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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

Producer DAVE TATE


Producer: Dave Tate

: Simon Bates

featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years


Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Dave Lee Travis

including at 12.30 pm Newsbeat with Janet Trewin


DJ: Dave Lee Travis
Newsreader: Janet Trewin
Producer: Paul Williams

: Paul Burnett


Producer: Dave Price

: Steve Wright

with his A to Z of Jobs - today dedications for people with an occupation beginning with the letter


Producer: Dave Price

: Peter Powell

including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Janet Trewin


Producer: Dave Atkey

: John Lennon

A five-part tribute based on a conversation between John Lennon ,Yoko Ono and Andy Peebles recorded in New York on 6 December last year - two days before JOHN LENNON'S tragic death. ' During the three-and-a half hours of conversation l asked John to record a Christmas message for listeners back in Great Britain. This, like everything else during that evening, he did willingly, Little realising the poignancy of his message.' (ANDY PEEBLES)


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Andy Peebles

: David Jensen

Producer MtKE HAWKES


Producer: Mtke Hawkes

: John Peel

Producer Chris LYCETT

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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