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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.


: Test Match Special

Zimbabwe v England
Commentary on the fourth day of the First Test by Peter Baxter ,
Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. With
Trevor Bailey and Chris Cowdrey. Scorer Jo King. Including at 1.00pm News,
1.55 Shipping Forcasts as FM Producer Peter Baxter
* Approximate times


Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Chris Cowdrey.
Unknown: Jo King.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Isobel Williams

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg. Producer Dave Harvey Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm For information on any of the items featured. call the free helpline on [number removed]


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Celia Quantnll


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Celia Quantnll

: The Week in Westminster

Editor Jane Robins


Editor: Jane Robins

: Best of EuroFile

David Walter presents some of the best stories from this year's EuroFile. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: David Walter
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Walter's Winter Wonderland

John Walters gets broody and moody about Christmas past. Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeat


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: News Quiz of the

Year Simon Hoggart presents the first of two programmes looking back at the choicest moments from the News Quiz year. Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and guests give a satirical twist to the year's stories. Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Monday 23 December 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Repeated from yesterday

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett 's classic children's story. When wealthy Sara Crewe is forced into poverty, she discovers that her imagination and her warm heart are the only things she has left. with Ravin J Ganatra. Fenella Norman , Anthony Jackson. Timothy Morand. Jilly Bond. Ali Hames. Emma Copeland , Danielle Nelson. Lucy Kent. Becky Simpson. Sasha Hannau. Sara Macdonald. Max Wrottesley and Carla Prosser. Music composed by Robert Rigby. Dramatised by Dave Simpson Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Sara Crewe
Unknown: Ravin J Ganatra.
Unknown: Fenella Norman
Unknown: Anthony Jackson.
Unknown: Timothy Morand.
Unknown: Jilly Bond.
Unknown: Ali Hames.
Unknown: Emma Copeland
Unknown: Danielle Nelson.
Unknown: Becky Simpson.
Unknown: Sasha Hannau.
Unknown: Sara MacDonald.
Unknown: Max Wrottesley
Unknown: Carla Prosser.
Composed By: Robert Rigby.
Dramatised By: Dave Simpson
Director: Martin Jameson
Miss Minchin: Julia McKenzie
Captain Crewe: Nicky Henson
Sara Crewe: Ellie Beaven
MrCarrisford: Robert Glennister

: Making History

Christopher Andrew continues his look behind the scenes as a variety of historians go about their work. He comes across a near-suicidal PhD student and a Cambridge don rejuvenated by Wagner. He finds out what top secrets can now be found on the internet and learns how in Zaire wearing your trousers inside out could just save your life.
Producer Ian Bell. Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson meets five hereditary peers of the realm. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeat


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Missing in Austin, Texas

The American actress Nancy Cole was well known at festivals for her one-woman show on the life of Gertrude Stein. In 1987 she left Austin. Texas, carrying two suitcases and leaving a note - "Moving on to New Orleans - will be in touch". She has never been seen since. Jan Fairley investigates the life of Nancy Cole and talks to the friends and family she left behind. Producer Fiona McLean Repeat


Unknown: Nancy Cole
Unknown: Gertrude Stein.
Unknown: Jan Fairley
Unknown: Nancy Cole
Producer: Fiona McLean

: In Celebration

A celebration of the more obscure objects of desire. This week, the kazoo. The membrophonic marvel much admired by skiffle groups and used for keeping pigs contented. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: All about Eve

Lorelei King chats to Frances Edmonds, Louise Moore and Susan Tully about the women who inspire them. Producer Liz Anstee
Repeated Boxing Day 11.30pm


Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Frances Edrponds
Unknown: Louise Moore
Unknown: Susan Tully
Producer: Liz Anstee

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Gospel According to Black Voices Midlands-based vocal group Black
Voices go through their repertoire and talk about growing up with the gospel. Producer Jackie Christie
Repeated Friday 27 December 9.30pm


Producer: Jackie Christie

: On These Days

The news from 50 years ago this week, including the eyewitness account of a plane crash on a London home. Producer Judy Ward
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Judy Ward
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Paupers and Pig Killers

The diary of William Holland , a Somerset parson, dramatised in three episodes by Eric Pringle. With Ronald Pickup as William Holland.
2: The Fruits of the Earth. Overstowey, 1800: the new century has begun. with Margaret Courtenay. Tessa Worsley , David Timson , Andrew Branch , David Collings , Stephen Critchlow , John Hartley. Jane Whittenshaw and Caroline Strong. Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: William Holland
Unknown: Eric Pringle.
Unknown: William Holland.
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay.
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Caroline Strong.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Mary Holland: Rosemary Martin
Robert: Gavin Muir
Mr Amen: Gordon Gostelow

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents a Christmas edition. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Cardinal Hume reflects on the significance of the Incarnation with Richard Coles.


Unknown: Richard Coles.

: News

: Newgate Calendar

By Christopher Denys. The Newgate Calendar of Malefactors' Bloody
Register was a record of the crimes committed by the inmates of this
London prison during the 18th century. 1: The Life, Crimes and Death of Jonathan Wilde with John Teifer. Richard Pearce , Bill Wallis , Simon Carter , Judy Bennett and Sunny
Ormonde. Music John Telfer. Violin Don Leo
Schaliffer. Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat Newgate Calendar concludes on Saturday 28 December at 10.15pm


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Unknown: John Teifer.
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Violin: John Telfer.
Violin: Don Leo
Editor: Peter Jeffrey
Jonathan Wild: John Rowe
MaryMulliner: Sue Broomfield
Obadiah Lemon: Cornelius Garrett
Blueskin Blake: Christian Rodska

: Kiri

In the third of four programmes,
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa tells June Knox-
Mawer why her New York debut of 1974 was "as terrifying as a parachute jump" and recalls the moment when she had to sing before an audience of 600 million viewers at the royal wedding in 1981. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Uncle MafsCeHc Fringe

Five surprisingly predictable jaunts by Peter Tinniswood.
3: A Good Day for Banning with Christian Rodska. Liz Goulding ,
Richard Davies , June Barrie. Stuart Organ and Harrison Dastick. Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: Liz Goulding
Unknown: Richard Davies
Unknown: June Barrie.
Unknown: Harrison Dastick.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly

: News

: The Late Story: The Christmas Party

By Dina Mehta. Read by Vayu Naidu. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dina Mehta.
Read By: Vayu Naidu.

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