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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament Depending on recess.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rt Rev Richard Harries
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the Children's Laureate Anne Fine , who has more than 60 books in print.


Unknown: Anne Fine

: Book of the Week: Chosen for Christmas

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.


Unknown: Jilly Cooper.
Read By: Annette Crosbie.
Unknown: Scarlett O'Aga
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Act of Worship

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb

: Woman's Hour

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: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: John Fletcher.

: Home for Christmas

Yorkshire poet Ian McMillan looks forthe myths and realities, past and present, which surround hearth and home at this festive time. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

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

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

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


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Unknown: Berlin Wall.
Producer: Julia Rooke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tasty Morsels

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


Unknown: Lindsay Jane Sedgwick.
Unknown: Sandy Love
Director: David Hunter
Sandy: Sarah Corbett
Eric: Alastair Danson
Garth: Jonathan Forbes
Frank: Christopher Godwin
Alyn: Richard Clements
Myna: Carolyn Pickles
Kate: Suzanne Heathcote
Maggie: Helen Longworth

: Veg Talk

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.


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Henrietta Green
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Ned Sherrin's Theatrical Anecdotes

Ned Sherrin 's reaches the end of his alphabet of theatrical anecdotes. 5: R-Z.
Selected by Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Chicken Nuggets

5: Little Red Rooster. Why are chickens funny? How did Foghorn Leghorn get his voice? And why does the Big Brother house have hens? For details see Monday


Unknown: Foghorn Leghorn

: Word of Mouth

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


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

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
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers Series 2. Part 2 and The
Specials (featuri ng norvbroadcast material) are both available now on audio cassette and CD from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Mario Stylianides.

: The Archers

Mixed emotions at the party.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Sue Wilson.
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Sue Wilson.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gillimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clame: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Moir Leslie
Greg: Marc Finn
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Be Not Afraid

The story behind Handel's composition of the oratorio Messiah. Dramatised by John Fletcher. 5: Rejoice!
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Handel: Derek Jacobi
Dubourg: Stanley Townsend
Janson: John Hartley
Susannah: Susan Tully

: Any Questions?

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


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

With veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: 2,000 Miles

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


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Mike: Alan Cox
Dad: Malcolm Storry
Angie: Yasmin Hickson
Suzie: Claudie Blakley
Tommy: Rob Jarvis
Meg: Lizzie McPhee
Storyteller: Kim Wall

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E MAIL: wor1d.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Three Men on the Brummel

The last part of Jerome K Jerome 's classic comedy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jerome K Jerome

: Last Man In

Sports magazine programme. Jim White uncovers the best Stories Of Christmas sport. Producer Richard Mcilroy


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Richard McIlroy

: Slow Slow Quick Quick Slow

The story of Victor Si Ivester , who taught Britain to dance to his Strict time music. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Victor Si Ivester
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: News

: Book of the Week: Chosen forChristmas

Repeated from 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

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