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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought fbrthe Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: The Choice

Last in the series with Michael Buerk. This week he talks to Heather Mills , Sir Paul McCartney 's fiancee, about her choice not to resign herself to life in a wheelchair following a road accident in which she lost her leg. Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Heather Mills
Unknown: Sir Paul McCartney
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Caistermen Never Turn Back

The last part in the series about the history of the lifeboat service. 4: Norfolk's lifeboat service has changed considerably over 200 years, but those who volunteerto risk their own lives to save the lives of strangers are following a tradition laid down generations ago. Paul Heiney asks: why do they do it? Producer Neil Walker.


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Neil Walker.

: Book of the Week: Chosen for Christmas

2: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4. By Sue Townsend. Read by Sam Moloney. Adrian prepares for Christmas. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sue Townsend.
Read By: Sam Moloney.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. A Virgin Most Pure (arrWood). Matthew 11, w2-ll. Canite Tuba (Guerrero). Long Ago, Prophets Knew (Personent Hodie). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Be Not Afraid by John RetCher. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: John Retcher.

: King John's Treasure: 2: Found in the Wash

The final programme following a modern-day treasure hunt searching for the original crown jewels of England, reputedly lost in the Wash by King John in October 1216. William Smethurst and Jacqueline McGlade search for the old causeway that the king's army followed and use modern survey techniques to look for evidence of the treasure beneath the potato fields of Lincolnshire. Producer Jan Castle


Unknown: William Smethurst
Unknown: Jacqueline McGlade

: The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

2: Burglars. The crime rate in Great Pagwell soars from zero to one as the Professor finds he has been burgled. But his ingenuity is more than equal to the problem, as almost everyone discovers except the burglar. For details see yesterday

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Reporter's Notes

The last in the series in which Emily Buchanan talks to foreign correspondents about the music that has accompanied their most memorable assignments. 4: Sandy Gill recalls his time spent in Idi Amin 's execution cell, discusses his interest in Afghanistan and gives his impressions of some of the key events he has witnessed in almost 40 years of reporting for Reuters and ITN, from Vietnam to the Gulf War. Producer Paul Kobrak


Talks: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Sandy Gill
Unknown: Idi Amin
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Get Stuffed! The Farcical Lifeof Georges Feydeau

Written by Natalia Power. The famous farces of Georges Feydeau , full of serial marital infidelities, were grounded in his parents' bitter marriage, and then later his own. And the worse domestic life got, the funnierthe plots became. Director Peter Kavanagh


Written By: Natalia Power.
Unknown: Georges Feydeau
Georges: Nigel Anthony
Georges (18)/nurse: Jonathan Forbes
DrBour: Geoffrey Whrtehead
Léocadie/Angelique/Manon: Carolyn Pickles
Ernest/Gruyere: Chris Godwin
Georges (10)/Marie-Anne: Rosie Fellner
Ribardier: Ewan Bailey

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates listeners' historical queries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick. LETTERS: [address removed]. EMAIL: Making.History@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick.

: Ned Sherrin's Theatrical Anecdotes

Ned Sherrin 's alphabet of theatrical anecdotes. A collection of showbusiness legends, stories and gossip. 2: C-E.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Chicken Nuggets

With Jane Horrocks. 2: Which Came F7rst?Chickens helped to win the Second World War and we rewarded them by putting them in battery farms and printing little lions on theireggs. Salmonella had us worried for a while, but now we can choose "corn-fed", "free-range" or "organic". What next? How about chickens genetically modified to taste the way they used to? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jane Horrocks.

: More or Less

Andrew Dilnot explores the ubiquitous, powerful and sometimes deceitful language of numbers, both political and personal, in the eclectic magazine programme on all things quantifiable. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: A Good Read

Novelist Louise Doughty asks Tanni Grey-Thompson , the quadruple gold medallist from the Sydney paralympics, and former culture secretary Chris Smith MP, to argue the case fortheir favourite paperbacks. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Tanni Grey-Thompson
Unknown: Chris Smith
Producer: Miles Warde.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Another celebrated raconteur reminisces before a live audience. 5: Warren Mitchell talks about where his love of acting began, the terrors of performing on live television and how Alf Garnett came into his life.
Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Alf Garnett
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Wassail, wassail all OverthetOwn. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and finds out which of this year's many celebrity autobiographies has proved most popular in the bookshops. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Be Not Afraid

The story behind Handel's composition of the oratorio Messiah. Dramatised by John Fletcher. 2: Hallelujah
Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Handel: Derek Jacobi
Britton: John Hartley
Mrs Pendarves: Sarah Badel
Servant John: Andy Robb
Jenny: Susan Tully
Harpsichordist: Christian Cumyn

: Britain through the Back Door

John Waite investigates the desperate lengths some refugees are prepared to go in their attempts to enter Britain. Producer Sue Mitchell. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Sue Mitchell.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Simon Clancy. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Simon Clancy.

: Case Notes

The state of your bowels can tell you a lot about your general health - but most people shy away from talking about it. Dr Graham Easton asks the experts what's normal, and how much evidence there is that a high-fibre diet really does protect you against cancer. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk.
Repeated Wednesday4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Three Men on the Brummet

By Jerome K Jerome. Part 2. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Jerome K Jerome.

: The Big Town All Stars

The last of the second series of Bill Dare 's comedy about a struggling a cappella band.
4: The Ballad of Kenny and Christineby Sam Bain. The new love of Kenny's life is clever, beautiful and she loves singing. In fact she loves singing so much she wants to join the band. Which would be brilliant news if Nelson, Johnny and Lorelei didn't really, really hate her.
With Dave Lamb. Giles New , Bill Dare. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Sam Bain.
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Unknown: Giles New
Unknown: Bill Dare.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Kenny: Stephen Tompkinson
Lorelei: Nicola Walker
Christine: Debra Stephenson
Johnny: Adrian Scarborough
Nelson: Brian Bovell

: News

: Book of the Week: Chosen for Christmas

Repeated from 9.45am

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