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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr David Hope.
Producer Mark O'Bnen


Unknown: Dr David Hope.
Producer: Mark O'Bnen

: Farming Today

On one of the biggest days in the hunting calendar, hunters and their opponents look to the future. Producer Sarah Swadling


Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Tim Franks.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tim Franks.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times Extended repeat at 9pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Book of the Week: Fairy Tales

4: Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, from The Arabian Nights. Ali Baba finds the secret code to unlock untold wealth and treasure. For details see Monday 22 December Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ali Baba
Unknown: Ali Baba

: Woman's Hour

Christmas Quiz. Jenni Murray plays quizmasterto two teams drawn from Oona King MP,
Sheila Ferguson , India Knight, Julie Kirkbride MP, Meera Syal and Kate Saunders , with questions ranging from the serious to the downright silly.
10.45 The Hendersons' Christmas Party Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sheila Ferguson
Unknown: Julie Kirkbride
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Kate Saunders
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Cape Horners' Final Farewell

Since 1937, Cape Horners, men and women who rounded the Horn on commercial sailing vessels, have gathered annually in a port to share their stories of those dangerous voyages. Every year their numbers have decreased and now they've decided to disband. Todd Jarrell joins them at their final meeting in St Malo.


Reporter: Todd Jarrell
Producer: Julian May

: Baggy Trousers

4: Jennings and Darbishire. Jennings and his dopey sidekick Darbishire are mischievous schoolboys of the classic kind. No plot too outlandish, no scam too ludicrous, is there no end to the damage these boys Can inflict? Producer Elizabeth Freestone. Repeated on Friday 2 January at 11.30pm


Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

: You and Yours

Liz Barclay asks whether American consumers are any more powerful than their British counterparts. Producer Maire Devine Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Maire Devine
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Laura Trevelyan.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Laura Trevelyan.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith picks a selection of the best drama on English-language radio, including a surreal journeywith an Irish rabbit who's six foottall, white, and invisible. Producer LeonidaKrushelnycky Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Smallest Man in Christendom

By Robin Brooks.
The true story of Jeffrey Hudson, whose extraordinary adventures are celebrated in a masque, including his presentation in a pie to King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria, and his daring exploits in the Civil War.


Writer: Robin Brooks
Sound Engineer: Wilfredo Acosta
Producer/Director: Fiona McAlpine
Commentator: Lucy Robinson
Jeffrey: David Holt
Will: Desmond Barrit
Master of Ceremomes: Alan Cox
Charles I: Charlie Simpson
Henrietta Maria: Julie Cox
Michael/Tom: John McAndrew
Pirate/Wherryman: Terry Smith
Young Jeffrey: Felix Still
Young Sam: Tom Raphael Eaves
Wilfredo Ascosta: Himself

: Veg Talk

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks talk Caribbean fruit with chef Orlando Satchel and the pupils and staff of Stockwell Park High School.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore


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

: An Audience with Grimaldi

4: Here We Are Again! Grimaldi becomes both the darling of the gods and of fashionable society. For details see Monday22 December at 3.30pm

: Pursued by Bears

3: Rupert and the Newspaper Magnate. Howdidthis little bear adapt to fit in to the newspaper that has featured him daily since 1920? With life-long Rupert fan Terry Jones. See Tue 23 December at3.45pm for details


Unknown: Terry Jones.

: Word of Mouth

4: Whatever. Bart Simpson , Nasser Hussain and Eileen from Coronation Street have one word in common: "whatever". With Michael Rosen.
Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 8.30pm


Unknown: Bart Simpson
Unknown: Nasser Hussain
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Neil George

: Small Dog on Mars

A documentary about Britain's first interplanetary probe, Beagle 2, which landed on Mars on Christmas morning. Producer Martin Redfern Revised


Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

PM With Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Magic Makers

Hugh Levinson meets the geniuses who devise tricks for Conjurors. Producer Hugh Levinson Rptd at 12.15am


Unknown: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: The News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart casts a Christmas eye overthe best bits of a year's News Quiz- with contributions from Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and Francis Wheen , among others. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Greg's in the doghouse.

Archers Addicts fan club: send an SAE to [address removed]


Writer: Caroline Harrington
Writer: Joanna Toye
Director: Julie Beckett
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
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barrie Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Graham: Malcolm McKee
Greg: Marc Finn
Matt: Kim Durham
Alan: John Telfer
Amy Natalia: Keery Fisher
Mabel: Mona Hammond
Annette: Jamie Hall
Sonja: Fern Bradbum
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Luke: Tom George

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Hungarian-born pianist
Andras Schiff , who discusses his plans to play all 32 of Beethoven's s piano sonatas in 2004. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Pianist: Andras Schiff
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Hendersons' Christmas Party

By Alexandra Campbell. 5: It's a Wonderful Time of Year. Mrs Henderson 's Boxing Day party has proved an eventful experience, not least for her own family. For details see Monday 22 December Repeated from 10 45am


Unknown: Alexandra Campbell.
Unknown: Mrs Henderson
Lizzie: Julia McKenzie
Mrs Henderson: Anne Reid
Julia: Beth Goddard
Simon: Simon Treves

: Village Voices

Atomic Aspirations. Courtenay Griffiths and five experts examine the controversy that surrounds the debate over nuclear proliferation.
Producer Anne Reevell Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Courtenay Griffiths
Producer: Anne Reevell

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sun 28 Dec at8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

Claire Bolderson hosts a programme on criminal justice reform and law and order. Producer David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson
Producer: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Cheese

By Willem Eisschot. 5: Back to Basics For details see Monday 22 December at 10.45pm


Unknown: Willem Eisschot.

: The Copysnatchers

The talk show that invites guests to pass comment on the habits of the British. With David Aaronovitch. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Tony Phillips

: The Matchmaker

By John B Keane. In the last episode, matchmaker Dickie Mick Dickie has some awkward clients
See Tuesday 23 December for details


Unknown: John B Keane.
Unknown: Dickie Mick Dickie
Dickie: Des Keogh
Roger/Narrator 1/Fr Kimmerl: David Kelly
Marge/Agnes: Jeannane Crowley
Narrator 2: Pauline McGlynn
Thady: Niall Toibln

: News

: Magic Makers

Repeated from 6.15pm

: Book of the Week: Fairy Tales

Part 4. 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.

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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