With the Rev Stephen Shipley.
With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething
With Anna Ford and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Bill Westwood.
Jeremy Paxman 's guests include
Professor Nancy Rothwell of Manchester University, who delivers this year's
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Producer Tony Phillips. Rptd at 9.30pm
Former King's Singer Alastair Hume
Uncovers the history of four carols and visits four choirs. 1: Canterbury
Cathedral Choir and the Wexford Carol. Producer Tom Alban
With Martha Kearney. Drama: Under One Roof by Sally Worboyes , based on Michele Hanson 's stories. Part 1. Editor Ruth Gardiner
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The last of four profiles, reporter Thembi Mutch tells a grass-roots story from a society in transition.
By John Peacock. Four tales of the Gaiety theatre. 2: Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-4y. A young chorus girl finds the harsh regime of the theatre unbearable and decides to make her name in America. with Alison Pettitt , Robert Harper ,
Frances Jeater. Tilly Gaunt. Giles Fagan and Geoffrey Whitehead. Music played by John Eacott and Sonia Slaney. Musical director Neil Brand Director David Blount
With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
With Nick Clarke.
Aspecial invitation challenge for the highest award in the general knowledge quiz. With chairman Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Sunday 27 December 1.30pm
Repeated from yesterday 7pm
By Georges Simenon , adapted by John Petherbridge. Christmas Day in Paris and Maigret and his wife are visited by a neighbourwho hopes the sleuth might help her solve the case of the girl who claims to have seen Father Christmas. with Maria Charles , Jane Slavin ,
Joseph Bennett. Christopher Wright. Malcolm ward and Ciara Janson. Director Andy Jordan
With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tom Cunnington LINES OPEN from 1.30pm
Simon Evans challenges the accepted systems we use to order life on earth. The Animal Kingdom. Part 1 of 3. Producer Charlie Taylor
1: The Episode of the Mexican Seer.
With Andrew Jefford.
Repeated from Saturday 11am
With Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Lindsay Leonard
With Clare English and Chris Lowe.
The antidote to panel games comes this week from Cardiff's New Theatre.
With regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and special guest Max Boyce. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, accompanied by Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Sunday 27 December 12.30pm
Nigel is losing sleep. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Alison Perks
By Sally Worboyes , based on original stories by Michele Hanson. Everyone discovers that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Part 1. with Luisa Bradshaw-White , John Rowe , Frances Jeater , Bruce Alexander. Angela
Down. Ann Beach. Geoffrey Whitehead. Tilly Gaunt. Andrew Falvey , Ben Crowe ,
Tilly Vosburgh. Priyanga Elan and Giles Fagan Director Marilyn Imrie. Rptd from 10.45am
An excursion into positive thinking, led by Carole Rosen. With professor of pharmacology Susan Greenfield , historian Theodore Zeldin , novelist Wendy Perriam , piano tuners Hector and Janet Ruggins , and Ben Renshaw. Producer Piers Plowright
Buy Now, Pay Later. Andrew Dilnot asks how far we can really afford the debts we incur in light of our increasing tendency to finance homes on credit. Producer Zareer Masani
Repeated Sunday 27 December 9.30pm
Wildlife writer Jim Crumiey travels to Alaska in search of the Arctic woif.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow 11am
Repeated from 9am
With Robin Lustig.
Five stars read their chosen seasonal tale. 1: Patricia Routledge reads Winter from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
Repeated from yesterday 7.55am
The conclusion of the dramatisation of Robert Harris 's novel. Berlin detective
Xavier March has discovered a terrible secret in this totalitarian state - the wartime massacre of the Jews. with Michael Byrne. William Scott Masson.
Peter Ellis , Stratford Johns. Dan Fineman and Alan Dedicoat. Dramatised and directed by John Dryden
By Lynne Truss , read by Miriam Margolyes. A crime at Christmas grows more mysterious as each of a woman's five senses investigates and testifies. Smelling a Rat Producer Ned Chaillet