• 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 Ann Holt.


Unknown: Ann Holt.

: Farming Today

With Caz Graham. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Caz Graham.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The entertainer Barry Humphries talks to
Kirsty Young about his life, career and choice of records to take to the desert island. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Barry Humphries
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week:Radio Head

5/5. The future of radio is explored in the final extract from John Osborne 's one-man journey into the airwaves. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Osborne

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: To Err Is Human

There are claims that many patients die each year because doctors and nurses, although technically skilled, are not alert to the risk of a potentially life-threatening error. This happened to the wife of airline pilot
Martin Bromiley , who talks to Phil Hammond about his experiences. Contributors include those in the forefront of the campaign to understand and prevent human error, the Health Minister Lord Darzi, Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson , and US surgeon Dr Atul Gawande.
Producers Richard Bannerman and Jane Feinmann


Unknown: Martin Bromiley
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Liam Donaldson
Unknown: Dr Atul Gawande.
Producers: Richard Bannerman
Producers: Jane Feinmann

: Chain Reaction

6/6. The tag team talk show continues with last week's guest Jack Dee grabbing the microphone to interview a comedian he admires, Jeremy Hardy. Producer TilushaGhelani


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, presented by Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

New series. 1/10. Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. With Roger Bolton. Producer Brian McCluskey
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Listen Up

By Glen Neath. The true story of Italian radio enthusiasts who intercept transmissions from early Russian space missions and listen in as the earliest men and women in space call in vain for help. The recordings are considered authentic by some experts and are disputed by others. The production team had access to the archive during the making of this play.
Producer/Director Boz Temple-Morris


Unknown: Glen Neath.
Director: Boz Temple-Morris
Achille: Giacomo Valdameri
Gian: Simeon Perlin
Maria: Silvia Mercuriali
Will: Nathan Osgood
Eugene: Dominic Hawksley
Carla: Serena Bobowski
Mike: Francesco Calabretta

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Middleton Cheney Garden Club near Banbury,
Oxfordshire. The final instalment of the series on sustainable gardening examines the value of rainwater. Eric Robson is in the chair. Includes at approximately


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Hidden Henry

5/5. Henry the Musician. At Hampton
Court Palace, where musicians once played in the gallery of the great hall, Renaissance expert Stephen Rice explores how the music Henry VIII listened to, played and wrote reflects his personal concerns, political outlook, religious convictions and practical abilities as a composer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Rice
Music: Henry Viii

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

The cinema magazine programme focuses on the career of Richard Lester. The director talks with Francine Stock about his films, including The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, 1960s sex comedy The Knack and The Three Musketeers, which starred Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain.
Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Guest: Richard Lester
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and comment, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The News Quiz

5/8. Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay and Danielle Ward join Sandi Toksvig for another round of the topical comedy panel game featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners.
Producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: Read All about It CD is available for E9.99 (RRP E12.72) inc pSp.
Call [number removed] (landline calls costs 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Archers

Jolene suspects an ulterior motive for Matt.
Writer Simon Frith
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Simon Frith
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Marshall: Paul Curran
Vicky: Rachel Atkins

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a profile of the pioneering jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman , who is the curator of this year's Meltdown festival in London. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

10/10. Falco discovers the truth of his brother's death, and the identity of the mysterious owner of Flora's. By Lindsey Davis. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lindsey Davis.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Dartmouth in Devon where the panel includes shadow Justice Secretary Dominic Grieve. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dominic Grieve.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Sunny Afternoon

The normality of a sunny London afternoon is shattered when a man is killed in the street. The testimony of passers-by and residents who witnessed the event reveals the personal, unforeseen and lasting effects of such an incident. By Doug Lucie.
Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Director: Heather Larmour
Roy: Michael Begley
Johnny: Tom Hollander
Kayleigh: Tashie Jackson
David: Richard McCabe
Pam: Cheryl Campbell
WPC Flanagan: Colette Brown
Avelina: Christianne Oliveira
Interpreter: Teresa Gallagher

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Outlander

5/10. Mary heads for the mining town of Frank. By Gil Adamson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gil Adamson.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Baseball and Me

2/2. Simon Schama wonders why baseball has captured the imagination of artists and artisans alike. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Schama

: News

: Book of the Week:Radio Head

5/5. 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.

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