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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and the issues of the week in rural Britain.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament Producer Jon Barton.
LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London WlA 1PY FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Producer: Jon Barton.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the chairman of Northern Foods, Chris Haskins. Repeated from Sunday 12.25pm


Unknown: Chris Haskins.

: Feedback

In the last of the series, Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd.
WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Steve Shepherd.

: A Room for Writing

How is a writer influenced by time and place? Writer Rumer Godden , now 90 years old, reflects on the inspiration for some of her best-loved stories. Producer Pam Wardell


Unknown: Rumer Godden
Producer: Pam Wardell

: On This Day

With Geoffrey Wheeler.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from London by Margaret Gilmore. Short story: Penelope Wilton reads Season of Goodwill by Penelope Lively , from The Woman's Hour Christmas Collection.


Unknown: Margaret Gilmore.
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Penelope Lively

: The Natural History Programme

Julian Hector reports from the world's richest coral reefs off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated Sunday 8pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme. BBC Bristol. BS8 2LR


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Julian Hector.

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The Food Programme

Brussel sprout pickers, turkey pluckers, caterers - Derek Cooper meets the workers who make
Christmas delicious. Producer Sheila Dillon
Repeated Monday 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 2: Making Christmas Possible 2 December 2016

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy 's epic novel, dramatised in ten parts by Marcy Kahan and Mike Walker. Part 5. with Rachel Atkins , David Brooks , Anthony Ofoegbu. Carolyn Jones. Gerard McDermott and Christopher Wright. Music by Neil Brand Director Janet Whitaker
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Christopher Wright.
Music By: Neil Brand
Director: Janet Whitaker
General Kutuzov ,: ,leo McKern
Pierre Bezuhov: Simon Russell Beale
Helene Bezuhov: Amanda Redman
Natasha Rostov: Emily Mortimer
Nikolai Rostov: Jonathan Firth
Sonya: Alison Pettitt
Countess Rostov: Nicola Pagett
Count Rostov: Sean Baker
Andrei Bolkonsky: Gerard Murphy
Old Prince Bolkonsky: Richard Johnson
Maria Bolkonsky: Abigail McKern
Uncle: John Rowe

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reviews a Stephen Sondheim premiere, Saturday Night. Also recommendations of major art books of the year. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Short Story: A Festive Vocation

By Eddie McVeigh , read by BJ Hogg . Producer Pam Brighton Repeat


Unknown: Eddie McVeigh
Read By: Bj Hogg
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Going Places

David Stafford presents some seasonal ideas for the weekend ahead. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Kate is dreading Christmas.
Written by Peter Kerry
Director/Editor Vanessa Whitburn Repeated Monday 1.40pm
[address removed]


Written By: Peter Kerry
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Jack Wool ley: Arnold Peters
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Janet Fisher ,: Moir Leslie
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Clive Horrobin: Alex Jones
DICoverdale: Leon Tanner

: Pick of the Week

With Chris Serle.
Repeated Sunday 3.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FAX: (0171)[number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Market Rasen. Lincolnshire, by panellists including writer Melba Wilson. Producer Anne Peacock
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Melba Wilson.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Law in Action

The media is alarmed that a privacy law may be foisted on it. Is this inevitable or is it just scaremongering? Presented by Marcel Berlins. Producer Simon Coates


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Simon Coates

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Special Terms

The conclusion of Ronald Frame's story. Young Jamie continues to recall certain discoveries made at the hotel.
Producer David Hunter


Producer: David Hunter

: Week Ending

With Sally Grace , Jon Glover , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Jo Clegg. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Jo Clegg.

: Fourth Column

More wit and wisdom. Producer Malcolm Love


Producer: Malcolm Love

: Another String: Arthur's Seat

As well as writing Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, playwright Arthur Miller makes furniture. He ponders his other string as he builds a bench. Producer Julian May Repeat


Unknown: Arthur Miller

: News

: The Late Book: Conversations with My Agent

By Rob Long. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rob Long.

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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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