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: Roger Royle

Pause for Thought Judi Dench reads the Christmas story, with Christmas carols.


Unknown: Judi Dench

: Bob Holness

Producers Denis OKeeffe ,
Gary Bones and Trevor Aston
Sports Round-Up
Pause for Thought with Rev Simon Stanley


Producers: Denis Okeeffe
Unknown: Gary Bones
Unknown: Trevor Aston
Unknown: Rev Simon Stanley

: Katie Boyle

with requests and dedications
0 WRITE to: Katie Boyle BBC Radio 2
London WIA 4WW

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.
Plus today: food news with Tony de Angeli.


Unknown: Tony de Angeli.

: David Jacobs

plays the music and tells some of the stories behind it.

: Debbie Thrower

with the afternoon showbiz magazine.

: Mr Mistoffolees to Miss Saigon

The first of two special programmes examining the past decade of the West End musical at its most prolific and internationally profitable.
Presented by Sheridan Morley.
(R) (Second programme tomorrow at 4.0pm)


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Stella Hanson
Producer: Madeleine Cuming

: Be My Love

The tempestuous career of Mario Lanza , whose voice made him a Hollywood legend. Presented by David Willmott.
Producer Phil Hughes (R)


Unknown: Mario Lanza
Presented By: David Willmott.
Producer: Phil Hughes

: The News Huddlines Christmas Cracker

Starring Roy Hudd , June Whitfield and Chris Emmett.
Music by Peter Moss and the Huddliners.
Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Music By: Peter Moss
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: Wally Whyton

with country music.

: A Merry Christmas from Manchester

Gerry Anderson introduces
Ronnie Hilton , the Houghton Weavers, Cosmotheka,
Nigel Ogden and the Gentlemen and Players Orchestra from the stage of the Albert Hall , Bolton. Producer John Leonard


Introduces: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Ronnie Hilton
Unknown: Nigel Ogden
Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: John Leonard

: Ken Bruce

Late-night conversation, a preview of tomorrow's papers and a classic track to end the programme. Plus radio clangers from Jonathan Hewat.


Unknown: Jonathan Hewat.

: Rolf Harris

with a selection of his favourite records.
Producers Graham Pass and Alison Tuohy (R)


Producers: Graham Pass
Producers: Alison Tuohy

: Bill Rennells

with Night Ride
Easy-listening music throughout the early hours.
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Fr John McCullagh of St Patrick's College in Maynooth,
County Kildare.


Unknown: Fr John McCullagh

: Steve Madden

The Early Show

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.

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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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