• 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 Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. OurConfidence Is in the Lord. Psalm 23. There Is a Balm in Gilead (Spiritual, arr Swinford). Blessed Assurance (Palmer Knapp). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Jan Morris reads from her new collection of essays. 3: Wells. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jan Morris

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Aurora Leigh
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Inventors Imperfect

4:Sophie Germain. In the last of the series, Adam Hart-Davis explores the life of an 18th-century French woman who, inspired by Archimedes to study mathematics, pretended to be a man in order to pursue her greatest passion - finding a proof for Fermat's last theorem.


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: The Rotters' Club

By Jonathan Coe , adapted by Simon Littlefield.
Continuing the four-part tale of musical, political and sexual passion in 1970s Birmingham. 3: Bring Me Sunshine
Music by Louis Philippe performed by Louis Philippe and Jonathan Coe Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: Simon Littlefield.
Music By: Louis Philippe
Unknown: Louis Philippe
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Ben: James Bradshaw
Sam: Frank Skinner
Paul: Sam Bradley
Barbara: Haydn Gwynne
Doug Adam: Paul Harvey
Bill: David Tennant
Claire: Emily Corde
Cicely: Stacey Roca
Irene: Olivia Colman
Culpepper/Arthur: Alexander Perkln
Steve: Christopher Simpson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

Gyles Brandreth chairs the panel show that celebrates gossip p and scandal. Team captains
Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy are joined by Jennie Bond and Geoffrey Durham. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Jennie Bond
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Worcester Pilgrim

By Alex Jones. In 1987 the grave of a humble pilgrim was discovered in a part of Worcester Cathedral normally reserved for Bishops and Princes. How did such a man come to be buried there? The monks are preparing a banquet for a visitor, when they are rudely interrupted by an uninvited guest.
Music consultant Adrian Lucas Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Alex Jones.
Unknown: Adrian Lucas
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
William: David Hargreaves
The Prior: Robert Uster
Geoffrey: Kim Durham
BrotherThomas: Rob Swinton
Brother Dennis: Paul Clarkson
Brother Flint: John Flitcroft

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in West Wales. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

3: Extraordinary Little Cough. Read by lestyn Jones. A camping holiday is spoilt by the arrival of Brazell and Skully, "the worst boys in the school." Producer Alison Hindell For further details see Monday


Read By: Lestyn Jones.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Life of Cranes

3: The World at Their Feet: Meet the Big Boys
The tallest tower crane in the world, the K10,000, stands three times higher than the Statue of Liberty. Dylan Winter learns how cranes have grown to match our own grandiose architectural visions, from the London Eye to China's Three Gorges Dam. For details see Monday (R)

: Thinking Allowed

In the light of the growing numbers of Muslims in western Europe, Laurie Taylor considers the inadequacies of the continent's accommodations between church and state. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud continues his series on the current state of mental health for black people in the UK. This week Paul Grey reflects on the important role thatwork played in his own rehabilitation. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Paul Grey

: PM

With Razia Iqbal and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Razia Iqbal
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

By Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. This week Giles Wemmbley Hogg , traveller, backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity and upper middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton , goes off to ... India.
Producer David Tyler
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of thisspoof documentary are available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bocshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Unknown: Budleigh Salterton
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Asha: Nina Wadia
Yogi Ramacharaka: Nadim Sawaiha
Thomas: Matt Rippy
David: David Mitchell
Tenzin: Saraj Chaudhry

: The Archers

Greg learns to watch his back.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock introduces the arts show and reports on The Mother, a new film with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi about a recently bereaved 65-year-old woman who embarks on an affairwith a man half her age. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Aurora Leigh

3: Aurora meets Romney's fiancee.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Aurora: Helen McCrory
Marian: Jalml Barbakoff
Romney: Jamie Glover
Lady Waldemar: Jane Slavin
Lord Howe: Nickolas Grace

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which
Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Hoggart's Week

The political sketch writer of The Guardian,
Simon Hoggart , takes a sideways look at the week's events in the Westminster village, and if he's lucky, a little beyond. Producer Rachel Wright Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Rachel Wright

: Frontiers

Giant Creatures of the Sea. This year a true sea monsterwas caught in Antarctica - the Colossal Squid. Peter Evans investigates how such huge animals are able to support their large size, and wonders what else might be lurking in the depths Of the ocean. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers.
3: Davies finally comes clean and the real reason foi his invitation becomes clear. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: Radio 9

The peculiar comedy series that is the notional and irrational home of the terminally strange. Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents a digest of today's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together: Age 7-11 3.15 Time and Tune: Age 7-9
3.35 Words Alive: Age 7-9 3.50 Listen and Write: Age 9-11
4.10 Megamaths: Age 7-9 4.25 First Steps in Drama: Age 7-9
4.45 World Writing: Age 7-11

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