St Margaret's Church, Dunham Massey, Cheshire.
Rptd from Wednesday 23 December at 8.45pm
Mark Tully explores how the circumstances of a person's birth - the year, Parents, birth order, star sign, religion - can shape a personality and affect the course of their life.
Repeated at 11.30pm
Adam Henson visits Charbel Akiki, a Lebanese farmer who farms biodynamically, Worcestershire, growing produce familiar from his childhood.
Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton.
Kay Parkinson appeals on behalf of Alstrom Syndrome UK.
Repeated at 9.26pm and on New Year's Eve at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Online via the Radio 4 website
Commentary on the second day of the Second Test, held at Kingsmead in Durban.
For commentators see yesterday
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 7.45am
Another chance to hear The Manchester Carols, a collection written by the poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and composer Sasha Johnson Manning. The Manchester Carollers and choirs from the city's schools are joined by narrator James Quinn. (R)
The poet laureate's Christmas poem: p51
Writer (The Manchester Carols):
Writer (The Manchester Carols):
Repeated from Christmas Day at 8.50pm
Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's major news headlines.
Actor David Tennant talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical island.
Rptd on New Year's Day at 9am
The new face of David Tennant: page 26
Rptd from Monday 21 December at 6.30pm
The majority of British bread is highly processed and packed with additives, but, as Sheila Dillon reports, there are enthusiastic bakers working to bring back real, artisan bread, including a man who sells his own loaves door-to-door in Surrey.
Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
Presented by Shaun Ley.
Actor, writer and Doctor Who fanatic Mark Gatiss presents this affectionate gallop through the hugely popular novelisations of the 1970s and 80s published by Target Books. Featuring contributions from Doctor Who writers, actors, producers and illustrators. (R)
At the GQT Christmas party at the Garden Museum, south London, Bob Flowerdew, John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood reflect on the troubles and trends of 2009. With Eric Robson in the chair.
At 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast
Joan Armatrading meets the members of the Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir, some of whom are as young as three years old, as they prepare for the Choir of the Year contest. With Howard Goodall. (R)
Scunthorpe Co-op Junior
Matilda is determined to save the school and her favourite teacher, Miss Honey, from the vicious grip of its terrifying head Miss Trunchbull. Roald Dahl's story is dramatised by Charlotte Jones.
Rptd on Saturday at 9pm
Mariella Frostrup explores the role of the book editor. Her guests include Diana Athill, whose memoir Stet chronicled her 50-year editorial career, the novelists Giles Foden and DJ Taylor, and Jenny Uglow, who works as both an editor and an author.
Rptd on New Year's Eve at 4pm
Storyteller and musician Nick Hennessey visits Finland to explore the mythical world of the Kalevala, the country's national poem. First published in 1835, this 50-chapter epic remains a cornerstone of contemporary Finnish culture.
Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
The world comes to Romania's aid.
For details see Saturday 19 December
Repeated from Tuesday 22 December at 8pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Sheila McClennon makes her selection from the past week of BBC radio.
For contact details see Sunday 20 December
Helen loses her rose-tinted glasses.
For cast see New Year's Day
Rptd tomorrow at 2pm
Ambridge diary: pages 238-239
Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US.
"A family of dormice are sleeping in a crack in the outside wall of our house". A series of stories, written and read by Julia Blackburn, about the animals and people who live in a mountainous valley in Liguria in northern Italy, where Blackburn has made her home. (R)
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing in July 1969, Buzz Aldrin relives the dangerous and dramatic moments of the final descent to the lunar surface. With unique oral archive from Nasa, along with the recollections of people from around the world who remember the historic event. (R)
Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm
The effectiveness of the Salvation Army.
Repeated from Christmas Eve at 8.30pm
Repeated from yesterday at 1.15pm
Omnibus of the last seven editions.
Repeated from Wednesday 23 December at 4pm