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News round-up and analysis.
Working out Salvation. Mark Tully considers different understandings of salvation, producer Eley McAinsh Rptd 11.30pm
2/4. Tree Roots. Lionel Kelleway enjoys a subterranean tour in Treborth Botanic Gardens, north Wales, where he finds roots dating back 300 million years; what gum trees and Pink truffles have in common; and how the most important Partner for many trees is a fungus. producer Sarah Blunt
The week's religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox
Patricia Green appeals on behalf of Fragile X.
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Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thu 22 Dec at 3.27pm
Recovery of sight to the blind. From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast. With the Chapel choir directed by Ruth McCartney. Preacher, the Rev Dr David Lapsley. Producer Bert Tosh
Presented by Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon
The artist Maggi Hambling is Sue Lawley's castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday 23 December at 9am
5/7. Another chance to hear the show from this year's
Edinburgh Festival, with Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Ross Noble. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday
The Christmas tradition of eating goose is explored by Sheila Dillon , who discovers why geese are still more commonly found on the menu elsewhere in the world. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock
Simon Cox investigates why billionaires from Eastern
Europe to the Far East have been gueuing up to get their hands on a British football club. Producer Richard Vadon
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions from Camden allotment gardeners. Roy Lancaster talks to Anna Pavord , author of The Tulip. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened RT DIRECT- Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for E22.50 (RRP E25.00). Send a cheque
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5/5. Herbert Howells in Gloucestershire. Simon Halsey visits Chosen Hill in Gloucestershire, where the young Herbert Howells used to walk. Producer Sara Conkey
1/2. By W. Somerset Maugham, dramatised by Ronald Frame.
After the First World War young Larry Darrell returns to Chicago but finds it difficult to fit back into society. To the dismay of his fiancee, Isabel, he heads for Paris, where he embarks on a spiritual quest.
(Repeated on Christmas Eve at 9pm)
Part 2 of The Razor's Edge is on New Year's Eve at 3pm
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Kate Mosse looks back at the best books of 2005. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday 22 December at 4pm
5/6. Morning Has Broken. Peggy Reynolds looks beyond the simple words of Eleanor Farjeon 's poem to find what lies at the heart of its universal appeal. Producer Viv Beeby
10/10. Jenny Cuffe investigates claims of delays and falling public confidence in the way the police deal with 999 calls. Repeated from Tuesday
14/16. American journalist Tim Egan from Seattle talks about the latest developments from his part of the world. Repeated from yesterday at 7.45pm
Gyles Brandreth presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Editor Fiona Couper
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7.00 The Archers Ambridge feels a tragic loss.
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Children's magazine programme, with David McFetridge. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi
2/5. Night Time. Johanna takes her dog for a night-time walk in a snow-covered East Berlin. Written by East
German author Monika Maron , translated by Brigitte Goldstein , read by Alice Dvorakova. Producer Emma Harding
2/6. Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to radio about cars, driving and suburbanisation. Repeated from Friday
3/9. To mark the start of the panto season, Michael Rosen reports on the language of the theatre. Repeated from Friday
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5/7. Generation Hexed. The under-35s are paying for a welfare state from which they will derive comparatively little benefit. Journalist Camilla Cavendish asks whether the concept of mutual obligation, which has underpinned the welfare State, can Survive. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events
10.45 Politically Charged
2/3. Clive Anderson looks at the dramatic case of the "Shrewsbury Pickets" who were jailed in 1973. Editor Terry Dignan Politically Charged is repeated on Wed 21 Dec at 8.45pm The series concludes on Christmas Day at 7.45pm
2/10. Biographer and critic Hilary Spurling and historian and gardener Roy Strong join Sue MacGregor at the Ways with Words Festival, Southwold, to discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday
Working out Salvation. How are the traditional answers to the question: "from what are we being saved?" now being challenged? With Mark Tully. Repeated from6.05am
At the end of Hamlet, the stage is littered with corpses, all with heaving chests. Paul Allen investigates our ability to ignore all this in the appreciation of the arts, with help from Jonathan Miller , John Williams , Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Repeated from Thursday
After the Wave (1/5)
Two and Half Words by Amitav Ghosh. A selection of haunting pieces by writers living in the countries affected by last year's tsunami