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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites the artist Maggi Hambling to choose records that have some meaning for her to take to the mythical desert island. She also talk about her career and about her life and her hopes for the future. Repeated from Sunday 18 December at 11.15am


Artist: Maggi Hambling

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

5/5. Death and Cartography feature in the final extract of this idiosyncratic taxonomy of loss, as well as "Tonic, My" and "Weasel, Pop, Goes the". By Michael Bywater and read by Stephen Fry. For details see Monday 19 December Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Bywater
Read By: Stephen Fry.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
15/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Longest Road

2/3. From Europe into Asia. Peter Day continues his journey across Russia, along the world's longest road inside a single country. He leaves Europe behind as he crosses the Urals and arrives in the huge city of Ekaterinburg, on the edge of Siberia. On the way, he meets one of Russia's most famous rock stars. He also marvels at some extraordinary Mafia tombs, and encounters a veteran truck driver who warns him of "dodgy people" on the road ahead. Producers Neil Koenig and Paul Vickers


Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Paul Vickers

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

New series 1/6. Each week we enter a day in the life of one-time variety star Count Arthur Strong (Steve
- Delaney). An expert in everything from the world of showbusiness to the origins of the species, Arthur is all false starts and nervous fumbling, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance. This week, Arthur's confused and muddled day includes the mystery of the missing cauliflower and a book-signing at a butcher's Shop. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Stephen Sackur. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

3/6. The programme that showcases the best English-language radio on the planet. This week, Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to radio selections about food.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Christmas Day at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Woman Who Would Be Cook

A comic recipe born of disaster as would-be TV chef
Tilly Kitchiner struggles to cook the perfect Christmas dinner - with the help of her celebrity guardian angels. Written by Neil Cargill , starring Thelma Barlow.
Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Tilly Kitchiner
Written By: Neil Cargill
Unknown: Thelma Barlow.
Director: David Blount
Tilly: Thelma Barlow
Alfred: David Ryall
Pyke: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dame: Chris Stanton
Comic: Brian Parr
Ratty: Clare Corbett

: Veg Talk

5/9. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks celebrate winter fruit and vegetables and answer listeners' calls and queries. Producer Lucinda Montefiore
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Write Christmas

5/5. Grotto. Michael has spent much of his life trying to avoid confrontation, but being cast as Father Christmas is just about the last straw. Written by Sheila Yeger and read by Jennie Stoller. For details see Monday 19 December


Written By: Sheila Yeger
Read By: Jennie Stoller.

: Artists Only

5/5. BBC correspondent Michael Crick heads north to
Scotland to investigate one of their leading artists' clubs.
For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Michael Crick

: Word of Mouth

4/9. Michael Rosen with a festive edition that asks, among other things, why we feel the need, at this time of year, to use words like "festive".
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Christmas Day at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively debate on how media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/6. Just in time for a special Christmas edition, Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the rest of the team give up precious last-minute shopping time to merry-up your Christmas with satire, sketches and songs. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Alan enjoys a moment of stardom. For cast see page 217
Written by Adrian Flynn : Director Rosemary Watts : Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson unwraps a further selection of highlights from the past year and talks to the names behind the headlines, including screenwriter and performer
Emma Thompson , and actor David Tennant - the new Doctor Who. Producer Sally Spurring
Don't miss our 10-page special Doctor Who guide: p37 Win a real Dalek!: p46


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: David Tennant

: David Copperfield

15/20. David visits Agnes and finds that Uriah Heep has taken over her life and her father's business. By Charles Dickens , adapted by Mike Walker.
For cast and details see Monday 19 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Uriah Heep
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Mike Walker.

: Any Questions

16/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to Matthew Parris , political columnist of The Times; Brian Eno , music producer;
Jude Kelly , artistic director of the South Bank Centre; and Peter Hitchens , columnist for The Mail on Sunday. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Brian Eno
Artistic: Jude Kelly
Artistic: Peter Hitchens
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

9/13. David Cannadine casts a historian's eye over today's current affairs. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: David Cannadine
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Heredity

As Elaine and her father sit by her dying mother's hospice bed, Elaine finds the prolonged contact with her father a strain. And, as other family members arrive, she begins to notice worrying similarities in the family's behaviour.
A black comedy about the way ruinous relationships and mental illness pass from one generation to the next. Written bv Anthonv Neilson.
Producer/Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Anthonv Neilson.
Director: Mary Peate
Andy: Jeffnuttall I
Elaine Christine: Entwistle I
Caroline: Lyndsey Marshal
Paul: Carl Prekopp
Derek: Roqer McKern

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Inn at the Edge of the World

5/10. Jessica has become a little concerned about Jon's odd behaviour, and the way he claims to know her when she can barely remember ever having met him.
By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Copysnatchers

2/6. David Aaronovitch presents the series of the Friday-night talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Executive producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Trig Happy

Trigonometry is one of the most hated subjects in school. Huw Williams ignored trig when he was being educated, but now finds that not only is it a vital tool in astronomy, map-making and navigation, but it also helps chemists to design new drugs, choreographers to craft new dance steps, and instrument-makers to create better harps and harpsichords. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Huw Williams
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Worlds

5/5. By Michael Bywater. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Bywater.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

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