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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 19 December 2010

Sheila McClennon makes her selection from the past seven days of BBC Radio

On Pick of the week this week - Sheila Hancock shares her first kiss - with a dishy Danny Kaye lookalike on a French exchange. Explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger travels across the scorching Arabian desert and Richard Cohen Chases the Sun to the Antarctic for a spectacular solar eclipse.

If the thought of family over the festive period is making you fraught - how about renting some fake relatives for the day instead? We hear why it's an increasingly popular option in Japan. Nicholas Parsons pops up playing a slimy TV host and Count Arthur Strong is having trouble finding a receipt - inside his imaginary dog

Joan Turner: The Highs and Lows of the Wacky Warbler - Radio 4
Teenage Diary - Radio 4
For the Love of a Child - Radio 4
All in the Mind - Radio 4
A Friend in Need - Radio 4
Count Arthur Strong - Radio 4
The Other Simenon - Striptease - Radio 4
Inside the Life Drawing Class - Radio 4
5 Live - Your Call - Radio 5 Live
Thesiger at 100 - Radio 4
Chasing the Sun - Radio 4
The Big Squeeze - Radio 4
Chequebook and Pen - Radio 4
Just A Minute - Radio 4

PHONE: 0370 010 0400
Email: potw@bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw
Producer: Jane Worsley.


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