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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Tom Wright.


Unknown: Tom Wright.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock samples traditional English ales.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton. Guest editor Damon Albarn.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Damon Albarn.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg discusses the Nicene Creed and the forging of Christianity with Martin palmer, Caroline Humfress and Andrew Louth.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Martin Palmer
Guest: Caroline Humfress
Guest: Andrew Louth
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Lord, You Were Rich Beyond All Splendour (Bergers). 1 John 4,
W7-12. The Marvellous Birth (Chilcott). God Is Love: His the Care (Theodoric, arr Hoist).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week:The King's Glass

4/5. As the religious climate begins to alter, Henry VIII commemorates his wives in art, and the stained glass at King's College Chapel provides a history of the period. For details see Christmas Eve Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henry Viii

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 MR James at Christmas 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm.


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

8/10. Reports from around the world offering an in-depth examination of the major international stories. Editor Maria Balinska


Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Appalling Mr Dali

Malcolm McLaren salutes the outrageous, egocentric populariser of surrealism,
Salvador Dali. He travels to Dali's house and Theatre Museum in Spain on the trail of the artist who was the first to embrace publicity and mass media. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Malcolm McLaren
Unknown: Salvador Dali.
Producer: Susan Marling

: You and Yours

John Waite revisits Face the Facts reports from the past year to discover how compensation claims from British patients against a US drugs giant have been dismissed. Plus reaction from interpreters Who have worked for the British in Iraq.


Unknown: John Waite

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 22 December at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Puddle

Sam, a successful advertising agent, has mislaid the woman he loves. Peter Souter's feel-good comedy about a man feeling bad.


Writer: Peter Souter
Producer: Gordon House
Sam: Rory Kinnear
Gemma: Tamsin Greig
Fats: Nicky Henson
VO/Bella: Laura Molyneux
Charlotte: Joannah Tincey
Aaron/Noodle: Kerry Shale

: Check Up

Barbara Myers and her guest, paediatric dietician Paul Sacher , take questions on childhood obesity from parents and children. Producer Beth Eastwood
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm or email via the website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Paul Sacher
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 23 December at 7.55am: Repeated tomorrow at 11.55pm

: Cribbins at Christmas

3/4. The Happy Prince. A love-sick swallow and a once-golden statue form a heart-breaking, emotional bond. Oscar Wilde 's short story is read by Bernard Cribbins. For details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.

: The Birth of the Big Orange

The history of the arrival and survival of the navel orange in the United States and how it transformed the citrus industry in southern California. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 23 December at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper invites a panel of scientists to answer a selection of listeners' questions.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 - This is Your Life

An irreverent romp through Radio 4's broadcasting history, hosted by Stephen Fry and Matt Lucas. With writers from Dead
Ringers, The News Quiz and The Now Show, and guests, including Sue Perkins ,
Michael Fenton Stevens , Dave Lamb and Richie Webb. producer Julia McKenzie


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Matt Lucas.
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

Shula lends some sisterly support.
For cast see Friday 4 January Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on how some of the year's most successful sculpture has been found in the open air, and meets artists, including Antony Gormley , Anthony Caro and Andy Goldsworthy. Producer Robyn Read Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Antony Gormley
Unknown: Anthony Caro
Unknown: Andy Goldsworthy.

: M.R. James at Christmas: 4/5: The Rose Garden

When a couple remove an ancient post from their back garden, it opens a doorway to the turbulent past.
For details see Christmas Eve.
Repeated from 10.45am.


Written By: M.R. James
M.R. James: Derek Jacobi
George: Anton Lesser
Mary: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Wilkins: Susan Jameson
Jim: Ben Crowe
Judge Nashe: Simon Treves

: The Cannabis Trade

2/2. Amid mounting concerns about the effects of cannabis on teenagers, Winifred Robinson examines the supply of the drug among the young. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: In Business

2/9. Men in White. Is bigger always better in commercial research and development? Peter Day visits the giant laboratories of General Electric and Philips in New York and Eindhoven, respectively. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday 30 December at 9.30pm
Padcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/ inbusiness/inbusiness.shtml


Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Switching Point

2/2. The Epigenetic Legacy. Until recently, the patterns of epigenetic marks on our DNA were thought to be fixed - but it's now been discovered they can change during people's lifetimes, and that some of those changes play a role in disease, particularly cancer. Edi Stark discovers how understanding epigenetic genes could revolutionise medicine. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and comment, presented by Paul Moss.


Presented By: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: The Nine Tailors

4/10. Lord Peter goes fishing for clues in a well and finds the rantings of dim-witted Potty Peake more revealing than most.
By Dorothy L Sayers. For details see Christmas Eve


Unknown: Potty Peake
Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

3/4. Dating Again. Jo takes an acidic look at speed-dating and arranged marriages. Starring Jo Caulfield , with Simon Greenall , Moray Hunter and Marian Pashley. Written by Jo Caulf ield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: Marian Pashley.
Written By: Jo Caulf
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: Neil Mossey

: Jay-Z: from Booklyn to theBoardroom

Financial expert Alvin Hall looks at the rags-to-riches story of rap star Jay-Z who escaped the Brooklyn ghetto to acquire an empire worth$320 million. He looks at how Jay-Z built his personal fortune from scratch and how big-name American brands are now hiring his business savvy to help them too. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week

:The King's Glass 4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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