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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Prescott, Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Constancy. Mark Tully celebrates constancy and considers what place there might be for this old-fashioned virtue in a fast-moving, ever-changing world. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World

The Late Shift. In this second programme from Kenya's Masai Mara, Jonathan Scott takes
Lionel Kelleway to a hyena concert hall to hear the sounds of the approaching night.
Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.
Producer Liz Leonard. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Bob Mortimer speaks on behalf of a charity which supports people who have arthritis.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Arthritis Care, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Comfort My People. From St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey. A service forthe third Sunday in Advent, based on Isaiah 40. With
Canon Robert Wright and Canon Tom Wright. Director of music Simon Over. Organist Thomas Trotter.


Unknown: Canon Robert Wright
Unknown: Canon Tom Wright.
Organist: Thomas Trotter.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents news and conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

nSue Lawley's castaway this week is Tim Smit , co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall, with its huge conservatories made up of transparent hexagonal pieces. He has previously attracted public attention by resurrecting the Lost Gardens of Heligan and he has enjoyed a successful music career, writing songs and working with, among others, Barry Manilow and the Nolan Sisters. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: Tim Smit
Unknown: Barry Manilow
Unknown: Nolan Sisters.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Jeremy Hardyjoins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton at the Swan theatre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardyjoins
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper casts a critical eye over cookery books - the best and the worst - and looks at what goes on behind the glossy covers.
Producer Rebecca Moore. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

A series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks. The Last Postwas the final bugle call forthe armed forces before lights out at night. Over the years it has become inextricably linked with death and the act of remembrance. Officer AD Bridges describes how he prepared the 12 buglers forthis year's
Remembrance Day service. Producer Rosie Boulton


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members ofthe Bourton Vale Horticultural Society,
Worcestershire. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

In the last ofthe current series Balding walks in Berkshire to discover why the Wittenham Clumps were such a source of inspiration to landscape painter Paul Nash.
Producer Lucy Lunt. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Paul Nash.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Classic Serial: Through the Looking Glass

And What Alice Found There
The conclusion of Lewis Carroll 's classic, dramatised by Hattie Naylor. Alice is still playing a bizarre game of chess. She needs to escape the fearful Jaberwock so that she can reach the eighth square and fulfil her dreams of becoming queen.
Music composed and performed by Oily Fox
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Dramatised By: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Marion Nancarrow.
Alice: Natasha Barnes
Humpty Dumpty: Ken Campbell
White knight: Bernard Hepton
Lion: Windsor Davis
Red queen: Joanna Wake
White king: Brian Murphy
Ornament: Helen Ayres
White queen: Tessa Worsley
Unicorn: Andrew Wincott
Red knight: Loan Meredith
Sheep: Elizabeth Bell
Hatter: David Holt
Frog: Thomas Arnold
Guest/Ornament 3/Soldier: Kenny Blyth
Soldier: Alex Trinder

: Open Book

This week Charlie Lee Potter looks at a new anthology of the world's greatest diarists. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. Repeated Friday 4pm
The next Bookclub on 7 January will be Tony Parsons 's Man and Boy


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.
Unknown: Tony Parsons

: Writing Poetry

Comic Verse. Guest poets Kit Wright and Sophie Hannah join poet laureate Andrew Motion to discuss the use of humour in poetry, with examples from Alexander Pope to their own work. Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Alexander Pope
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: file on 4

With Julian O'Halloran. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.

: The Baggage Train

In the first of two talks, Kate Adie draws on her own experiences in the Gulf War and Afghanistan to considerthe implications of reporting on wars as they happen.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant.

: Pick of the Week

Mark Lawson presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Disaster at the dress rehearsal. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 38


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests consider different ways of enriching the mind, body and spirit in the series which offers you the perfect wayto become a better and wiser human being.
Producers Rebecca Nicholson and Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson
Producers: Jane O'Rourke

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC SOUnd archives. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: David Hatch

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Sniffing the Wind. Politics seems to be in decline as voter turnout falls and party differences shrink. Are we becoming less engaged with public issues, or finding other ways of expressing opinions and values? Ian Hargreaves asks whether voting in electronic polls, participating in protests and trying to influence business through what we buy means democracy istaking new forms. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Women at the Top
Editor John Evans. Women at the Top repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to philosopher Ray Gaita and translator Anthea Bell about theirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Ray Gaita
Unknown: Anthea Bell

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Writing Music

Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels. In The Old Curiosity Shop,
Charles Dickens indulges his passion for popular entertainment and music through the character of Dick Swiveller. Stead explores Dickens's musical world with Tim Healey , Andrew Sanders and Paul Schlicke. Readers Louise Breckon -
Richards and Andrew Maud. ProducerPaui Evans(R)


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Dick Swiveller.
Unknown: Tim Healey
Unknown: Andrew Sanders
Readers: Paul Schlicke.
Readers: Louise Breckon
Unknown: Andrew Maud.

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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.

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