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: World News

: Test Match Special:

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

Contributors

Producer: Peter Baxter

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: World Report

News roundup and analysis from BBC World Service.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Mark Tully considers the importance of firm foundations -for buildings, for faith, for life. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Living World

Ducks, Decoys, Dave and His Dog. Brett Westwood catches mallard ducks in Gloucestershire. Producer Sheena Duncan

Contributors

Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Test Match Special:

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

Contributors

Producer: Peter Baxter

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

David Gower appeals on behalf of the Bat Conservation Trust. Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm

Contributors

Unknown: David Gower
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The last in the series for Advent, reflecting on groups of people in the nativity story. 4: The foreigner. Seasonal hymns and readings from St Germans Church, Cardiff, with Father Roy Doxsey and the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir conducted by John Hugh Thomas. Producer the Rev Roy Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown: Father Roy Doxsey
Conducted By: John Hugh
Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Fnday

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Analysis of the week's news with Patrick O'Connell.

Contributors

Unknown: Patrick O'Connell.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Fri

: Test Match Special:

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

Contributors

Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Country-rock singer Emmylou Harris talks to Sue Lawley about the eight records she chooses to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened repeat on New Year's Day at 10am

Contributors

Singer: Emmylou Harris

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From the Grand Theatre and Opera House in Leeas. Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by special guest Jeremy Hardy. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Andrew Jefford raises a glass to a vintage year tor English sparklingwhite wine. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This

Weekend With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark

Contributors

Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Reporter's Notes

4: Veteran correspondent Ann Leslie has reported from at least 70 countries during her career, She shares with Emily Buchanan some of the music that recalls those assignments and her Indian childhood. Producer Merilyn Harris

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Gardeners' Question Time

A Christmas edition from Mojacar in Spain where Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and John Cortes are guests of the Dames in Spain. They meet
Betty Ward , who has battled to create a garden in Europe s only desert. Plus a report on gardening in a semi-arid environment. Producer Trevor Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cortes
Unknown: Betty Ward
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: Headlong Hall

At a Christmas house party in north Wales the guests exchange philosophical flirtations under the eye of Miss Brindle-Mew, determined to marry off her niece and nephew before the festivities are over.

Repeated on Saturday 27 December at 9pm

Contributors

Writer: Thomas Love Peacock
Dramatised by: DJ Britton
Producer: Alison Hindell
Harpist: Margaret Harries
Miss Brindle-Mew: Elry Thomas
Escot: John McAndrew
Foster: Andrew Wincott
Cranium: Bill Wallis
Cephalis: Mali Harries
Caprioletta: Iola Hughes
Squire Headlong: Meic Povey
Sexton: Lestyn Jones
Rev Gaster: Richard Mitchley

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup and guests, including
Hanif Kureshi , Terry Pratchett and Anthony Minghella , discuss the art of adapting novels for the big screen. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Christmas Day at 7.15pm

Contributors

Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Hanif Kureshi
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Erin Riley

: Eternal Echoes

Michael Symmons Roberts meets the Irish poet John O'Donohue at his Connemara home, in the bleak yet beautiful landscape that inspires his work in the Christian and Celtic traditions.
Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Sat 27 December at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Unknown: John O'Donohue

: Europe - the Great Leap East

The enlargement of the European Union next year is one of the boldest steps taken in the history of European unification. David Sells travels to Cyprus, Slovenia and Poland to ask what the old dreams of unity mean in today's volatile world. Repeated from Tuesday

: Stories from the Wards

3: The last programme in this series of extraordinary stories from six diverse NHS workers. An art therapist talks about his inspirational work caringfor the elderly, and a psychiatric nurse recalls the case of a woman who had murdered her own baby.
Producer Simon Jacobs Repeated Saturday 27 December 7.45pm

Contributors

Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Pick of the Week

Fi Glover presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Alan and Joe strike a deal.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 41

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Join Barney Harwood to learn about the history of pantomime. Plus, the fourth episode of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. Producer Johnny VLeagas

Contributors

Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Joan Aiken.
Producer: Johnny Vleagas

: Crime in Mind

Five stories from cutting-edge writers.
2: Old Dogs, New Tricks by Stella Duffy , read by Marlene Sidaway. Marion Glaister has worked for the same company for 30 years. She is devastated when she is given three months' notice but, always pragmatic, Marion makes sure that her presence will be sorely missed. Producer Elizabeth Allard

Contributors

Unknown: Stella Duffy
Read By: Marlene Sidaway.
Read By: Marion Glaister
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A World in Your Ear

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 from Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Cats and Dogs Rosen looks at different ways of saying that it's raining and asks what's so bad about Brummie. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Dogs Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeatfrom 7.55am

: 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. But are we equipped to cope with the new challenges? With Quentin Peel. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown: Quentin Peel.

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports from behind the scenes at Westminster. Including at 10.45 Keeping It in the Family. 3: Life as an MP. JoumalistJulia Langdon talks to Nicholas Soames , Hilary Benn and other MPs who have followed in their parents' political footsteps. Editor John Evans
Keeping It in the Family repeated on Christmas Eve at 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Talks: Joumalistjulia Langdon
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Writer and film-maker Roger Deakin and director
Kristine Landon-Smith talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Deakin
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Let's Dance

2: Flamenco. The entrancing story of flamenco is told by author and historian Robin Totton.
Producer Sara Conkey

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Totton.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Third Test from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
ProducerPeterBaxter*Approximate time








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