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: Chris Stuart

: Derek Jameson

: Ken Bruce

: Angela Rippon

: David Jacobs

with a Christmas edition from the Golders Green Hippodrome, London with the BBC Radio Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black and the Stephen Hill Singers


Conducted By: Stanley Black
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers

: Adrian Love

: John Dunn

with a special
Christmas Eve edition.

: Wally Whyton

introduces a special festive edition of Country Club. Producer COUN CHANDLER

: Nightride in Vienna

Jean Challis and Bill Rennells recall their Advent visit to Vienna last year. Producers PAM cox and ROGER BOWMAN


Unknown: Jean Challis
Unknown: Bill Rennells
Unknown: Roger Bowman

: Ken Dodd's Christmas Cracker

starring Ken Dodd with Colin Edwynn
Sybie Jones , Michael McClain and Jennifer Stanton Music by the BRIAN FITZGERALD TRIO
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Unknown: Sybie Jones
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Jennifer Stanton
Unknown: Brian Fitzgerald
Written By: John Pye.
Written By: Barry Reeves
Written By: Ken Rock.
Written By: Colin Brown
Written By: Roy Dixon
Producer: Mike Craig

: Music-Hall Magic

You Can't Get Many Pimples on a Pound of Pickled Pork Cosmotheka sing this and other favourite music-hall songs. Producer JOHN LEONARD BBC Manchester


Producer: John Leonard

: Christmas Glow

Join the invited audience at the BBC's Birmingham studios for an hour of seasonal words and music.
Producer DAVID CORSER BBC Pebble Mill

: Patrick Lunt

presents Nightride Producers MEL HOUSE


Producers: Mel House
Unknown: Robert Noakes.
Unknown: Graham Belchere

: Colin Berry

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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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