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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Allison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Allison Elliot.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday at 8.45pm

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark reflects on the past year and takes a journey through the changing seasons.
Producer Matt Dyas Extended repeat on New Year's Day at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Matt Dyas

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly provides the essentials to bluff your way through country life. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Tim Franks.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tim Franks.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

John Peel looks back over a year of Home Truths.
Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday 29 December at llpm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Jackie and Me

Jackie Clune celebrates the magazine that was the friend, guide and agony aunt to generations of teenage girls -Jackie. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Jackie Clune
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests discuss the topical issues in politics. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Seasonal insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world, producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart casts a Christmas eye overthe best bits of a year's News Quiz- with contributions from
Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and Francis Wheen , among others, and a pick of the CUttingS. Repeated from yesterday at6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Francis Wheen

: News

: Village Voices

Atomic Aspirations. Bringing international perspectives to current issues. Courtenay Griffiths and five experts examine the controversy that surrounds the debate over nuclear proliferation. Repeated from yesterday at 8pm


Unknown: Courtenay Griffiths

: Lord Clark: Servant of Civilisation

Another chance to hear a programme about the life and career of Kenneth Clark , whose birth centenary was in July this year. Presented by Miranda Clark. ProducerThomas Morris


Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Presented By: Miranda Clark.

: The Saturday Play: The Chimes

By Charles Dickens, dramatised by John Clifford.
Written just a year after Dickens's more famous Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, The Chimes tells the story of Trotty Veck, a humble man who one New Year's Eve learns in an extraordinary way how important love and hope are to life.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: John Clifford
Producer/Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Charles Dickens: Sean Murray
Toby 'Trotty' Veck: Ron Cook
Sir Joseph/Mr Filer: Sean Chapman
Richard/Mr Fish: Luke Jardine
Alderman Cute/Doctor: Paul Jesson
Meg: Helen Longworth
Lady Bowley/Mrs Tugby/Lily: Isobel Mlddleton
Will/Mr Tugby: Nicholas Murchie
Young Lily: Martha Beynon-Gray

: A House Somewhere

New series In this three-part series, author and Sunday Times critic Anthony Sattin meets people who have moved abroad and then written about it. 1: A Decade in Provence.Peter Mayle , author of A Year in Provence, discovered paradise in rural
France back in the late 1980s. As a result, this quiet corner of Provence was deluged with tourists, making life so difficult that Mayle finally decided to move. Now he's back and rediscovered the paradise he found - then nearly lost. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Anthony Sattin
Unknown: Peter Mayle
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge Producer Natasha Maw EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

A hundred years ago shooting began on The Great Train Robbery- the very first western. But this year Warner Brothers dismantled their famous Laramie Street cowboy set because of a lack of demand.
There are some big-budget westerns in the pipeline, but Jim White wonders whether Hollywood shouldn't just take it like a man and saddle up, ride into the sunset and watch the final credits roll. ProducerJerome Weatherald


Unknown: Jim White

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Main Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Stories from the Wards

3: The last programme in this series hearing extraordinary stories from six diverse NHS workers. An art therapist talks about his inspirational work caring forthe elderly, while a psychiatric nurse recalls the case she had of a woman who had murdered her own baby.
Repeated from Sunday 21 December at 5.40pm

: The Archive Hour: Old Year's Night

James Naughtie investigates the history and traditions behind the peculiarly Scottish celebration of Hogmanay, forwhich thousands of people head north of the border at a time when the days are bewilderingly short and the weather is at best unpredictable. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Classic Serial: Headlong Hall

At a Christmas house party in north Wales, the guests exchange philosophical flirtations under the beady eye of Miss Brindle-Mew, who is determined to marry off her niece and nephew before the festivities are over.

Repeated from Sunday 21 December at 3pm


Writer: Thomas Love Peacock
Dramatised by: DJ Britton
Producer: Alison Hindell
Harpist: Margaret Harries
Miss Brindle-Mew: Elry Thomas
Escot: John McAndrew
Foster: Andrew Wincott
Cranium: Bill Wallis
Cephalis: Mali Harries
Caprioletta: Iola Hughes
Squire Headlong: Meic Povey
Sexton: Lestyn Jones
Rev Gaster: Richard Mitchley

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate with Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove and Claire Fox , who cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Repeated from Christmas Eve at 8pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

The quest for the best all-round amateur quiz team of the year continues as Manchester meet
Aberdeen. The questionmaster is Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday 22 December at 1.30pm


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Eternal Echoes

Michael Symmons Roberts meets the Irish poet John O'Donohue at his Connemara home, in the bleak yet beautiful landscape that inspires his work in the Christian and Celtic traditions. Repeated from Sunday 21 December at 4.30pm


Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Unknown: John O'Donohue

: Daft Questions

Another idle thought of ourtime investigated by Evan Davis. How wide should the pavement be?


Unknown: Evan Davis.

: The Late Story: Omphaloskepsis

The last of a series of short stories inspired by words from the more obscure corners of the Oxford English Dictionary. 5: Logorrhoeaby Harry Ritchie , read by Johnny Meres. "You know how sometimes I tend to go on a bit when I'm anxious? Well, I think I went on quite a bit that evening. Me and my idiotic idiolect. My loco loquacity. My ghastly garrulity. My preposterous prolixity...." Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Read By: Johnny Meres.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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