A special programme that asks how successful the Government has been in trying to cut child poverty. Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Honey from a Weed Part 5.
Senes editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm
New series A three-part series about the 17,000 servicemen and women who leave Britain's armed forces each year. Michael Nicholson meets some of them and hears how they found life in Civvy Street. 1: The General.General Sir Robin Ross retired from the position of Commandant General of the Marines seven years ago. Not content to potter around in retirement, he found that work in Civvy Street had its Own hostilities. Producer Sarah Taylor
"Meetthe Merry Mirth Makers, the Jolliest Weekly Paper on the Bookstall. Bob Monkhouse presents another chance to hear the three-part series on the children's comic Radio Fun, which was published from 1938 to 1961. Relive The Falcon, Stymie and his magic wishbone, Revnell and West and many Others Of the era. Producer Angela Sherwin
With John Waite and Liz Barclay. Including at
12.30 Face the Facts Special. John Waite returns to India for an update on the Coca-Cola plant there, first investigated on Fact the Facts last summer. Producer Susan Mitchell Editor Andrew Smith
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By Benjamin Zephaniah. Martin is on top of the world. He is popular and has done some modelling, is funny and is a good gymnast. Then one night he accepts a lift from Raider's Posse gang member, Apache, and his life changes for ever.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts
The last of this week's stories, read by Crawford Logan. 5: Travelling via San Francisco and the Moon By Ron Butlin. A portrait of the strange and exotic world of the composer Robert Schumann , who wakes up one morning to find that Leipzig has become a town in provincial China. Fordetails see Monday 29 December
5: The King and the Shabbat Dinner. Children from the Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in Stoke Newington, London, dramatise and perform a cautionary tale for the Sabbath. The incidental music is also written by the children. For details see Monday 29 December
Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 5: Armour, Icons and Adjectivitis. Simon Jenkins encourages a fresh, vibrant New Year's resolution -to control the use of unnecessary adjectives. Rosen also explores the uses and abuses ofthe word "icon" and visits the Royal Armoury in Leeds.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Sunday
It's 10 December and Rony Robinson is there to capture the excitement of the audience and the tension backstage as the curtain rises on Berwick Kaler's 25th year of playing the Dame in the York Theatre Royal's traditional family pantomime. For details see Monday 29 December Repeated at 12.15am
Simon Hoggart picks the best bits from this year's News Quiz- with contributions from Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and Francis Wheen.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday
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BBC correspondents lay their hard-earned reputations on the line to predict the key events and themes they expect to see in the year ahead. With Carrie Gracie. Producer Candida Harris Repeated on Saturday
n By John Mortimer. The heartwarming story of a comedian who befriends one of his female fans. She is dying and raging against it. The two are initially at odds but eventually find inspiration in one another's company. With Sinead Cusack as Jo Strickland Jo Sinead Cusack Nat Tom Hollander
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