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: Mike Smith's Breakfast Show

with a rundown of the Christmas Top 40 at 7.30

: Simon Bates

including the Golden Hour,
Christmas Our Tune and Wot's Christmas to Ya? from the stars. Producer MARTIN cox

: Newsbeat

with Rod McKenzie Editor ALAN ASHTON


Unknown: Rod McKenzie
Editor: Alan Ashton

: Gary Davies

with the new album chart, the Day-to-Day Challenge, the Sloppy Bit and the Cultural Afternoon Quiz.

: Steve Wright's Christmas Party at London Zoo

Steve invites you to meet Belinda the bird-eating spider and wish the myna birds a merry Christmas. Sid the Manager's brother, Len, who works as a holiday relief keeper, helps Steve to find out what the animals are going to get for Christmas.


Producer: Chris Vezey
Producer: Jonathan Ruffle

: Newsbeat

with Rod McKenzie


Unknown: Rod McKenzie

: Bruno Brookes



Producer: Chris Vezey

: Janice Long

with music on record and in session, special guests and features
Producer PHIL ROSS


Producer: Phil Ross

: John Peel



Producer: John Walters

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
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