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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Timothy Bartlett. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The second day's play in the Third Test from Colombo. Including Newsat6.30am.* Producer
Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
Editor Peter Knowles
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Editor: Peter Knowles
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The second day's play in the Third Test from Colombo. Including Newsat6.30am.* Producer
Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The second day's play in the Third Test from Colombo. Including Newsat6.30am.* Producer
Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is architect Nicholas Grimshaw. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Nicholas Grimshaw.

: Act of Worship

With the RevAngelaTilby.

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn-a Life

By Caroline Moorhead. 5: Sian Thomas reads the final instalmentfrom this week's book about the life of journalist and writer Martha Gellhom. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Caroline Moorhead.
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Martha Gellhom.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The second day's play in the Third Test from Colombo. Including Newsat6.30am.* Producer
Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Behave Yourself Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm U.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Darling, It's Crystals for Christmas

" can look at a bauble and know that was made in 1996!" " Helen Lederergoes in search ofthe people who style Christmas and make it their business to persuade us to have a fashionable tree As she gets out her shoe box of decorations, what is their position on her wickerwork stars and red tinsel? Bin them. It's crystals this year- "tinsel isSOOver". Producer Sarah Taylor Bin those Bay City Rollers bows: page 119


Unknown: Helen Lederergoes
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Three Men Went to Mow: 4: The Big Race

Comedy series by Paul Marshall.

Mr Maclntyre has been training Jack for the regional lawnmowing championships. With insider knowledge Danny persuades the local pensioners to take bets for the winner- but will it be Jack, and does Danny stand to lose a fortune?


Writer: Paul Marshall
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Danny: Jack Docherty
Maclntyre/Steve/Tannoy: Lewis MacLeod
Alec/Mr Begg: Tony Osoba
Jack/Len/Mr Rafferty/Mrs Milne: Stuart Sinclair Blyth
Davie: Gavin Mitchell

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Winifred Robinson.
Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith hears how English-language radio stations around the globe explore our final journey including the moving tale of the Texan prison warden who has witnessed scores of executions.
(Repeated on Sunday)


Presenter: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Guess Who's Coming to Christmas

By Vayu Naidu.
Installation artist Anju Malik is preparing for her first exhibition, which previews on Christmas Eve. The family are arriving to celebrate, but not all of them are happy with what she is doing.


Writer: Vayu Naidu
Producer/Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Anju: Adlyn Ross
Finn: Jim Norton
Rick: Lyndam Gregory
Inder: Simon Nagra
Lalli: Sakuntala Ramanee
lnder: Simon Nagra
Radio host: Bharti Patel
Sam: Sean Connolly

: Veg Talk

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks answer listeners' calls on wild and foraged foods.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Take Off

The last of this week's stories, read by Simon Russell Beale. 5: Double Take-off at Dawn. Antoine deSaint-Exupery 'slastflight. For details see Monday


Read By: Simon Russell Beale.
Unknown: Antoine Desaint-Exupery

: Back to the Drawing Board

5: British inventors are getting better at selling both themselves and their ideas, and the world of business is beginning to understand how lucrative investing in new ideas can be. But there are still plenty of pitfalls. What would Utopia look like for the lone inventor? SeeMondayfordetails

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Cats and Dogs
This week he looks at different ways of saying that it's raining and asks what's so bad about Brummie. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

A merry look at the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Fred MacAulay and a special guest.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, and a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette or CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Alan faces a dilemma.
Written by Caroline Harrington Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Natalia Keery-Fisher
Luke: Tom George
Mabel: Mona Hammond

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Behave Yourself

5: At the Christmas Party. On Friday it's time to see if all Bobby's preparations have paid off, and whether she can survive the dreaded party with poise and Serenity. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Petersfield, Hampshire, puts questions to a panel of prominent public figures. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Turtle Diary

Another chance to hear Alison Joseph 's dramatisation of a book by Russell Hoban. The turtles in London Zoo become the mutual obsession of two lonely strangers who dream of setting the turtles - and themselves - free. Starring Geraldine James and Bill Nighy.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane (R)


Unknown: Alison Joseph
Book By: Russell Hoban.
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Neaera: Geraldine James
William: Bill Nighy
Miss Neap/Harriet: Suzanne Heathcote
MrSandor: Martin Hyder
Mrs Inchcliff: Isobel Middleton
George Fairbairn: Graham Turner

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

ByAkiraYoshimura. 10: Finally imprisoned, Takuya finds his feelings about his past crimes and his loyalty to his country changing. When he finally walks free he must choose again where his destiny lies. For details see Monday

: The Copysnatchers

The talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Presented by David AaronOVitCh. Producer Tony Phillips


Presented By: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.
Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn - a Life

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio4: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The Third Test at Colombo. Commentary on the third day's play by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. Including News at 6.30am.
- Producer Peter Baxter ★Approximate time


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: John Murray
Play By: Jonny Saunders
Play By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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