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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 Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively conversation. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Carols for Choirs

3: Paisley Abbey and a Scottish version of the Lutheran Christmas hymn Vom Himmel Hoch. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vom Himmel Hoch.

: Daily Service

Come. Thou Long-Expected Jesus
(Cross of Jesus): Matthew 1, wl8-23; There Is a Flower (Rutter): Once in Royal David's City (Irby). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Serial: Scraps with lannucci

The third of four programmes in which Armando lannucci puts the year into Perspective. For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Armando Iannucci

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Under One Roof. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7 45pm
For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Classic Toys

What makes Lego more popular than ordinary building blocks? Why has Sindy been taken off the market? Emma Freud delves into her toy cupboard to discover which playthings have stood the test of time and why. Producer Penelope Gibbs


Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: Pollyanna

Dramatised by Peter Kerry from the novel by Eleanor H Porter. 2: Pollyanna is making the best of it despite her aunt's disapproval. But what is crotchety old Mr Pendleton up to? For details see yesterday


Dramatised By: Peter Kerry
Novel By: Eleanor H Porter.
Unknown: Mr Pendleton

: 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.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway chairs the wildlife quiz looking for the best naturalist in Britain. In this last heat. he travels to Lancashire to test the knowledge of three more contestants. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Henry's Leg

The conclusion to the two-part dramatisation of Ann Pilling 's award-winning children's novel. Dirty Danny Cromptoh has stolen the leg and Henry is determined to get it back.
"H", the voice of Henry's imagination, craves a quiet life, but Henry wants to solve the mystery and sort out his family. with Alison Darling. Malcplm Hebden. Melissa Sinden. Geoffrey Banks. Oliver Hamilton. Matthew Stanton. Peter Collins and Martin Reeve. Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Ann Pilling
Unknown: Danny Cromptoh
Unknown: Alison Darling.
Unknown: Malcplm Hebden.
Unknown: Melissa Sinden.
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks.
Unknown: Oliver Hamilton.
Unknown: Matthew Stanton.
Unknown: Peter Collins
Unknown: Martin Reeve.
Director: Pauline Harris
Henry Hooper: Adam Nagaitis
H: Robert Pollard
Mrs Hooper: Brigit Forsyth

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from south Devon. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Beating the System

3: The Days of the Week.
Simon Evans decides that the seven-day week is depressingly repetitive and has a dubious heritage.
For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Simon Evans

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise: 3: The Episode of the Tyrolean Castle

By Grant Allen, read by Martin Jarvis.
Can Sir Charles purchase his dream home?
For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Grant Allen
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk.
Repeated Sunday 27 December 8.30pm


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Booked!

Ian McMillan invites Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage to put their thumbs into the rich and sticky pudding of literature, pull out the plums and play the tastiest writing game of the party season.
Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Archers

Tommy and Hayley count their blessings.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including a report on the box-office battles about to break out in cinemas this Christmas. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Under One Roof

By Sally Worboyes. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sally Worboyes.

: Education 2000

A forum which tests plans to improve the country's education system by the early years of the next century.
Edward Stourton invites panel and guests to discuss whether laying down the law is the way to raise standards in school. Producer Sue Davies
Repeated Boxing Day 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Keyword

Matt Frei highlights a word from a foreign language which captures the essence of that country and its culture. 2: Angst Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Matt Frei

: Animals Behaving Badly

The first in a four-part series exploring some of the many antisocial activities of wildlife around the globe, from cannibalistic hamsters to egg-dumping swallows.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Brett Westwood


Producers: Sarah Blunt
Producers: Brett Westwood

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Chosen for Christmas: 3: Baboushka

Five stars read their chosen seasonal tale. 3: Diana Rigg reads the classic story Baboushka, as retold by Arthur Scholey.
For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Arthur Scholey.

: Children's Hour....with Armstrong and Miller

Martin Bain-Jones and Craig Children polish off their so-called cultural review, with comedy playmates Charlie Condou and Melissa Lloyd. Written by Alexander Armstrong. Ben Miller , David Mitchell and Robert Webb Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Martin Bain-Jones
Unknown: Craig Children
Unknown: Charlie Condou
Unknown: Melissa Lloyd.
Written By: Alexander Armstrong.
Written By: Ben Miller
Written By: David Mitchell
Written By: Rober Webb
Producer: Jon Rolph

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Bligh.

: News

: The Late Book: Out of Her Senses

Taste: Flavour of the Month
For details see Mdrtday 21 December

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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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