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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Tom Wright.


Unknown: Tom Wright.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock discovers why some Welsh rarmers are giving up lamb in favour of mutton. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 23 December at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: TheKing's Glass

5'5. By Carola Hick. At the time of Henry VIII 's death, the windows of the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, are still unfinished. For details see Christmas Eve Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Carola Hick.
Unknown: Henry Viii

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 MR James at Christmas 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm.


Presented By: Jane Garvey

: Dancing round the Mediterranean

I Armed with his dancing shoes,
Steve Carver joins a cruise ship as a - "gentleman host". With four others, he takes up the offer of a complimentary 28-day voyage on the Boudicca, in exchange for ensuring that the many single female Passengers never feel like wallflowers ih the ballroom. Producer Lucy Lunt restive radio highlights: page 232 Cruise the magical Med: page 76


Unknown: Steve Carver
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

New series 1/6. Late Review. Arthur is invited on to a book review show but loses the book. A massive hunt and a couple of glasses of wine in the green room later, Arthur reviews the book in his own inimitable fashion. Written and performed by Steve Delaney. With Sue Perkins, Alastair Kerr and Dave Mounfield. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard festive radio highlights: page 232


Unknown: Steve Delaney.
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: Dave Mounfield.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Message

4/6. Jenni Murray and her guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sun 30 Dec at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Warning to the Furious

A feminist film-maker and her crew visit the Suffolk coast to make a documentary about MR James to discover how an outwardly respectable bachelor could produce such disturbing horrors. By Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Fiona McAlpine


Unknown: Mr James
Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Karen: Lucy Robinson
Zara: Catherine Shepherd
Guy: Carl Prekopp
Bob: Gerard McDermott
Bookshop man: Andrew Wincott

: Ramblings

Another chance to hear Clare Balding 's
100th edition of the programme, which she celebrated by taking her favourite walk near her family home in Hampshire, reminiscing about walks past and the people she has met along the way. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Cribbins at Christmas

4/4. Mr Bromley 's Folly. A canine lapse in concentration causes chaos during the making of an early moving picture. Roy Apps 's story is read by Bernard Cribbins. For details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Mr Bromley
Unknown: Roy Apps
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.

: The Page Turners

An insight into the lives of professional page-turners - the musician's aides whose job seems deceptively simple but on whom a live performance can hinge, producer simonHoiiis

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, looking back at the deaths of significant people in 2007. Producers Jane Thurlow and Erin Riley
Repeated on Sunday 30 December at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producers: Jane Thurlow
Producers: Erin Riley

: The Film Programme

Celebrating the work of the film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has worked with Martin Scorsese since Raging Bull in 1980. In conversation with Francine Stock, she talks about her marriage to the great director Michael Powell and working with Scorsese.


Guest: Thelma Schoonmaker
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and comment, with Eddie Mair.

: 15-Minute Musical

4/6. When You Wish upon a Car
A tornado dumps Jeremy Clarkson under the rainbow in the car-free and pedestrian-friendly Land of Oz. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson

: The Now Show

5/6. 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.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The Best of The Now Show CD for E5.99 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) or visit www. bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


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

: The Archers

Kenton goes on the defensive.
Written by Keri Davies ; Director Jenny Stephens ;
Editor Vanessa Whitburn For cast see Friday 4 January ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Jenny Stephens
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson meets the architect Norman Foster. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Norman Foster.
Producer: Sally Spurring

: M.R. James at Christmas: 5/5: Number 13

Dr Anderson's obsessive interest in why the hotel he's staying at doesn't include a number 13 puts him in terrible danger.
For details see Christmas Eve.


Written By: M.R. James
M.R. James: Derek Jacobi
Dr Anderson: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Herr Lund: Jan de Lukowicz
Herr Scavenius: Simon Treves
The Voice: Ben Onwukwe

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

Stephen Sackur identifies the issues likely to dominate the headlines in 2008. With BBC correspondents Justin Webb , Lyse Doucet , James Robbins and Evan Davis.
Producer John Murphy Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Lyse Doucet
Unknown: James Robbins
Unknown: Evan Davis.
Producer: John Murphy

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook
Repeated on Sunday 30 December at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Twenty Cigarettes

Marcy Kahan 's comic play follows life-long smoker Oscar listing the 20 most significant cigarettes of his life in an attempt to give up.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Director: Sally Avens
Oscar: Anton Lesser
DrRoth: Margaret Robertson
Milo: Stephen Mangan
Young Oscar: Rory James
Young Milo: Pax Baldwin
Lisa/Michelle: Sarah Hadland
Oscar's father: Ewan Bailey
Jason: Gyurl Sarossy
Suki: Alison Pettitt

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Nine Tailors

5/10. Lord Peter discovers a vital clue. By
Dorothy L Sayers. For details see Christmas Eve


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.

: UK Confidential

Martha Kearney reviews the newly released government papers of 1977. With contributions from Lord Owen, Baroness Shirley Williams, Michael Foot and historian Tony Howard. Rptd on Sun 30 Dec at 5pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Tony Howard
Producer: Emily Williams

: Water Song

Wildlife-sound recordist Chris Watson explores the sounds of water - from dripping stalactites to ocean waves. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 23 December at 7.55am

: News

: Book of the Week

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

: The Interview

: News

: Wildfire

: Close Up


: News

: Outlook

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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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