• 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 Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal). John 19, wl7-22. Let All the World
(Leighton). A Hymn for St Cecilia (Howells). With Ad Solem. Musical director Marcus Farnsworth.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Director: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Book of the Week: Tuning Up at Dawn

1/5. DeiaView. In this delightful memoir, musician and designer Tomas Graves , son of the poet Robert Graves , explores the parts and culture of Majorca that tourists don't reach. He was brought up on the holiday island and has lived there most of his adult life. Read by Philip Jackson. Producer Chris Wallis Rptd at 12.30am


Designer: Tomas Graves
Unknown: Robert Graves
Read By: Philip Jackson.
Producer: Chris Wallis Rptd

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Inside Iraq

Following British and American troops on patrol, Hugh Sykes goes back to the troubled cities of Basra and Baghdad. He meets some of the ordinary people attempting to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the war and years of misrule under Saddam Hussein. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Saddam Hussein.

: Ring around the Bath

4/6. Space Perception. Stella, fed up with her family, wants to put her house on the market and move to the country. But before she can approach the estate agents, she must make friends with her neighbours - not so easy after years of animosity and solicitors letters. Sitcom by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.
Producer/Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lucy Clare
Unknown: Ian Davidson.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Stella: Penny Downie
Patrick: Duncan Preston
Alison: Claudie Blakley
Rick: Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe: Catherine Shepnera
Egg: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Fitness instructor: Rosie Armstrong

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

2/13. Grimsby take on Portsmouth in another contest of general knowledge and tactical risk-taking between teams of quiz enthusiasts around Britain. Hosted by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Double Acts - Falling Up!

4/5. An unlikely and touching relationship forms between a former dancer, suffering from a rare, degenerative disorder, and the girl who is sentenced to community service in reparation for snatching her bag. As Becky comes to Anna's house every day to help with the cleaning, a friendship develops that is soon to be tested. By Helen East and Ruth Jones.
Producer/Director Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Ruth Jones.
Director: Katherine Beacon
Anna: Siobhan Finneran
Becky .: Rachel Brogan
Dorothy: Paula Tilbrook
John: Craig Cheetham

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm
Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Mind Games: 1/5: Situation 37

By Russell Hoban. A chance meeting on a train has murderous consequences. The first in a series of psychological thrillers and disturbing tales is read by Mark Strong.


Writer: Russell Hoban
Reader: Mark Strong
Producer: Emma Harding

: Fashion Music

1/5. A series examining five different musical styles, each with their own dress code and aehaviour, that enable people to relate to and engage with the world on their terms.
Ska. First up is Paul Williams , a Specials fan - did he get "too much too young"? Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Paul Williams
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Food Programme

The almond has been cultivated since prehistoric time and is still the most important nut in global commerce. Sheila Dillon cracks open the almond's history. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

8/13. Anne Mackenzie and guests explore a diverse range Of international issues. Producer Suchitra Girish


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Suchitra Girish

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

9/10. Philippa Gregory , Alain de Botton , Philip Henser and Robin Oakley exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes. From the British Library, London. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Chris Emmett. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from more than 21 years of Quote ... Unquote, selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are now available on audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Unknown: Philip Henser
Unknown: Robin Oakley
Unknown: London. Nigel
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Producer: Carol Smith
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

Ruth does some detective work.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts magazine programme and discusses the art of adapting novels for the cinema with Ian McEwan. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Love for Lydia

1/10. Winter has come to Evensford and, as the first snowflakes of 1931 settle, Richardson, a young reporter on the local paper, watches as Lydia Aspen , who has come to live with her two aunts, passes by in a Daimler. He is told to "go and get the story" by his editor. By HE Bates , dramatised by Vivienne Allen.
Director Tracey Neale Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lydia Aspen
Unknown: He Bates
Dramatised By: Vivienne Allen.
Director: Tracey Neale
Older Richardson: Tim Pigott-Smith
Richardson: Jordan Frieda
Lydia: Juliet Aubrey
Miss Bertie: Margaret Tyzack
Miss Juliana: Angela Thorne
Bretherton: Philip Fox
Rollo: Philip Fox
Tom: Jamie Bamber
Nancy: Clare Corbett
Alex: Crispin Bonham Carter
Blackie: Robert Purdy
Mrs Sanderson: Helen Breck

: Sleeping with the Enemy

2/3. Sexpionage. During the Cold War years, the KGB and the Stasi institutionalised the use of sex and seduction to achieve their aims. Linday Pressly hears the story of "Agent Scot", a British KGB agent employed during the 1970s as a "romeo" spy. She also meets a former secretary in the American embassy in Bonn who was duped into handing over hundreds of documents to her Stasi lover. Producer Linda Pressly


Producer: Linda Pressly

: Crossing Continents

6/8. In the wake of the Beslan school tragedy,
Tim Whewell travels to Russia's restive north Caucasus to find disturbing evidence that terrorism is spreading through the region. What are the links to radical Islam? And can Russia contain the threat? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Future Fish

1/2. With wild sea-fish stocks at an all-time low, it is now commercially viable to research and produce fish that were previously thought impossible to farm, like cod, haddock and halibut. Sue Broom reports on the revolution in fish farming, Producer Sue Broom

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

1/10. Just why does a wife, aged 64 and apparently content, suddenly plan to leave her highly successful author husband of more than
4U years? Liza Ross reads Meg Wolitzer 's acerbic and astonishing new novel. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Meg Wolitzer
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Songs of the Sky

Adam Fowler travels to Alaska to explore the mystery and beauty of the aurora borealis. With the help of natural radio recordists, scientific input, native Alaskan folklore, music and poetry, he investigates whether the lights really do make a sound.
Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Kate Bissell

: News

: Book of the Week: Tuning Up atDawn

1/5. By Tomas Graves. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Tomas Graves.

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro and read by John Moffatt (7/10)


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Read By: John Moffatt

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.

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