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: World News

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Third Test from Colombo,
Sri Lanka. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Timothy Bartlett.

Contributors

Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.

Contributors

Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Test Match Special

*
Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Third Test from Colombo,
Sri Lanka. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Third Test from Colombo,
Sri Lanka. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Unknown: Sri Lanka.
Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history or ideas. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn-a Life

By Caroline Moorhead. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown: Caroline Moorhead.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. There's a Light upon the Mountains (Wostenholm). Philippians 4, w4-y.
Light of the World (Dankworth). Spanish Carol
(Carter). With BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl of the Year,
Mane Macklin. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.

Contributors

Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Unknown: Mane MacKlin.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Test Match Special

*
Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Third Test from Colombo,
Sri Lanka. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: John Murray
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Behave Yourself Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Bill Law reports from Saudi Arabia on the ruling house of Saud, caught between a rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism and awkward ties to America. Law explores the rifts that threaten to tear Saudi society apart and plunge an already insecure region into a new and ever more dangerous instability. Producer Bill Law Repeated on Monday

: Going the Rounds

At Christmas time, the lanes around
Thomas Hardy 's birthplace echo to traditional Dorset carols as the Thomas Hardy Society and musicians, the Madding Crowd, re-enact Going the Rounds from
Under the Greenwood Tree. As she follows the performance around the original locations, local writer and broadcaster Claire Kendall-Price discovers how traditional customs, places ana people feature in the novel during this seasonal celebration of Hardy's Wessex. Producer Andy Cartwright

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Thomas Hardy Society
Unknown: Greenwood Tree.
Unknown: Claire Kendall-Price
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Maggie Ayre

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: All of You on the Good Earth

By Stephen Sharkey.
On Christmas Eve,1968, the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned flight to the moon, orbited ten times. In this play, the spacecraft's progress is followed obsessively by 11-year-old astronaut enthusiast Neil O'Brien who becomes increasingly engrossed in the mission as he tries to block out the family problems that look set to ruin Christmas - and the space mission - for him.

Contributors

Writer: Stephen Sharkey
Producer/Director: Janet Whitaker
Neil: Sean Harrison
Mum: Fiona Victory
Dad: Daniel Ryan
Himself: Brian Perkins

: Check Up

Lung Complaints. Asthma is just one of the many respi ratory diseases affecting the nation's health. To find out the difference between emphysema, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, contact the programme with your questions. Barbara Myers puts your calls to an expert. Telephone: [number removed] email: checkup@bbc.co.uK Producer Erika Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Patricia Routledge makes an appeal on behalf of the Abbeyfield Society.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: Take Off

4: Unreported Inbound Palermo. "This should be the history of an aeroplane, because an aeroplane knows its history - how many people in the world know its history?" For details see Monday

: Back to the Drawing Board

4: Inventors don't all live in sheds but most are still, by nature, bad businessmen. Now, one man's simple concept is taking technical experts and entrepreneurs to the inventors, so they can all get rich together. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sylvia Smith about My
Holidays, a travel book which details herdisastrous journeys since 1962. And the novelist Donna Tartt explains why she's obsessed by Robert Louis Stevenson. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
.

Contributors

Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Sylvia Smith
Unknown: Donna Tartt
Unknown: Robert Louis

: The Material World

A hundred years after the Wright Brothers made their historic first flight, Quentin Cooper ponders the future of air travel. Plus a look at how people behave in a fire. Cooper discovers how simulating human behaviour can save lives. Producer Martin Redfern
Adam Hart-Davis on the Wright Brothers: page 36

Contributors

Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

This week the Consultants take early retirement but somehow blow their wad on the craps table and end up back where they started. With Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. Producer Will Saunders BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The first series of this programme is available on CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings.

: The Archers

Lynda's rehearsal goes awry. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, presented by Francine Stock. Producer Kirsty Pope
.

Contributors

Presented By: Francine Stock.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Behave Yourself

4: At the Beauty Parlour. Bobby decides to reinforce her confidence with trips to the hairdresser and beautician. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Red Crescent, Red Star

Two ambulance services: one conflict.
Richard Miron and Barbara Plett follow Israeli and Palestinian ambulance crews in action in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, where a callout can be a traffic accident- orasuicidebomb. Producer Jo Glanville
8.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Miron
Unknown: Barbara Plett
Producer: Jo Glanville

: Analysis

Playing the Global Game. As the dividing line between foreign and domestic policy disappears, Britain will find it increasingly difficult to pursue narrow, national interests defined by our island borders. But are we equipped, administratively or psychologically, to cope with the new challenges? Quentin Peel asks whetherthe secret lies in learning again to be team players, and if so, who should be in the team.
Producer Zareer Masani Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday
9.

Contributors

Unknown: Quentin Peel
Producer: Zareer Masani
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

The Hydrogen Bubble. In the last of the series we learn how President Bush believes that we'll all soon be driving cars powered by hydrogen gas. Producer AlasdairCross EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

By Akira Yoshimura. 9: The end has come. Takuya awaits trial for war crimes. The superiors - whom
Takuya previously regarded as honourable men - are frightened and are lying to save their own lives. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown: Akira Yoshimura.

: The Bigger Issues

4: This week the team take up arms against a sea of troubles. Starring Dave Lamb , Nick Walker , Jim North and Richie Webb. ProducerGareth Edwards (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Richie Webb.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.

Contributors

Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn - a Life

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The second day's play in the Third Test from Colombo. Including Newsat6.30am.*
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Producer: Peter Baxter








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