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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Allison Elliot. Producer Erica Morrison


Unknown: Dr Allison Elliot.
Producer: Erica Morrison

: Farming Today

Anna Hill asks whetherthe idea of compulsory passports for horses is feasible. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the comedian Paul O'Grady , otherwise known as Lily Savage.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 28 December at 11.15am


Unknown: Paul O'Grady

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

By Byron Rogers , read by Kenneth Branagh. Part 5. Fordetails see Monday 29 December Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Byron Rogers
Read By: Kenneth Branagh.

: Act of Worship

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge Drama

: Civvy Street

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


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Sir Robin Ross
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Radio Fun

"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


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

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
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With GutO Harri. Editor Richard Clark


Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith travels to Prague, Warsaw and Budapest to celebrate English-language radio from the Eastern bloc.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Face

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


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.
Director: Susan Roberts
Martin: Daniel Scott-Croxford
Anthony: Sheldon Yates
Matthew: Lee Turnbull
Natalie: Amy Scarth
Margaret /Marcia: Ayesha Antoine
Dr Owens: Barbara Marten
Mum: Ellen Thomas
Tony/Announcer: Rob Pickavance
Mr Hewitt/Apache: Daniel Poyser

: Veg Talk

Jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves.
Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks get bottling with Marguerite Patten.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Marguerite Patten.
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Scottish Shorts

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


Read By: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: Ron Butlin.
Unknown: Robert Schumann

: The Musical Storybook

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

: Word of Mouth

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


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

PM With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

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

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


Unknown: Rony Robinson

: The News Quiz of the Year

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
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, and a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette or CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Francis Wheen.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

There's trouble at the vicarage. For cast list and credits see Boxing Day at 7pm
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

: Front Row

In the wake of recent high-profile attempts to keep paintings by Raphael and Joshua Reynolds in Britain, John Wilson reports on the current debate about saving art for the nation.


Reporter: John Wilson
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Honey from a Weed

5: Abstinence, Enjoyment and Celebration. From Patience Gray's Journey, dramatised from her writings by Rod Dungate.
For details see Monday 29 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rod Dungate.
Patience: Anna Massey
Norman: David Collings
Student/Crlo: Peter Polvcaroou
Salvatore: Ewan Bailey
Teresa: Mla Soteriou

: Correspondents Look Ahead

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


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Lie Down Comic

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
Tickety-Boo Alison Pettit
Christine Tlllv Gaunt
Additional material by Kevin Day Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Unknown: Jo Strickland
Unknown: Jo Sinead Cusack
Unknown: Nat Tom Hollander
Unknown: Tickety-Boo Alison Pettit
Unknown: Christine Tlllv
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: The World Tonight

With Carolyn Quinn.
Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

By Thomas Hardy. 5: Bathsheba's rash Valentine reaps what it unthinkingly sowed. For details see Monday 29 December


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: The Copysnatchers

The talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe the British from a foreign perspective. With David Aaronovitch. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Baggy Trousers 4:

Jennings and Darbishire
Repeated from Boxing Day 11.30am

: News

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

AM Repeated from 6.15pm

: Book

of the Week: The Last Englishman
- a Life Of JL Carr Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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