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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Featuring closing commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Fourth Test from Melbourne. Approximate times

: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: John McCullagh.

: Farming Today

The second of Steve Peacock 's reports from the Falklands. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Steve Peacock
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Libby Purves is at the National Maritime Museum with the Duke of Edinburgh. Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Daily Service

Unto Us Is Born a Son; 1 John 5, wl-6; Shepherds Left Their Flocks Astraying; Alleluya, a New Work Is Come on Hand. Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Serial: Peter Pan andWendy

Alan Bennett reads JM Barrie's story. Part 3 of 5. For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon. Drama: Under One Roof by Michele Hanson. Part 3. rama repeated at 7.45pm
For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Michele Hanson.

: Manhattan Story

An examination of the battle for Manhattan, the world's richest 78 acres of land. A fortune of 680 billion US dollars awaits the Edwards clan as they set out to
Drove that they are relatives of Robert Awards, a naval officer who was granted the land by the crown in 1770. PrOducer Martin Kurzik


Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Choice Grenfell

The first of four programmes in which Maureen Lipman reinterprets the Monologues, letters and songs of comedian Joyce Grenfell. Including Counterwise, in which a store assistant encounters the pitfalls of applying sales psychology.
Music by Denis King and Maureen Lipman.
Piano Denis King. Director Alan Strachan. Producer Jonathan James-Moore First broadcast on Radio 3


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Music By: Denis King
Music By: Maureen Lipman.
Piano: Denis King.
Director: Alan Strachan.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway chairs the wildlife quiz looking for the best naturalist in Britain. In this first semi-final, three hopeful contestants battle it out for a place in the final.
Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Open Secrets

3: Open Secrets. The disappearance of young Heather Bell on a hiking trip is followed by a number of clues, but only Maureen seems to have an insight into an open secret. with Nancy Crane. Margaret Robertson , Carolyn Jones. Aaron Swartz , Alexandra Tatrallay and Tiva Montalbano. Director Marion Nancarrow For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Heather Bell
Unknown: Nancy Crane.
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Aaron Swartz
Unknown: Alexandra Tatrallay
Unknown: Tiva Montalbano.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Maureen: Lorelei King
Lawyer Stephens: Peter Marinker

: Gardeners' QuestionTime Christmas Special

Repeated from Sunday 27 December 2pm

: The Small Ad

Jeremy Cherfas dabbles in a little electronic surveillance.
For details see Monday 28 December Repeat


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: It Didn't Mean a Thing

By Clare Boylan , read by Pat Laffan. Hector's fling at the office Christmas party has unforeseen consequences. Producer Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Clare Boylan
Read By: Pat Laffan.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Thinking Allowed - theLarger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Dover to meet three people who are putting it on the map. Producer David Wood
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: David Wood

: PM

With Branwen Jeffreys and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Branwen Jeffreys
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Booked!

In the last of the series, Ian McMillan invites Dillie Keane , Mark Radcliffe , Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage to pick over the bones of literature. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Archers

Eddie hedges his bets. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock charts the mysterious art of nineties film-making - pitching the script, hooking a star, raising the cash and finding distribution.
Producer Erin Riley and Rebecca Stratford


Producer: Erin Riley

: Under One Roof

By Michele Hanson. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michele Hanson.

: Them and Us

Diana Madhill presents a series of informal debates about issues of the day. Supermarkets Have More Power Than Is Good for You. Fruit grower Mark Giles and butcher
Graham Hurley slug it out with Tony Combes from Safeways and economist Sean Rickard , in front of an audience at Leominster, Worcestershire. Producer Anna Parkinson
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madhill
Unknown: Mark Giles
Unknown: Graham Hurley
Unknown: Tony Combes
Unknown: Sean Rickard
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Keyword

Presented by Matt Frei.
Repeated from Boxing Day 7.45pm Repeat


Presented By: Matt Frei.

: Animals Behaving Badly

The second of four programmes exploring some of the many antisocial activities of wildlife around the globe, from cannibalistic hamsters to egg-dumping swallows.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Brett Westwood


Producers: Sarah Blunt
Producers: Brett Westwood

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Sue Cameron.

: Book at Bedtime:Five Dahls

3: A Dip in the Pool by Roald Dahl , read by Geoffrey Palmer. On a rough sea trip, Mr Botibol thinks he can predict how far the ship will travel in 24 hours. But if the weather calms, he will be in danger of losing his money. For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer.
Unknown: Mr Botibol

: Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery

Time Out Comedy Award-winner Sean Lock presents a downbeat comedy masterpiece set in a heavily-bugged south London tower block. With Kevin Eldon and Hattie Hayridge. Producer Dan Freeman


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.
Producer: Dan Freeman

: MacLean: theMemorex Years

The conclusion of John Langdon 's six-part comedy drama series. Former Conservative MP and junior minister without portfolio Earnest MacLean dictates his account of daily events in Westminster. Starring Leslie Phillips as MacLean.
Producer Bruce Hyman. Rptd tomorrow 11.15pm


Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Earnest MacLean
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Producer: Bruce Hyman.

: 4 at the Store

An evening of stand-up comedy recorded live at London's unofficial national theatre of comedy, the Comedy Store. Hosted by Simon Bligh. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Bligh.

: News

: The LateBook: The Restraint of Beasts

By Magnus Mills, read by Gavin Muir. Part 3.
For details see Monday 28 December


Read By: Gavin Muir.

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