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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news of the week in rural Britain.

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Facts and Fancies

By and with Armando lannucci. final part.
For details see Monday 29 December


Unknown: Armando Lannucci.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson.
Repeated from Sunday 28 December 12.15pm


Unknown: Glenda Jackson.

: Bon Appétit

Four programmes in which the BBC's Paris correspondent Kevin Connolly examines French attitudes towards food. 2: The Bread War. A despatch from the key battleground in the modern French food debate. roducer Tony Grant
Seated Sunday 6.15pm


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: Writers' France

Three programmes looking at the fascination France holds for British and American writers.
2: A Moveable Feast. Peter Lennon looks at some of the writers who have fallen in love with Paris during the 20th century. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Peter Lennon
Producer: Sara Davies

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 1947.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Woman's Hour

Produced from Manchester by Sheila Mc Clennon Short story:
Penelope Wilton reads Stopping at the Lights by Heborah Moggach , from The Woman's
HOur Christmas Collection. ■ details see Monday


Unknown: Sheila Mc Clennon
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Heborah Moggach

: The Natural History Programme

A Special programme in which Joanna Pinnock and a team of experts answer listeners' questions about nature.
Producer Edward Odim eBeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Edward Odim

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs.
PHONE: (0171) [number removed] raise issues for investigation


Presenter: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The Food Programme

Andrew Jefford visits some of the grid's steepest vineyards in the MOsel, samples the region's famous Ice wine, and finds out what the Germans are doing to rebuild the reputation of their wine industry.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore repeated Sunday 8.00pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy 's epic novel, dramatised in ten parts by Marcy Kahan and Mike Walker. Part 6. with Sean Baker , Sam Collings.
Rachel Atkins. David Brooks and Christopher Wright Music by Neil Brand. Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from Sunday 28 December 2.30pm


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Sam Collings.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Music By: Neil Brand.
Director: Janet Whitaker
General Kutuzov: Leo McKern
Pierre Bezuhov: Simon Russell Beale
Helene Bezuhov: Amanda Redman
Anatole Kuragin: James Simmons
Natasha Rostov: Emily Mortimer
Sonya: Alison Pettitt
Andrei Bolkonsky: Gerard Murphy
Old Prince Bolkonsky: Richard Johnson
Maria Bolkonsky: Abigail McKern
Dolohov: Chris Pavlo
Maria Dmitrievna: Shirley Dixon

: The Afternoon Shift

Presented by Daire Brehan.


Presented By: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

At the start of National Year of Photography, Tim Marlow looks ahead to 1,000 events around the country. Producer Jackie Christie


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: Rumpole and the Widow Twankey

By John Mortimer. A Boxing Day visit to the pantomime provides the eagle-eyed barrister with the perfect case for the defence. Read by Timothy West. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Read By: Timothy West.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Kevin Bouquet and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Kevin Bouquet
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Going Places

David Stafford presents some seasonal ideas for the weekend ahead. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Hayley puts her foot in it. Written by Mary Cutler
Director David Ian Neville
Editor Vanessa Whitbum
Repeated Monday 1.40pm For cast list see Boxing Day
[address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: David Ian Neville
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents extracts from the past week's BBC radio and television. Producer Chris Eldon Lee Repeated Sunday 3.30pm
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FAX: (0171)[number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke and panellists including Labour MEP Pauline Green and writer
Joan Smith debate the issues raised in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Producer Jane O'Rourke
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Pauline Green
Unknown: Joan Smith
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Second to None

Four programmes in which reporter Sara Parker encounters people who wait on life's substitutes' bench until called to do service as stand-ins.
2: The Floater (Stand-in Diplomat)


Reporter: Sara Parker

: Letter from America

Alistair Cooke with another slice of Americana.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Adventures in Motion Pictures - a Short History of Dance
When Adam Cooper and his fellow male dancers interpreted Swan Lake for the late 20th century, audiences knew the ballet would never be the same again. The company, Adventures in Motion Pictures, led by Matthew Bourne , is currently staging Cinderella, and has worked on dance for ten years. Repeated from Saturday 27 December


Unknown: Adam Cooper
Unknown: Matthew Bourne

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Playback

By Raymond Chandler. Final part.
For details see Monday 22 December Repeat


Unknown: Raymond Chandler.

: Year Ending

A look back at 1997 through the satirical eyes of Sally Grace , Jon Glover , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Jo Clegg. Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Jo Clegg.

: Tea Junction

With Patrick Hannan and his guests. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: Singular Women

The last of Steward Permutt 's bittersweet comedies presenting the views of the world of four very different women. Dora.
Lesley Joseph re-creates her stage role as Dora, a "person of restricted growth" whose performances are under threat. Repeat


Unknown: Steward Permutt
Unknown: Lesley Joseph

: News

: The Late Book: Ghost Stories

By MR James. 5: Rats.
"You shouldn't have looked behind that door...."
For details see Monday 29 December


Unknown: Mr James.

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