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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells on Sunday from the Chandale Handbell Ringers, West Kirby on Wirral.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

Last in the series that explores the wildlife and natural beauty of Britain. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: George Baker

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which provides help, support and advice to sufferers of ME. DONATIONS TO: ME.Association, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

Hope for All the Earth
During Advent, Christians from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds explore the theme of hope.
4: Hope for the World. From an international congregation in Holy Trinity Church, Tulse Hill.
Led by Canon Dr John Sentamu. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Tulse Hill.
Unknown: Canon Dr John Sentamu.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Media news with Joanna Coles.
Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tuesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Anne Reevell.

: Four Corners

Music Calls. In the last of the series, Andy Kershaw explores the identity of Places through unexpected musical Paths: the Guineans in Paris, the fiddle-playing Cree of the Quebec Arctic and the accordion in Lisbon. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Noah Richler

: Desert Island Discs

Gardening expert Penelope Hobhouse talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Talks: Penelope Hobhouse
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Join Pippa Greenwood ,
Anne Swithinbank , Geoffrey Smith and Bob Flowerdew for a special Christmas edition, as guests of the Forestry
Commission's Alice Holt Research Station in Wrecclesham, Surrey.
Chairman Eric Robson.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am FACTSHEET: send sae marked 51/94 to [address removed]


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Tusitala- the Teller of Tales: Kidnapped: 4: Across the Forth

Final part of R.L. Stevenson's classic novel dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska.
David Balfour and Alan Breck have reached the outskirts of Edinburgh and David now seeks the help of the lawyer Rankeillor in claiming his rightful inheritance and arranging for Alan's safe passage to France. Rpt.
For cast see Friday 23 December 2.00pm


Author: R.L. Stevenson
Dramatised by: Catherine Czerkawska
Director: Marilyn Imrie
David Balfour: David Rintoul
Alan Breck: Paul Young

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

In the last of the series,
John Kampfner reports on how eastern
Europe's former Communist countries are adapting to the culture of the work ethic and what the capitalist world might learn from its new members. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Kampfner

: Fashion 94

A behind-the-scenes look at this year's Clothes Show Live. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen presents listeners' seasonal selection of poems. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Gareth Owen

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Children's Radio 4: The Wizard of Oz

The last episode of L Frank Baum 's classic tale. Dorothy and her friends must kill the Wicked Witch of the West for Oz to grant them their wishes.
Dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Music by Dominique Legendre. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Frank Baum
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan.
Music By: Dominique Legendre.
Director: Sally Avens
Dorothy: Barbara Barnes
Scarecrow: Philip Franks
Tinman: Patrick Barlow
lion: Bradley Lavelle
Wizard of Oz: Kerry Shale
Wicked Witch: Maureen Lipman
Toto: David Holt
Aunt Em: Eva Stuart
Guardian of Gate: Peter Yapp
Glinda: Jilly Bond
Monkey King: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Mum, I've Got Something to Tell You

Some people never get around to telling their mum, much less dad. Others go to excruciating lengths to choose the right time to break the news. How would you cope if your son told you - however gently -that he was gay? Sons, mums and dads recall the crucial moment.
Producers Nigel Acheson and Kim Normanton


Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Kim Normanton

: A Good Read

with Michele Roberts and her guests Anne Karpf and Richard Dean. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Anne Karpf
Unknown: Richard Dean.

: Writer's Weekly

8.00 Writer's Weekly In the last of the series, Nick Baker announces the winners of the Writer's Weekly Writing Competition.
8.30 The French Experience 11: Bon appétit! Chantal Cuer eats out in France.
9.15 Make German Your Business
The last in the series which teaches the basics of business German.
9.45 Short Stories in Italian Last in series. // Cugino Venanzio by Elsa Morante , read by Giovanna Price .


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Chantal Cuer
Unknown: Cugino Venanzio
Unknown: Elsa Morante
Read By: Giovanna Price

: Scapegoats

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

: Reading Aloud

This Boy's Life. Tobias Wolff reads from his acclaimed memoir describing a coming of age with his extended family in the small town of Concrete. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Tobias Wolff
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from Wednesday

: News


: Love and Death

Tragedy or glorious exit? In the last of the series, Jeremy Isaacs looks at death scenes in opera. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Eureka!

In the last of the series, Dr Mary Archer joins Barbara Myers to discuss her research in photochemistry, and her involvement with Lloyd's of London. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Dr Mary Archer
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: In Committee

Producer Smita Patei


Producer: Smita Patei

: Seeds of Faith

Through These Eyes ... In the last of the series featuring people from different cultures as they prepare to celebrate Christmas, the Chinese community based at St Martin-in-the-Fields reflect on their faith. Producer Amanda Hancox


Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

About this project

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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