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: Sing the Story

Actress Kathy Staff reflects on Christmas.
With St Philip's Choir, conductor Bob Prizeman.
Producers Alastair Simmons and Michael Wakelin


Conductor: Bob Prizeman.
Producers: Alastair Simmons
Producers: Michael Wakelin

: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Christmas live from his home in Solihull, with his family.
Plus Susan Hampshire,
Jasper Carrott , Ken Dodd and the Sparkhill
Salvation Army Band. Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: The Queen

HM the Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.

: Michael Aspel

Sounds of the 70s
Producer Geoff Mullin


Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Judith Chalmers

: Ken Dodd

Yule Be Tickled
With Peter Goodwright ,
Colin Edwyn , Sybie Jones , Marlene Sidaway ,
David Ross , Michael McClain and the Russell Leite Children.
Producer Mike Craig


Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Colin Edwyn
Unknown: Sybie Jones
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Unknown: David Ross
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Russell Leite
Producer: Mike Craig

: The News Huddlines Christmas Cracker

(Details Thursday at 7.00pm)

: Tom Conti's Christmas Collection

His favourite music.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: James Last and his Orchestra

Another chance to hear a concert recorded during his birthday visit to
London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this year. Producer Denis O'Keeffe (R)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: Denis O'Keeffe

: Alan Titchmarsh's Christmas Glow

Seasonal readings and music. Guests: the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble with Colin Campbell (keyboards).
Producer David Corser


Producer: David Corser

: A People's Carol

Kathy Staff presents traditional carols sung in South Yorkshire village pubs every Christmas. Producer John Leonard
(First broadcast on Radio 4)


Producer: John Leonard

: Steve Race

Barry Forgie directs the BBC Big Band. with vocal guest Mike Redway.


Unknown: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Mike Redway.

: Ivan Rebroff

John Dunn meets the great basso and hears about his life and music.


Presenter: John Dunn
Subject: Ivan Rebroff
Producer: Phil Hughes

: Ken Bruce

plays four decades of Christmas hits.

: Kenny Rogers


: Bill Rennells

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Frank Topping

: Steve Madden

Pause for Thought Judi Dench reads the Christmas story.


Unknown: Judi Dench

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.

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