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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Hilary Forrest.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Hilary Forrest.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

with Eddie Mair. Julian Pettifer raises a glass to the Christmas season in the wineries of the Hunter Valley, Australia.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Laura Druce


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Laura Druce

: Just a Minute

Join Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Stephen Fry ,
Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo as they celebrate Christmas without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Ann Jobson. Rptd Thursday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Producer: Ann Jobson.

: The Million Pound Radio Show

State of the Nation Special Crime, Poverty, Recession,
Unemployment. Happy New Year. Written and presented by Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell and featuring Felicity Montagu and Jasper Jacob. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer Rpt


Presented By: Andy Hamilton
Presented By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Jasper Jacob.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer Rpt

: The Heritage Quiz

In the first of two special festive editions from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Sue MacGregor delves into the rich storehouse of our national past to quiz Denise Coffey , Christopher Cook. Philippa Gregory and Maxwell Hutchinson. With a where-is-he puzzle from John Grundy. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson.
Unknown: John Grundy.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The News Quiz of the Year

Barry Took continues his look back at the best stories and answers of 1994. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Boxing Day 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Jeremy Paxman presents his favourite Pieces of writing in a special Christmas edition -with readers Bill Wallis , Alice Arnold and Christian Rodska.
Recorded at the Paris Theatre, London Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Readers: Bill Wallis
Readers: Alice Arnold
Readers: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Snow Queen

Berlie Doherty 's version of Hans Christian Andersen 's wintry fairy tale 's narrated by Dirk Bogarde and stars Diana Rigg as the Snow Queen.
Gerda sets off into the wide world to find her playmate Kay, who has been lured away by the powerful Snow Queen to her ice palace in the far, far north.
With Don McCorkindale. Gavin Muir , George Parsons , Joshua Towb , Deborah Berlin ,
Robbie Gill , David Cooper , Adam Morley and Laurence Amias. Music by David Chilton and Nick Russell-Pavier . Director Janet Whitaker
# Diana Rigg remembers Christmas: page 24


Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Don McCorkindale.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: George Parsons
Unknown: Joshua Towb
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Robbie Gill
Unknown: David Cooper
Unknown: Adam Morley
Unknown: Laurence Amias.
Music By: David Chilton
Music By: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: Janet Whitaker
Director: Diana Rigg
Gerda: Samantha Glen
Kay: James Cohen
Grandmama: Margaret John
Troll/Robber Queen: Peter Woodthorpe
Robber girl: Emma Wray
Baabaa reindeer: Bill Paterson
Crow: Paul Copley
Crow's sweetheart: Natasha Pyne
Princess: Annabel Mullion
Prince: Oliver Senton
Finn Woman: Kristin Milward

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

LIVE from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
See panel on right for Order of Service. Director of music (*and descant/ arrangement) Stephen Cleobury Organ scholar James Vivian
Producers David Kremer and James Whitbourn


Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: James Vivian
Producers: David Kremer
Producers: James Whitbourn

: Ad Lib

Is it an art, a craft or a scam? Robert Robinson works his own magic as he meets contemporary conjurors. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow at 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: The Royal Shakespeare Company in The Shakespeare Revue

A sparkling and witty entertainment of prose, poetry and song compiled by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McKee. With writers that include
Victoria Wood, Noël Coward, Patrick Barlow, Cole Porter, Frank Muir and Dennis Norden. In front of an audience at Pebble Mill, the cast celebrate the humour and reminiscences surrounding the Bard of Avon and his work.
With David Delve, Debra Gillet, Christopher Luscombe, Malcolm McKee and Abigail McKern.
Revised repeat tomorrow at 11.00pm


Performer/compiled by: Christopher Luscombe
Performer/compiled by: Malcolm McKee
Performer: David Delve
Performer: Debra Gillet
Performer: Abigail McKern
Producer: Sue Wilson

: News

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday at 11.00pm

: Christmas Card from Gotham

It's Christmas in New York. Who is that jolly, bearded figure by the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center? Hold on - it's that Mark Steyn , with homemaker Martha Stewart , the Radio City
Rockettes and the singing Von Trapps ! producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Martha Stewart
Unknown: Von Trapps
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Silent Mouse
According to an old German folk tale, the first few bars of the famous caroi Silent Night were in fact written by a small church mouse. Could this be true? Chris Eldon Lee investigates.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee. Rptd Fnday 9.30pm


Unknown: Chris Eldon Lee
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Seasons Greetings

by Alan Ayckbourn. Christmas gatherings are not always the joyous occasions the season warrants. For the guests at Neville and Belinda Bunker's house party, the season's greetings become frostier by the minute.
Adapted by Richard Wigmore Director Gordon House
A BBC World Service Drama production


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn.
Adapted By: Richard Wigmore
Director: Gordon House
Harvey: Peter Vaughan
Belinda: Maggie McCarthy
Neville: Nicky Henson
Rachel: Jennifer Piercey
Bernard: Ronald Herdman
Phyllis: Susan Uebel
Eddie: Robin Summers
Pattie: Heather Bell
Clive: Guy Holden

: Music in Mind

Producer Anthony Sellors


Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: News

: A Memory Lost

John Clare , the peasant poet of Northampton, shot to poetic fame and his first book was a bestseller. But he spent his last 22 years in a lunatic asylum, where he carried on writing until his death in 1864. Simon Rae uses
Clare's words to retell his tragic story. With Jack Shepherd as Clare. Music by Gary Yershon
Producer Susan Roberts Rpt


Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Music By: Gary Yershon
Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

: Famous for 15 Minutes

4: Lois Maxwell. From Dr No to
Octopussy, the actress who flirted with danger and 007 as Miss Moneypenny.


Unknown: Lois Maxwell.

: Personal Records

Repeated from Tuesday at 2.30pm

: Midnight Mass

The first Communion of Christmas, from the Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells. The President at the Eucharist is the Dean, the Very Rev Richard Lewis and the Preacher the Rt Rev
Jim Thompson , Bishop of Bath and Wells. Communion Setting: Little Organ Mass in B flat (Haydn). Isaiah 9, w 2, 6-7;
John 1, w 1-14. 0 come, all ye faithful; 0 little town of Bethlehem; It came upon the midnight clear. Organist and Master of the Choristers Anthony Crossland. Assistant Organist Rupert Gough.


Unknown: Richard Lewis
Unknown: Jim Thompson
Unknown: Anthony Crossland.
Organist: Rupert Gough.

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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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