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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Mary Murphy.


Unknown: Mary Murphy.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: The House at Pooh Corner

2: Tigger Comes for Breakfast.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
•Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Coastline

Cliff Michelmore continues his journey along the North Devon coast, helped on his way with a lift in a Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor. Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Daily Service

On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol arr Vaughan Williams); II Corinthians 3, v 17, to 4, v 6; Small Wonder The Star (No Small Wonder); Hark, The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, BBC HB 50). Director of Music James Whitboum.


Music: James Whitboum.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 35.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. A chant, a mutter, a thought or a full-blown choral exultation ... Jean Snedegar discovers how People pray.
Serial: Proto Zoe
9: The Italian Finish


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts.
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: The Friend in the Corner

Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger. 4: 1956. The BBC heaved itself into the rock'n'roll era by changing the weather forecast. It also embarked on ajourney into Space and went Motoring with the Motorist. Tony Hancock read his diary, the Goons were broadcasting, and the Oxford and Cambridge Unions debated whether the Third Programme should be abolished ...


Unknown: Tony Hancock

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Sweet Tooth
Richard Griffiths is the Rum Baba in Mel Caiman 's comedy about life and death on the pastry shelf. The on/off love affair between George and Alice is his constant threat.
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Mel Caiman
Director: Ned Chaillet.
George: Denis Lawson
Alice: Morag Hood
Waitress: Julie Berry
Eclair: Melinda Walker
Danish: Steven Harrold
Strudk: Steve Hodson
Almond Slice: Tim Reynolds

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

at Winchester Cathedral with David Hill - the cathedral organist - and choir members Francis Pott and James Goodman, as the cathedral prepares for its Christmas celebrations.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo


Unknown: David Hill
Unknown: Francis Pott
Unknown: James Goodman
Producer: Michael Emery.

: Swings and Roundabouts

Is it cruel to make a five-year-old boy miss half a year of school because his home is a touring fairground? Or is
John Scarrott actually better off than his more conventional friends?
Dylan Winter discovers the pros and cons of life among the dodgems. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: John Scarrott
Producer: Ian Bell

: Punters

with Susan Marling and the Punters team.
Producers Miriam Akhtar , Paul Dodgson and John Holmes
● WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR
•PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producers: Miriam Akhtar
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah reviews The
Prisoner ofZenda on stage at Greenwich and a recording of a soul version of The Messiah.
Helen Garrison talks to choir girls about their role in a boys' world.
Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Talks: Helen Garrison
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story

2: Night in Paris
A bitter-sweet tale for
Christmas by Patrice Chaplin.
In 1950 Aunt Ethel sent
Lucy a bottle of perfume. It was called "Night in Paris" and was packaged in a blue box with an Eiffel Tower and a half moon on the front.
Read by Eleanor Bron. Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin.
Read By: Eleanor Bron.
Producer: Michael Earley

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

... with Alan Partridge. Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the worlds of theatre, tragedy and emotional politics. Researchers: Steve Coogan , Patrick Marber , Rebecca Front,
Doon MacKichan and David Schneider.
Producer Armando lannucci


Unknown: Alan Partridge.
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: David Schneider.

: News

: The Archers

It'll be all right on the night. Stereo

: File on 4

A militant mutation of Muslim fundamentalism is coursing through the Arab world. In the second of two special programmes,
Stuart Simon reports on the radical challenge of Islam to Arab governments. Producer Lynne Jones


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Lynne Jones

: Science Now

: Walking the Dog

A walk in the park, through the eyes and ears of a dog. Narration by Brian Patten.


Unknown: Brian Patten.

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Tony Barringer. Producer Thena Heshel
● QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
•FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
● HANDBOOK: £15.00, from [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Barringer.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Escape from Siberia Part 3.

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor on the latest radio news.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor


2: Matthew Parris talks to
Trevor England, coxswain of the Padstow lifeboat and winner of two RNLI silver medals.


Talks: Matthew Parris

: 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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