• 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

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's in limington, Warwickshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Good, theBadandtheDirty. MarkTully meditates on the realities, ironies ana contradictions of our relationship with dirt.
He asks what is gained and what is lost when the battle against dirt is won.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Caz Graham visits a halibut farmer in Scotland. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Caz Graham
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Archbishop Desmond Tutu appeals on behalf Of Tools for Self Reliance. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed] marked Tools for
Self Reliance on the back of the envelope Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Monsignor Donald Bolan , the Vatican's s officer for relations with Anglicans ana
Methodists, preaches at this service from the Church of Our Lady and the English
Martyrs, Cambridge. Music director Nigel Kerry. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Monsignor Donald Bolan
Director: Nigel Kerry.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon
Podcast available for download at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT:Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £8.99
(RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTDT79, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD179 at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Still in his 30s, writer and diplomat
Rory Stewart has already done more than most in a lifetime, including stints as a tutor to Princes
William and Harry, as a soldier in the SAS and as coalition deputy governor of an Iraqi province. He is Kirsty Young 's castaway this week. Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday at 9am
What Kirsty Young 's watching: page 141


Unknown: Rory Stewart
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

3/12. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from King's Lynn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Iconic brands like Heinz Tomato Ketchup and Marmite have provided support to the British cook for years. Sheila Dillon looks at the appeal of our store-cupboard staples.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Are Horoscopes Rubbish?

Ian McMillan takes a poetic look at our language and culture to find out how the skies tell us stories and inspire our dreams. producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Fiowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Kingston Horticultural Society in Surrey. And Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood tell how to get the best fruit crops. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at
2.25pm Gardeninq Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 31


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Wide Awake at Bedtime

3/4. Stewart Henderson joins children at sleepover events around the UK. This week he has to negotiate a huge nose and a giant mouth when he joins a group of Year Fives at Eureka! in Halifax. Producer Eve Streeter


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: That Uncertain Feeling

By Kingsley Amis, dramatised by Tracy Spottiswoode. Comedy set in a Welsh town and satirising married life in the 1950s. A librarian's life is turned around when he embarks on an affair with the wife of a local big-shot.
Producer Gilly Adams Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Tracy Spottiswoode.
Producer: Gilly Adams
John: Jonathan Floyd
Elizabeth: Sara McGaughey
jean: Lynne Seymour
MrsDavies: Manon Edwards
Mrs Edwards: Siriol Jenkins
Vernon: Steffan Rhodri
Gareth: Russell Gomer
leuan: Iwan Tudor
Ken: Giles Thomas
Bill: Richard Nichols

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Eoin Colfer
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

2/6. Roger McGough introduces a lucky-dip edition, with the help of readers John Mackay and Bonnie Hurren. Rick Stein reads A Recipe for a Salad by Sydney Smith and explains its particular appeal to him. Producer Sarah Langan Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Readers: John MacKay
Readers: Bonnie Hurren.
Unknown: Rick Stein
Producer: Sarah Langan

: Ball and Chains

Many young African footballers dream of following stars such as Didier Drogba to Europe to make their fortune. A handful succeed, but many fall into the hands of unscrupulous clubs and agents.
Henry Bonsu investigates the growth in what has been described as football slavery. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Didier Drogba
Unknown: Henry Bonsu

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Clare Balding makes her selection from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Email: [address removed] or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Elizabeth comes to the rescue.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 24

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood talks to children from Essex who gave writer Ben Myers the ideas for his new book, and David McFetridge visits Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne to meet children whose plays are being performed by professional actors. Producer Philippa Law


Talks: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Ben Myers
Unknown: David McFetridge

: More Untold Stories

1/4. Thora Hird. Alan Bennett reads a second set of extracts from his book of essays and diaries, beginning with the radio monologue he wrote for actress Thora Hird. Abridged by Gordon House. Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Thora Hird.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Thora Hird.

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

5/9. Social networks such as Facebook and YouTube are revolutionising the way people use the internet. Peter Day looks at how businesses need to respond. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week ahead.
10.45 Politically Charged New series 1/3. Clive Anderson looks back to the Spycatcher case in the mid-1980s.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Politically Charged is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm See panel


Presenter: Carolyn Ouinn
Speaker: Clive Anderson
Speaker: Terry Dignan

: Final Curtain

Playwright John Godber takes a last look around Bretton Hall College in West
Yorkshire as former students, including many entertainment stars, celebrate its
60-year-history. Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: John Godber
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: A Dollar a Day


: News

: Desperate Dreams


: 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.

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