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: World Service

6.00 World News: 6.09 News About Britain; 6.15 The World Today

: Danny Baker's Morning Edition

Christmas Eve.... surprise, surprise!

: Andy Crane Takes Five

Your last chance to pull one of Crane's Christmas crackers. Edd the Duck pays his annual Christmas Eve visit and exchanges presents with Andy.
Plus Brian Blessed tells a story about the North Polar bear, from The
Father Christmas Letters byJRRTolkien.

: Wiggly Park

: The Secret of Santa's Grotto

A two-part comedy thriller by Nick Mclvor.
1: Jane is handed a sack of toys by a six-foot pixie. (Part 2 tomorrow)


Unknown: Nick McLvor.

: News Update

: 1,2,3,4,5

with Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

: BFBS Worldwide

: A Game of Two Halves

with John Inverdale and Frances Edmonds.


Unknown: John Inverdale
Unknown: Frances Edmonds.

: Five Aside

with Steve Millward.


Unknown: Steve Millward.

: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

The classic tale from One
Thousand and One Nights, with sorcerers and sultans, genies and jewels, magic and mystery. Part 1.
Dramatised by Peter Thomson (Part 2 tomorrow)


Dramatised By: Peter Thomson

: A Ghost for Christmas: 4: Across the Fields

by Susan Price.

It's Christmas Eve, and Emily and her brother set off home. But fear sets in when the dead from years gone by surround them...

Read by Anna Keaveney.


Author: Susan Price
Reader: Anna Keaveney

: Formula Five

Jez Nelson explores the rock scene in Santa's Grotto, somewhere in Somerset.

: Vibe's Christmas Party

Vibe's guide to surviving Christmas at home.

: Stranger in My Mirror

by Pete Johnson.
When Liz Morgan 's father buys her a second-hand car, she can't believe her luck. But on the first run such a strange experience befalls her that she becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of an accident and a love affair.
With Julia Ford ,
Janet Maw and Jane Hazelgrove. Dramatised by Chris Thompson


Unknown: Pete Johnson.
Unknown: Liz Morgan
Unknown: Julia Ford
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Jane Hazelgrove.
Dramatised By: Chris Thompson

: Eastern Beat

with Danny Choranji and Perminder Khatkar.


Unknown: Danny Choranji
Unknown: Perminder Khatkar.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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