Obituary column presented by Dotun Adebayo.
With Brian Alexander and Rachel Burden.
Garry Richardson rounds up the week's headline stories and interviews big-name sports guests.
Investigative reports, politics, current affairs and showbiz gossip. Including The Nightmare before Christmas, in which Helen Blaby asks gridlock-wary truckers and lorry drivers to identify some of the nation's less congested travel routes to help holiday motorists reach their destinations with minimal stress.
Live sports coverage, with two commentaries from the Premier League, including at 1.30 full commentary on Liverpool v Newcastle United and at 4.05 Portsmouth v Arsenal at Fratton Park.
Also, updates from the day's Football League and Scottish Premier League matches, and news from the third day of the First Test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth. Plus the sixth round of rugby union's domestic competition, the Powergen Cup. Presented by Mark Saggers.
Adrian Chiles hosts a football phone-in. To discuss the day's football action call free on [number removed] or email via bbc.co.uk/606. TEXT: [number removed]
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott present a special review of the latest action from the First Test match between South Africa and England, from the England team hotel in Port Elizabeth.
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World news, with special investigations, entertainment updates and the latest sport. Presented by Richard Evans and Aasmah Mir.
Topical phone-in debate, live from Birmingham. To take part, call free on [number removed].
Christian Fraser with the top stories from around the world. Including at 2.35 Tech Update with Phil Elliott and at
4.50 Show Business with Peter Bowes in Los Angeles.