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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley, rector of St Paul 's Church, Covent Garden, London.


Unknown: Mark Oakley

: Chalkface Goes Further

Repeated from Boxing Day See repeat at 7.45pm for details

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Exploring rural life across the UK, with Helen Mark.


Unknown: Helen Mark.

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Lord Carey of Clifton.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Repeated on Monday at 11 pm
Phone: [number removed]
Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: David Stafford
Producer: Rabekah Nurmahomed

: Excess Baggage

Crime writer Ian Rankin joins Sandi Toksvig to explore the streets and underground passages of Edinburgh. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: UK Confidential

1974 was a year of political confusion and domestic strife. With exclusive access to papers released under the 30-year rule, Sue MacGregor presents a programme giving a new insight into many of the political decisions and controversies of the time. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: Talking Politics

The political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events is presented by Dennis Sewell. Producer Paul Vickers


Presented By: Dennis Sewell.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour, wit and analysis as the BBC foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Jeremy Hardy's New Year Cavalcade

Jack Dee, Armando Iannucci and John Oliver join Jeremy Hardy in a glittering all-star new year spectacular. Repeated from yesterday


Guest: Jack Dee
Guest: Armando Iannucci
Guest: John Oliver
Presenter: Jeremy Hardy

: News

: Correspondents Look Ahead

BBC correspondents discuss the events and themes they expect to see in the year ahead. With Stephen Sackur and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Stephen Sackur

: Check Up

6/7. The list of New Year's resolutions may well include becoming healthier but people often avoid talking to their doctor about their medical problems. Today, Barbara Myers puts questions about the top five issues that people put off discussing in the surgery to GP Dr Keith Hopcroft. EMAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Guest: Dr Keith Hopcroft
Producer: Sue Broom

: The Saturday Play: The Bird in the Tree

The story of Damerosehay, the magnificent house owned for many years by the matriach of the Eliot family, Lucilla.
Between the world wars she is coping with the emotional upheaval in the house caused by her much loved nephew David failing in love with the estranged wife of a close family relative. Dramatised by Jennifer Curry from the novel by Elizabeth Goudge.
Director Cherry Cookson


Dramatised By: Jennifer Curry
Novel By: Elizabeth Goudge.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Lucilia: Elizabeth Spriggs
Nadine: Caroline Langrishe
David: Scott Handy
Ben: Steven Roberts
Hilary: Hugh Dickson
Ellen: Susan Jameson
Obadiah: Timothy Bateson

: From This Moment On - the First Trip

in 1943 scientist Albert Hoffmann took a dose of D-lysergic acid diethylamide, a substance that he'd first synthesised five years earlier. This was the first LSD "trip". The drug was to change everything from music to social mores when its use became widespread in the 1960s. Presented by Nigel Wrench, with contributions from those who were at the heart of the LSD explosion in Britain, including Dr Susan Blackmore and Hawkwind's Dave Brock. Also featuring a rare recording of Pink Floyd live at UFO.


Presenter: Nigel Wrench
Composer: Martyn Ware
Composer: Vince Clarke
Producer: David Cook

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The pick of 2004 on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: [Address Removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Dan Damon.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Film Programme

Martin Scorsese 's new film The Aviator about director and aeroplane designer Howard Hughes is the subject under discussion in a special edition of the programme presented by Francine Stock. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Designer: Howard Hughes
Presented By: Francine Stock.

: Loose Ends

In a cabaret edition of the programme from New York, Ned Sherrin is joined for conversation and song by actress Stefanie Powers and singers Andrea Marcovicci and Helen Marcovicci and Ann Hampton Callaway. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presenter: Ned Sherrin
Guest: Stefanie Powers
Singers: Andrea Marcovicci
Singers: Helen Marcovicci
Singers: Ann Hampton Callaway.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Missing Reel

Looking for somewhere affordable to live in London, Toby Jones finds himself holed up in a damp room in Kensal Rise, near Notting Hill. Plagued by the nagging thought that he should give up house-hunting, contrive his own disappearance and seek adventure elsewhere, he is invited to audition for the film Notting Hill. Performed by Toby Jones himself, this is a comic tale based on the true story of how he met Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts , ended up on the cutting-room floor and began to feel that he was being deleted from his own life. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Julia Roberts

: Chalkface Goes Further

3/3. Two teachers who work in further education colleges recount moving tales of their daily lives - tales that reveal there is always cause for celebration. Repeated from Boxing Day

: The Archive Hour: Thinking Earth - an ABC of the Night

Inspired by the simplicity of children's ABC books, 26 tiny stories about the night are organised in alphabetical order. This is one third of a radio event that links Radio 4, Radio 3 and World Service, capturing in three distinctive programmes, a snapshot of the world in sound. Music by Nina Perry : Producer David Hunter
See also 4.05am and Drama on 3 tomorrow at 8.15pm on Radio 3


Music By: Nina Perry
Producer: David Hunter

: Classic Serial: The Pickwick Papers

4/4. "In which the Pickwick Club is finally dissolved." Charles Dickens 's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Dramatised by Michael Eaton.
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Jane Morgan Rptd from Boxing Day


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Michael Eaton.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick: Timothy Spall
Mrs Bardell: Sue Johnstone
Jingle: Jasper Britton
Sam Weller: Burn Gorman
Tony: Michael Jayston
Mother-in-law: Lynne Farleigh
Stiggins: Jack Shepherd
Perker: Philip Voss
Winkle: John McAndrew
Snodgrass: Robert Portal
Tupman: Toby Jones
Arabella: Lucy Davenport
Emily: Katie Foster-Barnes
Mary: Rhiannon Oliver
Mr Winkle Sr: Patrick Godfrey
Squire Wardle: Gawn Grainger
The fat boy: Aaron Johnson
Ben: Jonathan Keeble
Bob: Guy Lankester
Job: John Tarns
Smangle: Philip Fox
Mrs Raddle: Angela Pleasence
Mrs Cluppins: Lynne Miller
Tommy: Joseph Gritt

: The Great Debates

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 , historian Lawrence James takes the case for Hastings, while Dr Maria Misra champions Burke, as they argue over the moral legacy of the British empire. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edmund Burke
Unknown: Warren Hastings
Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Lawrence James
Unknown: Dr Maria Misra

: Masterteam

7/13. Portsmouth take on Staffordshire in the general knowledge quiz. Hosted by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Poetry Please

3/9. Predominantly Scottish poems and poets, such as George Mackay Brown , Kathleen Jamie and Don Patterson , flavour this seasonal selection.
Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Boxing Day


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Don Patterson
Presented By: Roger McGough.

: Five Fantastic Tales

5/5. The Half Pair. Read by Bill Nighy. In deepest space there is domestic strife. By Bertram Chandler , abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Bill Nighy.
Unknown: Bertram Chandler
Abridged By: Duncan Minshull.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: Write On

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Play of the Week

Thinking Earth - A Little Piece of Earth by Glyn Maxwell


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell

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