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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Selby Abbey.

: Stop the World

Rptd from Boxing Day at 8.45pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

I Wish You Enough. Mark Tully considers blessings to see if there is any evidence to suggest that they attract the good things invoked or are simply empty, superstitious and outdated verbal habits.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

4/4, Ferns. Without seeds or flowers, ferns have still seduced gardeners with their shapes and colours for centuries.
Lionel Kelleway goes on a "frond foray" in places other than shady nooks and crannies.
Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

Jane Little and guests discuss religious and ethical issues expected to make the news in 2008. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Mike Wooldridge appeals on behalf of Mercy Corps. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 926pm and on Thursday 3 January at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Dr Ian Bradley celebrates the heritage of carols old and new in Britain as an expression of popular faith and devotion. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday 28 December at 8.50pm

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Businesswoman Karren Brady talks to Kirsty Young about her life, career and choice of music to take to the desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle repeated on Friday 4 January at 9am '


Talks: Karren Brady
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: The Best of I'm SorryI Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton picks his "least worst" Moments from the past year, including
Previously unbroadcast rounds from the Programme as well as requested highlights. Repeated from Christmas Eve at 6.30pm

: The Food Programme

Food writers, chefs and producers reveal a secret passion - whether it's a favourite dish or a preparation method. Presented by Sheila Dillon.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presented By: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Fishing Scheme

Fly-fishing expert Nica Pritchard teaches some Muslim women how to fish. In return they teach her about Islam from a female perspective. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Nica Pritchard
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Staffordshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
The fundamentals series continues with advice for putting the right plants in the right places. At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
Shortened 2 January at 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Christmastime

4/4. Every Christmas, hundreds of families in the Midlands board steam trains and take a trip to visit Father Christmas on the Severn Valley Railway. Producer Rosie Boulton


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Classic Serial: The Witches

2/2. Boy has been turned into a mouse and so has his friend Bruno. Roald Dahl 's adventure is dramatised by Lucy Catherine.
Producer/Director Claire Grove Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Dramatised By: Lucy Catherine.
Director: Claire Grove Rptd
Narrator: Toby Jones
Boy: Ryan Watson
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Bruno: Jordan Clarke
Grand High Witch: Amanda Lawrence
MrJenkins: Ben Crowe
MrsJenkins: Rachel Atkins
Waiter: Ben Onwukwe

: Open Book

What sort of writing has its readers in stitches? Mariella Frostrup and guests discuss the funniest books ever written - from Tristram Shandy to Adrian Mole.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thu 3 Jan at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Tristram Shandy
Unknown: Adrian Mole.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Fear nought: Poems for Southwell Workhouse

Fearnought was a coarse cloth used for jackets worn by inmates at workhouses such as the one at Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Mario Petrucci, poet-in-residence there, gives voice to its silenced ghosts, courtyards, kitchens and dormitories where generations of paupers once lived.
Producer Julian May Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mario Petrucci

: UK Confidential

Martha Kearney reviews the newly released government papers from 1977, the year that saw Jim Callaghan struggling with back-bench rebellions and turmoil in Rhodesia.
With contributions from Lord Owen, Baroness Shirley Williams , Michael Foot and historian Tony Howard. Repeated from Fri 28 Dec at 11pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jim Callaghan
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Tony Howard.

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Year

Lenny Henry chooses his favourite BBC radio moments from 2007. Rptd from Christmas Day 215pm


Unknown: Lenny Henry

: The Archers

Lynda becomes the social secretary.
For cast see Friday 4 January Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood looks at the best bits of 2007, including the dogs-versus-cats debate, escaping beetles and the quiz of quizzes. Producer Ann Charles


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Ann Charles

: Literary Misfits

2/4. The Final Voyage of Gulliver. When
Gulliver inadvertently finds himself washed up on George Bernard Shaw 's John Bull 's Other Island, he wonders what its inhabitants will make of him. John Morrison 's story is read by Mark Lambert. Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: John Morrison
Read By: Mark Lambert.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: The Message

Repeated from Friday 28 December at 1.30pm

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday 28 December at 4pm

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/9. Men in White. Peter Day visits the giant laboratories of General Electric and Philips in New York and Eindhoven, respectively. Repeated from Thursday 27 December at 8.30pm

: News Review of the Year

Edward Stourton helps make sense of the news stories that shaped 2007 - the year of Tony Blair 's handover to Gordon Brown , economic turbulence and, of course, the scandal over the fixing of the competition to name the Blue Peter cat. Plus foreign events, sport and the rise of internet social networking. Producer Rosie Goldsmith
Shortened repeat on New Year's Day at 10am


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Off the Page

4/6. When Will You Ever Learn?
Dominic Arkwright discusses attitudes to errors slight and serious with historian Dominic Sandbrook , performer Dillie Keane and writer Isabel Losada. Repeated from Boxing Day at 1.30pm


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Dominic Sandbrook
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Isabel Losada.

: Something Understood


: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor visits Berlin to see how it is grappling with the ghosts of its past. Repeated from Boxing Day at 4pm


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Press for Freedom


: News

: World Today

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