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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Rugby Football: Blackheath v. Bedford

For our Christmas Eve sport the mobile cameras visit the Rectory Field, Blackheath, for the Annual Rugby Union Football match between Blackheath and Bedford.
(If light permits, the whole of the match will be televised)
(to 15.35 app.)


Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Peter West

: Dick Barton Strikes Back

A film featuring Don Stannard, Sebastian Cabot, Jean Lodge, and James Raglan.


Dick Barton: Don Stannard
Fouracada: Sebastian Cabot
Tina: Jean Lodge
Lord Armadale: James Raglan

: Vic Oliver Introduces

Joyce Gartside, Frederick Sharp, Walter Gore, Paula Hinton and guest stars
The British Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Brown)
with Jeannette Hughes, June Manton and the Wardour Singers.
(Joyce Gartside and Frederick Sharp appear by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Singer: Joyce Gartside
Singer: Frederick Sharp
Dancer: Walter Gore
Dancer: Paula Hinton
Musicians: The British Concert Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Andrew Brown
Performer: Jeannette Hughes
Performer: June Manton
Singers: The Wardour Singers
Choreographer: Walter Gore
Choirmaster: James Turner
Decor: Richard Greenough
Producer: Bill Ward

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: The Coventry Nativity Play

Adapted and produced by Douglas Allen.
(Second performance: Thursday, December 29 at 3.0)


Adapted by/producer: Douglas Allen
Movement and grouping arranged by: Lydia Sokolova
Setting: Richard Greenough
Gabriel: Joseph O'Conor
Mary: Thea Holme
Joseph: John Boxer
First shepherd: James Viccars
Second shepherd: Julian Somers
Third shepherd: Andrew Leigh
Herod's herald: Robert Rietty
Herod: Alan Wheatley
Jaspar, king of Taurus: George Howe
Balthasar, king of Araby: Oliver Burt
Melchior, king of Aginara: Noel Howlett
First woman: Petra Davies
Second woman: Felicity Barrington
Third woman: Rosamund Greenwood
First soldier: Robert Brown
Second soldier: Anthony Viccars
Angel: Peter Doughty
Angel: Richard Sherren
Angel: Anthony Stoll
Angel: Robert Sherren
Angel: David Stoll
Angel: Robert Weedon
A monk: Kenneth Osbourne

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.55)

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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