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: Test Match Special

Australia v England inclusion of the third day's play in the Fourth Ashes Test. for commentator details see Christmas Day at 11pm 'Approximate time
Highlights of the third day's play are on BBC2 at 11.10pm tonight

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Farming Today

Leicestershire farmer Anthony Herbert reflects on his trip to Uganda 'or the charity Send a Cow. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anthony Herbert
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today until 6.30

"ith Sarah Montague and James Naughtie. Guest editor Zac Goldsmith.
6.25 , 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May. 7-48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Zac Goldsmith.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the siege of Constantinople in 1453. Contributors include Judith Herrin of King's College London and author Roger Crowley. Producer Elaine Lester


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Judith Herrin
Guest: Roger Crowley
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. A Child is Born in Bethlehem
(Scheidt) Matthew 2, vv13-18. The Coventry Carol (trad
English, arr Rathbone). Unto Us is Born a Son (Puer Nobis , arr Willcocks). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Unknown: Puer Nobis
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Beatrix Potter:a Life in Nature

4/5. Beatrix Potter reaches middle age, and immerses herself in the Cumbrian landscape and the routines of farming life. Lindsay Duncan reads from Linda Lear 's new biography of the children's author. For further details see Christmas Day Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Linda Lear

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Old Peter's Russian Tales 4/5. The Transparent Apple and the Silver Saucer. By Arthur Ransome.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Arthur Ransome.

: Crossing Continents

8/10. Escaping Caste. One of the founders of modern India,
Bhimrao Ambedkar , who was born an "untouchable", believed that the only way for the lower castes to rise above their status in the rigid Hindu system was to convert to
Buddhism Dan Isaacs examines what difference conversion has made to those who've followed Dr Ambedkar s path. Producer Tessa Watt Repeated on New Year's Day at 8.30pm


Unknown: Bhimrao Ambedkar
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the fourth day of the Fourth Ashes Test. For full details see Christmas Day at 11pm Resumes tomorrow at 5.30am

: Under the Skin

The old show-business yarn about beginning a career by Playing the back end of the cow in pantomime is not just a ioke: for many actors, this was their chosen role, and one that they took very seriously. Bernie Clifton , famous for his performing ostrich, explores the world of the "skin
Performer". Producer Douglas Mounce Rptd New Year's Eve at 12.15am


Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Producer: Douglas Mounce Rptd

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 23 December at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: The Autobiography of a Nobody

RT It's that dead time between Christmas and New
CHOICE Year and Rob is writing his autobiography - except he can't think of anything interesting to put in it.
He's also assembling a Mini in the kitchen. But why does he hide under the table when his best friend calls round for the rent? A bittersweet comedy about lonely people at Christmas bv Ian Kershaw.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Ian Kershaw.
Director: Gary Brown
Rob: Steve Edge
Jim: Jason Manford
Sally: Danielle Henry

: Check Up

6/8. Giving Up Smoking. At a Brighton clinic,
Barbara Myers and her guests are joined by smokers and ex-smokers to discuss the best strategies to try and make those New Year resolutions to give up last. Producer Eliane Glaser
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) from 1.30pm today or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Christmas Eve at 7.55am

: Angelic Hosts

2/3. Mrs Marvel 's Angel. When a cleaning lady finds a valuable painting of an angel in her employer's attic, good things start to happen. By Clare Boylan , read by Rosemary Leach. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Mrs Marvel
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Read By: Rosemary Leach.

: Divine Art

4/5. Brian Sewell discusses sculptor Nicolas Moreton 's work at Gloucester Cathedral. For further details see Christmas Day 2.45pm


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Nicolas Moreton

: Open Book

Repeated from Christmas Eve at 1.30pm

: The Material World

On the indoor ski slopes of North Yorkshire,
Ouentin Cooper talks to experts in ski technology and ski-jump design about how science and engineering play an important role in the sport. Producer Fiona Roberts


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: 15-Minute Musical

4/5. My Foul-Mouthed Lady. Madonna wants to be a lady, Guy Ritchie wants to be a cock-er-ney. Can Professor Iggins help? Can they become their opposites? Will opposites attract? Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Mel Hudson. For further details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Guy Ritchie
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mel Hudson.

: The Personality Test

4/6. Chef and writer Antony Worrall Thompson is today's guest host in the comedy panel show. Taking questions about Thompson's life and interests are Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Robin Ince and Will Smith. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Will Smith
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Jennifer can't forgive and forget.
For cast see Friday 29 December Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

In an extended interview, John Wilson talks to composer, arranger and producer Ouincy Jones , whose career stretches from playing the trumpet with Billie Holiday to producing Billie Jean for Michael Jackson. Producer Timothy Prosser Revised repeat


Talks: John Wilson
Producer: Ouincy Jones
Unknown: Billie Holiday
Unknown: Billie Jean
Unknown: Michael Jackson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Old Peter's Russian Tales

4/5. The Transparent Apple and the Silver Saucer. Little Stupid's gift from her father - a magical apple within which she can see the world - sends her cruel sisters into a jealous rage. By Arthur Ransome.
For further details see Christmas Day Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arthur Ransome.
Old Peter: Trevor Cooper
Father: Trevor Cooper
Maroosia: Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Little Stupid: Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Vanya: Harry Hughes
Necklace: Miranda Keeling
Dress: Bethan Walker
Tsar: Joseph Kloska

: It's My Story: The Tic Lady

For nearly 20 years, "tic-lady" Pat Moore has been providing door-step loans to people on Tyneside's poorer estates. Fran Abrams follows Moore on her rounds and finds out why her regular clients still choose to borrow from her rather than look for lower interest rates elsewhere.
Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Pat Moore
Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: Analysis

8/8. Telling Muslim Stories. Has reporting of the Iraq war abroad and the terrorist threat at home damaged the trust of ordinary Muslims in the mainstream news media? And does it matter if it has? Charlie Beckett considers whether it's journalism's role to foster social cohesion and whether journalists have been questioning enough - or knowledgeable enough - about Muslim matters. Producer Mukul Devichand


Unknown: Charlie Beckett
Producer: Mukul Devichand

: The Invention of Childhood

5/6. In the early 20th century the British Empire was in decline and there were three devastating wars. Michael Morpurgo explains how these events ultimately benefitted Children. For further details see Christmas Eve


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Christmas with the Savages

4/5. Post-Christmas boredom has set in, but a small experiment with a fire extinguisher soon livens things up. By Mary Clive. For further details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Mary Clive.

: Bearded Ladies

1/2. Sketch show written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Ewan Bailey. Producer carol smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.

: Either Too Young or Too Old

2/2. Morwenna Banks on the comic tradition of playing older characters, from J Peasmold Gruntfuttock to Catherine Tate 's Strai ght-talking Nan. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Peasmold Gruntfuttock
Unknown: Catherine Tate
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: News

: Americana

3/4. Do You Know Where I Am? By Sherman Alexie. Two college sweethearts rescue a lost cat - an act that will have profound consequences for the rest of their lives together. Read by Otter Ochampaugh. For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Sherman Alexie.
Read By: Otter Ochampaugh.

: Book of the Week: Beatrix Potter:a Life in Nature

4/5. By Linda Lear. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Linda Lear.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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