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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Norman Solomon.


Unknown: Norman Solomon.

: Today

with Graham Leach and Peter Hobday. Details as Boxing Day plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Richard Harries.


Unknown: Graham Leach
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: On Yer Bike, Schweik!

Last of the week's tales by Eric Davidson. 6: NobksseO'Bleech -North Africa, 10 July 1943.


Unknown: Eric Davidson.

: News

: Down Your Ear

Armando lannucci concludes his annual hack across the airwaves. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Dear Diary

In the first of his new six-part series, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for New Year's Eve. Thomas Moore greets 1919 with champagne; Peter Hall has a quieter time tucked up with the biography of Noël Coward in 1976; and Cecil Beaton toasts 1947 with 100-year-old whisky. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Thomas Moore
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Cecil Beaton
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Bible

Matthewt. Part 4
(Rpt. for details see Holiday Tuesday)

: The Village

Nigel Williams ends his look at highlights from two years in the lives of villagers of Bentley, Hampshire. Today is make or break day for the village shop.


Unknown: Nigel Williams

: Birdies

Maureen Lipman takes a comic look at women and golf, a world that is the last bastion of male chauvinism. Producer Karen Walker


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Karen Walker

: Murder at the Vicarage

Concluding the dramatisation of Agatha Christie's novel, starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple and Francis Matthews as the Rev Leonard Clement.
Miss Marple reveals the identity of the Murderer - and a few more surprises. (For cast see Holiday Tuesday)


Writer: Agatha Christie
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Rev Leonard Clement: Francis Matthews

: That's What Friends Are For

Last of the series in which Meera Syal looks at friendships forged against the odds.
Shortly before she died, writer Jill Tweedie and Falklands veteran Ken Lukowiak spoke of how impending death had become part of their friendship.


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: Ken Lukowiak

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Christmas at the Ritz: The Good Companions

The 20s theatre season ends with a dramatisation of The Good Companions, J.B. Priestley's most popular novel, in which the Dinky Doos, an ailing theatrical troupe, are discovered by Miss Trant.


Author: J.B. Priestley
Dramatised by: Elizabeth Proud
Director: Sue Wilson
Music: Malcolm McKee
Miss Trant: Hannah Gordon
Jess Oakroyd: Bernard Cribbins
Inigo Jollifant: Christopher Scoular
Susie Dean: Elizabeth Mansfield
Elsie and Effie: Sunny Ormonde
Mrs Joe/Mrs Tarvin: Jill Graham
Jerry Jerringham: John Webb
Joby Jackson: Gareth Armstrong
Jimmy Nunn/Mr Gooch: John Baddeley
Moreton Mitcham: John Hollis
Joe Brundit: John Harwood
Lady Partlit/Ethel: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mr Tarvin/Mortimer/Summers: Christopher Scott
Mrs Tipstead/Mrs Oakroyd/Carrie Nunn: Jillie Meers
Hilary/Leonard: Richard Pearce
Eric Tipstead/Ridvers/Dr Hugh McFarlane: David Bannerman
Fauntley/Mr Memsworth: Philip Anthony
Mr Priestley/Dulver: Dominic Letts
Rev Chillingworth/Uncle Arthur/Mr Pitsner: John Evitts
Mrs Mounder/Landlady: Elizabeth Proud
At the Ritz - Babs: Jenny Funnell
At the Ritz - Mabel: Elizabeth Bell
At the Ritz - Ronnie: Nicholas Boulton
At the Ritz - Hubert: Gareth Armstrong

: Missing Believed Immortal

A keen young missionary in the South Pacific is caught up by the Japanese invasion. June Knox-Mawer tells the tale of Alfred Sadd.
Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Alfred Sadd.
Producer: Julian Hale

: What a Difference a Day Makes

Today's Friday. Still fish day? ... A waiting day? ... A day of wondering?

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Huw Edwards.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Huw Edwards.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin and Peter Macann. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.

: News

: The Archers

Neil is resolute for New Year.
(For rest of cast see Christmas Eve) Written by Mary Cutler
Director Vanessa Whitbum


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Vanessa Whitbum
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy

: Pick of the Year

with Chris Serle.
Producers Sally Flatman and Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producers: Sally Flatman
Producers: Rosemary Hart

: Our Next Question Please?

Jonathan Dimbleby looks back on the events of 1993 as reflected in Any Questions? Cabinet reshuffles, Bosnia, Russia, Maastricht - and growing old gracefully with the Archbishop of York. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Iron Maidens

Harry Thompson hits the muscle trail from the Betta Bodies Gym to Wembley. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Amanda Mares

: The Choristers' Friend

Andrew Green presents a portrait of Maha Hackett , the 19thcentury campaigner who reformed choir schools in England and Wales. With Felicity Kendall. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Maha Hackett
Unknown: Felicity Kendall.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: A Look Back at the 90s

The award-winning comedy sketch show returns for a New Year's Eve look back at 1994. With Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and guest comics.
Producer Caroline Leddy. (Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm)


Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Producer: Caroline Leddy

: The Shuttleworths New Year's Eve Special

It's New Year and time to look ahead but John Shuttleworth advises listeners to enjoy the present. Written and performed by Graham Fellows.


Written and performed by: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: A Road Well Travelled

The Bishop of Durham, Dr David Jenkins , who is shortly to retire, reflects on the significant moments of his time there. Producer Chnstine Morgan


Unknown: Dr David Jenkins
Producer: Chnstine Morgan

: News

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