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: Adrian John

: Peter Powell

invites you to join the festivities with children in hospitals around Great Britain at: Ulster Hospital, Belfast
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey Producers ROGER PUSEY
LOUISE MUSGRAVE and TED BESTON including at 9.30 The Queen


Producers: Roger Pusey
Unknown: Louise Musgrave
Unknown: Ted Beston

: Simon Bates's Solid Gold

Records which have 'gone gold' Producer CHRIS LYCETT


Producer: Chris Lycett

: Mike Read's Christmas Dinner

Mike plays host to his DJ colleagues - so join in the fun on 1. Producers DOREEN DAVIES and DAVE ATKEY


Producers: Doreen Davies
Producers: Dave Atkey

: Paul Jordan



Producer: Malcolm Brown

: Peace on Earth

A musical presentation for Christmas Day composed by Richard Attree, featuring the voice of Jonathan Cunliffe, Choirboy of the Year 1985 Producer JOHN FORREST


Composer: Richard Attree
Singer: Jonathan Cunliffe

: Around the World in 30 Plays

Mike Read, Paul Gambaccini and John Walters play some of the world's more unusual rock and pop sounds of 1985. Producer ROGER LEWIS


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Roger Lewis

: The Ranking Miss P's Christmas Special

UK Lovers to JA Rockers plus soul legend Bobby Womack and his band recorded in concert at Hammersmith Odeon, London, earlier this year.


DJ: The Ranking Miss P
Unknown: Bobby Womack
Producer: Pete Ritzema

: John Peel's Festive 50

Some of the year's favourite sessions and the Top 10 of the Festive 50

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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