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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 Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Father Timothy Radcliffe.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Father Timothy Radcliffe.

: The Choice

10/10. In-depth, highly personal and emotionally charged interviews with people who have had to make dramatic and life-changing choices. Presented by Michael Buerk. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Presented By: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Pedalling to Freedom

2/5. The story of the Clarion Cycling Club, which tried to bring socialism to Britain more than 100 years ago, and is still going strong today. With Lawrence Pollard. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Daily Service

presented by Judy Merry. Sing We of the Blessed pother (Deerhurst). Luke 1, w26-35. Gabriel's
Message (Basque carol, arr Willcocks). Come. Thou Redeemer of the Earth (Puer nobis nascitur, arr
Willcocks). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Richard Tanner.

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

2/5. The Servant Problem. Today, boiled cooks, What to do when someone is sick in the soup and an unfortunate suicide over the absence of sufficient fish. Written and read by Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Woman's Hour

presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Loma Doone

By RD Blackmore.
2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Unearthing Mysteries

3/4. There's no prehistoric cave art in Britain. Well, that had been the assumption until recently. Aubrey Manning goes caving with archaeologists who are determined to correct that assumption and transform Our understanding of Stone Age Britain. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Unknown: Stone Age Britain.
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Radio Roots

┬░/6. A retrospective of Maurice Denham 's early broadcasting career. Written and presented by Russell Davies. With readers Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Presented By: Russell Davies.
Readers: Jon Glover
Readers: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news, presented by Mark Mardell.


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: Smile, Smile, Smile

He wrote one of the most optimistic songs of all time and yet his own life ended in tragedy. Aled Jones lnvestigates the strange story of Felix Powell , the composer of Pack Up Your Troubles. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Felix Powell
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Chile Christmas

In part a bizarre series of encounters, in part funny and insightful social commentary, this play is the story of an out-of-work actor travelling across
Chile and finding himself caught up in a series of extraordinary events - not all of them in the festive spirit. Written and performed by Peter Searles PrOducer/Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Peter Searles
Director: Elizabeth Freestone

: Making History

Another batch of listeners' history queries. uncovenng Mysteries and re-interpreting the past. With Sue Cook. ADDRESS: Making History. PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howiett and Nick Patrick


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howiett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Angelic Hosts

2/4. Kali is Dancing for Me. Joya puts her dream of a dancing goddess down to jet lag. Her relatives have other ideas. They are certain the goddess has an Important message for her. By Tanika Gupta. read by Jasmin Wilde. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Read By: Jasmin Wilde.

: The Musical Storybook

2/2. The King and the Shabbat Dinner. Children from the Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in Stoke Newington. London, dramatise and perform a cautionary tale for the Sabbath. The incidental music is also written by the children. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Stoke Newington.

: Shop Talk

3/12. Heather Payton and her guests discuss the world of business, money and technology. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

3/10. The worlds of sport and music meet when Clare Balding and Andrew Collins join Sue MacGregorto champion three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Boxing Day at 11pm


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

2/6. The Consultants hold their office Christmas party complete with music from a Beach Boys tribute act. the Good Vibrators. Producer Will Saunders
BBC AUDIO: A CD of the first Radio 4 series is available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

: The Archers

Tom's generosity is tested.
For cast see page 201 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts new. Producer Nlcki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nlcki Paxman

: Lorna Doone

2/10. Young John Ridd accidentally finds himself in Doone Valley and has his first meeting with Lorna Doone who tells him never to return if he wants to save his life. After seven years, he comes back to the valley and falls in love with Lorna. By RD Blackmore. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Ridd
Unknown: Lorna Doone

: Publish or Be Damned

Scientific publishing is undergoing a revolution.
Scientists and policy makers, fed up with valuable research being locked away in expensive subscription-only journals, are mounting a challenge to the publishers. They are launching their own journals and giving away the results for free. But not everyone is happy. Richard Black examines each side of the debate and assesses the likely consequences for science. Producer Jonathan Rides Repeated on Boxing Day at 5pm


Unknown: Richard Black

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people. presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

2/10. Urinary Incontinence. Incontinence can strike at anytime of life. As many as one in five women over the age of 40 suffer from this condition, especially if they've had children; older men often have problems as the prostate gets larger: and many children go on bedwetting. years after they are dry during the day.
Dr Mark Porter finds out about the latest treatments.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

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

2/5. "Owing to my general ill health, the sudden invasion of the ringworm and the cranial nudity wrought by the ointment, it was not until I was nearly 14 that I was at last able to attend school. Terry Wale reads from the spoof autobiography. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Terry Wale

: Jon Ronson on ...

2/6. How to Be Invisible. If you could choose, would you be invisible or be able to fly? Jon Ronson tries to find out how to be invisible with the help of a collection of extraordinary stories that illuminate the human condition. He talks to Frank Ahearn , whose job it is to make people vanish, and to Maggie O'Farrell , who recalls her time as a chamber maid, cleaning rooms while guests carried on extremely personal activies. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Frank Ahearn
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

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

2/5. By Alice Thomas Ellis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: News

: News

: News

: Westway

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Ring Road(3/5)

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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.

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