• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: CAROLS

Sung by the boys' choir of All Saints'. Margaret Street. London
Organist and choirmaster.
W. S. Lloyd Webber

Contributors

Unknown: W. S. Lloyd Webber

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by the Rev. W. M. F. Scott. Vicar of Christ Church. Sefton Park. Liverpool

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. M. F. Scott.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: GOOD HEALTH

by the Radio Doctor

: MUSIC FOR ALL

on gramophone records

: CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH INDIA

Eric L. Robinson , of the Methodist Missionary Society, describes the Christmas Eve festival among the Tamil people

Contributors

Unknown: Eric L. Robinson

: RECITAL

Evelyn Bedford (mezzo-soprano)
Winifred Small (violin)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Evelyn Bedford
Violin: Winifred Small

: AMERICAN LETTER

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: WALTON

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue on gramophone records

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, thou long-expected Jesus; N.E.M. 45; Psalm 145; St. John 12; 0 little town of Bethlehem

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

"0k White and his Band

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Robert Irving

Contributors

Conducted By: Robert Irving

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

Nat Temple and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Nat Temple

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from a canteen in Darlaston. Stafford-shire.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: FILM TIME

In this Christmas edition Freddy Grisewood introduces scenes, music. and stars from the world of motion pictures

Contributors

Introduces: Freddy Grisewood

: TWO PIANOS

Eileen and Joan Lovell

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Lovell

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College, Cambridge
Director of Music, Boris Ord
Organist, Garth Benson

Contributors

Organist: Garth Benson

: POETRY AND MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS TIME

Chosen by James McFarlan
Readers:
Olive Gregg. Ian Catford Basil Jones . John Stowell

Contributors

Readers: James McFarlan
Readers: Olive Gregg.
Unknown: Ian Catford
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: John Stowell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Matilda Gives a Party': another story about Matilda Mouse, by Dora Broome , told by Wilfred followed by ' The Good Little Christmas Tree '
Ursula Moray Williams
Adapted by Olive Dehn
Produced by Nan Macdonald

Contributors

Unknown: Dora Broome
Unknown: Ursula Moray Williams
Adapted By: Olive Dehn
Produced By: Nan MacDonald
Storyteller: David Markham
Michael: Peter Broadbent
Anna: Margaret Grassby
Their father: Fred Fairclough
Their mother: Joan Sharp
A goblin: Jimmy Miller
The fisherboy: Billie Whitelaw
The little girl: Joyce Palin
Her grandfather: Frank Crosland
The pedlar: John Broadbent
Baby Angel: Doris Gambell
St Nicholas: Robert Marsden
The Christmas Tree: Herbert Smith

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'

from the book by Lewis Carroll
Adapted and produced by May E. Jenkin and Derek McCulloch
5—' The Trial of the Knave of Hearts '

Contributors

Book By: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: E. Jenkin
Unknown: Derek McCulloch
Alice: Angela Glynne
Mock Turtle: Fred Yule
Hatter: Norman Shelley
King: Bryan Powley
Queen: Mary O'Farrell
White Rabbit: Wilfred Babbage
Dormouse: Margaret Cooper
Knave of Hearts: Frank Birch
Cook: Marjorie Westbury
Storyteller: Derek McCulloch

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The quiz visits an old folks' treat in Morecambe and Heysham

: MUSIC ROUND BRITAIN

National and seasonal music Introduced by Frank Gillard
Produced by Desmond Hawkins
From Belfast, Bristol. and Birmingham, from Cardiff and Manchester, Scotland and Newcastle, the microphone brings some of the rich variety of festive dances, songs, and marches that gladden the United Kingdom at Christmas. Singers and instrumentalists. bands and choirs, unite in a swiftly changing medley, which includes Scottish pipers, a Welsh harpist, and massed flute bands from Northern Ireland

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Gillard
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Richard Murdoch in ' MUCH-BINDING-IN-THE-MARSH'

with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa , Maurice Denham
Maureen Riscoe , Helen Hill
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne
Production by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Richard Murdoch
Production By: Leslie Bridgmont

: 'OVER TO YOU'

A revue by Loftus Wigram with Doris Hare , Reginald Purdell Ann Lancaster , Maria Perilli
Peter Watson
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black Produced by Michael North

Contributors

Revue By: Loftus Wigram
Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Ann Lancaster
Unknown: Maria Perilli
Unknown: Peter Watson
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Michael North

: The Man Born to be King: Kings in Judea

An episode from a play sequence on the life of our Lord
Written for broadcasting by Dorothy L. Sayers
Produced by Noel Iliff
(The other plays in the sequence will be broadcast between the end of February and Easter)

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Dorothy L. Sayers
Produced By: Noel Iliff

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Solomon (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Solomon

: CHRISTMAS EPILOGUE

' Unto us a Child is born '
Psalm 85: Isaiah 9. vv. 2-7; 0 little town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies); 1 John 4, w. 7-21; The maker of the sun and moon (E.H. 16): Reading from Titus 2 and 3: Pastoral Symphony from Messiah (Handel)








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.

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