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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Davis.


Unknown: John Davis.

: Conversation Piece

Actor-manager Michael Pennington talks to Sue MacGregor.
Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Michael Pennington
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day: Rev Dr Donald English.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Call Chris Lowe:

Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Daily Service

Introit: The Angels and the Shepherds (Bohemian);
Angels, from the Realms of Glory (Iris, BBC HB 42);
Luke 2, w 8-16; Away in a Manger (Normandy, arr
Jacques); Star Carol (Rutter).

: Tales from Paradise

Six programmes in which June Knox-Mawer dips into her collection of South Seas memories.
2: Flying the Flag Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Producer: Julian Hale.

: The Bible

Kings. Final part.
(For details see yesterday;

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents a literary extravaganza from the Guildhall in Bath, with Fay Weldon , Andrew Davies , Maeve Binchy, Simon Brett and Isabel Colegate. Music from the Fairer Sax. Story: O'Brien's First Christmas by Jeanette Winterson. Read by Fiona Shaw. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin
Producers Hazel Castell. Di Speirs


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson.
Read By: Fiona Shaw.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Producers: Hazel Castell.
Producers: Di Speirs

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Screenplay

Host: lain Johnstone. Panel: Dick Vosburgh , Burt Kwouk ,
William Franklyn and Robin Ray. Producer Andy Aliffe. Stereo


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: The World at One

with Roger Hearing.

: The Archers

: Mr and Mrs Nobody

by Keith Waterhouse, based on the Grossmiths' Diary of a Nobody, about the daily life of Charles Pooter and his long-suffering wife
Carrie. Withjudi Dench and Michael Williams. Music Colin Sell and Peter Ripper.
Director Gordon House. Stereo (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Charles Pooter
Unknown: Michael Williams.
Unknown: Peter Ripper.
Director: Gordon House.

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Producer David France. Stereo


Producer: David France.

: A Year in Provence

December. Written and read by Peter Mayle. Abridged by Meg Clarke
Producer Sheila Fox. Stereo


Read By: Peter Mayle.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Producer: Sheila Fox.

: Short Story

Swirsky Rejoices 2: Relax!
"We all went to Uncle
Monty's Pleasure Farm.
Swirsky brought up the rear. Only his moustache was cool." (Fordetails seeyesterday)

: PM

with Valerie Singleton.

: 1891

The first of three programmes in which Stanley Williamson finds out what was in the news 100 years ago. Today he looks at the local papers in Nottingham. Readers
Ann Rye and Brian Trueman. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft Stereo


Readers: Ann Rye
Readers: Brian Trueman.
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Thro'Rare West Kerry

David Foster takes a trip in the footsteps of the writer Maurice O'Sullivan, who in 1927 left his birthplace on the Great Blasket, a tiny island off the coast of Kerry.


Reader: Oengus MacNamara
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Beachcomber - by the Way

Last in the series with Richard Ingrams , John Wells , Patricia Routledge ,
John Sessions and Brian Perkins.
Producer Harry Thompson Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

Debbie's birthday surprise.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare meets actor Anthony Hopkins. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Going to the Pictures

Three programmes with Nigel Andrews. 1:
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman , with fellow actors, screenwriters and directors, tells the story behind the making of the film.
Producer Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Unknown: Casablanca Ingrid Bergman
Producer: Rosemary Hart.

: Concerto

Three concert performers talk to June Knox-Mawer. 1: Trumpeter John Wallace. Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo (Tomorrow: harpist Osian Ellis )


Unknown: John Wallace.
Producer: Derek Drescher.
Harpist: Osian Ellis

: Remembering Jane Austen

Derek Parker presents the first of three programmes based on James Austen -
Leigh's memoirs of his aunt. James Austen-Leigh ...PAUL ROGERS
Producer John Knight. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: James Austen
Unknown: James Austen-Leigh
Producer: John Knight.
Jane Austen: Joanna David

: News

: Pastime with Good Company

A portrait in music and words of King Henry VIII (born 1491), with music of the era by City Waites. Producer Daniel Snowman Stereo


Unknown: King Henry Viii

: A Book at Bedtime

Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Part 5.


Unknown: Henry David

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae with poetry and music with a Cotswold flavour, from Christ
Church in Nailsworth.
With David Goodland, Elizabeth Kelly and musicians Johnny Coppin , Paul Burgess.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Elizabeth Kelly
Musicians: Johnny Coppin
Musicians: Paul Burgess.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Midnight Mass

from St Patrick's Church, Cranagh, in Co Tyrone, with Fr John McCullagh.
Readings: Isaiah 9, w 1-7; Titus 2, w 11-14; Luke 2, w 1-14. Hymns: Joy to the World; 0 Come, All Ye
Faithful; Away in a Manger; The Shepherds' Carol;
Silent Night. Choirmistress Olivia McGillion. Stereo


Unknown: Fr John McCullagh.
Unknown: Choirmistress Olivia McGillion.

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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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