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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Australia v England inclusion of the fourth day's play in the Fourth Ashes Test. For commentator details see Christmas Day at 11pm *Approximate time
Highlights of the fourth day's play are on BBC2 at 11.00pm tonight

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Farming Today

Caz Graham goes to Beatrix Potter 's farm in the Lake District, where the new biopic Miss Potter was filmed on location. Producer Caz Graham


Unknown: Caz Graham
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Producer: Caz Graham

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton. Guest editor Rowan Williams , Archbishop of Canterbury. 6-25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Rowan Williams

: Desert Island Discs

With guest Gloria Hunniford. Rptd from Christmas Eve at 11.15am


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford.

: Book of the Week: Beatrix Potter: a LifeIn Nature

5/5. By the end of her long life, Beatrix Potter had become a major landowner, a successful north-country farmer and a significant benefactor to the National Trust. By Linda Lear. For further details see Christmas Day Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Linda Lear.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Old Peter's Russian Tales 5/5.
Little Master Misery. By Arthur Ransome.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Arthur Ransome.

: Test Match Special

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

: Don't Hang Up

2/3. Night Lines. Alan Dein randomly calls telephone boxes anywhere in the world and chats to whoever picks up the Phone. Tonight he encounters a security guard in the Florida
Everglades a New Zealand transsexual in pigtails and a vision of teenage hell on a Margate seafront. producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Ed Reardon's Week

3/6. Undercover. Comedy starring Chris Douglas as curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon. By Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Ed Reardon.
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Urbane shop assistant: Paul Richard Biqgln
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Carol: Eve Dallas
Felix: John Fortune
Woman: Sally Grace
PC Hyder: Simon Greenail
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Computer shop assistant: Matt Holness
Pearl: Rita May
DaveWang: Geoffrey McGivern
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Message , .

4/6. Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Late

J Comedy drama about an ordinary marriage that takes place over 20 years, and four very special New Year's Eves. By Dan Sefton.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Dan Sefton.
Director: Marc Beeby
Patricia: Caroline Quentin
Michael: James Fleet
Hannah: Tracy Wiles
Mark: Paul Richard Biggin

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Solo Living. More and more people are choosing to live on their own, using more resources and land than they would do if they were sharing. Tom Heap reviews the impact of this lifestyle on the environment. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Angelic Hosts

3/3. The Green Angel. An abstract image of an angel triggers off a forgotten memory. With hindsight, could apparently random events be a sign of divine intervention? By John Burnside , read by David Rintoul. For details see Wednesday 27 December


Unknown: John Burnside
Read By: David Rintoul.

: Divine Art

5/5. Brian Sewell discusses the controversial new commission for the east window at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields with the vicar, the Rev Nicholas Holtam , and Nicolas Goodison , chairman of the church's art panel. For further details see Christmas Day at 2.45pm


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: Nicolas Goodison

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of some of the people who died this year. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock listens to casting directors discussing their dark art, hears how actors cope with the casting call, and recalls great casting might-have-beens. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: 15-Minute Musical

5/5. The Blue Brothers. This musical follows the endeavors of Dave Cameron and Boris "BJ" Johnson to save the Conservative orphanage party. For details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Dave Cameron

: Best of The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis offer up their pick of this year's Now Shows, featuring Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Marcus Brigstocke. Producer Colin Anderson
Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Now Show for just E10.99 (RRP E12.99) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to BBC Shop. [address removed], quoting [text removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Ruth makes some plans for the future.
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
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Holly Chapman
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: William Sanderson-Thwalte
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Drunken man: Joseph Kloska
Consultant: Christine Kavanaqh
Venetia: Emily Webb

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang talks to the impresario Lilian Hochhauser , who for more than half a century has brought leading Russian musicians and dancers to Britain. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Talks: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Lilian Hochhauser
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Old Peter's Russian Tales

5/5. Little Master Misery. Vanya's grumpiness leads Old Peter to remember the story of a poor peasant who befriends Little Master Misery. By Arthur Ransome.
For further details see Christmas Day Repeated from 1045am


Unknown: Arthur Ransome.
Old Peter: Trevor Cooper
Maroosia: Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Vanya: Harry Hughes
Kind Peasant: John Dougall
Little Master Misery: Salkat Ahamed
Merchant: Joseph Kloska

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

Stephen Sackur asks the BBC's top correspondents to identify the issues likely to dominate the headlines in 2007. Producer Linda Pressly Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Linda Pressly

: A Point of View

Brian Walden presents his weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on New Year's Eve at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Invention of Childhood

6/6. Michael Morpurgo traces how the economic and cultural changes of the last 50 years have affected the lives Of British children. For further details see Christmas Eve Revised


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Christmas with the Savages

5/5. Evelyn grasps the chance to get her own back on Lionel and all the savages. But will Evelyn be rescued in the nick Of time? By Mary Clive. For further details see Christmas Day


Unknown: Mary Clive.

: UK Confidential

With exclusive access to papers released under the 30-year rule, Martha Kearney presents a programme that gives new insight on the political decisions and controversies of 1976. Producer Emily Williams Repeated on New Year's Eve at 5pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Producer: Emily Williams

: Shifting Meridians

Explorer Benedict Allen heads to 0┬░ longitude to try to solve the riddles of the world time-zone map. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Christmas Eve at 7.55am

: News

: Americana

4/4. Not the End of All. Nicole Krauss 's short story about two friends who meet for lunch in Washington DC and discuss, love, literature and loss. Read by Laurel Lefkow . For details see Boxing Day


Unknown: Nicole Krauss
Read By: Laurel Lefkow

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

5/5. By Linda Lear. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Linda Lear.

: The Interview

: News

: Global Account


: Close Up

BBC Symphony Orchestra in China (2/2)

: News

: Outlook

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