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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

Presented by Moira Hickey. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

5.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Midweek

L!bby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Joel Edwards , general director of the Evangelical Alliance. EPhesians6,vv10-19.


Unknown: Joel Edwards

: Book of the Week: Swindled:from Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee

315. Bee Wilson's book discovers that the story of food adulteration in America was JUst as shocking as that in Britain. Or details see New Year's Eve Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Writing the Century 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Random Edition

New series 1/4. Peter Snow rediscovers intriguing stories in archive newspapers, including Penny London Post's coverage of the Royal Fireworks in London's Green Park ln1749, which featured new musical accompaniment by Handel.
Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Baggage

5/6. Human Doings. Ruth jumps off the Wagon when her boyfriend's past catches up with him, Caroline falls at the final adoption hurdle and Fiona tries to get everyone to just stand still. Comedy by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Comedy By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Preston: Roger May
Miriam: Nicola Grier

: You and Yours

With Stuart Flinders and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

5/6. Fatherhood. John Simpso -, who became a father for the third time at the age of 61, joins aspiring superdad Will Cohu and charity worker Shaun Bailey to discuss the challenges of modern fatherhood with Presenter Dominic Arkwright.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: John Simpso
Unknown: Shaun Bailey
Presenter: Dominic Arkwright.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies'Detective Agency

2/4. The Best Profession fora Blackmailer
Mr Polopetsi , part-time mechanic and would-be detective, takes on a case of his own and Mma Makutsi finds out if blue shoes are the key to happiness. By Alexander McCall Smith. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mr Polopetsi
Unknown: Mma Makutsi
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith.
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mma Tsau: Janice Acquah
Boitelo: Adjoa Andoh
Charlie: Maynard Eziashl
Mr Polopetsi: Paterson Joseph
Aunty Emang: Allbe Parsons

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank answer questions in Staffordshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 30 December at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Treasure Island

3/5. The Man of the Island. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Jim begins his exploration of the island, and encounters the marooned Ben Gunn. For details see New Year's Eve


Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: Ben Gunn.

: The Estuary

3/5 Peter France describes the spectacle as clouds of knots are forced to take flight by high tide in the Wash.
For details see New Year's Eve


Unknown: Peter France

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues from the academic world.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

1/9 The Voice. Dr Mark Porter explores the causes and treatments of sore throats. Visting the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, he tests out a device that relaxes the vocal cords. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: 4 Stands Up

4/4. Upcoming comedian Michael Mclntyre invites fellow fresh faces on the comedy circuit to perform. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Michael McLntyre
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Alistair's given cause for optimism.
For cast see Friday 4 January Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Writing the Century

3/5 Week One: And Is There Honey Still for Tea? immigration is the topical issue of the day as the Aliens Act is passed, and Ada's relationship with her husband deteriorates. For cast and details see New Year's Eve Rptd from 10.45am

: Reality Check

2/3. Justin Rowlatt brings together a panel of criminal-justice experts, relatives of murder victims and a convicted criminal to discuss the future of victims' rights and whether crime victims should be involved in dispensing justice. Producer Mukul Devichand Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Justin Rowlatt
Producer: Mukul Devichand

: A Funny Thing Happened on theWay to the Despatch Box

Are our politicians funny or just plain laughable? Stand-up comedian
Marcus Brigstocke assesses the performances of our elected representatives - the cringeworthy as well as the noteworthy - and lets us into some of the secrets of making people laugh. Producer Mandy Baker


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Mandy Baker

: The Computer with a Poker Face

Simon Singh witnesses the first man-versus-machine poker championships in Vancouver, Canada, between the world's best poker-playing robot, Polaris, and the human poker champions Ali Esiami and Phil Laak. Artificial intelligence has already beaten human skill in chess but poker, with its unpredictable random elements, is the Ultimate Challenge. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: Ali Esiami
Unknown: Phil Laak.
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Nine Tailors

8/10. By Dorothy L Sayers. When gentleman thief and prime suspect Nobby Cranton is finally brought to ground, he recounts his own hair-raising story.
Meanwhile, the Thoday brothers seem to know more than they're letting on. For details see Christmas Eve


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.
Unknown: Nobby Cranton

: The Maltby Collection

4/6. The collection is saved, freeing up time for the pursuit of romance between almost every member of the lusty staff.
David Nobbs 's museum-based sitcom continues. For cast see Boxing Day


Unknown: David Nobbs

: Look Away Now 2007

Garry Richardson remembers the great comedy moments from the world of sport over the last year.
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Book of the Week:Swindled: from Poison Sweets toCounterfeit Coffee

3/5. By Bee Wilson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bee Wilson.

: News

: Press for Freedom


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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