With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
Editor Peter Knowles
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
" can look at a bauble and know that was made in 1996!" " Helen Lederergoes in search ofthe people who style Christmas and make it their business to persuade us to have a fashionable tree As she gets out her shoe box of decorations, what is their position on her wickerwork stars and red tinsel? Bin them. It's crystals this year- "tinsel isSOOver". Producer Sarah Taylor Bin those Bay City Rollers bows: page 119
Mr Maclntyre has been training Jack for the regional lawnmowing championships. With insider knowledge Danny persuades the local pensioners to take bets for the winner- but will it be Jack, and does Danny stand to lose a fortune?
Jack/Len/Mr Rafferty/Mrs Milne:
Rosie Goldsmith hears how English-language radio stations around the globe explore our final journey including the moving tale of the Texan prison warden who has witnessed scores of executions.
(Repeated on Sunday)
By Vayu Naidu.
Installation artist Anju Malik is preparing for her first exhibition, which previews on Christmas Eve. The family are arriving to celebrate, but not all of them are happy with what she is doing.
5: British inventors are getting better at selling both themselves and their ideas, and the world of business is beginning to understand how lucrative investing in new ideas can be. But there are still plenty of pitfalls. What would Utopia look like for the lone inventor? SeeMondayfordetails
Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Cats and Dogs
This week he looks at different ways of saying that it's raining and asks what's so bad about Brummie. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated on Sunday
A merry look at the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Fred MacAulay and a special guest.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday
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Alan faces a dilemma.
Written by Caroline Harrington Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
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5: At the Christmas Party. On Friday it's time to see if all Bobby's preparations have paid off, and whether she can survive the dreaded party with poise and Serenity. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Another chance to hear Alison Joseph 's dramatisation of a book by Russell Hoban. The turtles in London Zoo become the mutual obsession of two lonely strangers who dream of setting the turtles - and themselves - free. Starring Geraldine James and Bill Nighy.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane (R)
ByAkiraYoshimura. 10: Finally imprisoned, Takuya finds his feelings about his past crimes and his loyalty to his country changing. When he finally walks free he must choose again where his destiny lies. For details see Monday
Sri Lanka v England
The Third Test at Colombo. Commentary on the third day's play by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. Including News at 6.30am.
- Producer Peter Baxter ★Approximate time
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