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: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: The Routes of English

Melvyn Bragg presents a series surveying 1,000 years of spoken English as reflected in the dialects of Britain. 5: Border Talk. The market town of Oswestry lies a few miles into Shropshire, to the east of Offa's Dyke-the ancient earthwork that traditionally divides Wales and England. Yet on market day Welsh is the talk in the sheep pens, and local accents mix a Shropshire burr with the lilt of Welsh. Bragg travels to Oswestryto discover how 1,000 years of feuding and intermarriage have resulted in a fascinating linguistic union. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Shelf Lives - the Christmas Tree

Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the Christmas tree: once the centrepiece of pagan winter festivals - now the focal point for a multi-million pound industry. Producer Neil Koenig Revised repeat


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Daily Service

With the Rev Peter Whittaker. There Is No Rose; Luke 1, w26-38; Mary's Magnificat; Salutation Carol. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Mango and Mimosa

By Suzanne St Alban , read by Jane Lapotaire. 4: Saint Georges. For details see Monday


Unknown: Suzanne St Alban
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: The Red Room. Part 4.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Story dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Crossing Continents

Only a few years ago, the future looked bright for
Jordan - a country at peace with Israel. But as Tim Whewell discovers, things are very different today. The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has stopped holidaymakers and investment.
Many Jordanians are now asking where the" peace dividend" went, and are callingforthe kingdom to turn towards its old trading partner- Iraq.
Producer Hugh Levinson. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Hugh Levinson.

: Having a Ball

Lesley Joseph glides through half a century of foxtrots, tangos, sequins and tulle in a history of Come Dancing. The triumphs, tears, rehearsals, and traumas are recounted by contestants and coaches, including Peggy Spencer. There are also memories from former presenters including Angela Rippon and Terry Wogan. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams


Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Peggy Spencer.
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Terry Wogan.
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

A four-part detective story by David Ashton, set in Victorian Edinburgh.
1: For unto Us.
It is Christmas, but McLevy doubts that peace on earth and goodwill to all men will apply among the criminal fraternity of Leith. Sure enough, as snow falls on the cobbled streets, the Inspector and Constable Mulholland find themselves on the icy trail of an ingenious cat burglar.
Director Patrick Rayner


Writer: David Ashton
Director: Patrick Rayner
Insp McLevy: Brian Cox
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Maguire: Stuart McQuarrie
Bell: Kenny Blyth
Lt Roach: David Ashton
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Sarah: Colette O'Neill
Duval: David Bannerman

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Fantastic Tales

4: The Ghost and the Bonesetter by Joseph
Sheridan Le Fanu. A petrified bonesetterfears for his life when he receives an unusual request from the tyrannical ghost of a local squire. Read by Sean Barrett. For details see Monday


Read By: Sean Barrett.

: Puzzling Passions

4: Marcel Berlins examines the tortuous world of the dedicated treasure hunter. Is the treasure itself the aim of the game, or do some of us just need to be hunters? For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak.
National Press in Slug-Fest. Punchy, funny, rude, pithy, neat-the slug of type that catches the eye on front and back pages of Britain's newspapers is put to the test in the programme's headline competition -the best general and sports headlines Of 2000. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Material World

Over the centuries, religious composers have exploited resonance to enhance their music.
Quentin Cooper visits Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire and investigates the physical dynamics of church music with the help of Professor David Howard, organist Kerry Beaumont and Dr Trevor Cox.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]
Webwatch: page 55


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor David Howard
Organist: Kerry Beaumont
Unknown: Dr Trevor Cox
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just Juliette

The conclusion of a comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a failed chat-show host. When plans for Christmas Day fall apart, Juliette wishes she had never been born. But when an angel in the form of Dale Winton shows her how things would have been without her, will she change her mind?
Producer Claire Jones


Comedy By: Julie Balloo
Comedy By: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Dale Winton
Producer: Claire Jones
Juliette: Jenny Eclair
Ron: James Fleet
Corinne: Annabel Giles
Dale: Jon Culshaw
Juliette's dad: Peter Sallls
Dean: Simon Lipson
Fiona: Julie Balloo

: The Archers

David makes his case. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson and Francine Stock talk to some of the names behind the headlines in 2000, including Lee Hall , writer of the film, BillyElliot, and Nicholas Serota , who unveiled Tate Modern to Widespread acclaim. Producer Rob Kettendge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Nicholas Serota
Producer: Rob Kettendge

: The Red Room: 4: The Spectre Bridegroom

by Washington Irving
Ghost stories, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
For details see Monday.
Repeated from 10.45am.
Further cast details across the week


Author: Washington Irving
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Herman: Alan Cox
Girl: Emma Gregory
Altenburg: John McAndrew

: Copyrights and Wrongs: Out of Control

New technology is overturning the traditional legal framework of copyright at a time when intellectual property is gaining more economic importance than it ever had before.
Peter Day discovers how cyberspace changes the rules of the game.


Presenter: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Analysis

The Independents. Governments increasingly seek out "independent" organisations to conduct inquiries, run public bodies, and manage interest rates. But what are the attributes of independence: authority, expertise, lack of passion? David Walker investigates. Producer IngridHassler


Unknown: David Walker

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the cutting-edge science stories and issues of the week. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: The Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Woodlanders

By Thomas Hardy. 4: Ambition and attraction coincide as Grace encounters Fitzpiers. the young doctor. For details see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: The O'Show

! The acclaimed sketch show, featuring the best of Ireland's comedy talent. With Barbara Bergin , Pom Boyd , Jason Byrne , Ian Coppinger ,
Mark Doherty , Kevin Gildea , Patrick McDonnell ,
Colin Murphy and Paul Tylak. Producers Bill Dare and Steve Lock


Unknown: Barbara Bergin
Unknown: Pom Boyd
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Ian Coppinger
Unknown: Mark Doherty
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Patrick McDonnell
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Paul Tylak.
Unknown: Steve Lock

: Selling the Song

The great songwriters - Ira Gerswhin, Cole Porter , Harold Arlen , Kurt Weill - made acetate demos to help them sell songs to Hollywood or Broadway. This programme explores a work-in-progress. Producer Matt Thompson (R)


Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: The Late Book: Writing at theKitchen Table

Helena Bonham Carter reads extracts from Artemis Cooper 's biography of Elizabeth David. Part4. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David.

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