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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father John McCullagh.


Unknown: Father John McCullagh.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is wine expert
Oz Clarke , who has also spent a good deal of time as an actor. See the radio choice on page 142. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Oz Clarke

: Book of the Week: Karl Marx

Written and read by Francis Wheen. Marx is demonised as the Mr Big of European revolution. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Francis Wheen.
Unknown: Mr Big

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents topical interviews and debate from a woman's point of view. Drama:
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Amanda Foreman.

: Antidote to Christmas

Quentin Cooper investigates the notion that Christmas is bad for you. Over the 12 days
80,000 Britons will end up in hospital, there will be 2,000 attacks by vicious trees, there will be 500 falls caused by tinsel and 500 children will munch and swallow glass baubles. And watch out for the Christmas Rose: the ancient Greeks used it for chemical warfare.
Producer Matt Thompson. Repeated Boxing Day 8.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: Two Handers: Doreen's Chair

By Nick Warburton. Timid Bobby lets his wife
Doreen dictate every aspect of home decor. Then he discovers feng shui.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Bobby: Peter Sallis
Doreen: Gillian Barge

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


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

: The World at One

With NiCk Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes.
Producer Nick Utechin. WRITE TO: Feedback, [address removed] FAX: [number removed]
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Save the Last Dance for Me

By Bill Morrison. The true story about the songwriting collaboration between polio victim Doc Pomus and his much younger partner Mort Shuman. New York in the fifties. Doc and Mart team up when a new phenomenon changes popular music for ever-the teenager. The pairgo on to write extensively for Elvis, Dion and the Belmonts, and the Drifters.
Live music performed by Tayo Akinbode. Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Bill Morrison.
Unknown: Doc Pomus
Unknown: Tayo Akinbode.
Director: Pauline Harris
Doc Pomus: Lou Hirsh
Mort Shuman: Kerry Shale
Paul Case: James Quinn

: Making History

Sue Cook returns with the series that gets to the bottom of historical mysteries, local legends, family curiosities and architectural oddities. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: History of Pop

4: Is pop good for you? In this last programme
John Peel looks at the past, present and future of the drink. For centuries the health-giving qualities of the fizzy beverage have been proclaimed - is this now the future for pop? For details see Tuesday (R)


Unknown: John Peel

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

80: 1987 the Great Debate, Black Monday, and the Great Storm For details see Monday

: Open Book

David Stenhouse presents the books programme. The end of this century has seen a spate of new publications, but what would readers have found on the shelves of a book shop in 1899? Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse

: The Message

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch invites celebrity guests to review, refine or simply re-spin the work of the spin doctors as they satirically scrutinise the week's news.
Producer Anthoy Lee. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Anthoy Lee.

: The Archers

Nigel makes a withdrawal.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn.
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel: Graham Seed
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Kate: Kellie Bright
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Anaesthetist: Gerry Hinks
Jill: Patricia Greene
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Brian: Chartes Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Betty: Pamela Craig
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Moir Leslie
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Midwife: Vaiyu Naidu

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the last of the week's suggestions for anyone planning to include a few CDs among their Christmas shopping. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

By Amanda Foreman , dramatised by Jennifer Curry. 5: The Minister of Macaroni, 1777 For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Dramatised By: Jennifer Curry.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoinedat the Drylaw Parish Church, Drylaw, Edinburgh, by panellists including Roseanna Cunningham Scottish
National Party MSP, Dr Susan Greenfield and former Conservative minister Malcolm Rifkind.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Drylaw Parish
Unknown: Roseanna Cunningham
Unknown: Dr Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Breath of God

By Hattie Naylor. Caroline, an English artist, is commissioned to make a series of sculptures based on the life of St Francis. Assisi is dominated by reconstruction work following the 1997 earthquake and Caroline findsthat the city and the teachings of the saint lead herto confront painful memories. with Tom George , Emer Gillespie and Giovanni del Vecchio Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Unknown: St Francis. Assisi
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Emer Gillespie
Unknown: Giovanni Del Vecchio
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Caroline: Lia Williams
Caroline, aged 12: Sapphire Ella
Sarah: Tilly Vosburgh
Tita: Janice Acquah
Sister Isabelle: Flaminia Cinque
Father: Gary Waldhom
Edith: Elizabeth Bell

: The World Tonight

With Anne MacKenzie


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie

: Book at Bedtime: Fasting, Feasting

By Anita Desai , read by Paul Bhattacharjee. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anita Desai
Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.

: Seagulls Follow the Trawler

Charles Lambert presents entertaining sports discussion. Big-name guests discuss the issues of the week and reveal new stories from the world of Sport. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charles Lambert

: News

: The Late Book: Ocean Sea

The new novel by bestselling author
Alessandro Baricco is read by Sean Barrett and Joanna MonrO. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco
Read By: Sean Barrett
Read By: Joanna Monro.

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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