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: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Shortened repeat from New Year's Eve 11.15am


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim.

: Book of the Week: Letters from Ambridge

As the BBC celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Archers, well-known Archers listeners give a personal view inspired by the programme. Final part.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine dePizan. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Christine Depizan.

: The Poet and the Astronaut

Gwyneth Lewis and Joe Tanner are cousins - she is a poet and he is a Nasa astronaut. In 1997
Joe's second shuttle mission gave Gwyneth the inspiration for her acclaimed poem Zero Gravity. Now as Joe returns to space as part of the team building the international space station, Gwyneth travels to Florida to witness the launch and to explore the themes of the poem -the physical and spiritual journeys we all make. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Joe Tanner
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Rolling Home

A Asix-part comedy series by Richard Monks.
1: Jeanette's 's Story. When Jeanette and ratcatcher husband Stephen win a two-berth musketeer and join the Southern Counties Caravanner's Club, they find friendship, eccentricity and unexpected success in the manoeuvring contest. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Producer: David Hunter

: 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 One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Wireless Wise

"Flowers in the Rain by the Move was the first record to be played on Radio 1 in 1967 -by whom?" David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: David Hatch
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fresh Figs at Five AM

By Louise Oliver. At 41, Madeline suspects that she is pregnant - her daughter Ruby is expecting too. Madeline has been seeing Lenny, an old flame, for six months. Booking herself into a hotel fora one-night think, she wonders what his reaction will be, and if she can cope with being a single mother again. Then Gran turns up unexpectedly.
Original songs composed by Clive Bell. Singer Amanda Hadingue Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Louise Oliver.
Composed By: Clive Bell.
Singer: Amanda Hadingue
Director: Susan Roberts
Madeline: Barbara Marten
Gran: Elizabeth Kelly

: Making History

Sue Cook returns with the programme 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

: The Verdi Centenary Stories

Writer and editor Erica Wagner spins a tale around Aida, in this final story in which Verdi's music plays a part. For details see Tuesday 2 January


Editor: Erica Wagner

: Sweet Charities

I The Polite Society. Within an industrial town in Berkshire a small group comes together, committed to the promotion of good manners. Final part. For details see Tuesday 2 January

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the past year's best non-fiction books with John Walsh ,
Kate Saunders and Harry Ritchie. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Harry Ritchie.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart administers the perfect antidote to all your good intentions for the New Year, with the satirical aid of Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and guests.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm
BBC Radio Collection: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of the News Quizis available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com.


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: The Archers

Kate has two good listeners.
Written by Joanna Toye
Director and editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galltmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kate: Kellie Bright
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Tim: Jay Villiers
Matt: Kim Durham

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: The Book of the City of Ladies

By Christine de Pizan. Exhausted after all her labours, Christine finally comes to the Chapel of Women where a huge company of women sing jubilantly, celebrating the completion of The Book of the City of Ladies. Final part.
For details see New Year's Day. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Christine de Pizan.
Tarquin: Stephen Tomlin
Leander: Martin Reeve I

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Wessex Water operations centre in Bath by panellists including, environmentalist George Monbiot and academic and broadcaster Dr David Starkey.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: George Monbiot
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
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.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Konfidenz

By Ariel Dorfman , dramatised by Ariel and Rodrigo Dorfman. Paris 1939. War is about to be declared on Germany. Barbara, a young German photographer, arrives in France to meet her German boyfriend, Martin. But when she answers the phone in her hotel room, the person on the other end ofthe line is Leon, a man she has never met. He tells her that Martin is workingforthe Resistance against the Nazis and that he is in grave danger. Leon is also in love with Barbara. Truth and illusion are hard to separate in this enigmatic drama.
Music composed and performed by Simon Morecroft Director Rosalynd Ward


Unknown: Ariel Dorfman
Unknown: Simon Morecroft
Director: Rosalynd Ward
Leon: Anton Lesser
Barbara: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Manager/Insp: Gavin Muir
Policeman 1: Andrew Wincott
Policeman 1: Andrew Wincott
Policeman 2: Jonathan Wincott

: 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: 2001 - a Space Odyssey

By Arthur C Clarke , read by William Roberts. Part 5. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Read By: William Roberts.

: Late Tackle

[Eleanor Oldroyd and guests discuss the latest sporting stories and issues, including the FA Cup Third Round in football, bringingtogetherthe Premiership clubs with the lower league clubs bidding for Cup glory. Producer Ian Morris


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Ian Morris

: News

: The Late Book: The Penguin Book of20th-century Essays

5: Livingon Capital (1977) by Jonathan Raban , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written when the author was in his mid-30s, this essay is a moving tribute to the rewards and tensions of the relationship between father and son. Fordetails see New Year's Day (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

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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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