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: Sarah Kennedy

with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the papers.

: Wake Up to Wogan

with news, travel, weather, and some of the greatest hits of all time.

: Pause for Thought

with Rev Canon Roger Royle.


Unknown: Rev Canon Roger Royle.

: Ken Bruce

with dedications and requests, including at
10.00 Pick of the Hits

: David Jacobs

with seasonal music for the festive preparations.

: Joanna Lumley

with an absolutely fabulous selection of music.

: Gloria Hunniford's Christmas Concert

Seasonal music and readings from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London, with the London Choral Society.

: Ed Stewart

with the final of the Accumulator Quiz.

: A West Country Christmas

The Yetties and Johnny Coppin join forces to celebrate Christmas Eve with a collection of Yuletide stories, poems, songs and traditional carols - all of which have their origins in the West Country. With Phil Beer and Paul Burgess. Producer Stuart Hobday


Unknown: Johnny Coppin
Unknown: Phil Beer
Unknown: Paul Burgess.
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Jameson at the

Derek Jameson continues his mission to convert you to opera.


Unknown: Derek Jameson

: An OM-Fashioned Chrisbnas

Roger Royle presents a concert from Rochester
Cathedral, evoking images of Christmas past in words and music. Familiar carols mingle with a chorus from Handel's Messiah, organ music by Bach, Roger Quilter's Children's
Overture, and what may be the first European performance of William Henry Fry 's Santa Claus Symphony. Featuring the the Royal Choral Society, the Choir of Rochester
Cathedral and the BBC
Concert Orchestra, leader Martin Loveday , conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes. With Roger Sayer (organ). At 8.20-8.40
A Dickens of a Show
Adrian Edwards looks back at Charles Dickens 's connections with the musical world, from an operetta he wrote in the 1830s to the recent revival of Pickwick.
(In association with Royal Mail)


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: William Henry Fry
Leader: Martin Loveday
Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes.
Unknown: Roger Sayer
Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Katie Boyle's Christmas Choice

Favourite Christmas tunes and what they mean to her.

: Carols by Candlelight

Alan Sykes presents carols, traditional and modem, from York Minster 's 13th-century Chapter House. Featuring the Chapter House Choir, musical director Jane Sturmheit , with handbell accompaniments, and organist Geoffrey Coffin. Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Alan Sykes
Unknown: York Minster
Director: Jane Sturmheit
Organist: Geoffrey Coffin.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Alan Dedicoat

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rt Rev Ronald Brown.


Unknown: Ronald Brown.

: Colin Berry

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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