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Enjoy the beginning of the new year with no resolutions, no clever hangoverjokes and no turkey sandwiches. Just John Peel with a bit of Louise Rennison thrown in for good measure. Producer Chris Berthoud. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Rennison
Producer:
Chris Berthoud.

Ned Sherrin presents a special edition with guests predicting the future in politics, science, music and language, and with live music from the Divine Comedy.
Producers Jayne Gibson , Julian Mayersand EmilyWhisk

Contributors

Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Producers:
Jayne Gibson
Producers:
Julian Mayersand

We tend to assume that art progresses and that the avant-garde work of today constitutes an inventiveness that is totally original. But a visit to one of the many caves decorated by Ice Age artists from around 20,000 years ago shows that the idea of modern art predated not only this century but also this millennium. With Robert McNab. Repeated from yesterday 10pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert McNab.

From the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, led by Canon Stephen Oliver , beginning and ending with the sound of cathedral bells ringing out over the City of London. With the St Paul's Cathedral
Choir. Brother James' Air; Forthe Beauty of the Earth (Rutter); Lift Thine Eyes (Mendelssohn). Revelation 21, wl-6.

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon Stephen Oliver

Life, Love and the Law. Novelist, playwright and QC Sir John Mortimer and friends entertain before an invited audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, London. With Richard Briers , Sinead Cusack and Joanna David.
Piano Christine Croshaw. Flute Clive Conway
Producer Catherine Bailey. Director Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir John Mortimer
Unknown:
Richard Briers
Unknown:
Sinead Cusack
Piano:
Joanna David.
Piano:
Christine Croshaw.
Flute:
Clive Conway
Producer:
Catherine Bailey.
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Clare Chambers's book, winner of the Romantic Novel of 1999, is dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Abigail believes that she has banished the ghost of her first love affair and the catastrophe that ended it, but 13 years later a chance encounter forces her to acknowledge that the spell is far from broken.
(Repeated next Saturday)

Contributors

Author:
Clare Chambers
Dramatised by:
Catherine Czerkawska
Cellist:
Sophie Harris
Music:
David Chilton
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Abigaii:
Emily Bruni
Rad:
Oliver Milburn
Young Abigail:
Phoebe Phillips
Mother:
Penny Downie
Father:
David Troughton
Granny:
Marcia Warren
Birdie:
Cathy Sara
Frances:
Tilly Gaunt

Just how secular are we in Britain today? Does the steady decline in church attendance really mean we are abandoning religion, or are our spiritual needs finding new forms of expression? The Rev Ernest Rae examines the true state of Britain's faith. Producer Amanda Hancox. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev Ernest Rae
Producer:
Amanda Hancox.

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film, including the guide to films on television.
Producer Simon Elmes. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London. W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Producer:
Simon Elmes.

Boothby Graffoe stars in a comedy programme of monologues, sketches, straw polls and songs. With Simon Evans , Vivienne Soan, Big Al and special guest Glen Tilbrook. Producer Lucy Armitage

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Evans
Unknown:
Glen Tilbrook.
Producer:
Lucy Armitage

Sparkling entertainment from Luscombe and McKee, live from the Radio Theatre. Starring Clive Francis, Josephine Tewson, Simon Green, Christopher Luscombe, Cathy Sara and Malcolm McKee. Director Sue Wilson.

Contributors

Performer/Writer:
Christopher Luscombe
Performer/Writer:
Malcolm McKee
Performer:
Clive Francis
Performer:
Josephine Tewson
Performer:
Cathy Sara
Performer:
Simon Green
Director:
Sue Wilson

A Noel Coward double bill.

Fumed Oak
Adapted by Malcolm McKee.
A snivelling daughter, a slovenly nagging wife and a hideous mother-in-law dominate Henry Gow's life. In 1930s South London, domestic revolt is about to take place.
With Stephanie Cole, David Bamber, Janine Duvitski, Malcolm McKee and Teresa Gallagher Director Sue Wilson.

Family Album
Autumn 1860, and the Featherways family gather to hear the will of their deceased father. As the Madeira flows, the memories become less rosy, and Burrows is summoned to open the mysterious trunk from the attic.
With Roger Allam, Josephine Tewson, Teresa Gallagher, Christopher Scott, Cathy Sara, John Duttlne, Belinda Sinclair, Andrew Wincott, Roger May and Malcolm McKee.
Musicians: Paul Arden Taylor, Audrey Douglas, Katherine Gittings, Suzanne Walden, Kevin Waterman and Malcolm McKee. Director Sue Wilson.
Programme of the Week: page 143

Contributors

Play One:
Fumed Oak
Author:
Noel Coward
Adapted by:
Malcolm McKee
Director:
Sue Wilson
Mrs Rocket:
Stephanie Cole
Henry Gow:
David Bamber
Doris Gow:
Janine Duvitski
Elsie Gow:
Cathy Sara
Max:
Malcolm McKee
Daphne:
Teresa Gallagher
Play Two:
Family Album
Author:
Noel Coward
Adapted by:
Malcolm McKee
Director:
Sue Wilson
Jasper Featherways:
Roger Allam
Lavinia Featherways:
Josephine Tewson
Jane Featherways:
Teresa Gallagher
Burrows:
Christopher Scott
Charles Winter:
John Duttlne
Harriet Winter:
Belinda Sinclair
Emily Valance:
Cathy Sara
Edward Valance:
Andrew Wincott
Richard Featherways:
Roger May
Lubbock:
Malcolm McKee
Oboe:
Paul Arden Taylor
Harp:
Audrey Douglas.
Violin:
Katherine Gittings
Cello:
Suzanne Walden
Percussion:
Kevin Waterman
Piano/Musical Director:
Malcolm McKee

By Patrick O'Brian , read by Liam O'Callaghan.
When he is invited to shoot pigeons at a country estate, a former Second World Warfighter pilot is haunted by memories of death and his vow never to kill again . Producer Roland Jaquarello

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick O'Brian
Read By:
Liam O'Callaghan.
Producer:
Roland Jaquarello

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