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: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Hark the Glad Sound! (Bristol); Galatians 4, wl-7: 0 Thou the Central Orb (Wood); 0 Bless the God of Israel (Cruger). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Mango and Mimosa

By Suzanne St Alban , read by Jane Lapotaire. 3: Return to Vence For details see Monday


Unknown: Suzanne St Alban
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Red Room, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Part 3.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Story dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: The Demon Drink

The temperace movement was one of the biggest and most powerful mass movements in British history. Historian Amanda Foreman explores how temperance changed our national attitudes towards drinking. She travels to Preston to uncover the remains of the once mighty British National Temperance League. producer David Olusoga (R)


Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Producer: David Olusoga

: The Cricket in Times Square

The concluding part of George Selden 's classic children's novel about Chester, a musically gifted cricket, and the impact his unique talent has on the fortunes of his new friends. Dramatised by Stuart Morris.
Music performed by Thomas Kemp. Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: George Selden
Dramatised By: Stuart Morris.
Unknown: Thomas Kemp.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Chester: Richard Pearce
Tucker: Kerry Shale
Harry: Sean Barrett
Mama Bellini: Eve Karpf
Papa Bellini: Ed Bishop
Miss Smedley: Doreen Mantle
MrFong: David Yip
Mario: Nick Bottesini
Paul: David Thorpe

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts the panel game about politics and politicians. Team captains
Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP are joined by guests journalist John Cole and novelist and former MP Rupert Allason. Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Rupert Allason.
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Secret

Ruth Thomas 's novel is dramatised by Tanika Gupta. Louise Jameson stars as a single parent who makes a terrible mistake that leaves hertwo children isolated, hungry and terrified.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Dramatised By: Tanika Gupta.
Dramatised By: Louise Jameson
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Mrs Mitchell: Louise Jameson
Mrs Williams: Sakuntala Ramanee
Mr Nelson: John Hartley
Nicky: Danielle Fraser Solomon
Roy: Tom Raphael Eaves
Miss Powell: Vivien Rochester
Nurse: Sarah Corbett
' Policeman: David Thorpe

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the Bourton Vale Horticultural Society. With chairman Eric Robson.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Fantastic Tales

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 3: The Holes in the Mask by Jean Lorrain. Ajourney into the dark imaginings of the narrator as he dreams his own death: will he have the strength to wake up? Read by Simon Russell Beale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean Lorrain.
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.

: Puzzling Passions

3: Marcel Berlins investigates the enigmatic world of the crossword puzzle, an Anglo-Saxon preoccupation that is as British as the bowler hat- or is it? For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Thinking Allowed

Following a report which found that 100,000 adults claiming to have been subject to
"persistent and unwanted attention" from someone Laurie Taylor talks to sociologists in an attempt to understand why people become "stalkers."
Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

This week Dr Graham Easton provides the information you need to have a healthy holiday, especially if you are planning an exotic trip this Christmas. He has advice on how to avoid common problems, looks at the pros and cons of injections and investigates whethertropical diseases are on the increase in the UK.


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Millport

The conclusion of Lynne Ferguson 's comedy series. The Letter. A letter arrives for Irene that promises to change her life for ever. But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave the dismal backwater she so unlovingly calls home? Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)


Unknown: Lynne Ferguson
Producers: Lucy Bacon
Producers: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

Curtain Up. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a look at a selection of television programmes over the Christmas holiday. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Red Room: 3: Casting the Runes

by M.R. James
Ghost stories for Christmas, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
For details see Monday.
Repeated from 10.45am.
Further cast details across the week.


Written by: M.R. James
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Dunning: Sean Baker
Henry: Alan Cox
Host: Charlie Simpson

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's controversies.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook
Producer: David Coomes

: Women at the Top

Dinah Lammiman talks to four high-ranking women politicians around the world about what it means to be a woman in parliament. See Sue Gaisford's radio choice on page 142. Producer Jane Beresford
Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Jane Beresford

: Connect

A series connecting people with science and technology. It Falls from Heaven. As the world's population races towards the 10 billion mark, large cities in the developing world now have so many inhabitants that they are running out of drinking water. Quentin Cooper explores the hitech solutions on offer, from drawing water out of clouds to digging extra-deep wells. Are these approaches appropriate or would simple water-saving measures be more practical? Producer Alison Ayres


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Woodlanders: 3

By Thomas Hardy, read by Juliet Stevenson.
Grace's father begins to entertain doubts about Gile's suitability for his daughter.
For details see Monday


Author: Thomas Hardy
Reader: Juliet Stevenson

: Sean Lock - 15 Storeys High

Sean Lock presents a comedy series of his crawl on the urban underbelly. This week more urban inspiration at Flat 76, Elderberry House. Starring Sean Lock , Alex Lowe , Dan Mersh ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rob Rouse. Written by Sean Lock. Additional material by Robert Fraser-Steele . Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Mersh
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Written By: Sean Lock.
Unknown: Robert Fraser-Steele
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: The Late Book: Writing at theKitchen Table

Helena Bonham Carter reads extracts from Artemis Cooper 's biography of Elizabeth David. Part 3. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David.

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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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