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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Sarah Mukherjee asks where all the lard has gone.

: Today

Dr Onora O'Neill is today's guest editor.
With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Dr Onora O'Neill
Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reunion

Repeated from Boxing Day at 9.15am

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

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

s/5. William Joins the Waits. William and the Outlaws discover that some intended Christmas presents are doomed to disappoint. Can William come up with a seasonal idea to solve the problem? Martin Jarvis reads the final story by Richmal Crompton. For details see Monday 27 December Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Story By: Richmal Crompton.

: Man's Hour

With Jon Snow. A switch of gender for the last programme of the year.


Presenter: Jon Snow
Producer: Angharad Law

: Lorna Doone

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

: The Case of the Missing Burbot

The burbot is a small, rather ugly fish - like a short, fat eel. Or rather was for it seems to have disappeared from British waters. Could there still be one or two lone survivors lurking deep in some isolated stretch of river? Writer and fisherman Chris Yates sets off for Yorkshire and gets embroiled in a curious piscatorial detective Story.


Presenter: Chris Yates
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: Clare in the Community

6/6. Brian writes a play that is a barely disguised portrait of his life with Clare and his longing for Megan.
Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. Starring Sally Phillips, Nina Conti, Gemma Craven, Alex Lowe, Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas.


Writer: Harry Venning
Writer: David Ramsden
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
[Actor]: Nina Conti
[Actor]: Gemma Craven
[Actor]: Alex Lowe
[Actor]: Richard Lumsden
[Actor]: Ellen Thomas

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
"ONE: [number removed] email: [Address Removed]


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Presenter: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

7/6. What really mattered to people in 2004 in Asia, the Far East. Europe and America? Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to hear how South African radio celebrated ten years of democracy and how All India radio commemorated the Bhopal tragedy. There's a musical rendition of New York's subway centenary and, from uown Under, Rosie hears how an MP chucked raw eggs at the Beatles.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated Sunday 2 January at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Julia Rooke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Blue Veils and Golden Sands

The story of one of the most colourful and interesting composers of electronic music, Delia Derbyshire , who 's best remembered for her major part in realising the Doctor Who theme. Writer Martyn Wade (R)


Writer: Martyn Wade
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson
Delia: Sophie Thompson
Peter: Kember Himself
Anthony Newley: Stephen Critchlow
Ron Grainer: Martin Hyder
Producer: Scott Brooksbank

: Veg Talk

10/12. Chef Cyrus Todiwala cooks some hot and spicy Indian dishes when Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks dine out for a special festive feast in London's
Caf6 Spice - in front of a live audience.
Ring [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Cyrus Todiwala
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: Peter and Wendy

5/5. Will the children be able to return home? Alan Bennett reads the final chapter of J.M. Barrie's story.
For details see Monday 27 December


Author: J.M. Barrie
Reader: Alan Bennett

: Orwell's Babies

5/5. Next year will be the first time these 20-year-olds Will be able to vote. How do they feel about this Milestone in their lives? For details see Monday 27 December

: Word of Mouth

4/7. An interview with writer and former Python Terry Jones is featured in this special edition recorded at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. With listeners'
Questions answered by etymologist Michael Quinion and linguist Lynda Mugglestone , plus a column from Miles Kington. The reader is John Telfer. Presented by Michael Rosen. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated Sun 2 Jan 8.30pm


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Quinion
Unknown: Lynda Mugglestone
Unknown: John Telfer.
Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: News Quiz of the Year

Rptd from Christmas Day 12.30pm

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

5/5. Going into Skirts. The perils of playing Dame in pantomime. With actor and comedian Roy Hudd. For details see Monday 27 December Repeated at 12.15am


Unknown: Roy Hudd.

: Jeremy Hardy's New Year Cavalcade

Jack Dee , Armando lannucci and John Oliver join Jeremy Hardy to help Ring Out the Old and Text in the New in a glittering all-star New Year's Eve spectacular - including some people talking!
Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Guest: Jack Dee
Guest: Armando Iannucci
Guest: John Oliver
Presenter: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Jolene's patience is tested. For cast and details see page 201

: Front Row

In 2004, Ray Davies received the CBE, got shot in the leg in New Orleans and saw the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society reissued. He reflects on Englishness, America and some of his best loved Songs, with John Wilson.


Producer: John Goudie
Presenter: John Wilson

: Lorna Doone

10/10. John's joy soon turns to dust. By RD Blackmore. For details see Monday 27 December Repeated from 10.45am

: Correspondents Look Ahead

BBC correspondents lay their reputations on the line to discuss the key events and themes they expect to see in the year ahead. With Stephen Sackur and his guests. Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: A View from ...

Every week, an international broadcaster reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday 2 January at 8.50am


Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: In the Bosom of the Family

Mary Rose is planning a wonderful New Year's Eve party. The only problem is that her wicked sisters have a surprise visitor up their sleeve - her long-lost son. When they go to collect him, they are in for a bit of a shock. By Melissa Murray.


Writer: Melissa Murray.
Producer/Director: Cherry Cookson
Jean: Samantha Bond
Fay: Maggie Steed
Jake: David Cameron Speers
Gerry: Dermot Crowley
Mary Rose: Richenda Carey
Madeleine: Emily Wachter
Terry: Stuart McLoughlln
Guest: Robert Hastie
Waiter: Nicholas Boulton

: Great Lives Hogmanay Special

Singer Eddi Reader nominates her hero the poet
Robert Burns for this special edition from Glasgow.
What better night to celebrate the life of the man who wrote Auld Lang Syne? With Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Peter Everett


Singer: Eddi Reader
Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Book at Bedtime: Stories by W Somerset Maugham

5/5. Louise. She has a talent for marriage, many marriages. So what's her secret? For details see Monday 27 December

: Fanshawe gets to the Bottom of ... the Party Spirit

2/2. On one of the great party nights of the year, Simon Fanshawe and Bill Wallis stay at home and treat themselves to a cornucopia of comedy, quotations, literature and laughter. Noël Coward, Julian and Sandy and Jasper Carrott are among those Who join in the fun. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Hamish and Dougal Hogmanay Special

Hamish and Dougal, two elderly Scotsmen, find themselves celebrating Hogmanay with a busload of celebrities after they get stuck in a snowdrift on its way to the BBC's Hogmanay Cavalcade in Edinburgh. Written by Graeme Garden
Producer Jon Naismith
BBC AUDIO: Hamish and Dougal: You 'II Have Had Your Tea is available on audio cassette and CDfrom [Web Address Removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Producer: Jon Naismith
Hamish: Barry Cryer
Dougal: Graeme Garden
Mrs Naughtie: Alison Steadman
James: James Naughtie
Laird: Jeremy Hardy
Lyttelton: Humphrey Lyttelton
Tim Brooke-Taylor: Himself

: News

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

Repeated from 6.15pm

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

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


Unknown: Richmal Crompton.

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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