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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Rt Rev Richard Chartres.

: Parrots and Piranhas

1/5. Wildlife film maker Huw Cordey and four friends set off in canoes to Paddle up the River Rewa in Guyana. They survive by their wits and skills, hunting and fishing for piranha, while giant otters play in the river, parrots call overhead and drumming fish keep up an underwater chorus. But then disaster strikes! Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Huw Cordey
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the UK.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday 28 December at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Seasonal Eating. Miriam O'Reilly rounds up the year with a look at eating with the seasons. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn. 7-25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson. 748 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover 's festive guests include food writer
Gregg Wallace and a pan of brussel sprouts. There's a dash of Christmas sparkle in this week's inheritance tracks, plus some more extraordinary stories, and poet Murray Lachlan Young beats the yuletide rhythm. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations ana JOys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Lenny and Will: Act 2

Having been put off Shakespeare by unimaginative schoolteachers, Lenny Henry recently confessed to a late-flowering passion for the Bard and his plays.
Pursuing his new-found enthusiasm, he gets to grips with finding out how the magic comes to life by watching director Peter Hall in rehearsal for Measure for Measure, and tries his own hand at Othello. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Director: Peter Hall
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests debate the major political issues Of the day. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the World of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Samantha Washington


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Samantha Washington

: The Now Show

6/6. Topical sketch show with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , also featuring Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Somerset puts topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the former Conservative MP and broadcaster Michael PortillO. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Portillo.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Nutcracker

Hannah Gordon and Nicky Henson star in Hattie Naylor 's s vibrant dramatisation of ETA Hoffmann's epic tale that sweeps through magical worlds inhabited by evil mice and the mysterious Dr Drosselmeier and a heroic nutcracker.
Producer Paul Dodqson


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Producer: Paul Dodqson
King: Ben Crowe
Father: Ben Crowe
Sneaky Hans: Ben Crowe
Queen: Hannah Gordon
Frieda: Hannah Gordon
Mauselink: Lisa Hammond
Uncle Drosselmeier: Tim McMullan
Kurt the Mouse King: Nicky Henson
Clara: Pooja Kumar
Princess Pirlipat: Pooja Kumar
Wilheim: Pooja Kumar
Nutcracler: Daniel Goode
Elias: Daniel Goode
Heinrich: Daniel Goode
Brother: Iwan Thomas
Otto: Iwan Thomas
Pantaloon: Iwan Thomas

: Christmas in the Cathedral

At Salisbury Cathedral they are preparing for Christmas: hear the choristers sound off about having to sing the same carols over and over again; find out who has to make sure the Christmas tree lights work; and feel the pain of the person who has to clear up after everyone else has
Stuffed themselves full of mince pies. Repeated from Tuesday

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge
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Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World In Your Ear

4/9. Presenter Lucy Ash sips and slurps her way around the globe with a programme devoted to alcohol. Hear about the Czech Republic's Lady Beer, specially brewed for menopausal women; tune in to podcasts for wine lovers from the Napa Valley; and join the world's longest pub crawl in the Australian outback. Plus an investigation into alcohol poisoning in Russia. Producer Innes Bowen


Presenter: Lucy Ash
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Loose Ends

Hamish Anderson , John Shuttleworth , Allegra McEvedy and Ray Gelato and his band are Ned Sherrin 's guests in a seasonal special of the show. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Hamish Anderson
Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Allegra McEvedy
Unknown: Ray Gelato
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Profile

A focus on the personality and motivation of one of the week's movers and shakers.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests Deborah Moggach ,
Kwame Kwei-Armah and Andrew O'Hagan discuss the week's cultural highlights. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Wild Times - David Attenborough at 80

David Attenborough 's broadcasting career spans 50 years of radio and television. From Zoo Quest in the 1950s to the ground-breaking Life on Earth in the 70s to Planet Earth in 2006, he has broadcast from the coldest poles, the hottest deserts, the highest mountains and the deepest oceans, taking worldwide audiences with him on his journeys. In the year of his 80th birthday, he talks to Brian Leith. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Brian Leith.
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Midnight Folk

2/2. By day Kay Harker is under the eye of his governess, but at night he escapes into a mysterious world where the forces of good and evil are pitted against each other. Will Kay and the midnight folk be in time to save the treasure from failing into the hands of the malevolent Abner Brown and the Pouncer Seven? By John Masefield. Dramatised by Christopher William Hill.
Other parts played by members of the cast Music by Neil Brand Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kay Harker
Unknown: Abner Brown
Unknown: John Masefield.
Dramatised By: Christopher William Hill.
Music By: Neil Brand
Kay: Sam Salter
Nibbins: Nickolas Grace
Abner: Charles Dance
Miss Sylvia Daisy: Deborah Findlay
Capt Harker: Andrew Sachs
Ellen: Helena Breck
Bitem: Jon Glover
Blinky: Graham Seed
Rat: Harry Myers
Bat: Ian Masters
Otter: Joe Mills
Brother Venom: Mark Straker
Messenger: Joseph Kloska
Sir Theopompus: Sam Dale
Caroline Louisa: Christine Kavanagh
Lady Crowmarsh: Ann Beach
Nightshade: Miranda Keeling
Belladonna: Bethan Walker
Mrs Pouncer: Linda Ray Hodbef

: Planet Earth Debate

As the Earth warms up and scientists predict changes to the natural world, Edward Stourton gets together with a panel of experts to discuss how society should respond.
With the help of an audience at London's Royal Society of Arts, the panel aim to come up with some proposals for dealing with climate change. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Brain of Britain

16/17. Robert Robinson chairs the fourth semi-final of the general knowledge quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

1/9. Christmas. Roger McGough offers seasonal poems by UA Fanthorpe, Laurie Lee , Elizabeth Jennings ,
Robert Louis Stevenson , Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah. The readers are Tom Lawrence , Kate Littlewood and Patrick Romer. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.
Unknown: Tom Lawrence
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Patrick Romer.

: I Want to Be Alone

1/5. Mrs Hope and Me. A series of stories inspired by the statement attributed to Greta Garbo. Today Eleanor Bron reads Jenny Diski 's story about a writer who, looking for inspiration, escapes to a remote cottage. She revels in the isolation, but others grow concerned when she doesn't appear for three days. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Mrs Hope
Unknown: Greta Garbo.
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Jenny Diski
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: News

: One Planet

Counting the Cost of Chinese Development

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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