from St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Season of Gifts. Fergal Keane looks beyond the material to the spiritual as he explores
Christmas traditions of giving and receiving. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm
3/4. Mosses. Lionel Kelleway is joined by bryologist Mark Lawley to explore the mosses that bring a dash of green to winter in a Shropshire woodland. Producer Sheena Duncan
The Archbishop of York looks at issues of exclusion in Britain. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox
David Tennant appeals on behalf of Headway. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thu 27 Dec at 3.27pm and Fri 28 Dec at 11.55pm
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Let Us Find Our Rest in Thee. The fourth line of the Charles Wesley hymn, Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus, provides the theme for this Advent service. From Methodist College, Belfast, led by the Rev David Neilands.
Preacher the Rev Dr Johnson McMaster. Organist Stephen Hamill ; Producer Bert Tosh
Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday
With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon
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Victoria Wood talks candidly to Kirsty Young about the appalling conditions
- of her upbringing and the devastation brought by the break-up of her marriage.
Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday 28 December at 9am Festive radio highlights: p232/Girl power: p26
6/6. Andy Hamilton and Jack Dee join regulars Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer at the Broadway Theatre, Peterborough.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday
Sheila Dillon meets the young British chocolatiers who are revolutionising the feel and flavour of chocolate.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
With Brian Hanrahan. Editor coiin Hancock
Birdie McDonald tells the extraordinary story of her life as a foster mother of more than 850 children over the last 35 years. Producer James Crawford and Emily Jeal
Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and John Cushnie answer listeners' queries from
Alcester Gardening Club in Warwickshire.
In the gardening fundamentals series, Anne and Bob reveal the secret of making perfect compost. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
Shortened repeat on Boxing Day at 3pm
2/4. The fun and frenzy of the holiday preparations. Today, the trials and tribulations of organising a festive performance. Producer Melvin Rickarby
The next episode is on Christmas Day at 7.45am
1/2. Boy and his Norwegian grandmother discover that the world is infested with L cunningly disguised witches. And witches hate children. Roald Dahl 's children's adventure is dramatised by Lucy Catherine.
Other parts played by Rachel Atkins and Leanne Rowe Producer/Director Claire Grove
Repeated on Saturday 29 December at 9pm Festive radio highlights: page 232
Grand High Witch:
A round-up of the best in new fiction, including books to remind you of home if you are on holiday abroad. With Mariella Frostrup.
Producer Thomas Morris Rptd on Thu 27 Dec at 4pm
The poet Sean O'Brien visits his hometown of Hull and the surrounding rural areas of East Yorkshire to see how the city and the coastlines are changing after this year's floods. Readings by Tom Courtenay. Producer Beaty Rubens
Repeated on Saturday 29 December at 11.30pm
Tazeen Ahmad talks to British Muslims who believe they have been put under pressure to inform on their own communities. Repeated from Tuesday
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Laurie Taylor makes his selection from the past week Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlinescost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] Email: email@example.com
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Natalie Barrass presents a panto special in which she interviews Clive Rowe , the dame in Hackney Empire's Dick Whittington. Producer Vibeke Venema
1/4. The Case of the Scream in the Night
A mysterious Miss Jane Eyre calls at Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street residence.
Eilis Nf Dhuibhne 's story is read by Michael Maloney. Producer Heather Brennon
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
1/9. Men in White 1/2. Peter Day visits Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in California, where the scientists hope their inventions will lead the next wave of technological innovation. Repeated from Thursday
Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week.
10.45 Stop the World 3/3. The writer Kamran Nazeer talks to people whose views are at odds with the times.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Stop the World is repeated on Boxing Day at 8.45pm and on Sunday 30 December at 5 45am
3/6. Anything But Shy. The stigmatisation of Shyness. Repeated from Wednesday
With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday