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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Davis.


Unknown: John Davis.

: News Briefing

: Boxing Day Today

John Humphrys ,
Brian Redhead , Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday relive the major events of 1991, and discuss their implications for 1992 with some of those most closely involved. including at


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: News Briefing

: News

: Punters' Progress

Past punters join
Susan Marling for flashbacks and Updates on their reports.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Pour Seasons with Trimmings

Phil Smith 's portrait of life 'n a Pennine community during the festive season. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Around the World In 80 Days

Jules Verne 's classic story. dramatised in four parts. 3: The Missing Acrobat Fogg fights a duel and the Pacific railroad nearly collapses. Stereo


Unknown: Jules Verne

: The Bible

Chronicles. The first of seven parts read from the Authorised Version by Paul Daneman.
Abridged by Gareth Gwyn Jones Director Alan Drury


Unknown: Paul Daneman.
Abridged By: Gareth Gwyn Jones
Director: Alan Drury

: On the Hour

Historic moments" from the first series presented by Christopher Morris. Stereo


Presented By: Christopher Morris.

: Classic Serial

The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J R R Tolkien. Part 2. (For cast see next Saturday)

: Namesakes

2: Steve Davis gets some sporting advice over the snooker table. stereo
(Claire Rayner : tomorrow 12 noon)


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Hoax!

Ray Cooney , Johnny Morris and Frank Thornton tell the stories. Chairman Tim Brooke-Taylor and you, the listener, have to guess who is hoaxing.
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Ray Cooney
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: Little Blighty on the Down Christmas Special

It's supposed to be the season of good will in Little Blighty, but parish council leader John Barnum is depressed. With John Baddeley , Bernadine Corrigan , Jo Kendall , Jonathan Kydd and Daniel Strauss.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo


Leader: John Barnum
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Daniel Strauss.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The Archers

: Christmas at the Wells

The Silver King
The classic melodrama by Henry Arthur Jones.
John Duttine plays Wilfred Denver , brought to his ruin by drinking and gambling, and Frances Barber plays his devoted wife Nelly.
Music Trevor Allan.
Adapted and directed by Adrian Bean Stereo (The Schoolmistress: tomorrow at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Henry Arthur Jones.
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Wilfred Denver
Unknown: Frances Barber
Music: Trevor Allan.
Directed By: Adrian Bean
Jaikes, their servant: Frank Middlemass
Skinner, a burglar,: Peter Jeffrey
Geoffrey Ware: Nigel Anthony
Baxter, a detective: Ian Hogg
Corkett, Ware'sclerk: Jonathan Moore
Eliah Coombe a fence: John Hollis
Cripps, a safecracker: Brian Miller
Tubbs/Gaffer Pottle: Norman Jones
MrsLeaker/Mrs Gammage: Ann Windsor
Tabitha Durden: Irene Sutcliffe
Susy, a barmaid: Adjoa Andoh
Olive Skinner: Auriol Smith
Cissy/Ned: Jane Whittenshaw
Selwyn/Teddy/Newsboy: Matthew Sim
Mr Parkyn: John Church
Brownson/Servant: Nigel Carrington
Bilcher/Inspector/Cabby: Peter Penry-Jones
Binks/Second detective: Fraser Kerr

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

2: Fishooks! It's the Major!

: News

: Radio Lives

Three portraits of radio greats.
2: Only a Little Lamb For 40 years,
Derek McCulloch - Uncle Mac - was the beloved voice of wireless for children.
Trevor Hill investigates.
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Trevor Hill
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Short Story Swirsky Rejoices

4: Bravo!
"When Swirsky came back so suddenly his moustache was at its best: a pirate's throwing knife. His wife was called Ruthie ..."

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams with their literary selection, from the Hampstead Theatre. Reader Alec McCowen.
Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo


Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Williams
Reader: Alec McCowen.
Producer: Kate Whitehead.

: Literary Consequences

MrDollfuss Angus Deayton reads a new story written by five writers, each one picking up where the last one left off, beginning with Peter Tinniswood.
Producer Marc Jobst
(Tomorrow: Alice Thomas Ellis )


Unknown: Mrdollfuss Angus Deayton
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Producer: Marc Jobst
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth hosts a historical chat with Denis Healey , Jennifer Paterson , Eric Anderson and Michael Wood. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Michael Wood.

: News

: The Archers

Caroline has a confession to make...

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare meets Sir James Savile.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Sir James Savile.

: Going to the Pictures

3: Singin'in the Rain
The stars of one of MGM's most popular musicals, with directors, producers and other Hollywood veterans, remember a film which was set in the period when the silent era lurched into the "talkies", Stereo

: Concerto

3: The American cellist
Lynn Harrell. Stereo


Unknown: Lynn Harrell.

: Remembering Jane Austen

The final programme. Stereo

: News

: Death or a Kind Gentleman: Micheal Mac Liammoir

Simon Callow visits
Dublin, its theatre directors and critics, and the archives of Irish and British broadcasting, for a portrait of Ireland's great actor, director and writer Micheal Mac Liammoir.
Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: Dracula

Bram Stoker 's epic tale dramatised in seven parts. 2: On holiday in Whitby, Mina waits to hear from
Jonathan. Following a great storm and a shipwreck,
Lucy starts sleepwalking.
Music Malcolm Clarke , BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Dramatised by Nick McCarty
Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Bram Stoker
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Mina: Phyllis Logan
Lucy: Sharon Maharaj
Harker: Bernard Holle
Seward: Peter Blythe
Quincey: Paul Birchard
Arthur: Crawford Logan
Renfield: David McKail
Mr Swales: John Buick
Pearce: Mark Coleman
Mrs Westenra: Stella Forge
Captain/Old man: Nicholas Gilbrook
Johnson/Billington: Raymond Ross
Sister Agnes: Wendy Seager
Mate/Foreman: Ian Sexon
Novice: Amanda Whitehead
Van Helsing: Finlay Walsh
Adams: Tom Smith

: The Tingle Factor

Managing Director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to Robin Ray. Producer Emma Kingsley Stereo


Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: 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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