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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Mark Santer , Bishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Mark Santer

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from yesterday

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith and guests discuss the pros and cons of going away for Christmas. Producer Cathie Mahoney. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Asians in the House

When Parmjit Dhanda was elected to represent Gloucester, politicians from all parties agreed that something significant had happened. For only the second time since the twenties, an Asian had been elected to represent a predominantly white constituency. Reeta Chakrabarti discusses the historical and contemporary contribution of Asian MPstO British politics. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Parmjit Dhanda
Unknown: Reeta Chakrabarti
Producer: John Watkins

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court. Repeated Sunday 23 December 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Dead Ringers

The award-winning impressionist sketch show. Producer Mario Stylianides. Repeated from yesterday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers Series 2. Part 2 and The Specials (featuring non-broadcast material) are both available now on audio cassette and CD from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Producer: Mario Stylianides.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs a political discussion from St Albans in Hertfordshire with a panel including
Baroness Shirley Williams , author Frederick Forsyth and Shadow Chief Secretaryto the Treasury, John Bercow MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: John Bercow

: Any Answers?

Nick Clarke takes listeners calls and e-mails in response to last night's AnyQuestions?Phone in on [number removed], or e-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: One Night in Winter

by Rose Tremain.
"Dance and dream" weekends for the elderly are proving very popular at Beth's Hotel. But not everyone is looking forward to the festive season.


Writer: Rose Tremain
Director: Sue Wilson
Mordy: David Bannerman
Queenie: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mr Kingsland: Frank Middlemass
Rinaldo: Michael Mears
Mr Littlejohn: Ian Brooker
Maria: Eleanor Tremain
Joe: David Holt
Willie: Edward Kelsey
Peg: Joyce Gibbs
Nurse: Badria Timirni

: We Are the Maldon Ladies

Alan Dein tells the story of the Maldon Ladies football team, who blazed a trail forwomen's football back in 1947. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series Editor Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Anne Tyley.

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

In the weekly guide to the film world, Andrew Collins and guests discuss what makes the perfect Christmas movie. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Hymn

Alan Bennett talks of his early musical memories and of the musical influence of his Yorkshire childhood - the hymns he learned as a boy, the violin his father tried to teach him and the concerts he attended in Leeds. With music composed by George Fenton and performed bythe Medici Quartet. Producer Mary Kalemkerian


Talks: Alan Bennett
Composed By: George Fenton
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events, including the new film of The Lord of the Rings and the forthcoming television epic Shackleton starring Kenneth Branagh as the British explorer of the Antarctic. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

: Wheels within Wheels

The first of three letters by acclaimed travel writer Dervla Murphy describes how her childhood in rural Ireland shaped her lifetime of adventures. Producer Caroline Barbour. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Producer: Caroline Barbour.

: The Archive Hour: Twice Nightly

For many years variety theatre, with its ebullient stars, singers, comedians, chorus girls and novelty acts, was the lifeblood of British live entertainment. Veteran variety star Stan Stennett recreates the heyday of the genre, revisiting some of its greatest moments and its most enduring stars, and recalls the shared triumphs and tribulations of a profession whose performers trod the boards twice nightly in theatres, halls and piers from one end of the country to the other.


Presenter: Stan Stennett
Producer: Sara Davies

: Classic Serial: The 39 Steps

John Buchan 's ever-popular spy thriller, first published in 1915, is dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules. Episode One: The Milkman Sets Out on His Travels. When a man is murdered in Richard Hannay 's London flat he goes on the run to
Scotland, pursued bythe police and a gang of German spies intent on recovering a secret notebook that could destroythe British naval fleet.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young (R)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The 39 Steps is available now on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Bert Coules.
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Director: Bruce Young
Hannay: David Robb I
Bullivant: Tom Baker
Scudder: William Hope I
Hawk: Struan Rodger I
Johnners: Phillip Joseph
Charlotte: Tracy Wiles
Jopley: Thomas Arnold
Chairman: Gordon Reid
Crofter: Kenny Blyth

: The Moral Maze

In the last programme of the current series, Michael Buerk chairs a debate in front of an invited audience in which Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Roger Scruton cross-examine "witnesses" with passionate views on one of the week's moral dilemmas. Producer David Coomes. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Producer: David Coomes.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke is in the chair for another round of cryptic connections and lateral thinking. This week the Midlands - Philippa Gregory and Brian J Ford -take on the South of England - Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated from Monday.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Brian J Ford
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents listeners' poetry requests, including poems by Keats, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Jennings. Guests include Paul Durcan and Australian poet Les Murray. The readers are Miriam Margolyes , Jack Davenport and David Collins. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings.
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: David Collins.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: News

: The Late Story: The Special Sale

Another chance to hearthis specially commissioned story by one of our most popular women writers, Maeve Binchy. Producer Sarah Johnson (R)


Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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