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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, Chislet, Kent.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

This Twilight Gap. Mark Tully considers the strange. lim-bo-like days between Christmas and New Year suggesting they offer an opportunity for reflection and re-Orientation. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

5/7. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Senes oroducer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Unknown: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Simon Weston appeals on behalf of Weston Spirit, 3 charity that helps young people.
Send donations to: Freepost [address removed]l. with Weston Spirit marked on the back of the envelope Credit cards: [number removed]
Poducer Sally Flatman
Rptd at 10.56pm and on Thu 30 Dec at 3.27pm


Unknown: Simon Weston
Unknown: Weston Spirit
Unknown: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban,
Hertfordshire, the Very Rev Dr Jeffrey John celebrates
St Stephen's Day by examining the lives of the first
Christian martyrs. With excerpts from Britten's A
Ceremony of Carols, sung by the Abbey Girls's choir.
Musical director Simon Johnson. producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Dr Jeffrey John
Director: Simon Johnson.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A View from....

Sarah Macdonald from Australia reflects on the latest Political, cultural and social developments in her part Of the world. Producer Jennie Walmsley


Unknown: Sarah MacDonald
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Reunion

They defined the style and epitomised the look of the decade - Sue MacGregor plays host to a gathering of the original 1960s supermodels.
Producer David Prest Repeated on New Year's Eve at 9am


Producer: David Prest

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Balladeer and Las Vegas regular Engelbert Humperdinck is Sue Lawley's guest.


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Engelbert Humperdinck
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Andy Hamilton is joined by regulars Tim Brooke -
Jaylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden for the antidote to Panel games at New Theatre in Hull.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, with Colin Sell at the piano.
Repeated from Monday 20 December at 6.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Quiz

Being grilled on their food and drink knowledge by Jay Rayner are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall . Clarissa /
Oickson Wright. Pat Chapman and Jancis Robinson. rOducer Katy Hickman Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Oickson Wright.
Unknown: Pat Chapman
Unknown: Jancis Robinson.
Unknown: Katy Hickman

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: In the Glenn Miller Mood

A hundred years ago this week. one of the greatest ,, names in modern music was born. Glenn Miller 's / distinctive sound went on to define the era of big-band swing. Simon Townley talks to musicians past and \ Present to find out why audiences everywhere are still getting in the Miller mood. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Glenn Miller
Talks: Simon Townley
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

A Christmas edition comes from the Orkney Islands with practical tips on growing in some of the most hostile conditions in Britain. Carole Baxter.
John CUshnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from the East Mainland Gardeners of Orkney. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened repeat on wed 29 December at 3pm
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Question Time. , featuring regular team members. is available on audio cassette and CD
3.00 retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed] 9


Unknown: Orkney Islands
Unknown: Carole Baxter.
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Pickwick Papers

4/4. "In which the Pickwick Club is finally dissolved." Charles Dickens's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Dramatised by Michael Eaton.
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Jane Morgan Repeated on New Year's Day at 9pm


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Eaton.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick: Timothy Spall
Mrs Bardell: Sue Johnstone
Jingle: Jasper Britton
Sam Weller: Burn Gorman
Tony: Michael Jayston
Emily: Katte Foster-Barnes
Mary: Rhiannon Oliver
Mr Winkle Sr: Patrick Godfrey
Squire Wardle: Gawn Grainger
The fat boy: Aaron Johnson
Mother-in-law: Lynne Farleigh
Stiggins: Jack Shepherd
Perker: Philip Voss
Winkle: John McAndrew
Snodgrass: Robert Portal
Tupman: Toby Jones
Arabella: Lucy Davenport
Ben: Jonathan Keeme
Bob: Guy Lankester
Job: John Tams
Smangle: Philip Fox
Mrs Raddle: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Cluppins: Lynne Miller
Tommy: Joseph Gritt

: Open Book

Ruth Rendell talks to Mariella Frostrup about her prolific writing career that has spanned four decades. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday 30 December at 4pm


Talks: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

3/9. Predominantly Scottish poets and poems, , Kathleen Jamie and Don Patterson. flavourthis seasonal selection. Presented by Roger McGough.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on New Year's Day at 11.30pm


Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Don Patterson.
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley
George: MacKay Brown

: Publish or Be Damned

Scientists and policy makers, fed up with valuable research being locked away in expensive subscription-only journals, are mounting a challenge to the publishers. They are launching their own journals and giving away the results for free. But not everyone is happy. Richard Black examines each side of the debate. Repeated from Tuesday 21 December at 8pm


Unknown: Richard Black

: Chalkface Goes Further

3/3. Two teachers who work in further education colleges recount moving tales of their daily lives - tales that reveal there is always cause for celebration. Producer Julian Wilkinson Repeated on New Year's Day at 5.45am


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Pick Of the Year

Shortened repeat of yesterday at 1.10pm

: The Archers

Kathy finds much needed support.
Written by Mary Cutler Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
For cast see page 201 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Written By: Mary Cutler
Written By: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Go 4 H

There's music at Handel's old house in London and we find out how suffering to be fashionable was part of life during Handel's time. Plus the second part of Wish You Were Here, by Debi Gliori. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Debi Gliori.

: Jigs and Reels

1/5. Faith and Hope Go Shopping. Bored with their existence in an old people's home, two friends plan an escape to London to indulge their passion for fine foods, literature and unsuitable shoes. By
Joanne Harris read by June Whitfield. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Read By: June Whitfield.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: Remembering D-Day

Allan Little reflects on the significance of this summer's 60th anniversary of D-Day. with the help of / those who attended the ceremonies of remembrance, including veterans who served on the French beaches on 6 June 1944. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The People's D-Day

-" Remembering the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy through the eyes and ears of the people who were caught up in the vast machinery of war. Lib Purves introduces a sequence of features and stories told by the men and women who made D-Day happen. Executive producer Simon Elmes


Introduces: Lib Purves
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Loose Ends

What raised a smile during the dark days of war? In a programme first broadcast this summer, Ned Sherrin reminisces with the help of Ken Dodd , the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sheila Tracey , Amy Winehouse ,
Anthony Horowitz and Roy Hudd. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Sheila Tracey
Unknown: Amy Winehouse
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Roy Hudd.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am /

: A Good Read

3/10. The worlds of sport and music meet when
Clare Balding and Andrew Collins join Sue MacGregor to champion three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday 21 December at 4.30pm


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Steven Appleny's Christmas

With Santa Claus on a bender after his wife left him for Frosty the Snowman, Steven is his replacement. With Paul McCrink as Steven and featuring Ewan Bailey ,
\ Rosalind Paul , Nigel Betts and Rachel Atkins. By
\ Steven Appleby. Repeated from Thursday 23 December at 11pm v


Unknown: Paul McCrink
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Rosalind Paul
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Steven Appleby.

: News

: Everywoman

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Classic Fairy Tales (1/5) Master Cat
Read by Don Warrington


Read By: Don Warrington

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