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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven John Holdsworth.


Unknown: John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today ...

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: The Long View

4/4. Jonathan Freedland presents the history series that finds the past behind the present and explores a moment in history that throws light on a contemporary debate. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: The Fortune Hunters

1/5. There are approximately £15 billion of unclaimed assets in the UK. This series investigates if and how these funds are reunited with their rightful owners. Max Flint looks at what happens when a person dies without making a will. He talks to a woman who learned that her father, whom she had not seen in more than 20 years had died just a few miles away from where she lived, leaving her first in line to inherit his estate.


Presenter: Max Flint
Producer: Cat Whiteaway

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Malachi 3, vv1-5. To This
Temple (Bairstow). Purify My Heart (Doerksen).


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week: Nella Last's Peace

2/5. January 1946. The first new year of peacetime looks set to bring more changes and uncertainty. Nella sadly says goodbye to some of the Polish airmen she has come to know through her wartime work. Closer to home, the breakdown of a friend's marriage gives Nella cause to consider her own marital state of affairs. Read by Imelda Staunton. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Nella Last
Reader: Imelda Staunton

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 A Small Town Murder 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at Mspm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

40/40 Last of the live reports tracking extraordinary animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presenter: Philippa Forrester
Presenter: Brett Westwood
Editor: Julian Hector

: I Was Douglas Adams's Flatmate

3/4. In a series of personal perspectives on certain artists, Jon Canter remembers sharing a flat with Douglas Adams , before and after writing The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Canter recalls Adams as being a fiercely loyal, manic obsessive, loveable giant of a friend.
Featuring contributions from other flatmates and Douglas's friend Professor Richard Dawkins. Presented by Andrew McGibbon. producers Nick Romero and Jonathan Ruffle


Artists: Jon Canter
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Professor Richard Dawkins.
Presented By: Andrew McGibbon.
Producers: Nick Romero
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Call You and Yours

Consumer issues with Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Puccini: Touched by the Little Fingerof the Almighty

In the 150th anniversary year of Giacomo
Puccini's birth, James Naughtie re-evaluates the composer of Madama Butterfly, Tosca and La Bohème. Despite the love of audiences all over the world, the opinions of academics and critics like Joseph Kerman who famously called Tosca "that shabby little shocker", have muddied his reputation. Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Joseph Kerman
Producer: Johannah Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: How to Be anInternee with No Previous Experience

In 1944, PG Wodehouse was questioned by M15 after broadcasting to America from a German internment camp. One of the interrogators was up-and-coming journalist Malcolm Muggeridge , the other was Major
EJP Cussen , who later became a High Court judge. The stakes were high: one of Britain's best-loved authors was facing the possibility of the death penalty. By Colin Shindier.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Ejp Cussen
Unknown: Colin Shindier.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
PG Wodehouse: Tim McLnnerny
Muggeridge: Alex Jennings
Cussen: Anton Lesser
Connor: Stephen Critchlow
Flannery: Gunnar Cauthery

: Making History

12/14. Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about Britain's past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed]Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Tapertime

2/5. A Question of Light As a young lad, the narrator had to leave Sweden for the sunshine of Australia. But certain people and deep-rooted rituals pull him back to the land of the dark. Justin Cartwright 's story is read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For details see yesterday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Blind Man Seeks Work

2/5. Cricketer. Former England cricket
captain David Gower gives Peter White a batting masterclass to improve his technique. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Captain David Gower
Unknown: Peter White

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Michael Rosen discovers why so many people find it hard to learn a second language. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Great Lives: Billy Marsh

2/9. Michael Grade and William G Stewart champion the life of theatrical agent Billy Marsh, the man who turned Morecambe and Wise, Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth into household names. Matthew Parris presides. Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: William G Stewart
Unknown: Billy Marsh
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

1/4. Another chance to hear highlights from the sketch series. Producer Colin Anderson


Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Jennifer plays a misguided Cupid.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Garrison Keillor , who is about to publish Liberty, a new novel set in his fictional small town Lake Wobegon. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: A Small Town Murder

2/5. Jacquie becomes convinced that Professor Hines's family know more about his murder than they're ready to admit. By Scott Cherry. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Scott Cherry.

: Reckless beyond Reason

With concern about the increase in the number of young people who drink heavily, Winifred Robinson investigates work being done to help them. The programme is linked to a series Of Today reports. Producer Sue Mitchell Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Mitchell Rptd

: In Touch

With Peter White.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

7/8. Could magnetic stimulation of the brain replace ECT as a treatment for major depressive illnesses? Instead of electricity, the therapy stimulates the brain using magnetic fields and hopefully has less impact on short-term memory. Claudia Hammond visits
Cardiff's Whitchurch Hospital where trials for magnetic seizure therapy (MST) are being held. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Christmas Carol

2/10. Ebeneezer Scrooge has an unexpected encounter. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ebeneezer Scrooge

: Sarah Millican: Keep Your Chins Up

Winner of Best Newcomer in the lf.com Awards at Edinburgh, Sarah Millican debuts in her comedy radio show. She introduces us to Jean, who is supposed to be a relationship counsellor, "but that just encourages living in sin". Starring Sarah Millican with Simon Greenall , Emma Fryer and Ingrid Oliver. Producer JaneBerthoud


Unknown: Sarah Millican
Unknown: Sarah Millican
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Emma Fryer
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver.

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Nella Last's Peace

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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