Church leaders from the nations of the United Kingdom set a seal on the old millennium and anticipate the new. From St Giles's Cathedral, Edinburgh, led by the Very Rev
Gilleasbuig Macmillan. With the Cathedral Choir directed by Michael Harris. Organist John Harris. Anthem Susann/(Richard Rodney Bennett ).
John Sessions and Eleanor Bron perform five extracts from the finest writing on language, chosen and introduced by Ian Hislop as part of the celebration of 1,000 years of spoken English. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
Martha Kearney presents highlights of the past year's programmes, featuring Monica Lewinsky, Germaine Greer, Julie Birchill and Hugh Grant. Drama: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part 11 of 15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
John McCarthy presents a series about his attempt to understand the Bible.
5: Who Do You Say That I Am?Two days after
Christ's supposed 2,000th birthday, McCarthy visits the places where he lived and died, in search of the real Jesus. Did the Gospel writers faithfully preserve his message or embellish it with their own views?
By Noel Streatfeild , adapted in five parts by Ellen Dryden. Great Uncle Matthew is always bringing Sylvia strange and exotic finds from his archaeological expeditions, but nobody could ever have expected that he would send her not one but three babies. Broadcast across the week.
Lionel Kelleway presents the wildlife quiz which aims to find Britain's top naturalist. This week's programme comes from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. Producer Brett Westwood
Patrick Muirhead retraces the footsteps of Hilaire Belloc who, in 1899, set out to retrace an ancient route, from the old English capital of Winchester to the tomb of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. it was a route that had existed from England's earliest history, when the north of the country remained largely undiscovered and the progress of peoples, ideas, minerals and livestock would have been east to west, west to east.
1: Winchester and Away Producer Rebecca Moore
A unique history of Britain telling the story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell. 86: 1993 to 1994 - the Death of John Smith , Maastricht, and the Balkans
In the first in a series of five programmes, writer and broadcsater Alistair Beaton invites listeners to a sneak preview of what is really in the Millennium Dome and takes an irreverent look at what people are supposed to be celebrating at Greenwich.
1: The Journey Zone Repeated from yesterday 12.15am
Nicholas Parsons is joined 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. Rptd Sunday 12 noon
By Amanda Foreman , dramatised in 15 parts by Jennifer Curry. 11: True Love, 1790. Georgiana has produced a son and heir, but her unhappy marriage leads to exile when she falls in love with Charles. For regular cast see Monday 20 December with Emma Trickett , loan Meredith and Beth Chalmers Repeated from 10.45am
Dreaming of Whales
Mark Carwardine travels the globe in the last of a series of programmes looking at whales. 3: Grey Whales from Alaska to California
Carwardine follows the migration of grey whales as they travel down the west coast of North America.
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