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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Alan Reid.


Unknown: Rev Alan Reid.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with John Dunlop.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: phone lines open from 7.00am today until 10.00am tomorrow.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: John Dunlop.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Producer Poppy Hughes
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Terry Waite in Wilmslow

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.


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Terry Waite
Producer: Miriam Akhtar
Unknown: Terry Waite

: Daily Service

The Angel Gabriel from heaven came (Basque carol); Luke 1, w 26-38a; I sing of a maiden (Berkeley); The holly and the ivy (arr Walford Davies). Director of music James Whitbourn


Music: James Whitbourn

: Children's Radio 4: Charlotte's Web

by E B White.
2: Charlotte. "Attention, please. Will the party who addressed me at bedtime last night kindly make himself or herself known." Just who is Wilbur's new friend? For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Do real men wear after-shave? Simon Parkes investigates. Serial: All the Nice Girls (8) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.
Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd tomorrow 7.45pm


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Anne McNaught.

: You and Yours

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Hoax!

Who's hoaxing out of Ray Cooney , Peter Jones and Dennis Norden ?
You and chairman Tim Brooke-Taylor have to guess.
Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Ray Cooney
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Dennis Norden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: A Scent of Myrrh

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.


Playwright: Elizabeth Woodfield
Director: Philip Martin
Robby: Toby Daniels
Jenny: Hedli Niklaus
Paul: Leon Tanner
Angus: Roger Hume

: Personal Records

This week Jeremy Nicholas visits the home of John Walters and explores his record collection in a search for musical and personal revelations. Producer Andrew Mussett
Repeated Christmas Eve at 11.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The Science Museum has a collection of art relating to science and technology. Quentin Cooper sees what they have hidden away.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: A Jeely Piece

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


Unknown: Candia McWilliam.
Read By: Eileen McCallum.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Gush

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


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Nick Newman
Unknown: Charles de Vere
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Steve Steen
Producer: Colin Swash
Foxwell Cravate: Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy: Mac McDonald
lolanthe Diamond: Caroline Quentin
Arabella Derbyshire: Felicity Montagu
Charles de Vere: Jonathan Coy
Prince Saudi: Jullan Dutton

: News

: The Archers

Eddie smells a rat ...
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Just a Normal Life

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


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Hearing Heaven

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


Presenter: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Reader: Enn Reitel

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]HANDBOOK: £17.95. from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brazzaville Beach

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


Unknown: William Boyd
Read By: Fiona Shaw.
Unknown: Ian Vail

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: New Europeans

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


Unknown: Stephen Taylor
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: News

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