5: How to Survive Christmas. By Jilly Cooper. Read by Annette Crosbie. "On Christmas morning Scarlett O'Aga staggers downstairs holding her hangover on with one hand." Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am.
Martha Kearney hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Be Not Afraid by John Fletcher. Part 5. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: email@example.com. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
5: One Prof Too Many. The Professor takes a holiday to Pagwell-on-Sea, onlytodiscoverthathe has a twin, who is performing the comedy act at the end of the pier. Their unexpected meeting has hilarious consequences. For details see Monday
In the programme which evesdrops on radio stations around the world, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall finds out what people are saying in the run-up to Christmas. She hears how a burglar prepares forthe season of goodwill and compares the sounds of Christmas in the Czech Republic before and afterthefall of the Berlin Wall. To her surprise, she discovers that
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer once saved the financial fortunes of a major US department store. Producer Julia Rooke. Repeated on Sunday
By Lindsay Jane Sedgwick. Sandy Love can't help thinking of men as varieties of cake: they are what they eat and how they eat. Each time she thinks it is true love and each time she loses a little more hope. In the end, most men are less than palatable. This is a bizarre quest for love in a world of cake.
Director David Hunter
This week Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks set up their stall at Lincoln's Christmas farmers' market. They'll be joined by local food-lover Henrietta Green to cook and chat to shoppers about what they' II be serving alongside the turkey this Christmas. Producer Paula McGinley.
Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 3: What's YourHandle? Michael (Mike, Mick, Mikey, Mickey or is it just "M"?) goes in search of the truth about the names we give ourselves and others inflict on us - nicknames. Plus an update on listeners favourite words of 2001. Producer Belette Holt-Fente Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
The show that promises an impression every minute. Starring Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens.
Producer Mario Stylianides. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Written by Mary Cutler. Director Sue Wilson.
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Mark Lawson and Francine Stock unwrap their selection of the highlights of the past year and talk to some of the names behind the headlines, including VS Naipaul who won the Nobel Prize for literature. Producer Robyn Read
Nick Clarke chairs a political discussion from St Albans in Hertfordshire with a panel including
Baroness Shirley Williams , author Frederick Forsyth and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury John Bercow MP. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
By Michael Butt. When Mike and his father meet up fortheir annual Christmas reunion, they discover that telling each other stories is not just entertaining, but also a way of communicating their deepest feelings.
Director Penny Gold
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