of a Goat
Ethical gifts of goats to help poor African families have become a hit Christmas present. Hermione Cockburn travels to Uganda to see if the goats really do help rural communities struggling to find a way out of poverty. Repeated from Christmas Eve at 4.30pm
With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague. Guest editors today are the Geographers - winners of the listeners' editor competition.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morns.
V5. How to Win Friends and Influence People. By Dale Carnegie. Written in 1936, this is the title that spawned a thousand parodies and imitations and still has pearls of homespun wisdom to share. Bel Mooney introduces an anthology from classic and contemporary books that offer thoughts and advice on better living. The reader is Kerry Shale. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am
1/2. Hardeep Singh Kohli presents a history of the corner shop. He discovers why so many Asians, like his mother, set up shop in the first place and why they were so Successful at it. Producer Stephen Hughes
Australia v England
Commentary on the first day of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series in Sydney, by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Geoffrey Boycott , Geoff Lawson and Mike Selvey. Producer Peter Baxter Resumes tomorrow at 5.30am
3/6. Brenda's Birthday. Clare is coerced into helping
Megan organise her one-year-old daughter's birthday Party. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell
David Mitchell hosts a panel game in which panellists are Urged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents. With Jeremy Hardy , Andy Hamilton , Neil Mullarkey and Graeme Garden. Producer Jon Naismith
A drama documentary that offers insight into the workings of the postwar Labour governments of Clement Attlee. Journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler and star actors recreates the mood of those often highly divided cabinet meetings, using the original notebooks of the then cabinet secretary Norman Brook , including disputes over nationalisation policy, the establishment of the NHS and the atom bomb. Director Penny Leicester; Producer David Prest
Since it first topped the British charts in 1975, Queen's
Bohemian Rhapsody has become woven into the musical, Visual and literary fabric of our lives. Yet music critic
Hilary Finch has somehow managed to avoid hearing it. With the help of musicians and writers, she re-evaluates the song's cultural legacy, with reference to everything from Camus, commedia dell'arte and Wayne's World, producer Alan Hall
1/5. Housewort. The quirky tale of a woman whose life is turned upside down when her husband leaves her. By
Sally Beamish , read by Joanna Tope. The first in a series showcasing new Scottish writing. Producer Kirsty Williams
New series 1/10. Nicholas Parsons invites Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Chris Neill and Greg Proops to start the new year without hesitation, repetition or deviation. From the Theatre Royal, Winchester.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Mark Lawson investigates the problems and dilemmas that arise when real lives are used as the basis for fiction or film. With guests, including Oliver Stone , Emilio Estevez and Marie StubbS. Producer Robyn Read
1/5. Doya is married to Uma, the son of a rich landowner, who is a religious man, but when Uma goes to study in Calcutta, her father-in-law's religious fervour takes an extraordinary turn. Set in 19th-century India, this adaptation by Lolita Chakrabarti of Prabhat Kumar
Mukherjee's novel, is based on the film Dew by Satyajit Ray.
Music by Dipankar Desarkar , Dr Ananda Gupta , Pt Biplab Mondal , Mohammed Oudubuddin and Srikandh Subramanian
Director/Producer Chris Wallis Repeated from 10.45am
There's a great nostalgic thirst in eastern Europe for the symbols and fashions of the old Communist regimes.
Louise Puck Hansen travels around former eastern bloc countries to trace the relationship between Red retro-chic and a hankering after the old ideologies, Producer Alan Hall
6/8. The Earth and the Irascible Ape. There is evidence that people are causing the climate change that the Earth is experiencing today but. as Gabrielle Walker discovers, the Earth has warmed before and our planet has cycles of its Own. Producer Julian Hector
1/10. A Spray of Bittersweet. Cynnie reluctantly arrives at her older sister's for a Thanksgiving family reunion. Debora Weston reads a wry and poignant novel of how childhood memories can haunt and destroy. By Orange Prize-winning American writer Suzanne Berne. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Amber Barnfather
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