Programme Index

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Anna Hill and Miriam O'Reilly investigate how the changes in the way we subsidise farmers will alter rural life, the landscape and the food we eat. Producer Steve Peacock

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Hill
Unknown:
Miriam O'Reilly
Producer:
Steve Peacock

New series The return of the series in which
Bel Mooney talks to her guests about faith and doubt. This week the guest is the comedian Linda Smith. Producer Malcolm Love Repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Bel Mooney
Unknown:
Linda Smith.

New series A five-part series that examines items belonging to famous people, found aftertheir deaths, that shed new light on them. 1: Historian
Hannah Greig meets Colin White to find out why the discovery of letters by Frances Nelson prove that she did try to save her marriage to Horatio Nelson. Producer Rachel White

Contributors

Unknown:
Hannah Greig
Unknown:
Colin White
Unknown:
Frances Nelson
Unknown:
Horatio Nelson.
Producer:
Rachel White

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: The LastEnglishman - the Life of JL Carr

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. To the Name of Our Salvation (Oriel). Luke 2, w21-24. When New Year Is Dawning (Lourdes). Of the Father's Heart
Begotten (arrWillcocks). With BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl ofthe Year, Marie Macklin. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Riley.
Unknown:
Marie MacKlin.
Music:
Paul Leddington Wright.

Linda Pressly travels to India with Bilal Dawood to seek justice from the government for his younger brother, British-born Muslim Saeed Dawood , who, along with his cousin and his friend, died in last year's religious riots in Gujurat, India. What chance does the family have of seeing those responsible for the killings punished fortheircrimes? Producer Linda Pressly

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Pressly
Unknown:
Bilal Dawood
Unknown:
Muslim Saeed Dawood
Producer:
Linda Pressly

We all know about bagpipes: deafeningly loud, and the quintessential symbol of Celtic aggression and _ pride. Or do we? Tom Morton wrestles with the truth about this most peculiar of instruments with contributions from Kate Adie , numerous pipers and pipe-makers, and one man who was prepared to go to court to protect the right to play his pipes. Producer Michael Surcombe

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Morton
Unknown:
Kate Adie
Producer:
Michael Surcombe

By Patrick Barlow.
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the painting by Leonardo da Vinci. With Desmond Olivier Dingle starring as Leonardo da Vinci and his entire company, Raymond Box, as the Mona Lisa, it is believed that this is the very first time a historic work of art has actually been re-created on radio exactly as it would have been done at the time.

Contributors

Writer:
Patrick Barlow
Director:
Martin Duncan
Producer:
Bruce Hyman
Desmond:
Patrick Barlow
Raymond:
John Ramm

Patricia Routledge narrates a magical story about the antics of a young robin in an Oxfordshire garden. Combining an evocative and beautiful soundtrack recorded on location, with a wild drama set in the heart of England, the life and times of one of the most popular garden birds gently unfolds. Sound recordist Chris Watson Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Routledge
Unknown:
Chris Watson
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

The first of two stories about celebrated composers by Ron Butlin. Tafelmusic and Cat-Scarers: a Brief Biography of the Real Georg Telemann reveals that for 250 years the critics have been writing about the wrong man. Read by Crawford Logan. For details see Monday 29 December

Contributors

Unknown:
Ron Butlin.
Read By:
Crawford Logan.

John Le Carre talks to Mark Lawson about his renowned Cold Warfictions, including The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, as well as his new book Absolute Friends. Producer Sally Spurring

Contributors

Talks:
John Le Carre
Unknown:
Mark Lawson

4:Pasta,Patisserie and Working with Stone in Apulia Patience and Norman finally settle in Apulia.
For details see Monday 29 December Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Patience:
Anna Massey
Norman:
David Colllngs
Toni/Giovanni:
Peter Polycarpou
Teresa:
Mia Soteriou
Salvatore:
Ewan Bailey
Patience's mother:
Jill Balcon
Maria/Giovanni's wife:
Becky Hindley

The moving relationship that evolved over three years between Gloria and Richard Taylor , the parents of murdered ten-year-old Damilola, and theirfamilyliaison officer, PC Polly Mills. Their close bond has helped them to cope with the aftermath of the killing, as well as Mills's own crisis. Producer Sue Mitchell

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Taylor
Producer:
Sue Mitchell

Poet Andy Croft passionately bel ieves that poetry is for everyone, and to prove it, he spends a week at the Meadows school in Durham, teaching a group of difficult and challenging youngsters how to write poetry. Reporter Caroline Beck finds out if Croft still has his muse intact. Producer Andy Cartwright

Contributors

Unknown:
Andy Croft
Reporter:
Caroline Beck
Producer:
Andy Cartwright

In the second of two programmes,
Rajesh Mirchandani investigates how ancient India developed a cosmology that grew into a systematic and scientific discipline.
Producer John Watkins EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Rajesh Mirchandani
Producer:
John Watkins

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