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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With David Savoury.


Unknown: David Savoury.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: Harvest of the Cold Months

By Elizabeth David.
4: The United States and Russia. The surprising popularity of ice and ice-cream in very cold climates. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Elizabeth David.

: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the third day's play in the Fifth Test in Cape Town. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM * Approximate time


Unknown: Cape Town.


: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: First Person Plural

The first of four audio diaries reflecting more than one point of view. A group of vicars tackles an Outward Bound course. "So how exactly will this help when a parishioner comes knocking on my door late at night wanting to discuss a problem with the Trinity?" Producer Jenni Mills


Producer: Jenni Mills

: Daily Service

0 worship the Lord (Was Lebet);
Revelation 21, w 1-7; Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Urbs Beata); 0 holy city, seen of John (Sancta civitas). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: King Street Junior

A six-part series created by Jim Eldridge. Written by Ronald Hayman. Starring Karl Howman as Mr Sims and James Grout as MrBeeston. 5: Confusion with Paul Copley. Teresa Gallagher , James Nesbitt. Ben Jeffrey. Jade Malkan and Anthony Hamblin. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Written By: Ronald Hayman.
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Paul Copley.
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: James Nesbitt.
Unknown: Ben Jeffrey.
Unknown: Jade Malkan
Unknown: Anthony Hamblin.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
Mr Holliday: Tom Watson
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello

: Children's BBC Radio 4

Maureen Beattie reads The Foster
Champions by Elizabeth Casciani. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Maureen Beattie
Unknown: Elizabeth Casciani.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Lions and Liquorice (3) For details see Tuesday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday chairs the last in the series of the panel game. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Late in the Day

By Moya O'Shea. Since moving to their retirement home in Shell Cove, Western Australia, Myra has felt redundant, but then a call goes out on the radio to help with the rescue of a number of stranded whales. with Federay Holmes , Dominic Letts. Trevor Gare , Juliet Prew , Daniel O'Grady and Becky Hindley. Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Federay Holmes
Unknown: Dominic Letts.
Unknown: Trevor Gare
Unknown: Juliet Prew
Unknown: Daniel O'Grady
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Director: Tracey Neale
Myra: Lyn Ashley
Dan: John Turnbull
Tony: Stefan Dennis
Jeannie: Julie Balloo

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Old Stagers. Frank Wilson assesses the skills of past music hall stars who re-emerge each year to anchor the panto season.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Frank Wilson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Al len sees the Cheek By Jowl production of The Duchess ofMalfi and celebrates 50 years of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Al Len
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Short Story: Family Feelings

By Deborah Moggach. 4: Sex Objects For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Missed Demeanours New Year Special

Eddie Izzard 's history-based panel game returns for a one-off New Year special. With Stephen Frost , chairman Neil Mullarkey and guests Lee Comes and Jack Docherty. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Jack Docherty.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: The Archers

Crisis in the kitchen.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: It Won't Change My Life

Annie Caulfield 's new play considers the life of a fictional lottery winner as observed by his Lebanese neighbours. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Producer: Noah Richler

: Asia Gold

More Precious than Freedom in China Southern China is the fastest growing region in the world. In the first of a new series examining the political, social and economic consequences of Asia's rise to fortune,
Edward Stourton looks at the political price the Chinese are prepared to pay. Producer Sue Davies. Rptd on Sunday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: Shelf Lives

Last in the series about the histories of products which have shaped our lives. The Disposable Nappy. Nigel Cassidy reports on the creation of a multi-billion dollar business.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Does He Take Sugar?

Judy Graham talks to Jennie Roberts about her years of battle to get childcare professionals to recognise that her son, Tom, who committed suicide at the age of 27, had some form of mental and physical handicap. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC.
6112 Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Talks: Judy Graham
Unknown: Jennie Roberts
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Harpole Report

By J L Carr. Part 4.
For details see New Year's Day

: Ray Bradbury introduces: Tales of the Bizarre: I Sing the Body Electric

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury introduces the fifth of six of his short stories.
Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

What could help a grief-stricken family? A Mark 5, 110 volt, AC/DC, electric what!!!?


Introduced by/author: Ray Bradbury
Dramatised by: Catherine Czerkawska
Director: Hamish Wilson
Tom: David Jarvis
Father: Angus McInnes
Timothy: Buffy Davis
Colin: Scott Moncrieff
Flatercini: Bob Docherty
Mark V AC/DC Electrical Grandmother: Joanna Tope

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday at 6.50pm

: News

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

Part 14 by Siobhan Redmond. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond.

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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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