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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Guest editors are the winners of the llsteners' editor competition, the Police team 5-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Jones.

: king a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken nsks to stand up for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Centre of Our World

5/5. At the Midlands Greek Cypriot Centre in Birmingham, Carl Chinn hears the stories of Immigrants to Britain's second city.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Carl Chinn
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Nicola Humphries

: Book of the Week: Swindled:from Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee

2/5. The history of food adulteration tells a sinister story about the food and drink we consume. By Bee Wilson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Bee Wilson.

: Daily Service

Led by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O 'Connor. Galatians 5, W15-17; 22-26.


Unknown: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O

: News Review of the Year

Edward Stourton helps make sense of the news stories that shaped 2007.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 30 Dec at 10pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Writing the Century

The Woman's Hour drama. 2/5. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: The Great Game in a Cold Climate:a Tale of Two Cities

Adam Fowler travels to Churchill in northern Canada to discover the benefits of global
Warming for this community on the Hudson Bay. As the Arctic icecap melts, sea routes will open up and mineral deposits will become accessible. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Unknown: Hudson Bay.
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Films for a New India

V2. Hardeep Singh Kohli digs under the skin of Indian independent cinema, whose gritty themes and realism are a refreshing change from escapist Bollywood. Producer David Morley


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: David Morley

: Look Away Now 2007

Garry Richardson remembers the great comedy moments from the world of sport Over the last year. producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 11.30pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Jack: 200 Years up a Beanstalk

Golden eggs and harps that sing, magic beans and compost heaps, all elements of Jack and the Beanstalk. Michael Rosen explores the legacy of one of Britain's classic folk tales. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: To Sing like Bing

2/2. Bing Crosby 's phenomenal musicality made him supreme in popular entertainment for more than 50 years. Alyn Shipton talks to those who knew and worked with him.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies'Detective Agency

1/4. There Is No Such Thing as Free
Food Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective
Agency, is preoccupied, professionally and personally, by the subject of food. Alexander McCall Smith 's dramatisation of his own hugely successful stories set in Botswana.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Festive radio highlights: page 232


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni: Ben Onwukwe
Mma Tsau: Janice Acquah
Phuti: Jude Akuwudihe
Poppy: Ayesha Antoine
Neil: Sam Dale
Charlie: Maynard Ezlashi
Motheleii: Gbemlsola Ikumelo
Mr Potopetsi: Paterson Joseph
Puso: Kedar Williams-Stirling

: Home Planet

New series 1/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners'questions about the environment. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk, or phone: [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Treasure Island

2/5. The Sea Cook. By Robert Louis
Stevenson. Jim meets Long John Silver , but soon discovers there is much more to him than meets the eye. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: John Silver

: The Estuary

2/5 The tide advances across the mud flats of the Wash, forcing the dunlin, knot and curlew nearer to the shore. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

: Great Lives

3/7 Travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon proposes the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.
Producer Miles Wardle Rptd on Friday 4 January at 11pm


Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Unknown: Alfred Russel Wallace.
Producer: Miles Wardle Rptd

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: 15-Minute Musical

6/6 Tony Phileas Blair bets Gordon Brown that he can't solve the world's problems in 15 minutes. For details see Christmas Eve


Unknown: Tony Phileas Blair
Unknown: Gordon Brown

: Miranda Hart's House Party

New series 1/4. Stand-up, sketches and song fronted by the 2006 British Comedy Award nominee, with Sharon Horgan and Kim Wall. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Sharon Horgan
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

The Woolleys have a double celebration.
For cast see Friday 4 January Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang meets Oscar-winning director Ang Lee , whose films include Brokeback Mountain and Lust Caution. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Director: Ang Lee
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Writing the Century

2/5. Ada Reece watches Queen Victoria's funeral while Rudyard Kipling worries about the impact of the Boer War.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Ada Reece
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: Where's the Femur?

Clare English examines the state of medical training in Britain amid fears that the next generation of consultants will have significantly less experience. She hears from junior and senior doctors alike, who claim that massively reduced time in surgery and a disastrous programme of reform are major threats to the future quality of healthcare. Producer Deborah Dudgeon Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Producer: Deborah Dudgeon Rptd

: In Touch

Peter White with information for the blind and partially Sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

New series 1/9. The Voice. Dr Mark Porter looks at treatments for vocal dysfunctions such as laryngeal dystonia and tests a device that helps relax the vocal chords.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm Also see Check Up on Thursday 3 January at 3pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Nine Tailors

7/10. A parrot's unwelcome comments and a bottle of beer in the belfry add to the confusion. By Dorothy L Sayers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.

: Single Files

3/4. Dave. At the Single Files dating agency, elderly and deluded Dave (Peter Marinker ) asks for help - with unexpected consequences. For further cast and details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Peter Marinker

: The Strange Story of Rudolph Dunbar

Wayne Marshall presents a profile of the acclaimed conductor. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Producer: Libby Cross

: Book of the Week: Swindled:from Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee

2/5. By Bee Wilson. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: 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.

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