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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Anna Ford and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman 's guests include
Professor Nancy Rothwell of Manchester University, who delivers this year's
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Producer Tony Phillips. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Professor Nancy Rothwell
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Carols for Choirs

Former King's Singer Alastair Hume
Uncovers the history of four carols and visits four choirs. 1: Canterbury
Cathedral Choir and the Wexford Carol. Producer Tom Alban


Singer: Alastair Hume
Producer: Tom Alban

: Serial: Scraps with Iannucci

In the first of four programmes, Armando lannucci puts the year into perspective. Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Daily Service

From Dryfesdale Parish Church,
Lockerbie, as the tenth anniversary of the Lockerbie disaster approaches.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Under One Roof by Sally Worboyes , based on Michele Hanson 's stories. Part 1. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Sally Worboyes
Unknown: Michele Hanson
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Snapshots from the New South Africa

The last of four profiles, reporter Thembi Mutch tells a grass-roots story from a society in transition.


Reporter: Thembi Mutch
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: My Gaiety Girls

By John Peacock. Four tales of the Gaiety theatre. 2: Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-4y. A young chorus girl finds the harsh regime of the theatre unbearable and decides to make her name in America. with Alison Pettitt , Robert Harper ,
Frances Jeater. Tilly Gaunt. Giles Fagan and Geoffrey Whitehead. Music played by John Eacott and Sonia Slaney. Musical director Neil Brand Director David Blount


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Played By: John Eacott
Played By: Sonia Slaney.
Director: David Blount
Lottie Collins: Kelly Hunter
George Edwardes: Gavin Muir

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Top Brain 1998

Aspecial invitation challenge for the highest award in the general knowledge quiz. With chairman Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Sunday 27 December 1.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Maigret's Christmas

By Georges Simenon , adapted by John Petherbridge. Christmas Day in Paris and Maigret and his wife are visited by a neighbourwho hopes the sleuth might help her solve the case of the girl who claims to have seen Father Christmas. with Maria Charles , Jane Slavin ,
Joseph Bennett. Christopher Wright. Malcolm ward and Ciara Janson. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Adapted By: John Petherbridge.
Unknown: Maria Charles
Unknown: Jane Slavin
Unknown: Joseph Bennett.
Unknown: Christopher Wright.
Unknown: Ciara Janson.
Director: Andy Jordan
Maigret: Barry Foster
Louise Maigret: Pauline Yates

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]
With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tom Cunnington LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: Beating the System

Simon Evans challenges the accepted systems we use to order life on earth. The Animal Kingdom. Part 1 of 3. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Simon Evans
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

1: The Episode of the Mexican Seer.


Writer: Grant Allen
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: The Food Programme

With Andrew Jefford.
Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Andrew Jefford.

: Turning World

With Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes this week from Cardiff's New Theatre.
With regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and special guest Max Boyce. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, accompanied by Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Sunday 27 December 12.30pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Max Boyce.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Accompanied By: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Nigel is losing sleep. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Alison Perks

: Under One Roof

By Sally Worboyes , based on original stories by Michele Hanson. Everyone discovers that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Part 1. with Luisa Bradshaw-White , John Rowe , Frances Jeater , Bruce Alexander. Angela
Down. Ann Beach. Geoffrey Whitehead. Tilly Gaunt. Andrew Falvey , Ben Crowe ,
Tilly Vosburgh. Priyanga Elan and Giles Fagan Director Marilyn Imrie. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Sally Worboyes
Stories By: Michele Hanson.
Unknown: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Bruce Alexander.
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Andrew Falvey
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh.
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Gillian: Janet Maw
Bernice: Edna Dore

: How to Be Happy

An excursion into positive thinking, led by Carole Rosen. With professor of pharmacology Susan Greenfield , historian Theodore Zeldin , novelist Wendy Perriam , piano tuners Hector and Janet Ruggins , and Ben Renshaw. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Carole Rosen.
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Theodore Zeldin
Piano: Wendy Perriam
Unknown: Janet Ruggins
Unknown: Ben Renshaw.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Analysis

Buy Now, Pay Later. Andrew Dilnot asks how far we can really afford the debts we incur in light of our increasing tendency to finance homes on credit. Producer Zareer Masani
Repeated Sunday 27 December 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Wolf to the North: Fear

Wildlife writer Jim Crumiey travels to Alaska in search of the Arctic woif.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Jim Crumiey
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight f

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:Chosen for Christmas

Five stars read their chosen seasonal tale. 1: Patricia Routledge reads Winter from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Laurie Lee.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Fatherland

The conclusion of the dramatisation of Robert Harris 's novel. Berlin detective
Xavier March has discovered a terrible secret in this totalitarian state - the wartime massacre of the Jews. with Michael Byrne. William Scott Masson.
Peter Ellis , Stratford Johns. Dan Fineman and Alan Dedicoat. Dramatised and directed by John Dryden


Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Xavier March
Unknown: Michael Byrne.
Unknown: William Scott Masson.
Unknown: Peter Ellis
Unknown: Dan Fineman
Unknown: Alan Dedicoat.
Directed By: John Dryden
Xavier March: Anton Lesser
Charlotte Maguire: Angeline Ball

: Rebel Music

Repeated from Saturday llpm

: News

: The Late Book: Out of Her Senses

By Lynne Truss , read by Miriam Margolyes. A crime at Christmas grows more mysterious as each of a woman's five senses investigates and testifies. Smelling a Rat Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

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