1/5. William and the Chinese God. One act of bravado involving a small statue leads to complications that test even William's ingenuity to the limit. Martin Jarvis reads another seasonal selection of Richmal Crompton 's stories about William Brown. Producer Rosalind Ayres
Director Pete Atkin
Repeated at 12.30am BBC AUDIO: A large selection of Just William titles is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
An evocative portrait of Barrie's childhood in the small
Scottish town of Kirriemuir and its influence on his
Masterpiece, Peter Pan. Told in the writer's own words, With Bill Paterson as JM Barrie. Producer Merilyn Harris
3/6. Stretched Lima Instead of thinking about howto deal with the announcement of major cuts in all the defence services, Bryan is preoccupied with an idea that will help Zelda in her wedding plans. The only Problem is that Zelda has no plans for a wedding.
Christopher Lee 's comedy drama continues. foducer Rosalind Ayres Director Peter Atkin
Wing Commander Bryan:
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
What do you remember from the last year?
Edward Stourton draws together the top stories of 2004 - the obvious and the less obvious, the heartwarming and the sad. Producer John Murphy Extended repeat tomorrow at 8pm
Wily pensioner Amy may be at the front of the queue for the Boxing Day sales but she's going to have to Work hard to get the better of rival bargain hunters camping overnight outside Marshall's department store. A comedy by Mike Yeaman.
Adopted by teachers, preachers, nutritionists, ecologists and Psychotherapists, Eric Carle 's children's book is
Still a favourite for both parents and children. Poet
John Hegley investigates the phenomenon. Producer Kate Taylor
1/5. ICan'tWaittoBe21. "Being 21 will be great!
Except, I guess it means I'm closer to 40 than 20.'
'oung people bom in 1984 share their experience of life and talk about their hopes for themselves and their world. Producer Nicola Humphries
1/5. The Pure Gold of the Music Hall. Memories of the unique Max Miller as told by the veteran comedian and actor, who dips into his vast store of showbiz tales, collected in the Lodge Room of the Grand Order of Water Rats. Producer David Blount .15
A personal pick from Humphrey Lyttelton with guest panellists Jeremy Hardy , Tony Hawks, Jack Dee , Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton joining regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor . With Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday 2 January at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show. including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
Andrew Lloyd Webber talks to Mark Lawson about his career, from Jesus Christ Superstar to The Woman in White, discussing working methods, lost lyricists, borrowed tunes and critical hostility. Producer Nicola Holloway Revised
Dialling up stories from the history of telephony, Ian Peacock recalls the days of two-digit phone numbers and purring dial tones, GPO operators and mechanical exchanges. He discovers that this era was still with us even as digital technology and mobile phones entered Our lives in the 1990S. Producer Alan Daulby
B There are more than 60 versions of the Cinderella story told around the world, each one reflecting different cultural traditions and values. Professional and amateur storytellers contribute to a world mix of this famous tale. Producers Nigel Acheson and Kim Normanton Repeated tomorrow at 11.30pm
In the 1930s, an American naturalist, William Beebe , startled the world by making a series of highly dangerous deep-sea expeditions in a round metal ball he called the bathysphere. Andrew Luck-Baker tells the hair-raising story of his dives and discoveries. Producer Anne McNaught
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