• 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

: Balls on Sunday

From St Peter 's Church, Tiverton, Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

By Their Fruits. The ancient festival of Lughnasadh, or Lammas, marks the time of the corn harvest when pagans celebrate the mystery of nature. Mark Tully draws on this background and on New Testament teaching to ask how we distinguish between true and false spiritualities. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

6/7. Country life and the people who live it. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news and ethical news, with Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Richard Baker appeals on behalf of the British Council forthe Prevention of Blindness.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards. [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Keswick Convention. Exploring the sovereignty of God in an age of uncertainty. Led by the Rev
Keith White. Preacher: the Rt Rev Michael Baughen. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Keith White.
Unknown: Michael Baughen.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: State Of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Gloverwith a fresh slant on the news. Editor Richard Clark


Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston. Including at 12.35pm News and Call the Commentators, and at 3.30 At the Bookstall.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

The sociologist Professor AH Halsey is this week s castaway who talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

3/10. The venerable panel game comes from the Grand Theatre in Swansea. Repeated from Monday BBC RADIO COLLECTION : Many selections of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon celebrates the delights of aniseed and liquorice. Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James COX. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Document

2/5 The Bunker. Could the source of unusually high levels of plutonium and uranium found in a suburban house in Reading be a secret bunker buried under a housing estate next door? Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie are guests of Upton-by-Chester Horticultural Society. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Chaired by Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Question Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: On the Beach

1/5 A series in which people tell the stories of their favourite beaches and why they do like to be beside the seaside Writer and filmmaker Roger Deakin spends a day at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton, on the Essex coast. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Roger Deakin
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Classic Serial: Bartleby, the Scrivener

By Herman Melville, dramatised by Martyn Wade. The strange behaviour of a man employed as a copyist in a law firm begins when he announces that there are aspects of his work that he would "prefer not to" do.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Herman Melville
Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
The Lawyer: Ian Holm
Bartleby: Adrian Scarborough
Turkey: David Collings
Nippers: Jonathan Keeble
Huff: Philip Fox
Norton: John Rowe
Prison officer: Stephen Hogan

: Bookclub

Muriel Spark discusses her novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , concerning the individualistic teacher and leader of the girls whom she invites into her set- "the creme de ta creme". With James Naughtie. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm September Bookclub: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster Muriel Spark on the real Miss Jean Brodie : page 35


Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Paul Auster
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie

: Adventures in Poetry

4/5. Tam Lin. This ancient Scottish ballad has fairies, casual sex, shape-shifting, human sacrifice and a heroine with an attitude, not to mention its own website. Peggy Reynolds talks to folk singers, ballad experts and Ian McShane to discover why this dramatic tale has haunted imaginations since the Middle Ages. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Tam Lin.
Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Talks: Ian McShane
Producer: Peter Everett

: File on 4

The Bichard inquiry into the murder of Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman revealed grave blunders by Humberside police. But, as Julian O'Halloran reports, it also found huge deficiencies in the keeping of police records nationwide. Now the Home Office is in a race against time to plug the gaps that could allow other child-killers to strike. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Holly Wells
Unknown: Jessica Chapman
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Second Generation Sikhs

2/2. Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the compilation of the Sikh holy scriptures, these programmes feature young British Sikhs talking about the challenges to their faith and identity in 21st-century Britain. This week, the Singh Twins: artists Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh.
Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Rabindra Kaur Singh.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Pick of the Week

Emily Buchanan presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Emma hears some home truths. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 40

: Go 4 it

Barney Harwood hosts the children's magazine show from the Isles of Scilly. Plus, the seventh part of The Girl from the Sea by James Aldridge , read by Paul Ready. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: James Aldridge
Read By: Paul Ready.

: First Person Singular

4/5. Cocktails. Which came first? June says the chicken: Lucy, the egg. But all differences are put aside as the sisters approach their last journey together. By Valerie Miner, read by Bonnie Hurren. Producer Kate McAll


Read By: Bonnie Hurren.
Producer: Kate McAll

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Swing When You're Laughing

Humphrey Lyttelton explores the close relationship between jazz and comedy in the UK and America. With contributions from Spike Milligan , Marty Feldman and Woody Allen. Producers Stephen Garner and Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Woody Allen.
Producers: Stephen Garner
Producers: Paul Bajoria

: Face the Facts

2/6. John Waite reports on the world of overseas nurse recruitment. Shortened repeat from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/9. Who Owns Culture? Kenan Malik asks whetherthe clash between cultural identity and scientific rationality could spell the end for our museums and their role as custodians of the common inheritance of humanity. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The MPs Road Show
3/3. Dinah Lammiman shadows the science and technology committee at the start of its inquiry into human reproduction. Producer Dinah Lammiman
Producer Terry Dignan The MPs Road Show rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Producer: Dinah Lammiman
Producer: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

Christopher Cook and Tracy Chevalier join Sue McGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Tracy Chevalier
Unknown: Sue McGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: In the Glenn Miller Mood

Simon Townley talks to musicians past and present to find out why audiences everywhere are still getting in the Miller mood. Producer Tom Alban


Talks: Simon Townley
Producer: Tom Alban

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