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4/4. Seeds on the Breeze. Lionel Kelleway joins botanist Phil Gates near Wolsingham in Weardale on a quest for some of nature's most ingenious examples of engineering and design: plant seeds. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Unknown:
Phil Gates

Edward Stourton and his guests look back at the big religious stories of 2005 and ask what effect they will have on the religious landscape in 2006. Producer Amanda Hancox

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Producer:
Amanda Hancox

Sian Williams appeals on behalf of the Link Centre for Deafened People.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sian Williams
Producer:
Sally Flatman

Beloved of God. John Tavener and the Rev Stephen Shipley explore Mozart's profound ability to express the joys and sorrows of God's creation. With the Coupland Consort directed by Marcus Farnsworth. producer Simon Vivian

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tavener
Unknown:
Stephen Shipley
Directed By:
Marcus Farnsworth.
Producer:
Simon Vivian

7/7. With special guest Sandi Toksvig and regulars
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Boxing Day

Contributors

Unknown:
Sandi Toksvig
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown:
Colin Sell

Sheila Dillon asks why we've lost the habit of eating in harmony with the seasons and discusses how to get it back with food writer Nigel Slater. producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon
Unknown:
Nigel Slater.
Producer:
Paula McGinley

From Strasbourg, where John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Council of Europe. Some of Britain's best-known and influential gardeners predict gardening trends for 2006, and Roy Lancaster discovers the real Alan Titchmarsh in a fascinating interview. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt Wed 3pm RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for E22.50 (RRP E25.00). Send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed]. call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Anne Swithinbank answers readers' questions on houseplants in the January issue of BBC Good Homes, on sale now

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown:
Gill Pyrah
Producer:
Trevor Taylor
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank

1/2. The passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society, dramatised by Graham White
- from the novel by the late John Fowles.
Charles Smithson 's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Graham White
Unknown:
John Fowles.
Unknown:
Charles Smithson
Unknown:
Sarah Woodruff.
Director:
Peter Kavanagh
Narrator:
John Hurt
Charles:
Jonathan Firth
Sarah:
Emily Bruni
Ernestina:
Kelly Reilly
Mrs Tranter:
Elizabeth Spriggs
Dr Grogan:
TP McKenna
Sam:
Nick Sayce
Mary:
Ella Smith
Mrs Poulteney:
Susan Jameson
Dairyman:
Gerard McDermott
Ostler:
Wayne Foskett
Mrs Fairley:
Colleen Prendergast

New series 1/8. Roger McGough presents the first of a new series of the listeners' requests poetry programme, including today The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy and The Lark Ascending by George Meredith. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Thomas Hardy
Unknown:
George Meredith.
Producer:
Frances Byrnes

The notebooks of wartime cabinet secretary
Norman Brook have lain unopened for more than 60 years. On the day of their public release, journalist and broadcaster
Charles Wheeler helps recreate the mood of those tetchy cabinet meetings in a gripping and fast-moving drama documentary, with an all-star cast that includes Jonathan Keeble , Tim Pigott-Smith , David Ryall , David Timson and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer David Prest ; Director Penny Leicester

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Brook
Unknown:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
Jonathan Keeble
Unknown:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown:
David Ryall
Unknown:
David Timson
Unknown:
Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer:
David Prest

Liz Barclay presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Editor Fiona couper
PHONE: [number removed]0400 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Barclay
Editor:
Fiona Couper

A lively and entertaining new-year quiz is presided over by guest presenter David McFetridge. With team captains writer Philip Ardagh and food guru Rosamund Grant. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi

Contributors

Presenter:
David McFetridge.
Unknown:
Philip Ardagh
Unknown:
Rosamund Grant.
Producers:
Rebecca Armstrong
Producers:
Abi Awojobi

3/5. Scissors of Gold and Three Handfuls of Snow
Vanya prepares for imminent fatherhood by reading Teach Yourself Midwifery, while, out in the forest, five-year-old Alisa spends a holiday with her ailing grandfather.
Another in a series of stories by east European writers. By Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov , translated by George Bird and read by Boris Isarov. Producer Emma Harding

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrei Kurkov
Translated By:
George Bird
Read By:
Boris Isarov.
Producer:
Emma Harding

New series 1/3. Film producer David Puttnam begins a short series on political films with a look at the public information film Diary for Timothy made by Humphrey Jennings at the end of the Second World War.
Movies with a Message repeated Wednesday 8.45pm

Contributors

Presenter:
David Puttnam
Editor:
Terry Dignan

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