• 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 the Rev Dr Ruth Patterson.


Unknown: Dr Ruth Patterson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: In Our Time

The Metaphysical Poets. Melvyn Bragg and his guests Tom Healy and Julie Sanders discuss the 17th-century group of poets, including John Donne and Andrew Marvell , who forged a new poetic language rich in extraordinary metaphors of science, sexuality and religion.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Tom Healy
Guest: Julie Sanders
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson. Put Thou Thy Trust in God (Doncaster). Hebrews 10, vv35-end; 11 v1. Lead Me, Lord (SS Wesley). Be Still, My Soul: the Lord Is on Thy Side (Finlandia).


Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: Book of the Week: Cooke's Elections

4/5. Alistair Cooke muses on Bill Clinton 's unexpected US presidential victory over incumbent George Bush Sr in 1992. Cooke contemplates the significance of the voters' apparent rejection of the Republicans' traditional approach to their campaign. Introduced by Justin Webb. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Introduced By: Justin Webb.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 14/15The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

9/9. A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Shots from the Hip

Music criticism began as an art form, delivering the kind of scathing wit and opinion capable of making or breaking a band. Now, with the broadsheets, the internet, and even the bands themselves weighing in, music journalist and RT film editor Andrew Collins asks whether the lone Critic is still relevant. Producer Toby Field


Editor: Andrew Collins
Producer: Toby Field

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Carolyn Atkinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman reports from Glastonbury. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Elinor Goodman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: I Love Stephen Fry

By Jon Canter. A woman escapes the monotony of her stale marriage by dreaming she's in love with Stephen Fry. Fry, a bona-fide national treasure, is everything her husband is not: eloquent, metropolitan, learned and gay. Comedy drama, with Lesley Sharp and Phil Davis co-starring with Fry himself.
Producer/Director Fiona McAlpine
RT DIRECT: To order Stephen Fry 's Rescuing the Spectacled Bear CD for £12.99 (RRP £15.99) including p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD245 at the checkout


Unknown: Jon Canter.
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Phil Davis
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Himself: Stephen Fry
Jackie: Lesley Sharp
Terry: Phil Davis
Margaret: Carolyn Pickles
Ron: Ron Cook
Chloe: Slnead Matthews
Carl: Karl Theobald

: Check Up

4/6. Headache. Barbara Myers puts listeners' questions and worries concerning headaches and migraines to a specialist. Producer Paula McGrath
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: SOS: Save Our Souls

4/5. The Fishwife's Lament. A fish-gutter tells a darkly humorous tale of murder, deception and ice-cream. Stuart MacBride 's story is read by Lisa Gardner. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stuart MacBride
Read By: Lisa Gardner.

: Cosmic Quest

29/30. Worlds Beyond. Heather Couper looks at the work done by astronomers in the past decade to find other planets like
Earth in the universe. Indirect evidence has already been gathered for around 300 other planetary systems. For details see Monday


Unknown: Heather Couper

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Scottish author Irvine Welsh about his latest novel, Crime. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

In June 1908, a huge fireball exploded in the Tunguska River region of Siberia. The explosion was as powerful as 1,000 Hiroshima bombs. A century later, scientists are still trying to find an impact crater or meteorite remains. So what happened? Two scientists from Imperial College London join Quentin Cooper to discuss the history of the blast, conspiracy theories about what actually caused it and the disputes that continue to this day.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Mixed marriages provide a talking point. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: Fags, Mags and Bags

2/6. The De-Magowaning of Ramesh Ramesh teaches his son Sanjay the art of shopkeeping. Comedy by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.
Producer Gus Beattie : Director Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Ramesh Ramesh
Comedy By: Sanjeev Kohli
Comedy By: Donald McLeary.
Producer: Gus Beattie
Director: Colin Gilbert
Ramesh: Sanjeev Kohll
Dave: Donald McLeary
Alok: Kayvan Novak
Sanjay: Omar Raza
Derek: Tom Urie
Keenan: Marjory Hogarth
Ted: Gavin Mitchell
Keenan's mum: Leah McCrae
Mrs Gerber: Maureen Carr

: The Archers

The romance falls flat for Fallon. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who reports from
Liverpool on a new musical based on the city's Adelphi hotel. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Way We Live Right Now

14/15. Where can Ghassan Mehmoud run to? By Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Ghassan Mehmoud
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: The NHS at 60: National Doctors

2/3. In the 70s and 80s, there were huge rows over private beds in hospitals, prescriptions and changes to the way GPs worked. As the latest debate about Lord Darzi's health-care proposals shows, the rows are still going on. Chris Bowlby looks at how it all Started. Producer Smita Patel Past caring: page 41


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Analysis

New series 1/8. Responsible Journalism.
With sales and advertising crashing, and readers no longer trusting what they read in the papers, the British press is on the slide. Kevin Marsh , former editor of the Today programme, asks how the press can rediscover its public purpose. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Marsh
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

4/8. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Breath

9/10. By Tim Winton. Pikelet trades the dangers of the surf for increasingly terrifying territory. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Winton.

: The Lost Weblog of Scrooby Trevithick

2/6. Athletics. Scrooby ends up on top of Ben Nevis. Friends of Scrooby Trevithick are Andy Parsons , Ben Hurley , Katherine Jakeways , Frankie Boyle , Dara O'Briain ,
Marcus Brigstocke , Michael Legge , and Lucy Porter. Created by Andy Parsons. Producer Paul Russell If you think you have seen Scrooby anywhere, please contact www.findscrooby.com


Unknown: Ben Nevis.
Unknown: Scrooby Trevithick
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Ben Hurley
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Michael Legge
Unknown: Lucy Porter.
Unknown: Andy Parsons.
Producer: Paul Russell

: Today In Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Cooke's Elections 4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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