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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Elizabeth Templeton


Unknown: Elizabeth Templeton

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr David Stone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr David Stone

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

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Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts Producer Julian Brown


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Morning Story

The Sun of December by H E Bates.
Read by Anthony Hyde. Producer Michael Adams


Read By: Anthony Hyde.
Producer: Michael Adams

: Daily Service

Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton);
Mark 13, vv 3-11, 24-27; The Truth Sent from
Above; Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (Helmsley, BBC HB 35). Director of Music
Stephen Layton. stereo


Unknown: Stephen Layton.

: Citizens

Written by Mark Power
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Mark Power
Director: Tracey Neale.
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Mary: Alice Arnold
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Sally: Avril Clark
Alex: Kate Duchsne
Mike: Scott Farrell
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Julia: Beverley Hills
Joe: John Hollis
Hugh: James MacPherson
Barry: Peter McCulloch
Darius: Cyril Nri
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Neville: David Richard-Fox

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Tales of Earth and Water

Nigel Barley continues his anthropological journey through Indonesia.
3: A painful climb up Mount Kelimutu. Producer Mick Webb Stereo


Producer: Mick Webb

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Quote ... Unquote

In the chair Nigel Rees.
Identifying the quotations this week are: Bel Mooney , Dilly Keane and John Julius Norwich. Reader Ronald Fletcher. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Dilly Keane
Reader: John Julius Norwich.
Reader: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Helene Donnelly ,
Director of the Data and Archival Damage Control Centre, tells
Jenni Murray how she rescues and restores documents that have been through water, smoke and fire. Serial: Mary Reilly (final part)


Unknown: Helene Donnelly
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Reilly

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Turkey Has Landed Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen....
A Yuletide comedy by Karoline Leach.
With Susan Mansell , Sheila Kelley , Hedli Niklaus , Kathryn Hurlbutt ,
Sara Mair-Thomas ,
Terry Molloy , Daniel Strauss , Peter Meakin and Andrew Wincott. Director Nigel Bryant


Comedy By: Karoline Leach.
Unknown: Susan Mansell
Unknown: Sheila Kelley
Unknown: Hedli Niklaus
Unknown: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Unknown: Sara Mair-Thomas
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Daniel Strauss
Unknown: Peter Meakin
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Director: Nigel Bryant

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Are operetta and light opera underrated art forms? Singers Marilyn Hill Smith and Nigel Douglas offer an enthusiast's perspective. Producer Michael Emery


Singers: Marilyn Hill Smith
Singers: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: Age to Age

Genealogy, heraldry, even the Mormon Church
- all have their place in the burgeoning family history business. Today's programme investigates the industry of nostalgia, as well as one of its major source books, the family photograph album. Producers Kate Whitehead and Felicity Goodall


Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: Felicity Goodall

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen visits the English National Opera's new production of Debussy's Pelleas et
Mélisande; Mark Steyn grapples with a song thesaurus; and architect Norman Foster discusses his latest work.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Norman Foster
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Flying the Flag

A wry observation of East-West diplomacy written in six parts by Alex Shearer. 3: The Comrade Connection
'Drugs, Mr Ambassador ?' 'We didn't need drugs in my day, William. We had something else to sustain us - we called them standards.' Fortified by caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, the diplomats tackle the drug barons.
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer.
Unknown: Mr Ambassador
Producer: Neil Cargill.
MacKenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Stuart Simon reports. Producer Rod Crocker


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Rod Crocker

: Science Now

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World.
3: Whatever Happened to El Dorado ?
Pauline Melville laments the flight of people and capital from her native Guyana, once the site of Sir Walter Raleigh 's vision of a city of gold.


Unknown: El Dorado
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between 9. 15 and 10. 15pm
0 FACTSHEET No 49: send large sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas by H E Bates.
4: Finger Wet, Finger Dry

: The Radio Programme


: News

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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.

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