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: World News

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
This morning features closing commentary from the second day's
Play of the Fourth Test from Melbourne. Commentary on the third day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. 'Approximate fifties

: Bells on Sunday

From St Paul's Cathedral, ringing Stedman Cinques


Unknown: Stedman Cinques

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully investigates inheritance. Producer Beverley McAinsM Rptd at 11 30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsm Rptd

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill visits Edwin Gordon in South Africa, where he makes essential oils. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Anna Hill
Unknown: Edwin Gordon
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton reviews the religious Stories that have shaped 1998.
Producer Abigail Saxon WRITE TO Sunday. Room 5063. BBC North. PO Box 27, Manchester. M60 1SJ
E-MAIL sunday@bbc Co uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jo Brand speaks on behalf of a women's centre, and a rape and trauma counselling service in Bosnia. DONATIONS HMD Response. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS [number removed] Repeated tomorrow 11pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Darkness into Light. Irish writer John O'Donohue draws on the spiritual wisdom of the Celtic world with reflections on the winter solstice and the Nativity. From Glenstal Abbey, near Limerick, where Benedictine monks are joined by the singer Noirin "iRiain Director of music Paul Nash.


Unknown: John O'Donohue
Music: Paul Nash.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Christmas Day 8 45pm


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair , Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Sir David Attenborough.
Repeated from Christmas Day 10am


Unknown: Sir David Attenborough.

: Itchy Feet

The travel series with Rory MacLean
This week, Maxwell Hutchinson on the relics of empire.
Producers Mary Price and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes from Cardiff's New Theatre.
Max Boyce joins the regular team, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell on piano.
Repeated from Monday 21 December 6 30pm


Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Top Brain 1998

The nation's favourite general knowledge quiz. With chairman Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday 21 December 1 30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Gardeners' Question Time Christmas Special

Sir Michael Jay. British ambassador to Paris, welcomes John Cushnie. Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and chairman Eric Robson for a special Christmas edition from the ballroom of the ambassador's residence. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 30 December 3pm


Unknown: Sir Michael Jay. British
Unknown: John Cushnie.
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial:Bleak House

By Charles Dickens , dramatised in five parts by John Dryden 5. The chase is on for the murderer of Tulkinghorn. Will the selfless orphan
Esther Summerson and bankrupt newlyweds Ada and Richard get what they deserve? with Berwick Kaler. Ellie Haddington Michael Atwell Daisy Beaumont. Robert Portal.
Honeysuckle Weeks, Roger Frost. Greg Hicks. John Shrapnel. Brendon O'Hea lean Marsh. Eamon Boland, Del Synnot and Jonathan Oliver Director John Dryden Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Esther Summerson
Unknown: Roger Frost.
Unknown: Greg Hicks.
Unknown: John Shrapnel.
Unknown: Brendon O'Hea
Unknown: Del Synnot
Unknown: Jonathan Oliver
Director: John Dryden
Esther Summerson: Clairf Price
lonn larndyce: Michae1 Kitchen

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter explores the pleasures and embarrassments of rereading old favourites Novelist Paul Bailey enjoys Great Expectations, while Kevin Jackson reviews notes he jotted on old college classics
Producer Robyn Read Rptd New Year Day 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Kevin Jackson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney celebrates the end of the year with some of the characters featured in your favourite poetry. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Viv Beeby

: A Mission to Civilise?

Presented by Ofeibea Quist Arcton
2: Senegal the Cultural Revolution Repeated from Tuesday 22 December 8pm


Presented By: Ofeibea Quist

: Victoriana

Maxwell Hutchinson discusses the legacy of the Victorians upon British architecture in the first of four talks. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: David Olusoga

: Pick of the Year

Peter White celebrates the best of the year's broadcasting on BBC radio. Repeated from Christmas Eve 10pm


Unknown: Peter White

: The Archers

A floral tribute.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests explore the art of self-improvement. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The PenthouseApartment

By William Trevor , dramatised by Michael Bakewell. A shy spinster leads a quiet life until she is invited to visit the opulent home of one of her neighbours. with Ada Russo. Derek Waring , Frances Jeater and Janet Maw Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: William Trevor
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Ada Russo.
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Janet Maw
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Winton: Dorothy Tutin
Morgan: Bryan Pringle

: Word of Mouth'sFestive Phrasebook

Repeated from Christmas Eve 4 30pm

: The Beat

The last in a series of programmes following community police officers at work in west Yorkshire. This week. the case of a pregnant woman trying to escape her violent husband. Producer Susan Mitchell Repeat


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Analysis

Buy Now, Pay Later. With Andrew Diinot. Repeated from Monday 21 December 8.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Diinot.

: The Westminster Hour

With David Jordan. Including 10.45 Parliamentary Postcards.
Dinah Lammiman talks to parliamentarians. 2. A View from a Broad. Even though Britain now has more women in Parliament than ever before, other countnes are doing better. We hear from women MPs from abroad.
Editor John Fvans


Unknown: David Jordan.
Talks: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: John Fvans

: Hidden Treasures

With Lars Tharp.
Repeated from Christmas Eve 1 30pm


Unknown: Lars Tharp.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6 05am

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
This morning features closing commentary from the second day's
Play of the Fourth Test from Melbourne. Commentary on the third day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. 'Approximate fifties

: News

: Experimental Feature: Great Skies

The sky over St Petersburg. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: The Late Story:Winter Stories

The Fourth Christmas Story. By Angela Lambert , read by Jane Asher William has planned the perfect Christmas alone in a hotel by the sea. The last thing he expects is romance. Director Pdm Fraser Solomon


Story By: Angela Lambert
Read By: Jane Asher William
Director: Pdm Fraser Solomon

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