Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley from Lichfield Cathedral. Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth; Titus 2, w11-14; Prepare Thyself Zion (Bach); Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Gardner). With the choristers of Lichfield Cathedral. Director of music Andrew Lumsden.
The news behind the world headlines.
Producer Tony Grant
Dramatised by Peter Kerry from the novel by Eleanor H Porter. 3: The
Whole town seems to love Pollyanna except her aunt - but a shock is just ground the corner. Final part.
For details see Tuesday 22 December
This week the antiques quiz comes from Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, where Lars Tharp will be putting his panellists on the spot. including Hilary Kay and Penny Brittain.
Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Anne Bristow Repeated Sunday 27 December llpm
Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt.
Polly is shattered by an appalling murder, but the man in the corner's efforts to shed light on the mystery meet with her furious resistance. with Michael Cochrane. Stephen Thorne and Eve Karpf. Director John Taylor
Man in the corner:
From the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
See panel on right for order of service. Director of music Stephen Cleobury. Organ scholar Benjamin Bayl.
Producers David Kremer and James Whitboum Repeated tomorrow 2pm on Radio 3
The comedy series about a business set up to ban stress from people's lives by doing the worrying for them. In tonight's programme, Toby Longworth and Niall Ashdown worry about cars. With Rachel Atkins ,
Debra Stephenson , Simon Greenall and Lewis MacLeod.
Producer Kathy Smith
A special review of the year in which the Blair government came of age.
Michael White of The Guardian recalls the policies and the pratfalls with regular The Week in Westminster presenters Boris Johnson of The Daily Telegraph and Steve Richards of the New Statesman.
Editors Jane Ashley and Martin Rosenbaum
The very best of the year's broadcasting on BBC radio celebrated by Peter White. Producer Bob Carter
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WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw Repeated Sunday 27 December 6.15pm
The Sands of Time. The first of two programmes in which three modern magi retrace the steps taken almost 2,000 years ago. Rowan Williams , Bishop of Monmouth; Professor
Heather Couper , astronomer; and Paul Vallely of The Independent set off across the Syrian desert to re-create the atmosphere of this mystical group. Producer Christine Morgan Repeat
The First Communion of Christmas, from Lichfield Cathedral.
Celebrant Canon Charles Taylor. Preacher Dr Tom Wright, Dean of Lichfield. Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir directed by Nigel Argust. Organist Andrew Lumsden. Mass in G (Schubert);
John 1, vv 1-14; O Little Town of Bethlehem; O Come All Ye Faithful; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.
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