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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: John McCullagh.

: Farming Today

The third of Steve Peacock 's reports from the Falklands. Editor Andrew Thorman


Unknown: Steve Peacock
Editor: Andrew Thorman

: Today

James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

With Melvyn Bragg and guests.


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Jeanette Thomas

: Hancock and Son

The second part of Harry Thompson 's comedy profile.
For details see Tuesday 22 December


Unknown: Harry Thompson

: Daily Service

Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Serial: Peter Pan andWendy

Alan Bennett reads JM Barrie's story. Part 4 of 5. For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: Under One Roof. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7 45pm
For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: From Our OwnCorrespondent

The news behind the world headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Coming Alive

Coming Out. By Jim Eldridge. Terry King is an ex-convict with a chance to find his feet again. His challenge is to inject We into a run-down community centre With the support of a social worker, in this story of two people who fall in love. with Ben Crowe. Geoffrey Whitehead David Holt, Chris Pavlo. Giles Fagan and Harry Myers Music played by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imne Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Terry King
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead David
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Harry Myers Music
Played By: Jacqueline Dankworth
Played By: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imne
Terry King: Karl Howman
Sandra Games: Phyllis Logan

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Guto Ham.

: Hidden Treasures

This week the antiques quiz comes from Bickling Hall in Norfolk, reputedly the home of Anne Boleyn With Lars Tharp. Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Anne Bnstow Repeated Sunday 1 pm


Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Unknown: Lars Tharp.
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Anne Bnstow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Open Secrets

4: Spaceships Have Landed Has Eunie Morgan been captured by spaceships? with Susan Engel. Stuart Milligan Adam Henderson, Toni Barry Garrick Hagon. Kareena Dainty and Sam Mancuso
For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Susan Engel.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan Adam
Unknown: Toni Barry Garrick Hagon.
Unknown: Kareena Dainty
Unknown: Sam Mancuso
Rhea: Barbara Barnes
Billy: William Hope

: Call You and Yours:

[number removed]
Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: The Small Ad

Jeremy Cherfas investigates the boom in house and pet sitting.
For details see Monday 28 Decemhe' Repeat


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: Christmas Short Story

Swimming into Ninety Nine By Helen Dunmore , read by Gwen Taylor Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Gwen Taylor
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen with a wordy, taiky lippy, mouthy edition to kick off the last year of the second millennium Producer Bella Bannerman Repeated Sunday 8 30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Material World

A look back at the major scientific stories of the year. Trevor Phillips talks to Susan Greenfield , the first woman to become director of the Royal Institution;
Professor Tirr Gowers , winner of the Field Medai for
Mathematics; and John Pople 1998 Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Producer Bruce Whitney Low
E-MAIL material world@bbc,co uh


Talks: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Professor Tirr Gowers
Unknown: John Pople
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: PM

With Branwen Jeffreys and Nigel Wrench


Unknown: Branwen Jeffreys

: The Worriers

A comedy about a business set up to ban stress from people's lives. Toby Longworth and Niall Ashdown worry about house buying. 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 fortune restored? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Old Acquaintance. What makes a pop star remain loyal to his or her home town John Wilson asks. with help from REM's Michael Stipe and Bjork. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Michael Stipe
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Under One Roof

By Michele Hanson. Part 4. Repeated from 10 45am


Unknown: Michele Hanson.

: A Presence of Laughter: Coward's Century

1999 marks the centenary of the birth of Noel Coward. Christopher Cook presents a foretaste of the centenary events, with archive contributions from Coward himself and an introduction to Tonight at 8.30.


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Tonight at 8.30: Still Life

By Noel Coward. Adapted by Malcolm McKee.
Director Sue Wilson.

When Laura finds grit in her eye, her encounter with Dr Harvey begins a series of secret assignations. With Amanda Root, John Duttine, Stephanie Cole, Trevor Peacock, Sunny Ormonde, Brian Parr, Josephine Tewson, Richard Curnow and Malcolm McKee. Music Composed by Malcolm McKee.

Followed by Red Peppers. George and Lily Pepper, a second-rate music hall act, are struggling to survive in a particularly bad touring venue. With Susie Blake, Nickolas Grace, Clifford Rose, Josephine Tewson, Christopher Scott, Richard Curnow and Malcolm McKee. Musicians: Malcolm McKee, Paul Arden Taylor, Audrey Douglas, Katherine Gittings, Suzanne Walden and Kevin Waterman.


Play One: Still Life
Writer: Noel Coward
Adapted by: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
Composer: Malcolm McKee
Laura Lesson: Amanda Root
Dr Alec Harvey: John Duttine
Myrtle Bagott: Stephanie Cole
Albert Godby: Trevor Peacock
Beryl Waters/Lady on Train: Sunny Ormonde
Stanley: Brian Parr
Dolly Messiter: Josephine Tewson
Bill: Richard Curnow
Johnny/Guard: Malcolm McKee
Play Two: Red Peppers
Writer: Noël Coward
Adapted by: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
Lily Pepper: Susie Blake
George Pepper: Nickolas Grace
Mr Edwards: Clifford Rose
Mable Grace/Bobby Burcott/Betley Delavine: Josephine Tewson
Alf: Richard Curnow
MC: Malcolm McKee
Fred: Christopher Scott
Piano/MD: Malcolm McKee
Oboe: Paul Arden Taylor
Harp: Audrey Douglas
Violin: Katherine Gittings
Cello: Suzanne Walden
Percussion: Kevin Waterman

: My Life with Noël -Reminiscences ofGraham Payn

By Barry Day. Coward's companion, actor Graham Payn , talks about life with Noel. Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Barry Day.
Talks: Graham Payn
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Pick of the Year

Presented 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 6.15pm


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: Book at Bedtime:Five Dahls

4: Vengeance is Mine Inc by Roald Dahl , read by William Hootkins. For details see Monday 28 December


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: William Hootkins.

: '99 How Are Ya?We're the Nualas

Join the honey-voiced trio as they provide rousing end-of-year fare. Comedy with Anne Gildea ,
Susan Collins , Susannah de Wrixon , Feargal Murray and DaraO'Briain. Producer to Clegg


Unknown: Anne Gildea
Unknown: Susan Collins
Unknown: Susannah de Wrixon
Unknown: Feargal Murray

: Jason Byrne

A New Ear for a New Year. Jason Byrne
was spotted at the Edinburgh Festival this year and all of a sudden found himself with his own show. Half an hour of insanity, featuring John Henderson and the Hero of the Back Garden.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: John Henderson
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: The LateBook: The Restraint of Beasts

By Magnus Mills, read by Gavin Muir. Part 4.
For details see Monday 28 December


Read By: Gavin Muir.

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