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: World News

: Prayer tor the Day

With Lord Carey.

: Farming Today

Are Britain's rural crafts experiencing a resurgence? Anna Hill reports.


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton. Today's guest editor is HSBC chairman Sir John Bond.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
'-48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sir John Bond.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Choice

O/8. Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell talks to Michael Buerk about her decision to choose motherhood over her ballet Career. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm
Why the dancing queen's putting her feet up: page 25


Talks: Darcey Bussell
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: The Old Bill

415. Arresting Accounts. In the 17th century it cost
2 Pence to keep someone in a cell overnight.
Richard Foster asks if there any parallels between the lives of 17th-century volunteer parish constables of Manchester and tnose career-constables Of today. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Richard Foster
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

2/5. As a young man in Mannheim, Wolfgang encounters the Weber sisters, who are to play major roles in the story of his life. By Jane Glover , read by Lindsay Duncan. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Glover
Read By: Lindsay Duncan.

: Daily Service

presented by Andrew Graystone. Before the World Began
(Incarnation). John 1, vv1-5;9-14. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (trad English, arr Willcocks). Of the Father's heart Begotten (Divinum Mysterium arr Willcocks). Director ot music Gordon Stewart. Organist Graham Eccles.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
"/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Mozart Legacy

2/3. The Magic Flute. John Suchet asks the experts why this is a great piece of music and what its operatic legacy is.
For details see yesterday The concluding episode is tomorrow at 11am


Flute: John Suchet

: The Marx Brothers on Radio: the Original Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

In 1932 Groucho and Chico Marx made their radio debuts in Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. The scripts turned up in tne late 1980s and were turned by the BBC into a series of re-creations. Here, Mark Brisenden , who adapted the ScriPts, reveals the background to the original series and "produces the first ever broadcast of the only complete
Show known to exist. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Chico Marx
Unknown: Mark Brisenden
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Laura Trevelyan.


Presented By: Laura Trevelyan.

: Tales from the Stave

3/3. Frances Fyfield becomes one of the privileged few to ay a hand on a work by Mozart. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida shares in the stories and the brilliance wrapped up in the composer's own thematic catalogue. She finds out how it came to be in the British Library at all and what it tells us about Mozart's extraordinary final years. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Singing Butler

Jack Vettriano 's famous image of a man and a woman dancing on a windswept beach, while their butler and maid do their best to shield the pair from the elements, has captured the imagination of the British Public. This drama interweaves the responses of two joists to that painting: dramatist Alexis Zegerman , and Scottish poet Ron Butlin. The reader is Ewan Stewart.
Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Jack Vettriano
Dramatist: Alexis Zegerman
Unknown: Ron Butlin.
Unknown: Ewan Stewart.
Producer: Lu Kemp
Tom: Jon Glover
Kitty: Natasha Little
Charles: Robert Portal
Phyllis: Rachel Atkins

: Making History

Sue Cook tackles listeners' historical challenges. producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]pail: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: 101 Dalmatians

215. When Cruella de Vil swings by to chat with Mrs Dearly , the puppies unaccountably disappear. Scotland 'ard believe it's dog-nap, but Pongo knows that finding the puppies is a job he knows he can't leave to humans.
For details spp yesterday


Unknown: Mrs Dearly

: A Doll's Life

2/5. Coppelia. Coppelia is the beautiful mechanical doll-girl from Hoffmann's 19th-century story. Paul Vaughan analyses the darkest fears we have about dolls when they stop being our silent playmates and exert a will of their own. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Classic Serial: Greenmantle

2/2. Hannay discovers that Greenmantle has fallen under the spell of the beautiful Hilda von Einem , who plans to use Greenmantle to further German imperial domination. By John Buchan. For cast and further details see yesterday


Unknown: Hilda von Einem
Unknown: John Buchan.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

2/5. London-by-the-Sea. The veteran comedian's stories have a Brighton connection. For details see yesterday

: Trevor's World of Sport

5/6. Trevor tries to persuade a veteran rugby player that it's time to hang up his cauliflower ears. Andy Hamilton's comedy about a sports agent who's in the wrong job.


Writer/Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salis
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Roddy: Trevor Cooder

: The Archers

Roy goes into management mode.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

As TV channels and the ways of watching them proliferate, Mark Lawson reports on the highlights and talking points of television in 2005, talking to key figures Ricky Gervais , David Dimbleby , David Attenborough and Marc Cherry , creator of Desperate Housewives. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Marc Cherry
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: David Copperfield

17/20. David has an appointment to meet Dora's maiden aunts, and he quite expects them to put a swift end to his engagement. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday 19 December
Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Charles Dickens

: The Greening of Chemistry

As raw ingredients become more and more expensive and elusive, the chemical industry is trying to find methods of making more sustainable products.
Gerry Northam goes in search of the scientists, politicians and manufacturers who are turning the chemical industry around to face the 21st century as a green network. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Helen Sharp

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

5/6. Raj Persaud finds out how research is helping to improve the education of children with autism and severe learning disability. Producer Katy Hickman Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Producer: Katy Hickman Rptd

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Paul Moss.


Presented By: Paul Moss.

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

7/10. It's Christmas Day. Jon's behaviour towards Jessica has become more disturbing. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Trapped

2/4. Hole Lot of Love. On her quest to find love, a 40-year-old London nanny goes on a Jewish activity weekend in the Lake District. She finds what she least expected -160 feet below around.


Director: Claire Bartlett
Debs: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Helen: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Mrs Levine: Rebecca Front
Mr Levine: David de Keyser
Janet: Tllly Vosburgh
Graham: Steve Furst
Michael: David Gillespie
Rebecca: Debra Tammer
Herb: Steve Jameson

: Hairy Story

Quentin Cooper goes in search of the hirsute. Why did we evolve to lose most of our fur? And why might stem-cell research pave the way for a cure for balding? Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: News

: Dreaming Alice

2/5. Fourth of July, 1862. At 18, Rhoda feels like an old maid. She's so desperate that she's prepared to consider the charms of the "Mathematician". Written and read by Patrick Gale. For details see yesterday


Read By: Patrick Gale.

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

2/5. Written by Jane Glover. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Jane Glover.

: World Today

: News

: Masterpiece

La Galigo

: Sports International

The Year in Sport

: News

: Go Digital

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Tsunami Testimonies (3/5) For details see Christmas Dav

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