• 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 Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Daily Service

Led by Father Philip Sumner. My God, How Wonderful
Thou Art (Westminster). 1 John 1, vv5-10. 0 for a Closer Walk (Stanford). Out of Darkness (Walker). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Father Philip Sumner.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

4/5. Nick Thorpe reaches the northernmost point of his boat-hitching journey round Scotland and gains some philosophical insights from a man known as Captain Calamity. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Our Father Who Art in the Tree 4/5. By Judy Pascoe. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Judy Pascoe.

: Crossing Continents

7/13. America. More than 20 million Americans spent six billion dollars on internet gambling last year. The poker craze is sweeping across the nation. Thanks to its glitzy presentation on TV, and the millions in prize money, it's the pastime of choice for high-school and college kids. With these young people twice as likely as adults to become addicted to gambling, James Silver reveals the heavy social cost that comes with America's poker
Obsession. Producer Mark Alden Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: James Silver
Producer: Mark Alden

: The Man Who Made Frank Swing

The story of the man whose swinging rhythms and thrilling sounds re-ignited Frank Sinatra's career in the 1950s - his arranger Nelson Riddle. Helping Martin Koch tell that story are bass trombonist George Robert , who recalls the recording sessions, and Nelson's son Christopher, who adds his own personal memories of his father. Producer Kerry Clark Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Nelson Riddle.
Unknown: Martin Koch
Unknown: George Robert
Producer: Kerry Clark

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: How I Wonder What You Are

When Alison comes home to find an empty house and all the star charts gone, she knows that her husband Neil has left for Egypt on the trail of a desperate obsession. As she journeys down the Nile in pursuit, she is forced to confront buried emotions, but will she find Neil in time? Written by Richard Hurford.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Written By: Richard Hurford.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Neil: Steve Huison
Alison: Deborah McAndrew
Suzanne: Katherine Dow Blyton
Gamal: Raad Rawl
Ralph: Wyllie Longmore
Sandra: Eileen O'Brien
Tom: Ashley Margolis

: Check Up

6/9. Asthma. One in 12 adults and one in ten children have asthma in the UK. It is on the increase in the West and is thought to relate to an affluent lifestyle. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading asthma specialist to answer listeners' questions. Producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: My Animals and Other Family

4/5. Two Very Different Dogs. Julia's cocker spaniel
Jason becomes an outward sign of the troubles in her family. An autobiographical short story written and read by Julia Blackburn. For details see Monday


Read By: Julia Blackburn.

: Chute

4/5. Escape Chutes. The airline industry has used escape chutes for as long as there have been passengers on planes. Dylan Winter finds out how they could finally find a place in the home. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dylan Winter

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Energy. As part of this year's National Science Week, the British Association for the Advancement of Science is running a campaign to get people to make pledges to reduce their energy usage. But what's the best way to cut back? Is it achieved by small measures like turning off the TV or by better design of homes and cars?
Quentin Cooper and guests discuss energy and the environment, and whether Britain can reduce its energy and environmental footprint. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

2/6. Another chance to hear a series that features days in the life of one-time variety star Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney ). An expert in everything from the world of showbusiness to the origins of the species, Arthur is all false starts and nervous f umblings, badly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance. This week, Arthur's confused and muddled day includes a perplexing trip to the post office and a mystery celebrity appearance on his cable cookery show.
Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Alistair rethinks his priorities.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Our Father Who Art in the Tree

4/5. It is the start of the summer holidays and Simone is unhappy that the Drain Man keeps calling. Written by Judy Pascoe.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Judy Pascoe.

: Seven Days

New series 1/4. After three years of drought, three million people in Kenya face starvation. The Kenyan Government and the World Food Programme are about to launch a major appeal for funds but with daily revelations of widespread corruptions, how can they persuade the world to give generously? Jenny Cuffe reports on her week spent in Kenya. Producer Sally chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Analysis

3/9. A Human Politics. Humanism - the belief that human needs and human choices must be at the heart of all political and philosophical debate - has been central to the Western intellectual tradition for centuries. But today it's assailed from all sides: religious fundamentalism, scientific naturalism, postmodernism, environmentalism and animal rights all seem to challenge humanist principles. Kenan Malik asks whether humanism still has any meaning - and what politics might look like without a humanist impulse.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

7/11. American scientists have been engaged in work that may give new meaning to the term "white lie". Using MRI scanning, they have discovered that the brains of liars have more white matter than grey, compared to those who tell the truth. Geoff Watts finds out why this research suggests that some brains are wired to deceive. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

9/10. The Michauds and Gabriel Corte experience the aftermath of the armistice. By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabriel Corte
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Woody Allen - the Cabaret Years

2/2. David Baddiel reveals the impact Allen's style had in the UK and how his material has influenced and inspired many British comedians. Includes rare footage of Allen's stand-up appearances in Britain. With contributions from Harry Hill , Lee Hurst and Mark Thomas. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Lee Hurst
Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Today in Parliament

Today's news and events from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

4/5. ByNickThorpe. Repeated from 9.45am

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

The State of Faith (2/3)

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

Arctic Meltdown

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Angela Carter 's Book of Fairy Tales (2/2) A Pottle o' Brains/Now I Should Laugh If I Were Nor Dead. Two more stories from a selection of European fairy tales


Unknown: Angela Carter

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