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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Wilfrid McGreal.


Unknown: Fr Wilfrid McGreal.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Brian Redhead. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Chaired by Michael Buerk , with Rabbi Hugo Grynn , Janet Daley , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Grynn
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Aesthete's Foot

The Documentary. John McKay concludes his recollections of Fenton Heugh with a visit to the place of his abysmal upbringing. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: John McKay
Unknown: Fenton Heugh
Producer: Noah Richler

: Daily Service

Tell out my soul (Woodlands); Luke 1, w 46-55. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; When Christ was born (Gerwyn Thomas). Director of Music Jonathon Rennert.


Music: Jonathon Rennert.

: Jane and Prudence

A six-part dramatisation of Barbara Pym 's sequel to the recently broadcast Crampton Hodnet. 1: A Casserole of Hearts. It is and the fearsome Miss Doggett and her mousy companion Jessie Morrow are now settled in the country. dramatised by Elizabeth Proud Producer Sioned Wiliam


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Crampton Hodnet.
Unknown: Jessie Morrow
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Jone Cleveland: Penelope Wilton
Prudence Bates: Rebecca Front
Miss Doggett: Elizabeth Spriggs
Jessie Morrow: Samantha Bond
Nicholas Cleveland: Benjamin Whitrow
Fabian Driver: Julian Glover
Mrs Glaze: Ann Windsor
Flora Cleveland: Cathy Sara
Father Lomax: Geoffrey Mathews
Mrs Crampton: Jillie Meers
Mrs Mayhew: Hilda Schroder
Miss Birkinshaw: Elizabeth Proud

: The Bible

Zechariah. Alice Arnold reads the first of two extracts describing the visions of the Prophet.


Unknown: Alice Arnold

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Story: Those Soiling Ships of His Boyhood Dreams 4: The 'Touney Sisters and the Day of Reckoning, read by Fiona Shaw.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Read By: Fiona Shaw.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Kelly's Heroes

Another chance to hear Chris Kelly 's series of spoof documentaries.
1: The Bishop. Starring Rupert Graves. Why was Bishop Ronald Millikin one of Chris Kelly 's heroes? Was it his piety or his interpretation of the Ibw laws?
Contributiors include Derek Nimmo , Russell Davies , Anna Raebum and Brian Bowles. Producer Hany Thompson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Rupert Graves.
Unknown: Ronald Millikin
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Anna Raebum
Unknown: Brian Bowles.
Producer: Hany Thompson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Death of an Old Girl

A dramatisation of Elizabeth Lemarchand 's novel by Brian Miller.
Inspector Pollard and Detective Sergeant Toye team up to solve a murder.
With Rachel Atkins , Vivienne Rochester. Oona Beeson , Teresa Gallagher , Philip Anthony. Malcolm Ward , Peter Kenny , Colin Pinney and Paul Panting. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Elizabeth Lemarchand
Novel By: Brian Miller.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Vivienne Rochester.
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Philip Anthony.
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Unknown: Peter Kenny
Unknown: Colin Pinney
Unknown: Paul Panting.
Director: Enyd Williams
Imp Tom Pollard: Michael Cochrane
Det Sgt Toye: James Taylor
Helen Renshaw: Jillie Meers
Anne Cartmell: Becky Hindley
Madge Thornton: Amanda Murray
Jane Pollard: Frances Jeater
Beatrice Baynes: Kathleen Helme
Clive Torrance: Timothy Carlton
Margaret West: Tina Gray
Mrs Hink: Lala Lloyd

: Document

5: In 1916 Irish patriot Sir Roger Casement was hanged for treason. A plea for mercy failed after pages from his private diary seemed to reveal that he was homosexual. Rosin McAuley considers the implications of this document. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Sir Roger Casement
Unknown: Rosin McAuley
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.


4: After 13 years, Tchaikovsky's patron ended her correspondence with him. Matthew Parris examines his last letter. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reveals the winners of the Radio 4 Young Critics of the Yearawards. Anne Karpf , one of the judges, previews the best of Christmas television and radio; and there's a review of Peter Pan by the Black Theatre of Prague.
Producer Razia Iqbal (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Anne Karpf
Unknown: Peter Pan
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: Swirsky Rejoices

4: Bravo! "When Swirsky came back so suddenly his moustache was at its best. 20 December

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries

by Ged Parsons.
Episode the Third: The Perplex'd Plot of the Perilous Plague. Can the hub of government survive the plague?
Producer Richard Wilson


Producer: Richard Wilson
Christopher Marlowe: Dominic Jephcott
Bartholomew Ratsbane: Bill Wallis

: News

: The Archers

Susan and Clive meet again.

: Thinking Japanese

As ever more Japanese companies open for business in Britain, how should would-be employees prepare? One group of engineering students is trying to learn the language, but will that help them? Peter Harrison presents his guide to the people who laugh a lot but can't tell a joke, and who always say "yes" but often mean "no".
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Peter Harrison
Producer: Ian Bell

: Radio Cars Christmas Special

ABallofFun by Jennifer Phillips , starring Gary Waldhorn as Eddie and Harriet Walter as Angela.
On Christmas Day the crew are unexpectedly joined by a dead body.
With Anne Stallybrass , Norman Jones , Neil Dudgeon , Mary Wimbush , Paul Gregory , Terence Edmond , Jon Strickland and Frances Jeater.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Anne Stallybrass
Unknown: Norman Jones
Unknown: Neil Dudgeon
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Jon Strickland
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Director: Richard Wortley

: Does He Take Sugar?

Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White.


Presented By: Roger White.

: Book at Bedtime: Bel Ami

Part 9.

: The Comedians

Eight-part dramatisation of Graham Greene 's novel, starring Michael Kitchen as Brown, with James Maxwell as Smith and Helen Horton as Mrs Smith.
2: Brown comes home to an unexpected reunion, and to the realities of life in Haiti. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: James Maxwell
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Mrs Smith.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: 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.

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