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: Roger Royle

Producer Pam Cox
8.50 Boxing Day Sports Review


Producer: Pam Cox

: Katie Boyle

Pause for Thought with Fr Brian D'Arcy


Unknown: Fr Brian D'Arcy

: Vintage Comedy Double Bill

The Men from the Ministry
The Christmas Spirit with Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.
The only Whitehall office working over Christmas is the General Assistance Department: handling everything from the Wet Fish Survey to the Nuclear Button. But then there's the office party ...
With Norma Ronald , Ronald Baddiley and John Graham. Producer Edward Taylor and at 1.30
The Navy Lark
Another chance to hear a classic adventure involving the crew of HMS Troutbridge.
Chaos ensues when Sub
Lieutenant Phillips, Chief Petty Officer Pertwee and Commander Stephen Murray are asked to retrieve an exploded warhead as part of a Nato operation.
Producer Alastair Scott Johnston
Mono (R)


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Graham.
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston
Sub Lt Phillips: Leslie Phillips
CPO Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Heather: Heather Chasen
Lt Cdr Murray: Stephen Murray
Admiral: Tenniel Evans
Padre/Colonel: Michael Bates
Captain Povey: Richard Caldicot

: A Merry Christmas from Manchester

(Details tomorrow at 9.00pm)

: Best of 'A House In a Garden'

Gloria Hunniford and Alan Titchmarsh reflect on their travels to some of the best-loved stately homes and gardens. Producer Colin Martin


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Colin Martin

: Gerald Harper

Boxing Day Selection

: Chris Stuart and Friends

at the piano.
Producer Paul Walters


Producer: Paul Walters

: A Traditional Yorkshire Christmas

Yorkshire folk tales, customs, recipes and Christmas songs introduced by Tony Capstick from Cannon Hall, Barnsley.
Producer John Leonard


Introduced By: Tony Capstick
Producer: John Leonard

: The Sweetness of a Man of Strings

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Thomas Hardy 's birth, the Yetties illustrate his love of music with readings from his work. Folk tunes from the Hardys' family collection are played on their instruments.
Narrator Jill Balcon. Producer Stuart Hobday (R)


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Narrator: Jill Balcon.
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains

: The Golden Years

Presented by Alan Keith Producer Bridget Apps


Presented By: Alan Keith
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Ken Bruce

: Henry Mancini


: 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 Grace Sheppard

: Steve Madden

The Early Show
Easy-listening music to start the day.

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.

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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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