Quentin Cooper investigates the notion that Christmas is bad for you. Over the 12 days
80,000 Britons will end up in hospital, there will be 2,000 attacks by vicious trees, there will be 500 falls caused by tinsel and 500 children will munch and swallow glass baubles. And watch out for the Christmas Rose: the ancient Greeks used it for chemical warfare.
Producer Matt Thompson. Repeated Boxing Day 8.30pm
Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes.
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By Bill Morrison. The true story about the songwriting collaboration between polio victim Doc Pomus and his much younger partner Mort Shuman. New York in the fifties. Doc and Mart team up when a new phenomenon changes popular music for ever-the teenager. The pairgo on to write extensively for Elvis, Dion and the Belmonts, and the Drifters.
Live music performed by Tayo Akinbode. Director Pauline Harris
Sue Cook returns with the series that gets to the bottom of historical mysteries, local legends, family curiosities and architectural oddities. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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4: Is pop good for you? In this last programme
John Peel looks at the past, present and future of the drink. For centuries the health-giving qualities of the fizzy beverage have been proclaimed - is this now the future for pop? For details see Tuesday (R)
David Stenhouse presents the books programme. The end of this century has seen a spate of new publications, but what would readers have found on the shelves of a book shop in 1899? Repeated from Sunday 4pm
David Aaronovitch invites celebrity guests to review, refine or simply re-spin the work of the spin doctors as they satirically scrutinise the week's news.
Producer Anthoy Lee. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm
Jonathan Dimbleby isjoinedat the Drylaw Parish Church, Drylaw, Edinburgh, by panellists including Roseanna Cunningham Scottish
National Party MSP, Dr Susan Greenfield and former Conservative minister Malcolm Rifkind.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm
By Hattie Naylor. Caroline, an English artist, is commissioned to make a series of sculptures based on the life of St Francis. Assisi is dominated by reconstruction work following the 1997 earthquake and Caroline findsthat the city and the teachings of the saint lead herto confront painful memories. with Tom George , Emer Gillespie and Giovanni del Vecchio Director Jeremy Mortimer
Caroline, aged 12:
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