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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Graham Leach. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Richard Harries.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Graham Leach.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Murderers and Other Friends

John Mortimer reads Part 5. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: John Mortimer

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Christmas Day 12.15pm

: Radio World

2: Shock Jocks. They're rude, they're Crude, they're lewd - they're the shock Jocks. Simon Fanshawe looks at the cult of aggressive phone-in hosts. Producer Miriam Akhtar
Repeated New Year's Day 6.15pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: One Born Every Minute

3: Jez Nelson visits the Drug Research Unit at Guy's Hospital. Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: Children's Radio 4: The Willows in Winter

by William Horwood. Part 3. For details see Wednesday


Unknown: William Horwood.

: Photo Appreciated

5: Get Ready. Adrian and Selina finally get some letters, while Debbie gets a Phone call from Singapore.

: Oedipus Schmoedipus ...

"Eat, eat!" is her war cry, and chicken soup her weapon. She thinks she can Tiould her children like matzo balls. Sue Margolis investigates the stereotype of the Jewish mother. Producer Sally Flatman


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Murder in Mesopotamia

Final part. Hercule Poirot is ready to reveal the identity of the murderer.


Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Dr leidner: William Franklyn
Louise Leidner: Dorothy Tutin
Amy Leatheran: Becky Hindley
Miss Johnson: Elizabeth Spriggs
Dr Reilly: Norman Rodway
Captain Maitland: Richard Todd
Father Lavigny: John Hartley
Mrs Mercado: Elaine Claxton
Mr Mercado: Neville Jason
Sheila Reilly: Cathy Sara
Richard Carey: Gavin Muir
Coieman: David Jarvis
Emmett: Peter Whitman
Carl Reiter: Tom Bevan

: Second to None

Last of the series.
Casualties Union - the Stand-in Injured. Sara Parker reports.


Unknown: Sara Parker

: The Food Programme

It's a bonanza time for the wine guides - but how good are they?
Derek Cooper road-tests the experts. Producer Lucinda Montefiore
Repeated Holiday Monday at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

by Joan Aiken
This acclaimed historical novel is set in an England overrun by wolves. At the grand house of Willoughby Chase, Sylvia and Bonnie struggle to escape the clutches of their evil governess, Miss Slighcarp.


Writer: Joan Aiken
Dramatised by: Eric Pringle
Director: Cherry Cookson
Bonnie: Emily Watson
Sylvia: Abigail Docherty
Narrator: John Rowe
Grimshaw: John Turner
Sir Willoughby: Gavin Muir
Lady Green/Mrs Brisket: Kristin Milward
Simon: Tom Bevan
Pattern: Jilly Bond
Aunt Jane: Eva Stuart
James: David Antrobus
Field: Ian Masters
Gripe: Derek Waring
Dr Mome/Cardigan: George Parsons
Diana: Elaine Claxton
Emma: Natasha Pyne
Lucy/Cook: Becky Hindley

: In Excess

Armando lannucci takes a last step into a world of extremes.
On Retreat. As the excesses of the 1990s close in on him, Armando searches for the way out.


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: News

: Double or Quits

Steve and Paul, 15-year-old mirror twins, use their paper-round money to buy Irus, an Arab racehorse. Sara Parker reports. Producer Sukey Firth


Unknown: Sara Parker

: Family Feelings

The final story for Christmas, written and read by Deborah Moggach.
/ Don't Want to Know. Is it the right time to make firm resolutions? There are advantages in a little flexibility.


Read By: Deborah Moggach.

: PM

with Jon Sopel and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Tides of History

In the last of the series,
Kevin Connolly travels to the shores of the Black Sea to visit Sochi - once the playground of Stalin's elite.


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: Scoring for Britain

Repeated from Wednesday at 11.00am

: News

: The Archers

Waterworks at the Bull ...
For cast list see Fnday 23 December Repeated Holiday Monday at 1.40pm

: Pick of the Year

Repeated from Christmas Day at 3.45pm

: Our Next Question, Please

Back to basics, sleaze, the IRA ceasefire, the royal family - during
1994, the panellists on Any
Questions?discussed the topical, ethical and humorous.
Jonathan Dimbleby looks back at the year.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Ninety Not Out

Ned Sherrin in conversation with well-known nonagenarians. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Michael Ember

: Letter from America

Repeated New Year's Day at 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Who wrote the first few bars of Silent
Night? Chris Eldon Lee investigates. Repeated from Christmas Eve at 7.20pm


Unknown: Chris Eldon Lee

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by F Scott Fitzgerald. Part 5. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: Year Ending

The regular team take a look behind the Week Ending sofa for some of the best sketches on the events of 1994. Producer Gareth Edwards
Repeated New Year's Eve at 6.25pm


Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and friends prepare for the New Year.


Unknown: Alistair Beaton

: Family Failings

A tale of seasonal misery written and read by Ronnie Knox-Mawer .
"Father was a large and flatulent man in a wing collar. His twin pursuits were bee-keeping and rat-poisoning. Our icy Victorian house echoed to the sound of bronchitic coughing and the ideas of JohnKnox...."
Producer Alastair Wilson Revised


Read By: Ronnie Knox-Mawer
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

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