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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Richard Chartres.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and ner guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Come, Thou
Redeemer of the Earth (PuerNobis Nascitur, arr Willcocks).
Luke 1, 1, vv67-69; 76-79. 0 Little Town of Bethlehem
Walford Davies). Hark What a Sound (Highwood). Directoi of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

3/5. Today's taxonomy of loss features Fishing rods, Gloves, LPs and Noddy. Read by Stephen Fry. For details see Monday 19 December Repeated 12.30am


Read By: Stephen Fry.

: International Cricket

Pakistan v England
The fifth one-day international at Rawalpindi. Including
8.31 8.58 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45-10.00Daily Service; 10.00 News.
Producer Peter Baxter "approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
0-45 David Copperfield By Charles Dickens. 13/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: A Pennine Christmas

John Carter visits the ultimate Christmas workshop in Huddersfield, where a family firm dispenses high-tech festive decorations to all corners of the globe, including Dubai and Hong Kong. But now they face the most challenging deadline of them all: their largest installation ever. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: John Carter
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Ed Reardon's Week

New series 1/6. Rogue Mail. Does it seem that the nedia is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic - i2-year-olds? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, and master of the abusive email. By Christopher Doualas and Andrew Nickolds. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Unknown: Christopher Doualas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Lee: Matt Holness
Steve: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
Ping: Barunka O'Shauqhnessy
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McCiennon and John Waite


Presenter: Sheila McCiennon
Presenter: John Waite

: The World at One

National and international news, with Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: Where in the World?

5'6. John Simpson presents a geographical panel game, with insights into fascinating places and cultures. This week's guests are Sue Perkins, David Spicer and Crispin Swayne. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: David Spicer
Unknown: Crispin Swayne.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Harry in the Underworld

Richard E Grant plays Harry, a novelist who knows nothing about life itself, and needs to get in touch with the real world if his books are to sell. Then his luck changes. Into his flat walk two actual hardened criminals.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Director: Peter Kavanagh
Harry: Richard E Grant
Digby: John Rowe
Cheryl: Lesley Sharo
Kenny: Andy Linden
Marcus: Andy Linden
Ray: Danny Webb

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions posed by Camden allotment gardeners.
Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Write Christmas

315. Poinsettia. Marion is not enjoying the Christmas Party, but then she has just had an argument with her escort that resulted in a frosty silence - if such a thing is Possible in the Caribbean. Written by Candy Neubert and read by Kim Hicks. For details see Monday 19 December


Read By: Kim Hicks.

: Artists Only

3/5. Michael Crick visits the Penzance Arts Club, founded in 1993 by textile designer Belinda Rushworth-Lund . Producer Josie Barnard For more details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Michael Crick
Designer: Belinda Rushworth-Lund
Producer: Josie Barnard

: Thinking Allowed

The last ten years have seen an astounding growth in "chick lit" - a genre of writing, aimed at women, that claims to have rewritten the contemporary romance. How, then, do these novels portray femininity and masculinity? How, if at all, are they positioned in relation to feminist ideas and concerns? Laurie Taylor looks at the popularity of chick lit and finds out what this says about contemporary culture. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

4/6. The latest from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health, with Raj Persaud. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mark Thomas Presents: Mort Sahl

3/4. A one-off performance by the great Mort Sahl , pioneering political comic of the 1950s and 60s, who proves that his grip on events is as sharp and biting today as ever. Hosted by Mark Thomas. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mort Sahl
Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Will revels in a triumph.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including a look ahead to the best radio programmes over the festive season. Producer Sally spurring


Unknown: John Wilson

: David Copperfield

13/20. Betsey and Mr Dick visit David unexpectedly, bringing with them some bad news. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see Monday 19 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Dick
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Hecklers

1/2. All Special Terrorism Laws Should be Abolished
Conor Gearty , a professor of human rights law, argues a provocative thesis before an audience and a panel of critics whose role is to interrogate and find flaws in his case. Recorded at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall and presented by Evan Davis. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Conor Gearty
Presented By: Evan Davis.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Politically Charged

2/3. In a series about politically controversial legal cases, Clive Anderson looks at the dramatic case of the "Shrewsbury Pickets", jailed in 1973 for conspiracy to organise violent picketing. One of the pickets was the actor Ricky Tomlinson.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday 18 December at 10.45pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Ricky Tomlinson.
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Connect

New series 1/6. Ouentin Cooper reflects on the latest technology in mirrors. He visits the Steward Mirror Lab in Arizona to look at some of the problems faced and solutions sought in creating giant-sized mirrors for the world's largest telescopes. And how the enormous parabolic mirrors in the French Pyrenees are helping scientists to harness and focus the intensity Of the sun. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

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

3/10. The five guests have arrived at the inn. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

2/6. Simon Smug and the Crap Factory. Simon welcomes three golden Meal Ticket winners into his factory, where all the sugary sweet, sickly pop music you've ever heard, is made. Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Melanie Hudson and Alex Lowe. Written by Richie Webb , Dave Cohen and David Ouantick. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Simon Smug
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: Dave Cohen
Written By: David Ouantick.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

6/6. Tony Parsons. The story Tony Parsons concocts with Clover transports the author 35 years into the future to his 85th birthday, where he meets his daughter, who has a thing or two to say about his over-protective upbringing and womanising ways. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Tony Parsons.
Unknown: Tony Parsons
Producer: Gary Reich

: Cigarette on the Waveney

Writer and conservationist Roger Deakin paddles his canoe, Cigarette, from the source of the River Waveney at Redgrave Fen in Suffolk to Geldeston Locks in Norfolk, reflecting on the changing mood of the river, its rich history and wildlife. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Roger Deakin
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

3/5. By Michael Bywater. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Bywater.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Shipping (3/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

After the Wave (4/5)

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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.

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