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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England The second day's play in the First Test. For commentators see yesterday
The Archers omnibus edition follows at 12.15pm

: Bells on Sunday

From St Anne's Church in Limehouse. London.

: Power and the Web


: News Summary

: Something Understood

Better to Light a Candle. Rabbi Julia Neuberger explores the symbolism of candles. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

9/9. Elinor Goodman discovers various methods of cider-making. producer Baljit sidhu


Unknown: Elinor Goodman

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, appeals on behalf or his church's social work. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online www.[address removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. James MacMillan's liturgical music features intnis service for the first Sunday of Advent from St Columba's RC Church, Glasgow. Led by Fr Brendan Slevin. producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Fr Brendan Slevin.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon Podcast available for download at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Received with Thanks

For more than 80 years listeners have supported the Christmas Appeal for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, which gives homeless people tooa, shelter and guidance. Libby Purves hears from those who benefited in the past year. Repeated at 5.40pm and on Thursday at 3.45pm For details of how to make a donation see Radio 4 Christmas Appeal at 7.55am; Producer Sally Flatman Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £8.99 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed] or visit www.bbcsnop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Cellist Steven Isserlis talks to Kirsty Young. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. This week's guest panellist is Jeremy Hardy. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
. F only The Food Programme
Sheila Dillon hosts the eighth Food and Farming Awards, with guest presenters Rick Stein and Paul Rankin. Producer Dan Saladino
1.00 The World This Weekend
With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presenters: Rick Stein
Presenters: Paul Rankin.
Producer: Dan Saladino
Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Second Time Around

insight into the lives of grandparents raising their grandchildren because of their sons' or daughters' addiction problems.
Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw answer questions from gardeners in Somerset. And, in a new feature on gardening fundamentals, Bob, Anne and Pippa Greenwood explain why site planning and preparation are so important. With Peter Gibbs. At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 40


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Highland Hip

5/5. Piper Dougie Pincock, from Plockton, talks to Sally Magnusson about his unique Style on the bagpipes. Producer Claire White


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Claire White

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

4/6. 1917. Yuri and his family have fled
Moscow, arriving in the Urals to find the civil war raging there. In charge of the nearest town is the Bolshevik general, Strelnikov.
And that's where Lara is. Boris Pasternak 's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Other parts played by Gerard McDermott , Joseph Alessi , Helen Schleslnger Simon Treves, John Dougall , Skye
Bennett. Darrell D'Silva. Lloyd Thomas and Gregq Sulkln Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd on Sat at 9pm


Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.
Played By: Gerard McDermott
Played By: Joseph Alessi
Unknown: John Dougall
Unknown: Darrell D'Silva.
Unknown: Lloyd Thomas
Unknown: Gregq Sulkln
Narrator: Ian McDiarmid
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Tonya: Clare Corbett
Alexander: Alan David
Strelnikov: Don Gilet
Yevgraf: Stuart McQuarrie
Mikulitsin: Trevor Cooper
Antipov: Peter Marinker

: Bookclub

Booker-prize winner Thomas Keneally discusses his novel, Schindler's Ark, with an audience of his readers. Hosted by James Naughtie. Producer DymphnaFlynn Rptd on Thu at 4pm January's Bookclub: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold


Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphnaflynn Rptd
Unknown: Alice Sebold

: The Poetry of History

2/4. Jonathan Bate talks to Linton Kwesi
Johnson whose poem Di Great Insohreckshan is an account of the civil unrest that spilt on to the streets of south London in April 1981. Producer Tom Albarn Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Talks: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Linton Kwesi
Unknown: Di Great Insohreckshan
Producer: Tom Albarn

: From Calvary to Lambeth

Michael Buerk interviews Archbishop
Desmond Tutu in Cape Town. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Desmond Tutu

: Received with Thanks

Rptd from 9.45am

: Pick of the Week

With Peggy Reynolds. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than Spa minute); Fax: [number removed] Email: potw<Sbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The professor makes himself at home. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 35

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood presents an edition devoted to science, including the best science books of the year. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Movie Matinees

3/5. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L Frank Baum. The series of literary sources for iconic movie moments continues with Lorelei King reading the passage where a cyclone sets Dorothy and Toto down in the land Of the Munchkins. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Frank Baum.
Unknown: Lorelei King
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

11/11. Roger Bolton with listeners' comments on BBC radio. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

6/8. Let the People Decide? Quentin Peel asks if plebiscites enable the voice of the people to be heard unequivocally. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Quentin Peel

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead. 10/45 Power and the Web 2/2.
Matthew d'Ancona explores the internet's potential to change society.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Power and the Web is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: With Great Pleasure

Carmen Callil selects some of her favourite pieces of writing. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Carmen Callil
Producer: Christine Hall

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: News

: World Today

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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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