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: World Service


: Take Five

with Caron Keating.
Phillip Schofield opens another Advent calendar window on a Christmas custom. Today: Poland. And Judi Dench reads
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen.


Unknown: Caron Keating.
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Today's Wiggly Park story: The Blizzard.

: This Family Business

Johnnie Walker with today's issues and a little music.


Unknown: Johnnie Walker

: Education Matters

with Wendy Jones


Unknown: Wendy Jones

: European Concert

with Chris de Souza


Unknown: Chris de Souza

: 1,2, 3, 4, 5

: World Service

2.30 Meridian Feature;
3.05 Outlook; 3.30 Endangered People; 3.45 Network UK;
4.05 Development 90

: Five Aside

: Christmas Tales

'Mole's Christmas' read by Peter Sal I is from
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.


Read By: Peter Sal
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame.

: London Snow

Paul Theroux 's mystery story with a message.


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: Sporting Albums

Tennis star Jo Durie talks to Garth Crooks about her favourite music.


Talks: Jo Durie
Unknown: Garth Crooks

: Review of the Sporting Year

John Inverdale relives a year of surprises and glorious triumphs.
Including two major titles for Nick Faldo ; nine athletic golds in Split; a lost crown for
Mike Tyson ; tears from Gazza; Norton's Coin at
Cheltenham; and another Wimbledon title for
Martina Navratilova.


Unknown: John Inverdale
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Mike Tyson
Unknown: Martina Navratilova.

: Earshot

Music, news and views from north of the border.
With John Cavanagh.


Unknown: John Cavanagh.

: World Service

11.08 The Making of the Middle East; 11.38 The World Today;
11.53 Words of Faith

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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