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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly reports on the differences between the Scottish and English rights of way.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

Anthony Minghella is today's guest editor.
With James Naughtie and Tim Franks.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Tim Franks.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg discusses the high ideals and bloody history of the Roman Republic, from Horatius and the bridge to the assassination of Caesar, with Tom Holland, Greg Woolf and Catherine Steele.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Tom Holland
Guest: Greg Woolf
Guest: Catherine Steele
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Just William -Doin'Good

4/5. William the Psychiatrist. William's lifetime ambition to be a diver is cast aside when he discovers something that seems easier to achieve. Martin Jarvis reads another Richmal Crompton story. For details see Monday 27 December Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Ken Riley. Angels, from the Realms of Glory (Iris arr Willcocks). Hebrews 1, wl-4. et All the Angels of God Worship Him (Handel). How
Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen). Director of music cordon Stewart.


Unknown: Ken Riley.

: Woman's Hour

presented byJenni Murray.

: Loma Doone

By RD Blackmore.
9/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/9. BBC correspondents from around the world take a seasonal look behind the week's headlines, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Crypt Music Kings

With the sounds of King's College, Cambridge, still nanging in the air. Ashutosh Khandekar catches up With one of its most successful offspring, the King's
Angers. Meeting the current line-up, Ashutosh analyses the secret, notjust of their success, but of their longevity - after all, according to their first agent, when they started out the best they could muster was all this Crypt music". Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Ashutosh Khandekar
Producer: Tom Alban

: You and Yours

with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Helen Mark. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Disappearing Island

A Lakeland fantasy about mid-life crisis and the Romantic imagination.
London schoolteacher Tom Quincey is in disgrace after being caught in possession of drugs on school premises. To escape the publicity, he flees to the heart of the Lake District, where he sets about rethinking his life and troubled marriage. By Nigel Richardson.
"Wucer/Director Karen Rose


Writer: Nigel Richardson.
Tom: Mark Heap
Mr Wilson: Paul Copley
Catherine: Becky Hindley
Johnny/Gordon/Landlord: Daniel Ryan
Headmaster: Ian Masters
AA reporter/Weatherman: Peter Jefferson
John Humphrys: Himself

: Check up

b/7. Most trips to the doctor's surgery are to talk about common conditions. Yet it seems that we're not always satisfied as we often return with the same problem. Barbara Myers is joined by London GP,
Dr Ann Robinson , to answer your questions on the top five common and often chronic problems.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk
Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Ann Robinson

: Peter and Wendy

4/5. The children are captured. JM Barrie's classic tale, read by Alan Bennett.
For details see Monday 27 December


Read By: Alan Bennett.

: Orwell's Babies

4/5. Dream a Little Dream. "I've got a couple of benchmarks. I'm not sure what they are, but it's safe to say that by 30 I have to have made it."
For rnore details see Monday 27 December

: Open Book

Repeated from Boxing Day at 4pm

: The Material World

Travelling to the Arctic oceans as part of the Cape Farewell voyage to circumnavigate the Spitsbergen archipelago, Quentin Cooper helps scientists from the Southampton Oceanography Centre to collect vital data. He meets science policy makers to find out what the ocean currents are doing to the climate and the effect changing weather patterns and rising seas could i have on urban lives. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

4/5. A Jolly Lot of Fellows. Some very eccentric Water Rats indeed! With comedian and actor Roy Hudd. For details see Monday 27 December Repeated at 12.15am


Unknown: Roy Hudd.

: Chain Reaction

New series 1/6. Acerbic wit Jenny Eclair interviews Prolific comedian Jimmy Carr in the new talk show in which a well-known public figure chooses another one to interview. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Lynda revels in her success.
For cast see page 201 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

George W Bush has provoked more artistic hostility than any previous first-term president. With guests
Jonathan Demme , David Hare and Rory Bremner , Mark Lawson examines anti-Bush movies, documentaries. novels, plays and jokes, and why most American voters ignored them. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Jonathan Demme
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Lorna Doone

9/10. John is in London again, this time waiting to face the serious charge of taking part in Monmouth's rebellion. By RD Blackmore.
For cast and details see Monday 27 December Repeated from 10.45am

: It's My Story: Beneath the Waves

In theirfirst interview since they were towed to safety in Faslane, Scotland. Commander Luc Pelletier and his fellow submariners tell how they coped when fire damaged their Canadian submarine HMCS Chicoutimi, and about their fight for survival trapped in the darkness beneath the waves. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Luc Pelletier
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Analysis

8/8. Grey Goo's Sticky Mess. What could happen when we tinker with matter at the tiniest level - nanotechnology - has got eminent scientists worried. But the technology that some fear could bring so-called "grey goo" also offers huge opportunities in energy, electronics and biomedicine. Natasha Loderasks if the potential of nanotechnology merits running risks with the unknown and how those exploiting it should be policed. Producer Simon Coates Repeated Sunday 2 Jan at 9.30pm


Unknown: Natasha Loderasks
Producer: Simon Coates

: Herbs, Pills and Potions

2/2. Continuing his exploration of ancient medical traditions and practices, Rajesh Mirchandani visits
India to examine Ayurvedic medicine, a philosophy of health that gives equal weight to science and spirituality. Modern Ayurvedic practitioners continue to rely on medical principles that were written down more than 2,500 years ago. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
Producer: John Watkins

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, with Roger Hearing. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Roger Hearing.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Stories by W Somerset Maugham

4/5. The Poet. The master wordsmith has a venerable reputation. But should he still be visited?
For details see Monday 27 December

: BBC Talent New Comedy Finals

From 550 hopeful entrants to six finalists and one lucky winner, Robin Ince charts the progress of this year's talent show. Producers Victoria Lloyd and Ed Morrish


Unknown: Robin Ince
Producers: Victoria Lloyd
Producers: Ed Morrish

: News

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

Repeated from 6.15pm

: Book of the Week: Just William -Doin'Good

4/5. By Richmal Crompton. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richmal Crompton.

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Classic Fairy Tales (5/5) The Ugly
Sister by Joanne Harris. Is there a happy ending for anyone other than Cinderella? Read by Lesley Sharp


Unknown: Joanne Harris.
Read By: Lesley Sharp

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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