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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Mary Murphy.


Unknown: Mary Murphy.

: Today

7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey


Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: News

: The Moral Maze

chaired by Michael Buerk. Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: David Coomes.

: Going Solo at the Bottle Ceremony

Adrian Mourby explores dinner party rituals. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Little Women

5: Dark Days. Sad news and hard lessons. Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne-Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
Old Mr Laurence: Don Fellows
Aunt March: -Margaret Robertson
Hannah: Alibe Parsons
John Brooke: Adam Henderson
Mrs Hummell: Kate Binchy
Lottie: Tamsin Hollo
Dr Bangs: Jonathan Tafler

: Paradise Lost

Episode 37.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Short story: Artist's
Christmas by Cora Sandel. Read by Rowena Cooper.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cora Sandel.
Read By: Rowena Cooper.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Boogie up the River

by Mark Wallington.
Starring Timothy Spall. 2: "Sonning. I'll definitely meet you in Sonning"
Producer Caroline Leddy. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Wallington.
Unknown: Timothy Spall.
Producer: Caroline Leddy.
Jennifer Conway: Carla Mendonca
Michael: Gary Parker
PA: Ainslie Foster
Lock-Keeper: Terence Edmond
Kevin: Rod Smith
Rita/Christine: Jill Graham
Graveyard Woman: Ann Windsor
Delia Smith/Sandra: Melinda Walker
Cruiserman: John Reming
Landlord: John Church
Fisherman: Jonathan Adams
Boogie: Ronald Herdman

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: The Lintel

by Albert Welling.
A "perfect" Christmas is interrupted.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Albert Welling.
Director: Jane Morgan.
Howard: Steve Hodson
Vicky: Marian Diamond
Joseph: Jeremy Spriggs
Mary: Federay Holmes

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Order of Service: page 23. Producer David France. Stereo


Producer: David France.

: Table Talk

Making a Victorian Christmas with Sir Roy Strong.
Producer Elizabeth Burke. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: Short Story

4: Life Without George by Lynne Truss.
An angel is making his way to George's house....
Read by Michael Williams. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Read By: Michael Williams.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Fanny and the Plaster Saints

Nearly 50 years ago actress Fanny Carby had a part-time job painting and gold-leafing saints and martyrs. In this pilgrimage she goes in search of them. Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Producer: Piers Plowright.

: Mind Your Aitches and Watch Your Stops

Malcolm Jones pays tribute to the Victorian
Joseph Edwards Carpenter and his book The Popular
Elocutionist and Reciter.
Readers Delia Corrie and Malcolm Raeburn.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Malcolm Jones
Unknown: Joseph Edwards Carpenter
Readers: Delia Corrie
Readers: Malcolm Raeburn.
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: The Young Postmen's Christmas Packet

Top of the Pops by Ben Miller.
Christmas is in danger at Swansden central sorting office. With Ben Miller , Felicity Montagu ,
John Thomson , Jim Barclay and Alistair McGowan.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: News

: The Archers

A surprise after the midnight service. Stereo

: A Belfast Scrapbook

Susan Marling presents the story of Joyce McCartan , a Protestant married to a Catholic who fights for better conditions in the community. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Joyce McCartan
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Driving With Ana Maria

Glaswegian Thomas Watters meets up with Ana Maria de Gamica , whom he rescued from the Spanish Civil War in 1937. Producers Herlinde Eraser and Piers Plowrieht. Stereo


Unknown: Glaswegian Thomas
Unknown: Ana Maria de Gamica
Unknown: Piers Plowrieht.

: Bye Bye Bow Street

Nick Baker waves off Bow
Street Police Station.
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae , Elizabeth Kelly , David Goodland and Deirdre Carney.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Elizabeth Kelly
Unknown: David Goodland
Unknown: Deirdre Carney.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: The World According to Mickey Mouse

Liz Kershaw investigates the "Disney Decade".
Producer Sara Jane Hall. Stereo


Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: News

: Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose

Read by Jenny Agutter. Producer David Benedictus


Read By: Jenny Agutter.
Producer: David Benedictus

: A Book at Bedtime

Escape from Siberia Final part. Stereo

: Fear on Four

A series of eight stories introduced by Edward de Souza.
1: Gobble, Gobble.
A seasonal chiller by Paul Burns.
Director Martin Jenkins.


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Paul Burns
Director: Martin Jenkins
Martin Reynolds: Peter Gunn
Len Carter: Stephen Thorne
George: David Holt
Liz Alhop: Jill Graham
Tom Sowerby: John Sansom
Angie: Siriol Jenkins

: Midnight Mass

from the Church of St
Marylebone in London.
With the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev David Hope. Introit: Frohlochet ihr
Volker auf Erden. Hymns: Silent Night It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, 0 Come All Ye Faithful. Readings: Hebrews 11, w 1-14; John 1, vv 1-14. Director of Music Peter Barley.


Unknown: David Hope.

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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