• 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

Pause for reflection with the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

Presented by Chris Impey. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Chris Impey.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Giles Fraser.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week, joined by the "Indian Bill Gates", Nandan Nilekani. Shortened rpt 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Nandan Nilekani
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

On pilgrimage in Assisi with the RSCM
Millennium Youth Choir. Genesis 12, vv1-9. The Journey Begins.

: Book of the Week:The Music Room

1/5. William Fiennes 's memoir of a magical childhood spent in a moated castle and a tender tribute to his older brother, Richard, who suffered from epilepsy. Today, Pike fishing in the moat preoccupies five-year-old William, while Richard's seizures worsen and a severe form of epilepsy is diagnosed. Abridged by Viv Beeby and read by Dan Stevens. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Music Room is available for £13.49 (RRP E14.99) inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to: [address removed]. call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: William Fiennes
Abridged By: Viv Beeby
Read By: Dan Stevens.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Restless

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: The Baronet and Tisslngton'sFight for Survival

Sir Richard FitzHerbert owns Tissington Hall in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, but he and his family are struggling to remain there in the current economic crisis. Here, the baronet seeks advice from other historic-house owners. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Sir Richard Fitzherbert
Unknown: Tissington Hall
Producer: Janet Graves

: Hazelbeach

5/6. Nick gets a job with a dominatrix.
Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
Mrs Barlow: Tracy Wiles
James: John Dougah
Senora Vallejos: Liza Sadovy

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

6/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the sixth heat of the eclectic music quiz, in which the contestants are from London, Lymington in Hampshire and Lewes in East Sussex.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Shakespeare a la Carte

Leading actors from the RSC and the National Theatre are to perform the Bard's best bits live in Brighton - but they're stuck in traffic. Devised by Jonathan Cullen and Richard Hahlo , based on an original idea by Pippa Smith.
Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Jonathan Cullen
Unknown: Richard Hahlo
Unknown: Pippa Smith.
Producer: Karen Rose
Peter: Richard Hahlo
Nick: Jonathan Cullen
Frances: Fiona Dunn
Hermione: Sian Webber
Crispin: Richard Altlee

: Archive on 4: Carl Sagan: aPersonal Voyage

Shortened rpt from Sat at 8pm

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sMen of Fashion

6/75. Beau and Byron - the Romantic
Rebellion. The interior designer continues tracing the history of male peacockery with a focus on Lord Byron, who famously sat for a portrait in an Albanian nobleman's costume. Llewelyn-Bowen dresses in similar fashion to commune with the poet. Producer Susan Marling


Producer: Susan Marling

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

6/6. Clare English explores ways in which computer technology is used to tackle crime. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn .


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn

: The Unbelievable Truth

4/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show, with panellists Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay , Jack Dee and Will Self.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jack Dee
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Lilian gets the feeling she is not alone. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney , who celebrates his 70th birthday today. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Restless

6/10. Sally's courier mission becomes deadly dangerous, and Ruth is sent to interview the enigmatic Romer. Melissa Murray 's dramatisation of William Boyd 's thriller.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Romer. Melissa Murray
Unknown: William Boyd
Director: Marc Beeby
Sally/Eve: Eileen Atkins
Ruth: Fenella Woolgar
Lucas: Adrian Lukis
Morris: Philip Fox
Raul/Comeau: Sam Dale
Mexican/Sean: Stephen Hogan
Porter: Malcolm Demey
Man/DC Frobisher/Fireman: Benjamin Askew
Jochen: Gene Goodman
Ludger/Alfie: Matt Addis
Lise: Lizzy Watts
Hamid: Akbar Kurtha

: Inside the Child Prisons

1/2. Around 300 violent and troubled children aged between 10 and 16 are held in secure units across the country, where anger management courses and drug and alcohol counselling help to rehabilitate them. Winifred Robinson follows 15-year-old convicted robber Mitchell as he addresses his behaviour and plans for a better life on his release. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Kosovo. To mark the tenth anniversary of the war in Kosovo, Michael Montgomery reveals evidence of a side to the conflict he believes the world was not meant to see. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Montgomery

: Costing the Earth

2/8. A Burning Issue. An investigation into the popularity of wood-burning stoves in the UK and the role that this form of energy could play in meeting the Government's renewable targets. A range of heating schemes is explored, from small-scale devices capable of heating a home to proposals for a massive biomass power station in Port Talbot, south Wales.
Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Rptd on Thu at 1.30pm


Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Felicity Evans.


Unknown: Felicity Evans.

: Book at Bedtime: AnybodyCan Do Anything

1/10. Betty MacDonald 's hilarious account of survival during the Depression. Her sister Mary, more talented and determined than
Betty, is certain that anybody can do anything - especially Betty, who leaves her husband and his chicken ranch and goes back to the bosom of her warm and noisy family in Seattle. Abridged by Jennifer Howarth. Read by Debora Weston. Producer Mary Ward 'Lowery
RT DIRECT: Anybody Can Do Anything is available for £7.95 inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to:[address removed], call
[number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Betty MacDonald
Abridged By: Jennifer Howarth.
Read By: Debora Weston.
Producer: Mary Ward

: Word of Mouth

1/6. Michael Rosen asks if English's irregular spelling is responsible for everything from teenage pregnancy to the high prison population. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: What a Carve Up!

5/8. Say hello to Dorothy, the farmer who squeezes every last penny from her livestock. Continuing Jonathan Coe 's black comedy. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
: Dorothy GeraldinemcNulty
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Henry/Farmer: Jeff Rawle
Findlay/Mortimer: Charlie Higson
George/Electrician: Gus Brown

: News

: Book of the Week:The Music Room

il/5. Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes 's childhood memoir. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dan Stevens
Unknown: William Fiennes

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