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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Alan Reid.


Unknown: Rev Alan Reid.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses are cross-examined by Janet Daley ,
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes


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

: Daily Service

Angels from the realms of glory (French. harm Shaw); Zechariah 2, w 10-13; In the bleak midwinter (Darke); Zither Carol (Czech folk tune, arr Sargent). Director of music Simon Lole


Unknown: Zither Carol
Music: Simon Lole

: No Commitments

by Simon Brett , starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Celia Imrie as Charlotte. 5: Seasonal Adjustment. Anna and Charlotte are determined to do their own thing this Christmas. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Producer: Ann Jobson
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Greene
Tibor: Jonathan Keeble

: Children's Radio 4: Charlotte's Web

by E B White. 4: Zuckerman's Famous Pig. Wilbur's got a breathing space, thanks to Charlotte's magic web. For details see Monday 19 December

: Woman's Hour

For the first time in 165 years, next week's Royal Institute Christmas
Lecture for Children will be given by a Woman. Neuroscientist Dr Susan Greenfield talks to Jenni Murray. Serial: All the Nice Girls (10)
For details see Monday 19 December


Talks: Dr Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Year in Question

GMTV face Channel 4's A Week in Politics in the all-important semi-final of the knockout news quiz based on a Year in the past. Chairman Brian Hayes keeps the peace.


Unknown: Brian Hayes

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: For a Son

starring Geoffrey Palmer as Don Pedro and Philip Jackson as Rodrigo.
In this comedy by Carey Harrison set in 12th-century Spain, the King and Queen - after the birth of several daughters - are desperate to produce a son and heir. The muleteer, Rodrigo, claims he can provide the magic touch.
With Derek Waring , Michael Tudor Barnes , Gavin Muir and Peter Yapp
Music by Ian Harker. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Don Pedro
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Comedy By: Carey Harrison
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Music By: Ian Harker.
Director: Cherry Cookson
King Alfonso: David Horovitch
Queen Uracca: Barbara Flynn
Chronicler: James Grout
Prince Fernando: Ian Masters
Princess Maldonada: Natasha Pyne

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Humberside's university has the largest collection of European illustrators in the world. Paul Allen looks round the treasure trove.
Producer Julian May. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Short Story: A Spirit Elopement

An amiable ghost story by Clotilde Graves. producer Sally Marmion


Story By: Clotilde Graves.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner: Dog and Bone

Last in the series of family fun with supervarmint Harry Hill and the gang. With Ronnie Corbett.


Comedian: Harry Hill
Himself: Ronnie Corbett
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Archers

Lynda steps into the limelight. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Canteen Ladies

Babs, Jane, Mary, Rita, Sharon and Trish feed the staff of a big Sheffield supermarket. They've worked together for eight years now and are still good mates at the end of the day. Sarah Taylor joins them for a morning in the heat of the kitchen and an evening letting off steam on the tiles. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Sarah Taylor
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Rhubarb and Custard

Robert Robinson investigates the rise and rise of unrehearsed ad-lib radio, from the days when chat shows were scripted and discussions were banned in case they over-excited the listener, to the present day when you can ring a phone-in to be insulted by the presenter.
Compiled by David Self. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Self.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Medical Notes

Presented by Michael Oliver.
5: Franz Liszt. "There are times when I feel so feeble, so broken, so terribly depressed." With Dr John O'Shea and Leslie Howard.


Presented By: Michael Oliver.
Presented By: Franz Liszt.
Unknown: Dr John O'Shea
Unknown: Leslie Howard.

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brazzaville Beach

by William Boyd , read by Fiona Shaw. 9: "We escape but I lose Ian and meet up again with Dr Amilcar. Three
Questions. John stays with Hope in East Knap after his hospital treatment and hopes for reconciliation."
For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: William Boyd
Read By: Fiona Shaw.

: Stephen King's Salem's Lot

A seven-part dramatisation of the classic vampire story from the master of modern horror. 2: After a terrifying experience in the woods at night, young Danny Glick develops a strange form of leukaemia.
With Ronald Fernee , David Fried. David Jarvis , Neville Jason and Frances Jeater.
Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop. Dramatised by Gregory Evans. Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: Danny Glick
Unknown: Ronald Fernee
Unknown: David Fried.
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans.
Director: Adrian Bean
Ben Mears: Stuart Milligan
Mark Petrie: Danny Kanaber
Father Gracon: Peter Yapp
Susan Norton: Teresa Gallagher
Barlow: Doug Bradley
Straker: John Moffatt
Matt Burke: Gavin Muir
Larry Crockett: Matt Zimmerman
Weasel Craig: Peter Whitman
Parkins Gillespie: Don Fellows
Father Callahan: Nigel Anthony
Jimmy Cody: Kerry Shale
Ann Norton: Shelley Thompson

: Just a Part of the Furniture

Clare Jenkins presents the last in the series looking at pieces of furniture. My Universal Friend - the Table. We wine and dine at the table and gather round it for argument and discussion. Producer Julia Shaw Rpt


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Julia Shaw Rpt

: 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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