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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to individuals who have made life-changing choices, taking them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Christine Morgan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Carols for Choirs

2: Hereford Cathedral choir and the folk music of the Ukrainian steppe. For details see yesterday

: Daily Service

Love Came Down at Christmas
(Hermitage); Luke 1, w46-55; Mary's Magnificat (Carter); Of the Father's Heart Begotten (arr Willcocks).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: Scraps withlannucci

The second of four programmes in which Armando lannucci puts the year into perspective.


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Under One Roof by Sally Worboyes. Part2.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sally Worboyes.

: AWotf to the North: Fear

Wildlife writer Jim Crumley travels north through Alaska in search of the Arctic wolf and all that it symbolises. He experiences the thrill of fear that underlies the Alaskan attitude to nature in this vivid exploration of the relationship between the people and the wilderness of Alaska. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Jim Crumley

: Pollyanna

Dramatised in three parts by Peter Kerry from the novel by Eleanor H Porter. 1: Newly orphaned Pollyanna moves back east to stay with her aunt but discovers she is not exactly welcome.
Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Peter Kerry
Novel By: Eleanor H Porter.
Producer: Chris Wallis
Pollyanna: Phoebe Stirling
Aunt Polly: Gayle Hunnicutt
Mr Pendleton: William Hootkins
Jimmy Bean: Giovanni Stano

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Full Orchestra

Tommy Pearson presents the musical quiz that pits teams from two leading British orchestras against each other. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Henry's Leg

The first in a two-part dramatisation of Ann Pilling 's award-winning children's novel. Dramatised by Eric Pilling.
Eleven-year-old Henry Hooper lives alone with his mother in Lancashire. A solitary figure, he converses with the voice of his imagination, "H". Henry's real love in life is junk. When he brings home an innocent-looking fashion dummy's leg, he quickly finds himself in the middle of a real-life thriller. The story concludes tomorrow at 2.15pm. See tomorrow for cast details


Unknown: Ann Pilling
Dramatised By: Eric Pilling.
Unknown: Henry Hooper

: The Exchange:

[number removed]
With Robin Lustig. Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Beating the System

2: The Constellations. Simon Evans decides that there are far too many constellations out there and so, with the aid of dot-to-dot technology, he redraws the heavens. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Evans

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

By Grant Allen, read by Martin Jarvis. 2: The Episode of the Diamond Links. Has Lady Vandrift spotted a bargain? For details see yesterday


Written By: Grant Allen
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, writer Bel Mooney and Dr Mark Porter , discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Shop Talk

Entertaining conversation from the world of business with Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: 4 at the Store

An evening of stand-up comedy recorded live at London's unofficial national theatre of comedy, the Comedy Store. Hosted by Simon Bligh. Producer Helen Williams
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Bligh.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Helen widens her horizons. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme, including the verdict on The Acid House, a new film based on the stories of Irvine Welsh . Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Francine Stock
Stories Of: Irvine Welsh
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Under One Roof

By Sally Worboyes. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sally Worboyes.

: A Mission to Civilise?

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton explores the secretive ties that maintain French colonial attitudes in Africa.
2: Senegal - the Cultural Revolution. Senegal was once France's first colony in Africa. This programme examines the French cultural legacy in Africa and asks why more and more Senegalese now seem to be turning their backs on Paris. Producer Lucy Ash
Repeated Sunday 27 December 5pm

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Transplants and Transfusions. Blood transfusions, donated organs, fetal cell grafts - Graham Easton looks at the future of spare-part medicine.
Producer Gina Henry. Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Gina Henry.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:Chosen for Christmas

Five stars read their chosen seasonal tale. 2: Joss Ackland reads A Child's
Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Dylan Thomas.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present cutting-edge comedy with the regular team of Simon Munnery ,
Jane Bussmann , David Quantick , Nick Romero and Dan Freedman. Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Dan Freedman.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's programme about cinema, including a pick of the Christmas movies. Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Late Book: Out of Her Senses

By Lynne Truss , read by Miriam Margoyles. Touch: a Nervous Disposition
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Read By: Miriam Margoyles.

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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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