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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Anna Ford.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today, BBC, London W1A 1AA. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Eric James.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: The Doomsday Letters

2: The Present. We have to think differently about our society to cope with threats from over-population and degradation of the land.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Letters from Ireland

Aspects of life in Ireland today.
3: Londonderry teacher Anita Robinson presents a portrait of her native city. Producer Judith Elliott
Repeated Christmas Eve at 6.15pm


Unknown: Anita Robinson
Producer: Judith Elliott

: Print the Legend

Professor Christopher Frayling presents a series on the way history has been portrayed on the big screen. 6: Friend or Foe? (20th Century War: Hot and Cold). The post-nuclear world was explored in Dr Strangelove and The Manchurian Candidate. With the voices of Greer Garson , Ken Adam and John Frankenheimer. Producer Louise Swan


Unknown: Professor Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Ken Adam
Unknown: John Frankenheimer.
Producer: Louise Swan

: Those Glorious Songs of Old

In the last of the series,
Andrew Parrott talks to John Florance about the origin and development of the carol Hark! The herald angels sing. For details see Monday


Talks: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: John Florance

: Woman's Hour

From Bosnia to Beijing, 17th-century England to VE Day, Jenni Murray invites you to revisit highlights of the Woman's Hour year. Including contributions from President Mary Robinson and Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto , plus Dusty
Springfield on eyelashes, Julie Andrews on sex and Julie Walters on nudity. Producer Kate Murphy


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Robinson
Unknown: Benazir Bhutto
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Julie Walters
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

Why is the Christmas card favourite of three robins on a branch impossible? Joanna Pinnock reveals the answer in a natural history quiz between teams headed by Bill Oddie and Lionel Kelleway. Producer Mary Colwell. WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Mary Colwell.

: You and Yours

Editor Huw Marks. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed] PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Editor: Huw Marks.

: The FoodProgramme

Derek Cooper tastes his way around some of the Isles of Orkney. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Classic Serial:Barnaby Rudge

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor celebrates the last show before Christmas.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A reprise of some of the best live music performances on Kaleidoscope in 1995 with Tim Marlow. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Marlow.

: The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Alan Bennett reads the final episode of Hugh Lofting 's story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Hugh Lofting

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hargrave. Editor Margaret Budy. WRITE TO: PM
Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hargrave.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: Going Places

This week, David Stafford joins the followers of Sooty. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

A pheasant Christmas in store....
Written by Graham Harvey. Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitburn
Repeated Christmas Day at 1.40pm
[address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
KateAldridge: Kellie Bright
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
GuyPemberton: Hugh Dickson
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Simon Pemberton: Peter Wingfield
Jean-Paul: Yves Aubert
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Gibson: William Tapley

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Christopher Serle. Producer Peter Griffiths


Presented By: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Any Questions?

From Hertfordshire, with guests Max Hastings , editor of the London
Evening Standard, the Rt Hon
Roy Hattersley MP: and Ann Widdecombe , Minister of State at the Home Office.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve.

: Those Cafe Days

Simon Parkes presents the second of five programmes on the state of European cafe culture. For years,
Herr Trotsky could be found sipping coffee in the Cafe Central in Vienna, but are
Viennese cafes still a meeting place for spies and revolutionaries? Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Herr Trotsky

: Letter from America

Repeated Christmas Eve at 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennet Jones.
Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Owen Bennet Jones.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime:The Go-Between

The final episode of L P Hartley's novel. Back to Brandham
For details see Monday

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Toby Longworth , Jon Glover and guest with a satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Jane Berthoud. Rptdtomorrow6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Jon Glover
Producer: Jane Berthoud.

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and guests take pains to avoid Christmas.
Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Big Bands, Big Leaders

Theo Barker presents three programmes about big bands of the inter-war years. 1: Jobs for the Boys Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Theo Barker

: News

: The Late Book: MissSmilla's Feeling for Snow

By Peter Hoeg. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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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