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: Ray Moore

: Ken Bruce

: Jimmy Young

plus, today, your legal problems answered by Bill Thomas


Unknown: Bill Thomas

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunniford

with guests and music plus at 3.0 Prime Time - a touch of nostalgia

: David Hamilton

: John Dunn

To round off the week before Christmas, some seasonal music, the Mystery Voice and John's guests.
And a final Friday thought:
'For Christmas he said he either wants a Russian novel, or the money to buy one - so I'm sending a Chekhov.' Producers PHIL HUGHES
CAROLYN SMYTH and ANTHONY PUGH including at 6.45 on MWonly
Sport and Classified Results


Producers: Phil Hughes
Unknown: Carolyn Smyth

: Friday Night is Music Night

from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London Carl Davis conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra leader ROY GILLARD
Friday Night's Star Singers Marilyn Hill Smith Joan Savage and Peter Morrison plus Treble Six and the Nigel Brooks Singers Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer BARRY KNIGHT


Leader: Roy Gillard
Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: Peter Morrison
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: Barry Knight

: The Organist Entertains

Introduced by Nigel Ogden Producer PETER PILBEAM BBC Manchester
9.55 Sports Desk
10.0 VHF/FM joins Radio 1


Introduced By: Nigel Ogden
Producer: Peter Pilbeam

: Kenneth Alwyn

: Late Night Friday

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat.
Carol singers abound and stocks of the festive spirit run high, as John Hosken looks back at some of the week's news.
Richard Lewis gives advice on records for Christmas presents, and Derek Robinson finds some interesting information in next week's news.
12.0 VHF/FM rejoins Radio 2


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Richard Lewis
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Peter Dickson

presents Nightride

: Bob Sinfield

The Weekend Early Show
Singer of the day: LINDSAY BENSON Producers MEL HOUSE. TERRY BLACK

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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