• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Composers In the Countryside

1/5. Elgafs Caractacus. Simon Halsey visits British Camp in the Malverns to discover the story behind Elgar's Caractacus and whether we can hear the landscape in the music. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Simon Halsey
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Open Country

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


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Maggie Ayre


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Sound Advice

5/10. Gyles Brandreth and his guests lead listeners through the labyrinth of life. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

5/10. Arthur Smith accompanies a star of numerous Hammer House of Horror movies, Ingrid Pitt , back to Argentina. Producer VibekaVenema Revised


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Ingrid Pitt

: Excess Baggage

Peter Curran explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.


Presenter: Peter Curran
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Pickwick Poppers

Stuart Maconie talks to the musicians behind the Top of the Pops albums of the 1970s, whose impersonations of Donna Summer, David Essex, Paper Lace and Queen made these LPs bestselling products in the Charts.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Producer: John Byrne

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the second day's play in the Third Test at Headingley from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Mark Saggers , with expert comments from Graham Gooch , Vic Marks and Geoffrey Boycott. Including at 1.00 A View from the Boundary.
_ Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald and guests provide fresh insight into political ideas and issues, as well as current political events. Producer Dennis Sewell ; Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie.

RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant, is available for £15.99 (rrp £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

3/6. It's a Steal. Two years ago Radio 4 listener Robert Scott had his identity stolen. Huge debts were run up in his name leaving his credit record in ruins. Despite being the innocent victim of fraud, Robert has found it difficult and costly to repair the damage. He joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate Why. Producer Jessica Laugharne Rptd Mon 3pm


Unknown: Robert Scott
Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The Now Show

4/6. Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis and the team shine the light Of comedy on this week's news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Swindon. The panel consists of Campaign to Protect Rural England president Sir Max Hastings , RSPCA director-general Jackie Ballard , writer and philosopher Roger Scruton , and Medical Research Council chief executive Colin Blakemore. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Max Hastings
Director: General Jackie Ballard
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Unknown: Colin Blakemore.

: 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: Pepita's Daughter

The extraordinary story of Victoria Sackville is more tempestuous and exotic than that of her daughter, the writer Vita Sackville-West . Victoria was the illegitimate child of Lord Sackville of Knole and a Spanish dancer, Pepita, who died when Victoria was still a young girl. She grew up to be a beautiful and extrovert woman who, because of her origins, could never be quite respectable and who could never quite decide whether she wished to be so. By Martyn Wade.
(Diana Quick appears in Mrs Warren's Profession tomorrow on Radio 3)


Writer: Martyn Wade
Producer/Director: Tracey Neale
Victoria Sackville: Diana Quick
Vita Sackville-West: Alice Hart
Lionel Sackville-West: Mark Straker
Lord Sackville: Geoffrey Whitehead
Sir John Murray Scott: Crawford Logan
Young Vita: Maisie Cowell
F.E. Smith: Kim Wall

: Marking the Event

2/3. The Royal Marriage of 1589. The scale of the spectacle organised in Florence for the wedding celebrations of the Grand Duke Ferdinando de' Medici and Princess Christine of Lorraine is still impressive five centuries later. Bridget Kendall continues her examination of the role music played in history's royal summits. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

New series 1/8. The programme that showcases the best English-language radio around the globe returns with Rosie Goldsmith examining how attitudes to the family are changing - why Singaporeans are saying no to marriage and babies, and a son tells his father what he gets up to at his creche in the Netherlands. Producer Andrea Protheroe


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Andrea Protheroe

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

7/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Sarfraz Manzoor and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Escape from Victory

During the Second World War, league football in Britain had come to a standstill. Fans had been without a real competitive game for six years, but on 31 August 1946 football - real football - was back. Ian McMillan presents the story of life in postwar Britain through the eyes of footballers Sir Tom Finney and Peter Croker , and historians, authors and fans. Producer Ali Serie


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Sir Tom Finney
Unknown: Peter Croker

: Classic Serial: Great Expectations

1/3. The Common Boy. By Charles Dickens. Young Pip is an orphan living with his shrewish sister and her kindly blacksmith husband. One Christmas Eve he is surprised by a convict and forced to steal for him. This single good deed of Pip's leads him to the pursuit of expectations of wealth, a better position in life, and happiness. But he has many hard lessons to learn before he achieves that. Dramatised by Martyn Wade.
Music by Harvey Brough ; Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
Rptd from Sun


Author: Charles Dickens.
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Music: Harvey Brough
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Pip: Oliver Milburn
Young Pip: Angus Imrie
Joe: Jim Carter
Mrs Joe: Pam Ferris
Biddy: Robin Weaver
Magwitch: Ken Campbell
Miss Havisham: Janet Suzman
Young Estella: Ellie Beaven
Young Herbert: Milo Clare
Jaggers: Roger Allam
Pumblechook: Christopher Benjamin
Orlick: Ben Crowe
Compeyson: Harry Myers

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo diSCUSS the week's moral issues. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: X Marks the Spot

2/6. Guest panellists Hilary Kay , David Edwards and Simon Fanshawe race against the clock to locate a treasure where X marks the spot. With David Stafford. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: David Stafford.

: Poetry Societies

2/4. The Gujarati Writers Forum. Judith Palmer joins in lively meeting of Gujarati poets who love to celebrate their literary heritage but want to make it relevant for the younger generation. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer

: Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

1/5. Metal. Toby is on business in Africa when he finds himself in the thick of a local protest. A series of short stories by Matthew Kneale that take a journey around today's uncertain world. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Stories By: Matthew Kneale
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: One Planet

Fair Deal (1/3)

: BBC World Drama

The London Poor

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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