Listeners sent in their pictures taken at 5pm GMT.
Edmund J Crighton
It;s 5.00pm on Tuesday 5th December 2006. Tonight I'm going out for my first Christmas Meal this year - on the Eve of St Nicholas Day ( Christmas is starting earlier every year ). I am looking at a beautiful portrait on my wall - it is said to be the diarist John Evelyn, but I have noticed recently a strong similarity to Samuel Pepys - after seeing his portrait in Cambridge recently. The frame alone is stunning, but the painting is extremely well-executed - he has beautifully painted hands - the sure sign of a good painter.