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: Sujata Barot

A Christmas Party with surprise guests.

: Brian Matthew

with Sounds of the 60s

: Judi Spiers

A Rewind production

: Disney's Wonderful World of Christmas

James Earl Jones presents a selection of magical memories and music from the Disney archives, with recollections from well-known personalities.
An SJS Entertainment production


Unknown: James Earl Jones

: Martin Kelner on Saturday

Martin unearths some quirky Christmas music and is joined by Professor
Stanley Unwin and Stuart Hall with some of their own seasonal offerings.


Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Stuart Hall

: Nick Barraclough

with New Country
A selection of Christmas favourites - Nashville style. A Smooth Operations production

: Cado Cudey at Christmas

Angela Rippon introduces Carlo Curley 's Christmas Show from Guildford
Cathedral. The American virtuoso organist unwraps some festive favourites, and no doubt there are some surprises in store for the Cathedral Choir and the director of music at
Andrew Millington. Producer Keith Loxam


Introduces: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Carlo Curley
Unknown: Andrew Millington.
Producer: Keith Loxam

: Ghosts from the Archives

Gillian Reynolds raises a shiver with a selection of supernatural happenings from the BBC's archives . Producer Ruth Cubbin


Producer: Ruth Cubbin

: The Golden Days of Radio

Robin Boyle introduces a special seasonal edition of Hancock's Half Hour, originally broadcast in 1956, starring Tony Hancock , Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.
Producer Richard Edis Rpt


Introduces: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Producer: Richard Edis Rpt

: Christmas at Chichester

A traditional celebration of Christmas Eve from
Chichester Cathedral. The
BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , is joined by the choir of Chichester
Cathedral (choirmaster Alan Thurlow ) and the Saint
Richard Singers , all directed by Robin Stapleton. With
James Thomas (organ) and Christopher Timothy , who reads from Dickens, Hardy and the Rev Francis Kilvert.
Presented by Roger Royle. Producer Tim McDonald
Given by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester


Unknown: Martin Loveday
Choirmaster: Alan Thurlow
Unknown: Richard Singers
Directed By: Robin Stapleton.
Unknown: James Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Francis Kilvert.
Presented By: Roger Royle.
Producer: Tim McDonald

: A Dickens of a Christmas

Sir Harry Secombe looks at Christmas through the eyes of Charles Dickens. Written by Ronnie Cass Producer Alan Boyd


Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Written By: Ronnie Cass
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Carols by Candlelight

From York Minster's 13th-century Chapter House,
Alan Sykes presents carols performed by the Chapter House Choir. Musical director Jane Sturmheit.
Organist John Scott-Whiteley . Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Alan Sykes
Organist: Jane Sturmheit.
Organist: John Scott-Whiteley
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Colin Berry

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Dennis Bailey.


Unknown: Dennis Bailey.

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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