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by Bill Lyons.
'Well I hope you show them more of the spirit of Christmas than you've shown me, Pete'.
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Writer: Bill Lyons
Director: Nicholas Prosser
Angie: Anita Dobson
Den: Leslie Grantham
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Jan: Jane How
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Lou: Anna Wing
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Pat: Pam St Clement
Mary: Linda Davidson
Naima: Shreela Ghosh
Debs: Shirley Cheriton
Wilmott-Brown: William Boyde
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Hannah: Sally Sagoe
Tony: Oscar James
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Cassie: Delanie Forbes
Barry: Gary Hailes
Colin: Michael Cashman
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Tom: Donald Tandy

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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.

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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.

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