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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lord Carey.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly meets the second of the two families who plan to eat with the seasons in 2006. See also Veg Talk at 3pm.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Sarah Montague. Today's guest editor is David Blunkett MP.
6.25,7 25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Blunkett

: Desert Island Discs

The composer John Rutter joins Sue Lawley to choose records that have some meaning for him and that he would take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Christmas Day at 11.15am


Unknown: John Rutter

: Act of Worship

Led by Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

515. After Mozart's death, his wife and sister do all they can to safeguard his musical legacy. Written by conductor Jane Glover , read by Lindsay Duncan. For details see Boxing Day Repeated at 12.30am


Conductor: Jane Glover
Read By: Lindsay Duncan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
20120. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Longest Road

3/3. End of the Line. The road takes Peter Day through the cities of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish
Autonomous Region, and elegant Khabarovsk, until at
'ast it delivers him in bustling Vladivostok, on the shores
11 Of the Pacific. Producers Neil Koenig and Paul Vickers


Unknown: Peter Day
Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Paul Vickers

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

2/6. Another confused and muddled "day in the life" of the one-time variety star, showbiz legend and raconteur,
Played by Steve Delaney. From a perplexing trip to the Post office to a mystery celebrity appearance on his cable cookery show, Count Arthur Strong 's everyday life is an enlightening and entertaining experience. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Played By: Steve Delaney.
Unknown: Count Arthur Strong
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE; [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World In Your Ear

4/6. The programme that eavesdrops on the best English-language radio in the world. This week Rosie Goldsmith
Presents a selection from award-winning documentaries. Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on New Year's Day at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ex Libris

Lavinia Whitelaw dies, leaving everything to her distant relative, Jennifer. At first, Jennifer knows very little about her benefactor, but as she begins her search through
Lavinia's belongings in the Oxfordshire cottage, she discovers a great deal more than she expects. A compelling story of the power of one generation to speak to the next. Bv Nicholas Mclnerny.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lavinia Whitelaw
Unknown: Nicholas McLnerny.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Jennifer: Saskia Reeves
Lavinia: Janet Maw
Gabriel: Nick Sayce

: Veg Talk

6/9. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks celebrate winter fruit and vegetables and swap experiences with listeners on the best way to cook what is in season. Producer Lucinda Montefiore pHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost
"o more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: 101 Dalmatians

5/5. A miracle is found. Pongo, Missis and 97 puppies will soon be home again - that is, if they can convince the Dearlys to take them all in. But first they must wreak their Avenge on Cruella de Vil. Christmas, it seems, has come at last. By Dodie Smith. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Cruella de Vil.
Unknown: Dodie Smith.

: A Doll's Life

5/5. Maggie Gumption. Maggie longs for escape from her doll's-house world and certainly doesn't have time to do the housework! Written by Margaret Stuart Barry in 1979. With Paul Vaughan. Fordetails see Boxing Day


Written By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.

: Word of Mouth

5/9. Michael Rosen referees the Great Word of Mouth New Year Pub Quiz, in which points are awarded for getting the questions right.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on New Year's Day at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively debate on how media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright
5.00 PM
News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor peter Rippon


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Roy Hudd's Tales from the Lodge Room

5/5. "Going into Skirts". The perils of playing the Dame in pantomime. For details see Boxing Day

: The Now Show

2/6. Looking forward to what the year 2006 has in store, Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team present a programme dedicated to the next 365 days. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Caroline enters a race against time.
For cast see page 217
Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on the changing role of music in cinema, and talks to leading practitioners, including Gabriel Yared and the director Anthony Minghella.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Gabriel Yared
Director: Anthony Minghella.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: David Copperfield

20/20. All David's happiness and everything he has strived for comes to nothing as he faces his greatest loss - until he is visited in a dream, and comes to understand himself for the first time. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday 19 December Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

Where will next year's trouble spots be? Will coalition troops leave Iraq? Will George Bush recover from his troubles to reinvigorate the Republicans in time for the mid-term elections? Just some of the questions analysed by BBC correspondents and their host Stephen Sackur in the annual prediction programme.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Presenter: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Linda Pressly

: A Point of View

10/13. David Cannadine casts a historian's eye over today's current affairs.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on New Year's Day at 8.50am


Unknown: David Cannadine
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Madam Bitterfly and the Stockwell Diva

Charmayne Jackson, inner-city "sarf-London gyal", sets out to conquer Hollywood by any means necessary, in this sassy and wickedly comical take on the hierarchy of colour, told in Bernadine Evaristo's zingy verse.


Writer: Bernadine Evaristo
Producer/Director: Jonquil Panting
Charmayne: Petra Letang
Sonia: Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Hortense: Dona Croll
Noris: Rudolph Wallker
Rhona: Stephanie Turner
Keisha: Clare Perkins
Principal: Martin Hyder

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Roger Hearing. Editor Aiistair Burnett


Introduced By: Roger Hearing.
Editor: Aiistair Burnett

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

10/10. Everyone is trying to come to terms with the day's events in the aftermath of the terrible storm. By Alice Thomas Ellis. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis.

: Copysnatchers

3/6. David Aaronovitch presents the Friday-night talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Executive producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: We're All Grown-Ups Here

Stephanie Calmon looks at our thorny, fascinating relationships with our parents and asks if we can ever really be friends. With contributions from Clare Short. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Stephanie Calmon
Unknown: Clare Short.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: News

: Dreaming Alice: Mabel

5/5. Mabel has to answer a set of questions every day. The day of the week isn't too difficult - always worth a guess. The hard one is "What's your name?" By Sara Maitland. Read by Daphne Neville. For details see Boxing Day


Author: Sara Maitland
Reader: Daphne Neville

: Book of the Week: Mozart's Women

5/5. After Mozart's death, his wife and sister do all they can to safeguard his musical legacy. The concluding part of conductor Jane Glover 's biography of the women in the composer's life, read by Lindsay Duncan. Repeated from9.45am


Conductor: Jane Glover
Read By: Lindsay Duncan.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

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