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: Edwardian Supersize Me

This programme kicks off a weekend strand of programmes featuring
Christmas dinners. Giles Coren and Sue Perkins experience early
20th-century life.


Unknown: Giles Coren
Unknown: Sue Perkins

: EastEnders

1/2. An episode from 1986.

: Till Death Us Do Part

The Garnetts gather for their Christmas dinner.

: Lead Balloon

6/8; series two. A couple of ill-chosen gags land Rick in hot water.
Episode seven is on Boxing Day at 9.30pm on BBC2

: Xmas Turkey on the Telly

New. The Time Shift strand continues with Christmas cooking catastrophes from the archives. See panel.

: The Royle Family

Denise interrupts the family's usual banter by going into labour.

: EastEnders

2/2. The
Christmas episode.

: Dead of Night: The Exorcism

A seasonal tale of horror in which a couple discover that their cottage holds a dreadful secret during a Christmas party.

: As 9.30pm

: As 9.30pm

: As 1am

: As 12.30am

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.

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