With Dr David Hope , Archbishop of York
With Anna Hill.
With Edward Stourton and Margaret Doyle.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
Michael Buerk talks to people who have had to make a life-changingchoice.
Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm
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
Regional Variations (2)
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
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Hendersons' Christmas Party Part z. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Regional Variations (2)
Claudia Hammond looks at memory and the Chinese whispers experiment by the pioneering psychologist Sir Frederic Bartlett. Show more
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
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With Liz Barclay and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am
With Nick Clarke.
The first in a three-part conversation series that examines how different artists reach their own interpretation of a particular work.
Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum discuss Bach's Fifth Cello Suite.
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
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
Sue Cook presents the series examining listeners' historical queries.
Address: [address removed] Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
2:The Cock of Piccadilly.Grimaldi re-invents the Clown of the Harlequinade forthe new Regency age. For details see yesterday
The next episode is on Christmas Day at 8.30pm
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
Heather Payton and guests discuss English wine; has it now come of age? Experts and growers indulge in a spot Of pre-Christmas tasting. Producer Caroline Bayley
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
With Eddie Mair.
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
Party time at Home Farm.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
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
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
With ten extra members next year the European
Union will contain winners and losers. Continuing his travels through the new Europe, David Sells looks at the economic order now taking shape.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 5pm
Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
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
Repeat of 9am
With Robin Lustig.
By Willem Elsschot , read by Richard Griffiths. 2: 20,000 Tons Full Fat. For details see yesterday
Ian McMillan reports from New York at Christmas time on a literary spat surrounding this evocative Seasonal poem. Producer VivBeeby
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
Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am