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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr James Hanvey. Society of Friends.


Unknown: James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock finds out why shoppers in France or Italy are more likely to buy direct from the grower.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock

: Today

Sarah. Duchess of York is today's guest editor. With Tim Franks and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Father Timothy Radcliffe ,


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Father Timothy Radcliffe

: Start the Week /

In a special programme from the British Library, Andr w
Marr and his guests look forward to the year 2005. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. What Child Is This Greensleeves). 1 John 1, vv 1-4. Like a Candle Flame Wendrick). Go, Tell It on the Mountain (trad). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Just William - Doin' Good

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]


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Director: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lorna Doone

By RD Blackmore.
6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: JM Barrie: Boy and Man

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


Unknown: Peter Pan.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Our Brave Boys

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


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Commander Bryan: Christopher Neame
Commander Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: News Review of the Year

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: John Murphy

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Masterteam

'/13. Portsmouth take on Staffordshire in the general knowledge quiz. Hosted by Peter Snow.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on New Year's Day at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Boxing Clever

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.


Writer: Mike Yeaman.
Producer/Director: Toby Swift
Amy: Thelma Barlow
Gavin: Jeremy Swift
Finn: Edward Hogg
Veronica: Helen Longworth
Paul: Paul McCrink

: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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


Unknown: Eric Carle
Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Kate Taylor

: Peter and Wendy

1/5. On 27 December 1904, JM Barrie's stage play Peter Pan was premiered. Alan Bennett reads Barrie's prose adaptation Peter and Wendy, published in 1911.


Author: J.M. Barrie
Reader: Alan Bennett
Producer: Pam Wardell

: Orwell's Babies

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


Producer: Nicola Humphries

: The Food Quiz

Being grilled on their food and drink knowledge by Jay Rayner are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ,
Clarissa Dickson Wright , Pat Chapman and Jancis Robinson. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Pat Chapman
Unknown: Jancis Robinson.

: Four Corners

13/13. Gavin Esler and guests explore a diverse range of international issues. Producer Suchitra ansh


Unknown: Gavin Esler

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddle Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

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


Unknown: Max Miller
Producer: David Blount

: Best of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 2004

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]


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Sid takes matters into his own hands.
For cast see page 201 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

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


Talks: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Lorna Doone

6/10. John Ridd has brought Lorna home from Doone Valley but they live in fear of attack from Carver Doone.
Written by R.D. Blackmore
Dramatised by Lane Rogers
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: R.D. Blackmore
Dramatised by: Lane Rogers
Producer/Director: Katherine Beacon
Narrator: Timothy West
John: Alex Avery
Loma: Jemma Powell
Sarah: Rosalind March
Tom: William Bateman
Carver: James Nickerson
Counsellor Doone: Paul Gregory
Annie: Jennie Cox
Benita/Gwenny: Fiona Clarke
Jeremy: Nick Brimble

: The Secret Life of Phone Numbers

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


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Alan Daulby

: If the Slipper Fits

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


Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Kim Normanton

: The Adventures of Beebe and theBathysphere

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


Unknown: William Beebe
Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. with Roger Hearing.


Unknown: Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Stories by W Somerset Maugham

1/5. The Wash Tub. An unlikely refugee arrives in lovely Positano. Who can he be? Read by Anton Lesser. Abridger/Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Anton Lesser.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Repeated from Christmas Day at 8.05am

: News

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

Repeated from 6.15pm

: Book of the Week: Just William - Doin'Good

1/5. By Richmal Crompton. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richmal Crompton.

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Classic Fairy Tales (2/5) Jack the Giant Killer. A traditional story about a brave Cornish lad in the days when King Arthur ruled Britain, read by Stephen Mangan


Read By: Stephen Mangan

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