• 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 Father John Fitzsimmons.


Unknown: Father John Fitzsimmons.

: Hidden Treasures

5/5. Sinclair Seamen's Church. Close by the roaring M3 flyover in Belfast is a beautiful Victorian church with a thoroughly nautical interior. Presented by Lucinda Lambton. Producer Peter Everett


Presented By: Lucinda Lambton.
Producer: Peter Everett

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: As Safe as Houses

New series 1/3. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke tears up the laminate flooring to reveal the true history of the British housing market, a centuries-old story of greed, double-dealing and estate agency. The French economist Proudhon may have believed that property is theft, but William the Congueror saw things differently.
Here Marcus maps the land beneath our feet and sets out to discover who owns it. Armed with a surveyor's chain and a working knowledge of feudal tenure, he uncovers a history of theft, greed and gardening and wrestles with the philosophy of land ownership. Producer Julia Adamson See also Lefties: Property Is Theft on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC4


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Week in Westminster

4/11. Elinor Goodman reflects on the week in politics.
Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant. is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p or call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant.

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Sonia Rothwell Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Sonia Rothwell

: The Now Show

7/7. The satirical comedy show, hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Will Mitch Benn have a suitable song for the all-important second round of the Finnish presidential elections? Or will something else dominate the week's news? Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Mitch Benn

: News

: Any Questions?

5/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Bridgwater, Somerset with a panel that includes Margaret Hodge MP and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lamont. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Hodge

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Gallery Girl

In the 1930s Evie Cronin was among Tallulah Bankhead s "gallery girls" - fans who attended all her performances. Soon, a little bit of Hollywood stardust falls on her when Tallulah takes her on as a secretary. In 1951, though, the relationship is troubled. The long-suffering companion, secretary and dogsbody finds herself facing Tallulah in a New York court. Written by Dylan Ritson.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Evie Cronin
Unknown: Tallulah Bankhead
Written By: Dylan Ritson.
Director: Tracey Neale
Tallulah Bankhead: Linda Marlowe
Evie: Teresa Gallagher
Senator Morritt: Colin Stinton
Donald: Kerry Shale
Tennessee Williams: William Hope
Gary Cooper: William Roberts
Dee: Nick Sayce
Etta: Katherine Kelly

: Playing Rosa's Tune: Music of the Civil Rights Struggle

1/3. In October 2005 Rosa Parks died at the age of 92. Fifty years earlier, when she was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, an act that subsequently ignited the civil rights movement in America. Stephen Evans tells the story of how music was used to chronicle the "struggle" she had initiated. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosa Parks

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor JillBurridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Saturday PM

News and analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Francine Stock about her latest film, Proof. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Six o'Clock News

6.15 Loose Ends
Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music with Ned Sherrin and his guests. producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

5/16. Combining interviews and archive, the programme shines a spotlight on an individual making the headlines. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: The Archive Hour: The Ship That Broke theCammell's Back

The Cammell Laird Shipyard had a worldwide reputation for shipbuilding, Its site at Birkenhead employed 16,000 men in its heyday and the whole community was bound up with the yard. Frank Field , Member of Parliament for Birkenhead, looks at the history of the yard, and the enormous impact it had on life in the area. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Frank Field
Producer: Janet Graves

: Classic Serial: The Fountain Overflows

3/6. This Real Night. Rebecca West 's trilogy, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Rose and her sister Mary are studying to be professional pianists, but their talentless sister is already attracting attention on the concert platform. But they are still isolated by their father's poverty and improvidence. His brilliant but wayward mind is now driving him nearer and nearer to ruin.
Music by David Pickvance : Producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson; Director Jonquil Panting Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Rebecca West
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Music By: David Pickvance
Producers: Claire Grove
Rose: Emma Fielding
Mama: Stella Gonet
Lily: Lindsey Coulson
Mr Morpurgo: Roger May
Papa: Dermot Crowley
Kate: Liza Sadovy
Miss Beevor: Liza Sadovy
Jock: Crawford Logan
Cordelia: Clare Corbett
Richard: Steven Geller
Mary: Sophie Roberts
Rosamund: Ayesha Antoine
Pennington: John Cummins
man: John Cummins
Langham: Gerard McDermott
Kisch: Gerard McDermott

: The Moral Maze

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs the debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Michael Portillo and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Masterteam

9/13. Two more teams from different parts of Britain join Peter Snow for another battle of general knowledge. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Poetry Please

5/8. Listeners' requests for poems that explore the theme of family dynamics, including works by Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead and Patrick Kavanagh. With Roger McGough. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Carol Ann
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Patrick Kavanagh.
Unknown: Roger McGough.

: Five Sorry Tales

2/5. The Lepidoctor. A little boy discovers the secret of bringing butterflies back to life. A story by Mick Jackson , read by Chris Langham.
Producer Karen Rose : Director Gordon House


Story By: Mick Jackson
Read By: Chris Langham.
Producer: Karen Rose
Director: Gordon House

: News

: Write On

: Six Nations RugbyScotland v France

Kick-off at 3.00pm. France begin their campaign for the Six Nations championship at Murrayfield. Introduced by Alastair Eykyn with commentary from Martin Bayf ield and Jonny Saunders. Expert summaries by Bryan Redpath. Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan Chasing perfection: page 20


Introduced By: Alastair Eykyn
Unknown: Martin Bayf
Unknown: Jonny Saunders.
Unknown: Bryan Redpath.
Producers: Mike Carr
Producers: Graham McMillan

: News

: The Ticket

: News; Play of the Week

The Award Winners -
The Empress Wu, the Concubine Wang by Carey Harrison. A fairy tale about a grizzled old soldier, set four great tests by the Empress. Should he pass, he would win her hand in marriage. If he fails ... Winner of the Sony Silver Award

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