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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to make your points to Nick and his guests on an issue of current concern. Producer NICK UTECHIN

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Morning Story

The China Doll by CAROL GUNTER Read by John Darran


Unknown: Carol Gunter
Read By: John Darran
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 9;
Come, thou Redeemer (Carols for Choirs 2); Long ago, prophets knew (AMNS 484); Luke 2, vv 1-14; Every star shall sing a carol (AMNS 354) Stereo

: Citizens

Created by MARILYN IMRIE and A. J. QUINN
A Christmas Carol (1) by MARK POWER
Cast for the fortnight:
HARVEY BROUGH (saxophone) JEREMY TAYLOR (tenor horn)
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Marilyn Imrie
Unknown: A. J. Quinn
Unknown: Mark Power
Unknown: Harvey Brough
Tenor: Jeremy Taylor
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.
Michael Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchéne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Kenny Hamilton: Ian Arthur
Melissa: Karen Ascoe
Janice Hamilton: Louise Beattie
Cally: Maureen Beattie
Nick Connolly: Christopher Bowen
Rafi: Freddie Brooks
Ange: Catherine Clarke
Anna: Elaine Claxton
Peggy: Nora Connolly
Italian waiter: Peter Craze
Alec Kelly: Ron Donachie
Nettie Hamilton: Irene Hanlon
Me an Pryce: Margaret John
YTS woman: Jenny Lee
Billy: Billy McColl
Jim Hamilton: Stuart McGugan
Vagrant woman: Joan Matheson
Frig: Mark Monero
David Pryce: Artro Morris
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius McKinley: Icyril Nri
Mr Norton: Henry Stamper

: From Our Own Correspondent

('The Year Ahead 'on Boxing Day at 11.00am)

: Tales of the Loch

In the last of nine programmes Bruce Sandison talks with Christopher Lowell.
Scourie and the Boardmaster
Fishing guests at the hotel visit the many lochs in strict order, though nobody admits to casting a fly at the Hush Loch. (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Talks: Bruce Sandison
Unknown: Christopher Lowell.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge Brian Thompson and Michael Bowen.
Researcher AMANDA MARES Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Michael Bowen.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Alvin's Advent Calendar Today: Little Donkey Presented by ALVIN STARDUST Stereo


Presented By: Alvin Stardust

: Woman's Hour

It's party time for Jenni Murray and her guests. Discover with them the seasonal celebrations of the great and the good in centuries past, and the secrets of throwing a good bash. Music by the London
Community Gospel Choir.
Story: Slaves to the Mushroom


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: A Double Bill

A priest has a surprise visit from an old school friend, except 'friend' is not the word for the boy who felt bullied by him. and at 3.10 Another Half-Hour
In which we learn how the boy was bullied.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo
('Little Horrors by Angus Graham -
Campbell begins Boxing Day 11. 45pm)


Unknown: Angus Graham Campbell
Music By: David Chilton
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Unknown: Angus Graham
the priest: Nigel Havers
the man: Trevor Nichols
First woman: Elaine Claxton
Second woman: Avril Clark
Paul: Nicholas Rucker
Andrew: Danny Kodicek
Teacher: Avril Clark

: Comparing Notes

Despite the glitz which now surrounds Christmas, carols are still at the heart of the festivities, and so too is the traditional image of the chorister. Richard Baker 's guests this week include Sir
David Willcocks , who was for many years Director of Music at King's College, Cambridge, and has arranged many well-known carols. They are joined by two talented young choristers who compare their experiences of this unique training.
Producer JUDITH ROLES. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: David Willcocks

: News

: In Business

The last programme in the series Introduced by David Lomax Computer Security
Information technology has made firms more vulnerable than they realise, not only to the fraudster, but to the spy and the saboteur. So what can they do about it?
Series researcher SIAN JARVIS Producer ANDREW VIVIAN


Introduced By: David Lomax
Unknown: Sian Jarvis
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Dial M for Pizza

(Details tomorrow at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Last programme in the series Reporter Max Easterman Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor
Editor: Brian Walker

: Humbug!

Written and narrated by Brian Sibley
Since its publication, Charles Dickens 's A Christmas Carol has been staged, filmed, turned into musicals, cartoons - even an opera. Brian Sibley explores its history and attempts to assess the perennnial appeal of a story more widely known than read. Featuring readings and performances of Scrooge by, among others:
Lionel Barrymore , Roy Dotrice Albert Finney , The Goons
Alec Guinness , Patrick Magee Mr Magoo , Daniel Massey Walter Matthau ,
Ralph Richardson , Leonard Rossiter , Scrooge McDuck, Paul Scofield , Alastair Sim and Orson Welles Readers NORMAN BIRD and DIANA OLSSON
Producer GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 20


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Lionel Barrymore
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Mr Magoo
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Producer: Glyn Dearman.

: A Look Back to Anger

Michael Barber recalls the days of the angry young men of the 1950s - those writers who challenged the British way of life and thought.
But did their attitudes and behaviour seriously threaten the old order of things? Reader MARTIN jar vis


Unknown: Michael Barber
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: In Touch

The programme for blind and partially-sighted people. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

Jackdaw Cake by NORMAN LEWIS abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Ray Smith (12) Producer PETER KING. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Ray Smith
Producer: Peter King.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: *amNews

followed by an interlude

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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.

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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.

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