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
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
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
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
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
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
5/9. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks celebrate winter fruit and vegetables and answer listeners' calls and queries. Producer Lucinda Montefiore
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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