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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

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Anderson
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.

Contributors

Writer:
Simon Brett
Producer:
Maria Esposito
Anna:
Rosemary Leach
Victoria:
Angela Thorne
Charlotte:
Celia Imrie
Roger:
Bill Nighy

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Richards
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown:
Ann Taylor
Unknown:
Matthew Parris.
Producer:
Simon Nicholls

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Carol Shields.
Dramatised By:
Briony Glassco
Director:
David Hunter
Daisy:
Barbara Barnes
Barker:
William Hope
Alice:
Laurel Lefkow
YoungAlice:
Courtney Halgren
Warren:
Kyle Dadd
Young Warren:
Daniel Anthony
Joan:
Vicki Simon
Young Joan:
Josi Kook-Clark
Beverly:
Joanne McQuinn
Beans:
Teresa Gallagher
Fraidy:
Debora Weston
Jay:
Garrick Hagon
Pinky:
Rick Bland
Victoria:
Andrea Muller

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Graham Easton

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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sean Lock
Unknown:
Alex Lowe
Unknown:
Dan Mersh
Unknown:
Chris Neill
Unknown:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Unknown:
Rob Rouse

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Victor Hugo.
Dramatised By:
Lin Coghlan.
Dramatised By:
Jean Valjean
Unknown:
Monsieur Madeleine

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Producer:
Jim Frank.
Editor:
Nicola Meyrick

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: scirad@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Jones
Producers:
Paul Arnold.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Barnhill
Unknown:
Neil Warhurst.
Producer:
Sally Avens
Producer:
Luke Mark Benton
Producer:
Mawa Jacey Salles
Mark:
Nell Warhurst
Brian:
Paul Barnhill

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)

Contributors

Comedian:
Robin Ince
Comedienne:
Helen Moon
Comedian:
Smug Roberts
Comedienne:
Kate Ward
Producer:
Graham Frost

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