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: News Briefing

: AM Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the opening day of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series from the Sydney Cricket Ground. for commentators see yesterday at 11pm 'approximate time
Highlights of the third day's play are on BBC2 at 1120pm tonight

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farmin9 Today

2/2. Moira Hickey reports on farming in Romania.


Unknown: Moira Hickey

: Today

Presented by Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Presented By: Sarah Montague
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

New series 1/6. Jonathan Freedland is joined by historians to explore moments in history that illuminate contemporary debates. Producer Julia Anderson Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Anderson Rptd

: The Four o'Clock Friends

5/5. Vanessa Collingridge delves into the John Murray literary archive, which contains papers from 19th-century travellers and explorers, including Livingstone's first-hand account of being attacked by a lion. Producer LynneMennie


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: John Murray

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Of the Father's Heart
Begotten (Divinium Mysterium, arr Willcocks), Hebrew 1, vv1-8, Let All the Angels of God Worship Him (Handel),
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gopsal). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: Books to ChangeYour Life by

2/5. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert M Pirsig. The 1974 bestseller that brought Philosophy into the real world. Read by Peter Marinker. Introduced by Bel Mooney . For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Peter Marinker.
Introduced By: Bel Mooney

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Goddess 2/5. By Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


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

: The Advance of the Giant Crabs

The biggest weigh up to 12 kilos with a leg span ot around six feet. David Lomax reports on the story of the giant Kamchatka crabs, introduced to Russian
Arctic waters at Stalin's behest, and now heading west along the north coast of Norway. producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: David Lomax

: My Wizard

John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as Prog rock. Among the contributors are former prog-rock
Musicians Keith Emerson , Ian Anderson , Dave Brock and fish. Producer Phil Ward-Large


Unknown: John Aiziewood
Musicians: Keith Emerson
Musicians: Ian Anderson
Musicians: Dave Brock
Producer: Phil Ward-Large

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the second day of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series at the SCG in Sydney.
For commentators see yesterday at 11pm Resumes tomorrow at 5.30am

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon. And at 12.30 Call You and Yours. pHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Page to Performance

2/2. Wagner's Monument to Love. Lowri Blake traces the history of Wagner's 19-minute concert suite, the Prelude andLiebestod extracted from Tristan and Isolde. He follows Wagner's progress on the opera and his love for
Mathilde Wesendonck : with contributions from conductor Mark Elder and musicians who consider it to be one of the roost involving pieces of music to perform.
Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Lowri Blake
Unknown: Mathilde Wesendonck
Conductor: Mark Elder
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Jim and Tonic

A modern version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice about a trainee gin distiller and his unrequited love. Written by Dan Jamieson .
Director/Producer Marc Beeby


Written By: Dan Jamieson
Producer: Marc Beeby
Jim: Stuart McLouqhlin
Melissa: Clare Corbett
Martine: Amanda Lawrence
MrWonnacott: Vincent Brimble
Mum: Christine Kavanaqh
Dad: Jonathan Keeble
Girl No 5: Miranda Keeling
Jools: Bethan Walker
Compere: Joseph Kloska
Grumpy Man: Sam Dale
Regular: Paul Richard Biggin

: Home Planet

New series 1/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' Questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Hone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Scottish Shorts

2/5. Billy. Paul Blair reads Kenneth Steven 's tale about a young Celtic supporter who gets a life-changing job with a fanatical Rangers fan. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Blair
Unknown: Kenneth Steven

: Owl Prowl

2/5. Chris Sperring goes in search of Britain's smallest owl - the little OWl. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Chris Sperring

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from yesterday at 11pm

: Great Lives

4/8 Joan Littlewood. Victor Spinetti was working as a comedian in a strip-club when Joan Littlewood invited him to join Theatre Workshop and set him on the road to Broadway. He tells Matthew Parris about the joys of working with a great director and how she cured his
"apologetic feet". Other parts of the story are supplied by theatre-historian Nadine Holdsworth and by archive interviews with Joan Littlewood herself. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Joan Littlewood.
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Nadine Holdsworth
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: 1966 and All That

1/2. Craig Brown 's satirical history of Britain in the 1960s, when Albert Einstein discovers the Beatles and for the first time the nation discovers sex. With Joss Ackland , Eleanor Bron , Rory Bremner , John Humphrys , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Written by Craig Brown. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Written By: Craig Brown.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

Tensions run high at Willow Farm.
For cast see Friday 29 December Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts news. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Goddess

2/5. Father-in-law declares Doya an incarnation of the goddess Devi, and installs her in the temple. By Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.
For cast and details see New Year's Day Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

: Chasing Shadows

European governments are under pressure to reveal what help they gave the USA to operate secret detention facilities for the interrogation of suspected terrorists. Nick Hawton investigates growing suspicion that the CIA ran a "black site" in Poland and follows the evidence trail to Morocco, where it's claimed some prisoners were sent. Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Nick Hawton
Producer: Andy Denwood

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

4/6. Claudia Hammond hears about one American high-school pupil who's objecting, through the courts, to a brief, online mass-screening programme for mental illness. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost at the Table

2/10. A Mollusc in a Blue Blazer. Cynnie and Frances collect their estranged father from his young second wife, who is preparing to divorce him. By Suzanne Berne. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Suzanne Berne.

: Trevor's World of Sport

5/6. Trevor has a hard time persuading a rugby player that it's time for him to retire. Andy Hamilton 's sitcom.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salis
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Roddy: Trevor Cooper

: The Riddle of the Hoyland Fish Eye

When a clock fell off the wall in Hoyland Town Hall in south Yorkshire, a miniature spy camera was found hidden behind it. So why was it there? Was it a case of foul play in a council argument or something more high-level? Steve Punt turns detective to tackle the Hoyland mystery. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: News

: Book of the Week: Books toChange Your Life by

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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