• 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 Martyn Atkins.


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.


1/8. Eddie Mair presents the programme whose content is dictated by listeners through its website and email. Editor Rupert Allman www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Matt Baker explores how hops, the essential ingredient in a pint of bitter, have influenced the landscape of the Downs and Weald.
Producer Sarah Swadling Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on issues of the week for the countryside and the food it produces. Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Saturday Live

Actress Sheila Hancock joins presenter Peter Curran. The poet is Murray Lachlan Young. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Presenter: Peter Curran.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy presents more stories of the joys. adventures and frustrations of travel. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Let Me Entertain You

4/4. John Sessions concludes his history of popular entertainment before the dawn of cinema by looking at Victorian Britain's attraction to the circus and the delights offered by the music hall to the masses. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: John Sessions
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Beyond Westminster

11/11. The programme that examines politics Outside Parliament. Producer Jane Beresford


Producer: Jane Beresford

: From Our Own Correspondent

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 £15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The News Quiz

2/9. Sandi Toksvig hosts the comedy panel game guaranteed to make mincemeat out of the news. Guests are Andy Hamilton. Hugo Rifkind and Jeremy Hardy. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Unknown: Hugo Rifkind
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the debate in Birmingham, where the panel includes playwright David Edgar , Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Alan Duncan MP, and Liberal Democrat spokeswoman for communities and local government Julia Goldsworthy MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Julia Goldsworthy

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE' [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play:The Last Confession

David Suchet stars in Roger Crane 's conspiracy thriller, which goes behind the scenes at the Vatican, uncovering bitter rivalries, political skulduggery and crises of faith surrounding the untimely death of Pope John Paul Dramatised and produced by Martin Jenkins.
Director David Blount


Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Roger Crane
Produced By: Martin Jenkins.
Director: David Blount
Benelli: David Suchet
Confessor: Keith Drinkel
Luciani: Richard O'Callaghan
Villot: Nigel Anthony
Marcinkus: Peter Marinker
Pope Paul VI: Bernard Gallagher
Felici: Crawford Logan
Ottaviani: Donald Sinden
Suenens: Andrew Branch
Gantin: Cyril Nri
Lorscheider: Paul Humpoletz
Baggio/Buzzonetti: Robert Pugh
Magee: Roger May
Sister Vincenza: Jean Trend
Lorenzini: Ben Warwick

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: [address removed]
RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP £8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 5p per minute), quoting RTD223


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sport headlines, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/8. In the programme that gets at the stories behind the business headlines, Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about issues of the day. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another edition of the show that mixes conversation, comedy and music. With Clive Anderson and guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: King of Comedy

Angus Deayton pays tribute to the late Geoffrey Perkins , the genial genius of radio and TV comedy who died in August in a road accident, producing a genuine outpouring of grief from leading comedy writers and performers alike. His career, which included I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, The Fast Show, Spitting Image, and Radio Active, culminated in a desk job as head of comedy for the BBC. He was one of Britain's funniest people, as attested by such contributors as Clive Anderson ,
Michael Portillo , Graham Linehan and John Lloyd. Producers Colin Anderson and Simon Elmes Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Graham Linehan
Unknown: John Lloyd.
Producers: Colin Anderson
Producers: Simon Elmes

: Classic Serial: The Worst Journey in the World: 2/2

Apsley Cherry-Garrard 's account of his journey as a member of Captain Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition, dramatised by Stef Penney.

21 December 1911: the final 12 men stand at the head of the Beardmore Glacier. Scott is about to tell four of them to turn back. Who will be in the returning party?

(Rptd from Sunday)


Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Dramatist: Stef Penney
Music: Will Gregory
Apsley Cherry-Garrard: Matt Green
Capt Robert Falcon Scott: John McAndrew
Dr "Atch" Atkinson: Carl Prekopp
Capt "Titus" Oates: Mark Meadows
Lieutenant "Birdie" Bowers: Peter Callaghan
Charles "Silas" Wright: Simon Lee Phillips
Dr Edward "Bill" Wilson: Richard Mitchley
Edward "Teddy"/PO Tom Crean: Jack Reynolds
"Taff" Evans: Huw Davies
PO Keohane/Dimitri: Andrew Byron

: The Moral Maze

5/7. Michael Buerk hosts the debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Matthew Taylor and Will Self cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Matthew Taylor

: Brain of Britain

1/17. Robert Robinson is in the chair for the first heat of the veteran general knowledge quiz, featuring contestants from Scotland and the north of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

3/7. Christina Rossetti is recognised as a major figure in Victorian literature.
Roger McGough introduces requests for her works, including the haunting, dark eroticism of her classic narrative poem, Goblin Market. The reader is Tessa Nicholson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Tessa Nicholson.

: More Tales fromWestminster

4/5. The People's Prince. "Of course there were rules. We always have rules. But as a country we're really rather good at changing them when we feel the need." David Robb reads James Cusick 's story. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: David Robb
Unknown: James Cusick
Producer: David Jackson Young

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