Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill
Hope Sealy in conversation with opera singer Jessye Norman
Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING
Cliff Morgan presents some unseasonal sporting fayre this morning with Test cricket and Davis Cup tennis among the items on display.
Producer GORDON TURNBULL
The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk
Reporter Susan Marling and travel expert Nigel Coombs join Bernard every Saturday morning to keep you in touch with the latest holiday news. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week s programme please send sae to:
Ned Sherrin with studio guests and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather Additional material by PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT Producers LAN GARDHOUSE and CATHIE MAHONEY
In this special Christmas edition, the team of presenters recall their favourite moments of drama and humour in the parliamentary year.
Robert Carvel , of the Evening Standard, is in the Chair. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN
Producer ZAREER MASANI
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10. 00am)
Another look through the week's news with the show that gives the word triviality a new meaning. Alan Coren and Ian Hislop and their guests redefine the word irrelevance. Chairman Barry Took sits as a still, calm centre in the swirling chaos, in the last programme of the present series. Written and compiled byjOHNLANGDON
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6. 30pm) ('News Quiz of the Year'on Christmas Day at 1.10pm)
Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone
John Mortimer, qc
Jean Rook and Peter Jenkins
Only Connect.... with Gillian Reynolds and guests
Producer MARY SHARP
by MARTYN WADE with Clive Merrison as Aristophanes Alfred Molina as Dicaiopolis Robert Lang as Philocleon, his father and John McAndrew as Pheidippides, his son
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Mention bagpipes and everyone thinks of the martial, Scottish variety, but the Northumbrian small pipes are altogether more domestic and mellifluous.
Richard Kelly , with the help of virtuoso pipers past and present, traces the revival of interest in this ancient instrument.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
The British Psychological
Society has just had its annual winter conference in London. This year's sessions covered a variety of subjects, from how young children learn to read, to the intelligence of the elderly, and from treating delinquents, to helping AIDS patients. Peter Evans reports on the highlights of the meeting. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
In the last of the present series, Sue MacGregor talks to Dr Pauline Cutting.
with Bill Wallis. David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover
With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Sports Round-up
The Launching of William by MARCIA KAHAN
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE , Stereo
Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
Crisp and Even Brightly A comedy by Alick Rowe
Was the poor man gathering fuel really poor, and was he really a man - or was she a Slavnik spy in disguise? Was Wenceslas's tramp into the forest with his 10-year-old page carrying flesh and wine and logs just a public relations exercise? What is the true story behind the story of Good King Wenceslas?
Andrew Christie (synthesiser) Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin BBC Bristol. Stereo
Good King Wenceslas:
Harry the Spy:
Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
led by Frank Topping. Stereo
Too Dirty for the Windmill....
These are the grounds on which Caryl Brahms had a sketch rejected by the Windmill
Theatre (famous for its static nudes), and she wanted it to be the title of her autobiography - still in a chaotic state at her death in 1982. Her first collaborator in anarchic comic novels, like No Bedfor Bacon, was S. J. Simon.
Her second was Ned Sherrin , who presents her sparkling ragbag of memoirs, jokes and anecdotes. They are read by her friend Dorothy Tutin. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)
A programme in the direct line of comedy that runs like a silken vase from Aristophanes to the Today programme.
A show identical in spirit to the great Mary Queen of Scots tapestry that hangs in Osterley House.
Starring Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson
A special guest appearance by a special guest
Written by STEPHEN FRY
Additional material by IAN BROWN and JAMES HENDRIE
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo
by TERRY RAVENSCROFT Jeffrey Holland
Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo