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: World News

: Pray er for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elai ne Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. I Sing of a Maiden (Berkeley). Luke 1, w39-49. Magnificat(St
Matthew's Service). A Maiden Most Gentle (arr
Carter). Director of Music Paul Leddington Wright


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: Chosen for Christmas

4: Old Garbo. By Dylan Thomas , from The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog. Read by Phillip Madoc. "The bar was too high class to look like Christmas." Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Read By: Phillip Madoc.
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Be NotAfraidby John Fletcher. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: John Fletcher.

: Crossing Continents

Georgia. Corruption in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is rife - even the President agrees. But as Andy Kershaw reveals, exposing it is a risky business. The country's most popular TV journalist was murdered earlier this year after his Panorama-style programme highlighted political corruption. And, in October, a police raid on the TV station where he worked sparked student demonstrations, demanding greater democracy. Can the once-admired Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgia's leader since 1992, survive? And what will the future hold for Georgia if he doesn't?
Producer Sue Ellis. Editor Maria Balinska. Repeated Monday


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Eduard Shevardnadze
Producer: Sue Ellis.
Editor: Maria Balinska.

: The Incredible Adventures of ProfessorBranestawm

4: EverlastingClocks. The Professor's clock keeps winding down, so he decides to create the world's first everlasting clock. However it proves everlasting in more sense than one - as the Professor discovers When it Strikes 13. Fordetails see Monday

: 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.

: Open Country

Extended repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cyanide at 5 o'Clock

By Pavel Kahout , dramatised by Stephen Dunstone. The lady author of an acclaimed novel about the Holocaust is visited by a woman admirer, a fan. There's more to this visit than meets the eye.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Pavel Kahout
Dramatised By: Stephen Dunstone.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Irene: Harriet Walter
Zofia: Hana-Maria Pravda

: Taking Issue

A chance for listeners to take issue with a guest columnist on a controversial subject.
With David Jessel.
Producers Nick Baker and Nick Utechin. Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin.

: Radio 4 Appeal

George Alagiah appeals on behalf of a charity dedicated to improving the lives and defending the rights of street children worldwide.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: ChildHope UK, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Alagiah
Producer: Laurence Grissell.
Unknown: Lector Court.

: Ned Sherrrin's Theatrical Anecdotes

Ned Sherrin 's alphabet of theatrical anecdotes. A collection of showbusiness legends, stories and gossip. 4: J-Q.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Chicken Nuggets

With Jane Horrocks. 4: Rulingthe Roost. Chickens have had a bad press. Their very name is a synonym for cowardice and nobody has ever called them clever. But their pecking orders are well-organised, they are dutiful parents and their behaviour can show a lot about the way human society works. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Horrocks.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. This week Quentin Cooper brings working scientists face-to-face with some of their harshest critics - sixth-form students in the process of deciding what to do with theirfuture. Students from Huntington School in York will be quizzing the panel with crucial questions: what do they do? Why they do it? And the big one: how much do they earn? Producer Ros Smith. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Ros Smith.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Change

The last episode of Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie 's comedy about a middle-aged couple coping with transvestitism. 6: When a Man Loves a Woman
Carol receives an unexpected visit from Ken. He knows George's secret and thinks that Carol could do with the attention of a "real" man. Unfortunately, whilst in the throes of passion with Ken, George is getting beaten up by thugs and the guilt leads Carol to the brink of despair. Can she even accept that her husband wants to wear floral two-pieces?
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie
Producer: Maria Esposito
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Christopher Ellison
Violet: Sylvia Syms
Jerry: Richard Standing
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Dave: Mark Powley

: The Archers

Kathy ploughs a lone furrow. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Be Not Afraid

The story behind Handel's composition of the oratorio Messiah. Dramatised by John Fletcher. 4: If God Be for Us
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Handel: Derek Jacobl
Mrs Pendarves: Sarah Badel
Servant John/Narrator: Andy Robb
Tom: Albey Brookes

: Latin RIP

Edward Stourton concludes his report on the history and current condition of the Latin language with a look at the fraught history of Latin in the church, and how its use has been a source of tension from the very beginning. He also investigates its future.
Within living memory, Latin has almost vanished - but will it prove to be the battleground for a new conflict between liberals and conservatives when the Pope dies? Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Simon Crow

: Analysis

The End of the Affair? Is there a new chill in relations between the Government and business leaders?
David Walker assesses the significance of Transport Secretary Stephen Byers 's decision to pull the plug on Railtrack and asks whether New Labour is poised for more active intervention in the affairs of the private sector. Producer Simon Coates. Repeated on Sunday


Leaders: David Walker
Unknown: Stephen Byers
Producer: Simon Coates.

: Costing the Earth

1: Alien Invaders. Is our passion for the exotic destroying our native environment? Many garden ponds are now being stocked with luscious imported plants which can be destructive inthe wider countryside. Foreign fish, mammals and insects are also being blamed for destroying native species. Is the problem being over-played? Tom Feilden investigates the aliens in the countryside. Producer Karen Gregor.


Producer: Karen Gregor.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Three Men on the Brummel

By Jerome K Jerome. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jerome K Jerome.

: Losers

Niall Ashdown and Luke Sorba star in a sitcom about two men in their forties who don't know what to do with themselves. But it's not autobiographical, oh no! Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Unknown: Luke Sorba

: Today in Parliament

Depending on recess.

: News

: Book of the Week: Chosen forChristmas

Repeated from 9.45am

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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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