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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and issues of the week in rural Britain.

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Today

With Anna Ford and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Clive Lawton.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Clive Lawton.

: Facts and Fancies

By and with Armando lannucci. Part 2.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci.

: News

: Call Ed Stourton: (0171) [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Ed Stourton and his guest on an issue of the moment.
LINES OPEN from 8am


Unknown: Ed Stourton

: Daily Service

I Wonder as I Wander (Appalachian traditional); Hebrews 1, wl-9; Carol of the Epiphany (Bell); Of the Father's Love Begotten (Plainsong arr Inwood). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Gottle of Geer

Quentin Cooper flies into Las Vegas with young British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin to attend Vegas 97, the biggest-ever convention of ventriloquists. Zerdin's puppet, Sam, seems to have a rather jaundiced view of such gatherings and cannot understand why anyone should want to make a radio programme about ventriloquism. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Paul Zerdin
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On This Day

Events which made the news in 1947.

: Woman's Hour

A special repeat broadcast of Reel Women. With film star Lisa Harrow , Producers Amanda Posey and Sally Hibbens , costume designer Sandy Powell , and others from both behind and in front of the camera. Jenni Murray is in the director's chair. With guest star the singer
Kim Cresswell. Short story: The Birds by Daphne du Maurier.
Producers Ariane Koek and Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Lisa Harrow
Producers: Amanda Posey
Producers: Sally Hibbens
Designer: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Singer: Kim Cresswell.
Producers: Ariane Koek
Producers: Sarah Johnson

: The Pickwick Papers

5: Mr Pickwick Goes to Prison!
For details and cast list see Christmas Eve Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Mr Pickwick

: You and Yours

Presented by Mark Whittaker.


Presented By: Mark Whittaker.

: Random Edition

Last of six programmes in which Peter Snow presents newspaper stories from a date selected at random by computer. The Evening Standard for 30 May 1881. John Kettley looks at meteorology in the 1880s and Tony Benn extols
Charles Bradlaugh - like Benn himself, Member of Parliament Bradlaugh
Was at first denied entry to the House °f Commons.
Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Charles Bradlaugh
Producer: Andrew Green

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: A Sense of History

By Jim Broad bent.
In keeping his family estate intact, the 23rd Earl has had to resort to the occasional murder and a degree of coercion, but for a breed "that came over with William the Conqueror," this is hardly something new.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Jim Broad
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
The 23rd Earl: Jim Broadbent
Giddy: Stephen Bill

: Literary Houses

lain Burnside visits four houses with strong literary connections. He looks at the way each house and its surroundings influenced a writer's life and plays song settings of texts by the writers featured. 3: Bateman's,
Rudyard Kipling 's house in Sussex. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: The Afternoon Shift

Presented by Daire Brehan.


Presented By: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope Quiz

Paul Allen chairs two teams of presenters and critics as they answer questions on music, art, literature and performance posed by listeners and experts, and recall the highlights from the arts on Kaleidoscope this year. Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Short Story: The Gift of the Magi

A classic Christmas tale of love and sacrifice by American storyteller 0 Henry. Read by Bob Sherman. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Read By: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Kevin Bouquet and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Kevin Bouquet
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: North East of Eden

A six-part comedy series by Peter Kerry. 5: Marcia decides to inject a little culture into Paradise by starting a film club. But will French art triumph over Mad Max III ? Probably not. with Stephen Thirkeld and Niall Ashdown Repeat


Unknown: Peter Kerry.
Unknown: Max Iii
Unknown: Stephen Thirkeld
Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Auntie Annie: Joan Sims
Marcia: Rebecca Front
Joseph: James Garbutt
William: Sammy Johnson
Mrs Peevis: Jean Southern

: News

: The Archers

Kenton is up to his old tricks. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Bismarck in a Cardigan

Helmut Kohl - visionary statesman or sinister threat to European liberties? David Sells explores the motivation behind one of the most formidable of modern political leaders. He follows Kohl's journey from terrified Hitler
Youth recruit to cosy embodiment of postwar recovery, and shows how the drama of German reunification prompted Kohl's personal drive towards greater European unity. Producer Chris Bowlby
Editor Gwyneth Williams Revised repeat


Unknown: Helmut Kohl
Unknown: David Sells
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports from the British
Psychological Society Annual Meeting. Repeated from Saturday 27 December 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Costing the Earth

Roger Harrabin takes a personal journey through the Philippines, looking at the main environmental issues facing the country.


Unknown: Roger Harrabin

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for the visually impaired. Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: The Pickwick Papers

Repeated from 11.30am

: Book at Bedtime: Playback

By Raymond Chandler. Part 7.
For details see Monday 22 December Repeat


Unknown: Raymond Chandler.

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 28 December 11.15am

: Nobody Stays in This House Long

In the final part of the An Artist in Sound series, Piers Plowright introduces a documentary which won the Prix Italia for Radio Documentaries in 1983. It is the story of a house and the family who lived in it - in spite of an estate agent's warning - for more than 50 years. Producer Piers Plowright Repeat


Introduces: Piers Plowright
Producer: Piers Plowright

: News

: The Late Book: Ghost Stories

By MR James. 2: Lost Hearts
Who - or what - killed Mr Abney ? And why was it so keen to expose his heart? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mr James.
Unknown: Mr Abney

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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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