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: Clive Warren

with the Weekend
Breakfast Show

: Danny Baker

with the Weekend Morning Show

: Stars Out at Christmas

Tony Mortimer from E17,
PJ and Duncan, China Black and Salt 'n' Pepa join Mark Goodier for special performances as he chats to Whigfield, Eternal, Sean Maguire , Bitty McLean and Carter about their festive celebrations.


Unknown: Tony Mortimer
Unknown: China Black
Unknown: Mark Goodier
Unknown: Sean Maguire
Unknown: Bitty McLean

: Johnnie Walker

: Lynn Parsons

with the National Lottery.

: Classic Christmas Concert

Another chance to hear
Elton John 's legendary concert, first broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1973. This occasion marked the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration with percussionist Ray Cooper.


Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Ray Cooper.

: Simon Mayo's Big Holy Christmas

Including live music from
Sinead O'Connor who sings "Hark! the herald angels sing", Sandie Shaw 's version of "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer", and "Angels from the realms of play" from
Sophie B Hawkins. Plus, Christmas songs from Donna Summer and Sparks, and retelling and reselling the Christmas stories.


Unknown: Sinead O'Connor
Unknown: Sandie Shaw
Unknown: Sophie B Hawkins.
Unknown: Donna Summer

: Neale James

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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