Anna Hill explores the tradition of wassailing in the New Year. Producer Carol Trewin
With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop James Jones.
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Thatcher reads excerpts from her biography of Denis Thatcher. 5: Defeat.
For details see Monday 30 December
Six part series examining the disillusionment of American people. 5: America in Black and White. Gavin
Esler explores the gulfs between
America's blacks and whites, and its rich and poor.
Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday 30 December
Introduced from Manchester by Sheila McClennon.
Serial: The Transit of Venus (2) For details see yesterday
Joanna Pinnock and the team go out and about to answer listeners' wildlife questions. Producer Edward Odim
Repeated Sunday at 8.00pm
WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC. Bristol BSB 2LR
Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs. Editor Chris Burns
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Wine, food, and social injustice are the subjects investigated by Andrew Jefford from South Africa. Producer Sheila Dillon
Revised at 7.20pm
Editor Kevin Marsh
Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm
Lewis Carroll 's whimsical .adventure, dramatised in two parts by Hattie Naylor. 2: Alice has found her way into the magic garden where more surprises await her.
For details and cast see Sunday 22 December 2.30pm
Repeated from Sunday 29 December 2.30pm
With Daire Brehan.
A host of musicians have graced the Kaleidoscope studio with some great live performances. Tim Marlow chooses the year's best, from John Williams to Christy Moore and Barbara Cook to Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan
By Joy Tucker.
Read by Laurence Allan. Producer Caroline Sarll
Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel. Editor Kevin Marsh
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David Stafford with more ideas for enjoying a great British weekend. Producer David Prest
A birthday bash with a difference. Written by Peter Kerry
Director Vanessa Whitburn
Repeated Monday at 1.40pm
For cast see Friday 27 December
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Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from Christmas week on BBC radio and television. Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm
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Topical discussion in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire with shadow
Minister for Women, Janet Anderson
MP; Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal
Democrat foreign affairs spokesman; John Biffen MP: and Mark Seddon , editor of The Tribune.
Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
Cavan O'Connor , the "Vagabond Lover", was in a class of his own during his lengthy singing career.
Ned Sherrin joins him to look back at an extraordinary life. Producer Torquil MacLeod
How an engraving by Paul Revere exaggerated the 1770 riot at Boston's Customs House into the Boston Massacre. Plus, the unsolved mystery of why flight TWA 800 crashed in 1996.
By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am
A profile of David Bowie
Repeated from Saturday 28 December 7.20pm
Editor Anne Koch
By Stendhal. 5: The offer of a job in Paris takes Julien away from the Seminary. He decides to visit Mme de Renal secretly on the way.
For details see Monday 30 December
The team present July to December 1996 in the second part of their review of the year's shenanigans. Producer Jo Clegg
Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm
A quizzical look at life from the essayists with attitude. Presented by John Diamond.
Producer Brian King
Jenni Mills meets George Lazenby , the man who once played
James Bond and is now a property developer. Producer Sarah Rowlands Repeat
By Lewis Carroll. 5: Alice picnics with the Lion and the Unicorn.
For details see Monday 30 December Repeat