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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Meeting people who are growing their own house. With Claire Phillips.


Unknown: Claire Phillips.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. His guests today include photographer Nick Danziger. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Nick Danziger.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

1/5. The adventures of author Tim Cahill , who in the 1980s sped from Argentina to Alaska in a truck because he wanted to break records. Today he sets off from the edge of the world with the very intense Garry, who chooses to drive first. Read by Stuart Milligan. Abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Road fever by Tim Cahill is available for £7.99, including P&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Tim Cahill
Read By: Stuart Milligan.
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull
Unknown: Tim Cahill

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Light of the World (Hughes). 1 John 1, vv5-10. Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet (Grant and Smith). Angels from the Realms of Glory (Iris). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray looks at the role of women, both real and fictional, in the space-time continuum. Producer Andrea Kidd What Jenni Murray is watching: page 39


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Andrea Kidd
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

The indomitable pensioners Irene and Vera return for another series. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: A Debt to Society

1/2. Courts in England and Wales sentence offenders to more than eight million hours of community service, or unpaid work, every year. Yet the public still sees this alternative to prison as a soft option and no deterrent to crime. Nick Baker finds out who gets selected for this kind of punishment. He joins some of them as they serve their sentences (clearing overgrown parks), and discovers how their lives have changed. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Ring around the Bath

New series 1/6. Love in a Cottage. Stella's looking forward to early retirement, but her grown-up children refuse to leave home. Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson 's sitcom about a topsy-turvy family returns for a third series, in which daughter Alison has gone to live with her boyfriend - thus making it one down, three to go. Stella and Patrick are thinking of retiring and give weekending in the country a go. But what aoes on back home while they're away?
Producer/Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lucy Clare
Unknown: Ian Davidson
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Stella: Penny Downie
Patrick: Duncan Preston
Alison: Claudle Blakley
Rick: Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe: Catherine Shepherd
Egg: Danlela Denby-Ashe

: You and Yours

Liz Barclay is joined by The Independent travel writer, Simon Calder to discuss the future of air travel.
Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: The World at One

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Masterteam

5/13. This week's teams in the nationwide general knowledge quiz are from Belfast and Leeds. Peter Snow is in the Chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Abel's Law

In 1875, Abel Ryder. a prosperous Oxfordshire shopkeeper, broke the law and refused to have his child vaccinated against smallpox. His stand led to his arrest and trial, and a public uproar that helped change the compulsory vaccination law. A true story told by Hugh Costello. and Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Abel Ryder.
Told By: Hugh Costello.
Director: Jeremy Howe
Magistrate: James Laurenson
Abel Ryder: Mark Meadows
Sophia Ryder: Kate Byers
Adelaide Ryder: Femke Witney
Daniel Burnham: David Leonard
Dr Howard: Carl Prekopp
Margery Smithson: Hayley Doherty
Delane: David Collins
Bicester townspeople: Kim Hicks,
Bicester townspeople: Chris Garner
Bicester townspeople: Amy Clifton

: In Search of Mornington Crescent

Andrew Marr and the I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue team try to uncover the history and rules of this most popular and mysterious of British games. Repeated from Christmas Eve

: The Adventures of Dougal

1/5. In a tribute to Eric Thompson , the voice behind the iconic TV series The Magic Roundabout, actresses Phyllida Law (his widow) and Sophie Thompson (his daughter) read a selection of his witty tales, abridged by Richard Hamilton. In the first, Brian spearheads an ambitious plan to rebuild Dougal's house, and an evening of magical trickery at Zebedee's leads to an unexpected disappearance. Read by Sophie Thompson. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Eric Thompson
Unknown: Phyllida Law
Unknown: Sophie Thompson
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: Sophie Thompson.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Redesigning the Human Body

1/5. A Spare Pair of Arms, and Eyes in the Back of My Head In a series that looks at how the body might work if we had a go at remaking ourselves, Len Fisher picks up some tips from the animal kingdom. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Len Fisher
Producer: Monise Durrani

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place Of faith in today's world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

New series 1/11. Nicholas Parsons invites Paul Merton ,
Gyles Brandreth , Sue Perkins and Graham Norton to start the new year without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
RT DIRECT: Just a Minute Best of 2005 (BBC Audiobooks) is available for £12.99 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call 0[number removed] (national rate) quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Bert gets lyrical.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Stephen Poliakoff , writer of The Lost Prince, who has created two new dramas for BBC1, focusing on life in Britain in the past 20 years. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

1/5. They're back. Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star as grandmothers Irene and Vera. Determined to escape the aftermath of their respective Christmasses from hell, first Vera nabs a package deal to Ibiza, then Irene sets out to rescue her friend when she falls prey to the charms of Gaston the seductive Gascon. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.
Irene Prunella Scales
Vera Patricia Routledge
Producer Claudine Toutoungi Repeated from 10.45am
RT DIRECT: Ladies of Letters Go Global is available on cassette or CD for just E7.99 including p&p. To order, call free on [number removed] and quote order code RT39.
Andy Janerson and the letters of ladies: page 117


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Havman.
Unknown: Irene Prunella Scales
Unknown: Vera Patricia Routledge
Producer: Claudine Toutoungi
Unknown: Andy Janerson

: The Greenspan Years

Howard Davies , former deputy governor of the Bank of England and former chairman of the UK's Financial
Services Authority, looks at the impact and legacy of Alan Greenspan , the chairman of the Federal Reserve who retires this month. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Howard Davies
Unknown: Alan Greenspan
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: Taxi!

A night in the life of a taxi - as told through its driver and the passengers that ride within it, and recorded entirely inside a cab. Producer Paul Kobrak


Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Rules of Life

7/8. The Twilight Years. Ageing and death come to us all. Aubrey Manning looks at what dictates the length of an animal's life; whether a long life brings respect and wisdom in the wild, and why poor old male antechinuses from
Australia literally die from too much sex. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Constitutional

1/5. The Year's Midnight. Her enjoyable swim at the pool is interrupted by a wailing child. Where is mother? The first in a series of short stories by Helen Simpson , abridged by Katrin Williams , that reflect on themes of hardship with an ironic and comic eye. Read by Niamh Cusack. Producer Duncan Minshull
RT DIRECT: Constitutional by Helen Simpson is available for E13.99 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Stories By: Helen Simpson
Abridged By: Katrin Williams
Read By: Niamh Cusack.
Producer: Duncan Minshull
Unknown: Helen Simpson

: Home Truths

Repeated from New Year's Eve at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

1/5. By Tim Cahill. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Cahill.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

His Daughter By Meryl Trussler from the UK. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Meryl Trussler

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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.

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