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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Harvey.


Unknown: Father James Harvey.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly looks at the decline of the Suffolk Punch and other heavy working horses.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

Today's guest editor is Bono. He chooses the topics and is interviewed at the end of the programme. with James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve Mary.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Most Rev
Njongokulu Ndungane , Archbishop of Cape Town.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Steve Mary.
Unknown: Njongokulu Ndungane
Unknown: Cape Town.

: Taking a Stand

New series 1/8. Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pedalling to Freedom

3/5. Lawrence Pollard follows in the cycle-tyre tracks of Thomas Hiram Holding , the man who changed the holiday for ever. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard
Unknown: Thomas Hiram Holding
Producer: Stephen Hughes

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

2/5. William and the League of Perfect Love. A use guest for the Botts turns out to be an Honourable, wjth Potentially disastrous consequences for the village cricket club - and for William's brother. By Richmaj-Crompton, read by Martin Jarvis. \ For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am \


Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Gabriel's message Does Away (Gabriel's Message). 1 Corinthians b w26-29. Coventry Carol (arr Grier). Be Thou My Vision (Slane). Musical director Richard Tanner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Director: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lorna Doone By RD Blackmore.

7/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Unearthing Mysteries

4/4. Monumental structures were being built across the east coast of America to the Mississippi River well before Columbus arrived. Aubrey Manning visits Cahokia in Illinois, the site of the biggest earthen structure in North America, to find out who built it and why, and what happened to the societies living there before the Europeans came. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The RKO Gang

1/2. Blondes, Redheads and Painted Specs. In its comparatively short and turbulent history, RKO Radio Pictures made some of the greatest films ever to merge from Hollywood. But there is one area of RKO story that has been largely forgotten - the short comedy film. Comedy writer Glenn Mitchell presents a profile of these films and reveals the often bizarre stories behind the collection of comedy actors who
PPeared in them. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Glenn Mitchell
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
Listeners' ideas that contributed to the programme s manifesto on issues such as motoring, sport and dmily finance are presented by Peter White , who
Jesses the likelihood of them being taken up by Politicians. PHONE: [number removed] Unes open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.
Presented By: Peter White

: The World at One

jews and analysis, presented by Tim Franks.


Presented By: Tim Franks.

: And Did Those Feet?

Two hundred years ago, William Blake wrote the words to what has become Britain's unofficial but oest-loved anthem. Poet and critic Tom Paulin tells the story of Jerusalem. With contributions from Boris Johnson , Billy Bragg , Edwina Currie , Jane Glover and Ian Sinclair. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Ian Sinclair.
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Goethe's magical story of the apprentice magician left alone in his master's workshop - with predictably disastrous results. Dramatised for radio by Judith French.
Music David Pickvance Director Marc Beeby


Director: Marc Beeby
Hexenmeister: Paul Rhys
Copernicus: Harry Towb
Peter: Zac Fox
Broom: Nicholas Boulton
Freda: Jennifer Veal
Clock: Emily Wachter

: Making History

Listeners' history queries. With Sue Cook.
ADDRESS: Making History. PO Box 3096. Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Peter and Wendy

2/5 Peter Pan and the Darling children fly to the Neverland to meet the Lost Boys. By JM Barrie . read by Alan Bennett. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Jm Barrie
Read By: Alan Bennett.

: Orwell's Babies

2/5. I'll Be There for You. How easy is it to cut the apron strings? For more details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

4/12. What are the problems and benefits for a mature entrepreneur setting up their own company after having a completely different first career? Heather Payton finds OUt. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

4/10. Journalists Michael Buerk and Tine Van Houts discuss the pros and cons of three of their favourite paperbacks with Sue MacGregor.
-Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday 2 January at llpm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Tine van Houts
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

2/5. London-by-the-Sea. Today, Roy Hudd 's stories have a Brighton connection. The veteran comedian dips into his vast store of showbiz tales collected from the Lodge Room of the Grand Order of Water Rats.
Pianist Roger Davison For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.15am


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Pianist: Roger Davison

: The Consultants

3/6. The Consultants form a kni army and undertake a tour of "cashmere", until they get a nasty rash. Producer WillSaunders

: Archers

Fallon has her suspicions.
For cast see page 201 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice inspired
Gurinder Ghadha 's Bollywood-style musical Bride and Prejudice and the Bridget Jones films, and next year sees a new Hollywood version of the story. Mark Lawson explores why Austen's novel has been so inspirational in cinema and television. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Gurinder Ghadha
Unknown: Bridget Jones
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Lorna Doone

7/10. Having foiled the Doones' attack, John is surprised by a visit from Counsellor Doone. But his motives are less than honest. By RD Blackmore. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: News Review of the Year

What events do you recall from the past year? The war in Iraq, the siege in Beslan or Bush's re-election?
Edward Stourton draws together the top heartwarming kid sad stories behind the year's news headlines. Extended repeat of yesterday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Case Notes

3/10. Indigestion. All that rich Christmas food may ve left you with indigestion. Should you be taking over-the-counter medicines or should you be visiting your GP? Dr Mark Porter investigates.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White . Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Stories by W Somerset Maugham

2/5. Mr Know All. On board. all eyes settle on a string of pearls. Will an expert unearth the mystery? For details see yesterday

: Jon Ronson on ...

3/6. Positive Thinking. Jon Ronson explores the ideas surrounding positive thinking with a collection of extraordinary stories illuminating the human condition. He talks to Ian Haworth about his experiences of breaking away from a cult and Jon goes fire walking to test his own powers of positive thinking. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Ian Haworth
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: If the Slipper

Fits Repeated from yesterday at 8pm

: News

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

Repeated from 6.15pm

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

2/5. By Richmal Crompton. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richmal Crompton.

: News

: Masterpiece

The Persepolis

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Celebrity "I Believe" (3/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Classic Fairy Tales (3/5) Little Snow White's beauty drives her wicked stepmother to jealous revenge. By the Brothers Grimm, read by Keeley Hawes


Read By: Keeley Hawes

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