• 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 Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: 7.25,8.25 Sports News

With Mary Rhodes.


Unknown: Mary Rhodes.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Colin Morns.


Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and quests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: The Last Human Cannonball

1/5. Author Byron Rogers goes in search of his heroes and meets some rather singular candidates. Today, a visit to the treasure house of theatrical costumes. Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £11.99 including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate).


Unknown: Byron Rogers
Read By: Crawford Logan.

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Lord. Who Shall Sit Beside
Thee (Christus, derist mein Leben). Mark 10, vv34-45.
Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock ). Ye Servants of God
(Paderborn). With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Stuart Keen.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia ,
Commentary on the final day's play in the First Test from Lord's. And at 12.30pm Your Letters Answered.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

By Nick McCarty.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Lives in a Landscape

3/6. Clapham Mothers. Frances, Arlene and Melissa live at the heart of Abbevillage. That's what the locals call Abbeville Road, a south London street near Clapham Common. In between her pre-dawn power exercise, piano lessons and Italian classes, Frances is up to her ears organising the local Abbeville fete. These women seem to "have it all" - but is it enough? Producer Sara Jane Hall


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Three off the Tee

5/6. It's Quiz Nite at the golf club and the big questions are: (1) Can Roger persuade his girlfriend to "dress casually"?; (2) Is Mike failing for his cleaning woman (3) Why does Tom insist on wasting his life squirreling away a sad harvest of pedantic trivia? Written by David Spicer. Producer/Director Liz Anstee


Written By: David Spicer.
Director: Liz Anstee
Roger: Danny Webb
Tom: Tony Slattery
Mike: Tony Gardner
Jules: Polly Frame
Hannah: Carla Mendonca
Gill: Kate Robbins
Jennifer: Karls Halsall
Derek: Alan Francis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

12/13. The last semi-final of the contest to find the musical mastermind of the year. Hosted by Ned Shernn. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Shernn.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Atomic Lunch

In January 1950 two men meet for lunch in an Oxfordshire pub. One is the head of physics at Harwell Research Laboratory. The other is a senior MI5 investigator. One of the most important spy stories ot the Cold War is about to be revealed. By Michael Butt. Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Klaus Fuchs: Henry Goodman
Jim Skardon: Matthew Marsh

: Inside Money

Repeat of Saturday at 12.04pm

: Americana

1/5. After the War. Ryan McCluskey reads Alice Sebold 's story. Having been judged "obsolete", the town of Oxbow has been flooded. But three people continue to live there. The first in a week-long series of stories by some of the best contemporary US writers. Producer Emma Hardinq


Unknown: Ryan McCluskey
Unknown: Alice Sebold
Producer: Emma Hardinq

: Precious Cargo

1/5. We live on an island. Yet few people realise that almost 95 per cent of imports and exports come and go by sea. Dylan Winter investigates what life is like for the seafarers on whom we rely. He begins by asking if we are too complacent about the contribution of the British Merchant Navy. Producer Frances Byrne


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Producer: Frances Byrne

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes visits a tea plantation in India to find out how small tea growers are taking on the global corporations. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Beyond Belief

4/13. Ernie Rea presents more conversations with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Just a Minute

3/9. In the most devious of panel games, Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock , Victor Spinetti and Tony Hawks try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Robert spots an escape route.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the new film version of Roald Dahl 's Charlie and Chocolate Factory, directed by Tim Burton. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Directed By: Tim Burton.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

1/5. It's an unlikely combination: the former secretary of the Ace Detective Agency, Birmingham, and a retired member of the Vice Squad, Paris. They get to know each other in language classes and doing some gardening, but end up investigating one of a select group of expats in a small town in Gascony. By Nick McCarty.
Producer Frank Stirling ; Director Jane Morgan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Producer: Frank Stirling
Director: Jane Morgan
Liz: Jillie Meers
Jean: Robin Ellis
Mary: Marian Diamond
Anne: Jennifer Hilary
Peter: Peter Howell
Tom: Andrew Woodall
Gloria: Jane Whittenshaw
Major Hugh: Steve Hodson
Elspeth: Caroline Mortimer

: Olenana's Land

A hundred years ago, the "Anglo-Masai treaties" gave British colonialists rights to use land occupied by the Masai in Kenya. Lawyers for the Masai are now arguing that colonialists made use of their illiteracy to trick them out of their land and that it should revert to their clients following the expiry of agreements signed between their tribal chief, Olenana, and the colonial government. Ayisha Yahya follows Olenana's heirs' efforts to reclaim their traditional lands and tries to unravel the complex legal and historical arguments surrounding land rights in Kenya and other African countries. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Ayisha Yahya
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

8/8. Australia's Wood Trade. An almighty row is taking place between Australia's wool producers and animal welfare groups, centred on the controversial practice of mulesing - shaving flesh from the sheep to protect them from insects. Wendy Carlisle finds out how the row is being played out in Australia and what the long-term effect might be on Australia's wool industry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Wendy Carlisle

: Wild Blue Britain

3/4. Essex is famous for its marshes and its farmland.
Lionel Kelleway reports on a scheme in which farmland is being returned to the sea, creating a muddy shore. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: 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 Prelude

1/5. To celebrate its bicentenary, Ian McKellen reads from The Prelude, Wordsworth's autobiographical poem. Recorded in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, where it was written in 1805. Producer Susan Roberts
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for Ell.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Human Cannonball

1/5. By Byron Rogers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (2/10)
For details see yesterday

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