From St Mary's Church, Lymm in Cheshire.
News roundup and analysis from BBC World Service.
Writer Michelene Wandor reflects on whether or not we have any control over our destiny. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm
Anna Hill meet's people who live the real country life. Executive producer Steve Peacock
With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox
The Rev Nicholas Holtam. vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, with the traditional Radio 4
Christmas Appeal on behalf of the church s social work in the capital and around the country
Donations: [address removed]Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.2Bpm
From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College,
Belfast. With the Very Rev Dr John Dunlop. Another in the series for Advent, reflecting on groups of people in the nativity story. 2: The Shepherds
Director of music Ruth McCartney. producer BertTosh
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With Peter White.
The story behind the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal.
John Waite meets some of those who benefited from last year's appeal. Producer SallyFlatman
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Sue Lawley's guest today is the novelist Pat Barker.
Pat BarkerProducer: Leanne
The antidote to panel games visits the Devonshire
Park Theatre in Eastbourne. Jeremy Hardy joins
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday
Vanilla. Sheila Dillon celebrates a now ubiquitous flavour that less than a century ago was one of the world's most expensive tastes.
Producer Sam Thorn Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Free Delia cookbook: page 15
With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark
The series in which foreign correspondents share musical memories associated with their assignments. Emily Buchanan 's guest is
Mike Wooldridge , BBC world affairs correspondent, who covered the release of Nelson Mandela and the famine in Ethiopia. Producer Merilyn Harris (R)
Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in west Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor
5: In the last of the series meeting remarkable trees, Richard Uridge visits the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
. producer Sandra Keating
By John Wyndham. The conclusion of Dan Rebellato's two-part dramatisation of the gripping science-fiction classic about alien impregnation in a sleepy English village. See Thursday Beware the Stare! at 11.30am.
Director Polly Thomas. Music by Chris Madin. Repeated on Saturday
Chief Supt Westcot:
Peter Ackroyd joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his spooky and tangled novel Hawksmoor. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
January's Book Club selection is Clinging to the Wreckage by John Mortimer February: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Judith Palmer meets the members of the Dylan Thomas Society as they gather in Swansea for a special lunch to mark the 50th anniversary of the poet's death. Among the poems she hears is a previously unpublished rhyme jotted down in Dylan's fourth-form physics exercise book. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Saturday
Public interest immunity- sometimes known as a gagging order - is increasingly used by the Government to preventjuries from seeing sensitive information. In the light of criticism from the European Count of Human Rights, Fran Abrams asks whether Britishjustice is being corroded byaculture of secrecy. Repeated from Tuesday
Nick Clarke presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Nicky Barranger
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Sid does some detective work.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
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Barney Harwood reports on the Lord of the Rings Exhibition at London's Science Museum and paramedic Tom Lynch demonstrates his life-saving skills. Plus, part two of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken , read by Doon MacKichan. Producer Johnny V Leagas
Five stories about the bitterness of love. 5: Flight by Amanda Smyth , read by Sandra James-Young .
A younggirl grows up in the shadow of her mother's love life. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)
Rosie Goldsmith brings out the best of English-language radio stations around the world. Including a report from African radio on the alleged rape of Masai women by British soldiers and the phone-in host in Tasmania who nearly came to blows with Russell Crowe. Repeated from Friday
Michael Rosen presents another series of programmes about words and the way we speak. 1: Compliments of the Season. The art of praise, faint praise and downright dissing; plus the toe-curling language of feet and other parts of the anatomy. Repeated from Friday
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Pulp Nation. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks if we are getting what we want and need from TV, newspapers and publishers. Are we pandering to the lowest common denominator, or do we enjoy a richer cultural diversity than ever before? Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Keeping It In the Family. Veteran political writer Julia Langdon meets MPs who are themselves the offspring of politicians and discovers how their childhood experiences prepared them for their own careers.
1: Growing Up in a Political Household
Editor John Evans Keeping it in the Family Repeated Wed 8.45pm
Art critic Brian Sewell and Irish writer Josephine Hart talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Repeated from Tuesday
Malcolm Taylor investigates Cecil Sharp and the song, The Seeds of Love, that started him collecting traditional English folk tunes. (R)