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: Prayer for the Day

With Archbishop Cormac Murphy O'Connor.


Unknown: Cormac Murphy O'Connor.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: The Choice

With Michael Buerk.
Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm '


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Adventures in Science

Ben Silburn presents five programmes exploring the ends of the universe, the centre of the Earth and the depths of the human body. Volcanoes Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Book of the Week: Mrs Slocombe's Pussy

Mark Williams reads from Stuart Jeffries 's account of "growing up in front of the telly" during the sixties, seventies and eighties. 1: 1967-Bill and Ben's Hats. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Stuart Jeffries
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. With the John Powell Singers and the Radio 2 Choir Boy of the Year, Nicholas Brown. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Unknown: Nicholas Brown.
Music: John Powell.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
Drama: The Red Room Part 6 of 9.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Story dramatised by: Robin Brooks

: Soldier, Scientist, Spy.... Fraud

Was the life of Richard Meinertzhagen as fascinating as he claimed or a complete work of fiction? His biographer, Mark Cocker , investigates. ProducerTim Dee


Unknown: Richard Meinertzhagen
Unknown: Mark Cocker
Unknown: Producertim Dee

: The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

By Penelope Lively. 2: James discovers the amazing explanation forthe odd happenings at the cottage.
For details see yesterday. Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Penelope Lively.
Mrs Verity: Patsy Byrne
Policeman Mayer: Mayer Mayer

: Desert Island Discs Christmas Special

Sue Lawley's castawaytoday is Norman Painting
P who has played Phil Archer in The Archersever since its first episode in January 1951.
Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated New Year's Day 12.04pm


Unknown: Norman Painting
Unknown: Phil Archer
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Starting from Scratch

Dame Ruth Railton founder of the National Youth Orchestra remembers the early days and former pupils and teachers pay tribute to her. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Dame Ruth Railton

: The Archers

L W only Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Holiday Home

By Elizabeth Baines. Cracks start to appear in a marriage during a stay at an idyllic holiday cottage on a Welsh mountainside.


Writer: Elizabeth Baines
Director: Michael Fox
Graham: Mark Chatterton
Joanne: Deborah McAndrew
Hazel: Martine Brown
Paul: Jack Townley
Mark: Sam Townley
Amy: Alice French
Becky: Alice Fox

: The Shuttleworths: The Leg End of Robin Hood

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. It is Boxing Day and John Shuttleworth is due to accompany Ken Worthington on the organ as he performs a tap dance routine at the hospice.


Written and performed by: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Resolutions

Four specially commissioned stories byfourof our most popular women writers. 1: The Special Sale by Maeve Binchy. Producer Sarah Johnson


Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Darkness Visible

Diane Purkiss embarks on a four-part journey to explore the meanings that lie within fairytales.
1: Story of Love and Fear. Readers Alan Bennett , Dolina McLennan. Music John Vick. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Diane Purkiss
Readers: Alan Bennett
Readers: Dolina McLennan.
Music: John Vick.
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Nice Work

With Philippa Lamb.
Producers Penny Haslam and Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Lesley McAlpine

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty , Quentin Blake , and author Allan Ahlberg , recommend three classic paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench.

: Beyond the Beltway

In four programmes, Fergal Keane travels across America to discover the other side of the US, away from political spin. Producer Mark Savage (R)


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: Acropolis Now

Sex, squid and six Socratic dialogues by Lynne Truss. 2: Games. Philosophytakes a back seat when former Olympic champions demand a free meal.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Oracle: Rosemary Leach
Plato: Tom George
Xanthippe: Rachel Atkins
Chorus: Gavin Muir

: The Archers

Brian feels the pinch. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Martin Amis talks about his father and literary feuds with Mark Lawson. Producer Tanya Hudson


Talks: Martin Amis
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Red Room: 6: The Buick Saloon

by Ann Bridge
Dramatised in nine parts by Robin Brooks.
Repeated from 10.45am.
Further cast details across the week.


Written By: Ann Bridge
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Cissie: Lia Williams
Hugh: Ciaran Hinds
Violet: Amanda Root
Shwang: Alan Cox
Van Adam: John McAndrew
Voice: Emma Gregory

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

The BBC's specialists from around the globe identify the issues that will dominate the front pages, and the world, in the year 2001.
Producer Linda Pressly. Shortened repeat New Year's Eve 5pm


Producer: Linda Pressly.

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton looks at some classic children's conditions and new ways to treat them. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Woodlanders

By Thomas Hardy , read by Juliet Stevenson. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Me and My Pal

Mark Radcliffe concludes a tribute to the comic geniuses Laurel and Hardy. Producer Libby Cross (R)


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Libby Cross

: Choice Grenfell

Maureen Lipman reinterprets the work of the great comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Music by Denis King and Maureen Lipman. Piano Denis King Director Alan Strachan. Producer Jonathan James-Moore (R)


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Music By: Denis King
Music By: Maureen Lipman.
Piano: Denis King
Director: Alan Strachan.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: Curiouser and Curiouser

Jo Morris presents four imaginary worlds from Alice
In Wonderland made real. 1: The Mad Tea Party Music Toru Takemitsu. Producer Matt Thompson (R)


Unknown: Jo Morris
Music: Toru Takemitsu.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Late Book: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Part 2. For details see yesterday

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