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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lord Carey.

: Farming Today

A look at rural crafts in Britain, with Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Adventures in Poetry

Repeated from yesterday at 4.30pm

: The Food Quiz

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: 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: Mozart's Women

1/5, A biography of the women closest to the musical genius, by Jane Glover. Mozart's parents proudly show off the prodigious talents of the young Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Undsay Duncan. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Mozart's Women by Jane Glover is available for £18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Jane Glover.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Undsay Duncan.
Producer: Emma Harding
Unknown: Jane Glover

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Stephen, First of Christian Martyrs (Wychbold). Acts 7, vv 51-58a. Wolcum Yole ! (Britten). Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn arr Willcocks). Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Wolcum Yole
Music: John Powell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
16/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Mozart Legacy

113. The Jupiter Symphony. In this series, John Suchet focuses on the last work that the composer wrote in a Particular musical genre. Today he asks
Charles Mackerras and Colin Davis , Michael Berkeley and Andrew Manze in what way Mozart's Jupiter symphony of 1788 is a great piece and what its musical legacy is.
Producer Rosie Boulton The next programme is tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: John Suchet
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Our Brave Boys

6/6. Pay Day. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama series about a high-flying civil servant posted to the MoD, where she finds herself boss to four military officers. Zelda's
Drave boys are due to return to their respective service careers. They are each hoping for promotion, but what are their chances?
'wucer Rosalind Ayres : Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Colonel George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
CdrBill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Laura Trevelyan.


Presented By: Laura Trevelyan.

: Masterteam

4/13. Six teams of quiz enthusiasts from around Britain compete for the title of quiz team of the year. Peter Snow
2 in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated New Year's Eve 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Master and Mrs Tucker

The story of the friendship between actor, playwright and composer Noël Coward and children's author E Nesbit. Written bv Roy Apps.
Music by Thomas Spencer Wortley and Mike Sykes
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Writer: Roy Apps
Music By: Thomas Spencer Wortley
Music By: Mike Sykes
Director: Celia de Wolff
Noël Coward: Guy Henry
E Nesbit: Ann Bell
Mrs Coward: Rosemary Leach
Mr Cook: Niall Buggy
Mrs Cook: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Skipper: Michael Jayston
Hotel manager: Ian Masters
Beatrice: Nicola Barber

: The Organ Transplant

British church organs languish unplayed as congregations
Srirink and fashions in music and worship change. But in eastern Europe the few churches that have organs have Ones that are often dilapidated. Miriam O'Reilly follows Uldis Rubezis , church elder and general wheeler-dealer, as he takes the unwanted British organs back to Latvia, where they are lovingly reassembled. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Unknown: Uldis Rubezis
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: 101 Dalmatians

1/5. Dodie Smith's classic Christmas adventure, read by Arma Chancellor . Christmas has come early to the Dearly household. Pongo and Missis have given birth to a large brood of puppies. Mr and Mrs Dearly are delighted - as is their alarming new neighbour Cruella de Vil , who seems to be taking an unhealthy interest in the pups' wellbeing.
Abridged by Chris Dolan. producer Lu Kemp


Read By: Arma Chancellor
Unknown: Cruella de Vil
Abridged By: Chris Dolan.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: A Doll's Life

1/5. Victoria Bess. Victoria Bess is a beautiful wax doll whose adventures take her on a tour of the social classes of Victorian London. Paul Vaughan discovers what five classic stories about dolls reveal about the real childhood worlds of their readers. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Victoria Bess.
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Classic Serial: Greenmantle

1/2. By John Buchan, dramatised by Patricia Hannah.
In 1915 Richard Hannay is sent on a dangerous mission by the War Office to identify and destroy an Islamic leader preparing to wage war against the infidel English.
With Matthew Pidgeon Other parts played by members of the cast Producer/Director Bruce Young The series concludes tomorrow


Unknown: John Buchan
Dramatised By: Patricia Hannah.
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Unknown: Matthew Pidgeon
Director: Bruce Young
Hannay: David Robb
Sandy: James Fleet
Blenkiron: Stuart Milliqan
Hilda: Juliet Aubrey
Von Stumm: Jack Klaff
Peter: Jon Glover
German agent: David Timson
Hussin: Hash ChamcHoun
Guadian: Harry Myers
German mother: Rachel Atkins

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

1/5. The Pure Gold of the Music Hall. Memories of the great Max Miller. Comedian and actor Roy Hudd dips into his vast store of showbiz tales collected in the Lodge Room of the Grand Order of Water Rats. Pianist Roger Davison ; Producer David Blount


Unknown: Max Miller.
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Pianist: Roger Davison
Producer: David Blount

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

7/7. Sandi Toksvig is the special guest in a second show from the Harrogate International Centre. With regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on New Year's Day at 12.04pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Will's shoot goes with a bang.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Paul McCartney brings a guitar to the studio to show how he writes songs. In conversation with John Wilson , he reveals that one of his best-loved tracks has its roots in a fragment Of Bach. Producer John Goudie (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: John Goudie

: David Copperfield

16/20. By Charles Dickens. On a frozen winter night, David meets Mr Peggotty , still searching for any news of Emily. For cast and details see Monday 19 December Producers
Jeremy Mortimer and Mary Peate ; Director Jeremy Mortimer Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Mr Peggotty
Producers: Jeremy Mortimer
Producers: Mary Peate
Director: Jeremy Mortimer Rptd

: Eight Days in July

A re-creation on radio of one of the most extraordinary weeks in Britain's history: when Live 8 rocked the world, as the G8 tried to change it; when London won the Olympics and then came under terrorist attack: and the nation paid tribute to its Second World War veterans. Key voices tell their stories and revisit the highs and lows of those eight days. Producer Hugh Levinson


Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Lady Curzon and a Pineapple

The most desired additions to any Edwardian dinner party were reputed to be Lady Curzon and a pineapple: the former for her wit and charm, the latter for its taste. Ian Peacock celebrates the spiky-headed fruit. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: The Rules of Life

6/8. Food Is Not for Free. Feeding is a very dangerous activity for many animals. If your attention is on eating then it isn't on predators that may be sizing you up for dinner! Aubrey Manning hears spiny lobsters that screech like a violin to scare off predators and joins meerkats as they keep look-outs posted. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight Special

A look at how we spent our money after the Tsunami disaster, with Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

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

6/10. Christmas Eve: half the party continue the festivities at the professor's cottage. Jessica and Jon return to the inn. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Home Truths

Repeated from Christmas Eve at 9am

: News

: Dreaming Alice

1/5. Growing. A series of contemporary takes on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland begins with a story by Kathy Page. Alice's summer is complicated by a holiday with dad and his new partner. Then there's her science homework, and she has a headache. It's enough to make anyone feel dizzy. Read by Susan Jameson. Producer Christine Hall


Story By: Kathy Page.
Read By: Susan Jameson.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

1/5. Written by Jane Glover. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Jane Glover.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Tsunami Testimonies (2/5) For details see yesterday

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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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