Christmas in Sweden starts when Santa Lucia arrives at factories, offices, schools and churches all over the country. Derek Cooper samples the fare traditional to this ancient feast - and finds out the changes taking place in the way food and drink are produced. Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly
Presented by Jenni Mills. Short story:
Night in Paris by Patrice Chaplin.
'For Christmas 1950, when Lucy was 11,
Aunt Ethel sent her a bottle of perfume. It was called Night in Paris.'
Read by Brenda Blethyn. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin
The panel includes:
Diane Abbott , MP; the Hon Lynda Chalker , MP, Minister for
Overseas Development; and the Rt Hon Shirley Williams , Professor of Electoral Politics at
Harvard University. They tackle the issues raised in Buxton, Derbyshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher
In the Faroes
For the winter solstice, Paul Allen goes north to the darkness of the Faroe Islands, and finds that the 18 islands to the north of Shetland between Norway and Iceland are far more than a reference for weather forecasters. The
48,000 inhabitants have reclaimed their language and reasserted their
Nordic heritage of painting, music and writing - with the Nordic House in the capital
Torshavn as the central example of this revival. Producer Julian May. Stereo
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