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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Paul's Cathedral, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Today Claire PoweU breakfasts with writer and cartoonist Henry Brewis , who takes a humorous look at day-to-day life down on the farm.
Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Poweu
Unknown: Henry Brewis

: Sunday

with CUve Jacobs and Andrew Green. Editors DAVID COOMES and BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Baroness Sear

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about an organisation that works for the six million men and women who look after someone at home.
Carers' National Association [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The Rev Prof John de Gruchy, Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Cape
Town, is the preacher for the fourth Sunday in Advent from the University and Parish Church of St Paul's,
Bristol, conducted by The Rev Tony Bryer. Readings: Isaiah 40, vv 1-11; Luke 1, w 67-9 Hymns: Hide not thou thy face (Farrant); Hark the glad sound
(Ravenscroft); In the bleak mid-winter (Hoist); The great
Creator of the worlds (Dykes Bower ); This is the record of John
(Gibbons); It came upon the midnight clear (trad) Organist


Unknown: Tony Bryer.
Unknown: Dykes Bower
Organist: Christopher Maxim

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by niall FRASER Editor RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Nicholas Comfort Producer JANE BERESFORD


Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs: HRH The Duchess of Kent

HRH The Duchess of Kent talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work.


Producer: Olivia Seligman
Programme created by: Roy Plomley
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: HRH The Duchess of Kent

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Miles Kington,
Independent columnist and inventor of Franglais, presents his favourite literary extracts with the help of Sheila Steafel and Kerry Shale
Producer KATE WHITEHEAD BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where members of the Senior Union Gardening Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Ken Hulme.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Ken Hulme.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Beasts of Ambridge

It's Christmas Eve in Ambridge
Folk are full of festive cheer,
Dream of carols, crackers, pudding
And a pint of Shires' beer.
But at Grange Farm
Clint the Turkey
Has a different point of view.
Why sit around just waiting
When the Christmas lunch is you?
Persephone the Goat
Directed by NIALL FRASER Producer RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Burns.
Directed By: Niall Fraser
Producer: Ruth Patterson
Clint the Turkey: Trevor Harrison
Captain the Dog: Arnold Peters
Charlemagne the Bull: Charles Collingwood
452 Battery Hen: Charlotte Martin
Freda the Pig: Patricia Greene
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, introduced by Brian Kay.
Once in royal David's city (descants Cleobury) Bidding Prayer Sussex Carol (arr Ledger)
Genesis 3, w 8-15,17-19 Herefordshire Carol
(arr Vaughan-Williams) Adam lay y-bounden (Ord)
Genesis 22, w 15-18
Angels from the realms of glory (arr Jacques)
Chorale: Break forth, 0 beauteous heav'nly light (Christmas Oratorio, J. S. Bach )
Isaiah 9, w 2, 6, 7
Dluminare Jerusalem (Judith Weir )
0 little town of Bethlehem (arr
Isaiah 11, vv 1-3a, 4a, 6-9 There is no rose (Joubert)
Balulalow (Warlock) Luke 1, w 26-35, 38 Gabriel's message (arr Pettman)
The Cherry Tree Carol (arr Cleobury) Luke 2, vv 1,3-7
En natus est Emanuel (Praetorius)
In dulci jubilo
(arr De Pearsall) Luke 2, w 8-16
In the bleak mid-winter
While shepherds watched (Este's Psalter) Matthew 2, w 1-11 St Steven's Carol (Goehr)
Sir Christemas (Mathias) John 1, w 1-14
0 come all ye faithful Collect and Blessing
Hark the herald angels sing
Chorale Prelude: In dulci jubilo (J. S. Bach) Organ Scholar PETER BARLEY
Director of Music


Introduced By: Brian Kay.
Unknown: J. S. Bach
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury

: Saying the Word

Fr George Saintsbury is a retired Catholic priest who celebrates a weekly Latin Mass in his small London flat.
In his life he has travelled a long and puzzling journey to what he feels is his true home ...


Unknown: Fr George Saintsbury

: Down Your Way

The first of two programmes.
Actor, writer, Goodwill
Ambassador for UNICEF ... citizen of the world
Peter Ustinov invades Moscow.
Producer jill MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Ustinov

: News

: Uncle Mort's North Country

Five episodes by PETER TINNISWOOD.
and 1: My Friend Domford Narrator
Christian Rodska. Producer PETE ATKIN
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Narrator: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Peter Skellern
Dornford Scargill: Jim Broadbent

: Off to See the Wizard

Fifty years ago MGM turned a popular children's book into one of the most widely seen musicals ever made. Nigel Andrews tells the story of The Wizard ofOz.
Additional recordings by TOM BROOK
Producer ROSEMARY HART Stereo (R)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde meets novelist Ellis Peters.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Ellis Peters.

: Classic Serial

A Tale of Two Cities
2: Five Years Later Stereo (R)

: The Tingle Factor

Peter Barkworth talks to Robin Ray.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT Stereo (R)


Talks: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Robin Ray.

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Angel's Shadow

A dramatic presentation of poetry, prose and music to celebrate the role of Mary in the Christmas story.
Compiled by ANDREW GREEN Producer BEVERLEY MCAlNSH Stereo

: Lark Rise Today

It is 50 years since Flora Thompson 's Lark Rise was published, describing life in the village of Juniper Hill. Chris Nicholson visits the village to see how things have changed. Readings by MARGARET COURTENAY. Producer DAVID PERRY (R)


Unknown: Flora Thompson
Unknown: Lark Rise
Unknown: Juniper Hill.
Unknown: Chris Nicholson
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay.
Producer: David Perry

: Midnight Mass

led by The Rt Rev Gerald Moverley ,
Bishop of Hallam, from the Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield.
Hymns: Once in royal David's city; Unto us is born a son; Of the Father's love begotten; Hark the herald angels sing
Choir motets: A babe is born; Coventry carol
Readings: Isaiah 9, w 2-7; Titus 2, w 11-14 Psalm: 95
Gospel: Luke 2, w 1-14
Mass setting: Centenary Our Father: Plainchant. Master of Music
Organist HUGH FINNEGAN Trumpeters BRIAN TOWSE and DAVID TOMKIN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Gerald Moverley
Organist: Joanne Overend
Organist: Hugh Finnegan
Organist: Trumpeters Brian Towse

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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.

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