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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
'-48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and Aspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

4/5. Michael Bywater 's triumphant compendium of what we have lost ponders Patchouli and Poofs as well as the demise of Dunwich and other submerged towns. For details see Monday 19 December Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Bywater

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Gabriel's Message (Basque, arr Willcocks). Luke 1, vv39-49. Magnificat (Dyson). Tell
Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
0-45 David Copperfield By Charles Dickens. 14/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/9. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Writer to the Stars

From writing gags for Bob Hope to creating the tragicomic world of the TV sitcom M*A*S*H, Larry Gelbart has kept audiences laughing for years. Mark Lawson looks back at the long career of one of Hollywood's finest writers. With contributions from Mel Brooks , Barry Levinson and Sid Caesar. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Larry Gelbart
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Barry Levinson
Unknown: Sid Caesar.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in the UK.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The True and Inspirational Life of St Nicholas

! A street theatre company tell - in thoroughly unruly, knock-about style - the story of the man behind Santa's beard. Written by Caroline and David Stafford
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford
Director: Marc Beeby
The Barker: Henry Goodman
St Nicholas: Adrian Scarborough
Evans: Clare Corbett
Carter: Harry Myers
Davies: Nick Sayces

: More or Less

New series 1/7. The return of the magazine programme hat makes sense of numerical nonsense, a guide through the myriad numbers and statistics in the news, in politics, In life, showing where numbers have the power to explain an-d enlighten, as well as to deceive. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 18 December at 7.55am

: Write Christmas

f/5. Between Here and Knitwear. A poignant reminder hat when everything else is reduced to a melancholy wee, love and warmth give meaning to the season. Written and read by Chrissie Gittins. F°r further details see Monday 19 December


Read By: Chrissie Gittins.

: Artists Only

4/5. BBC correspondent Michael Crick investigates the regional arts societies. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Michael Crick

: Open Book

Kate Mosse looks back at the best books of 2005. Repeated from Sunday 18 December at 4pm


Unknown: Kate Mosse

: The Material World

The panel and audience discuss issues relating to the value and politics of water - as part of the series of question-and-answer programmes in association with the Open University's Science in Context course.
Ouentin Cooper and the expert panel discuss such questions as "How do we protect against mass natural water-poisoning from arsenic as happened in Bangladesh?" and "Will we run out of clean, fresh water in the future?" as well as "Who has the right to dam large rivers and alter the supply to those living downstream?" The fourth of six debates comes from Camden, London. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Weak at the Top

2/4. Smoked Meat. Randy, devious, sexist and work-shy, John Weak puts the man into management. Sir Marcus wants a global web presence by the end of the week. Weak descends to the IT netherworld to do battle with Gavin Smedley , an IT director grown from the sweat of a techie's armoit. Comedy by Guy Browning.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: John Weak
Unknown: Gavin Smedley
Comedy By: Guy Browning.
Director: Jonquil Panting
John: Alexander Armstronq
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill: Ron Cook
Gavin: Gerard McDermott
Gary: Ewan Bailey
Paul: Harry Myers

: The Archers

Mike faces an uncertain future.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson unwraps a selection of highlights from the past year, and talks to the names behind the headlines, including Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and writer John le Carre. producer John Goudie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Nick Park
Unknown: John Le Carre.
Producer: John Goudie

: David Copperfield

14/20. David continues to visit Spenlow's daughter, Dora, in secret. He takes on two extra jobs to support Betsey and Mr Dick. By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Mike Walker. For cast and details see Monday 19 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Dick.
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Adapted By: Mike Walker.

: It's My Story: The Vietnamese Buddha

Sita Ramamurthy joins a delegation of monks, nuns and lay people as they make a historic trip to Vietnam with their
Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh , as he returns home for the first time since the Vietnam War, 39 years ago. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Thich Nhat Hanh
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Analysis

6/7. Why Can't We Stop Shopping? Every year there are more shops full of more things to buy and, every year, the consumer buys them. For most of the last decade the economy has relied on ever higher levels of consumer spending and borrowing to keep the world economy going. But can this go on for ever? Will an increasingly educated and affluent public finally decide buying things does not lead to happiness or is capitalism just too effective at sustaining our addiction to shopping?
Bob Tyrrell examines the future of consumption and looks at what might happen to our economy if more of us decided we had got enough "stuff". Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Bob Tyrrell
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Tom Heap presents another environmental investigation. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

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

4/10. Harry sits in his room trying to work on his biography of General Gordon. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Radio9

1/5. In a world where presentation is at the wheel, and content is firmly bound and gagged in the back, Radio9 finds itself with so much to say but no idea how to say it.
Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Claire Jones

: The First Cuckoo and the Last Swallow

It sounds like an obscure movement in philosophy, but phenology's more down to earth than that. It's the study of recurring natural events - when the first leaf or the first butterfly appears, or when the first swallow departs. Mark Whitaker meets the amateur nature watchers around the UK whose meticulous records are being collated to provide evidence on climate change. Another chance to hear this programme, first broadcast earlier this year. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Janet Graves

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

4/5. Michael Bywater 's triumphant compendium of what we have lost ponders Patchouli and Poofs as well as the demise of Dunwich and other submerged towns. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Bywater

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Celebrity I
Believe (2/2)

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

After the Wave (5/5) by Rattawut Lapcharoensap. For further details see Sunday 18 December


Unknown: Rattawut Lapcharoensap.

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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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