by Nick Higham , Julian Fellowes , Matthew Parris and Lynne Truss , who exchange favourite quotations. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from this show is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Nick Higham
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Memories from Mrs Antrobus.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Mrs Antrobus.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets writer David Grossman , whose latest novel focuses on the lives of Israeli street children. Producer Sally spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Grossman

: Self-control

A ten-part romantic drama by Mary Brunton , set in Perthshire and London. Dramatised by and starring Gerda Stevenson , In a world where polite society and sexual hypocrisy rub shoulders, can
Laura Montreville choose wisely between passion and virtue? 1: Colonel Hargrave's sexual advances are too much for Laura, so she places her suitor on a two-year probation.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Brunton
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson
Unknown: Laura Montreville
Narrator: Maureen Beattie
Laura: Gerda Stevenson
Montreville: Bernard Horsfall
Mrs Douglas: Phyllida Law
Hargrave: Andrew Wlncott
De Courcy: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lady Pelham: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Harriet: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Jeannie: Colette O'Neil
Warren: Thomas Arnold
Wilkins: David Tlmson
Robert: Stuart McGugan
Mary: Emma Woolllams

: Seven Days

The final programme of the series in which Jenny Cuffe follows the day-to-day lives of people and institutions affected by major events. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents: Turks and Caicos Islands

An updated version of Claire Bolderson's report last December on the misery to be found in one of the most exclusive Caribbean holiday spots.
Revised repeat


Reporter: Claire Bolderson
Producer: Lucy Ash

: The State of Africa

In the second of a three-part series examining the plight of Africa's wildlife in the context of the continent's human tragedy, Julian Pettifer looks at the sophisticated conservation tools that might rescue both Africa's wilderness and its people. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Balzac and the LittleChinese Seamstress

By Dai Sijie , abridged in eight episodes by Sarah LeFanu and read by David Yip. 1: At the height of Mao's Cultural Revolution in China, two students from the city are sent to a remote village on Phoenix Mountain for "re-education"by the peasants. They must work in the fields but first they have to explain the presence of a "bourgeois toy" - a violin - in their possession. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Dai Sijie
Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: David Yip.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

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.

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