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: Pause for Thought

with John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Don Maclean

says Good Morning
Christmas with Thora Hird , Cliff Richard , Bobby Ball , Sir Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth. Including at 7.40
Cardinal Basil Hume. Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Bobby Ball
Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth.
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: Ken Bruce

Including at 10.00
The Queen's Speech

: Michael Aspel

Producer Geoff Mullin


Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Comedy Hour

Introduced by June Whitfield.
Take It From Here
Christmas with the Glums:
Jimmy Edwards ,
Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. Producer Charles Maxwell
(First broadcast Christmas Day 1958) and at 1.30
A Christmas Huddlines Roy Hudd , Chris Emmett and June Whitfield give
1992 a Dickens of a send-off. Producer Richard Wilson


Introduced By: June Whitfield.
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield.
Producer: Charles Maxwell
Unknown: Huddlines Roy Hudd
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: June Whitfield
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Tom Conti's Christmas Collection

A selection of favourite music, plus a few seasonal ingredients.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Jeremy Nicholas presents a musical delve into themes suggested by the popular Christmas song. Producer Jane Ward


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Jane Ward

: Christmas at the Movies

A look at the film industry's treatment of the festive season, with movie clips and music including Judy Garland , Deanna Durbin ,
Bing Crosby , Bob Hope and Shirley Temple. Written and presented by Dick Vosburgh.
Producer Roy Oakshott


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Deanna Durbin
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Presented By: Dick Vosburgh.
Producer: Roy Oakshott

: Gloria Gaynor's Christmas Concert

From the BBC Hippodrome, Gloria is joined by her own band, a capella stars Black Voices and a full house of gospel choirs. Gospel classics include Mary's Boy Child, Precious Lord and 0 Happy Day.
Producer Michael Wakelin


Producer: Michael Wakelin

: A Christmas Carol

Words and music to celebrate Christmas. Producer Philip Whitaker


Producer: Philip Whitaker

: Martin Kelner

: John Terrett

with Night Ride
Including The Spinners' Christmas concert from Birmingham.
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Margaret Cundiff.


Unknown: Rev Margaret Cundiff.

: Bill Rennells

The Early Show

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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.

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