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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
This morning features closing commentary from the first day's play of the Fifth Test from Sydney.
Commentary on the second day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. For information or retuning advice phone [number removed]44 * Approximate times

: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Shropshire lad Richard Uridge kicks off the new year on his home turf. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Anna Ford and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel asks how many New-Year's resolutions have already been broken. Producer Alison Hughes. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Double Vision

Miles Kington and Edward Enfield discuss history, heritage, heroes and humanity with Terry Jones , Barry Took. Ann Leslie and Bob Worcester. Lady Margaret Oswick provides the music. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Bob Worcester.
Unknown: Margaret Oswick
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: The Food Programme

Lost Foods. Derek Cooper investigates why some foods have vanished and others are thriving in Britain today.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Rptd Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: From Our OwnCorrespondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
This morning features closing commentary from the first day's play of the Fifth Test from Sydney.
Commentary on the second day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. For information or retuning advice phone [number removed]44 * Approximate times

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical quiz. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Our Next QuestionPlease?

Jonathan Dimbleby looks back on a year in which the term "foreign affairs' took on a new meaning and Any
Questions?celebrated its 50th birthday. Repeated from yesterday 8pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: What's in a Name?

Geoffrey Palmer plays a word-loving scientist whose job iti is to arbitrate over the names of new species. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer

: Sir John Soane at Home

Rosemary Hill uncovers the hidden history of Sir John Soane 's museum in London. The story of the family's social and domestic life was detailed in personal diaries recently discovered at the museum. Readings by David Bradley and Sonia Ritter. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Rosemary Hill
Unknown: Sir John Soane
Unknown: David Bradley
Unknown: Sonia Ritter.
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: The Saturday Play:The Big Bazoohley

By Peter Carey , dramatised by Philip Hawthorn. Young Sam Kellow is visiting Toronto with his parents when he becomes embroiled in a competition to choose the "perfect kiddo". He decides to go for it to win, what in his gambler father's words, is the Big Bazoohley. with Gerard Murphy. Moya O'Shea. Carolyn Jones , Lewis MacLeod , Garrick Hagon ,
Mohammed Mukhlis. Kim Lull and Marcus Scimia. Director Jeff Capel


Unknown: Peter Carey
Dramatised By: Philip Hawthorn.
Unknown: Sam Kellow
Unknown: Gerard Murphy.
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Garrick Hagon
Unknown: Mohammed Mukhlis.
Unknown: Kim Lull
Unknown: Marcus Scimia.
Director: Jeff Capel
Muriel Mifflin: Lynda Belungham
George Mifflin: Francis Magee
Earl Kellow: Clive Mantle
Vanessa Kellow: Becky Hindley
Sam Kellow: David McMinn

: Weekend Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

A Lifetime at the Movies. Russell Davies joins veteran British director Ronald Neame in Hollywood to talk about his 70 years in the film business, from turning a silent camera for Hitchcock to making The Poseidon Adventure. Producer Simon Elmes
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Director: Ronald Neame
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe presents interesting people live from the Radio Theatre in the heart of the capital.
This week's guests are Samuel West , Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Music from Jason Rebello.
Producers Tim Dee and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Unknown: Jason Rebello.
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: Saturday Review

Joyce MacMillan and guests assess the week's cultural events. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: My Grandmothers House

Fergal Keane, the award-winning correspondent who wrote Letter to
Daniel, recalls his early days and the city of Cork where he was brought up. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: The Archive Hour:Tomorrow at the Same Time

"A soap opera is a kind of sandwich whose recipe is simple enough, although it took years to compound." This was James Thurber 's description of the radio airwaves during the thirties. Author Jeffrey Robinson takes a trip through broadcasting monuments, introducing us to producers, actors and present-day fans. Producer Jeffrey Robinson


Unknown: James Thurber
Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Producer: Jeffrey Robinson

: The Classic Serial:Bleak House

By Charles Dickens , dramatised in five parts by John Dryden. 5: The chase is on for the murderer of Tulkinghom. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Dryden.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill a lively debate. The proposition: Supermarkets have more power than is good for you. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: LATE NIGHT ON 4 Scaling the Mountain

A six-part series in which performers or composers are invited to revisit a major musical challenge. In this first programme, Robert Dawson Scott asks the acclaimed traditional musician
Phil Cunningham to reveal how he fought his way back to performing in the wake of a heart attack and surgery. Producer John Goudie. Rptd Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Musician: Phil Cunningham
Producer: John Goudie.

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook and his guests Tom Paulin and leading Polish poet
Piotr Sommertake a look at poetry in Poland. Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Piotr Sommertake
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: ExperimentalFeature: Startales

The Galaxy and the Nebulae by Michael Hoskin , read by Nigel Carrington and Fenella Hadingham. Producer David Perry Repeat


Unknown: Michael Hoskin
Read By: Nigel Carrington
Producer: David Perry

: The Late Story:Playing the Part

A weekend of Deborah Moggach stories begins with a witty tale about a house-sitting that goes disastrously wrong. Read by Josie Lawrence. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Josie Lawrence.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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