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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Today

With Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

With Penelope Hobhouse.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Penelope Hobhouse.

: Radio World

Four programmes which scan through the airwaves of other countries to find out what they are listening to.
1: Around the Wireless in 15 Minutes News from All India Radio, weather from Radio Jamaica, the breakfast
Programme Good Morning Accra, and the Godslot in the form of Radio Vaticana's Ask the Abbot.
Simon Fanshawe looks at the bits 'n' pieces that make up the daily schedules of radio stations around the world. Producer Miriam Akhtar


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: One Born Every Minute

The series on volunteers and science. 2: How would you tell if a pig were happy? if you knew, you could change its conditions to improve its life especially during farrowing. Jez Nelson joins a group of people who monitor farrowing sows round the clock in order to judge their happiness. Producer Sue Broom Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm

: Children's Radio 4: Charlotte's Web

by E B White. 5: The County Fair. Can Wilbur win first prize so that Mr Zuckerman will let him live?
For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Mr Zuckerman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Kathryn Davies.
Serial: All the Nice Girls (final part) For details see Monday 19 December


Introduced By: Kathryn Davies.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.
FACTSHEET: for a free weekly factsheet, send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

Bollito Misto with three sauces, and Recioto and Amarone wines served With Pandoro cake are some of the Christmas delights Derek Cooper tastes in this special edition from Valpolicella. Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Boxing Day 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Tusitala - the Teller of Tales: Kidnapped

Final part of R L Stevenson's classic novel. Across the Forth
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


David Balfour: David Rintoul
Alan Breck: Paul Young
Ebenezer: Rikki Fulton
Mistress McLaren: Ann Louise Ross
Alison Hastie: Terry Cavers
Mistress Rankeillor: Harriet Buchan
Rankeillor: Gerard Slevin
Torrance: Iain Wotherspoon

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Wolverhampton City Art Gallery has the only major collection of contemporary art with a social message outside London. Tim Marlow takes a look. Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan


Producer: Ann Mane O'Callaghan

: Short Story: Mole Cooks His Goose

Adrian takes charge of the family's festive lunch in this Christmas short story by Sue Townsend which is read by Nicholas Barnes. Producer John Tydeman


Story By: Sue Townsend
Read By: Nicholas Barnes.
Producer: John Tydeman

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting
House, London WlA 1AA. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

with David Stafford. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Phil minds the baby....
Written by Mick Martin and Simon Frith
Directors Keri Davies and Vanessa Whitbum. Rptd Boxing Day 1.40pm
* See Face behind the Voice: page 12


Written By: Mick Martin
Written By: Simon Frith
Directors: Keri Davies
Directors: Vanessa Whitbum.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Alice Aldridge: Maisie Turpie
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan
Reg: Gerry Hinks
Angi: Stella Gonet
Brendan: David Holt
Andrew MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Don Giovanni: Brendan Wheatley
Leporello: Andrew Gallacher
Gina/Zerlina: Bridgett Gill

: Handel's Messiah

"For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is given."
Richard Baker introduces a performance of the famous oratorio, given earlier this month at the Royal Festival Hall in London, with Judith Howarth (soprano), Ruby Philogene
(contralto), Ian Bostridge (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (bass), London Choral Society and the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Jane Glover. Producer Gwen Hughes


Introduces: Richard Baker
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Contralto: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conducted By: Jane Glover.
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Chnstmas Day at 10.00am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News

: Book at Bedtime: Brazzaville Beach

The final episode of the novel by William Boyd , read by Fiona Shaw. "I am paid off. One final trip to the bush. Hope finds a note from John, but where has he gone? I kill Darius and Pulul. I still work part-time for the project but what does the future hold?" For details see Monday 19 December


Novel By: William Boyd
Read By: Fiona Shaw.

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Toby Longworth ,
Brian Bowles and Christopher Rowe.
Producer Liz Anstee. Rptd Christmas Eve 6.15pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Christopher Rowe.
Producer: Liz Anstee.

: Fourth Column

Fourth Column takes on Christmas with the help of its new presenter
Alistair Beaton and old friends, including Ian Hislop , Bill Tidy and Lynne Truss. Producer Malcolm Love
* Ian Hislop on Christmas: page 24


Presenter: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Malcolm Love
Producer: Ian Hislop

: 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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