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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme. J-48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8-31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Choice

5/8. People who have faced a life-changing choice share their experience with Michael Buerk , who hears about the dilemmas they encountered and the consequences of their decisions. Producer Liz Leonard Repeatedat9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: The Old Bill

3/5. Ringing the Changes. The churchwardens accounts of Prescot in Lancashire reflect the turbulent changes from Henry VIII 's break with Rome to Cromwell's
Commonwealth. Series in which Richard Foster reveals the stories that stem from old bills. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Richard Foster
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Daily Service

presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. Fill Your Hearts with JOY and Gladness (Ode to Joy). 1 Samuel 2, vvi-2; 7-10.
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). The Advent of Our bod (St Thomas ). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Unknown: St Thomas
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

2/5. The treasure trove of that which is lost continues with Banks (proper), Bottles (water, hot), Call Centres, and Common Prayer, the Book of. By Michael Bywater. Or details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Bywater.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperf ield

By Charles Dickens.
12/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
' For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Unearthing Mysteries

New series 1/4. The Tunnellers of the First World War Aubrey Manning uncovers the little-told story of a war fought underground. Today, hundreds of miles of tunnels still criss-cross beneath the battlefields of northern
France. Manning visits Vimy Ridge to find out why the tunnels and tunnellers played such a vital role in helping the fight above ground. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Unknown: Vimy Ridge
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: A Family Business

3/3. Johnny Ball examines the pitfalls and pleasures of forking in showbiz with members of your own family. rhere are many benefits to keeping it in the family, not least of which is knowing each other inside out. But what haPpens when a member of the act wants to go their own way - to leave the business completely perhaps, or to strike out on their own? And is the showbiz family way of life something to be recommended to the next generation Orto be avoided at all costs? producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Jopical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per Minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Tales from the Stave

2/3. In a series that examines original manuscripts and the stories they tell, Frances Fyfield returns to the British
Library's music archive. In the company of harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock she delves into the beautifully ornate 6th-century calligraphy and astonishing invention of William Byrd 's keyboard collection My Lady Neville's Book. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Harpsichordist: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: William Byrd
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mangosteen Mania

On board a ship from Bombay to Southampton in 1901, a rare mangosteen plant travels by royal appointment. A fictional story of one man's attempt to win a prize and how others attempted to cash in on it, thus creating a fading market - and comical forerunner of a dotcom boom. By Charlotte Corv.
Producer Nadia Molinari


Producer: Nadia Molinari
Anna: Romy Baskerville
Harriet: Emma Cunniffe
George: Russell Dixon
Steward: Stephen Hoqan
Frank: Ifan Meredith

: Making History

Sue Cook tackles listeners' historical challenges.
Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Write Christmas

2/5. Xmouse. The arrival of an unexpected guest at
Christmas challenges Derek to rethink his life completely. Written and abridged by Susie Maguire. Read by Stuart McLoughlin. For details see yesterday


Abridged By: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Stuart McLoughlin.

: Artists Only

2/5. Michael Crick visits Dublin's famous United Arts
Club, founded by WB Yeats and friends in 1907. Unusually for its day, the club offered full membership to both men and women. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Crick

: Shop Talk

3/7. Heather Payton meets the "motivators" who are brought in to inspire employees. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

3/10. Cherie Booth OC and screenwriter
Andrew Davies join Sue MacGregor to talk about their ' favourite paperback books.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Christmas Day at 11pm
5.00 PM News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea
Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

4/6. Trevor tries to save his reputation from being destroyed bv a ruthless tennis star. By Andy Hamilton.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Sails
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas
Samantha: Amber Salnsbury

: The Archers

Roy goes into overdrive.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts show, and looks back at one of the music headlines of the year: the moment when Pink Floyd reformed to play at Live 8. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: David Copperf ield

12/20. Mr Spenlow invites David to his house for the weekend, where David meets Spenlow's lovely daughter, Dora. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday 19 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Spenlow
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Return to Sarajevo

Allan Little revisits Bosnia and the people who made such an impression on him a decade ago. He discovers how
Bosnians have managed to deal with their trauma and to cope with the continuing legacy of war. Producers Peter Burdin and Philippa Goodrich


Unknown: Allan Little
Producers: Peter Burdin
Producers: Philippa Goodrich

: 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

: All in the Mind

4/6. Examining the latest research and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health, with Raj Persaud. Producer Jo Coombs Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud.
Producer: Jo Coombs

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Inn at the Edge of the World

2/10. Having advertised his inn as a place where people can get away from it all over Christmas, Eric is preparing for the guests. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Trapped: Throw the Book

1/4. Having got themselves locked in a bookshop overnight, Eddie and Mouse have plenty of time to work out what went horribly wrong with the robbery they have just failed to pull. And, with the help of a highly inquisitive and unpredictable security guard, they discover rather more about each other in the process. A comedy drama written by Daniel and Mark Maier.


Writer: Daniel Maier
Writer: Mark Maier
Producer/Director: Claire Bartlett
Eddie: Philip Jackson
Mouse: William Ash
Sunday: David Webber
Feathers: Daniel Maier

: Today in Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

2/5. By Michael Bywater. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Bywater.

: News

: Masterpiece

La Galigo

: Sports International

Talking Sport (3/3)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

After the Wave (3/5)
Lek and Mrs Miller by Tew Bunnag. For details see Sunday 18 December


Unknown: Mrs Miller
Unknown: Tew Bunnag.

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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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