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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the third day of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series at the SCG in Sydney.
■or commentators see New Year's Day •approximate time the third day's play are on BBC2 at 11.20pm tonight

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Rt Rev George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Today until 6.30am

Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg examines the life and work of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, with guests Edwin Williamson, Efrain Kristal and Evelyn Fishburn.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Edwin Williamson
Guest: Efrain Kristal
Guest: Evelyn Fishburn
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Books to Changejour Life by

4/5. Emotional Intelligence. By Daniel Goleman. Which comes first, thoughts or feelings? With an Introduction by Bel Mooney. Read by Peter Marinker. For further details see New Year's Day Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Daniel Goleman.
Read By: Peter Marinker.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Love Came Down at
Christmas (Hermitage, arr Powell), 1 John 4, vv7-14, God So Loved the World (Chilcott), Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
'0.45 The Goddess 4/5. By Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


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

: Crossing Continents

9/10. Spain. The recent wave of immigration into Spain has impacted most heavily on the region of Catalonia.
Spanish journalist Marian Hens visits the area to assess local attitudes toward the newcomers, learning how regional politicians are taking advantage of the influx. Producer Rosy Voudouri Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Reporter: Marian Hens

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the fourth day of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series at the SCG in Sydney.
For details see New Year's Day at 11pm Resumes tomorrow at 5.30am

: The Swish of the Curtain

Anne Harvey explores the real events behind
Pamela Brown 's 1941 story The Swish of the Curtain about a group of children who start their own theatre company. Comedian Victoria Wood , writer Jacqueline Wilson and botanist David Bellamy all reveal their experiences of the book. Producer Philippa Ritchie Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Anne Harvey
Unknown: Pamela Brown
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 30 December at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Place in the World

By Harriet O'Carroll. Following the Thirty Years War, German couple Clara and Tobi flee their native country for the promise of a better life in Ireland.
However, what thev find is far from "the promised land .
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Harriet O'Carroll.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Tobi: Paul Rhys
Clara: Lia Williams
Marianne: Sarah Dillon
Walter: Richard Howard
Sunderland: Miche Doherty
Aunt Mags: Stella McCusker
Donal: Luke Griffin

: Check Up

'/8. Indigestion. Many of us have felt uncomfortable after eating a big meal. But for some, indigestion can be so severe that they believe they are having a heart attack. Indigestion, also called dyspepsia, can be caused by inflammation of the stomach lining, ulcers, gallstones or irritable bowel syndrome. But there are ways of preventing it- Barbara Myers is in the studio with her guest Dr James Dalrymple to answer your questions. Producer Eliane Glaser PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per rninute) from 1.30pm today or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr James Dalrymple
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from New Year's Eve at 7.55am

: Scottish Shorts

4/5. Her Mother's Songs. A young woman returns to her home town to visit her estranged mother. By
Merryn Glover. Read by Lesley Hart. For further details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Merryn Glover.
Read By: Lesley Hart.

: Owl Prowl

4/5. Chris Sperring travels to Sweden, where he has a close encounter with the largest owl in the world, the eagle owl. For further details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Chris Sperring

: Open Book

Repeated from New Year's Eve at 4pm

: The Material World

Scotland has often led the way when it comes to producing famous scientists. Ouentin Cooper searches for clues to
Edinburgh's scientific past in the city's streets. His journey begins at the Salisbury Crags, where he learns about geologist James Hutton. Science historians help him to discover more about inventor Alexander Bain , First World War field hospital pioneer Elsie Inglis and theoretical physicist James Maxwell Clerk. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: James Hutton.
Unknown: Alexander Bain
Unknown: Elsie Inglis
Unknown: James Maxwell Clerk.
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

'News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

5/6 Comedy quiz for which agony aunt and broadcaster Claire Rayner takes her place in the hot seat. setting the questions and running the show by her rules. The panellists are comedians Will Smith, Sue Perkins , Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Susan shows her true colours.
For cast see Friday 29 December Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with bestselling thriller writer Richard North Patterson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Richard North Patterson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Goddess

4/5. Khokha is sick. Horosundari wants the doctor to treat him, but will Taraprasad allow it? Written by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.
For cast and details see New Year's Day Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

: It's My Story: the Look of Life

When she found she was going to go blind, Sandra Jones decided that there were five things in the natural world she was determined to see before that happened - for starters, she made up her mind to walk to the North Pole. A moving but often funny programme that charts humanity's relationship with the world from the point of view of a remarkable woman. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Sandra Jones
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: In Business

New series 1/8. Leaner and Fitter. The waste-averse techniques of Japanese managers have revolutionised the car industry. Peter Day discovers how some NHS pioneers plan to make changes to the very different business of healthcare by applying the same methods to hospitals and doctors' practices.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Indian Stone. Tom Heap examines the increasing demand for natural stone within the UK and why it has led to the resource being imported from India. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests examine the life and work of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jorge Luis Borges.

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost at the Table

4/10. Dad's Favourite. Cynnie talks to her wayward niece about the family's dark past. Written by Suzanne Berne. For further details see New Year's Day


Written By: Suzanne Berne.

: Bearded Ladies

2/2. Comedy sketch show taking an offbeat look at modern life. Created and performed by Oriane Messina , Fay Rusling , Susie Donkin and Charlotte McDougall , and featuring contributions from aspiring writers. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Producer: Carol Smith

: My Daddy Told Me

Jenni Trent Hughes explores issues of paternal advice - the nuggets of information imparted from fathers to their sons. She interviews men from different backgrounds, including film director and bon viveur Michael Winner and fa shion designer Wayne Hemingway. Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Jenni Trent Hughes
Unknown: Michael Winner
Designer: Wayne Hemingway.
Producer: Clive Brill

: News

: Book of the Week: Books toChange Your Life by

4/5. By Daniel Goleman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Daniel Goleman.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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