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: Bells on Sunday

From St Paul's Cathedral.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

At the turn of the year, Mark Tully celebrates friendship.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

John and Carol Rymer serve up breakfast in Yorkshire for Oliver Walston.
Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Carol Rymer
Unknown: Oliver Walston.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes and a celebrity panel take a personal look back over 1995.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Phil Pegum

: John Craven

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which provides support for disabled people, by encouraging them to participate in winter sports. DONATIONS TO: The Uphill Ski Club of Great Britain, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

From Farnham Baptist Church, Surrey. Led by the Rev Don Bridle.
2 Corinthians 5, w 16-20; Ephesians 2, w 13-22; Lord for the years; What a friend we have in Jesus; Blessed assurance; And can it be?

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

A special programme for New Year's Eve in which Ruth Dudley Edwards looks back at some of the events that have dominated the media in 1995. Producer Sarah Eldridge. Rptd Tues 11.00pm


Unknown: Ruth Dudley Edwards
Producer: Sarah Eldridge.

: Foreign Correspondence

Five BBC correspondents look back at the history of their adopted cities through the writings of earlier visitors. 3: Cape Town. George Alagiah finds the letters from both visitors and inhabitants of Cape Town compelling reading. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Cape Town.
Unknown: George Alagiah
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is Lady Tebbit. Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The WofW This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Tme

Pippa Greenwood , Nigel Colbom and Geoffrey Smith join members of the Howe of the Meams Agricultural Club, Laurencekirk, for a Hogmanay edition. A Taylor Made production


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: The Classic Serial: The Barchester Chronicles

Barchester Towers
The second in a series of dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's Barchester books is adapted in three episodes by Martyn Wade. With Alec McCowen as Septimus Harding, Juliet Aubrey as Eleanor Bold, Simon Russell Beale as Slope and Rosemary Leach as Mrs Proudie.

1: The appointment of Obadiah Slope.
with Belinda Lang, Michael Cochrane, Jilly Bond, Jonathan Keeble, Zulema Dene, Stephen Critchlow and Patience Tomlinson
Rptd Fri 2.00pm
Polly Toynbee: page 14


Author: Anthony Trollope
Dramatiser: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Septimus Harding: Alec McCowen
Eleanor Bold: Juliet Aubrey
Obadiah Slope: Simon Russell Beale
Mrs Proudie: Rosemary Leach
Signora Madeline Vesey Neroni: Belinda Lang
Etherbert 'Bertie' Stanhope: Michael Cochrane
Charlotte Stanhope: Patience Tomlinson
Mrs Grantly: Jilly Bond
Sir Omicron Pie/Quiverful: Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Quiverful: Zulema Dene.
Dr Stanhope/Sir Lambden: Stephen Critchlow
Dr Grantly: Stephen Moore
Bishop of Barchester: Peter Howell
Dr Proudie: David Horovitch

: Pick of the Year

Repeated from Friday

: Around the World in 24 Frames

Radio 4 eavesdrops on film-making around the world. With Helena Bonham-Carter, Joe Dante, Abel Ferrara, Terry Gilliam, Richard Harris, Peter Jackson, Lloyd Kaufman, Mira Nair, Stephen Rea, Mel Smith, John Tuturro and Harvey Weinstein. Compiled by Sarah Bowen.


Unknown: Helena Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Joe Dante
Unknown: Abel Ferrara
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Peter Jackson
Unknown: Lloyd Kaufman
Unknown: Mira Nair
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: John Tuturro
Unknown: Harvey Weinstein.
Unknown: Sarah Bowen
Producer: Mark Burman

: La Mia Italia

William Ward presents the last of four stories of contemporary Italy. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: William Ward

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen celebrates the end of the year at a Scottish ceilidh. With guest Liz Lochhead and reader Kenneth Bryans. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Reader: Kenneth Bryans.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Letters from Ireland

Aspects of life in Ireland today. 4: With Father John McCullough. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Father John McCullough.

: Anthony Trollope, the Chronicler of Barsetshire

By Martyn Wade. A personal view of Anthony Trollope 's life and work. With Martin Jarvis as Anthony Trollope. with Patience Tomlinson and David Collings Director David Hitchinson


Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Anthony Trollope.
Unknown: David Collings
Director: David Hitchinson
YoungTrollope: Toby Jones
Reader: David Timson
Barney: Denys Hawthorne

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Tales from the Perilous Realm

Six stories by J R R Tolkien, dramatised by Brian Sibley. 1: Farmer Giles of Ham
Director John Taylor. First broadcast on Radio 5


Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.
Director: John Taylor.
Tolkien: Michael Hordern
Farmer Giles: Brian Blessed
Chrysophylax: Stephen Thorne

: A Good Read

With Edward Blishen and his guests Vernon Scannell and Paul Vaughan. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.

: The Player

By Neil Brand. Cecil B De Mille DAVID HEALY Himself :NEIL BRAND with Jane Whittenshaw and John Baddeley Repeated from Christmas Day


Unknown: Neil Brand.
Unknown: David Healy
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: John Baddeley

: Suenos -World Spanish

Robert Elms combs the Hispanic world for spectacular scenery. E-MAIL: suenos@bbc.co.uk
8.45 New series
Francophonie Cinq programmes qui presentent le francais au delà de la France.
1: Un jeu sur le monde Francophone avec Alan Wilding
Producer Merilyn Harris
9.15 Short Stories in French
Monsieur Maurice by Colette. Final story. Producer Iris Sprankling
9.30 New series Writers Weekly
A five-part series for aspiring writers. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Francophonie Cinq
Producer: Merilyn Harris
Unknown: Monsieur Maurice
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Navrongo Story

Yorkshireman Jonathan Bean is the honorary white son of a family in Ghana. Producer Joy Hatwood Rpt


Unknown: Jonathan Bean

: Please Leave a Message after the Bleep

Simon Parkes investigates sound. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: News

: Syncopation

Tony Staveacre looks at the dislocating effects of this rhythmic phenomenon. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Tony Staveacre

: Uisge-Beatha 500

lain Crawford looks at the current state of the distilling industry. Producer Hamish Wilson Rpt


Producer: Hamish Wilson Rpt

: Memories of a Childhood on the Veldt

With Sir Laurens van der Post. Producer Carol Trewin Rpt

: Seeds of Faith

A reflective look at the passing of another year with poetry and music. Producer Rosie Butler


Producer: Rosie Butler

: News

: The Late Story: A Goose for Christmas

By Catherine Merriman , read by Julia McKenzie.
Repeated from Boxing Day


Unknown: Catherine Merriman
Read By: Julia McKenzie.

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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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