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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Shoesmith.


Unknown: Michael Shoesmith.

: Singular Scots

Joanna Buchan meets Oswald Wynd , author of The Ginger Tree. Producer Cathy Drysdale Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Unknown: Oswald Wynd
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Today

with Peter Hobday.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Dr David Stone.


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr David Stone.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a Seasonal investigation into moral dilemmas behind the Week's news. With Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes.

: Daily Service

Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren , BBC HB 17); Ecclesiasticus2,wl-ll; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Lord, for the Years. Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Unknown: Lobe Den Herren
Music: Stephen Layton.

: Tales from Paradise

3: Spreading the Word Stereo (Details Christmas Eve)

: am The Bible

Chronicles. Part 4.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents a review of 1991. Producer Charlie Bunce


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Charlie Bunce

: Selling the Porcupine

Heather Payton investigates the irresistible attraction of the seaplane they called the Flying Porcupine. Producer Hamish Mykura Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Namesakes

5: Never mind the SDP, Dr David Owen wants to turn the City green. Stereo (Penelope Keith tomorrow 12 noon)


Unknown: Dr David Owen
Unknown: Penelope Keith

: Screenplay

Host Iain Johnstone.
Panel: Dick Vosburgh ,
Alexandra Bastedo , Norman Rossington and Robin Ray. Stereo


Unknown: Iain Johnstone.
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Robin Ray.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Doing a Runner
The Chronicle's food columnist of the year,
"Savage Eater", gets the comeuppance he deserves. Written by Colin MacDonald.
Director Stewart Conn. Stereo


Written By: Colin MacDonald.
Scott: David McKail
Raymond: Andy Gray
Lynn: Juliet Cadzow

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with guitarist John Williams. Producer Michael Emery. Stereo


Guitarist: John Williams.
Producer: Michael Emery.

: Dirty Years of Satire

A celebration of 30 years of Private Eyemagazine.
Producer Harry Thompson Stereo


Producer: Harry Thompson

: Seven about Seven

First of seven programmes in which Libby Purves explores the number seven. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Christine Morgan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan and his guests pick their way through the book titles ofl991, and look ahead to 1992.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story Pagans

Read by Garrick Hagon.


Read By: Garrick Hagon.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Literary Consequences

Introducing Mr Dollfuss Part 4. Terence Blacker continues the story. (Tomorrow: Jill Tweedie concludes the story)


Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Jill Tweedie

: Radio Cars A five-part series written by Jennifer Phillips.

1: A Dodgy Business
The ingenuous Angela inherits a London car firm.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Director: Richard Wortley.
Eddie: Gary Waldhorn
Angela: Harriet Walter
Mrs Corfton-Browne: Maxine Audley
Nicco: Neil Dudgeon
Frenchie: Terence Edmono
Gringo: Paul Gregory
Mohammed: Stefan Kalipha
Gordon: Ian Lindsay

: News

: The Archers

All's well that ends well .. ?

: Up to the Neck in It

Anna Grayson looks at the problems of farm waste. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Anna Grayson
Producer: Carol Trewin

: A Russian Passion

The Life and Death of Grigori Rasputin
"Was he a saint or a demon?"
Written by Paul Allen.
Director John Powell. Stereo


Unknown: Grigori Rasputin
Written By: Paul Allen.
Director: John Powell.
Rasputin: Keith Baxter
Poet: Anna Massey
Prince Felix: Nigel Carrington
Tsar Nicholas II: Steve Hodson
Tsarina Alexandra: Jenny Howe

: The Correspondents Look Ahead

BBC correspondents worldwide take their annual look at the year ahead and discuss topics including: the prospects for an evolving Europe, a collapsed Soviet Union, the Middle East talks, African politics, human rights and world poverty?
Chairman Gordon Clough. Producer Howard Rogers


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Producer: Howard Rogers

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: Rich Pickings

Two programmes in which Rosemary Leach and Michael Fitzgerald read poetry and prose about the weather.
1: Snow
Producer Julia Gillett
(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.45pm)


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Michael Fitzgerald
Producer: Julia Gillett

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

A Country Doctor's Notebook
3: The Speckled Rash, stereo

: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Part 2. Stereo

: A New Year Meditation

with the Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries.
Producer Julia Wills


Unknown: Richard Harries.
Producer: Julia Wills

: and 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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