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: News Briefing

: Prelude

A selection of seasonal music Stereo

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with The Most Rev and Rt Hon Robert Runcie , Archbishop of Canterbury


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: Robert Runcie

: News

: And on the Second Day of Christmas

Two Turtle Doves
Cliff Morgan and Bernard Falk are here to help you wake up gently on Boxing Day with a special programme that lets you escape into airwaves of glamour, holidays and sport.
Join them with their guests and give yourself a chance to win a holiday for two before the end of the programme.
Telephone competition quiz between 9.00 and 10.00am including at
7.25,8.25 Sport with JOHNINVERDALE
7.50 Thoughtfor the Day
8.00,9.00 News
Read by CLIVE roslin


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Read By: Clive Roslin
Producer: Jenny Mallinson-Duff

: Best of Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin offers some day-after-Christmas spirit to the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather , Craig Charles , Carol Thatcher , Jonathan Ross. Emma Freud , Victor Lewis
Smith, Stephen Fry , Richard Jobson and John Walters as they try to salvage something from the festive season.
With additional material from PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT
(Part on New Year's Eve at 11.00pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Victor Lewis
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse.
Producers: Cathie Mahoney
Producers: Jan Arkwright

: The Year Ahead

Once a year, BBC News correspondents get together to peer into a collective crystal ball. Linked together from their bases around the world, they try to predict the main issues of the year ahead.
Presented by Paul Reynolds Producer ADAM RAPHAEL


Presented By: Paul Reynolds
Producer: Adam Raphael

: Dylan Thomas: Return Journey

A recording from the BBC Sound Archives in which the poet returns - in his imagination - to the Swansea of his childhood.
Producer PAUL BURTON (First broadcast in 1947)


Producer: Paul Burton

: Hancock's Half Hour

starring Tony Hancock with Bill Kerr
Sidney James , Hattie Jacques Kenneth Williams in Agricultural '
Ancock WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA (First broadcast February 1957)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ancock Wally Stott

: News

: A Brush with the Bicester

An everyday story of fox-hunting folk.
As the Bicester Hunt rode across the countryside between Daventry and Banbury they were wired for sound, to discover who hunts, why they do it and the social milieu of the present-day fox-hunting classes. Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Alistair Cooke's American Songbook

Comprising a collection of songs taken from the 200 years of American history, that either have a surprising history or made history in surprising ways.
Producer ALAN OWEN. Stereo


Producer: Alan Owen.

: The Pickwick Papers

2: Dingley Dell Stereo

: A Little Bit of Magic Realised

Any child who can read sees things in newspapers about child abuse. But, having said that, we're not presenting any gruesome spectacles. I would say there's absolutely nothing in this which is going to be offensive to anyone, except perhaps the critics. DAVID POUNTNEY Producer David Pountney , designer Stefanos Lazaridis and conductor Mark Elder have received both widespread acclaim and criticism for their sometimes controversial productions at English National Opera.
Their latest, Engelbert
Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, opened last week.
This montage documentary follows it through from its inception to the first night.
Producer CATHY WEARING. Stereo


Producer: David Pountney
Designer: Stefanos Lazaridis
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Little Arthur's History of England

Richard II was not so well brought up as he ought to have been....
The inimitable style of Lady
Callcott's history-book made it vastly popular. Since 1835. it has sold nearly a million copies and enthralled generations of children with its blend of fact and legend and its vivid portraits of good and bad kings and queens. In Pamela Howe 's story of the History Brenda Bruce reads some of the best bits and Arthur Marshall recalls his own pleasure as a 'little Arthur'. BBCBristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 20


Unknown: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Arthur Marshall

: The Board Game Game


: News



Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Hundred and One Dalmatians

by dodie SMITH, dramatised in seven parts by MARTIN BOOTH Storyteller Dorothy Tutin 1: The Happy Couples
Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo (Part 2 tomorrow at 6. 15pm) (For cast see page 115)


Unknown: Dorothy Tutin

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
A Christmas Carol by MARK POWER Stereo

: News Quiz of the Year


: Crime at Christmas: Whose Body?

A body is found and a body is lost - but whose body has appeared in a bath in Battersea and where is the body of famous financier Sir Reuben Levy, who went to bed one night in his flat in Park Lane and simply disappeared? Lord Peter Wimsey investigates ...
BBC Pebble Mill


Writer: Dorothy L. Sayers
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Lord Peter Wimsey: Gary Bond
Bunter: John Cater
Mr Parker: Peter Rowland
Sir Julian Freke: Michael Graham Cox
Duchess of Denver: Veda Warwick
Mr Thipps/Dr Grimbold/Waiter: Kim Durham
John P. Milligan/Insp Sugg/ Gerald, Duke of Denver: Terry Molloy
Mr Crimplesham/Foreman/ Sexton: Christopher Benjamin
Sir Reuben Levy/Graves/ Coroner: Geoff Serle
Freddie Arbuthnot/Cummings: Tim Brierley
Glays Horrocks/Lady Levy: Charlotte Martin
Mr Piggott: Alex Jones

: Music in Mind

Presented by Richard Baker Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker

: Ten to Ten

led by Stephen Oliver. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: News

: Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing

Few families have left such an imprint on English musical and cultural life as the Wesleys. And their personalities were as diverse as their music.... Written and presented by Derek Wilson with Patrick Malahide as Samuel Wesley and Bill Wallis as Samuel Sebastian Wesley Other parts played by BRIAN GEAR and JOHN HARTOCH Music performed by the HIGHBURY SINGERS, with soloists MARGARET THOMAS and STEPHEN FOULKES
Musical director JOHN BISHOP Producer ERNEST REA
BBC Bristol. Stereo (R) revised


Presented By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Samuel Wesley
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Played By: Brian Gear
Played By: John Hartoch
Soloists: Margaret Thomas
Soloists: Stephen Foulkes

: Little Horrors

Five short nasty tales by ANGUS GRAHAM CAMPBELL
1: Conjuring with Spikenard
In which Jason, aged 13, develops something nasty in the woodwork room.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Unknown: Angus Graham Campbell
Music By: David Chilton
Music By: Nick Russell
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Jason: Graham McGrath
Teacher: Jonathan Tafler

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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.

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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.

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