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: Christmas Scene

TONY FREEMAN and GARRY LLOYD wish you a Happy Christmas on behalf of the Radio London staff
Including news, weather and travel prospects at 8.6 and 9.0


Unknown: Tony Freeman
Unknown: Garry Lloyd

: * Christmas Celebration

A feast of Christmas music, featuring the ORPINGTON JUNIOR SINGERS and the CAMBERWELL SALVATION ARMY BAND Recorded by JOHN LONGDEN


Unknown: John Longden
Producer: Eric Blennerhassett

: Newsbreak

: Woman in Town

HILARY OSBORN with a special seasonal edition to entertain you as you cook the turkey; including at 11.20 a story for the under-5s by HELEN DICKINSON


Unknown: Hilary Osborn
Unknown: Helen Dickinson

: Good News

From St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, with THE REV DEWI MORGAN


Unknown: Dewi Morgan
Producer: Eric Blennerhassett

: Newsbreak

: It's Christmas Day

ROBBIE VINCENT presents the latest records wrapped up in a Christmas dinnertime parcel of fun


Unknown: Robbie Vincent

: Newsbreak

: All That Jazz Special

Christmas Bumper Big Band and Vintage Show Music from
LOUIS ARMSTRONG and a feature on Glenn Miller with a selection of Glenn Miller sounds
Your host DON DIVE


Unknown: Les Brown.
Unknown: Billy May
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Don Dive

: Something from the Dark

The second of three ghost stories at Christmas TOM VERNON reads Oscar Wilde 's
The Canterville Ghost


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: Close-Up

JOY HATWOOD 'S guide to the new films in town, and their stars


Unknown: Joy Hatwood

: Newsbreak

: None

as Radio 2 (page 74) until 5.0 am

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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