• 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 Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

The actor Patrick Stewart, famous for his television role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: the Next Generation, among many others, talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career, and about his choice of music to take to the mythical desert island. (Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am)


Castaway: Patrick Stewart
Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Act of Worship

Led by Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

5/5. Robert falls in love with punk. Robert Elms concludes reading the memoirs of his early life, ruled by an obsession with clothes and style. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robert Elms

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 20/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Music in Air Force Blue

At the outbreak of the Second World War at
RAF Uxbridge, a former boxer realised that tne best service the country's classical musicians could offer the war effort was to keep on playing in RAF uniform. Sarah Walker traces the story of Wing
Commander RP O'Donnell and the symphony orchestra he formed with many of the finest players of the day - among them the celebrated Griller Quartet, the flautist Gareth Morris and the horn player Dennis Brain. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Gareth Morris
Unknown: Dennis Brain.
Producer: Alan Hall

: King Street Junior Revisited

4/6. To the Barricades. "Is Miss Featherstone the right sort of Derson to have teaching children?" By Jim Eldr dge
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldr
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Eastwood: Brigit Forsyth
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
MrsSmithers: Helen Longworth
Mr Allen: Ben Crowe
Chair of governors: Hugh Dickson

: You and Yours , .

Consumer issues, introduced by John Waite ana Liz Barclay.
Series editor Andrew Smith . PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor coim Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Election Call

The programme that gives listeners the chance to put their views on the general election direct to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12 noon


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Alias George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans took the pseudonym George Ehot when she started her successful career as a novelist. But she was dismayed to discover that someone else was claiming to have written her work. This is the story of her impostor: a certain Mr JoseDh Liaains. ... By Martyn Wade.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Mary Ann Evans
Unknown: George Ehot
Unknown: Mr Josedh Liaains.
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Mary Ann Evans: Deborah Findlay
George Henry Lewes: Nicholas Le Prevost
Blackwood: John Bett
Liggins: Adrian Scarborough
Quirk: David Collings
Bracebridge: John Rowe

: ChangingPlaces

3/6. When the Sea Comes In. Global warming and arise in sea level is a reality. So what are coastal communities doing about it? Dylan Winter goes to Essex to find out how one farm is changing its outlook. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Producer: Mary Colwell

: The Pennine Way

5/5. The Pennine Way. Dave fears the worst when his wife announces that she wants to walk the Pennine Way. A shadowy creature visits the house by night and something strange is happening to Dave. A mysterious tale, punctuated by real stories from the Pennine Way told by Pennine ranger Martyn Sharp. By Amanda Dalton and read by Malcolm Raeburn. For details see Monday


Unknown: Martyn Sharp.
Unknown: Amanda Dalton
Read By: Malcolm Raeburn.

: Room with a View

5/5. The Music Room, St Paul 's Girls School, Brook Green Gustav Holst wrote The Planets in a sound-proofed room built especially for him. Allan Beswick talks to Raymond Head about Holst's inspiration. For details see Monday


Unknown: St Paul
Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Raymond Head

: Word of Mouth

4/8 Continuing the series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. With Michael Rosen. producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

6/8. Topical stand-up, sketches and song, hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show also stars Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Adam's faced with bad publicity. For cast see page 51
Written by Simon Frith Directors Julie Beckett and Sue Wilson Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Directors: Julie Beckett
Directors: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts magazine programme, with news interviews and reviews. Introuced by Kirsty Lang. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Middlemarch

20/20. Sunset and Sunrise. Dorothea has decided to visit Mrs Lydgate again and is told the truth about Will. Bulstrode has been disgraced, and Lydgate has decided to leave
Middlemarch. Ladislaw visits Dorothea to say goodbye for the last time. Written by George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs Lydgate
Written By: George Eliot.

: Any Questions?

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ken Clarke , is one of the panellists discussing issues of the week put by an audience at Arrow Vale High School, Redditch, Worcestershire. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

8/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: My MS and Me

Jim Sweeney , actor, writer and regular improviser with the Comedy Store Players, delivers a candid, lively account of his experiences of living with multiple sclerosis. Written and performed by Jim Sweeney. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Liz Webb

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson. Editor Aiistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Aiistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Old Filth

10/10. Martin Jarvis concludes his reading of Jane Gardam 'S new novel. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Jane Gardam

: Great Lives

4/10. Robert Louis Stevenson. The poet Douglas Dunn tells Francine Stock that the first book he ever read was
Treasure Island, which started his life-long admiration for its author. Biographer Claire Harman fills in the details of a short but energetic life that began in Edinburgh and ended on the island of Samoa. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Claire Harman
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Wall of Death

Take a huge wooden drum and ride a vintage motorbike around its walls at 40 miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts. The Wall of Death is a spectacle that has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for 75 years and it still draws in the crowds today.
Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground Shows. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: News

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

5/5. By Robert Elms. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert Elms.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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