• 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 Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.
Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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: A Thing in Disguise

By Kate Colquhoun , abridged by Doreen Estall. George Baker reads from the biography of Joseph Paxton , who was responsible for some of the most famous horticultural and architectural developments of the Victorian age, including the gardens at Chatsworth and the Crystal Palace of 1851. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kate Colquhoun
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Abridged By: George Baker
Unknown: Joseph Paxton
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Ram Gidoomal . There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Sussex). Zephaniah 3, wl4-20. Love
One Another (SS Wesley). Oh, the Love of My Lord
(White). With Lucy Rhodes , Radio 2 ChoirGirl of the Year. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Ram Gidoomal
Unknown: Lucy Rhodes
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Wuthering Heights
Part 6 of the Woman's 's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: New Country - New Life

The stories of six refugees from three continents who were forced to leave their homeland to seek a new life in a new land. 2: Exodus. Having already faced war unspeakable atrocities and famine in Somalia, Vietnam and Bosnia, they now face a humiliating and often precarious trip with shipwrecks, beatings, imprisonment, alienation and rejection How did they cope and why did they stay in their new home? Presented byJatinderVerma. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Time for Mrs Milliner

Lynne Truss 's comedy drama, starring Jane Asher.
3: Mrs Milliner has secured a contract to be the sole provider of boaters for the 1928 British Olympic team, but to her annoyance most of the straw workers have been imprisoned after a general strike. Susan is determined to watch this episode but is again interrupted by a rather forceful charity worker.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Jane Asher.
Unknown: Mrs Milliner
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Mrs: Milliner Janeasner
Susan: Caroline Harker
Gerald: Jonathan Coy
Wendy: Matilda Ziegler
Elsie: Beth Chalmers
Joe: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

Over the next four days, Peter White investigates whether society is becoming more disability-friendly. Today he addresses the question of access on public transport. He asks why wheelchair-user
Ann Bates had to go 60 miles out of her way to attend a meeting, and why the Strategic Rail Authority can t guarantee to meet the legal requirement to make railway stations fully accessible by October of next year. With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Ann Bates
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz continues with contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fred Rimble

Written by John B Keane , dramatised by Kerry Lee Crabbe, and starring Ardal O'Hanlon. This play, about Jim Conlon 's fervent attempts to cure his hypochondriac mother, is being broadcast on what would have been the Irish author's 75th birthday to commemorate his death last year.
Director Gemma McMullan


Written By: John B Keane
Dramatised By: Kerry Lee
Unknown: Ardal O'Hanlon.
Unknown: Jim Conlon
Director: Gemma McMullan
Jim: Ardal O'Hanlon
Maggie: Doreen Keogh
Nice Nualla: Tina Kellegher
Doc: Frank Kelly
FrFogarty: Jim Norton
Matt: Pat Laffan
Paddy: Don Wycheriey

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions on personal finance. Producer Chris Court


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Chris Court

: Father Figures

The first of five new stories about fathers and adolescents. 1: Gentleman's Relish. By Patrick Gale , read by Robert Bathurst. Frank prepares himself for a difficult man-to-man conversation with his youngest son. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Patrick Gale
Read By: Robert Bathurst.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Pants on Fire

I In five programmes this week, Martin Plimmer discovers the truth about lies. 1: Little Liars. Are we born liars? Why do children lie so enthusiastically?
Can the brain reveal the secrets of our lying ways? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Martin Plimmer

: The Food Programme

Mountain Food. From Mount Everest to the fells of Cumbria, Sheila Dillon explores the terrain of mountain food. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea talks to 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.

: Just a Minute

From Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, with Nicholas Parsons and panellists Tony Hawks, Jenny Eclair , Ross Noble and Clement Freud.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this show is available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Good news for Joe. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets
Hollywood director Joel Schumacher , whose latest film tells the story of Veronica Guerin , the Irish journalist assassinated after she investigated organised crime in Dublin. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Director: Joel SchumacHer
Unknown: Veronica Guerin

: Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte , dramatised in 15 parts by Lucy Gough. 6: A Beast Prowls the Fold. Heathcliff, having returned afterthree years, catches the eye of Edgar's sister, Isabella. This, and his behaviour towards Catherine, brings him into conflict with Edgar.
Director/producer Peter Leslie Wild
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Radio 4 dramatisation of this classic novel is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Lucy Gough.
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Catherine: Cathryn Bradshaw
Heathcliff: Tom Goodman-Hill
Edgar: Jonathan Keeble
Isabella: Fritha Goodey
Nelly: Deborah McAndrew
Lockwood: Mark Carey
The house: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: Sleeping with the Enemy

The second in a series relating the stories of those who have risked their lives for love. Mississippi in the 1960s was a society at war. As civil rights workers poured into the state to fight segregation, white racists went on the attack in an explosion of violence. Interracial relationships - always taboo in the American South - became more dangerous than ever. Linda Pressly hears the stories of those who dared to love across the divide. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Tanya Datta

: Crossing Continents

Lucy Ash investigates the human cost of India's dowry system. She meets India's unlikely heroine, Nisha Sharma , who recently called off her wedding afterthe groom demanded an extra$25,000 in dowry payment. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Nisha Sharma

: Wild Europe

Protecting the Roof of Europe. 1: The Alpine region is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, attracting ten million visitors every year. In the first of a new series, Lionel Kelleway finds out about the threats to Alpine landscapes and wildlife and asks how we can protect the unique mountain fauna and flora yet at the same time allow this scale of tourism and leisure to continue. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Something Might Happen

Haydn Gwynne reads the first instalment of a ten-part serialisation of a gripping new novel by Julie Myerson. On a quiet evening in Suffolk, a woman is brutally murdered. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Novel By: Julie Myerson.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book

of the Week: A Thing in Disguise
Part 1. 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