with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with John Dunlop.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
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During his long years in solitary confinement Terry Waite "wrote" in his imagination, travelling back to his earliest memories of childhood. Son of the local policeman, Terry Waite takes a trip back to the area south of Manchester where he was brought up. Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeated on Christmas Day 5.00pm Terry Waite visits the World Service on Boxing Day at 10.00am.
by Elizabeth Woodfield.
Midnight, Christmas Eve: Robby, an eight-year old boy; frightened of the dark, sets out to investigate the legend that on the stroke of midnight cattle fall to their knees in an act of worship.
by Candia McWilliam.
"Rhona had not been kissed, in her opinion, she said. You did not count the Lorimer boy because he did it to everybody. Millie had not been kissed, although she moaned at her mother's handmirror sometimes and offered her cheek to it, sometimes even her lips.... Read by Eileen McCallum. Producer David Jackson Young
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman 's epic mini-saga. 5: A compromising photo of Prince Saudi and Lady Arabella could save the world from war. Unfortunately it's in the hands of Charles de Vere of the Foreign Office.
With Toby Longworth and Steve Steen Producer Colin Swash
Charles de Vere:
In 1992 a group of Bosnian refugees settled in Wincanton, Somerset. For two years, in the face of devastating news from home, little language and less chance of finding work, they have fought to re-establish a normal life. As they tell Susan Marling , behind this struggle lies the real truth of what it is like to be a refugee. Producer Mary Price
Arvo Part's music has been described as "seeking the eternal silence" in music. In the last of the series, Rosemary Hartill looks at the life and work of this Estonian composer who has reached cult status in America. Rpt
Presented by Peter White. Producer Dave Harvey
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by William Boyd , read by Fiona Shaw. 7: "John has moved out, Hope visits him. The Clearwater Set. Mallabar comes with me to witness the fighting himself. A disaster. I go with Ian Vail on a provisioning run but come up against a road block." For details see yesterday
Patras. Stephen Taylor lives in Patras in the Peloponnese, the third city of Greece, and in two years he has foiled various attempts to destabilise his new business, as well as overcoming some 500 eathquakes. David Lodge went to find out more about the perils of expat life in Greece. Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt
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