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: Roger Royle

Carols and Christmas tunes.
At 6.15 Pause for Thought.

: Good MorningChristmas

Don Maclean celebrates
Christmas morning with cards, poems and messages.


Unknown: Don MacLean

: Ken Bruce

: The Monkhouse Archive Christmas Stockings

Bob Monkhouse presents some of the best moments of Christmas comedy, with a range of clips from Kenneth Williams to Lily Savage. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Frank Stirling

: The News HuddlinesChristmas Special

With Roy Hudd ,
June Whitfield and Chris Emmett.


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Chris Emmett.

: The Queen

Speaks to the Commonwealth.

: Ed Stewart

: Christmas with Celine

Celine Dion talks exclusively to Richard Allinson about the festive season and what it means to her.
Producer Ken Phillips


Talks: Celine Dion
Unknown: Richard Allinson
Producer: Ken Phillips

: Pavarotti in Conversation with Paul Gambaccini

In an exclusive interview, the tenor talks about his career in opera, his unusual fund-raising concerts, and how he spends Christmas in Italy.


Producer: Kevin Howlett

: Hubert Gregg

Says Thanks for the Memory.

: Christmas at BathAbbey

Roger Royle introduces traditional festive music from
Bath Abbey. With the BBC
Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robin Stapleton , led by Martin Loveday , and guests Jonathan Veira and the Choristers of Bath Abbey. Producer Bridget Apps


Introduces: Roger Royle
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Jonathan Veira
Producer: Bridget Apps

: Alan Freeman: TheirGreatest Christmas Bits

Seasonal music from the world of opera and popular classics.

: Listen to the Band:a Fanfare for Christmas

With Frank Renton.


Unknown: Frank Renton.

: Peace on Earth

The Christmas story from different perspectives.
Presented by Carol Smillie. Producer Tim Pemberton


Presented By: Carol Smillie.
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: Lynn Parsons

At 2.30 Pause for Thought With Janey Lee Grace.


Unknown: Janey Lee Grace.

: Lata Sharma

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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