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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

From San Francisco, Richard Sanders explores the linkage between Californian farming and Californian cuisine Producer Richard Sanders


Presenter: Richard Sanders
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Today

With Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Eric James.

: A Christmas Carol

5: The End of It. Scrooge awakes to find it is Christmas morning ... and discovers that he is a changed man. For details see Christmas Day


: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Christmas Eve 12.15pm

: Letters from Ireland

4: Father John McCullough , whose Parish is based in the Sperrin Mountains of County Tyrone, reflects on the "plain people of Ireland". Producer Judith Elliott. Rptd Sunday 6.15pm


Unknown: Father John McCullough
Producer: Judith Elliott.

: Print the Legend

Professor Christopher Frayling Presents the last in the series. Visions of the City. Why do so many movies offer dystopias rather than Utopias when dealing with the modern world? With the voices of designer David Snyder , director Mira Nair and professor of film studies, Ginette Vincendeau.


Unknown: Professor Christopher Frayling
Designer: David Snyder
Director: Mira Nair
Unknown: Ginette Vincendeau.

: Children's BBC Radio 4:A Ghost for Christmas

Anna Keaveney reads the last of four spooky Christmas tales.
Across the Fields. By Susan Price. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Anna Keaveney
Unknown: Susan Price.

: Walters' Festive Frolics

5: One New Year's Eve too many in Orlando, Florida.
For details see Christmas Day

: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the fourth day's play from Port Elizabeth. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM For details see Wednesday * Approximate time

: Toady, Grovel andIngratiate

An investigation into the thriving art of sycophancy. Those proficient in fawning and those on the receiving end of unctuousness tell all. Reporter Diana Eden. Producer Fiona Couper. Rptd tomorrow 2.00pm


Reporter: Diana Eden.
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: At Bertram's Hotel

5: The police ask Miss Marple to take part in a little experiment. For details see Christmas Day

: Trumpton Riots: 5: Pugwash, Windy and Barney McGrew

Fred Harris visits the little world of Trumpton, Captain Pugwash, Mr Benn, Fingerbobs and other favourites. For details see Christmas Day


Presenter: Fred Harris

: The FoodProgramme

The dilemma for many small companies is how to move into large-scale production without sacrificing quality. Derek Cooper talks to producers who have successfully made the leap.


Talks: Derek Cooper

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Heidi

By Johanna Spyri. The classic children's favourite, dramatised by Berlie Docherty. Heidi is 5 years old when she first goes to live in the Swiss Alps. with Kirsty Adams. Mark Burrows , Debbie Arnold , Zulema Dene , Patience Tomlinson. Christopher Good, Neville Jason , James Greene , Sandra James Young. Mark Straker , Paul Bailey , David Collings and Michael Muskett. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Johanna Spyri.
Dramatised By: Berlie Docherty.
Unknown: Kirsty Adams.
Unknown: Mark Burrows
Unknown: Debbie Arnold
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Nevilte Jason
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Sandra James
Unknown: Mark Straker
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Michael Muskett.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Heidi: Ciara Janson
Grandfather: Richard Johnson
Fraulein Rottenmeier: Rosalind Knight
HerrSesemann: Michael N Harbour
Frau Sesemann: Margaret Courtenay

: Kaleidoscope:Miller's Tales

Last of the series of interviews recorded at Arthur Miller's home. 1970-1995 For details see Boxing Day

: News

: Radio Lives

Robert Fox presents the final portrait. A Little Bit of a Pirate.
Gerald Priestiand was a distinguished BBC presenter and foreign correspondent. Producer Simon Elmes Rpt


Unknown: Robert Fox
Unknown: Gerald Priestiand
Producer: Simon Elmes Rpt

: Christmas Short Story:The De Montfort Essay Cup

By Zoe Fairbairns. Nicola thinks everyone hates her and it all stems from her schooldays. Read by Sara Coward. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Zoe Fairbairns.
Read By: Sara Coward.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

: It's Your Go!

The last of four programmes. Trivial Pursuit
For details see Boxing Day

: The Traffic Jam

A Christmas traffic experience: Zen and xenophobia, Vivaldi and violence, Meatloaf and Mickey Mouse. Producer Malcolm Love Rpt


Unknown: Mickey Mouse.
Producer: Malcolm Love Rpt

: News

: The Archers

Ructions at The Bull.
For cast list see Friday 22 December
Written by Sam Boardman-Jacobs . Director Peter Leslie Wild. EditorVanessa Whitburn Rptd New Year's Day at 1.40pm


Written By: Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Director: Peter Leslie Wild.

: Pick of the Year

Christopher Serle celebrates the best of the year's broadcasting on the BBC. Producer Cathy Drysdale. Rptd Sun 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Correspondents' LookAhead

BBC correspondents discuss the stories which will make the headlines in 1996. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Those Cafe Days

Presented by Simon Parkes.
3: Viva Espresso! Italian cafe life. Producer Miriam Akhtar


Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: Letter from America

Repeated Sunday at 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday at 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennett Jones.


Unknown: Owen Bennett Jones.

: Book at Bedtime:Memo from David O Selznick

Henry Goodman reads the final extract. For details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Henry Goodman

: Year Ending

Sally Grace , Toby Longworth ,
Jon Glover and Ronnie Ancona look back at some of the news stories of the year.
Producer Jane Berthoud. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


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

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and guests bare their teeth in anticipation of New Year.


Unknown: Alistair Beaton

: Big Bands, Big Leaders

Presented by Theo Barker. 2: The Arrival of Showbiz


Presented By: Theo Barker.

: News

: The Late Book: MissSmilla's Feeling for Snow

Part 10 of Peter Hoeg 's thriller. For details see Monday 18 December


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.

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