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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Anna Hill explores the tradition of wassailing in the New Year. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop James Jones.
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: James Jones.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: Below the Parapet

Carol Thatcher reads excerpts from her biography of Denis Thatcher. 5: Defeat.
For details see Monday 30 December


Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Denis Thatcher.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is Martin Amis. Repeated from Sunday 29 December 12.15pm


Unknown: Martin Amis.

: United States of Anger

Six part series examining the disillusionment of American people. 5: America in Black and White. Gavin
Esler explores the gulfs between
America's blacks and whites, and its rich and poor.
Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

: Let's Make Our Towns Nice Again

A series of six programmes looking at the changing face of town centres. 1: Breakfast in Birkenhead. Ray Gosling tours central Birkenhead, Merseyside. beginning in Betty's Butty Bar in the market - the second largest in Britain - where he asks traders how they're facing up to competition from out-of-town shopping. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Julia Shaw

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday 30 December

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Sheila McClennon.
Serial: The Transit of Venus (2) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The Natural History Programme

Joanna Pinnock and the team go out and about to answer listeners' wildlife questions. Producer Edward Odim
Repeated Sunday at 8.00pm
WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC. Bristol BSB 2LR


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Edward Odim

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs. Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: to raise issues for investigation (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Burns

: The Food Programme

Wine, food, and social injustice are the subjects investigated by Andrew Jefford from South Africa. Producer Sheila Dillon
Revised at 7.20pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll 's whimsical .adventure, dramatised in two parts by Hattie Naylor. 2: Alice has found her way into the magic garden where more surprises await her.
For details and cast see Sunday 22 December 2.30pm
Repeated from Sunday 29 December 2.30pm


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Hattie Naylor.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope Unplugged

A host of musicians have graced the Kaleidoscope studio with some great live performances. Tim Marlow chooses the year's best, from John Williams to Christy Moore and Barbara Cook to Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Christy Moore
Unknown: Barbara Cook
Unknown: Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
Producer: Ann Mane O'Callaghan

: Short Story: Shall Us

By Joy Tucker.
Read by Laurence Allan. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Joy Tucker.
Read By: Laurence Allan.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel. Editor Kevin Marsh
WRITE TO: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Going Places

David Stafford with more ideas for enjoying a great British weekend. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

A birthday bash with a difference. Written by Peter Kerry
Director Vanessa Whitburn
Repeated Monday at 1.40pm
For cast see Friday 27 December
[address removed]


Written By: Peter Kerry
Director: Vanessa Whitburn

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from Christmas week on BBC radio and television. Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire with shadow
Minister for Women, Janet Anderson
MP; Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal
Democrat foreign affairs spokesman; John Biffen MP: and Mark Seddon , editor of The Tribune.
Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Janet Anderson
Unknown: John Biffen
Unknown: Mark Seddon
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Ninety Not Out

Cavan O'Connor , the "Vagabond Lover", was in a class of his own during his lengthy singing career.
Ned Sherrin joins him to look back at an extraordinary life. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Cavan O'Connor
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Golden Years
A profile of David Bowie
Repeated from Saturday 28 December 7.20pm


Unknown: David Bowie

: The World Tonight

Editor Anne Koch


Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Scarlet and Black

By Stendhal. 5: The offer of a job in Paris takes Julien away from the Seminary. He decides to visit Mme de Renal secretly on the way.
For details see Monday 30 December

: Year Ending

The team present July to December 1996 in the second part of their review of the year's shenanigans. Producer Jo Clegg
Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm


Producer: Jo Clegg

: Fourth Column

A quizzical look at life from the essayists with attitude. Presented by John Diamond.
Producer Brian King


Presenter: John Diamond.

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills meets George Lazenby , the man who once played
James Bond and is now a property developer. Producer Sarah Rowlands Repeat


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: George Lazenby
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: News

: The Late Book: Through the Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll. 5: Alice picnics with the Lion and the Unicorn.
For details see Monday 30 December Repeat


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.

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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.

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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