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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Winter Woolies. Anna Hill looks at the British wool industry. Producer John Harvey


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Enid Morgan.


Unknown: Enid Morgan.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Ben Geoghegan.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Ben Geoghegan.

: A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens.
4: The Last of the Spirits. Scrooge is horrified by the revelations of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. For details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Charles Dickens.


: The Moral Maze

Last in the series with Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Michael Mansfield QC and Prof Roger Scruton.


Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Michael Mansfield
Unknown: Prof Roger Scruton.

: Daily Service

Unto us is born a Son (Piae Cantiones arr Willcocks); Matthew 2, w 13-18; Coventry Carol (15th century arr
Stokes); Hark! The herald angels sing (Mendelssohn, descant arr Ledger).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: King Street Junior

A six-part series created by Jim Eldridge. Written by Martin Davies. 4: Left Out, Roped In For rest of cast list see Thursday 21 December Producer John Fawcett Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Written By: Martin Davies.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Nadeem: Adam Searles
Hopkins: Nicky Skarott

: Children's BBC Radio 4:A Ghost for Christmas

Edward De Souza reads the third of four spooky Christmas tales.
The Investigators. By David Belbin. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: David Belbin.

: Walters' Festive Frolics

4: As the excesses of the festive season begin to take their toll, it's time for self-renewal and relaxation at a retreat in Dorset.
For details see Christmas Day

: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the third day's play from Port Elizabeth. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM For details see yesterday * Approximate time

: Please Leave aMessage after the Bleep

Simon Parkes investigates the science of sound and discovers the Psychology behind the siren. Producer Sue Broom. Rptd Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: At Bertram's Hotel

4: Just as one mystery is cleared up, another one arrives.
For details see Christmas Day

: Trumpton Riots

4: Val or Sue, John or Tommy? Sally James asks: "Were you a Blue Peter kid or a Magpie kid?" For details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Sally James

: Wordly Wise

With guests Germaine Greer , Simon Brett , Lorelei King and Richard Stilgoe. Chairman Peter Hobday.


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe.
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Theo

Made in Germany in 1908, a cinnamon plush bear with boot button eyes, still with the Steiff button in his ear, discovers he is Lot 107. with Zulema Dene, Jonathan Keeble, Linda Regan, George Allonby, Jack Allonby, Jane Whittenshaw, Sandra James Young, Gary Bryden, Stephen Critchlow, Henry Cormack, Jonathan Praeger, Alexis Edyvean, Paul Jenkins and John Turner.


Writer: Moya O'Shea
Theo: Martin Jarvis
Little Tom: Thomas Connor
Tom: Ross Livingstone
Mr Lonsdale: David Collings
Mrs Lonsdale: Jilly Bond
Charles Morgan: Henry Cormack
Nicholas Birdwell/Adam: Jonathan Praeger
Jessie: Becky Hindley
Hannah: Caroline Strong
Mrs Tyler: Zulema Dene
George: Alexis Edyvean
Little Greg: George Allonby
Young Greg: Jack Allonby
Greg: Paul Jenkins
Greg's Father: Jonathan Keeble
Greg's Mother: Linda Regan
Imalda: Jane Whittenshaw
Janice: Sandra James Young
Marc: Gary Bryden
Roland: Stephen Critchlow
Auctioneer: John Turner
Director: Tracey Neale

: Kaleidoscope:Miller's Tales

3: 1956-1970. The playwright talks to Christopher Bigsby about his political opposition to the Vietnam War. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: News

: Radio Lives

4: Separate Lives. Robert Sandall ,
Sunday Times rock critic, pulls together the separate lives of Kenny Everett. Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Kenny Everett.

: Christmas Short Story:Dicky Disaster

By Lynne Bryan. The ritual Christmas family gathering is under way. Read by Charlotte Coleman. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Lynne Bryan.
Read By: Charlotte Coleman.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: PM

: It's Your Go!

3: Happy Families
For details see Boxing Day

: Old Harry's Game

In the final part of Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in Hell, Satan begs to be let back into Heaven.
For cast list see Thursday 21 December


Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: The Archers

Tom outstays his welcome. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Berkoffs Macbeth

At 7.20 Steven Berkoff talks about playing the title role in a new adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
And at 7.30 Berkoff makes his radio drama debut with David Benedictus 's innovative version of the tragedy. The near-continuous score is by his long-time collaborator, Mark Glentworth.
with Suzan Sylvester , William Russell , Howard Goorney , Dyfed Thomas, Gary Raymond , Michael Grandage , Harry Peacock and Thomas Orange. A Ladbroke Radio production in association with G & J Productions


Talks: Steven Berkoff
Unknown: David Benedictus
Unknown: Mark Glentworth.
Unknown: Suzan Sylvester
Unknown: William Russell
Unknown: Howard Goorney
Unknown: Gary Raymond
Unknown: Michael Grandage
Unknown: Harry Peacock
Unknown: Thomas Orange.
Macbeth: Steven Berkoff
Lady Macbeth: Linda Marlowe
Duncan: Lee Montague
Three: Witches Cleolaine
Malcolm: Timothy Walker
Banquo: Ian Hogg
Macduff: Samuel West
Porter: Craig Charles

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The British film location industry is thriving, with more and more overseas productions choosing to shoot in this country. Quentin Cooper reports. Producer Mohit Bakaya Rpt


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Mohit Bakaya Rpt

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennet Jones.


Unknown: Owen Bennet Jones.

: Book at Bedtime:Memo from David O Selznick

4: Post-production Gone with the Wind. For details see Christmas Day

: Ray Bradbury Introduces Tales of the Bizarre

Fourth of six of Bradbury's short stories. The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl.
Acton realises it is important, vitally so when committing the murder, to pay attention to detail.
Dramatised by Brian Sibley. Director Martin Jenkins


Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Acton: Nigel Anthony
Huxley: John Hartley
Police Officer: Roger May

: Ad Ub

Repeated from Saturday at 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: MissSmilla's Feeling for Snow

Part 9 of Peter Hoeg 's thriller.
For details see Monday 18 December


Unknown: Peter Hoeg

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