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Newseries Afive-parterinwhich Martin Plimmer takes a chance with luck. 1: Polly Miller 's husband of five weeks and several friends died in the Bali nightclub bombing. She was terribly burned. People told her she was lucky to be alive. She disagreed. And why did lightning strike Kenny MacDonald tour times? Producer Brian King

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Plimmer
Unknown:
Polly Miller
Unknown:
Kenny MacDonald

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2: Jack the Giant Killer. A traditional story - more familiar as Jack and the Beanstalk- about a brave Cornish lad in the days when King Arthur ruled Britain and there were many giants in the land. The Reader is Stephen Mangan. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Mangan.

Martin Jarvis performs a Richmal Crompton story, recorded live in front of an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival in October this year. Learning a speech from Shakespeare proves unexpectedly useful in coming to the aid of a beautiful American visitor. A second story is performed tomorrow at 11.30am Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of Just William stories is available on audio cassette, with some titles on CD, from retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Jarvis
Unknown:
Richmal Crompton

A delicious Christmas ghost story written by veteran actor Harry Towb about an elderly Jewish man who is haunted by an old Irish pal who wants his help to get into heaven.
Producer/Director Tanya Nash

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Towb
Director:
Tanya Nash
Israelovitch:
Henry Goodman
Casey:
David Kelly
Bessie:
Suzanne Bertish
Rachel:
Joyce Springer
MrPrice:
Harry Towb
Bus Driver:
John Guerraslo

Newseries Three programmes that explore the stories behind some of the most enduring characters in English children's literature - bears. 1: Please Look AfterThis Bear.Michael Bond ,
Marina Warner, Julia Eccieshare and zookeeper
Ray Charter discuss Paddington Bear as a wartime evacuee and as a postwar displaced person.
Producer Beaty Rubens The next two programmes are on Christmas Day at 8.45pm and on Boxing Day at 3.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Bond
Unknown:
Julia Eccieshare
Unknown:
Ray Charter
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

Director Stephen Frears and novelist Sarah Waters talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Sunday 28 December at llpm

Contributors

Director:
Stephen Frears
Unknown:
Sarah Waters
Producer:
Jane Greenwood

A series of reminiscences by well loved broadcasters. This week Melvyn Hayes talks about his career on stage, screen, TV and radio, including stories of working on Summer Holiday, the Carry On films and, Of course, It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Producer Claire Jones

Contributors

Talks:
Melvyn Hayes
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson and Francine Stock unwraptheir selection of highlights from the past year and talk to the names behind the headlines, including the artist Damien Hirst. Producer JohnGoudie

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Francine Stock
Artist:
Damien Hirst.

By Alexandra Campbell. 2: 0 Come All Ye Faithful
Susannah is determined to make this a Christmas her husband will neverforget. Not to mention her mother-in-law! i-or oeians see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Alexandra Campbell.
Susannah:
Serena Evans
Polly:
Caroline Harker
Ed:
Anthony Calf
Myrtle:
Marsha Fitzalan
Janet:
Jane Whlttenshaw
Mrs Henderson:
Anne Reid

Alcohol. Alcohol is the most widely used and abused drug, yet most drinkers know surprisingly little about it, and what they do know is mostly based on myth. If you think hangovers are caused by dehydration or that beer is more fattening than wine, then listen to Dr Mark Porter 's report. Producer Helen Sharp

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Helen Sharp

By John B Keane. A re-run three-parterthat listens in on matchmaker Dickie Mick Dickie as he offers advice to the lonely-hearted. Recorded at the SiasmaTireTheatreinTralee. Ireland. Parti.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone
The next episode is on Christmas Day at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John B Keane.
Unknown:
Dickie Mick Dickie
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone
Dickie/Claude:
Des Keogh
Fionnuala/Thady's wife:
Anna Manahan
Narrator/Cathrine:
Pauline McGlynn
Narrator:
David Kelly
Marge:
Jeannane Crowley
Thady:
Niall Toibin

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