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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

Parish church of St Nicolas, Newbury, Berkshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A Time of Gifts. Fergal Keane takes a seasonal look at the business of giving and receiving. ProducerTamsin Collinson. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Producertamsin Collinson.

: Living World

A Very Berry Christmas. Lionel Kelleway attends the first mistletoe and holly market of the year and learns more about the myth, magic and mystery surrounding these evocative berries and the trees that bear them. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of the only national UK charity that works with and for grandparents and grandchildren. Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Grandparents Federation, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 27 December 3pm


Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

The last of four services for Advent, from the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast, with the Most Rev Dr Robin Eames , Archbishop of Armagh, and seasonal music by the Schools Choirs. Director Of music Dr Joe McKee. Producer RobertTosh


Unknown: Dr Robin Eames
Music: Dr Joe McKee.

: Letter from America

With AliStairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Sunday morning's fresh approach to news, with the most intelligent conversation about the big stories of the week. Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the "naked chef", Jamie Oliver. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened rpt Friday 28 December 9am


Unknown: Jamie Oliver.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The alternative to panel games. Repeated from Monday

: The Food Programme

Does the seasonal instruction to "eat, drink and be merry" apply to our children? This week Sheila Dillon visits a primary school and a theatre education project to consider ways of educating young people about the pleasures and perils of alcohol. Producer Jessica Mitchell. Extended repeat Christmas Eve 4.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: The World This Weekend until 1.20

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Soul Music

The last part of the series exploring emotive pieces of music. 6: Silent Night.The Rev Ian Bradley and Prof Richard Watson tell the history of one of the world's most popular carols. Producer RosieBoulton(R)


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Unknown: Prof Richard Watson

: Gardeners' Question Time Christmas Special

A special Christmas edition of the programme from the Dordogne in France with John Cushnie ,
Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster , including an insight into the challenges and benefits of gardening across the Channel. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened repeat Boxing Day 3. 15pm.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Classic Serial: Tom Brown's Schooldays

Concluding Joe Dunlop 's dramatisation of Thomas Hughes 's classic novel, recorded on location at Rugby School. 2: Tom's career at Rugby could be coming to a premature end, but Dr Arnold has a plan.
With David Miller , James Fearn , and Rollo Hilbery Producer Jill Waters. Director Chris Wallis.


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Thomas Hughes
Unknown: David Miller
Unknown: James Fearn
Unknown: Rollo Hilbery
Producer: Jill Waters.
Director: Chris Wallis.
Tom: Robert Hardy
Young Tom: Tom Huntingford
East: Henry Peters
Flashman: Jordan Copeland
Older: Arthur Ben Crowe
Madman: Ed Southcott
Whales: Tom Cartlidge
Radford: Will Best
Arthur: Robert Marshall
Tadpole: Jack Howell
Dr Arnold: Peter Marlnker
Matron: Liz Bagley
Velveteen: Daniel Harcourt
Master: David Thorpe
Diggs: James Kerr
Williams: Robert Wilson
Jackson: Harry Myers
Rude boy: Matthew Hardcastle
Young boy: Alex Livingstone

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter and guests Deborah Moggach ,
Terence Blacker and Jo Shapcott review the best of the year'sfiction and discuss their choices: including
AccordingtoQueeney by Beryl Bainbridge , The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri and TheSiegeby Helen Dunmore. Producer Dymphna Flynn. Repeated Thursday 27 December 4pm
January's Bookclub: The Falls and Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Manil Suri
Unknown: Helen Dunmore.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: Ian Rankin

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion present a hit parade of listeners' favourite poetry requests, read by Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 29 December 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Read By: Ralph Fiennes
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Britain through the Back Door

John Waite investigates the desperate lengths some refugees go to in their attempts to enter Britain. Producer Sue Mitchell. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Sue Mitchell.

: Wheels within Wheels

The second of three letters by travel writer,
Dervla Murphy. Today she talks about her passion for travelling by bicycle through some of the world's most inaccessible landscapes. Rptd Saturday 29 December 7.45pm


Unknown: Dervla Murphy.

: Pick of the Week

Christopher Cook presents his selection of highlights from BBC radio overthe last seven days. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.

: The Archers

Lynda has too much turkey. Repeated Christmas Eve 2pm Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Ding-Dongs (soaps): page 24

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine. This week it's pantomime time as actress Linda Robson , poet Michael Rosen and writer Jacqueline Wilson get ready for the ball in spacecat Cromerty's very own version of Cinderella, where the glass coach will be full of mousey snacks. William Nicholson reads the eighth episode of his book The Windsinger. Presented by Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: William Nicholson
Presented By: Matt Smith.
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's history of Britain. The reader is Robert Powell. Episode 32: 1947. A harsh winter and independence for India. ProducerPeteAtkin. Revised repeat
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb box sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Robert Powell.

: A World in Your Ear

Another selection of international radio highlights. Repeated from Friday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen goes in search of the truth about nicknames. Plus an update on listeners' favourite words Of 2001. Producer Belette Holt-Fente . Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Belette Holt-Fente

: Money Box

Repeated from Saturday 22 December 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

David Walker asks whether New Labour is poised for more active intervention in the affairs of the private Sector. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reflects on the political year and on Tony Blair 's record in power. Including at 10.45
Maiden Speeches Nick Utechin continues his tale of great-and tragic-first speeches in the Commons. Producer John Evans. Maiden Speeches producer Dave Batchelor Repeated Boxing Day 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Nick Utechin
Producer: John Evans.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty 's guests discuss theirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Lost Voices

David Rayvern Allen uncovers the physical and psychological scars that are left behind when a professional singer's once wonderful voice disappears. Producer Simon Elmes (R)


Unknown: David Rayvern Allen
Producer: Simon Elmes

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