People Look East (Arr Fletcher ); Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth (Trad arrWillcocks); 1
John 3. wl-2; In Dulci Jubilo (Trad Arr Pearsall); Love Came Down at Christmas (Archer). Director of music John North.
John McCarthy presents a series about his attempt to understand the Bible.
4: The Prophet Margins. In the Bible prophets are brave souls, fearlessly calling on kings and people alike to face up to their moral duty. This week McCarthy asks Tony Benn , Hanan Ashrawi , Lea Rabin and Bill Clinton 's spiritual guru Tony Campolo : where are the prophets of today? Producer Roger Childs
A festive comedy by Nev Fountain.
Santa's son returns to the North Pole, having qualified as a management consultant. He aims to restructure, redefine and expand the age-old business of Christmas.
Producer Maria Esposito
By Daniel Brocklehurst. Paul Hague arrives home on Christmas Eve to find other people living in his house. He is arrested after a fight breaks out, but the police can find no evidence of his existence....
Director Melanie Harris
Magician and reporter Hugh Levinson goes behind the scenes at the world's oldest magic shop - Davenports in central London - and meets the family who have run this Aladdin's cave of wizardry for over a century. Producer Hugh Levinson
The story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell and Patience Tomlinson. 81: 1988-
Another Thatcher Victory and Cabinet Divisions Producer Pete Atkin
Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud ,
Paul Merton. Linda Smith and Graham Norton for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Newcastle city hall as part of the Newcastle Comedy Festival.
Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Boxing Day 12 noon
by Amanda Foreman , dramatised in 15 parts by Jennifer Curry.
6: Queen Bess, 1778.
From exile in Italy, Georgiana looks back on the war with France and on infidelities and infertility in her own unhappy marriage.
With David Timson, Sean Baker, Tim Treloar, Fiona Clarke, Elizabeth Bell, Gavin Muir, Christopher Ketham and Tom George.
Directors Cherry Cookson and Janet Whitaker.
Repeated from 10.45am
William Duke of Devonshire:
Lady Elizabeth Foster (Bess):
Prince of Wales (Prinny):
Jenny Cuffe presents the last in the series comparing public services in Britain and Europe. Growing Old. Hanover's senior citizens enjoy a well funded, nationally administered system of care. In Bristol, like the restofthe United Kingdom, what you get depends on your postcode. But the German government is now introducing radical reforms, many of which ape what happened in the U K Over a decade ago. Producer Jane Beresford
Magnus Mills's novel takes us to a village in the Lakes, where a man and his oil drums present a dangerous obsession. Abridged in nine parts by Neville Teller , read by Nick Mercer. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull
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