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
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
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
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.
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
Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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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
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
Sue Cook tackles listeners' historical challenges. producer Nick Patrick
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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