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: Aled Jones

Aled Jones roasts chestnuts with veteran pop star Cliff Richard. They are joined by Canon Ann Easter.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Cliff Richard.

: Christmas Wogan

Yuletide music and banter. Producer Alan Boyd


Producer: Alan Boyd

: Alan Carr's Christmas Box

A camp Christmas special in which innuendo-rich stand-up and TV presenter Alan Carr presents a personal selection of festive hits. Producer Malcolm Prince


Presenter: Alan Carr
Producer: Malcolm Prince

: Elton John - the RedPiano Concert

Caesars Palace came to Radio 2 in September with this Elton John spectacle recorded at London's
02 Arena. Written and designed by friend and photographer David LaChapelle , the Red Piano show was devised as a Las Vegas extravanganza for the singer's 60th birthday, with love as its theme.
Chris Evans presents highlights of this first London staging of the OTT music event. Producer Sarah Gaston


Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: David Lachapelle
Unknown: Chris Evans
Producer: Sarah Gaston

: The Queen

Her Majesty's Christmas message.

: David Beckham

Kate Thornton passes questions to the star footballer, with further queries from Radio 2 listeners. Producer Phil Critchlow


Unknown: Kate Thornton
Producer: Phil Critchlow

: Mark Lamarr

With obscure Christmas tracks.

: The Lee Mack Christmas Show

Stand-up comedian Lee Mack sits in for Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie over the next three nights with music and light-hearted banter, abetted tonight by comedian Jason Byrne. Producer Fiona Day


Unknown: Lee MacK
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Jason Byrne.

: Radio 2's Christmas Tale

Hollywood actor Christian Slater reads Lynn Ferguson 's new tale about a life-altering car journey by a man and his pregnant wife. Producer Julia Hayball


Unknown: Christian Slater
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Producer: Julia Hayball

: Nikki Bedi

: Alex Lester

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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