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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Allison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Allison Elliot.

: Farming Today

British farmers report on their experiences of sharing skills with farmers in Africa. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Today

With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morns.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Laura Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Laura Thomas Shortened

: Daily Service

With the Rev Tony Burnham. Sing We Now of Christmas
(Noel Nouvelet ). Luke 2, wl-7. Joy(Dickau). Go, Tell It on the Mountain (trad American). With Pure Sound, the Youth Choir of St Luke's United Methodist
Church, Houston, Texas. Director of music Sid Davis.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: Noel Nouvelet
Music: Sid Davis.

: Book of the Week: The LastEnglishman - the Life of JL Carr

By Byron Rogers , read by Kenneth Branagh. JL Carr was the most English of Englishmen. The author of A Month in the Country spent most of his working life as headmaster of a Northamptonshire school, where he was an enthusiastic follower of cricket and a tireless campaigner for the conservation of country churches. But he was also the author of six of the quirkiest, most comic novels in English. Abridger/Producer Chris Wallis Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Byron Rogers
Read By: Kenneth Branagh.
Read By: Jl Carr
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Honey from a Weed
Parti of this week's Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Sally, the Search and Rescue Dog

Edward de la Billiere follows the training of dogs like Sally, a border collie, who play a major part in the local Mountain Rescue Team, saving the lives of millions of walkers and climbers each year. Producer Joanne Stevens


Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Our Brave Boys

New series Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence, where officers from each of the armed services find themselves uncomfortably underthe command of civil servantZelda.
1: Flying Tonite.Can it really be true that the MoD is taking UFOs seriously? . Godwin
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wg Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
CdrBill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldl

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: Masterteam

Reading meets Manchester in the latest round of the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Hosted by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Facing the Mirror

By Steve May. Robert Sockhart is turning into his mother. Now she's dead and he wants to shake her off- and do things right with his daughter - but his mother keeps turning up in Robert's face and hair and under his skin. A Hilton
Pianist Steve May Director Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Steve May.
Unknown: Robert Sockhart
Director: Mary Ward Lowery
Robert: James Quinn
Mother: Pat Keen
Chloe: Cherie Taylor-Battlste
Vicar: Anarew Miran
Mark: Ben Casswell

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer personal finance questions. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Scottish Shorts

A week of new writing from Scotland.
1: Being Leonard Cohen by Sarah Rauchas , a comic account of a woman's search for a vocation, read by Irene MacDougall. producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Sarah Rauchas
Read By: Irene MacDougall.
Producer: Bruce Young

: The Musical Storybook

A week-long series of stories put to music by children. 1: The Lang Pack.Children from Bellingham Middle School in Northumberland dramatise and perform a local folk story about how a maidservant outwits some wicked robbers. With incidental music written by the schoolchildren themselves. Music animateur David Munro Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: David Munro
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Food Programme

Bombay Lunch Boxes. Extended rpt of yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie confronts our view of the world, examining what unites and divides peoples and Cultures acrOSS the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Oh No It's Not! Oh Yes It Is !

It's actor Berwick Kaler 's 25th year of playing the dame at York Theatre Royal, one of the most popular pantomimes in the country. All this week,
Rony Robinson follows the creative process of this year's pantomime from the February announcement of the dame's silver jubilee panto through to opening night. Producer Andy Cartwright Repeated at 12.15am


Unknown: Berwick Kaler
Unknown: Rony Robinson
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Best of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 2003

Humphrey Lyttelton introduces a compilation of highlights from the antidote to panel games in 2003. Join Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke -
Taylor with guests Jeremy Hardy , Tony Hawks, Harry Hill , Sandi Toksvig and Ross Noble to catch some classic moments from the past year. Colin Sell provides musical accompaniment. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, along with various collections and anniversary editions, are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Introduces: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Harry Hill
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Phil shows some brotherly love.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson investigates our continuing fascination with the Romans in the light of recent books, including Robert Harris 's bestselling novel Pompeii, Tom Holland 's successful history Rubicon and Allan MaSSie 'S Caligula. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Tom Holland
Unknown: Allan Massie
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Honey from a Weed

Patience Gray's Journey, dramatised in five parts from her writings by Rod Dungate. In the 1960s, food writer and journalist Patience Gray gave up her London life to live in the Mediterranean with sculptor Norman Mommands. Overthe following years she lived in Tuscany, Catalonia, Naxos and Apulia, experiencing the life and food of the ordinary country people they lived among. 1: First Stop Tuscany utner parts played by members of the cast
Producer Karen Rose Director David Battcock Rptdfrom 10.45am


Unknown: Rod Dungate.
Unknown: Norman Mommands.
Director: David Battcock Rptdfrom
r-auence: Anna Massey
Norman: David Collings
Lodon friend: Becky Hindley
Alceste: Peter Polycarpou
Marco: Ewan Bailey
Dirce: Mla Soteriou

: The Long Search

William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain. 6: The TimesTheyAre
A-changing. In the final part of the series, Dalrymple asks how secular a nation Britain now is and whether religion has any part to play in its future. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Probably the Best Day in the World

Annually, at the start of November, the Danish capital has one thing on its mind: beer, a spicy, seasonal brew that is made just for yuletide. Since its introduction some 15 years ago, Christmas Beer has taken Denmark by storm. And the most important moment is the ritual when the Christmas brew is distributed in a specially determined circuit around the capital. Simon Calder spends 24 hours in the Danish capital proving that we're only here for the beer. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Rainforests of the Deep

rMark Stephen reveals the treasures of an ancient environment lying 1,000 feet deep -the beauty and diversity of Britain's own coral reefs.
Producer Monise Durrani Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

r By Thomas Hardy , abridged in 15 parts by Sally Marmion and read by Douglas Hodge. A life of devotion begins as Gabriel Oak sets eyes on the spirited Bathsheba Everdeneforthe first time. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Sally Marmion
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Unknown: Gabriel Oak
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday 27 December at 9am

: News

: Oh No It's Not ! Oh Yes It Is!

AM Repeated from 6.15pm

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