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: Ken Bruce

: Derek Jameson

hosts the morning show for the last time, as he and his wife Ellen prepare to present Radio 2's nighttime show at 10.30pm from 6 January.
8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought Christmas Special

: Nanette Newman

Cut out the token below and send it with details of your request, together with your name, address and daytime phone number. Each day some of these Radio Times priority requests will be selected and every Friday one will be chosen to receive a brand-new Sharp radio/cassette player.

: Jimmy Young

Today: your legal questions answered.

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunnlford's Christmas Concert

Two hours of live seasonal music from the Concert
Hall, Broadcasting House. Featuring Peter Skellern , Cantabile, Mary O'Hara , London Choral Society, the Chalkfarm Band of the Salvation Army and Radio 2's Choirgirl of the Year - Joanne Lunn.


Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Unknown: Joanne Lunn.

: John Dunn

: The Name's the Game

The comedy biography game, hosted by Roger Kitter , in which
Barry Cryer , Duggie Brown and their guests Don Maclean and Jeffrey Holland sort out who's who.
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Roger Kitter
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Duggie Brown
Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Producer: Richard Edis

: Friday Night Is Music Night

live from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra. Singers Mary Hegarty and Donald Maxwell.
With Richard Watson
(musical saw) and the Stephen Hill Singers. With Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd


Singers: Mary Hegarty
Singers: Donald Maxwell.
Unknown: Richard Watson
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers.
Unknown: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: David Nettle and Richard Markham

... at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents a special festive edition featuring Leyland DAF Band and the Halle Choir conducted by Richard Evans , in concert in Manchester's Studio 7.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Richard Evans
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

from Cardiff. Mavis Nicholson looks at Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales and talks to Welsh writers, artists and performers about their childhood and their view of Christmas.


Presenter: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: Mark Owen

: Jazz Parade

with Digby Fairweather in a seasonal mood.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Colin Berry

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

: Steve Madden

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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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