Four programmes which scan through the airwaves of other countries to find out what they are listening to.
1: Around the Wireless in 15 Minutes News from All India Radio, weather from Radio Jamaica, the breakfast
Programme Good Morning Accra, and the Godslot in the form of Radio Vaticana's Ask the Abbot.
Simon Fanshawe looks at the bits 'n' pieces that make up the daily schedules of radio stations around the world. Producer Miriam Akhtar
The series on volunteers and science. 2: How would you tell if a pig were happy? if you knew, you could change its conditions to improve its life especially during farrowing. Jez Nelson joins a group of people who monitor farrowing sows round the clock in order to judge their happiness. Producer Sue Broom Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm
Bollito Misto with three sauces, and Recioto and Amarone wines served With Pandoro cake are some of the Christmas delights Derek Cooper tastes in this special edition from Valpolicella. Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Boxing Day 7.20pm
Final part of R L Stevenson's classic novel. Across the Forth
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm
Phil minds the baby....
Written by Mick Martin and Simon Frith
Directors Keri Davies and Vanessa Whitbum. Rptd Boxing Day 1.40pm
* See Face behind the Voice: page 12
"For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is given."
Richard Baker introduces a performance of the famous oratorio, given earlier this month at the Royal Festival Hall in London, with Judith Howarth (soprano), Ruby Philogene
(contralto), Ian Bostridge (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (bass), London Choral Society and the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Jane Glover. Producer Gwen Hughes
The final episode of the novel by William Boyd , read by Fiona Shaw. "I am paid off. One final trip to the bush. Hope finds a note from John, but where has he gone? I kill Darius and Pulul. I still work part-time for the project but what does the future hold?" For details see Monday 19 December
Fourth Column takes on Christmas with the help of its new presenter
Alistair Beaton and old friends, including Ian Hislop , Bill Tidy and Lynne Truss. Producer Malcolm Love
* Ian Hislop on Christmas: page 24
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