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: News Briefing

: Bell, on Sunday

from St Paul's Cathedral, London.

: Stop the World

Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

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


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

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


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Mark Lawley
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

The Archbishop of York looks at issues of exclusion in Britain. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

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
Donations:[address removed]; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: David Tennant
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

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


Unknown: Charles Wesley
Unknown: David Neilands.
Organist: Dr Johnson McMaster.
Organist: Stephen Hamill
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon
Podcast available for download at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
"T DIRECT: Ambridqe Affairs: Love Triangles CD for E8.99 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD179, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD179 at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

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


Talks: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

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


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon meets the young British chocolatiers who are revolutionising the feel and flavour of chocolate.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: It's My Story: Living with Birdie

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


Producer: James Crawford
Producer: Emily Jeal

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Christmastime

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


Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Classic Serial: The Witches

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


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Dramatised By: Lucy Catherine.
Played By: Rachel Atkins
Played By: Leanne Rowe
Narrator: Toby Jones
Boy: Ryan Watson
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Bruno: Jordan Clarke
Grand High Witch: Amanda Lawrence
Father: Ben Onwukwe
Mr Stringer: Peter Marinker

: Open Book

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


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Thomas Morris Rptd

: Hull and High Water

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


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Unknown: Tom Courtenay.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Recruiting Muslim Spies

Tazeen Ahmad talks to British Muslims who believe they have been put under pressure to inform on their own communities. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Tazeen Ahmad

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

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: potw@bbcco.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Robert's skills are in demand.
For cast see Friday 4 January Rptd tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 47

: Go 4 It

Natalie Barrass presents a panto special in which she interviews Clive Rowe , the dame in Hackney Empire's Dick Whittington. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Natalie Barrass
Unknown: Clive Rowe
Unknown: Dick Whittington.

: Literary Misfits

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


Unknown: Miss Jane Eyre
Unknown: Eilis Nf Dhuibhne
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: The Message

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

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

: The Westminster Hour

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


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Talks: Kamran Nazeer
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

3/6. Anything But Shy. The stigmatisation of Shyness. Repeated from Wednesday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: Press for Freedom


: News

: Making News


: World Today

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