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: Don Maclean

says Good Morning Sunday and welcomes his special guest Cardinal Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow.

: Michael Aspel

presents music old and new with a dash of comedy and a glance at some of the week's anniversaries.

: Hayes on Sunday

Topical debate, features and phone-ins on issues of the week.

: Vintage Years

12.00 Desmond Carrington with Radio 2 All-Time Greats
Your favourite tunes and performances on record.
2.00pm Benny Green
A weekly celebration of the art of the songwriter.
3.00 David Jacobs with Sounds Easy
4.00 Festive Tenors
Robin Gregory presents great tenors from around the world in a festive mood.
Producer Roger Bowman
4.35 Sing Something Simple with the Cliff Adams
Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet. Rpt
5.00 Charlie Chester with Sunday Soapbox The telephone number during the programme is [number removed].
WRITE TO: Charlie Chester , BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham B5 7QQ
6.30 Ronnie Hilton with Sounds of the 50s


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Benny Green
Songwriter: David Jacobs
Tenors: Robin Gregory
Producer: Roger Bowman
Singers: Cliff Adams
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Ronnie Hilton

: Richard Baker

with Melodies for You
Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Philip Gibson.


Conducted By: Philip Gibson.

: Sunday Half Hour

In the last of four special
Advent programmes, Roger Royle introduces popular hymns from St Albans
Abbey, led by the St Albans Bach Choir.
Conductor Dr Barry Rose Organist Andrew Parnell Thy kingdom come! on bended knee; Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing; Come, thou redeemer of the earth;
Jesus hope of every nation; People, look east, the time is near; Light beyond shadow; Ye servants of the Lord; It came upon the midnight clear.


Introduces: Roger Royle
Conductor: Dr Barry Rose
Organist: Andrew Parnell

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best Tunes

: Christmas Party

Radio 2 Arts Programme Writers from
George Bernard Shaw and Sir John Betjeman
to Laurie Lee and George Orwell have recorded their thoughts about Christmas.
Richard Anthony Baker examines their findings with the help of John Marsh , Charlotte Green and Rosalyn Elvin. And Shelley Berman , Sammy Cahn ,
Harry Connick Jnr ,Blossom Dearie , Joyce Grenfell , Stan Freberg , the King's Singers, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ,
Oscar Peterson , Mel Torme and Barbra Streisand add to the jollity.
Producer Madeleine Cuming


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker
Unknown: John Marsh
Unknown: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Rosalyn Elvin.
Unknown: Shelley Berman
Unknown: Sammy Cahn
Unknown: Harry Connick Jnr
Unknown: Blossom Dearie
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Stan Freberg
Singers: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Singers: Oscar Peterson
Singers: Mel Torme
Singers: Barbra Streisand
Producer: Madeleine Cuming

: Charles Nove

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Eric Gaudion.


Unknown: Rev Eric Gaudion.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Eric Gaudion.


Unknown: Rev Eric Gaudion.

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.

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