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: Prayer for the Day

With Archbishop Cormac Murphy O'Connor.


Unknown: Cormac Murphy O'Connor.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is astrophysicist
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Only 24 when she made the discovery of a lifetime - mappingthe universe for her PhD, she chanced upon the radio signal for a new kind of star known as a pulsar. Her find is seen as one of the most important contributions to astrophysics in the 20th century. Shortened repeat from Christmas Eve 11.15am


Unknown: Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

: Book of the Week: Mrs Slocombe's Pussy

By Stuart Jeffries. 1998- The Age of Anxiety "Changing Rooms exploits a widespread mood of anxiety about appearances, an uncertainty about good taste." Final part. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Stuart Jeffries.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray
Drama: "The Red Room" dramatised by Robin Brooks. Final part.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Story dramatised by: Robin Brooks

: Whatever Happened to Woodchip?

From flock to Vymura, Willam Morris to woodchip, Tessa Shaw takes a light-hearted look at the history of wallpaper, currently being scraped off the nation's walls in a post-Changing Rooms flurry of minimalism. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Willam Morris
Unknown: Tessa Shaw
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

By Penelope Lively. Is James's neighbour a witch? Is it dangerous for archaeologists to be digging an ancient burial ground? And, worst of all, is Thomas getting stronger? Final part.
For details see Christmas Day. Cast details across the week


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at OneWith

Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch chairs the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radiofragments. ProducerViv Black


Unknown: David Hatch

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Skellig

David Almond 's prize-winning story of what happens when a young Newcastle boy discovers a dying angel near his new home.
Music Bernard Shaw. Director Pam Wardell. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: David Almond
Music: Bernard Shaw.
Director: Pam Wardell.
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Michael: Adam Ironside
Skellig: Christopher Connell
Dad: Trevor Fox
Mum: Janlne Blrkett
Mina: Jade Tumbull
Leakey: Paul Meynell
Coot: Nick Nancarrow

: Veg Talk: [number removed]

Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks take a hard look at nuts with the celebrated cook Philippa Davenport in this interactive tribute to the world of fruit and veg.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30 pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Philippa Davenport
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Resolutions

4: Lairyby Marian Keyes. Bryan, "second only to Nigel in the pantheon of dorky boy's names", has a magical ring to the smitten Orla. Can she Overcome her Crush? For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Lairyby Marian Keyes.

: Darkness Visible

Fairies in Tights. Nineteenth-century stories, from Cicely Mary Barker 's Flower Fairies to
Oscar Wilde 's Happy Prince, were written in the context of Victorian morality. They tell us much about the pent-up frustrations and longings ofthetime. Final part. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Cicely Mary Barker
Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the year's best fiction with Michele Roberts , Suzi Feay and Iain Sinclair. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Suzi Feay
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Message

"Only the media value curiousity." Academics and writers discuss a controversial claim thatfarfrom dumbing down, the media now value curiousity more than universities do. With Alex Brodie. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Beyond the Beltway

Fergal Keane concludes his exploration of the US, away from the world of politics, carrying only a notebook and pen, together with the works of some of America's greatest writers. Fordetails see Boxing Day (R)


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart looks back at highlights of the past 12 months of the programme. With Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and special guests. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm
BBC Radio Collection: Pickofthe News Quizis available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets orwww.bbcshop.com.


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

A wanderer returns.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kate: Kellie Bright
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
William: Philip Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Caroline: Sara Coward
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Tim: Jay Vllliers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Lauren: Cathy Sara

: Front Row

The Modem Maestro. Mark Lawson examines the role of the conductor, with Bernard Haitink , Simon Rattle , Roger Norrington , John Eliot
Gardiner, Mariss Jansons and Antonio Pappano. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: John Eliot
Unknown: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: Antonio Pappano.
Producer: John Goudie

: The Red Room: 9: The Tarn

by Hugh Walpole
The last of nine ghost stories, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
For details see Boxing Day. Repeated from 10.45am.
Further cast details across the week.


Written By: Hugh Walpole
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Nicola: Emma Gregory

: Pick of the Year

The very best of the year's broadcasting on BBC radio celebrated by Eddie Mair. Part 1. Shortened repeat from Christmas Day 3.10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated New Year's Eve 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: The League of Gentlemen

John Boland 's crime thriller is probably best known in its classic British film version.
Mike Walker 's radio adaptation returns to the darker, more psychological approach of the novel. A decade after the end of the Second World War, ex-Major Gregory Hemmings recruits a team of disgraced former army officers to undertake a daring raid on a central London bank. Featuring Jonathan Coy , Raymond Coulthard , Adam Kotz , Mark Lewis Jones , Alistair Findlay and Thomas Arnold. Director TobySwift


Unknown: John Boland
Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Major Gregory Hemmings
Unknown: Jonathan Coy
Unknown: Raymond Coulthard
Unknown: Adam Kotz
Unknown: Mark Lewis Jones
Unknown: Alistair Findlay
Unknown: Thomas Arnold.

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: The Woodlanders

Reconciliation and the recognition of unspoken devotion mark the final episode of Hardy's tale of Woodland folk. For details see Christmas Day

: Last Man In

Jim White hosts the sports programme which combines journalism and satire. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White

: News

: Curiouser and Curiouser

The Dormouse. The story of how the foreign edible dormouse was released by a well-meaning zoologist and is now taking over people's attics. Final part. Music by Mahler. Fordetails see Boxing Day(R)

: The Late Book: Playing theMoldovans at Tennis

By Tony Hawks. Final part. For details see Christmas Day (R)

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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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