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: World Service

6.00 Newsdesk
6.30 Meridian Feature

: Boxing Day and All That

Cliff Morgan 's selection of music, stories and conversation with a look ahead to the day's sport.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan

: Take Five

Simon Parkin and Andi Peters bring best wishes and special requests for best friends.


Unknown: Simon Parkin
Unknown: Andi Peters

: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The adventures of Wiggly Park with Andrew Sachs.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

: Take Five

: Sportscall

The phone-in quiz for sports fans.
With Danny Baker. Tel: [number removed] (Local rates apply)


Unknown: Danny Baker.

: Sport on 5

with John Inverdale.
Football: Barclays League. Commentary, reports and latest scores.
Cricket: The opening day of the Second Test between Australia and England in Melbourne. Racing: from Kempton Park.
2.20 E75,000 King
George VI Rank Steeple Chase (3m). Commentator Peter Bromley.


Unknown: John Inverdale.
Commentator: Peter Bromley.

: Review of the Sporting Year

with John Inverdale


Unknown: John Inverdale

: Tim Rice's Christmas Past

Part 2

: Carly Simon's Christmas Tales for Children

Introduced by Simon Bates


Introduced By: Simon Bates

: Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahl 's Cinderella.


Unknown: Roald Dahl

: What's Wrong with Civilizashun?

What's Wrong with Civilizashun?

: Afro-Pop

celebrates the season's music - African style.

: Nightbeat

: Earshot

with John Cavanagh


Unknown: John Cavanagh

: World Service

11.10 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend; 11.40 The World Today; 11.55 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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