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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Wortley.


Unknown: Peter Wortley.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd from Friday 28 December 8.45pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark follows a year in the life of Britain's wildlife.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Shortened rpt Thursday 3 January 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Today

With Alan Little and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith. Repeated New Year's Eve llpm PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

: Excess Baggage

Northern Lights. Arthur Smith travels to Kiruna in the north of Sweden, far above the Arctic Circle - where transport is provided by reindeer, the ceilings of the Ice Hotel are thick with stalactites because of the heavy breathing of their excited guests and the Northern Lights dance their mystery over the snow. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk _


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Slab City

In the summer the abandoned army base once called Camp Dunlap is empty in the superheated Californian desert, close to the Mexican border. But when the first snows fall across America, it comes alive. Hundreds of campers uproot their lives to spend winter in the sun ... in a place with no power, no water, and no parking fees. Peter Day listens to the stories of the people who've created "Slab City". Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Camp Dunlap
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Talking Politics

Sheena Mcdonald presents the political discussion programme, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Editor Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Editor: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated Sunday 30 December 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Dead Ringers: the Best of the Year - Part 2

The final part of the special compilation featuring the best sketches and spoof phone calls from
2001. Starring Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens.
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]


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: News

: Pick of the Year

The very best of the year's broadcastingon BBC radio celebrated by Sue MacGregor in her pick of the series. Repeated from Friday 28 December 8pm


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Tony Hawks's 12 Days of Christmas

Tony Hawks has decided to try and collect every item featured in the song The 12 Days Of
Christmas, just to make his girlfriend happy. But how many pipers will he convince to pipe? How many Lords can he possibly get to leap? And just how much is it all going to cost him, anyway? See Peter Barnard 's radio choice on page 198. Repeated from Boxing Day 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Barnard

: The Saturday Play: The Mystery of Charles Dickens

By Peter Ackroyd. An unforgettable and mesmerising journey into the life of one of our best-loved writers. Simon Callow recounts the remarkable life of Charles Dickens and brings to life a host of the colourful characters in his novels.
Producer Stephen Wright
Director Gemma McMullan
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Mystery of Charles Dickens available now on audio cassette, featuring additional material not included in this broadcast, from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Writer: Peter Ackroyd.
Presenter: Simon Callow
Producer: Stephen Wright
Director: Gemma McMullan

: 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

Andrews Collins presents Radio 4's weekly guide to the film world. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Andrews Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin looks back at the best of the year's outside broadcasts, from Paris, Brighton, Edinburgh and Bradford. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Julie Myerson , Kit Davis and Stuart Maconie look back overthe successes and flops in this year's cultural calendar. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Julie Myerson
Unknown: Kit Davis
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Producer: Erika Wright

: Wheels within Wheels

The second of three letters by acclaimed travel writer, Dervla Murphy. Today she talks about her passion for travelling by bicycle through some of the world's most inaccessible landscapes.
Producer Caroline Barbour. Rptd from Sunday 23 December 5.40pm


Unknown: Dervla Murphy.
Producer: Caroline Barbour.

: The Archive Hour Bing Crosby Meets

Writer and record producer Ken Barnes explores the story of Bing Crosby 's radio career which began in the thirties and lasted for almost 30 years. This celebration of those golden wireless years includes extracts from Crosby's shows, when he duetted with some of the world's best-known entertainers, like Garland, Fitzgerald and Sinatra. Producer Caroline Barbour


Producer: Ken Barnes
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Classic Serial: The 39 Steps: 2: The Coming of the Black Stone

John Buchan 's ever-popular spy thriller, first published in 1915, is dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules. A gang of German spies is hot in pursuit of Richard Hannay and a notebook which contains the secret of the 39 steps. Hannay must unlock the notebook's secrets if he is to save the British naval fleet from certain destruction.
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 [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Bert Coules.
Director: Bruce Young
Hannay: David Robb
Bullivant: Tom Baker
Hawk: Struan Rodger
Sir Harry: Stuart McQuarrie
Charlotte: Tracy Wiles
Williamson: Phillip Joseph
Jopley: Thomas Arnold
Chairman: Gordon Reid

: Race, Culture and Creed

Last summer's riots in Bradford have been interpreted by some as proof that multiculturalism has failed in the city. In the first of three landmark debates, Edward Stourton returns to the city to unpickthe complex relationship between religion, race and culture. An invited group of panellists and guests discuss the proposition that "religion, not race, is the main obstacle to the creation of a successful multicultural society." Repeated from Boxing Day 8pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke poses more fiendish questions for
Wales and the Midlands. What connection do an inmate whose alter ego was half of a double-act and the builder of a revolutionary racing car, have with a returning Mummy? Repeated from Christmas Eve 1.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion present a hit parade of listeners' favourite poetry requests, read by Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated from Sunday 23 December 4.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Read By: Ralph Fiennes
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: News

: Shelf Lives

First in a new three-part series.
Air Conditioning. Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the energy guzzling, all-American invention that environmental protesters say is no longer a breeze. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Late Story: Protein

By India Knight, author of the bestseller My Life on a Plate. A specially commissioned story on "resolution" revolves around food. Read by Rebecca Front. 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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