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Jonathan Dimbleby and guests
Liberal Democrat spokesman Don Foster , Lord Hattersley, shadow
Health Secretary John Maples and writer Melba Wilson debate issues raised in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Don Foster
Unknown:
John Maples
Unknown:
Melba Wilson

By John van Druten.
Bewitched and bewildered, Anthony Henderson wanders into the Christmas cauldron of a Knightsbridge witches' coven just when Gillian Holroyd decides that she wants a new man in her life. with Michael N Harbour. Twiglet, Midge and Bonaparte. Music by Mia Soteriou. Clarinet Merlin Shepherd. Violin Brent Snell
Adapted and directed by Ned Chaillet Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
John van Druten.
Unknown:
Anthony Henderson
Unknown:
Gillian Holroyd
Unknown:
Michael N Harbour.
Music By:
Mia Soteriou.
Violin:
Brent Snell
Directed By:
Ned Chaillet
Gillian Holroyd:
Beatie Edney
Anthony Henderson:
Stephen Moore
Miss Holroyd:
Ann Beach
Nicholas Holroyd:
Nicholas Boulton

A six-part series in which Bill Bryson delves into the history of Britain to reveal how English became the language it is.
2: From "The Wife of Bath" to "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
A look at the way in which English was honed to perfection and then shipped out to the colonies. Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Bryson

Regional Variations (2)

Kaleidoscope Feature

BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

Nick Drake - Unsung

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

John Wilson explores the life and controversial death of singer-songwriter Nick Drake. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Maconie
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Kirby
Interviewed Guest:
Gabrielle Drake

The last episode of Steve Chambers 's four-part series set in Victoria
Station, Bridgford, a century ago. Silent Night Train
Wednesday 18 December 1896 - a day notable for a rescued promise and a hopeful delivery. with Pauline Letts. Tom Bevan , Becky Hindley , Robert Harper. Keith Drinkel. Alex Lowe. Mary Roscoe , Adjoa Andoh , Shirley Dixon , Joanna Monro. Peter Gunn and Stephen Thorne Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Chambers
Unknown:
Pauline Letts.
Unknown:
Tom Bevan
Unknown:
Becky Hindley
Unknown:
Robert Harper.
Unknown:
Keith Drinkel.
Unknown:
Alex Lowe.
Unknown:
Mary Roscoe
Unknown:
Adjoa Andoh
Unknown:
Shirley Dixon
Unknown:
Joanna Monro.
Unknown:
Peter Gunn
Unknown:
Stephen Thorne
Director:
Marion Nancarrow
Braddock:
Sean Baker
Tidmarsh:
Christopher Scott
Cripps:
Gavin Muir
Fred Roberts:
John Hartley
Josie Braddock:
Colleen Prendergast
Jackson:
Chris Pavlo

By Ben Travers , adapted by Martyn Read.
The Stoatts have invited family and friends to Cobblers for Christmas.
A visit from a formidable local landlady and the presence of some touring theatricals in the town threaten to make the festivities into something that no one will ever forget. with Alex Jennings , Elizabeth Spriggs. Jill Graham , Teresa Gallagher , Jillie Meers , Christopher Scott , Geraldine Fitzgerald ,
Brian Miller , Sunny Ormonde. John Baddeley and Martyn Read.
Cornet player Kevin Robinson. Director Sue Wilson Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Ben Travers
Adapted By:
Martyn Read.
Unknown:
Alex Jennings
Unknown:
Elizabeth Spriggs.
Unknown:
Jill Graham
Unknown:
Teresa Gallagher
Unknown:
Jillie Meers
Unknown:
Christopher Scott
Unknown:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Unknown:
Brian Miller
Unknown:
John Baddeley
Unknown:
Kevin Robinson.
Director:
Sue Wilson
Edwin:
Desmond Barrit
David:
Michael Cochrane

Simon Armitage introduces a poetry reading by Peter Redgrave recorded at last year's Poetry
International festival in London.
The poet won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1996. Producer Sandy Bell

Contributors

Introduces:
Simon Armitage
Reading By:
Peter Redgrave
Producer:
Sandy Bell

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More