• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Ends 10.00am.
Animated sketching shenanigans. (R) (S)

: Teletubbies

More fun. (S)

: Arthur

Animation. The aardvark enjoys New Year's Eve. (R) (S)

: Taz-Mania

Cartoon. (R) (S)

: Johnny Mysto

Fantasy adventure. When a boy makes his sister disappear with a magic ring, his search for her leads him back in time to King Arthur's court.
Director Jeff Burr (1996) (S) Films: pp 49-79 **


Director: Jeff Burr
Johnny Mysto: Toran Caudell
Blackmoor: Russ Tamblyn
Glenn: Patrick Renna
Malfeasor: Michael Ansara

: Service for the Turning of the Year

An act of worship for the turning of the year from Springfield Road Methodist Church, Belfast. With Eamonn Holmes. (S)


Presenter: Eamonn Holmes

: Castaway 2000

The first of today's visits to the island of Taransay as its inhabitants experience their last day as castaways and prepare to say goodbye to their home of a year. See Choice. (S) (W)

: Father Dear Father

Comedy starring Patrick Cargill. Thriller writer Patrick Glover 's two teenage daughters cause him an awful lot of aggravation. He decides that the only solution is for him to re-marry.
Director William G Stewart
(1972, U) (S) Films: pp 49-79 **


Unknown: Patrick Cargill.
Unknown: Patrick Glover
Director: William G Stewart
Patrick Glover: Patrick Cargill
Anna: Natasha Pyne
Karen: Ann Holloway
Nanny: Noel Dyson
Mrs Stoppard: Beryl Reid
Philip: Donald Sinden

: Are You Being Served?

An episode of the seventies comedy set in the outfitters department of a large store.
(R) (S)


Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: David Croft

: News and Weather

Regional News (S) (W)

: Castaway 2000

Another bulletin. (S) (W)

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: Castaway 2000

More island life. (S) (W)

: The Wizard of Oz

Classic musical fantasy, starring Judy Garland. When a tornado hits Dorothy's home in Kansas, she is whisked into a strange world. There she must escape the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West and find her way to the Emerald City.
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West
Margaret Hamilton
Prof Marvel/Wizard/Guard/Coachman
Frank Morgan
Director Victor Fleming , KingVidor
(1939, U) (Colour and BW) (S) Rims: pp 49-79 *****


Unknown: Judy Garland.
Director: Victor Fleming
Dorothy: Judy Garland
Hunk/Scarecrow: Ray Bolger
Zeke/Cowardly Lion: Bert Lahr
Hickory /Tin Woodman: Jack Haley
Glinda: Billie Burke

: The World's Strongest I Man

It's the last chance for two of the contestants to secure a place in the final, which can be seen tomorrow at 5.30pm. (S)

: BBC News and Weather

(S) (W)

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise for New Year's Eve

Pam Rhodes joins the festivities at All Souls Church,
Langham Place, London, where she meets gold medal-winning triple-jumper Jonathan Edwards. Noel Tredinnick conducts hymns and songs including Shine, Jesus, Shine, It Came upon the Midnight Clear and Hosanna in the Highest, and singer Daniel O'Donnell sings Light a Candle to Start a New Dawn from the Siret Orphanage in Romania. Producer John Forrest ; Editor Hugh Faupel (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: Songs of Praise - the Christmas Album, from retailers


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Jonathan Edwards.
Unknown: Noel Tredinnick
Singer: Daniel O'Donnell
Producer: John Forrest
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: David Copperfield

