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: Test Match Special

Sn Lanka v England
J-ommentary on the final day's play in the Third
Test at the International Stadium in Galle from
Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and poshan Abeysinghe. With analysis from Angus raser, Simon Hughes and Russel Arnold.
Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Russel Arnold.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

"ith the Rt Rev Tom Wright. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Tom Wright.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Nearer God's Heart

3/4. Landscape designer Christopher Bradley-Hole talks to Anthony Noel about the minimalist garden. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Talks: Christopher Bradley-Hole
Unknown: Anthony Noel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Open Country

°ethan Bell visits Aviemore to find out how the Scottish ski resort is dealing with the Impact of climate change. Producer Chris Impey Repeated on Thursday 27 December at 1.30pm


Producer: Chris Impey

: Farming Today This Week

torn. Heap reports on the way forward for the countryside after a difficult year of Plague and pestilence. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News 7-48 Thought for the Day Wth Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Saturday Live

Actor John Gordon Sinclair joins Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: John Gordon Sinclair
Unknown: Fi Glover.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures and JOys of travel. Producer Harry Parker Holiday 2008: centre pages


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Laurie's Loose Change

Marking 40 years of the first hole-in-the-wall cash machine, Laurie Taylor wonders if his loose change is safe. Some see plastic as the Mure, while others view cash as dirty and old-fashioned. Taylor meets those on both sides of the cash divide. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Cash for Politics

Nick Robinson examines the tricky relationship between political parties and fundraising and asks why it always seems to lead to Scandal. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Nick Robinson
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie introduces reports from the BBC's foreign correspondents.
RT Direct: From Our Own Correspondent is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute)


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jim Frank Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Now Show

4/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis rummage through the week's knicker drawer of news. With Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin

: News

: Any Questions?

In the final programme of the year. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in East Molesey, Surrey, where the audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Wooden Overcoat

r London, 1951. Benji Cann is a newly acguitted killer who finds refuge at the Asterisk club, but then turns up dead.
Who is the killer and will they be able to get rid of the body without the neighbours noticing? Mark Gatiss adapts Pamela Branch's comic murder mystery. Starring David Tennant.
Festive radio highlights: page 232


Unknown: Benji Cann
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: David Tennant.
Peter: David Tennant
Fan: Julia Davis
Rex: David Benson
Beesum: Alan David
ColOuincey: Graham Crowden
Producer: Kate McAii
Creaker: David Ryall
Flush: John Castle
Benji: Tom Allen
Mrs Barratt: Barbara Kirby
Lilli: Katherine Jakeways

: Comparing Notes

Choral conductors Simon Halsey and Harry Christophers discuss how their interpretations of Handel's Messiah differ and reveal how they prepare to conduct this most popular of oratorios. Repeated from Tuesday


Conductors: Simon Halsey
Conductors: Harry Christophers

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Highlights of the week on Woman's Hour
Presented by Jane Garvey. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour:
Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP £20.00) incl p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop, [address removed]


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.


7/7. Eddie Mair presents an interactive debate programme, shaped by listeners, emailers and bloggers. Editor Rupert Allman Contact via www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm or email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran gets into the Christmas spirit with his guests Ben Schott , Richard Ingrams , Ray Gelato 's jumping jive showband, and spoof radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and his hospital radio roadshow. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Peter Curran
Unknown: Ben Schott
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ray Gelato
Unknown: Ivan Brackenbury
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: From Fact to Fiction

7/8. Jeremy Hardy creates a fictional response to a story in this week's news.
Producer Colin Guthrie Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Colin Guthrie

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Virtuoso

Peggy Reynolds surveys the history of the virtuoso performer from Paganini to Prince, from Rubinstein to Robert Johnson. She examines the virtuosi who push the limits of their art to extremes and asks what it takes to reach such heights. With Norman Lebrecht and Richard Witts. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Robert Johnson.
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Unknown: Richard Witts.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

6/6. The revolutionary events that brought Yuri and Lara together are finally pulling them apart. But there is one more meeting to come. By Boris Pasternak.


Unknown: Boris Pasternak.
Narrator: Ian McDiarmld
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Komarovsky: Henry Goodman
Pasha: Don Gllet
Misha: Carl Prekopp
Repeated: From Sunday
Yevgraf: Stuart McQuarrie
Vassya: Alex Lanlpekun
Markel: John Dougall
Marina: Anna Bengo
Lena: Joannah Tlncey
Katya: Skye Bennett

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Clive Anderson and key figures involved in youth justice discuss concerns that the system is in crisis, with record numbers of children being brought to court, some for trivial Offences. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Brain of Britain

Peter Snow chairs the third quarter-final of the general knowledge contest. Rptd from Monday

: The Poetry of History

4/4. Death of King George V. Jonathan Bate examines Betjeman's poem with the help of the poet's daughter, Candida Lycett Green. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Candida Lycett Green.

: Addiction

3/5. The Eyes of the Soul. After a saleswoman knocks on her door, Jeanette's view of the world is changed for ever. Michel Faber 's story is read by Jackie Morrison. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Michel Faber
Read By: Jackie Morrison.
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

An Oak Tree

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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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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