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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim

1/5. Us and Them. A Halloween visit from the neighbours brings out the worst in the Sedaris children. American humorist David Sedaris reads from his new collection of personal essays about his childhood and family, revealing the absurdity lurking beneath the surface Of ordinary life. Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh from St Martin 's s Church, Belfast. Reading: John 1, vv 1-5.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh
Unknown: St Martin

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Letters of John B Keane 1/5.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: A Stable Relationship

Behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Police mounted branch. The relationship between horse and rider requires trust and training as together they hold a responsibility to protect and control the public.
Vanessa Collingridge follows two constables throughout their gruelling 16-week training course as they attempt to qualify.


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Christopher Jones

: Our Brave Boys

4/6. Camping It Up. Normally, it shouldn't be too hard to distinguish between guns designed for a new fighter aircraft and bottles of vintage coffee product, but Bryan s logical leaps are sometimes hard to follow. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama continues.
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Peter Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Peter Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Commander Bryan: Christopher Neame
Commander Bin: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

8/13. Derbyshire take on Grimsby in the quest for Britain's s top quiz team. Hosted by Peter Snow.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11 pm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lady Detectives: 1/4: The Redhill Sisterhood

Autumn 1897: undercover agent Loveday Brooke investigates a group of nuns who appear to have taken to burglary. From the golden age of the crime short story, the first of four cases involving female sleuths.


Writer: Catherine Louisa Pirkis
Dramatised By: Roger Danes
Director: Patrick Rayner
Miss Loveday Brooke: Gayanne Potter
Insp Gunning: Paul Young
Sgt Blaine: Nell McKinven
Murray: Simon Tait
Sister Monica: Noreen Leighton
Sister Anna: Lucy Paterson
Dyer: Ralph Riach
White: John Paul Hurley
Davie: Frederick Forge

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests answer listeners personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Samantha Washington


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Scottish Shorts

1/5 Advent. working away from home over the festive season a publishing executive rediscovers her sense of adventure The first of a selection of new stories from
Scotland. Written by Linda Cracknell, and read by Tamara Kennedy. Producer Bruce Young


Written By: Linda Cracknell
Read By: Tamara Kennedy.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Dear Professor Einstein

1/5. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein 's annus mirabilis, the year he changed our understanding of the universe, Dr Brian Cox looks through some of his correspondence, to paint a picture of the human being behind the genius. Today he reviews Einstein's letters from children. With readings by Michael Roberts and children from Shana Goldman Theatre School. Producer Julian Mayers
Adam Hart-Davis says all things are relative: page 19


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Dr Brian Cox
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Julian Mayers
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Food Programme

Herring used to be a staple of our diet and of our economy. Sheila Dillon discovers the importance of this fish and finds out why it's such a healthy and versatile food. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. Conversations about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. With Ernie Rea and his guests. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a return visit to the Hull New Theatre. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Andy Hamilton, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from [Web Address Removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Brian drops a bombshell at Home Farm. For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

How should a high-profile performng arts company be run in 2005? Mark Lawson is joined by Nicholas Hytner , Michael Boyd , Sean Doran and Tony Hall , chief executive of the Royal Opera House, for a round-table discussion. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Michael Boyd
Unknown: Sean Doran
Unknown: Tony Hall
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Letters of John B Keane

1/5. Letters of a Country Postman. Postman
Mocky Fondoo advises a novice, Frank O'Looney , on how to cope with "idle women" who are inextricably drawn to a postman's uniform. A week devoted to some of the Irish writer's most celebrated letters taken from two collections. Abridged by Kerry Lee Crabbe.
Producer Gemma McMullan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mocky Fondoo
Unknown: Frank O'Looney
Abridged By: Kerry Lee Crabbe.
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Mocky: Dermot Crowley
Frank: Darragh Kelly
Nance: Doreen Keogh
Hamish: Pat Laffan
Kitty: Tina Kellegher
Caitriona: Tina Kellegher

: The Cutteslowe Walls

In 1934 a private developer in north Oxford built high brick walls across the two roads linking his houses with the council estate next door. It meant the council tenants no longer had easy access to busy and shops. Despite repeated attempts to bring them down, the Cutteslowe walls remained in place until 1959. This programme tells their bizarre Story. Producer Mark Whitaker


Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Don't Touch That Dial!

It takes just a few seconds. The radio jingle imprints the name of the presenter or station on the listener's ear and they're hooked. Anyway, that's the theory. DJs, producers, composers and listeners talk about the place the jingle holds in their lives. Producer Richard Bannerman


Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Nature

New series 1/9. Lechuguilla Cave. The caver's dream trip is the descent into Lechuguilla, the deepest cave in the United States. Apart from its enormous size, what makes Lechuguilla so impressive are the beautiful gypsum formations that adorn the walls, ceiling and floors of the caverns, as Huw Cordey discovers when he spends nearly a week in search of Lechuguilla's hidden jewels. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Huw Cordey

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

1/15. We meet the gentleman whose passion for chivalry leads him into the realms of adventure and myth. Miguel de Cervantes's comic masterpiece, read by Andrew Sachs , abridged by Jill Waters and translated by Edith Grossman. Producer Jill Waters


Read By: Andrew Sachs
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Translated By: Edith Grossman.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

1/5. By David SedariS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: World Today

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Bed and Breakfast
(2/5) by Helen Simpson. Another story on the theme of walking


Unknown: Helen Simpson.

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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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