Another chance to see this two-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens 's novel. David's idyllic early life is ruined when his mother re-marries. Concludes at 8.30pm. See Choice.
Dramatised by Adrian Hodges
Producer Kate Harwood : Director Simon Curtis (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Adrian Hodges
Producer: Kate Harwood
Director: Simon Curtis
Young David: Daniel Radcliffe
David Copperfield: Ciaran McMenamin
Clara: Emilia Fox
Peggotty: Pauline Quirke
Barkis: Michael Elphick
Betsey Trotwood: Maggie Smith
Mr Murdstone: Trevor Eve
Miss Murdstone: Zoe Wanamaker
Creakle: Ian McKellen
Mr Micawber: Bob Hoskins
Mrs Micawber: Imelda Staunton
Pawnbroker: Paul Whitehouse
Mr Dick: Ian McNeice
Uriah Heep: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Mrs Crupp: Dawn French
Dan Peggotty: Alun Armstrong
Wickfield Oliver: Ford Davies
Spenlow: James Grout
Tungay: Karl Johnson
Ham Peggotty: James Thornton
Dora: Joanna Page
Agnes: Amanda Ryan
Little Emily: Laura Harling
Young Agnes: Antonia Corrigan
Mrs Gummidge: Patsy Byrne
Emily: Aislin McGuckin
Steerforth: Oliver Milburn
Mrs Steerforth: Cherie Lunghi
Mrs Heep: Thelma Barlow
Rosa Dartle: Clare Holman
Littimer: Kenneth McDonald

: EastEnders

Peggy finds New Year's Eve is not worth celebrating. Mo has a shock when the youngsters throw a party at the Slaters'.
For more cast see Tuesday 2 January (S) (W)


Nick Cotton: John Altman
Ashley Cotton: Frankie Fitzgerald
Martin Fowler: James Alexandrou
Mark Fowler: Todd Carty
Sonia Jackson: Natalie Cassidy
Jamie Mitchell: Jack Ryder
Jim Branning: John Bardon
Melanie Healy: Tamzin Outhwaite
Steve Owen: Martin Kemp
Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden
Lisa Shaw: Lucy Benjamin
Charlie Slater: Derek Martin
Mo Harris: Laila Morse
Little Mo Morgan: Kacey Ainsworth
Kat Slater: Jessie Wallace
Lynne Slater: Elaine Lordan
Garry Hobbs: Ricky Groves
Trevor Morgan: Alex Ferns
Zoe Slater: Michelle Ryan
Peggy Mitchell: Barbara Windsor
Pauline Fowler: Wendy Richard
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Robbie Jackson: Dean Gaffney
Barry Evans: Shaun Williamson

: David Copperfield

Concluding the two-part dramatisation. David is now a young man about town. Deeply in love with the beautiful
Dora Spenlow , he sets out to woo her. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Dora Spenlow

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards
Weather, Helen Young (S) (W)


Presenter: Huw Edwards
Weather presenter: Helen Young

: Castaway 2000

More from the team's final day on Taransay. (S) (W)

: Goodbye 2000

Angus Deayton hosts an A to Z of the year's scandals and gossip, from the millennium bug, bridge and dome to Judy Finnigan , Anthea Turner and Victoria Beckham. See Choice. Executive producer Caroline Wright ; Producer Kate Phillips (S) (W)


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Judy Finnigan
Unknown: Anthea Turner
Unknown: Victoria Beckham.
Producer: Caroline Wright
Producer: Kate Phillips

: The National Lottery New Year's Stars

Dale Winton welcomes the new year with a draw that it is hoped will make more millionaires in one night than ever before. Music comes from Ronan Keating , the Corrs, Gloria Gaynor and Robbie Williams , plus the Omagh Choir and Josie Walker. At midnight, cameras follow celebrations in London, Edinburgh, Carlisle and Belfast, as well as those of the castaways on their final night on Taransay.
Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Peter Estall (S) (W)
Followed by Weathervlew (W)


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Ronan Keating
Unknown: Gloria Gaynor
Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Josie Walker.
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Peter Estall

: Carry On Girls

Comedy starring Sidney James , Joan Sims and Kenneth Connor. Sidney Fiddler bullies the town council of a seaside resort into staging a beauty contest as a publicity stunt.
Director Gerald Thomas (1973. PG) (S) Films: pp 49-79 *
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Kenneth Connor.
Unknown: Sidney Fiddler
Director: Gerald Thomas

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am.

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