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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary continues on the fifth and final day of the First Test at Ahmedabad.
For commentators and further details see Saturday at 5.30am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Ven John Holdsworth.


Unknown: John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock presents a round-up of rural issues. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include Tim Kirby, who talks about the 400th anniversary of the architect Palladio, and astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discusses poetry inspired by space. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Tim Kirby
Guest: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Nella Last's Peace: the Postwar Diaries of Housewife 49

1/5. In 1939 Nella Last began a diary that she was to keep for nearly 30 years. She was a volunteer with the Mass Observation Archive that aimed to record the details of the everyday lives of ordinary people. Autumn 1945: Nella is looking forward to having her sons home for Christmas. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Imelda Staunton. Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: To order Nella's Last Peace for £8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&P, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Author: Nella Last
Abridged by: Doreen Estall
Reader: Imelda Staunton
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

From St Germans Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins. God of Freedom
God of Justice (Westminster Abbey). Isaiah
11, wl-9. The Kingdom of God Is Justice and Joy (Tetherdown). God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson).


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary continues on the fifth and final day of the First Test at Ahmedabad.
For commentators and further details see Saturday at 5.30am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 A Small Town Murder 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Young Governors Take Control

2/2. Clare English considers the impact of Westminster politics on prison governors who manage the mentally ill, drug-addicted or juvenile offenders who make up a large percentage of the prison population. Producer Deborah Dudgeon


Producer: Deborah Dudgeon

: Spending My Inheritance

5/6. Saga Louts. When Brian's parents offer to take him and his family on holiday, he can hardly say no. But maybe he should have? Clive Coleman 's comedy about a cash-strapped son watching his parents fritter away his legacy.
Producer/Director Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Director: Sam Hoyle
Harry: Kris Marshall
Jo: Raquel Cassidy
Brian: Kenneth Cranham
Liz: Judy Parfitt
Jess: Antonia Thomas
Ron: Stephen Crltchlow
Linda: Janice Acquah
Aristos: Chris Pavlo

: You and Yours

With Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

12/17. The final heat of the general knowledge quiz, chaired by Robert Robinson , with four more contestants from Scotland and the north of England.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Wodehouse in Hollywood

In 1929 MGM thrust $104,000 in PG Wodehouse's hand and shipped him out to Hollywood - in return for nothing. The stories that Wodehouse created out of his experience there were his satirical riposte to those who had made a dishonest man of him. Comedy by Tony Staveacre, combining Wodehouse's writings with fictional scenes.


Writer: Tony Staveacre
Director: Stefan Escreet
PG Wodehouse: Tim McInnerny
Ethel Wodehouse: Fenella Woolgar
Dorothy: Fiona Clarke
Sam Marx: Rowe David McClelland
Clarence: Declan Wilson
Thalberg/Bobby: Paul Ryder

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Editor Stephen Chilcott
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Tapertime

1/5. One Cretan Evening. Tapertime is an Edwardian word meaning dusk. Victoria Hislop 's story is the first of five tales that take place just as the light fades. A well-heeled gent arrives at the village as sun sets. He has a key and is on a family mission. Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Victoria Hislop
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Blind Man Seeks Work

1/5. Vet. Peter White looks at some of the jobs he was told he could not do because he was blind. TV vet Emma Milne joins him to explore how much of her job could be done without sight. He finds himself with his arm up to his elbow inside a cow's rectum and is amazed to be able to feel the foot of an unborn Calf. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Emma Milne
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

2/13. Ernie Rea and guests discuss the place of faith in today's world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth Christmas Special

David Mitchell hosts a festive edition of the panel game in which four comedians, including Graeme Garden and Jack Dee , are encouraged to tell lies, competing against one another to see how many items of truth they can smuggle past their opponents. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jack Dee
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Will's festive cheer stops short.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a selection of the best recent crime fiction. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Small Town Murder

1/5. Family liaison officer Jacqui Hartwell solves cases by winning the trust of those caught up in the nightmare of murder. Her services are soon required when it becomes apparent that the death of Shakespearean scholar Professor Leonard Hines was no accident. By Scott Cherry.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jacqui Hartwell
Unknown: Leonard Hines
Unknown: Scott Cherry.
Producer: Clive Brill
Jackie: Meera Syal
Ellen: Barbara Flynn
Dl Long: Maureen Beattle
Neil: David Horovltch
Heather: Kellie Shirley
Max: Jo Kloska

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

3/4. The League of Nations. Michael Portillo re-examines the reputation of the League of Nations with the help of a former UN ambassador and historians. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Tom Alban

: Crossing Continents

5/9. Australia's Northern Territory. Lorena Allam examines the Australian government's decision to run a state-funded intervention in the Northern Territories. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Lorena Allam

: Science Friction

New series 1/3. Sue Nelson chairs a lively debate on whether genetically modified crops are the answer to feeding a hungry world. Producer Fiona Roberts


Producer: Fiona Roberts

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: A Christmas Carol

1/10. David Jason reads Charles Dickens 's ghost story about the businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his unfortunate clerk Bob Cratchit.
Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis.
RT DIRECT: To order A Christmas Carol for £6.64 (RRP £6.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Radio features: pages 120-121


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Ebenezer Scrooge
Unknown: Bob Cratchit.
Produced By: Chris Wallis.

: Word of Mouth

3/8. Michael Rosen presents the series about words and language. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Nella Last's Peace

1/5. By Nella Last. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nella Last.

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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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