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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Conclusion of the final day's play in the Fourth Ashes Test. for commentators see Christmas Day at 11pm 'approximate time
Highlights of the final day's play are on BBC2 at 11.10pm tonight

: News Briefing

: Prayer lor the Day

With the Rt Rev George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Parrots and Piranhas

2/5. Huw Cordey and friends are aiming for a pristine rainforest wilderness but first they have to negotiate three huge waterfalls and are forced to carry their canoes and provisions through the dense veQetation, in heavy rain. They are finding their stamina and etermination tested to the limit. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Huw Cordey
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the country. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday 4 January at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly examines the biggest scandal of the farming year. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton. Today's guest editor is Royal Mail chairman Alan Leighton. 7-25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May. 7-48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Alan Leighton.

: Saturday Live

pi Glover is joined by Hardeep Singh Kohli and poet Matt Harvey for a programme crammed with extraordinary stories and inheritance tracks, producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Boys, Badges and Baden-Powell

112. It's 100 years since the most successful youth movement was founded. Arthur Smith presents the fascinating story of the scouting movement and its creator, Robert Baden-Powell . Producer Alison vernon-smith See also Afternoon Play: Be Prepared on Friday 5 January at 2.15pm


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Robert Baden-Powell

: Talking Politics

2/2. Sheena McDonald and guests debates the major Political issues of the day. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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 Grants

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Laugharne


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm
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Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: Correspondents' Look Ahead

Stephen Sackur asks the BBC's top correspondents to
Identify the issues likely to dominate the headlines in 2007. Repeated from yesterday at 8pm


Unknown: Stephen Sackur

: Listeners' Look Ahead

After hearing BBC correspondents forecast what they believe the coming year holds in store in Correspondents' Look Ahead, listeners may phone in or email Stephen Sackur with their responses. Producer Emma Rippon
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: lookahead@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Saturday Play: The Real Thing

Trevor Nunn makes his radio directing debut with Tom Stoppard 's masterpiece. Henry is a successful playwright married to Charlotte, who has the lead role in his latest play about adultery. Her co-star Max is married to another actress, Annie. And Annie and Henry are madly in love. But is it any more real than the subjects of Henry's play? Wit, pathos and grand passion collide in Stoppard's brilliant tour de force.
-producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Trevor Nunn


Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Trevor Nunn
Henry: Alex Jennings
Annie: Imogen Stubbs
Charlotte: Harriet Walter
Max: Roger Allam
Debbie: Fiona Button
Brodie: Iain Robertson
Billy: Rafe Spall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The pick of the year of Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor jiiiBurridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Saturday PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

5/9. As millions of pilgrims make their way to Mecca for the Haj, the programme tunes in to Muslim radio. Listen to Chicago's only daily Muslim call-in talk show; sing, learn and play the the Islamic way with Radio 786 in Cape Town; Get a Canadian perspective on the storm surrounding Muslim dress; and tune into the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Presented by Lucy Ash. Producer juiiaRooke


Presented By: Lucy Ash.

: Loose Ends

A host of guests from across the year, including
Pam Ayres , Rachel Johnson and Paul Sinha , join Ned Sherrin. With music from Guillemots and Soweto Kinch.
Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Rachel Johnson
Unknown: Paul Sinha
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Profile

3/16. A panel of experts focus on the personality and motivation of one of the movers and shakers in the week's news.
Editor Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and at 5.40pm


Editor: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Mark Steel , AS Byatt, Howard Schumann and Rowan Pelling discuss their favourite pieces of art, literature and film - from Stanley Spencer to Alfred Hitchcock. Presented by Tom SutCliffe. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Howard Schumann
Unknown: Rowan Pelling
Unknown: Stanley Spencer
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.
Presented By: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: The Poles and the Planet

It's a story of courage, sacrifice, rivalries and friendships but, 50 years on, the triumphant first crossing of Antarctica is nearly forgotten. Set against the scientific frenzy of the International Geophysical Year of 1957, which saw the launch of the space age, Adam Fowler tracks down the survivors of the Trans-Antarctic
Expedition, the last great journey on earth, and examines their legacy. As science communities across the world prepare for the International Polar Year in 2007 he asks what lessons we have learned in the intervening years. Producer Anna Scott-Brown


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Anna Scott-Brown

: Classic Serial: The Inn

Published in 1886, Guy de Maupassant's haunting short story is a snowbound tale of loneliness and dark imaginings, as a young mountain guide finds himself in charge of a remote Alpine hotel. It begins with the first stirrings of a love affair and ends in mystery and mayhem. Dramatised by Sue Glover.
Repeated from Christmas Eve at 5pm


Dramatised By: Sue Glover.
Ulrich: Robin Laing
Gaspard: Gareth Thomas
Louise Hauser: Vicki Llddelle
Jeanne Hauser: Kirstin Murray
Jean Hauser: John Shedden
Aunt Berthe: Tamara Kennedy
Uncle Maurice: Sandy Neilson

: Decision Time

1/4. Nick Robinson shines a light on the process by which controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall. With a panel of top politicians and advisers, he reveals what counts more - political advantage or the national interest. Repeated from Wednesday 27 December at 8pm


Unknown: Nick Robinson

: Brain of Britain

17/17. The Final. The final of this year's nationwide general knowledge quiz. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Christmas Day at 12.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

A young wedding guest is detained by an old mariner with a "glittering eye" and a strange tale of the supernatural events he experienced on a long sea voyage. Ian McKellen reads Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's atmospheric poem, specially recorded in Wordsworth's home in Grasmere. Repeated from Christmas Day at 2.15pm


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

: I Want to Be Alone

2/5. On Top of the World. "This was the world as it should be - without mankind." A woman's feelings of alienation and isolation are embodied in the frozen landscape of the Arctic. By Bernadine Evaristo. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Bernadine Evaristo.
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: News

: One Planet

Counting the Cost of Chinese Development ( 3/3) Susie Emmett looks at the impact China's economic growth is having on the environment

: BBC World Drama

Who Was Emily Davison? by Rose Tremain. Part of a series of dramas focusing on heroes

: News

: The Ticket

: Sports Round-up

the latest news and results

: Politics UK

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