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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Amanda Russell-Jones .


Unknown: Amanda Russell-Jones

: Leisure Update

EditorChris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge travels on The Ridgeway, an ancient highway of southern England. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts
Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes anotherwry look at some of the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Shortened llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Excess Baggage

Michael Palin continues his exploration of the Iron Curtain, this week visiting the town of Szczecin. After the Second World War the entire German population fled, followed by an influx of Poles, the latest in a legacy of shifting populations. He meets a cast of characters with extraordinary tales to tell of borders and the Cold-War era. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed]
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Palin
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Life in Front of Me, Home Behind

John Sessions traces the fascinating history and traditions behind the school song-those roaring, rousing anthems designed to inspire loyalty and pride in every trembling pupil. Vanessa Feltz ,
Shirley Conran , John Mortimer and others offer renditions of their school songs, and music masters discuss the joys of persuading children to Sing them. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Unknown: Shirley Conran
Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell concludes two political discussion programmes, sharpening the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart administers the perfect antidote to all yourgood intentions forthe New Year, with the satirical aid of Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Wessex Water
Operations Centre in Bath by panellists including, environmentalist George Monbiot and academic and broadcaster Dr David Starkey. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: George Monbiot
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.

: Any Answers?: [number removed]

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions ? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: A Man Lay Dead

by Ngaio Marsh, dramatised by Michael Bakewell
When a murder takes place at a country-house party, it poses another baffling case for the glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.


Author: Ngaio Marsh
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
CDI Alleyn: Jeremy Clyde
Sgt Bunce: Stephen Thorne
Sir Hubert: Donald Sinden
Nigel: Nick Waring
Arthur: John Moffatt
Marjorie: Dorothy Tutin
Angela: Molly Gaisford
Rosamund: Susannah Corbett
Charles: Derek Waring
Dr Tokareff: John Hartley

: The Lord Lieutenants

For almost 500 years the monarch has had a permanent representative - a Lord Lieutenant - in every county. In a four-part series
Richard Stilgoe explores the role of Lord Lieutenants and asks if this institution of the aristocracy has a place in the 21st century. In this programme he travels to Kent where Lord Kingsdown, aka Robin Leigh-Pemberton , the former Governor of the Bank of England, is hosting a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh to unveii a statue at Dover Castle.
Prince Phillip is at the castle for less than an hour, but his visit is the culmination of many months of Careful planning. Producer Dixi Stewart
Programme of the week: page 105


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Robin Leigh-Pemberton
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Sheila McClennon.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

This week on the film programme Andrew Collins talks to Ang Lee , director of Sense and Sensibility and The Ice Storm. His new film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, is martial arts meets fairytale filmed on high wires in the treetops of Hunan Province. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Ang Lee
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producers Ian Gardhouse and Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests with a look at the first cultural offerings of 2001, including Ang Lee 's latest film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Ang Lee
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Letter from Boggerthwaite

David Bean looks at the romantic image of the Lake District.
Producer Dave Sheasby (R)


Unknown: David Bean
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Beautiful, but Deadly

Throughout the history of Hollywood there have been actresses who have dominated the silver screen with their deadly allure, possessing the charms to entrap men and make them do their bidding. These actresses have come to be known as femmes fatales. Veteran Hollywood actor
Angus MaCinnes looks at the film beauties who could kiss and kill in equal measure. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Angus MacInnes
Producer: Ian Docherty

: Classic Serial: Hawksmoor

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 mirrorthe sacrifices from 300 years before. With Phillip Jackson and Norman Rodway. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Nick Fisher.
Unknown: Nicholas Dyer
Unknown: Phillip Jackson
Unknown: Norman Rodway.

: The Countryside Debates

Edward Stourton chairs three debates, this week focusing on the proposition that "Farming and food production should not be the primary activities in the countryside." Environmentalists and other rural experts argue overthe decline of agriculture and the future of the countryside. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the real-life history behind the scenes of six favourite operas.
5: Peter Grimes. At its 1945 premiere Benjamin Britten 's most famous opera was a sensation. The re-opening of Sadler's Wells theatre was a crucial morale booster afterthe war, and Britten was feted. But the opera hides many messages, not all of them welcome to the British establishment.
Producer Martin Smith (R)


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Martin Smith

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of requests for yourfavourite New Year poems. Readers Don Warrington, Barbara Flynn and Sally Cookson. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Sally Cookson.

: News

: The Late Book: On Stage atCheltenham

Physics and Chemistryby Jackie Kay. The concluding story bywriters at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature follows the scandal surrounding a Staff-room romance. ProducerSara Davies (R)


Unknown: Chemistryby Jackie Kay.

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