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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

With John Humph rys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humph
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: A Good Read

Susan Hill and guests Esther Selsden and Richard Cohen discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Sally Marmion Repeated Christmas Eve 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Esther Selsden
Unknown: Richard Cohen
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Daily Service

Her virgin eyes saw God incarnate born (Farley Castle); Luke 1, w 26-35; The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Basque Noel arr Pettman): A maiden most gentle (Carter).
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Those Glorious Songs of Old

3: Andrew Parrott talks to John Florance about the origin and development of The Cherry Tree Carol. For details see Monday


Talks: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: John Florance

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Clean Break. Final part. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 51/95 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social issues.

: MonsieurPamplemousse Investigates

The final episode of Michael Bond 's comedy, dramatised by Alick Rowe. Gorden Kaye plays Monsieur pamplemousse, an inspector working for Le Guide, a French restaurant guide, With Trevor Martin as Pommes Frites. 3: The Final Print-Out
With Siriol Jenkins and Steve Hodson A Mentorn Radio production


Unknown: Michael Bond
Dramatised By: Alick Rowe.
Dramatised By: Gorden Kaye
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Pommes Frites.
Unknown: Steve Hodson
te Guide's Director: Roger Hammond
4artine Borel: Geraldine Fitzgerald
'specter Vichot: Stephen Thorne

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thriller Playhouse: Blonde for Danger

The series of thrillers from the 1930s ends with Guy Fithen 's adaptation from the book by Berkeley Grey. Christopher Cazenove stars as Norman Conquest , otherwise known as the Gay Desperado, and Bonnie Langford is his resourceful partner, Pixie. with Alice Arnold, Shaun Prendergast, Anthony Jackson and Ali Hames. Music by Robert Rigby. A Mr Punch production


Unknown: Guy Fithen
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Ali Hames.
Music By: Robert Rigby.
Chief Inspector Williams: Richard Davies
Mandeville Livingstone: Colin Spaull
JJPace: Bill Nighy

: Treasure Islands

The series ends with the second part of this year's Treasure Islands quiz from the Edinburgh Festival. Anne Fine and Terence Blacker do battle with Philip Ridley and Theresa Breslin over their knowledge of children's books. Presented by Michael Rosen. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Philip Ridley
Unknown: Theresa Breslin
Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Julia Eisner begins a new series about how people depend on their radios with a look at the use of radios in schools.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Julia Eisner

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini and guests choose the best of the videos available for the Christmas market and take a look at children's cinema from Iran.
Producer Neil Trevithick. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

: The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Alan Bennett reads Hugh Lofting 's story. 3: The Doctor and his animals find themselves taken prisoner. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Hugh Lofting

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Kit and the Widow'sSound of Music

Cabaret duo Kit and the Widow host the fourth edition of the music quiz. With guests Patricia Hodge , Robert King , Catherine Bott and Peter Polycarpou. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Robert King
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Peter Polycarpou.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: News

: The Archers

Mixing business with pleasure. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Points of Departure

Charles Wheeler concludes the series in which journalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize recount the experiences that most affected them while covering world events. He talks here about his coverage of the 1956 Hungarian uprising as a producer for the BBC's Panorama. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Out of Africa

The last of three interpretations of journeys out of Africa by leading writers. Africa to Britain - a Journey of Religion. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah explores the essence of the spirituality of people from the African diaspora. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

: The Spirit of America

British writer Caryl Phillips explores key moments in American history with six prominent African Americans. 4: The McCarthy Years. Writer and journalist Paul Robeson Jr discusses the link between racism in America and Joe McCarthy 's desire to expose communism.
Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Paul Robeson Jr
Unknown: Joe McCarthy
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker presents the last in the series of the environmental magazine. Producer Jessica Mitchell


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime:The Go-Between

L P Hartley's classic book, abridged in ten parts. 8: Going to War For details see Monday

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Trust Wendy Lee 's six-part satire.
4: Mike Blunt hires a PR firm to save the reputation of the Bottomley Memorial Hospital. with Meera Syal , David Holt and Doreen Birkeland. Director Turan Ali A Bona Lattie production
11.30 Paris, London The first of five comedy sketch shows with Simon Godley , Robert Harley , Carla Mendonga and Gary Parker. Producer Phil Bowker Rpt


Unknown: Wendy Lee
Unknown: Mike Blunt
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Doreen Birkeland.
Director: Turan Ali
Unknown: Bona Lattie
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Carla Mendonga
Unknown: Gary Parker.
Producer: Phil Bowker Rpt
Sister Waverly: Margi Clark
Mike Blunt: Keith Allen
Dr Laura Hanks: Nerys Hughes
Dr Dominic Henry: Richard Sandells

: News

: The Late Book:Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

By Peter Hoeg. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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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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