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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: John McCullagh.

: Farming Today

The last of Steve Peacock 's reports from the Falklands. Editor Andrew Thorman


Unknown: Steve Peacock
Editor: Andrew Thorman

: Today

Sue MacGregor and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is Bob Monkhouse. Repeated from Sunday 20 December 11.15am


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.

: Serial: Peter Pan andWendy

Alan Bennett reads JM Barrie's story. final part. For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Under One Roof. Part 5.
Drama repeated at 7 45pm
For details see Moncay 28 December


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Summer Pastures

Dylan Winter visits Pitchfork Ranch,
Wyoming, to meet some real cowboys. Producer Richard Sanders


Producer: Richard Sanders

: The Oldest Member

Maurice Denham stars as the golf club veteran in stories by PG Wodehouse . 1: The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh
With Robert Bathurst. Michael Fenton Stevens. Elizabeth Proud. Rebecca Front and Virginia
Denham. Produced and adapted by Edward Taylor


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Stories By: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: Rollo Podmarsh
Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Adapted By: Edward Taylor

: You and Yours

With John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Guto Harri. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Guto Harri.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Screen Test

Brian Sibley presents a new year edition of the second semi-final, from the Comerhouse cinema in Manchester. producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Open Secrets

5: Vandals. Liza's return to a childhood haunt brings back memories both Peasant and disturbing. with Adam Sims , Gareth Tudor Price,
Mark McKerracher , Thomas Gizbert. Director Marion Nancarrow. For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Adam Sims
Unknown: Gareth Tudor
Unknown: Mark McKerracher
Unknown: Thomas Gizbert.
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Bea Doud: Buffy Davis
Liza: Rhonda Millar

: Making History

Roger Wilkes is on a personal historical trail with a listener.
Producer John Tuckey. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Producer: John Tuckey.

: Radio: Ten Poemsabout Sound

Poet Sean Street talks to Charlotte Green about the poems he wrote for
National Poetry Day. inspired by Radio 4 landmarks like the shipping forecast, and reads the sequence in whole. Producer Julian May Revised repeat


Talks: Sean Street

: Lullaby for anInsomniac Princess

By Marina Warner, read by Juliet Stevenson. Princess Imogen cannot sleep and yearns for this experience. Producer Tanya Nash


Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 27 December 4pm

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Branwen Jeffreys and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Branwen Jeffreys
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart 's pick of the news, with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and the teams. Producer Jon Rolph Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Washday blues.
Written by Louise Page.
Archers Addicts Fan Club: send sae to [address removed]


Writer: Louise Page
Director: Jeremy Meadow
Director: Romy Allison
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Helen Archer: Bonnie Engstrom
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Laurence Lovell: Stephen Hancock

: Front Row

Seamus Heaney : Opened Ground
The Nobel Prize-winning poet talks to Mark Lawson and reads his earliest and his most recent poems. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Under One Roof

By Michele Hanson. Part 5. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michele Hanson.

: Our Next Question Please?

Jonathan Dimbleby looks back on a year in which the term "foreign affairs" took on a new meaning and Any Questions? celebrated its 50th birthday.
Rptd Saturday 1.15pm


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play:Where Three Roads Meet

Written and directed by Don Taylor.
Peter is in crisis. But he is a Church of England vicar, and the time has come for him to share his problem with his bishop and his wife. with Peter Jeffrey. Robin Sebastian and Frances Jeater Repeat


Directed By: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Robin Sebastian
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Peter: Michael N Harbour
Dorothy: Karen Archer

: The World Tonight Special

With Sue Cameron.


Presenter: Sue Cameron

: Book at Bedtime: Five Dahls: The Way up to Heaven

The Way up to Heaven by Roald Dahl, read by Patricia Routledge. Final part. For details see Monday 28 December
Late Night on 4


Author: Roald Dahl
Reader: Patricia Routledge.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd hosts the late-night sports conversation.


Presenter: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Sporting Philanthropists

The first of three programmes examining the motives of big-hearted businessmen who use their wealth and expertise to benefit sport. Sir Eddie Kulukundis Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Sir Eddie Kulukundis
Producer: Ian Bent

: News

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary from Sydney on the first day's play of the Fifth Test. For information or retuning advice phone [number removed]
*Approximate times

: The Late Book: The Restraint of Beasts

By Magnus Mills, read by Gavin Muir. Part 5. For details see Monday 28 December


Read By: 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.

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