• 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 Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sandra Sykes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News p-45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: The Long View

The current furore over what has been called the "obesity crisis" seems to be a 21st-century phenomenon. But
Jonathan Freedland looks back to more than 70 years ago when one of the first healthy-living centres - the Pioneer Health Foundation - was opened in the UK. He examines the legacy of this experiment and how it could InSpire and inform today's debate. Producer Gavin Heard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: The Centre of Our World

New series 1/5. Professor Carl Chinn tours Birmingham, visiting a cross-section of community centres serving different
Minorities. Starting with the Irish Club, he asks why the people decided to emigrate and what they make of Britain's Second City. Producers Rosie Boulton and Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Professor Carl Chinn
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Nicola Humphries

: Book of the Week: The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

2/5. The Bard may well have been at his literary peak at the age of 40, but in the humdrum context of Silver Street. Cripplegate, he was just another inhabitant. By Charles Nicholl. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charles Nicholl.

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord). Samuel 16, vv1-13a. 0 Be Joyful in the Lord (Britten). Jerusalem the Golden (Ewing).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 7/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Energising the West

2/2. As the planet heats up, so nuclear energy is back on the agenda as a clean way of producing power. Miriam O'Reilly visits Hinkley Point power station and discovers why the nuclear option remains as controversial and divisive as ever. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: John Byrne

: The Poet of Albion

- To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Blake , the historian
Jenny Uglow pays tribute to the artist and poet who saw himself as a prophet whose mission was to free England from political and spiritual oppression. With Peter Ackroyd and Tom Paulin. Producer Susan Marling
Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Jenny Uglow
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Tom Paulin.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in with Liz Barclay and Peter White. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Wheatstone, His Sighing Reedand the Great Regondi

Bernard Richardson profiles the Victorian physicist Charles Wheatstone who invented the concertina, the instrument on which
Giulio Regondi became a virtuoso, earning him the soubriquet the Great Regondi.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Bernard Richardson
Unknown: Charles Wheatstone
Unknown: Giulio Regondi
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: University of Lies

Emma, a bored student, meets barman Andy who has led an exciting life fighting in Iraq. When he suggests that things are not as they seem, she is frightened but intrigued. By Peter Kesterton.
Other parts played by Charlotte Ellis and Tom Sherman Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Peter Kesterton.
Played By: Charlotte Ellis
Played By: Tom Sherman
Emma: Jasmine Hyde
Andy: Carl Prekopp
DrWood: Jllly Bond

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions. producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk. Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Blake's Doors of Perception

2/5. Demonstrating Grace. Jenny Worton 's story following the fortunes of two sisters is inspired by a quotation from Blake's Jerusalem. Read by Sally Hawkins. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenny Worton
Read By: Sally Hawkins.

: The Animals' VC

2/5. The Cat among the Pigeons. Dylan
Winter tells the story of a cat called Simon who was held captive for 100 days on the Yangtse River in 1949. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from yesterday at 11pm

: A Good Read

Preethi Nair and Jay Rayner join
Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Preethi Nair
Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

2/6. Arthur, the one-time variety star
(Steve Delaney ), begins his incident-packed, chaotic day with an argument in the supermarket. With Sue Perkins, Alastair Kerr , David Mounfield and Terry Kilkelly.
Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: David Mounfield
Unknown: Terry Kilkelly.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Eddie gets ahead in advertising.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news and the verdict on Brad Pitt 's big-screen portrayal of the outlaw Jesse James. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Brad Pitt
Unknown: Jesse James.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Dombey and Son

7/20. A trip to Leamington brings Dombey into the circle of the indomitable Mrs Skewton. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs Skewton.
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: From Calvary to Lambeth

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is ashamed of his Church because, he says, it's obsessed with sexuality and has become exclusive, even homophobic.
Michael Buerk interviews him in Cape Town. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: In Touch

Peter White with news for the blind and partially Sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

3/6. After the atrocities committed in the name of medicine were revealed at the Nuremberg Trials, the Nuremberg Code of 1947 set up ethical standards about patient care. Dr Raj Persaud considers how the profession has strayed from those guidelines.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

2/10. Jem and Maisie and their friend
Maggie cross Westminster bridge to see the sights of London. By Tracy Chevalier. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Tracy Chevalier.

: The Personality Test

4/6. Asking the questions that are all about him is Antony Worrall Thompson. Answering them are Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter , Robin Ince and Will Smith. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson.
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

2/5. By Charles Nicholl. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: World Book Club

Sara Paretsky

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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