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: Alex Lester

Including at 9.15
Pause for Thought with Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Ken Bruce

E-MAIL: [address removed]

: Joe Brown'sChristmas

Featuring classics from the golden age of rock'n'roll, including tracks from his personal record collection.

: Round the Horne

A 1967 episode from the classic comedy series, featuring Celia, Rambling Sid, Binkie, Julian, Sandy and, of course, Mr Horne. (R)
BBC Radio Collection: A range of Round the Horne audio cassettes are available from all good retail outlets or [web address removed].

: The Russ AbbottChristmas Show

A selection of sketches and songs, featuring Jeffrey Holland , Bella Emberg , Chris Emmett and Suzy Aitchison.


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Suzy Aitchison.

: Richard Allinson

New and classic music and a chance to test your knowledge of pop culture in the Big Quiz.

: Johnnie Walker

: NickBarraclough

With New Country, including the latest tunes from Nashville.
Plus the Hot Country Countdown.

: Mike Harding's Best of the Year

A look back on some of the classic tracks in what has been a fine year for folk music.

: A Beginner's Guide toReggae

Mark Lamarr concludes his series chronicling the history of reggae music. The final guest is Laurence Cane-


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: Kirsty MacColl'sCuba

Singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl visits Havana's famous Tropicana nightclub, hears from one of Cuba stop female vocalists,
Omara Portuondo , and there's music from
Cuban legends NBeny More, Perez Prado and Desi Arnaz.
Producer John Leonard


Singer-Songwriter: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Omara Portuondo
Unknown: Perez Prado
Unknown: Desi Arnaz.
Producer: John Leonard

: Nat "King" Cole:Let There Be Love

Jools Holland continues his profile of the jazz pianist and Singer. Revised repeat


Unknown: Jools Holland

: Lynn Parsons

: Janice Long

Including at 1.30 and 3.30 Pause for
Thought from Wales.

: Nicky Horne

Pause for Thought with Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Rob Marshall.

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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