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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 Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Charles Handy.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Frances Barber and Annette Crosbie select three favourite paperbacks. Producer Tim Dee Repeated Christmas Day at 7.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Producer: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

People look east (arr Ferguson);
Matthew 1, w 18-25; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr Willcocks); Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn arr. Robinson).
Director of music Gordon Stewart


Music: Gordon Stewart

: Children's Radio 4: Charlotte's Web

by E B White.
3: It Must Be a Lot of Fun to Spin a Web. How will Charlotte save Wilbur from becoming the Christmas bacon? For details see Monday 19 December

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
If the battle to save the Agricultural
Wages Board is lost, what will happen to the hundreds of women who work on the land? Cheryl Armitage goes into the fields to find out.
Serial: All the Nice Girls (9)
For details see Monday 19 December


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: The Oldest Member

starring Maurice Denham as the doyen of Prior's Heath Golf Club, in stories by P G Wodehouse.
2: A Woman Is Only a Woman. With
Jon Glover , John Kane and Jan Ravens. Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: G Wodehouse.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Playing with Dracula

When Byron Redgrave joins an amateur group which specialises in making horror movies, he seems just a little too anxious to get his teeth into things. Anger, however, gives way to fear when the body count starts mounting. Who is sucking blood?


Writer: Nick Fisher
Director: Martin Jenkins
Mary Morris: Tina Gray
Arthur Renfield: Malcolm Ward
Jonathan Parker: Nicholas Boulton
Shelley Holmwood: Maureen O'Brien
Lucy Western: Siriol Jenkins
Byron Redgrave: Nickolas Grace
Estate agent: Paul Panting
Vampire: The Vampire

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen ends the series with the second part of the Children's Book Quiz recorded at the Cheltenham
Literary Festival. Diane-Louise Jordan and Humphrey Carpenter challenge Jill Murphy and Chris Powling. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Jill Murphy
Unknown: Chris Powling.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Southampton City Art Gallery has won the National Heritage Museum of the Year Award. Brian Sibley visits this innovative museum that allows local people to curate exhibitions.
Producer Sarah Barnett. Revised rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Sarah Barnett.

: Short Story: The Voice of Authority

by Dina Mehta.
Uma's married life has been dominated by her mother-in-law, but can she free her own daughter from the tyranny of domesticity? Read by Vayu Naidu. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Dina Mehta.
Read By: Vayu Naidu.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel at Christmas

and a sort of miracle on �4th Street! Written by Mark Brisenden , starring Michael Roberts as Groucho Marx and Waldorf T Flywheel, and Frank Lazarus as Chico Marx and Emmanuel Ravelli. With the vocal talents of Graham Hoadly , Vincent Marzello and Lorelei King as all the ladies. Created by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman and written by Mark Brisenden.
Music by David Firman Producer Dirk Maggs


Written By: Mark Brisenden
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Frank Lazarus
Unknown: Chico Marx
Unknown: Emmanuel Ravelli.
Unknown: Graham Hoadly
Unknown: Vincent Marzello
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman
Written By: Mark Brisenden.
Music By: David Firman
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: News

: The Archers

Friend's goose is cooked ... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Lost Childhoods

Last in the series about children who have missed what is generally considered a normal childhood.
The Gifted Ones. All over Britain this
Saturday night excited children will be awaiting a visit from Father
Christmas. But what if you're just too clever to join in the fun? For one gifted child at least, Father
Christmas is "just not logical". Sara Parker reports. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Medicine Now

Repeated from yesterday 11.30am

: Costing the Earth

Presented by Mark Whittaker. Producer Jessica Mitchell


Presented By: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The final classic mystery starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
The Solitary Cyclist. A music teacher is being followed whenever she leaves the house. A shy admirer? Or someone who means her ill?
Pianist Michael Haslam. Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Bert Coules Director Patrick Rayner Rpt


Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Michael Williams
Pianist: Michael Haslam.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Bob Carruthers: Denis Quilley
Violet Smith: Susannah Harker
Cyril: John Webb
Woodley: David Holt
Catherine: Siriol Jenkins
Williamson: Peter Penry Jones

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: World Tonight

with Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Brazzaville Beach

by William Boyd , read by Fiona Shaw. 8: "Ian and I are captives of Dr
Amilcar and the 'Atomique Boom'. What will they do to us? Ian thinks we'll never get out of this alive." For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: William Boyd
Read By: Fiona Shaw.

: One Born Every Minute

Jez Nelson meets members of Britain's first Consensus Committee in a new series on the role of volunteers in science. Repeated from Friday

: The Locker Room

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

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