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: Alex Lester

And at 9.15 Pause for Thought with the Rev Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Ken Bruce

: Sold on Song: George Michael

Pop professional George Michael performs a songwriting special for Radio 2's Sold on Song.
Rptd from Saturday 18 December at 9.30pm


Unknown: George Michael

: The Day the Music Died

Andrew Collins satirises various aspects of the music industry.


Unknown: Andrew Collins

: A Beatles Christmas

Highlights from the Christmas discs sent to Beatles fan club members from 1963 to 1969.


Producer: Des Shaw

: Christmas Rockln' with Suzi Q

Retro rocker Suzi Quatro hosts a Christmas edition of her show, with music by the Drifters, the Cadillacs and Nat "King" Cole.
Producer Kevin Howlett '


Producer: Kevin Howlett

: Matthew Wright's Christmas Tidings

1/2. Unusual news stories from previous Christmases, presented by Matthew Wright over two consecutive nights. Producer Graham Pass


Presented By: Matthew Wright

: The Best of Live from the Stables

Cleo Laine and John Dankworth with highlights from their series showcasing modern jazz and pop. Producer Anna Harrison


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth
Producer: Anna Harrison

: Big Band Special

Helen Mayhew with the second part of the BBC
Big Band's recent concert at the Bad Kissingen winter festival in Bavaria.


Unknown: Helen Mayhew

: Mark Lamarr

Over the next four evenings Mark Lamarr invites special guests to reveal the songs that have inpsired them. He is joined tonight by Robert Plant.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr

: Christopher Lee's Fireside Tales

2/5. Christopher Lee reads
Jerome K Jerome 's story The Man of Science (1892).


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Jerome K Jerome

: Liz Kershaw

At 1.30am and 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rt Rev Jack Nicholls.


Unknown: Jack Nicholls.

: Alex Lester

At 6.15 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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