With the Rev Peter Wortley.
Mark Holdstock looks at how agricultural colleges are adapting to an industry wherejobs are scarce.
With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Indarjit Singh.
Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
With Jenni Murray. Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Clive Anderson presents a dramatic three-part series which, forthe first time, goes behind closed doors to examine one of the great powers of State. The producers of this series have gained unprecedented access to the Britishjudiciary, including the highly confidential training sessions and "mock trials" given to trainee judges. Judges on every level of the judicial ladder discuss the sensitive issues of judicial appointment, training, and practice.
Contributors include the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and the newly appointed Judicial Appointments Commissioner. Producer Michael Waldman
The return of Simon Brett 's delightful comedy of sibling rivalry in a new six-part series.
After Charlotte's acting career founders, she embarks on a quest to find her true self. Meanwhile, Victoria decides to prove critics of her intellectual abilities wrong by studying for an A-level in English literature - she also seems rather taken by her tutor.
With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
With Nick Clarke.
The last programme in the series of the panel game that reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards ,
Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack this week are Ann Taylor and Matthew Parris. Producer Simon Nicholls
Repeated from New Year's Day 7pm
By Carol Shields. 3: 1947-64: Motherhood and Work In Ottawa, Daisy runs a model home and marriage, and sows the seeds for a budding new career. Dramatised by Briony Glassco .
Producer/director David Hunter
Carole Baxter , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Ullapool. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Sophie Thompson continues Stella Gibbons's hilarious classic about Flora Poste's visit to her rural relatives, the Starkadders.
(For details see New Year's Eve)
3: Wednesday's Child Is Full of Woe. We meet an angst-ridden teenage girl and find out if her misery is real. Incorporating Poe's TheRaven. For details see New Year's Eve
Laurie Taylor explores our changing relationship with food and drink, as we discover new ways of socialising. Producer Marya Burgess. E-MAIL: email@example.com
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're 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: should patients travel to France for operations, or could the British system learn something from the USA? Repeated from New Year's Day at 9pm
With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.
The last part of Sean Lock's comic crawl along the urban underbelly. This week, more urban inspiration at Flat 76, Elderberry House. Starring Sean Lock, Alex Lowe , Dan Mersh, Chris Neill, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rob Rouse. Producer Chris Neill (R)
Nigel loses a loved one. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Mark Lawson presents the arts show with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Tim Prosser
By Victor Hugo. Dramatised by Lin Coghlan. 3: Jean Valjean is now known as Monsieur Madeleine , the mayor of Montreuil Sur Mer.
For details see New Year's Eve. Repeated from 10.45am
For the second in this series of debates on the diversity of modern Britain, Edward Stourton asks an expert panel and an invited audience to contend the proposition that "multiculturalism has made the UK a far better place to live". How far has the idea of multiculturalism affected our beliefs and attitudes? Is the multicultural experience limited for most people to a wider choice of music and food? Producer Jim Frank. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Saturday 5 January 10.15pm
Michael White reveals the way prime ministers and presidents have made use of the wireless to address the nation.
Producer Dave Batchelor.
Scientists may be cock-a-hoop about the rough draft of the human genome, but what's the next step? In the first of four programmes Steve Jones looks at the work of researchers as they unravel what the genes do and how they interact, in an attempt to read the next chapter in the book of life. 1: A Level Playing Field. How knowledge of genetic variation could revolutionise medicine and the way sport is played. Producers Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Shortened repeat from 9am
With Robin Lustig.
By Raymond Chandler. 8: Harry Jones For details see New Year's Eve
Comedy series by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 2: Mark and Brian encounterthe Kalimeri, but the tribesmen are unimpressed by their presents of a plastic figure of Jarwarfrom Star Wars, despite its original packaging.
Producer Sally Avens
Luke Mark Benton Mawa Jacey Salles
Another chance to hearthe six-part hit sketch show from Manchester, starring Robin Ince, Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.
"Cellulite? Cellulite? Tripe! If you ask me, it's career women coming from up north for a bit of rumpypumpy on t' cobbles, then passing the dents off as toxic fat." (R)
2: 1951-62. For details see New Year's Day (R)
of the Week: The Letters ofGustave Flaubert Repeated from 9.45am