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: News

: Farming Today

Jeremy Cherfas joins in the celebrations that made Austin,
Minnesota, Spam-Town USA. Producer Ruth Kiely


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.

: The Living World

With Lionel Kelleway.
Producer Julian Hector Repeat


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Julian Hector Repeat

: Today

With Alex Brodie and James Naughtie.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Sports News

: Below the Parapet

3: The road to Number 10.
For details see Monday 30 December

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Torches (Joubert); Luke 2, wl5-21;
Mary's Lullaby (Rutter); For Your Mercy and Your Grace (Culbach). Director of music Sasha Johnson Manning.


Music: Sasha Johnson Manning.

: A Good Read

Sarah Dunant and her guests Jenny Eclair and David Mellor discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Sara Davies Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: David Mellor
Producer: Sara Davies

: On This Day

The news from New Year's Day 1947. For details see Monday 30 December

: Woman's Hour

Football manager Ron Atkinson said women should be in the kitchen, the discotheque and the boutique - not in football. But it's too late. Women are running the game. playing the game, and supporting the game.
Jenni Murray kicks off the new year with a Football Special. Producer Fiona Hill


Unknown: Ron Atkinson
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Old Curiosity Shop

6: An Unmitigated Staggerer. Nell is ill but safe with her grandfather at
Mr Marton 's. Quilp plans an unpleasant revenge for Kit. And Dick, too, is a victim of Quilp's evil machinations. For details and cast see Christmas Day


Unknown: Mr Marton

: Paid Company

Anne Perry meets a feisty widow and paid companion to elderly gentlemen in the last programme of the series. For details see Boxing Day 12 noon


Unknown: Anne Perry

: King Street Junior

Created and written by Jim Eldridge.
Starring Karl Howman as Mr Sims and James Grout as Mr Beeston.
5: With Love. Mr Sims is very unhappy ...soisMrsRudd. with Tom Watson. Paul Copley , Deirdre Costello , Cheryl Hall and Ben Reynolds. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Written By: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston.
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: Tom Watson.
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Deirdre Costello
Unknown: Cheryl Hall
Unknown: Ben Reynolds.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Bell, Book and Candle

By John Van Drutten. Bewitched, and considerably bewildered, Anthony Henderson wanders into the Christmas cauldron of a Knightsbridge witches' coven when Gillian Holroyd decides that she wants a new man in her life.
Music Mia Soteriou with Merlin Shepherd and Brent Snell. Adapted and directed Ned Chaillet


Unknown: John van Drutten.
Unknown: Anthony Henderson
Unknown: Gillian Holroyd
Unknown: Brent Snell.
Unknown: Ned Chaillet
Gillian Holroyd: Beatie Edney
Anthony Henderson: Stephen Moore
Miss Holroyd: Ann Beach
Nicholas Holroyd: Nicholas Boulton
Sidney Redlitch: Michael Harbour

: Carry On up the Shrubbery

Harry Thompson explores the factors leading to the 1930s craze for nudism, which involved over 500,000 people. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: Kaleidoscope Quiz

Paul Gambaccini chairs two teams of Kaleidoscope regulars as they try to recall the highs, lows and extraordinary events in the arts over the past year. Producer Hilary Dunn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Short Story: New Year's Day

A story written and read by Fay Weldon. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated on Saturday


Read By: Fay Weldon.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Going South

The last of Kevin Connolly 's historical trips through France.
Producer Tony Grant Repeat


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees chairs the quotation quiz. Producer Kathy Smith Repeat


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Kathy Smith

: News

: The Archers

Marjorie's forgiven.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns with a new series of investigative reports.
Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow at
9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAILFTF@bbc.co. uk.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: Golden Spokes

An emperor's carriage wheels from turn-of-the-century Vienna begin a journey which runs through an Irish saga, some Cornish medals, an American dream, a New Zealand poem and a Yorkshire love-match
Producer Piers Plowright


Producer: Piers Plowright

: Close Shaves

Repeated from Saturday 28 December 11.00am

: Eureka

A new series of conversations with scientists. Oliver Sacks , neurologist and author of Awakenings, talks to
Barbara Myers about the curious nature of the human mind, including his own. Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Oliver Sacks
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Kaleidoscope Quiz

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Scarlet and Black

By Stendhal. 3: Julien's ambitions become focused on the Church. He falls in love, but an anonymous letter threatens disaster.
For details see Monday 30 December

: Late Night Opening

11.00 New series
The Cheese Shop Presents The Butter Factory
Professor Dudley Dower races a tortoise; Harwood Carter , journalist, tortures a celebrity; and Jack Finsborough , radio gardener, explains how to set roses on fire. Sketches, songs, jokes and a soap with a talking dog. With Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben
Ward and Richard Webb.
Producer Gareth Edwards
11.30 Date with Fate
Four close encounters with fate.
Written by Phil Whelans and Gary Parker. 2: Along for the Ride. Starring Charles Gray , Michael Troughton ,
Jenny Howe , Mandy Knight , Stephen Critchlow , Debbie Stephenson and TobyLongworth.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat
11.45 The Joys of Yiddish
Michael Fenton Stevens and Kerry Shale star in the second of a four-part guide to Yiddish. Based on the book by Leo Rosten. Adapted by Jeremy Front . Producer Diane Messias Repeat


Unknown: Professor Dudley Dower
Unknown: Harwood Carter
Unknown: Jack Finsborough
Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Written By: Phil Whelans
Written By: Gary Parker.
Unknown: Charles Gray
Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: Mandy Knight
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Debbie Stephenson
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Book By: Leo Rosten.
Adapted By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Diane Messias

: News

: The Late Book: Through the Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll. 3: Alice encounters Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
For details see Monday 30 December Repeat


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.

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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