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: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castawaythis week is Tim Smit , co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall -the largest greenhouse in the world. See Sue Gaisford's radio choice on page 142. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Tim Smit

: Book of the Week: Mango and Mimosa

By Suzanne StAlban , read by Jane Lapotaire. Warin Algiers. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Suzanne Stalban
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Read By: Warin Algiers.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Red Room, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Part 5.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Story dramatised by: Robin Brooks

: In Search of the Black Madonna

Since medieval times the Black Madonna has been a symbol of power and majesty in Europe. For many Catholics she is considered more powerful than the renaissance-inspired blue-eyed, blonde Madonna. Writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer concludes her personal and spiritual pilgrimage by travelling to Poland to visit the icon, Our Lady of Czestochowa. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Producer: Tony Phillips

: The Change

A comedy by Jan Ethrington and Gavin Petrie about life changes, silk underwear, surprises and Laura Ashley. George and Carol's daughter marries and they now have time forthemselves again. Carol looks forward to life with just the two of them, but George believes it is time to be honest with his wife and introduce herto Georgina.
Director Maria Esposito


Comedy By: Jan Ethrington
Comedy By: Gavin Petrie
Comedy By: Laura Ashley.
Director: Maria Esposito
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Christopher Ellison
Violet: Sylvia Simms
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Dave: Mark Powley
Ken: James Vaughan
Jerry: Kevin Bishop

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
EditorChris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Unknown: Editorchris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Wireless Wise

"What is the connection between a bird famous for square dancing and BBC Radio 1's first female DJ?" David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. ProducerViv Black


Unknown: David Hatch

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Tunnel Under the World

Frederick Pohl's perceptive science fiction story is dramatised by Mike Walker.
Guy Buckhardt wakes each morning after the same terrifying dream, but each day the terror is soothed away with special offers and an abundance of consumer goods. Then one day he begins to remember a bit more....


Author: Frederick Pohl
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Director: Ned Chaillet
Guy: William Hope
Stanley: Bob Sherman
Mary: Laurel Lefkow
April: Beth Chalmers
Dorchin: Glenn Wrage
Sarah: Jasmine Hyde

: Veg Talk: [number removed]

Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks are joined by Glenfiddich Cookery Writer of The Year Ruth Watson to take calls and cast a sharp eye over seasonal citrus fruits.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30 pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Ruth Watson
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Fantastic Tales

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and wonderful. 5: The Nightby Guy de
Maupassant. A young man takes great pleasure in his nightly walks through Paris-buttonight something is terribly wrong. Read by Tom Hollander. For details see Monday


Read By: Tom Hollander.

: Puzzling Passions

Marcel Berlins concludes his examination of puzzles by revealing what it takes for a puzzle to turn into a pot Of gold. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Message

"Comment is free but facts are sacred. Oh really?" Philosophers and journalists discuss the foundation stone of modern journalism. Have science and spin killed ourfaith in facts? With Alex Brodie. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News Quiz of the Year

Simon Hoggart invites listeners to gorge on the first of two selection boxes, crammed with the stickiest, chewiest, crunchiest moments from the show during 2000. With Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and special guests.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

Jolene suggests a Christmas truce.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Roy: Ian Pepperell
: Brenda Amyshindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Molr Leslie
Tim: Jay Vllllers
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Lauren: Cathy Sara
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Larry: Stephen Hancock

: Front Row

Mark Lawson and Francine Stock talkto the people who made the headlines in 2000, including Booker Prizewinner Margaret Atwood and Paul McCartney , who exhibited his paintings in Britain for the very first time. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Producer: John Goudie

: The Red Room: 5: Count Magnus

by M.R. James
Ghost stories for Christmas, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
For details see Monday.
Repeated from 10.45am.
Further cast details across the week.


Author: M.R. James
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Wraxall: Charlie Simpson
Nielsen: Alan Cox

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the New Art
Gallery in Walsall, West Midlands, by panellists including the Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon , Secretary of State for Defence.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoffrey Hoon
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: The Cave of Harmony

A play with music by Neil Brand and Michael Eaton. Christmas 1863. Thackeray receives a strange visitor who takes him on a longjourney back in time - to the raucous song and supper evenings at the Cave of Harmony, presided over by the inimitable and irrepressible Charles Dickens.
Piano Neil Brand Director Jeremy Mortimer
Win a Dickens of a night out: page 32


Music By: Neil Brand
Music By: Michael Eaton.
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Thackeray: Roger Allam
Master of ceremonies: Nlckolas Grace
Dickens: Stephen Boxer
Isabella: Alison Pettitt
Newcombe: David Timson
Costigan: Nell Brand
Glee 2: Peter Kenny
Glee 3: Robert Harper

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell.
E-MAIL: [email address removed] WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Editor: Prue Keely
Editor: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: The Woodlanders

By Thomas Hardy , read by Juliet Stevenson.
5: Midsummer's eve brings the maidens of Little Hintock a glimpse of their future, and Grace and Fitzpiers closer together. For details see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Last Man In

Jim White hosts the sports programme which combines journalism and satire. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White

: News

: The Late Book: Writing at theKitchen Table

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


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

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