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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Cardinal Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow.

: Farming Today

Presented and produced by Anna Hill.


Produced By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

John 10, wll-16. From St Martin's Church,
Belfast, with the Most Rev Dr Anthony Farquhar , Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor. With Pavane directed by Brian Hunter.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Farquhar
Directed By: Brian Hunter.

: Words on Words with Ian Hislop

With John Sessions and Eleanor Bron. Part 3. For details see Monday 27 December


Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Eleanor Bron.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ben Pimlott
Unknown: Juliet Gardiner
Unknown: Susan Doran.
Unknown: Amanda Foreman.

: Everybody Has a Dream

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


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Unknown: Paul Millergave
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Ballet Shoes

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


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts the last in the panel game about politics, with team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. This week's guests are Lord Parkinson and Matthew Parris.


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: If Music Be the Food ofLove, Mine's a Jam Butty

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


Unknown: Lesley Whiteley
Unknown: Julie Wilkinson.
Sung By: Amy Freston.
Music: Tayo Akimbode
Director: Pauline Harris
Beth: Sunetr Asarker
Sally/Aunt Val: Eileen O'Brien
Michael: Russell Dixon
Vera: Susan Twist
Wayne: Kevin Knapman
Peter: John Jardine

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster.
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Old Road

With Patrick Muirhead. 3: A Small Detour For details see Monday 27 December


Unknown: Patrick Muirhead.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

88: 1997 - the Death of Diana and the Election of New LabourFor details see Monday 27 December

: Thinking Allowed

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.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Richard Sennett

: Nature's Timekeeper

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


Unknown: Gareth Jones

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew and guests in Durban discuss the fourth day's play of the Third Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Dome Alone

3: The Sponsored Zone. Including The Grand Tour of Corporate Britain. Repeated from yesterday 12.15am

: Wireless Wise

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Ed Stewart
Unknown: David Hatch.

: The Archers

Royfinds someone to relate to. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

By Amanda Foreman , dramatised by Jennifer Curry. 13: A New Beginning, 1792
For details see Monday 27 December. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Dramatised By: Jennifer Curry.

: Revelation - a Guide to the End of the World

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


Unknown: Timothy West
Presenter: Peter Stanford
Producer: Rosie Dawson

: Days That Shook the World

The series of programmes in which
Niall Ferguson explores the details of the most critical days Of the 20th century. Repeated from Boxing Day 5:40pm


Unknown: Niall Ferguson

: How High the Moon

Everyone knows that the moon is associated with werewolves, lunacy and plain bad luck. But what is its real effect on life on Earth? Presented by Sue Nelson. Producer Joanna Rahim (R)


Presented By: Sue Nelson.
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With John Egan


Unknown: John Egan

: Book at Bedtime: Why Herbert Killed HisMother

By Winifred Holtby , read by Maggie Steed. A searing and hilarious condemnation of mother love. (R)


Unknown: Winifred Holtby
Read By: Maggie Steed.

: The Kodo Finish

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.
Director Sally Avens (R)


Unknown: Hamish McColl
Unknown: Sean Foley.
Director: Sally Avens
Randolph: Sean Foley
Richard: Hamish McColl
Masseur: Stephen Critchlow

: The Way It Was

A satirical look back at 1999's news and events.
With Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Laura Shavin. Revised repeat


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Dome Alone

4: The Community Zone. Including The
Picturesque Poverty Experience. Repeated tomorrow 6.15pm

: The Late Book: All Quiet on theOrient Express

By Magnus Mills. Part 8.

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