• 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 Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Power and Glory

Hannah Gordon continues to read from Adam Nicolson 's book, abridged in five parts by Peter Everett about the people and politics behind the KingJames Bible. 3: Plots and Policy Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson
Unknown: Peter Everett

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate). Mark 15, w9-20.
Ah, Holy Jesus (HerzliebsterJesu). Salvator Mundi (Tallis). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour Presented byJenni Murray.

10.45 Queen Lucia Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Lovely Rotherham

Poet Ian McMillan sees this northern town through the fresh eyes of asylum seekers from many different parts of the world, who have found a temporary home there. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Artists: 4: Love's Banquet

By Gareth Edwards.
Continuing the drama series about a community of artists in Cornwall.
Tamsin is infuriated by Josef's lack of commitment and decides to make him jealous. But Dolores is blissfully secure in her relationship with Nisha - that is, until Tamsin hints at fishy goings-on.


Writer: Gareth Edwards
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Nisha: Mina Anwar
Gerard: Graham Crowden
Marcus: Dave Lamb
Dolores: Pauline McLynn
Josef: Ben Miller
Ewan: Giles New
Tamsin: Vicki Pepperdine

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

Samuel Johnson is "Author of the Week" as James Walton quizzes John Walsh , Sebastian Faulks , Sue Limb and Joanne Harris on all things literary. Beth Chalmers is the reader. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Committed to Paper

By Ellen Dryden.
Barbara doesn't want to leave London for a life in the middle of nowhere with her aunt and uncle. She finds her aunt glamorous, her uncle disagreeable and baby Robert adorable. Then the trouble begins.
Director Ellen Dryden


Writer/Director: Ellen Dryden
Vincent: Paul Ritter
Barbara: India Fisher

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions from gardeners in south London. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Wives

3: A Wife Again! By Francine Pascal. Alice believed that maturity, patience and trust were the special ingredients that made her second marriage successful - until she found evidence forcing her to take a closer look at "trust". Read by Lorelei King. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Francine Pascal.
Read By: Lorelei King.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Concrete Dreams

3: Venice - That Sinking Feeling. Just how do local residents cope with living in the middle of the world's most notorious damp spot when it comes to buying and selling their homes? Venice is now the most expensive place to buy in Italy and some local estate agents reckon that within ten years the stones of Venice will be worth theirweight in gold. David Aaronovitch finds out the tricks behind buying a piece of history. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor reports from the British Sociological Association's annual conference in York. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Bom Too Soon. Graham Easton asks whether premature babies catch up with children born at full term, what it's like for their parents and if early births Can be prevented. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

By Mervyn Stutter. 4: Up on the Roof. Dominic's cold-hearted decision to turn the vodka and veggie cafe into a rehab clinic leads to non-violent direct action from the unlikeliest of sources: the Waterloo Sunset Pensioner Commune Heavy Metal Ensemble.
Producer Mario Stylianides See also Friday 11.30am


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.
Producer: Mario Stylianides
Merv: Mervyn Stutter
Pam: Un Roughley
Dibden: John Challis
PC Dilkes: Chris Etteridge
Chantal: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Nev: Martin Freeman

: The Archers

Where there's a Will, there's a way. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents a selection of arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer ElianeGlaser


Unknown: John Wilson

: Queen Lucia

By EF Benson, adapted by Ned Sherrin.
3: Burglary. Lucia discovers that her Indian guru is not all she thought him to be.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Ned Sherrin.

: The Reith Lectures 2003: The Emerging Mind

In this year's series of lectures Professor VS Ramachandran examines what science is discovering about the human mind.
3: The Artful Brain. What baby seagulls have to teach us about Picasso. Presented by Sue Lawley from the Patrick Centre, Birmingham.
Editor Gwyneth Williams Producer Charles Sigler Repeated Saturday www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2003/


Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Power

Historian AJPTaylorwas fascinated bythe changing power of the prime minister. Recorded in the early 1960s for university lectures, here are some of his views. With Professor Peter Clarke , master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. 1: Sir Robert Walpole. Was he really the first ? How did he deal with having the King sitting in on cabinet meetings? And was it really that bad to buy off awkward ministers with large
Cash payments? ProducerMatt Thompson Repeated from Sun


Unknown: Professor Peter Clarke
Unknown: Sir Robert Walpole.

: Frontiers

n Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common degenerative mental illnesses, affecting approximately 500,000 people in the UK. In the first of a new series, Peter Evans talks to Professor Steven Rose about new research that might allow us to reclaim lost memories. Therapies that slow the rate of memory loss are al ready available. Might we reach a point when you could pop into the local chemist and buy what's been dubbed "Viagra forthe brain"? Producer John Watkins


Talks: Peter Evans
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brave New World

Part 3. For details see Monday

: Creme de la Crime

Mutiny, murder, and a possible parking fine all add up to a feast of crime in tonight's tale, in which David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East. That is, if he can bearto have the inoculations. Comedy drama starring Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Late

Bleak, funny, painful glimpses of the city after dark. A lonely heart phones up her gay best friend for help and a mothertries in vain to soothe a crying baby.
Featuring Paul Merton , Meera Syal , Richard Wilson , Liz Smithjilly Vosburgh , Julian Clary.
Producer Sarah Parkinson Music by Rex Brough and Robert Katz


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Liz Smithjilly Vosburgh
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Producer: Sarah Parkinson Music
Unknown: Rex Brough
Unknown: Robert Katz

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in theRight Order

2: Gerard Hoffnung. Rainer Hersch talks to Annetta Hoffnung , widow of the caricaturist, broadcaster, raconteur and tuba player, and listens to some of her collection of rare Hoffnung recordings, not broadcast in over 40 years. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung.
Talks: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Annetta Hoffnung

: News

: Book of the Week: Power and Glory

Part 3. 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