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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rt Rev Tom Wright.


Unknown: Tom Wright.

: Farming Today

Aaam Henson tastes nuts associated with Christmas.


Unknown: Aaam Henson

: The People's Place

Harry Enf ield hosts a mix of reminiscences, music, and stories about the Royal Festival Hall. Producer Susan Kenyon


Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Desert Island Discs

Author of Wild Swans, Jung Chang talks to Kirsty Young. Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: Jung Chang
Unknown: Kirsty Young.
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Christmastime

314. How thousands of geese are readied for
Christmas from one Worcestershire farm. producer Karen Gregor he final episode is on Sunday 30 December at 2.45pm


Producer: Karen Gregor

: News Quiz of the Year

Sandi Toksvig trawls through the best and Silliest bits of the series from the past year.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated on New Year's Eve at 11pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Christmas Service

Glory to the Newborn King. From Wesley's
Chapel, London, led by the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths and the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. Music from All Angels and Canticum. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths
Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Book of the Week: The King's Glass

2/5. How Henry VII used the chapel as a Propaganda vehicle to emphasise his rightful claim to the throne. By Carola Hicks. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henry Vii
Unknown: Carola Hicks.

: With Great Pleasure at Christmas

In a special festive edition, Alan Titchmarsh shares his favourite poetry and prose for this time of year, with the help of Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.
Festive radio highlights: page 232


Presenter: Alan Titchmarsh
Reader: Judi Dench
Reader: Geoffrey Palmer
Producer: Christine Hall

: M.R. James at Christmas

2/5, The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Cinderella's Ponies

Sparkling harness and gleaming white coats - Cinderella's ponies are the stars of the panto. This programme ollows the story of 100 Shetland ponies from auction to paddock to pantomime. Producer Neil George festive radio highlights: page 232


Producer: Neil George

: Rebecca's Daughters

The enduring appeal of Daphne du Maurier and her most famous creation, Rebecca, is discussed by Justine Picardie and guests.
Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Justine Picardie
Producer: Sara Davies

: Humph in Wonderland

The I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue team present their own unique take on Lewis Carroll 's most famous work.
Pianist Colin Sell; Producer Jon Naismith Festive radio highlights: page 232


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Producer: Jon Naismith
Humph: Humphrey Lyttelton
Narrator: Tony Hawks
Queen of Hearts: Sandi Toksvig
The Duchess: Tim Brooke-Taylor
The Cook: Graeme Garden
HumptyDumpty: Barry Cryer
Caterpillar: Andy Hamilton
Mad Hatter: Rob Brydon
March Hare: Jeremy Hardy
Cheshire Cat: Jack Dee
White Rabbit: Colin Sell

: News

: Cribbins at Christmas

1/4. A Walk in the Park with Hodges A wily dog smells trouble when his confidante strikes up a conversation with an old school acquaintance. Alan Plater 's story is read by Bernard Cribbins.
Director Martin Jenkins Another story tomorrow at 130pm


Unknown: Alan Plater
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.
Director: Martin Jenkins

: To Sing like Bing

1/2. In the 1920s a new, intimate singing voice was heard. Alyn Shipton looks at the reign of the crooner, with Bing Crosby on its throne.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Sat 29 Dec at 3.30pm


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Year

Lenny Henry 's radio favourites from 2007. Producer Jacqueline Smith Rptd Sun30 Dec 6.15pm


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Queen

Her Majesty addresses the nation and Commonwealth.

: Afternoon Play: 84 Charing Cross Road

- The story of a feisty American writer's enduring friendship with a reserved
English gentleman. Helene Hanff 's story stars Gillian Anderson and Denis Lawson.
Director Tracey Neale ; Dramatised by James Roose-Evans Festive radio highlights: page 232


Unknown: Helene Hanff
Unknown: Gillian Anderson
Unknown: Denis Lawson.
Director: Tracey Neale
Dramatised By: James Roose-Evans
Helene: Gillian Anderson
Frank: Denis Lawson
Nora: Brid Brennan
Cecily: Alison Pettltt
Meqan: Ella Smith
William: Simon Treves
George: Peter Marinker
Maxine: Laurel Lefkow
Mary: Marlene Sidaway

: Making History

13/13. More listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk. Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Ken Dodd: How Tickled I've Been

Now in his 80s, Ken Dodd talks to actor
Ricky Tomlinson. Producer Stephen Garner


Talks: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Ricky Tomlinson.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: 15-Minute Musical

2/6. Life on Noel. Noel Edmonds wakes up in 2007 and yearns to return to 1973. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Noel Edmonds

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

6/6. More quixotic adventures with the one-time variety star. With Steve Delaney. Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: The Archers

Jim enjoys some festive spirit.
For cast see Friday 4January Repeated tomorrow at2pm

: Inside the Cavern

Midge Ure visits the site of the Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Mersey Beat was born and the Beatles first found a dedicated fanbase. Producer Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson


Producer: Jo Coombs
Producer: Stewart Henderson

: M.R. James at Christmas: 2/5: The Tractate Middoth

Curator David Garrett gets caught up in the machinations of the mysterious Dr Rant when he's sent to the library stacks to fetch an obscure manuscript.
For details see yesterday.
Repeated from 10.45am.


Author: M.R. James
Dramatised By: Chris Harrald
Producer/Director: Gemma Jenkins
Garrett: Joseph Mlllson
Lucy: Joannah Tincey
Mr Eldred: John Rowe
Mr Thompson: Sam Dale

: Not Now Arthur

Stewart Henderson presents a profile of music-hall veteran Arthur Tolcher. Producer Eleanor Thomas


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Unknown: Arthur Tolcher.
Producer: Eleanor Thomas

: In Touch

Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Don't Hang Up

Night Lines. Alan Dein talks to security guard in the Florida everglades. For details see yesterday


Talks: Alan Dein

: Songs Your Godmother Should Know

Hilary Finch , classical music critic of The
Times, is educated in the ways of pop by her goddaughter Tamasin. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Hilary Finch
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: The Wikipedia Story

Clive Anderson hosts the debate on the encyclopedia website. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Book at Bedtime: The Nine Tailors

2/10. While snow-bound in a Fen village, tales of an unsolved jewellery theft intrigue Lord Peter Wimsey. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Peter Wimsey.

: Single Files

2/4. Pam. Pam tries a radical approach to dating. Comedy by Mark Trotman and Chris Tisdall.
Other parts played by Dominic Coleman ,
Bruce MacKinnon , Lizzie Roper , Peter Marinker , Ben Onwukwe , Rachel Atkins , Kate Terrence , Anna Bengo , Mark Trotman and Chris Tisdall
Producers Andrew McGibbon , Lianne Coop , Nick Romero


Comedy By: Mark Trotman
Comedy By: Chris Tisdall.
Played By: Dominic Coleman
Played By: Bruce MacKinnon
Played By: Lizzie Roper
Played By: Peter Marinker
Played By: Ben Onwukwe
Played By: Rachel Atkins
Played By: Kate Terrence
Unknown: Anna Bengo
Unknown: Mark Trotman
Unknown: Chris Tisdall
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Lianne Coop
Producers: Nick Romero
Katie/Beverley: Jo Joyner
Sarah: Sarah Hadland
Pam: Julia Deakin
Jeff: Mark Heap
Douggie: Giles New

: A Child's Christmas in Wales

Rhys Ifans reads Dylan Thomas 's funny, evocative memoir. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Rhys Ifans
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Producer: Liz Webb

: News

: Christmas Meditation

"The hopes and fears of all the years". With the Rt Rev Richard Harries. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Richard Harries.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Book of the Week:The King's Glass

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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