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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Richard Harries.

The series returns for a new eight-part run. Fergal Keane talks to people who, through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand forwhat they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated 9.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Fergal Keane
Producer:
Jane Beresford.

A new five-part series in which Ben Silburn explores the psychology behind five of the most classic glitches in human behaviour. 1: it's on the Tip of My Tongue. The inability to retrieve a well-known word while talking is one of the most frustrating feelings. Ben Silburn visits the labs engaged in the quest to get to the root of this often embarrassing affliction. Producer Adrian Washbourne

Contributors

Unknown:
Ben Silburn
Unknown:
Ben Silburn
Producer:
Adrian Washbourne

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: The Letters of GustaveFlaubert

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Claire Campbell Smith. A Babe Is Born (Mathias). Titus 2, wll-14. In Thee Is
Gladness (Stanford). The Old Year Now Away Is Red (Greensleeves). Director of music Richard Tanner.

Contributors

Presented By:
Claire Campbell Smith.
Music:
Richard Tanner.

By Andrew Dallmeyer.
A wartime farce loosely based on a true story. New Year's Day 1940 and neither war nor fog can stop Hibs and Hearts playing a blinder. Sports reporter Bob McAllister has the biggest challenge of his career as he attempts to provide a commentary for a match he cannot see.

Contributors

Writer:
Andrew Dallmeyer
Director:
David Ian Neville
Bob:
Andy Gray
Moira:
Emma Currie
Leo:
Gavin Mitchell
Robson:
Lewis Howden
Donaldson:
Stephen Cartwright

Last May, masterful jazz musician and incomparable chairman of I'm Sorry I Haven a Clue
Humphrey Lyttelton turned 80. Another chance to hear Graeme Garden 's archive celebration of this broadcasting icon, with contributions from ISIHAC team members, fans and producers. Producer Cathy Drysdale. Revised repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Producer:
Cathy Drysdale.

Any number of songs have been written about how women deal with male infidelity, drunkenness, thoughtlessness and sheer stupidity, but nowhere is it tackled with more poignancy and honesty than in country music. Liz Kershaw tells the story of feminism in country music, with the help of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton.
Producers Nick Barraclough and Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Kershaw
Unknown:
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Unknown:
Emmylou Harris
Unknown:
Dolly Parton
Producers:
Nick Barraclough
Producers:
Peter Everett

By Carol Shields. 2: 1927-36: Marriage and Love. In Bloomington, Indiana, the girls are getting excited as preparations are in hand for Daisy's wedding.
Director Marion Nancarrow

Contributors

Unknown:
Carol Shields.
Director:
Marion Nancarrow
Daisy:
Barbara Barnes
Beans:
Teresa Gallagher
Fraidy:
Debora Weston
Cuyler:
Peter Marlnker
MrsHoad:
Buffy Davis
Harold:
Walter Lewis
Barker:
William Hope
Newswoman:
Denlca Fairman
Mrs Donaldson:
Nancy Galr

Richard Daniel presents a new series of the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. LETTERS: [address removed]
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [email address removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Daniel
Producer:
Nick Patrick

Matthew Parris has chosen The Wind in the Willows as his New Year good read. He is joined by Anne Wood, creator of the Teletubbies, and comedian Dominic Holland, who's chosen a novel about a north London priest who doesn't believe in God.
(Repeated Sunday 6 January 11pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Guest:
Anne Wood
Guest:
Dominic Holland
Producer:
Peter Everett

Simon Hoggart concludes his comedy review of a year's programmes. With contributions from Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and Francis Wheen , and some choice newspaper cuttings. Producers Lucy Armitage and Steve Doherty

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Producers:
Lucy Armitage
Producers:
Steve Doherty

Stephen Fry and John Bird return as masters of spin
Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in a new five-part series. This week, their government retainer comes under threat when they are presented with the difficult and complicated task of, as Martin so decorously puts it, "poking one right up the Prime Minister." With Tony Gardner, Siobhan Hayes, Tom George and David Timson. Written by Mark Tavener. Producer Dawn Ellis

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Fry
Unknown:
John Bird
Unknown:
Charles Prentiss
Unknown:
Martin McCabe
Unknown:
Tony Gardner
Unknown:
Siobhan Hayes
Unknown:
Tom George
Unknown:
David Timson.
Producer:
Dawn Ellis

Francine Stock reports on cross-Channel cultural relations in the wake of the success in Britain of the film Amelie and Michel Houellebecq's novel Atomised, and in anticipation of major exhibitions Of French art Opening this Spring.

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Producer:
Sally Spurring

By Victor Hugo. 2: Jean Valjean has broken the terms of his parole and is on the run. Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
For details see New Year's Eve. Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Victor Hugo.
Unknown:
Jean Valjean
Dramatised By:
Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Allan Little chairs a lively discussion with specialists from around the globe to identify the issues that will dominate the front pages in the coming year- the future of Afghanistan, new terrorist threats, the global economy, the World Cup and the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Producer Sue Ellis.

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Little
Producer:
Sue Ellis.

If the headlines are to be believed the NHS is crumbling, the number of incompetent health professionals is increasing and hospitals are so dirty, we are lucky to get out alive. But how does the NHS compare with health-care systems in other countries? Dr Graham Easton takes a look at the facts. E-MAIL: [email address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm

Contributors

Presenter:
Dr Graham Easton
Producer:
Paula McGrath

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