At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably changes our lives. Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences. Producer Rosemary Dawson. Rptd at 9.30pm
Former King's Singer Alaistair Hume goes in search of the origins of popular Christmas carols. He begins with Mary's Boy Child, which is still working its way into the repertoire by way of the fifties hit parade.
Producer Tom Alban. Continues Thursday 23 December 9.30am
Each year in the west Yorkshire village of Marsden, a group of men get together to put on an all-male pantomime. The second of two programmes follows the making of Beau Geste , or the Camel Strikes Backfrom first rehearsals, costume fittings and dance routines to the opening night.
Musicians Richard Walker , Duncan Matley and Jeff Taylor
Producer Susan Roberts. Revised repeat Christmas Day 4pm
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Based on the books by Alf Proysen , dramatised throughout the week in four parts by Lavinia Murray. The adventures of Mrs Pepperpot , the incredible shrinking woman who always seems to be in trouble. 1: She swims through snow, rides on a cat and falls inside a talking horse.
Director Melanie Harris
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Gerry the Horse:
Percussion group Stomp have gone from Brighton street entertainers to internationally acclaimed artists. Theirtrademark is a unique and highly charged style of performance combining percussion with movement and comedy.
Creators and directors Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and two original members relate the Story Of the company. Producer Karen Rose
The first of two programmes about angels.
Thomas Aquinas believed them to be "made of pure intellect". What are they, and where do we get our ideas about them? Part 2 is tomorrow. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated Christmas Eve 7.30pm
A comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original look at media absurdity.
3: Manners. This week Ainsley Elliot and his guests look at modern manners and ask whether courtesy and etiquette mean anything nowadays.
Written by the cast, with Nick Canner and Paul B Davies Producer Paul B Davies (R)
Professor Roger McCabe:
Another chance to hearthe edition in which flautist James Galway speaks to Peter White about his music and the impact that the eye condition nystagmus has had on his life. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
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Looking after a sick or elderly relative can be distressing, particularlyfor younger people. Dr Graham Easton looks at the strains of being a carer and what can be done to help.
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Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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