The reigns of Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II all coincide with the turn of a century. Jenni Murray discusses their lives and the contributions made by these monarchs with Ben Pimlott , Juliet Gardiner and Susan Doran.
Drama: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part 13. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Michael Robinson follows the progress of four new businesses over the course of a year.
1: The Importer. Paul Millergave up hisjob as a teacher to run an import/export business, travelling across Europe to find products. Producer Sally Flatman
By Noel Streatfeild. 3: Pauline, Petrova and Posy are now enrolled at the Children's Academy of Dancing. Pauline and Posy adore the school, but Petrova is less happy, especially when she is given an acting role she cannot possibly play. For details see Monday 27 December
By Lesley Whiteley and Julie Wilkinson. Beth, a young woman who has spent her life bailing out her drunken father, finds hope at a Singing for the Tone Deaf class. A warm-hearted drama set in Liverpool at Christmas.
Pie Jesu sung by Amy Freston. Director of music Tayo Akimbode Director Pauline Harris
The National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory in Greenwich hosts a millennium edition with contributions from around the world. On the panel are Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Boxing Day 1.30pm
As the post-Christmas sales begin, Laurie Taylor speaks to Paco Underhill, an anthropologist of shopping, about his new study examining why and how we buy. Also, Professor Richard Sennett from the London School of Economics discusses the future of the Welfare State.
All the human body's functions depend on biological time. We are more likely to have a heart attack at 9am, while body temperature and blood pressure are highest at 4pm. Gareth Jones takes a trip through the body from brain to stomach to
Chart the molecular clock. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
A seasonal edition of the quiz about radio.
James Naughtie and Jenni Murray of Radio 4 compete against Sarah Kennedy and Ed Stewart of Radio 2. With chairman David Hatch.
ProducerViv Black. Repeated tomorrow llpm
Britain Uncensored. This year witnessed a sexual revolution in Britain. Highly explicit films found theirway into mainstream cinemas, and more and more programmes about sex appeared on ourtelevision screens. Francine Stock investigates whether public attitudes have Changed. Producer Stephen Hughes
Timothy West reads from the Book of Revelation as presenter Peter Stanford explores how the last book in the Bible is being interpreted by fundamentalist Christians awaiting the end of the world around the turn of the millennium. He meets the believers who are settling on the Mount of Olives in the hope of witnessing Christ's second coming. He also hears the concerns of cult-watchers, psychiatrists and churchmen who fearthe activities of fundamentalist groups. Producer Rosie Dawson
By Hamish McColl and Sean Foley. Ease away the aches and strains of the day with the award-winning comedy duo the Right Size as they hit the airwaves with a somewhat unconventional look at the art of massage.
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