Presented by Canon Stephen Oliver. There's a New Life in Jesus (arr Swinford). Thou Art the Everlasting Word (Supreme). 1 John 1, wl-7. Jesus (arr
Swinford). Lord, forthe Years (Lordofthe Years). Director of music Nigel Swinford.
Leyhill Prison is famous for the gardens created by its officers and inmates. This yeartwo of the staff, Sally Scott and Terry Dive , visited Idete Prison in Tanzania to help with a new project. Producer Cathy Packe
In a special hour-long edition, chairman
Nicholas Parsons and panellists Clement Freud ,
Sheila Hancock , Paul Merton and Graham Norton return to the show's firstvenue, the Playhouse Theatre, London, to celebrate 35 years of hesitation, repetition and deviation. Celebrity subject-setters include Pam Ayres , Gyles Brandreth ,
Charles Collingwood , Jenny Eclair , Steve Frost , Chris Neill and ROSS Noble. Producer Claire Jones
"Now, but now, we break ourfast together. We have waited all our lives for this ..." To celebrate the 80th anniversary of BBC religious broadcasting, Michael Symmons Roberts 's specially commissioned poem instigates an exploration of ritual and celebratory meals and the intimate link between faith and food. Music by Rhett Brewer producer JeremyGrange RptdonSunSJan
By Jennifer Curry. The moving story of the love affair between Alison Grant and Arthur Waley , the famous translator of Oriental poetry.
Director Cherry Cookson
Magician and broadcaster Hugh Levinson meets the hidden geniuses who devise "miracles" for conjurors. Can Ali Bongo and Pat Page dream up a miraculous trick with a random group of props? Producer Hugh Levinson
In the summer, the abandoned army base once called Camp Dunlap , in the Californian desert, is empty.
But when the first snowfalls across America, it comes alive. Hundreds of campers go to spend winter in the sun, in a place with no power, no water and no parking fees. Peter Day hears the stories of the people who created "Slab City". Producer Neil Koenig
3: Dark Thoughts. An essay on the spiritual aspects of darkness, taking us from infant fears of the dark to the blackness of the universe and the underworld. Plus new poems by Ruth Padel and Collete Bryce. Producer Sean Walsh
A two-part festive special from Hell, written by Andy Hamilton. Part2. Knocking on Heaven's Door
Satan's epic quest concludes as he meets Death, Davina McCall , and St Peter and his rottweilers.
With Michael Fenton Stevens , Felicity Montagu , Philip Pope and Claire Skinner. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer Repeated at 11.30pm
John Wilson goes behind the scenes at the British Museum with its new director, Neil McGregor , who gives his first broadcast interview as the museum celebrates its 250th anniversary. Producer Robyn Read
In the first of two debates chaired by Edward Stourton , former Dome chief executive PY Gerbeau argues that the UK is the best place to live in the world. Producer Jim Frank Repeated Saturday 4 January
The first in a series of talks in which Michael Shea - writer, diplomat, former member of the Cabinet
Office staff and press secretary to the Queen -tells his stories of state visits, presidents and prime ministers. Producer Zillah Watson Repeated Sunday 5 January
In 1899, the head of the American patent office suggested that it be closed down, as there couldn't be anything left to discover. Now, after more than a century of spectacular innovation, are we anywhere nearerthe end of science? Bob May , President of th( Royal Society, begins a four-part investigation into the basic laws of nature and asks if we're close to understanding them fully. Producer Martin Redfern
By Nicholas Mcinerny. In the second of two sequels to Dickens's A Christmas Carol, we return to the firm of Scrooge and Marley 15 years afterthe events of the book. Tiny Tim has become the ruthless manager of the company, and is poised to become the most powerful businessman in London - butthen he receives the first of three disturbing visitors.
Producer Peter Leslie Wild
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