With Carolyn Ouinn and Sarah Montague. Today's guest editor is Steve "Chandrasonic" Savale of the band Asian Dub Foundation.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
Presented by Rowanne Pascoe. 0 Llittle One Sweet (trad
German, arr Bach). Titus 2, vvll-14. See amid the Winter's
Snow (Humility arr Rose). Joy to the World! (Antioch arr Rutter). Director of music Richard Tanner. urganist Jeffrey Makinson.
Declared the Greatest Painting in Britain earlier this year In a Radio 4 poll, the image of JMW Turner's ageing warship, The Fighting Temeraire, is reassuringly familiar. But, as Graeme Fife discovers, the story of the real-life nMS Temeraire is just as compelling as the painting.
'orn apart by a mutiny that led to the execution of her
14 sailors and having played a vital role in Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, the old ship shown by Turner en route to the scrapyard has many secrets to give up. roducer Paul Kobrak Repeated on New Year's Day at 12.15am
What would have happened if Grimsby - not
Liverpool - had been the cradle of pop music in the u 1960s? A light-hearted comedy about why the dumber Sound didn't finite take off. By Ian McMillan.
Songs and guitar playing by Big George Webley ; Drums Ben Hallet ;
Bass Thomas Webley ; Producer/Director Gary Brown
2/7. Another edition of the numbers magazine that investigates subjects such as medicine, the climate, speed cameras and plane crashes, and the statistics that underlie everyday claims to truth in the news, in politics and in life.
Presented by Andrew Dilnot.
4/5. With 97 puppies in tow, Pongo and Missis make their way across the countryside. But the puppies are small and slow and the journey becomes more and more difficult.
With Cruella de Vii hot on their tails, the dogs are badly in need of a miracle. For details see Boxing Day
4/5. Impunity Jane. Paul Vaughan looks at the work of Rumer Godden , who wrote several stories devoted to dolls, and one in particular, about a spirited pocket doll called Impunity Jane. For details see yesterday
Medicinal plants are discussed this week as part of the series of question and answer programmes in association h the Onen University's Science in Context course.
Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years but the details of their chemistry are not fully understood. Do we know enough about their active ingredients to make informed decisions about whether they are safe to use? The fifth of six debates comes from the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Producer John Watkins
3/4. Knowing Your Unions. The randy, devious, sexist and workshy John Weak - who, incidentally, puts the man into management - discovers there's nothing legally binding about a legally binding contract. Comedy written by Guy Browing
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
The last traditional speaker of Manx Gaelic, Ned Maddrell , died in 1974. But now more than 40 children are receiving their education entirely in the language. Phil Gawne is the Isle of Man's Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, but once he served 16 months in prison for arson, committed in the campaign for Manx. He tells the intertwined stories of his life and the struggle for his language, culture and identity. Producer Julian May
7/7. Is God on Their Side? From the Supreme Court to what should be taught in the country's schools, religious beliefs profoundly shape US politics. And the sacred also affects American attitudes to world leadership, global problems and war. Andrew Brown asks why Americans see themselves and so much of world history in religious terms, and where this outlook is taking the global superpower. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on New Year's Day at 9.30pm
1/2. Richard Hollingham tells the history, science and future of plastics through the writings of one of the pioneers of the industry - his own grandfather. He begins by charting the rise of plastics from chemical curiosity to Bakelite radio. Producer Martin Redfern
2/5. In a world where presentation is at the wheel, and content is firmly bound and gagged in the back, Radio 9 finds itself with so much to say but no idea how to say it.
Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones
On a visit to some of the most remote and windswept parts of Britain, Edi Stark explores centuries of struggle against bitter cold, darkness and hunger, and how our surroundings and way of life have been shaped by them. Producer Julia Adamson
4/5. Sentence First. "A fancy dress party! I had a vision of a whole room full of White Rabbits, Walruses and Carpenters standing round me saying 'What are you supposed to be?' By Philip Gross. Read by Manon Edwards. For details see Boxing Day
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