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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lord Carey.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly meets one of the two families who are going to try to eat with the seasons in 2006 She meets the second family tomorrow. See also Veg Talk tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

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.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

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.


Presented By: Rowanne Pascoe.
Music: Richard Tanner.
Unknown: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

4/5. Money worries force Wolfgang to take on a daunting Workload, but Constanze devotedly endeavours to assist him. By Jane Glover. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Glover.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens. 19/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm

: From Our Own Correspondent

th BBC foreign correspondents report on the stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The righting Temeraire - the Battle and the Breeze

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


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Paul Kobrak

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Christmas Eve at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: East Coast Girls Are Hip

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


Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Unknown: George Webley
Bass: Drums Ben Hallet
Bass: Thomas Webley
Director: Gary Brown
John: Fine Time Fontayne
Janice: Sue Kelly
Tommy: Gerard Fletcher
olive: Eileen O'Brien
Norman: David Fleeshman

: More or Less

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.


Presenter: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Christmas Day at 7.55am

: 101 Dalmatians

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

: A Doll's Life

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Rumer Godden

: Open Book

lographer Richard Holmes joins Kate Mosse in an Exploration of MR James's ghost stories.
Repeated from Christmas Day at 3.10pm


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Kate Mosse

: The Material World

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


Producer: John Watkins

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

4/5. A Jolly Lot of Fellows. Some very eccentric Water Rats indeed! For details see Boxing Day

: Weak at the Top

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


Unknown: John Weak
Written By: Guy Browing
Director: Jonquil Panting
John: Alexander Armstrong
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill: Ron Cook
Tim: Ewan Bailey
Giles: Stephen Crltchlow

: The Archers

Roy gets back to normality.
For cast see page 217 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

As the centenary of Henrik Ibsen 's death approaches, Mark Lawson reports on why leading British writers, directors and actors are still drawn to his plays. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: David Copperfield

19/20. Mr Micawber is severely troubled, and the name of his trouble is Heep! By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Mike Walker. For cast and details see Mon19 Dec Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Micawber
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Adapted By: Mike Walker.

: It's My Story: Untying My Tongue

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


Unknown: Ned Maddrell
Unknown: Phil Gawne
Producer: Julian May

: Analysis

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


Unknown: Andrew Brown
Producer: Simon Coates

: The Future's Plastic!

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


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

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

9/10. The guests are beginning their last day at the inn. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Monday 19 December


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Radio 9

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


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Claire Jones

: The Long Winter

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


Producer: Julia Adamson

: News

: Dreaming Alice

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


Unknown: Philip Gross.
Read By: Manon Edwards.

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

4/5. Written by Jane Glover. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Jane Glover.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Faith and the Tsunami

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

: World Today

: News; Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Tsunami Testimonies (5/5) See
Christmas Day

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