• 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 Alison Twaddle.


Unknown: Alison Twaddle.

: Wars of the Roses

3/4. Wesley Kerr continues the series looking at the Britain in Bloom competition. It's judgement day in Taunton, and the town makes its last-minute preparations before the final tour. Producer Tamsin Barber


Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Producer: Tamsin Barber

: Open Country

11/11. Helen Mark explores Haweswater Reservoir, Manchester. She meets novelist Sarah Hall , who reflects on how the landscape has influenced her writing, and joins Ian Winfield at the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology. And Spike Webb from the RSPB discusses the valley's resident golden eagle. Producer Rachael Howorth Rptd on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Sarah Hall
Unknown: Ian Winfield
Unknown: Spike Webb
Producer: Rachael Howorth Rptd

: Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith reports on agricultural issues. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Canon Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Canon Dr Giles Fraser.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by businesswoman Martha Lane Fox. The poet is Matt Harvey.


Presenter: Fi Glover
Guest: Martha Lane Fox
Poet: Matt Harvey
Producer: Simon Clancy

: InternationalOne-Day Cricket

England v Australia
Jonathan Agnew, Jim Maxwell , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins provide commentary on the fourth match of the series, held at Lord's. Analysis comes from Phil Tufnell , Stuart Law and Angus Fraser
Producer Adam Mountford approximate times Commentary also on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra at 10am


Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Stuart Law
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, joys and frustrations of travel. Producer Harry Parker LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE out now, E3.50


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Give Us a Job

Michael Portillo explores the history of Jobcentre Plus, which started out 100 years ago as the "labour exchange". With the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Yvette Cooper , and general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union Mark Serwotka. Producer Josie Barnard


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Yvette Cooper
Producer: Josie Barnard

: Beyond Westminster

7/11. As trade unions gather for the annual TUC Congress, Jim Hancock examines calls from some activists to end its political levy to the Labour Party. Producer Rob Cave


Unknown: Jim Hancock
Producer: Rob Cave

: From Our Own Correspondent

Presented by Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial money advice with Paul Lewis. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Karen Kiernan

: I Guess That's WhyThey Call It the News

4/5. Topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay in which two teams play games inspired by the news. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Fred MacAulay

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate from Sunbury-on-Thames in Middlesex, in which an audience canvasses the opinions of four leading figures. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm EMAIL: any.answersg>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Saturday Play:The Conflict Is Over

Michael Eaton 's drama exploring the events that led to the signing of the Downing Street Declaration in December 1993, examining the personalities that shaped this moment in history. Producer Nicholas Newton ; Director Nicolas Kent


Unknown: Michael Eaton
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Nicolas Kent
John Major: Michael Maloney
Albert Reynolds: Dermot Crowley
Martin Mansergh: Patrick Drury
Robin Butler: Thomas Wheatley
Patrick Mayhew: Michael Cochrane
Martin McGuinness: Lloyd Hutchinson
Bill Clinton: Matthew Marsh

: Soul Music

2/5. Testimonies from people whose personal memories of love and loss are forever linked to the Hal David and Burt Bacharach lilting ballad, The Look of Love. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Hal David
Unknown: Burt Bacharach

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: iPM

Eddie Mair presents PM's sister programme, with content dictated by listeners via email and the website. Editor Joanna Carr [web address removed]; email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson is joined by Wilfred Emmanuel Jones. Plus music by Steve Earle ,
Amanda Palmer and T Model Ford. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Wilfred Emmanuel
Music By: Steve Earle
Music By: Amanda Palmer
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

An insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Rptd tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights of the week.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Archive on 4: Agatha Christie's Life In Her Words

Crime writer Val McDermid and a panel of guests listen to tape recordings by Agatha Christie that have never previously been broadcast, discussing the light that they shed on the novelist's working methods and how they have influenced the way in which her works have been dramatised. With biographer Laura Thompson , archivist John Curran , director Enyd Williams , dramatist Kevin Elyot and writer Michael Bakewell.
Producer Robyn Read Shortened repeat on Mon at 3pm RT DIRECT: To order Agatha Christie : Endless Night for £5.25 (RRP £7.00) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Laura Thompson
Unknown: John Curran
Director: Enyd Williams
Dramatist: Kevin Elyot
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Agatha Christie

: Classic Serial: The A to Z ofDr Johnson: Boswell's Life of Johnson

1/2. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson , poet, lexicographer and king of Grub Street. Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero, with the aim of writing a biography "in scenes" with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Samuel Johnson: Kenneth Cranium
James Boswell: Paul Hiqgins
King George: David Hargreaves
Louisa: Llzzy Watts
Joshua Reynolds: Matt Addis
OliverGoldsmith: Stephen Bogan
Lady Di: Annabelle Dowler
Davies: Philip Fox

: Iconoclasts

1/3. Studio debate chaired by Edward Stourton in which economist and writer
Philippe Legrain argues that Britain should abolish all immigration controls. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Philippe Legrain

: Round Britain Quiz

8/12. Teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland compete in the cryptic quiz. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: The Poet of Sparty Lea:in Search of Barry MacSweeney

Poet Tom Chivers reclaims the reputation of the man who first inspired him. He travels to the Northumberland landscape that anchored Barry MacSweeney 's work and finds out why his radical style was never accepted by the mainstream. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Poet Tom Chivers
Unknown: Barry MacSweeney

: Telling the World

3/5. Baucis and Philemon. Daniel Morden tells one of Ovid's timeless tales of transformation. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Daniel Morden
Producer: Jill Waters

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