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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Peter Read Stereo

: Today

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


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: David Cohen

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling , in the last programme of this series.
0 WRITE to:
Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol 858 2LR
0 PHONE: [number removed].


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Southern Voices

The last of six talks about the Third World.
Green Arrogance
Professor Akbar Ahmad highlights the dilemma of Asian countries like
Pakistan, under western pressure to implement drastic environmental measures.
Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Professor Akbar Ahmad
Producer: Zareer Masani

: The Natural History Programme

A look at the giant octopuses of Seattle,
USA, and at the way in which the unpretentious dung beetles of North Borneo are aiding the study of forest regeneration.
With Fergus Keeling and Nick Davies. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Nick Davies.
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

In the last of this series
Sue MacGregor goes to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to meet
Anthony Dowell , Director of the Royal Ballet. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

Jane Pierini , student of modern Chinese, reflects on her return visit to China.
Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Jane Pierini
Producer: Julian Hale

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Flying the Flag


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The Christmas story in St Matthew's Gospel begins with a long list of Jesus Christ 's ancestors
- typically most are men but within the list, unusually, are five colourful women.
Margaret Horsfield tells their story. Serial:
Billy Bayswater The final part.
Producer Pat McLoughlin
(Music: Arnold's Flute Sonatina)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Billy Bayswater
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Angels at Partridge Cottage

Zoe and Magnus Partridge intend to spend a child-free, present-free, glitter-free Christmas, but the ghosts that haunt their cottage have more traditional ideas.

(Stereo) (R)


Writer: Lucy Gannon
Director: Philip Martin
Zoe: Hedli Niklaus
Polly: Ellie Haddington
Charlie: Roger Hume
Magnus: John Dixon
Gary: Ken Cumberlidge
Sophy: Bernadette Windsor

: News

: Bookshelf

Gerald Durrell chooses his favourite reading for an expedition to
Madagascar, and Nigel Forde meets
William Cooper , author of Scenes from a Provincial Life. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: William Cooper
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees the film
Some Like It Hot become the musical Sugar at the West Yorkshire
Playhouse, and other
Christmas theatre fare. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Wendy Austin


Unknown: Wendy Austin

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show that features magic movie moments. This week's panel:
Dick Vosburgh ,
Leslie Phillips , Victoria Mather and Robin Ray.
Producer Andy Aliffe. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: News

: The Archers

: The Carol Composer

Every choral society in the country is familiar with the popular modern Christmas carols written by John Rutter.
Brian Kay talks to the composer about his work, and plays some of his music including the Shepherd's Pipe Carol, the Star Carol and Mary's Lullaby.
Producer Stephen Oliver. Stereo


Written By: John Rutter.
Talks: Brian Kay
Producer: Stephen Oliver.

: Analysis

Social Static
Why do forecasters and pollsters so often go awry? Governments continue to spend significant sums on economic and social research, but David Walker asks: how much do policy makers and the public really know about what is happening inside British society? Producer Frank Smith


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Frank Smith

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners. Producer Marlene Pease
0 PHONE: [number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)
0 WRITE to:
Does He Take Sugar?, Broadcasting House,
BBC, London WIA IA4


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by Leslie Thomas. Part 6.


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.

: Burnt

with Dennis Waterman.
The final episode of a political thriller by Nigel Baldwin.
Exposing guilt is a dangerous business when the Establishment is rotten and the idealists are liars.
Music Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo


Writer: Nigel Baldwin
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Gordon: Michael Povey
Rhys: Terry Victor
Sian: Sian Summers
Dewi: Robert David

: The Finest in the North

The story of James Bolton , 18th-century weaver, naturalist and artist.
With Graham Roberts as Bolton.
Narrator Alan Sykes. Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: James Bolton
Unknown: Graham Roberts
Narrator: Alan Sykes.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: 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.

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.

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