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: Test Match Special

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


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

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr David Hope , Archbishop of York.


Unknown: Dr David Hope

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK. Producer Benjamin Chesterton Open Country Christmas Special is on Christmas Day at 7.05am


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Test Match Special

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


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

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday 22 December at llpm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys oftravel are explored by wanderlust presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uK


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Marriage Years

3: 1999. The year of the solar eclipse, Posh and Becks on theirthrones and the new millennium, But was marriage itself entering a new era? Couples wno married in 1999 discuss sexuality, tiaras and what marriage meant at the turn of the century. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times looks back at the political highlights Of the week. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A selection of seasonal insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Penny Hasiam Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

A merry look at the week's news from
Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Fred MacAulay and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Petersfield, Hampshire, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes
Labour peer Lord Hattersley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Murder on the Home Front

By Michael Crompton , adapted for radio by Molly Lefebure. A new episode starring Emily Bruni and Kevin Whately.
5: The Horsham Trunk Murder.In last week s episode, Hardcastle was the victim of a bomb blast and lay inert underthe debris in a London stret. How will Molly survive without him?
Director John Dove


Unknown: Michael Crompton
Unknown: Molly Lefebure.
Unknown: Emily Bruni
Unknown: Kevin Whately.
Director: John Dove
Hardcastle: Kevin Whately
Molly: Emily Bruni
MrsB: Mary MacLeod
McNab: Jonathan Hackett
Arthur: Fred Ridgeway
Collins: Brian Protheroe
Dawson: David Shaw-Parker
Sandra: Sian Brooke

: Dig Here

Mark Whitakerjoins a six-week archaeological dig in a garden in Mellor, Cheshire. For the past six years a team of professional and amateur archaeologists have dug around the rhododendrons and vegetable patches in an attempt to discoverthe garden's history. This yearthey found Romanjewellery,
Mesolithic flints and more. The hilltop garden may hold the clues to ancient habitation stretching back thousands Of years. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Mark Whitakerjoins
Producer: Janet Graves

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge Producer Natasha Maw EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

What are the best films to look out forthis
Christmas? Jim White presents a roundup of films for the festive season on both the big and small screens as well as the week's new releases, including Cold Mountain, an American Civil War epic directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Jim White
Directed By: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Jude Law
Unknown: Nicole Kidman.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Mairi Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Stories from the Wards

2: Another programme in a series of stories from NHS workers offers two differing perspectives on transplant surgery. Atheatre technician tells of the first time he was involved in ending the life of a patient during an operation, and a transplant nurse speaks of a kidney transplant recipient whose kidney was retransplanted after his sudden death, a first in UK medical history. Repeated from Sunday

: The Archive Hour: Divine Comedy

"He's not the Messiah! He's a very naughty boy! Former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway presents a searching and thought-provoking analysis of the contentious relationship between religion and comedy. ProducerPennie Latin

: Classic Serial: Weather in the Streets

Rosamund Lehmann 's account of an illicit love affair continues the story of Olivia, whose rite of passage into adulthood was described in Invitation to the Waltz. Now living a faintly bohemian life in London of the early 1930s, Olivia meets up again with Rollo, the handsome and unhappily married son of Lord and Lady Spencer, and falls prey once more to his charm and confidence. Dramatised by Hattie Navlor.
With Paul Dodgson. Joshua Boyden and Olivia Crook. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Rosamund Lehmann
Dramatised By: Hattie Navlor.
Unknown: Paul Dodgson.
Unknown: Joshua Boyden
Unknown: Olivia Crook.
Producer: Sara Davies
Olivia: Eve Best
Rollo: Jonathan Firth
Lady Spencer: Diana Quick
Kate: Jenny Coverack
Anna: Dee Sadler
Simon: Ben Tlnnlswood
MrsCurtis: Jacqueline Tong
Mangold: Rachel Lewis

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

London meet the West Midlands in the latest contest in the quest for the general knowledge quiz team of the year. Hosted by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Poetry Societies

The British Haiku Society. Judith Palmer visits the British Haiku Society in Preston to explore an ancient Japanese verse form. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Judith Palmer

: The Late Story: Omphaloskepsis

4: Nauscopy by Robert Dodds , read by Michael Perceval-Maxwell . In an isolated house by a barren, sun-beaten shore a man waits with his family. Far out to sea, something is approaching. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Robert Dodds
Read By: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Test Match Special:

Sri Lanka v England
The Third Test at Colombo. Commentary on the fourth day's play.
Producer Peter Baxter ★Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

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