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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archimandrite Ephrem Lash.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

( from 8.00)
With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25 and 7.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.25 Sports News
8.32 Yesterday in Pariiarnent


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: World Cup Cricket

The Super Six
1st Group A v 3rd Group B
The winners of Group A take on the third team from Group B at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth.
Producer ShilpaPatel *Approximate time

: World Cup Cricket

The Super Six
1st Group A v 3rd Group B
The winners of Group A take on the third team from Group B at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth.
Producer ShilpaPatel *Approximate time

: The Long View

1: Jonathan Freedland returns with a new six-part series that looks forthe past behind the present. Each week he explores a moment in history which throws up close parallels with an issue today-recorded on the same location as the original event. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Lend Me Your Ears

5: A Whirl of Entertainments. Fiona Shaw eavesdrops on a night out in Dickens's London, including a performance at Astley's Ampitheatre, where the show was part circus, part pantomime and part theatre-on-horseback, and where the horses often shared equal billing with the actors. Producer Kate McAH


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Kate McAh

: Book of the Week: Family Secrets

2' Derek Malcolm continues his memoir about the shocking secret that lay at the heart of his parents' unhappy marriage. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Peter Firth. Creator of the Earth and Skies (Bres/au). Psalm 51, wl-4; 10-12. Wash Me Throughly (Wesley). How Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Peter Firth.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Humans and Other Animals 2: Do They Know It's Christmas? Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World Cup Cricket

The Super Six
1st Group A v 3rd Group B
The winners of Group A take on the third team from Group B at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth.
Producer ShilpaPatel *Approximate time

: The Kiss .

Dr Gillian Rice explores the origin of the kiss, its sexual chemistry, physiology and cultural significance, and whythat first romantic kiss is such a powerful memory. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: Laughter from the Fleapit

Actor, impressionist and film buff Michael Roberts goes on a journey back to the film theatres of his youth. In a tour of his favourite north London film house, he asks why the films played in these cinemas have had such an influence on him. With commentary from his many alter egos, from Vincent Price to Danny Kaye , he explores the highs and lows of fleapit fare. Producers Frank Stirling and Julian Mayers


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Producers: Frank Stirling
Producers: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Deep Blue

Blues singer Michael Roach from Washington DC continues his journey in search of the roots of his music. When Muddy Waters quit hisjob on a Memphis plantation he followed the route taken by millions of other African Americans escaping the deprivation of the Southern cotton fields forthe industrial opportunities of the urban north. He figured that what they would need most would be the music they left behind. Producer Paul Evans


Singer: Michael Roach
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Yeats and Margot

Compiled by Cicely Herbert. A portrait of the three-year relationship between WB Yeats and Margot Ruddock , told through their letters and poetry. Starring Timothy West and Amanda Root. Music Gary Yerson Director Katherine Beacon.


Unknown: Cicely Herbert.
Unknown: Margot Ruddock
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Amanda Root.
Music: Gary Yerson
Director: Katherine Beacon.
WB Yeats: Timothy West
Margot Ruddock: Amanda Root

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Write to: [address removed] or email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Down to a Soundless Sea

By Thomas Steinbeck. 2: Unbecoming Grace (part 1) In those rugged days, the Monterey coast held more than its fair share of scoundrels, but even among this callous fraternity there was one character who was rigorously shunned. This story concludes tomorrow. Read by William Hope. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Thomas Steinbeck.
Read By: William Hope.

: Beyond the Takeaway

Actor and director David Tse explores the lives of the "BBC" -the British-born Chinese.
2: Dating and Relating. Heterosexual, lesbian and gay BBCs talk about the challenge of trying to find their ideal partners while also trying to satisfy their parents' expectations. Fordetails see yesterday


Director: David Tse

: More or Less

Andrew Dilnot presents the magazine series devoted to the world of numbers. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning.
Producer Elaine Walker Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Elaine Walker

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The 99p Challenge

The final edition of the panel show which has already given out an astonishing £4.95 on air! Hosted by Sue Perkins and featuring
Armando lannucci and Simon Pegg. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley , With Jon Holmes. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Simon Pegg.
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Adam offers some brotherly advice. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews the latest arts news and entertainment releases, producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Humans and Other Animals

By Emma Donoghue. Five comic dramas about the different types of relationships we have with animals. 2: Do They Know It's Christmas?
Trevor and Louise are invited to his parents at Christmas buttheirthree beloved dogs are not welcome, so Louise stays behind to look afterthem.
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Trevor: Dan Gordon
Louise: Pauline McLynn
Dad: James Ellis
Mum: Stella McCusker

: File on 4

With the inquest system under radical review, Allan Urry examines the case for reform and asks why so many coroners' courts fail to deliver answers for bereaved families.
Producer Liz Carney Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Liz Carney

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Under the Skin

Edi Stark lays bare the secrets of the skin.
1: The Outer Layer. Our skin faces more abuse than any other part of the body. How does it change as we age and what happens when the functions of the skin go wrong? With readings by Hilary Neville and Crawford Logan. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Hilary Neville
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Monise Durrani

: The Long View

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Ascent of Rum Doodle

Terry Wale reads the spoof mountaineering memoir by WE Bowman. 2: "We were naturally all agog to catch sight of the Atrocious Snowman about whom SO much has been written." For details see yesterday


Unknown: Terry Wale

: Radio Fun

Bob Monkhouse presents the first in a newthree-part series on the children's comic Radio Fun. published from 1938 to 1961. Relive the Falcon,
Stymie and his magic wishbone, Revnell and West, and many others from that era. Producer Angela snerwm


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events at Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Family Secrets

Part 2. 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.

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