• 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

: Bells on Sunday

From St Paul's Cathedral, London.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Doing It Yourself. Writer and broadcaster
Michelene Wandor explores the practical and spritual aspects of a DIY approach to life. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

7/7. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, introduced by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Introduced By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Children's author Jacqueline Wilson appeals on behalf of the Fostering Network.
Donations: Freepost Radio 4 Appeal - The Fostering Network Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Making Sense of Life. The Rev Peter Baker explores the existential search for meaning and significance, from Highfields Free Church, Cardiff. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Peter Baker
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: State Of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Andy McNab , the former SAS soldier-turned-author talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Andy McNab
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote.... Unquote

4/10. Alain de Botton, Robin Oakley ,
Philippa Gregory and Philip Hensher exchange quotations and anecdotes. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Chris Emmett. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Philip Hensher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon observes the practice of fasting, as Muslims go without food and drink for Ramadan. Producer Katy Hickman Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Katy Hickman

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - A HumanGuinea Pig

Now in her mid-70s, Zoe Polanska-Palmer is seriously ill with cancer and confined to her home in Dundee. But that hasn't stopped her search for an explanation and apology for her use as a human guinea pig by the Nazis in Auschwitz. Producer David Ross


Unknown: Zoe Polanska-Palmer
Producer: David Ross

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Stratton and District Garden Club, near Dorchester. John Cushnie explains how to propagate heathers, Anne sets up a trial to discover which varieties of garlic perform best and Pippa gives the definitive guide to feeding plants at this time of year. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question lime 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: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Shadows on the Landscape

2/5. The Beaver. The European beaver was driven to extinction in Britain in the 16th century. Dylan Winter travels to Scotland and Devon to meet those keen on the return of Europe's largest native rodent. But is it too late? Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: L'Assommoir

New series 1/3. By Emile Zola , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. A startling, moving and honest account of life in working-class Paris in the mid-19th century.
Gervaise dreams of starting her own laundry, but Coupeau has an accident and their savings are all spent. Will Gervaise's dream ever be realised?
Director Pauline Harris Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Emile Zola
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Director: Pauline Harris
Narrator: David Bradley
Gervaise: Claire Goose
Coupeau: John Thomson
Lantier: Mark Bazeley
Goujet: Paul Thomas Hickey
Mme Lorilleaux: Brigit Forsyth
M Lorilleaux: Russell Dixon
Virginie: Deborah McAndrew
Mme Bouche: Siobhan Flnneran
Bazouge: Seamus O'Neill
Mes-bottes: Seamus O'Neill
Mme Coupeau: Ann Rye
Mme Goujet: Janice McKenzie
Charles: Daniel Stansbury
Nana: Poppy Rush
Etienne: William Rush

: Open Book

Nikolai Tolstoy , whose new book sheds light on the early life of his stepfather, the historical novelist Patrick O'Brian , talks to Maev Kennedy. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Nikolai Tolstoy
Talks: Patrick O'Brian
Unknown: Maev Kennedy.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

4/6. A selection of poems around the theme of ageing, presented by Roger McGough. The readers are Sally Cookson , David Collins and Jamie Glover. Special guests include Dannie Abse , who reads a love poem - Condensation on a Window Pane -to his wife. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released, special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is now available on CD from retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Presented By: Roger McGough.
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Jamie Glover.
Unknown: Dannie Abse
Producer: Kate McAii

: File on 4

3/10. Major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad, with Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe.

: The Last Hitch-Hiker Rides Again

New series 1/3. Kevin Connolly hitch-hikes from
Miami to New York on a romantic search for a uniquely American landscape that, through film, television and fiction, has entered public consciousness despite the fact that it now barely exists. Connolly finds himself in unexpectedly dangerous and amusing situations. Producer Tony Grant Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: Pick of the Week

Edward Stourton presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Lilian frets that she's burnt her bridges. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 40

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme. Introduced from the Isle of Mull by Barney Harwood. Producer Johnny Leagas


Unknown: Barney Harwood.
Producer: Johnny Leagas

: Four Stories by Helen Dunmore

1/4. Mason's Mini-Break. Writer Dick Mason is on a weekend break in a small West Yorkshire village celebrating his recent literary success. Out walking in the rain he has an unexpected encounter with the ghost of another famous writer. He later discovers, to his utter humiliation, that he has landed himself a most unflattering characterisation in Jane Eyre.
Written by Philip Glenister and read by Helen Dunmore. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Dick Mason
Unknown: Jane Eyre.
Written By: Philip Glenister
Read By: Helen Dunmore.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: Feedback

5/11. Listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy, with Roger Boiton. Repeated from Friday
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Boiton.

: Double Trouble

4/5. Stuart Maconie showcases the double act of Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones , both of whom act, direct, write and produce. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money Box

Impartial advice and personal finance news, presented by Paul Lewis. Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

7/9. Dogfight. The two giants of plane-making,
Boeing and Airbus, are engaged in their fiercest battle ever. Each accuses the other of receiving unfair levels of Government aid. At the same time, the two are sharply divided over the future of aviation itself, with diametrically opposed plans. Peter Day asks who's right. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Margin of Error
Peter Snow examines the world of political
I opinion polling.
Editor Terry Dignan Margin of Error repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Peter Snow
Editor: Terry Dignan Margin

: The Learning Curve

4/10. The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Voyeurs and Visionaries

4/4. Francine Stock concludes her look at the relationship between cinema and so-called real life with an exploration of film's impact on memory and and voyeurism. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

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