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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

1/2. Moira Hickey reports from Romania on campaigning to save traditional farms as the country joins the EU. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Moira Hickey
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Do You Know What You're Saying?

Melvyn Bragg uses a new language-analysis computer program to scan the linguistic make-up of rappers, advertisers, academics and that doyen of expressive English, Terry Wogan. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Terry Wogan.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gift

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


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn

: Today

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.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests discuss their predictions for 2007. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: Books to ChangeYour Life by

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


Unknown: Dale Carnegie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Goddess 1/5. By Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

: Shopkeepers of the Nation

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


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Test Match Special

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


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Clare in the Community

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


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Helen: Gemma <_raven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Megan: Nina Conti
Gordon: Lewis MacLeod

: The Unbelievable Truth

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


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Don Bradman - Myth, Reality, Commodity

Repeated from Christmas Day at 10.15pm

: News

: Pick of the Year

2/2. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present another selection from the best of BBC radio in 2006. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Attlee Confidential

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


Unknown: Clement Attlee.
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Norman Brook
Producer: David Prest

: Rhapsody in Bohemia

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


Unknown: Hilary Finch
Producer: Alan Hall

: Scottish Shorts

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


Unknown: Sally Beamish
Read By: Joanna Tope.
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: Owl Prowl

1/5. Owl expert Chris Sperring goes in search of the tawny owl in the estates and parks of Bristol. Producer jody Bourton


Unknown: Chris Sperring

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/10. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place Of faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

News, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

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


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Tom has a confession to make.
For cast see Friday 29 December Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Emilio Estevez
Unknown: Marie Stubbs.

: The Goddess

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


Unknown: Lolita Chakrabarti
Unknown: Prabhat Kumar
Unknown: Satyajit Ray.
Music By: Dipankar Desarkar
Music By: Dr Ananda Gupta
Music By: Pt Biplab Mondal
Music By: Mohammed Oudubuddin
Music By: Srikandh Subramanian
Old Horosundari: Shelley King
Young Horosundari: Sudha Bhuchar
Father-in-law: Nadim Sawalha
Uma: Rohan Siva
Doya: Perveen Hussein
Taraprasad: Paul Bhattacharjee
Raju: Ravin J Ganatra
Biren: Bhasker Patel
Doctor: Badi Uzzaman
Meena: Lolita Chakrabarti
Khokha: Samar Mahmud

: Red Nostalgia

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


Unknown: Louise Puck Hansen
Producer: Alan Hall

: Crossing Continents

Repeated from Thursday 28 December

: Planet Earth under Threat

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


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost at the Table

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


Unknown: Debora Weston
Unknown: Suzanne Berne.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Michael Rosen presents the series examining words, language and the ways people speak. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Classical Comedy

Comedian Natalie Haynes argues that today's stand-ups could learn a lot from the classics. Producer Robyn Read


Presenter: Natalie Haynes
Producer: Robyn Read

: News

: Book of the Week: Books toChange Your Life by

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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