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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lord Carey.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock explores Britain's country crafts.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton. Today's
Quest editor is the journalist and broacaster Anna Ford.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

averse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Unto Us Is Born a Son (Puer
Notts arr Willcocks). Romans 8, vv18-25. Coventry Carol
(trad English, arr Stokes). A Great and Mighty Wonder (Es ist em Ros'entsprungen). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

315. Wolfgang and his new wife, Constanze, take delight in their new status, but they still have to win the approval of Wolfgang's father, Leopold. By Jane Glover. or details see Boxing Day Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Glover.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
18/20. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetailsseedramarpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Mozart Legacy

313. The Requiem. John Suchet looks at the greatness and musical legacy of Mozart's last work, written in 1791. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Suchet

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. The Speech. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, and master of the abusive email.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Starring Chris Douglas , Stephanie Cole and John Fortune.
For main cast and further details see Wednesday 21 December


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Written By: Christopher Douglas
Written By: Andrew Nickolds.
Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: John Fortune.
Bill: Tom Colebrook
The constable: Martin Hyder
Eli: Alice Lowe
Seamus: Geoffrey McGivern

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Presenter: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Where in the World?

6/6. John Simpson presents a geographical panel game, with insights into fascinating places and cultures.
This week's guests are Simon Brett , Frances Edmonds an-d Dan Snow. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Guest before You

Anything can happen in a hotel room: promotion, demolition, romance, heartbreak, commerce and con-tricks. Eavesdrop on a week in the life of Room 331.
Written hv Pptpr Mnrnan
Rick Jason Hughes Lucy Mali Harries
Nick Simon Ludders Louise Sara McGaughey
James John Labanowski Laura Lynne Seymour Bill Brendan Charleson Sonia Alex Alderton
Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Pptpr Mnrnan
Unknown: Rick Jason Hughes
Unknown: Lucy Mali Harries
Unknown: Nick Simon Ludders
Unknown: Louise Sara McGaughey
Unknown: James John Labanowski
Unknown: Laura Lynne Seymour
Unknown: Bill Brendan Charleson
Unknown: Sonia Alex Alderton
Director: Alison Hindell

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of Thursley Horticultural
Society, near Godalming in Surrey Chaired by Gill Pyrah Including at 3 25 Gardening Weather Forecast
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: 101 Dalmatians

315. Helped by the Twilight Barking, Pongo and Missis discover the puppies' whereabouts and travel from London to Suffolk to find them. But when they locate them, Missis is alarmed to discover that there are a few more than she reCalls. By Dodie Smith. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Dodie Smith.

: A Doll's Life

3/5. Racketty-Packetty House. Dolls of property come to the fore in an early 20th-century story about dolls' houses by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Paul Vaughan continues his look at classic dolls' tales and what they reveal about the Children Who read them. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Thinking Allowed

The end of apartheid in South Africa was heralded as a new, Modern, democratic beginning for the country. However, support for the authority of chiefs and for chieftaincy, based on hundreds of years of tradition, has thrived.
Laurie Taylor looks at the role that chiefs play in South Africa and how they are no longer considered relics of the past but key figures in national and local politics. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

5/6. Exploring the world of autism, with Raj Persaud.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

3/5. The Friends of the Water Rat. How the Grand Order Of Water Rats began. For details see Boxing Day

: Mark Thomas Presents: Shelley Berman Live

4/4. American icon Shelley Berman brings his unique observational wit to the UK for a special Radio 4 show. Comedian Mark Thomas is the host. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Shelley Berman
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Susan embraces a new opportunity.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang meets two of New Orleans's most famous musical sons: singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr and saxophonist Branford Marsalis , who knew each other as children and have now recorded a disc of duets together.
Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Pianist: Harry Connick Jr
Unknown: Branford Marsalis
Producer: Martin Smith

: David Copperfield

18/20. David and Mr Peggotty track down Yarmouth
Martha, and at long last Mr Peggotty has news of Emily's whereabouts. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday 19 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Peggotty
Unknown: Mr Peggotty
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Hecklers

2/2. James Bartholomew argues with a panel of high-powered figures that the welfare state was a mistake. Recorded before an audience at the London School of Economics, where William Beveridge , architect of the welfare state, was once director. Presented by Evan Davis.
Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: James Bartholomew
Unknown: William Beveridge
Presented By: Evan Davis.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Politically Charged

3/3. In a series about politically controversial legal cases, Clive Anderson looks at the ABC Trial - the dramatic official-secrets act trial that took place in 1978 and that lead to fundamental changes in government secrecy. Repeated from Christmas Day at 7.45pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Connect

2/6. Every year, 17 million tons of waste food is thrown away in the UK. Most of it - along with other biodegradable materials - gets tipped into landfill sites producing methane, a gas that is 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Ouentin Cooper investigates the problems associated with methane in landfill and looks at new solutions that could turn this greenhouse gas to our advantage. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Including a special report on terror from BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner. Presented by Roger Hearing.


Unknown: Frank Gardner.
Presented By: Roger Hearing.

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

8/10. The guests are all at lunch. That morning, Harry had thwarted Jon's attempt to push Jessica into the sea. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

3/6. George W Formby Does It Again. George W Formby Junior is armed with his ukulele in a bid to be Vaudeville
King of the World. Brother Jeb helps him defeat Senator Al Gore and his crazy balloon animals - but can he defeat the Vaudeville King of the East, Saddam the Conjuror? Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , Dave Cohen and David Ouantick. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: George W Formby
Unknown: Brother Jeb
Unknown: Al Gore
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: Dave Cohen
Written By: David Ouantick.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Inner Voices

1/3. The Expedition. This series of monologues written and performed by top UK comics begins with Dylan Moran as a man who decides that he and his wife need a bit of distance and undertakes an arduous Arctic expedition with her brother. Producer/Director Liz Webb


Unknown: Dylan Moran
Director: Liz Webb

: Flying Falcons to California

The story of how Jemima Parry-Jones moved herself, all her possessions, six Labradors and two hundred assorted birds of prey from Gloucestershire to a new life near
Charleston, South Carolina. Told by Howard Stableford . Producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Jemima Parry-Jones
Told By: Howard Stableford
Producer: David Parkinson

: News

: Dreaming Alice

3/5. Looking Glass. By Preethi Nair. Alice has no time for breakfast, no time to grieve for her mother, no time for anything; until an escaped rabbit propels her into someone else's life. Read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Preethi Nair.
Read By: Rebecca Smart.

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

3/5. Written by Jane Glover. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Jane Glover.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Science of the Tsunami

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Testimonies (4/5) For details see Christmas Day

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