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: Test Match Special

4ustralia v England
This morning features closing commentary of the fourth day's play in the Fourth
Test from Melbourne. Commentary on the fifth and final day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. Approximate times

: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: John McCullagh.

: Farming Today

Steve Peacock presents the first of four reports from the Falkland Islands about surviving in a world of high-tech agriculture and falling prices. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Steve Peacock
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to individuals who have made life-changing choices.
Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Hancock and Son

To herald the Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouse, two programmes trace the Writing partnership of the creators of Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son. Presented by Harry Thompson.
Part 2 is on New Year's Eve 9.30am
'Mucers Elizabeth Abrahams and Tom Alban


Presented By: Harry Thompson.
Unknown: Mucers Elizabeth Abrahams
Unknown: Tom Alban

: Daily Service

0 Little Town of Bethlehem; 1 John 3, w1-3, 7-10; Thou Who Wast Rich beyond All Splendour; Hark! The
Herald Angels Sing. Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: Peter Pan andWendy

Alan Bennett reads JM Barrie's story. Part 2 of 5. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Under One Roof. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm Or details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: A Wolf to the North:Fear

Jirn Crumley uncovers the controversy Grounding the hunting of wolves inside Alaska's Denali National Park. ePeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Jirn Crumley

: The Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouse: 1: Clicquot et Fils

Four adaptations by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their writing partnership.

A firm of undertakers in 1920s France has fallen on hard times, usurped by its more modern rivals. What it needs is a really sumptuous funeral - an old-fashioned, publicity-gathering blockbuster.


Writer/Adapted by: Ray Galton
Writer/Adapted by: Alan Simpson
Producer: Mark Robson
Monsieur Clicquot: Richard Griffiths
Alphonse: Roger Lloyd Pack
[Actress]: Josie Lawrence
[Actor]: Jonathan Cecil
[Actor]: Les Clack
[Actor]: Ramsay Gilderdale
[Actor]: Simon Greenall
[Actor]: Robert Harley
[Actor]: Phil Nice

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Bums.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: 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:Open Secrets

2: A Real Life. Millicent is keen to help the glamorous Muriel find a marriage partner. Then Dorrie arrives, fresh from shooting muskrats. There's no accounting for taste. with Richenda Carey. Garrick Hagon , loan Meredith and Ian Masters. Pianist Simon Morecroft. Director Marion Nancarrow For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richenda Carey.
Unknown: Garrick Hagon
Pianist: Ian Masters.
Pianist: Simon Morecroft.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Millicent: Liza Ross
Muriel: Aurel Lefkow

: The Exchange:

[number removed]
Robin Lustig invites your views on today's topical issue.
Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: The Small Ad

Dylan Winter is in the Rocky Mountains. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Unknown: Rocky Mountains.

: Angels Bending Nearthe Earth

Prunella Scales reads a new short story by Angela Huth about enduring friendship and unspoken jealousies. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Story By: Angela Huth
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and her guests
Nicholas Parsons and scriptwriter
Jimmy Perry discuss three favourite paperbacks.
Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Scriptwriter: Jimmy Perry
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 Kevin Bouquet and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Kevin Bouquet
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: 4 at the Store

The last of four evenings of stand-up comedy recorded 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

Taken at the flood.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Fact v Fiction. Mark Lawson looks back at a year in which the boundaries between fact and fiction have been blurred, in everything from films like The Truman Show to the novels of Tom Wolfe and Don DeLillo and the glut of TV docu-soaps. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Wolfe
Unknown: Don Delillo
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Under One Roof

By Michele Hanson. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michele Hanson.

: Censored

Nick Higham examines the work of one of Britain's most secretive organisations - the British Board of Film Classification.
Producer Richard Vadon. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Nick Higham
Producer: Richard Vadon.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Guest Eric Sykes talks about his sight difficulties. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Talks: Eric Sykes
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Obesity. Almost everyone puts on weight over the holiday. Graham Easton looks at how much fat is too much.
Producer Gina Henry. Repeated tomorrow 4pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Gina Henry.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime:Five Dahls

2: The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl , read by Tom Hollander. On a journey to
London, a writer and his hitchhiking passenger get stopped for speeding. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: Tom Hollander.

: The Now Show

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

Repeated from Boxing Day 5.30pm

: Test Match Special

4ustralia v England
This morning features closing commentary of the fourth day's play in the Fourth
Test from Melbourne. Commentary on the fifth and final day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. Approximate times

: News

: The Late Book: The Restraint of Beasts: Part 2

By Magnus Mills, read by Gavin Muir.
(For details see yesterday)


Author: Magnus Mills
Reader: Gavin Muir

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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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