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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Peter Read Stereo

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev David Cohen
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: David Cohen

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

Laura's Son by Gerallt Williams.
Laura's son is a young impressionable boy growing up in a small Welsh village. Chapel life teaches him many lessons. One, in particular, he will never forget.... Read by Gareth Armstrong. Producer Caroline Saril


Unknown: Gerallt Williams.
Read By: Gareth Armstrong.
Producer: Caroline Saril

: Daily Service

Rejoice with Heart and Voice (Gaudete);
Sussex Carol; Ephesians 5, vv 8-20; Light Shining in the Darkness;
0 Come, 0 Come, Emmanuel (
Veni Immanuel , BBC HB 36) Director of Music
Noel Tredinnick. Stereo


Unknown: Veni Immanuel
Unknown: Noel Tredinnick.

: Citizens

Written by Shelagh Stephenson Director Tracey Neale , Stereo


Written By: Shelagh Stephenson
Director: Tracey Neale
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Sally: Avril Clark
Mireille: Tara Dominick
Alex: Kate Duchsne
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Joe: John Hollis
Policeman: Fraser Kerr
Hugh: James MacPherson
Barry: Peter McCulloch
Darius: Cyril Nri
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Neville: David Richard-Fox
Policewoman: Jane Whittenshaw

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Tales of Earth and Water

Nigel Barley concludes his anthropological ramble through Indonesia with a Christmas visit to the Goddess of the South Seas.
Producer Mick Webb. Stereo


Producer: Mick Webb.

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Quote ... Unquote

with Nigel Rees.
This week from the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.
The guests include Celia Haddon , Bryan Magee and Derek Robinson.
Reader Ronald Fletcher. Producer Armando lannucci Sfereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Reader: Derek Robinson.
Reader: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Armando Lannucci

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Julia Middleton , Chief Executive of 'Common
Purpose', about training communities to work together. Serial:
Billy Bayswater (5)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Julia Middleton
Unknown: Billy Bayswater

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Out by Christmas Vietnam, 1966. An advertisement in a newspaper from home develops into a special correspondence for a soldier looking forward to getting out by Christmas. Written by Robert Stuart Tyler.
Director Adrian Bean


Written By: Robert Stuart Tyler.
Director: Adrian Bean
Mark Develyn: Stephen Hoye
Donna: Caroline Strong
Edward J Develyn: Michael N Harbour
First sergeant: Shaun Prendergast
Mochrie: Johnny Myers
Linda: Tara Dominick
Sara: Jane Whittenshaw
Fred: Nicholas Gilbrook

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Dr Christopher Page , the director of Gothic Voices, this season celebrating ten successful years of performing medieval song to new audiences. Producer Judith Roles


Unknown: Dr Christopher Page
Producer: Judith Roles

: News

: Age to Age

With shopping a high priority at this time of year, Barry Cunliffe looks at one of the earliest consumer bodies, the Co-operative Movement, and traces the history of the Christmas card. Producers Kate Whitehead and Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: Felicity Goodall

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen picks out the plums of Christmas television; reports on three new versions of Tchaikovsky's ballet
The Nutcracker, and visits the Museum of Modern
Art in Oxford for an exhibition of the French artist Andre Derain.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Artist: Andre Derain.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Flying the Flag

A six-part observation of East-West diplomacy by Alex Shearer. 5: Cool Heads
The diplomats' wives' fact-finding shopping trip is grounded by hijackers. Meanwhile, the men plan a rescue. 'In my view, Colonel, the best course of action would be a swift and speedy implementation of time-honoured diplomatic principles.' 'Wait and see?' 'Precisely.'
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer.
Producer: Neil Cargill.
MacKenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

The last in the series. Eric Robson reports. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Liz Carney

: Science Now

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World. 5: Tales of a Hybrid Bourgeoisie
Homi Bhabha reflects on the cultural values and ambivalence of India's large and powerful urban middle class.

: In Touch

with Peter White Producer Thena Heshel
COMMENTS: tel [number removed] between 9. 15 and 10. 15pm


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by Leslie Thomas. Part 4


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.

: The Radio Programme

Stereo (BroadcastSunday 3.30pm)

: News

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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