Led by Becky Harris. Christians Awake! Salute the Happy Morn (Yorkshire). Titus 2. wll-14. And He
Shall Purify (Handel). Unto Us Is Born a Son (PuerNobis arr Willcocks). Musical director Christopher Stokes.
3/5. Fireworks Strictly Prohibited. The Outlaws' nabitual impecuniousness threatens a miserable "reworks night. Can William. as their leader, come up with a plan? Martin Jarvis reads another Richmal Crompton Story. For details see Mon 27 Dec Rptd at 12.30am
Long before The Lord of the Rings became a film, a generation of teenage boys were fighting imaginary battles against ores, demons or dragons. How do they feel about their all-consuming hobby now they've grown up? Kim Newman celebrates.
'nere'll be fierce seasonal quizzing and Christmaswemed pastiches as James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Miles Kington and Sabhna Broadbent. Beth
2 Chalmers is the reader. Producer Katie Marsden
Romantic comedy about communication. Sign language interpreter Marie wants more deaf people to enjoy the theatre. So does director Tom - but not if it involves a bothersome spoilt woman waving her arms about on his stage. By Alan Stafford.
A special Christmas edition from the islands of Orkney with news of a claimed breakthrough in seaweed-
Dased plant growth promoters, a medicinal plant that could bring wealth to the islands, and 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.
1/4. Deterioration of eyesight, the figure and memory feature large in Pam Ayres 's poetry and sketch show this week. She is helped by Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu in sketches about being Topless at 60 and how to spice up your love life with a little celebrity fantasy in Me and Michael Aspel. Producer ClaireJones
8/10. With Lorna gone to live with her uncle in London, John's sister, Annie. comes to him with more bad news about her husband Tom. By RD Blackmore.
For cast and details see Monday 27 December Repeated from 10.45am
3/3. In 1787 Edmund Burke MP instigated the impeachment of Warren Hastings , the first governor-general of India, for "high crimes and misdemeanours". In this modern-day rematch, presided over by Allan Little , leading historians and present-day commentators argue over the moral legacy of the British empire.
Producer Kirsten Dwight Repeated on New Year's Day at 10.15pm
Why have sons of the Scottish Manse. like Gordon Brown , David Steel and John Buchan. had such a disproportionate impact on British politics? Why should being born the son of a Church of Scotland minister be the perfect preparation for a life in politics? Colin Bell attempts to explain. Producer David Stenhouse
How much of ourselves do we reveal when we laugh? Nicola Green has recorded people laughing in every conceivable situation, creating music from the sound of pure laughter. Blending that music with laughing anecdotes, this is a portrait of the laugh. With
Paul Merton , Emma Freud and her family, Ainsley Harriot. Arthur Smith. the Rev Mark Oakley , Mark Steel and sound artist Scanner. Producer Katie Marsden
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