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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Elaine Storkey


Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: Farming Today

With Rupert Segar


Unknown: Rupert Segar

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: The Real James Herriot

Jim Wright 's new biography of his father Alf-aka vet and best-selling author James Herriot - is read in five parts by David Holt. 1: Glasgow Abridged and produced by Paul Kent


Unknown: Jim Wright
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: David Holt.
Produced By: Paul Kent

: Daily Service

People Look East (Arr Fletcher ); Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth (Trad arrWillcocks); 1
John 3. wl-2; In Dulci Jubilo (Trad Arr Pearsall); Love Came Down at Christmas (Archer). Director of music John North.


Unknown: Arr Fletcher

: Woman's Hour

I With Martha Kearney and guests.
! Drama: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part 6 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Amanda Foreman.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

John McCarthy presents a series about his attempt to understand the Bible.
4: The Prophet Margins. In the Bible prophets are brave souls, fearlessly calling on kings and people alike to face up to their moral duty. This week McCarthy asks Tony Benn , Hanan Ashrawi , Lea Rabin and Bill Clinton 's spiritual guru Tony Campolo : where are the prophets of today? Producer Roger Childs


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Hanan Ashrawi
Unknown: Lea Rabin
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Tony Campolo
Producer: Roger Childs

: Son of Santa

A festive comedy by Nev Fountain.
Santa's son returns to the North Pole, having qualified as a management consultant. He aims to restructure, redefine and expand the age-old business of Christmas.
Producer Maria Esposito


Producer: Maria Esposito
Santa Claus: Ron Moody
Son: James Fleet
Holly Berry/Secretary: Lynda Bellingham
Elf: Dave Lamb
Elf: Ronnie Ancona

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White. With the Veg
Talkmen, Greg and Charlie, visiting markets around the country.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Wildbrain

i Lionel Kellewaypresentsthewildlifequizwhich I aimsto find Britain's top naturalist. This week's programme comes from Dinton Pastures Country Park near Reading, producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kellewaypresentsthewildlifequizwhich
Producer: Brett Westwood

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Nobody

By Daniel Brocklehurst. Paul Hague arrives home on Christmas Eve to find other people living in his house. He is arrested after a fight breaks out, but the police can find no evidence of his existence....
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Daniel Brocklehurst.
Unknown: Paul Hague
Director: Melanie Harris
Paul Hague: John McArdle
DC Keen: Cathy Tyson
David Keen: James Quinn

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on a topical
| issue that affects yourfinances.
I Producer Frances Macdonald. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald.

: A Magic Day

Magician and reporter Hugh Levinson goes behind the scenes at the world's oldest magic shop - Davenports in central London - and meets the family who have run this Aladdin's cave of wizardry for over a century. Producer Hugh Levinson


Reporter: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

The story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson. 81: 1988-
Another Thatcher Victory and Cabinet Divisions Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests take a global view of news, traditions and human stories. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Eddie Mair

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud ,
Paul Merton. Linda Smith and Graham Norton for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Newcastle city hall as part of the Newcastle Comedy Festival.
Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Boxing Day 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Sid forgets himself. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets award-winning conductor Paul McCreesh, who has just recorded Christmas music by the often overlooked 17th-century German composer Heinrich Schutz.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz.
Producer: John Goudie

: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

by Amanda Foreman , dramatised in 15 parts by Jennifer Curry.
6: Queen Bess, 1778.
From exile in Italy, Georgiana looks back on the war with France and on infidelities and infertility in her own unhappy marriage.
With David Timson, Sean Baker, Tim Treloar, Fiona Clarke, Elizabeth Bell, Gavin Muir, Christopher Ketham and Tom George.
Directors Cherry Cookson and Janet Whitaker.
Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Amanda Foreman
Adaptor: Jennifer Curry.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Georgiana: Juliet Aubrey
Mrs Chatterton: Judi Dench
LordGossard: Michael Williams
Lady Spencer: Maggie Steed
Harriet: Emilia Fox
William Duke of Devonshire: Julian Wadham
Lady Elizabeth Foster (Bess): Sophie Thompson
Charles Fox: David Troughton
Prince of Wales (Prinny): Julian Rhind-Tutt
Charles Grey: Douglas Hodge
Actor: David Timson.
Actor: Sean Baker
Actor: Tim Treloar.
Actor: Fiona Clarke
Actor: Elizabeth Bell
Actor: Gavin Muir
Actor: Christopher Ketham
Actor: Tom George

: So Near Yet So Far

Jenny Cuffe presents the last in the series comparing public services in Britain and Europe. Growing Old. Hanover's senior citizens enjoy a well funded, nationally administered system of care. In Bristol, like the restofthe United Kingdom, what you get depends on your postcode. But the German government is now introducing radical reforms, many of which ape what happened in the U K Over a decade ago. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The House at Green Knowe

Dilly Barlow visits the Manor, an ancient house deep in the fens of East Anglia, home to Lucy M
Boston and the setting of her prize-winning Green Knowe series. Producer Rebecca Moore


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Nature

Dreaming of Whales
2: Southern Right Whales in South Africa.
Mark Carwardine describes and explainsthe spectacle of the whales gathering in the bay at Hermanus. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne MacKenzie.


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: Chosen for Christmas

Richard Briers reads Dulce Domum from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: All Quiet on the Orient Express

Magnus Mills's novel takes us to a village in the Lakes, where a man and his oil drums present a dangerous obsession. Abridged in nine parts by Neville Teller , read by Nick Mercer. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Nick Mercer.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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