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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Cardinal Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow.

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Today

With Winifred Robinson and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably changes our lives.
Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Rosemary Dawson. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Rosemary Dawson.

: The Tercentenarians

The first of a four-part series in which Trevor Bayliss , inventor of the clockwork radio, goes behind the scenes of some of the nation's oldest family-owned companies. The Tercentenarians' Club is only open to those companies that have remained in control of a single family for 300 years or more. It is said to be one of the most exclusive clubs in the world - with less than a dozen members. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Trevor Bayliss
Producer: David Prest

: Words on Words with Ian Hislop

With John Sessions and Eleanor Bron. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Eleanor Bron.

: Daily Service

The King of Love My Shepherd Is; Ezekiel 34, w7-ll, 14-15; Christ Who Knows All His Sheep; Unto Us Is Born a Son. From St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, with the Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Rev Rowan Williams. Director or music
Christopher Barton. Organist Timothy Phillips.


Unknown: Rowan Williams.
Organist: Christopher Barton.
Organist: Timothy Phillips.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part 12. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Amanda Foreman.

: Looking for Vilcabamba

In the first of a new four-part series, Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.
1: The Inca Trail. The trail provides a spectacular introduction to Inca architecture, an overdose of coca leaves and a steep climb to Dead Woman's Pass. Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Mick Webb

: Ballet Shoes

By Noel Streatfeild. 2: The three Fossil children are having trouble living up to their vow to make their name famous, especially as the money for an education cannot be found. Then help comes from an unexpected source. With Patricia Perry as Madame Fidolia. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild.
Unknown: Patricia Perry
Unknown: Madame Fidolia.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Sound Foundations

Valentine Cunningham tells how Fred Gaisberg became the most important figure in the early history of the music business. Recordings he made with Caruso in 1902 were the first bestsellers and his travels around the world brought records to a huge new audience.
Producer Martiin Smith. Repeated New Year's Day 11pm


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Fred Gaisberg
Producer: Martiin Smith.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Mermaid's Tale

By Lucy Gough. Mermaids have fascinated sailors and landlubbers for centuries. The myth is explored here through the emerging mind of an adolescent girl as she approaces adulthood. The drama is woven together by an interview with Marina Warner, a distinguished writer on myths and fairy tales.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie


Unknown: Lucy Gough.
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie
Giri: Alison Pettitt
Mother: Sunny Ormonde
Boy: Tom George

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mairfor an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mairfor
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: The Old Road

With Patrick Muirhead. 2: On Foot through the Surrey Hills For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick Muirhead.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

87: 995 to 1996 - Major Resigns and Labour Reforms For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about business, money and technology.


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

Margaret Forster and her guests scientist Professor Richard Gregory and food writer
Henrietta Green discuss three oftheirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory
Unknown: Henrietta Green

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reports live from Durban on the third day's play of the Third Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Dome Alone

2: The Foreign Zone. Including The Ethical Foreign Policy Memorial Pavilion. Rptd from yesterday 12.15am

: Do Go On

A comedy series that uses the format of a I ive radio discussion programme.
4: Inner City. This week Ainsley Elliot and his guests askwhetherthe urban infrastructure is on the point of collapse - and exchange tips on where to park.


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Ainsley Elliot Griff: Rhys Jones
Jude Prentiss: Melanie Hudson
Neville Potter: Graem Egarden
Kathy Legge: Deborah Norton
Kenneth Stevenson: Trevor Laird
Zero Tolerance: Geoffrey McGivern (r)

: The Archers

Julia says she will come and have a go. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson investigates the nineties phenomenon of the middle-aged rock star and how they address questions of ageing in their music. With Paul McCartney , Neil Young , Chrissie Hynde and Joe Strummer. ProducerMohitBakaya


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Neil Young
Unknown: Chrissie Hynde
Unknown: Joe Strummer.

: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

ByAmanda Foreman, dramatised by Jennifer Curry. 12: Exile, 1792
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Jennifer Curry.

: A Cyclist's Guide to the Euro

Peter Day puts on his bicycle clips to find out how Europe is coping with its new currency almost a year after the whole thing began.
Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Producer: Neil Koenig.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.


Unknown: Peter White

: Nature's Timekeeper

All the human body's functions depend on biological time. We are more likely to have a heart attack at 9am, while bodytemperature and blood pressure are highest at 4pm. Gareth Jones takes a trip through the body to chartthe molecular clock. Producer Hugh O'Donnell. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Gareth Jones
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Roger Hearing

: Book at Bedtime: A Love Match

! By Sylvia Townsend Warner , read by Juliet Stevenson. All is not as it seems between a sister and her war-bruised brother in the small town of Hallowby. (R)


Unknown: Sylvia Townsend Warner
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host a Christmas special of the comedy show. Repeated from Christmas Day 6.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: The Christmas Dictionary Quiz

Frank Delaney and a celebrity panel debate a compendium of questions about the history of words. Repeated from Christmas Eve 1.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: Dome Alone

3: The Sponsored Zone. Including The Grand Tour of Corporate Britain. Repeated tomorrow6.15pm

: The Late Book: All Quiet on the Orient Express

By Magnus Mills. Part 7.


Abridged by: Neville Teller
Reader: Nick Mercer
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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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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