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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Peter Read Stereo

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Richard Harries
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway is HRH the Duchess of Kent. Stereo

: Let It Be Sardinia!: 3: Bandits? What Bandits?

Four talks in which David Bean traverses the island following the route marked out 70 years earlier by D.H. Lawrence.


Speaker: David Bean

: Special Assignment

with BBC correspondents at home and abroad.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Morning Story

The Slumber King from British Folk Tales written by Kevin Crossley-Holland . Read by Andy Hockley.
Producer Nigel Bryant


Written By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Read By: Andy Hockley.
Producer: Nigel Bryant

: Daily Service

with the choir of St Andrew 's School, Senderwood, South Africa, directed by Barbara Toms.
John 1, vv 1-13;
Ntsikama's Hymn (arr
Kumalo); In Bethlehem - Geboren; Inkosi Jesu (E M Bosman). Stereo


Unknown: St Andrew
Directed By: Barbara Toms.
Unknown: Inkosi Jesu

: Friday Lives

Joanna Buchan presents compelling stories of the lives people lead. Producer Cathy Drysdale Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Food Programme

Christmas in Sweden starts when Santa Lucia arrives at factories, offices, schools and churches all over the country. Derek Cooper samples the fare traditional to this ancient feast - and finds out the changes taking place in the way food and drink are produced. Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Santa Lucia
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from Bristol.
Presented by Jenni Mills. Short story:
Night in Paris by Patrice Chaplin.
'For Christmas 1950, when Lucy was 11,
Aunt Ethel sent her a bottle of perfume. It was called Night in Paris.'
Read by Brenda Blethyn. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin


Presented By: Jenni Mills.
Unknown: Patrice Chaplin.
Unknown: Aunt Ethel
Read By: Brenda Blethyn.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles: 12

by John Galsworthy. Stereo


Author: John Galsworthy.

: News

: Tea Junction

The last programme of the series in which
Patrick Hannan and his guests reflect on the week's events.
Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits
Liverpool to report on new developments at the Walker Art Gallery; and the guitarist
Chet Atkins visits the studio. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Guitarist: Chet Atkins
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton


Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

The transport magazine programme presented by Jonathan Marcus.
This week: fancy buying an aeroplane for
Christmas? Your guide on what to look for. Producer Jill Thomas


Presented By: Jonathan Marcus.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Written by Simon Frith


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsy
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Jean Paul: Yves Aubert
Caroline: Sara Coward
Cameron: Delaval Astley
Bert: Roger Hume
William: Philip Molloy
Kate: Susie Ridell

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer Mark Savage

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Diane Abbott , MP; the Hon Lynda Chalker , MP, Minister for
Overseas Development; and the Rt Hon Shirley Williams , Professor of Electoral Politics at
Harvard University. They tackle the issues raised in Buxton, Derbyshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

Sheena MacDonald presents a personal look at the week's press. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

In the Faroes
For the winter solstice, Paul Allen goes north to the darkness of the Faroe Islands, and finds that the 18 islands to the north of Shetland between Norway and Iceland are far more than a reference for weather forecasters. The
48,000 inhabitants have reclaimed their language and reasserted their
Nordic heritage of painting, music and writing - with the Nordic House in the capital
Torshavn as the central example of this revival. Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by Leslie Thomas. Part 7.


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton

: Under the Weather

The first of three programmes in which climatologist Mick Kelly reassesses sound-archive recordings on the British and their weather.
Today: the surge of 1953 in East Anglia. Producer Beaty Rubens (R)


Unknown: Mick Kelly
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: 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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