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: Roger Royle

with Christmas music for early risers.

: Good Morning Christmas

Don Maclean presents
Christmas Day live from his home in Solihull, with the Hall Green Salvation Army Band, members of the cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham, and Sir Edward Heath.


Unknown: Don MacLean
Unknown: Edward Heath.

: The Queen

: Ken Bruce

: Michael Aspel

browses through the Radio 2 music catalogue playing all kinds of music from 60 years ago to the present day. He also glances at some of today's special anniversaries and features a dash of comedy, music and words.
# Andrew Duncan interview with Michael Aspel : page 10


Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Michael Aspel

: Phillip Schofield Reads Joseph

Phillip Schofield narrates the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, with music from the original cast recording of the West End production, currently showing at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
First broadcast on Radio 5


Unknown: Phillip Schofield

: The Christmas Truce

Robert Hardy narrates the extraordinary story of the Western Front ceasefire in December 1914 when enemies shook hands, traded souvenirs and played football in no man's land.
Abridged by Bob Sinfield from the book by Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton
Producer Graham Pass


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Abridged By: Bob Sinfield
Book By: Malcolm Brown
Book By: Shirley Seaton

: Sing Something Crosby

The Cliff Adams Singers accompanied by Jack Emblow in a programme of seasonal songs.
Repeated tomorrow 1.00pm


Singers: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow

: Encore

Charlie Chester presents more stories from the days when variety was king, and introduces some of his favourite artistes from the golden days of the British music-hall.


Unknown: Charlie Chester

: The Huddlines Bumper Christmas Annual

Join the team for a festive romp through the news. Producer Phil Bowker


Producer: Phil Bowker

: Richard Baker's Christmas Present

with an affectionate look at many Christmasses past.

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle and John Marsh present a gala
Christmas concert from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, with massed choirs from
Lancashire schools and featuring BBC Radio 2's Choirgirl of the Year, Fiona Wight.


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: John Marsh
Unknown: Fiona Wight.

: Alan Keith

with Your Hundred Best

: Steve Jones's Christmas Night

The best contemporary music featured on Radio 2 throughout the year, together with some classic pop hits.

: Patrick Lunt

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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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