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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Alison Elliot , Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


Unknown: Alison Elliot

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6-25. 7.25. 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins. From St German's Church. Cardiff. With the Welsh Chamber Singers.
Erector of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Music: Avril Harding.

: Book of the Week: Flesh, Fish and Good Red Herring

1/5. From Cradle to Gravy. What to do when your dress catches fire. cures for hysteria and the efficacy of skinned and cooked dormice. A gallimaufry of cooking and housekeeping tips through the ages as complied and read by the novelist Alice Thomas Ellis. With Alan Cox and Flora Montgomery. Abridged by Oily Coles . Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.
Unknown: Alan Cox
Unknown: Flora Montgomery.
Abridged By: Oily Coles
Producer: Clive Brill

: Woman's Hour

presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lorna Doone

1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. A new dramatisation, by Jane Rogers, of R.D. Blackmore's high romance of love and vengeance on Exmoor.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Rogers

: Wall of Death

Take a huge wooden drum, put a viewing platform around the top and ride a vintage motorbike around its vertical walls at 40 miles an hour while carrying out a senes of gravity-defying stunts. The Wall of Death is a spectacle that has enthralled funfair audiences in ntaln for 75 years and it still draws in the crowds today. As one of the two remaining walls in Britain comes up for auction. Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground shows. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Our Brave Boys

2/6. Goodbye Sailor. The Ministry of Defence's office move may be imminent but that doesn't explain why
Zelda should suddenly start using obscure naval terminology. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama.
Producer Rosalind Avres Director Peter Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Avres
Director: Peter Atkin
Zeida: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Commander Bryan: Christopher Neame
Commander Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldl

: You and Yours

Some hailed the final phasing in of the Disability
Discrimination Act as a revolution. But how much has actually changed for disabled people since 1 October? Peter White and Carolyn Atkinson check out what has and hasn't improved. Producer Penelope Gibbs


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: The World at One

national and international news, with Mark Mardell.


Unknown: Mark Mardell.

: Masterteam

┬░/13. Another contest of general knowledge between two of the nation's brightest amateur quiz teams.
Posted by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Long Time Dead

Despite a minor hitch in the proceedings, careful Kath carries on with her planned girlie weekend in Paris with bossy Beatrice. Now she feels free to live a little and really let her hair down. By Sheila Goff.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Director: David Hunter
Kath: Marion Bailey
Beatrice: Linda Marlowe
Geoff: Tony Selby
Malcolm: Stephen Hogan
Mum: Emily Wachter

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests.
PHONE: [number removed]Lines open from 1.30pm
Producer Samantha Washington


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Angelic Hosts

1/4. And We Flew into Bethlehem. A young shepherd boy has an unexpected encounter with the angel Gabriel. The first of this week's stories about angels. inspired by artwork and song throughout the ages. By Michael Morpurgo. Read by Paul Copley and Robert Hastie. Abridger/Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo.
Read By: Paul Copley
Read By: Robert Hastie.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: The Musical Storybook

1/2. Tam Bichan and the Trow. Children from Firth Primary School, Orkney, dramatise, set to music and perform a folk story about strange events in a Neolithic burial mound. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Tam Bichan
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Food Programme

Have a fling with Highland food in the company of Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: Four Corners

12/13. Anne Mackenzie and guests explore a diverse range of international issues. Producer suchitra Girish


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Andy Hamilton is joined by regulars Tim Brooke -
Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden for the antidote to panel games at New Theatre in Hull. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, with Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Boxing Day at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show. including tne newly released I'm Sorry I Haven 't a Chnstmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Kathy has an unwelcome visitor.
For cast see page 201 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Loma Doone

1/10. John Ridd is 12 years old when his father is killed by Carver Doone , one of a murderous outlaw band who live in Doone Valley near his home. John vows to avenge his father's death. By RD Blackmore. dramatised by Jane Rogers.
Producer/Director Katherine Beacon Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Ridd
Unknown: Carver Doone
Dramatised By: Jane Rogers.
Narrator: Timothy West
Young John Ridd: Zac Fox
Sarah: Rosalind Marct
John Fry/Jeremy: Nick Brimble
Sir Ensor: Graham Crowder
Counsellor Doone: Paul Gregor)
Benita: Fiona Clarke
John Ridd: Alex Avery
Young Lorna: Anna Johnson
Lorna: Jemma Powell
Carver: James Nickerson
Tom/Charlie: William Bateman
Judge Jeffreys: Graham Crowden

: Fractured

A growing number of parents believe they have wrongly been accused of child abuse - and that the real reason why their son or daughter is injured is brittle-bone disease. Are social workers accusing innocent parents? Or are child abusers hiding behind a convenient excuse? Hugh Levinson investigates this highly controversial subject. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Speak, Spirit, Speak

Ever since the advent of the tape recorder people have been recording what they claim are voices from "another world" - or electronic voice phenomena. Edison even invented a machine to capture them. The writer Ken Hollings tries to explain the mysteries of EVP. Are they voices of the dead, alien transmissions or a product of our own inquisitive minds?
Producer Jon Calver


Presenter: Ken Hollings
Producer: Jon Calver

: The Path of the Panther

3/3. Costa Rica is the wealthiest country in central America, receiving most of its income from eco-tourists. Jeremy Bristow visits an eco-lodge where the wildlife is paying for its own protection and asks if eco-tourism could spread to protect the rest of central America's natural resources. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Jeremy Bristow
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Augustus Carp, Esq- by Himself

1/5. A classic spoof memoir, first published in 1924 by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford - honorary physician to King George VI. Read by Terry Wale. Abridger/Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Sir Henry Howarth Bashford
Unknown: King George Vi.
Read By: Terry Wale.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Sat 18 Dec at 9am

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of today's business at Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Flesh, Fish and Good Red Herring

1/5. By Alice Thomas Ellis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

Ring Road (2/5) By
Ian Sansom


Unknown: Ian Sansom

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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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