• 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 the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. When Mary
Brought Her Treasure (Ave Maria Mare). Luke 2, vv25-33. Nunc Dimittis (Stanford). Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

3/5. It's a Woman's World. Women's lives in Rio, from
18th-century etiquette to strolling the beach at Ipanema. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour ,

Presented by Jenni Murray. This morning's phone-in asks for listeners' views on women's attitudes to food, dieting and body image.
Phone [number removed] or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Tristram Shandy
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Digitising Dunhuang

1/2. In a cliff near Dunhuang on the Silk Road in north-west China, there are hundreds of caves cut and painted by Buddhist believers over a millennium. Early last century, thousands of scrolls, pictures and artefacts were taken from this great gallery in the desert and dispersed to museums and collections all over the world. Now they are being reunited on the internet. Isabel Hilton visits the caves, Beijing and the British Library and tells a story of international co-operation and digital technology that is leading to the creation of a virtual Dunhuang. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: No Commitments

3/6. A LifeMoreOrdinary. As Roger's retirement approaches Victoria tries to broaden her husband s cultural interests. But it's an uphill struggle. Written by Simon Brett and starring Bill Nighy.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nlghy
Derek: Rowland Davies

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

2/6. The Stroud Valleys. Aztecs and Mohicans are among those making an appearance when Brett Westwood unravels the connections between landscape and local history on the edge of the Cotswold hills. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Legacy

Rahana's wedding exposes family tensions that have previously remained hidden. Its aftermath wrecks their fragile equilibrium. By Samina Baig.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Samina Baig.
Director: Mary Peate
Rafiq: Shiv Grewal
Afroz: Sakuntala Ramanee
Raheela: Stephanie Street
Rahana: Harvey Vlrdi

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales, Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at:
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Whoever You Choose to Love

3/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 2/2. Carla begins to despair as things go from bad to worse - her sister Shona moves in with Brian and starts to do his cleaning. By Colette Paul , read by Isabelle JOSS. For details see Monday


Unknown: Colette Paul
Read By: Isabelle Joss.

: Five Figure Exercises

3/5. Pilates. As a weak youngster, Joseph Pilates developed an interest in body conditioning that stayed with him all his life. He later lent his name to the techniques that are now used by people all over the world.
For more details see Monday


Unknown: Joseph Pilates

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

8/10. Joint Replacements. Hip replacements were first developed in the 1960s and changed the lives of those with hip arthritis. Dr Mark Porter examines the newest techniques in joint replacement, what to expect after an operation and which joints could be replaced in the future. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Everything

2/6. Take a wander round the Museum of Everything - an infinite gallery of strange exhibits and stranger characters. Learn about the execution of Mary Queen of Scots and enjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham Medieval Disco Experience. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music Dominic Hasiam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music: Dominic Hasiam
Music: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: The Archers

Jack remembers an old friend.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets crime writer Peter Lovesey , whose new book is a tale of murder within a group Of would-be authors. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Tristram Shandy

3/10. Still intent on recounting the story of his birth,
Tristram introduces us to the odious Dr Slop. By Laurence Sterne. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Moral Maze

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Bruce Anderson cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the weeks' news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Producer: David Coomes

: The Brandreth Rules for Ministers

2/2. You've had the call from Number 10. At last, you're a minister. But what now? Gyles Brandreth , himself an ex-minister, reports on the triumphs and disasters of ministerial life and explains the rules for moving onward and upward - and how, when it all comes to an end (as it inevitably will), to make as dignified an exit as possible. Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: Gut Reactions

3/3. In the name of science, Geoff Watts has his stool sample analysed to find out how many bacteria live inside his guts. Peter Boriello of the Health Protection Agency tells that there are, in fact, more bacteria inside the gut than people who have ever walked the planet. Some are good, some are bad and most are downright ugly. Trendy new probiotic supplements promise to boost our beneficial bacteria, but can a culture a day really keep the doctor away? Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Peter Boriello
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

3/10. It's Christmas, and Kambili and her brother are about to visit their grandfather and aunt. For further details see Monday

: Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

3/4. Ireland. Country singer and global activist Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green , searches for her forebears in Ireland. "Four Bears? Gosh language is so complicated. Sometimes I think we should have invented our own instead of using an old one."
Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins : Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green
Pianist: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Producer: Claire Grove

: Crème de la Crime

3/4. Mutiny, murder and a possible parking fine all add up to a feast of crime in tonight's tale, in which
David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East - if he can bear to have the inoculations. With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

3/5. By Ruy Castro. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence (4/10)

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