With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.
With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news stories.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Michael Mansfield QC and Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer David Coomes
Regional Variations (2)
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In the bleak midwinter (Cranham); Luke 1, 39-56; Magnificat in F (Dyson);
Once in royal David's city (Gauntlett).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.
4: Andrew Parrott talks to John Florance about the origin and development of the carol While shepherds watched their flocks by night. For details see Monday
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: William Roberts reads Electric Arrows by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author E Annie Proulx.
Reports on consumer and social issues.
Peter Hobday is joined by guests Francis Wheen, Susan Jeffreys, Lynne Truss and Graham Norton for the panel game about word origins in which they guess the meaning behind odd words from Shakespeare, find the people behind eponyms and discuss good and bad chat-up lines.
Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm
By Patrick Cumper. When romantic novelist Ellen retreats to the country to write, she is unwittingly torn between two neighbours: Maureen, a sherry-drinking committee chairperson, and Carita, bawdy nude sunbather.
Director Michelle Matherson Frederick
With Daire Brehan.
Haydn Price unearths a seasonal story with a difference - how 200 shipbuilders spent the Christmas of 1968 on a test cruise aboard the QEII.
Norwich proudly opens the doors of its new Playhouse with a production of Tom Stoppard 's Jumpers starring
Timothy West. Paul Allen takes a look behind the scenes of this new regional repertory theatre. Plus a preview of the best of radio over Christmas.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
Alan Bennett reads Hugh Lofting's story.
The Doctor sets about curing the monkey.
(For details see Monday)
With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.
Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy. 5: Gary leads a demon rebellion against the Prince of Darkness. with David Swift , Philip Pope , Michael Fenton Stevens, Penelope Nice and Nigel Pegram Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm
Every year, over 600,000 Britons leave on a journey of no return. Harry Thompson embarks on a personal voyage of discovery and concludes that going up in smoke could lead him to virtual immortality.
Producers Dave Sheasby and Gaynor Vaughan Jones
Brian Morton argues that the grandfather of science fiction should also be credited with having widened the "class catchment" of the English novel. Producer Ian Docherty Rpt
The curious histories of products which have helped shape our lives.
3: Perrier. Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the world's best known mineral water.
Producer Neil Koenig
Actress and author Rosamund Browne
shares her experiences as a child with cerebral palsy growing up in postwar Britain. Her story poses the question of whether today's disabled children fare any better. Presented by Frederick Dove.
Producer Marlene Pease
Revised repeat of 4.05pm
With Owen Bennet Jones.
The classic novel by L P Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 9: The Birthday Party For details see Monday
3: The Jar. Charlie buys a jar from the carnival and suddenly his house and wife are the centre of attention. with Paul Jenkins, Bob Sherman, John Hartley, Helen Horton, Carole Boyd, David Collings and Ray Shell. Dramatised by Brian Sibley Director Martin Jenkins
Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm
By Peter Hoeg. Part 4. For details see Monday