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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev James Jones , Bishop of Liverpool.


Unknown: James Jones

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News 7-45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Jeanette Thomas

: Carols for Choirs

The choir of King's College Cambridge Prepare for this year's Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Final part.
For details see Monday 21 December

: Daily Service

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.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Music: Andrew Lumsden.

: Serial: Scraps with Iannucci

The last of four programmes in which Armando lannucci puts the year into Perspective, with thoughts on New Labour, the Wombles and civilisation. For details see Monday 21 December

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Under One Roof. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

The news behind the world headlines.
Producer Tony Grant

11.30 Pollyanna
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


Producer: Tony Grant
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry
Novel By: Eleanor H Porter.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Wor Chris Burns
HONE: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Hidden Treasures

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


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Hilary Kay
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Anne Bristow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Teahouse Detective: The de Genneville Peerage

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


Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Michael Cochrane.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Director: John Taylor
Man in the corner: Bernard Hepton
Polly: Suzanne Burden
Robert: Michael Maloney
ABC woman: Ruth Sillers
Lord Brocklesby: Cameron Stewart

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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


Music: Stephen Cleobury.
Unknown: Benjamin Bayl.
Producers: David Kremer
Producers: James Whitboum

: Word of Mouth's Festive Phrasebook

Michael Rosen unwraps a special Christmas edition of the programme about the way we speak and the words we use.


Presenter: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee -Potter.


Unknown: Charlie Lee

: The Worriers

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


Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Debra Stephenson
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

A family celebration. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with a seasonal edition of the arts programme. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Alison Perks

: Under One Roof

By Sally Worboyes. Part 4. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sally Worboyes.

: The Year in Westminster

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


Unknown: Michael White
Presenters: Boris Johnson
Presenters: Steve Richards
Editors: Jane Ashley
Editors: Martin Rosenbaum

: Ground Control

Angela Lamont reports on the technology behind some of Britain's biggest civil engineering projects. Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: Angela Lamont
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Repeated from 9am

: Pick of the Year

The very best of the year's broadcasting on BBC radio celebrated by Peter White. Producer Bob Carter
PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw Repeated Sunday 27 December 6.15pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Bob Carter

: Book at Bedtime: Chosen for Christmas: 4: Christmas at Dingley Dell

Five stars read their chosen seasonal tale.
Derek Jacobi reads Christmas at Dingley Dell from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens.
For details see Monday 21 December


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Modern Magi

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


Unknown: Rowan Williams
Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Paul Vallely
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Mass

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.


Unknown: Canon Charles Taylor.
Unknown: Dr Tom Wright
Directed By: Nigel Argust.
Organist: Andrew Lumsden.

: The Late Book: Out of Her Senses: Hearing: Whisper Who Dares

By Lynne Truss, read by Miriam Margolyes. For details see Monday 21 December


Author: Lynne Truss
Reader: Miriam Margolyes

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