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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, Hanbury, Worcestershire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Aspirations. For New Year's Eve Mark Tully considers what it is in the human spirit that drives us on to be better than we are. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Living World

Crayfish. To many, it is simply a river bug, but to those who know the crayfish it is one of the most superbly designed creatures in the country. Able to cope with currents, freezing riverwater and a myriad of predators, it might even provide some answers to mankind's biggest questions. Producer Julian Hector. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Julian Hector.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes is joined by guests in a special edition looking at humanity's hopes and failings in 2001 and beyond, considering conflict, technology and the future of God.
Producer Norman Winter. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Norman Winter.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Susan Hampshire speaks on behalf of a charity which provides reproductive healthcare services and information in developing countries.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Population Concern, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday4 January 3.27pm


Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Manger to the Cross. From St James Church, Piccadilly. The Rev Angela Tilby leads a meditation for New Yearwhich looks at the start of Jesus's ministry and his mission on earth. With music from the Rodolfus Choir, directed by Ralph Allwood. Organist Christopher Whitton. Ecclesiastes 12, wl-14; Mark 1, w9-15; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Hoist); Bethlehem Down
(Warlock); What Child Is This? (Greensleeves); Eastern Monarchs; Quern Pastores.


Unknown: Angela Tilby
Directed By: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: Christopher Whitton.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday 29 December8.45pm

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's New Year's Eve castaway is composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton introduces highlights of the antidote to panel games, featuring regularteam members Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Repeated from Christmas Day 12.30pm


Introduces: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.

: The Food Programme

It has been a dramatic and strange year in the world of food - Derek Cooper looks back at the best and the worst of 2000. Producer Sheila Dillon. Repeated tommorow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

A series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks. OdetoJoy
John Suchet describes the writing and performing of Beethoven's last symphony, while choral conductor Simon Halsey talks about the special difficulties choirs encounter in singing it. With
Hans Rhieburg and Professor Susan Greenfield. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: John Suchet
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Hans Rhieburg
Unknown: Professor Susan Greenfield.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed bytheThirsk and District Produce Association. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Cross Talk

In a five-part series, Colin Dexter and guests examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. The examples used to illustrate this are drawn from crosswords from the previous week's newspapers. Producer FeiixRiiey


Unknown: Colin Dexter

: Classic Serial: Hawksmoor: Part 1

Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed novel is dramatised in two parts by Nick Fisher.

Nicholas Dyer, an 18th-century architect, builds churches to the glory of God, but underpins them with his secret obsession with the old religion. Hawksmoor, a detective in contemporary London, investigates murders that mirror the sacrifices from 300 years before.

(Repeated next Saturday 9pm)


Writer: Peter Ackroyd
Dramatist: Nick Fisher
Director: Janet Whitaker
Dyer/Hawksmoor: Philip Jackson
Sir Christopher Wren: Norman Rodway
Mirabilis: Richard Johnson
Anne: Miranda Foster
Walter/Pyne: Thomas Arnold
Nat: Ben Crowe
Mrs West/Best: Rlchenda Carey
Boys: Jordan Clavert
Boys: Bradley Sowter
Boys: Luke Smith
[Actor]: Terence Edmond
[Actor]: Andrew Wincott
[Actress]: Clare Corbett
[Actress]: Helen Ayres

: 2001 - Heaven and HAL

Nick Baker investigates the future of intelligent machines such as HAL, the computer featured in 2001 - a Space Odyssey, this week's Book at
Bedtime. Heaven is the state in which machines create a technological paradise, while HAL is a prime example of a dangerous rogue robot. Arthur C Clarke explains his prediction of which is more likely. Producer Nigel Acheson. Extended repeat at 12.15 am


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of requests for your favourite New Year poems as the first year of the new millennium comes to an end. Readers Don
Warrington, Barbara Flynn and Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Sally Cookson.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

Shortened repeatedfrom Boxing Day8pm

: Pick of the Year

The best of the year's broadcasting on BBC radio celebrated by Eddie Mair. Repeated from yesterday 1.15pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Archers

r This New Year will not be a happy one. Don't miss the 50th anniversary edition tomorrow at 7pm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Talking Head

John Sergeant presents a profile of Alan Bennett , including interviews with Thora Hird , David Hockney , George Melly , Michael Frayn and John Fortune. Producer Rebecca Stratford (R)
BBC Radio Collection: Alan Bennett at the BBC. an anthology of his recordings is available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com.


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: John Fortune.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford
Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Forty Years On

Alan Bennett 's acclaimed satirical comedy. Albion House's retiring headmaster is outraged by the school's traditional end-of-year play which is being produced by his successor. The headmaster can only see his beloved standards being mocked. Yet within the parody lies a painful nostalgia fora more peaceful, vanished age. with Hassan Akram. Luke Blackall. Mark Lowen , Nicholas Netzgen , Tom Milner , Marcus Mumford , Hiten Pankhania ,
Matthew Poulson , Jack Schennum , Ripton Scott , Simon Spiro and pupils from King's College School, Wimbledon. Choir boys
Dominic Conte and Luke Eastman. Original music by Colin Sell , performed by members of the East 15 Acting School Piano Pete Ringrose. Director Gordon House (R)
BBC Radio Collection: Forty Years On is available on CD and audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com.


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Hassan Akram.
Unknown: Luke Blackall.
Unknown: Mark Lowen
Unknown: Nicholas Netzgen
Unknown: Tom Milner
Unknown: Marcus Mumford
Unknown: Hiten Pankhania
Unknown: Matthew Poulson
Unknown: Jack Schennum
Unknown: Ripton Scott
Unknown: Simon Spiro
Unknown: Dominic Conte
Music By: Colin Sell
Piano: Pete Ringrose.
Headmaster: Alan Bennett
Matron: Eleanor Bron
Franklin: Robert Bathurst
Tempest: Adam Godley
MissNisbitt: Auriol Smith
Teacher: Nicholas Boutton
Head boy: Han Goodman
Radio voice: Gavin Mulr

: Dreaming of Whales

Mark Carwardine travels the globe exploring some of our largest marine mammals.
Southern Right Whales. This week he visits South Africa where southern right whales gatherto calve in the summer.
Producer Sarah Blunt (R). E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley and guests end the year by looking ahead to 2001 -and a likely general election. Including 10.45 Women at the Top
Editor John Evans. Womenattne 7bprptdWed 3 January8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans.

: One Amazing Year

See out 2000 and see in 2001 in the company of David Aaronovitch and guests from different parts of the world. They reflect on this millennium year and com pare the British way of doing things with those in other countries, such as New Year poems in Sweden and traditional music in Uganda. Producers Tom Alban and Andrea Kidd


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producers: Tom Alban
Producers: Andrea Kidd

: News

: 2001 - Heaven and HAL

Extended rptfrom 4pm

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