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: World Service


: Take Five

with Caron Keating.
Phillip Schofield opens the fifth window of his
Advent calendar and looks at the Christmas customs in Switzerland.
Ross King buys a special Christmas present in New York and Judi Dench reads The Christmas
Train by Ivan Gantschev.


Unknown: Caron Keating.
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Ivan Gantschev.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: This Family Business

with Johnnie Walker


Unknown: Johnnie Walker

: Anita Morgan Meets

Edgar Carey


Unknown: Edgar Carey

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: World Service

2.30 Meridian Books;
3.05 Outlook; 3.30 Focus on Faith;
4.05 Caribbean Magazine

: Five Aside

With all the latest sports news and a look ahead to the weekend.

: Christmas Tales

A Lion for the King read by Pik-Sen Lim. Long ago when China was ruled by the emperors of the Han Dynasty, an astronomer sighted a new star in the night sky.


Read By: Pik-Sen Lim.

: Follow That Star

A light-hearted version of the Christmas story, consisting of three kings, two shepherds and a tax inspector - not to mention a baby, a stable, a donkey, a choir of angels, an emperor, several sheep...

: Afro-Pop

Music from Algeria, Sudan and Ethiopia. Georges Collinet introduces some of Algeria's top rai artists.


Introduces: Georges Collinet

: The Leading Edge

Yachtswoman Tracey Edwards talks to
John Howard. (R)


Talks: Tracey Edwards
Unknown: John Howard.

: Rave

The Welsh alternative with Gary Slaymaker.


Unknown: Gary Slaymaker.

: World Service

11.08 Worldbrief; 11.23 From the Weeklies; 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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