Radio: single programme [from Audio visual source using APA 5th ed.]


The director or producer, or both, take the place of the author and the words "Radio broadcast " are added in square brackets after the title of the programme. The complete broadcast date is given, not simply the year.

Standard Form

Name of primary contributor - the Director or Producer, or both, Initials. (Role of primary contributor). (year, month day). Title of programme [Radio broadcast]. City of origin – where the programme was made and released: Name of radio channel.


Portenier, G. (Producer). (2003, July 17). Crossing continents [Radio broadcast]. London: BBC Radio 4.

Citation in Text

Lucy Ash investigates India's dowry system (Portenier, 2003, July 17) ...


  • If details of the writer are not available, begin the reference with the director.
  • Tracing the details needed for a reference after the broadcast can be difficult. The best source of information is TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) which gives details of television and radio programmes schedules from 2001 onwards for over 330 different channels plus a substantial selection of terrestrial television programmes back to 1995.