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: World Service

: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Cliff Morgan with festive stories and music. including at 9.00-9.05am The Queen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan

: Take Five

Su Pollard with requests for children in hospital.


Unknown: Su Pollard

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

: Take Five

with Melanie Hill and Kenneth Walker , Grandad and Aveline from Bread.


Unknown: Melanie Hill
Unknown: Kenneth Walker

: Nine Lessons and Carols

(Details as R4 3.00pm yesterday)

: Revolting Rhymes

First of today's three tales by Roald Dahl.


Unknown: Roald Dahl.

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(Broadcast at 10.25am;

: World Service

: Every Child's Christmas

with Kevin Johns from Wales.


Unknown: Kevin Johns

: Families

David Nelson shares some family stories.


Unknown: David Nelson

: Tim Rice's Christmas Past

Two programmes of unusual Christmas records.

: Celebrity Stories

Glenda Jackson 's choice is from Little Women. (R)


Unknown: Glenda Jackson

: What's Wrong with Civilizashun?

2: Christmas Day with William

: Celebrity Stories

Buki Armstrong reads from The 101 Dalmatians. (R)


Unknown: Buki Armstrong

: The 13th Owl

A mystery for Christmas. (R)

: Nightbeat

: Hit the North

: World Service

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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