With the Rev Alison Elliot , Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm for details
Exploring rural life across the UK, with Helen Mark.
Producer Moira Hickey Extended repeat on Thu 23 December at 1.30pm
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Falkingham
With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
Tom Robinson takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, explored by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Kevin Dawson
Let's face it, King Herod has had a bad press. Ask most people what he is known for and they will tell you that it's for the Massacre of the Innocents, as referred to in the Gospel of St Matthew. Surely there's more to be said about a ruler who was known as Herod the Great? Terry Jones , who once appeared in a stable in Bethlehem cunningly disguised as the mother of Brian, looks at Herod's terrible reputation and asks if it is really deserved. Producer Mark Rickards
Peter Riddell discusses the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel
Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of Personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
6/6. Satire, stand-up and songs from Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the rest of The Now Show team. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week includes the shadow Secretary of State for Deregulation, John Redwood. The discussion comes from Shirehampton Public Hall, Bristol. Repeated from yesterday
Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] email: email@example.com Producer Dianne McGregor
Hannah Gordon and Nicky Henson star in Hattie Naylor 's vibrant dramatisation of ETA Hoffmann's epic tale that sweeps through magical worlds inhabited by evil mice, the mysterious Dr Drosselmeier and the adventures of a heroic nutcracker.
Producer/Director Paul Dodgson
Kurt/the Mouse King:
Tony Lidington travels from the sophisticated auction rooms of London to the humble villages and souks of the Middle East in search of the technological and artistic secrets of carpet-making. Along the way he discovers the magic and mythology surrounding these gorgeous, and sometimes priceless, products of human art and industry. producer Angela Hind
The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer June Christie EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor PeterRippon
Francine Stock and guests discuss the treats in store this holiday season on television, at the cinema and On DVD. Producer Anne Marie Cole
Carols are sung, but not as you know them, when that Christmas crooner, Aled Jones , joins Ned Sherrin for the usual mix of conversation, music and comedy. producer Cathie Mahoney
Simon Heffer , James Runcie and Gillian Slovo join Tom Sutcliffe to review the cultural highlights of the week, including the new film, Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Adventures and the stage production of PL Travers's classic, Mary Poppins. Producer Fiona McLean
1/3. Two teachers in further education are given a chance to celebrate their chosen career and recall those moments that encapsulate why they remain committed to working at the "chalkface". Repeated from Sunday
On December 23, 1954, almost 50 years ago, a team of doctors in Boston, Massachusetts, performed the first successful live kidney transplant. Today, we think of such operations as routine. Dr Graham Easton traces the successes and failures of five decades of organ transplantation through the voices of the doctors, the patients and their families. Producer Beth Eastwood
2/4. "Too full of adventures to be briefly described." Charles Dickens's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Adapted by Michael Eaton and starring Timothy Spall and Sue Johnstone.
Repeated from Sunday
1/3. What if we could eavesdrop on some of history's more titanic clashes of personalities and ideas? Allan Little acts as moderator as today's leading theologians and historians argue on behalf of their historical counterparts. The first programme revisits the controversy between St Augustine of Hippo and the British "heretic", Pelagius, over Original Sin, and raises questions about human nature, free will and the source Of good and evil. Repeated from Wednesday
5/13. Another contest of general knowledge and tactical risk-taking between two of the nation's brightest amateur quiz teams. Hosted by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday
1/9. In the return of the poetry request programme,
Roger McGough introduces poems by Carol Ann Duffy , Coleridge, Ken Smith and Jenny Joseph. The readers are Bonnie Hurren and David Collins. Repeated from Sunday
3/5. The Cookie Lady. Beware the plate of tasty treats ... By Philip K Dick. Read by Liza Ross.
Abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minshull
discussion or in-depth interview exploring the ideas and thinking behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts
Arts, culture and entertainment around the globe, with a news update at 3.29
By Noël Coward.
Writer Charles Condomine finds himself face to face with his dead wife after spiritualist Madame Arcati conjures up a ghost. With James Fleet, Amanda Redman and Marcia Warren