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How to record the events and people of 2016 in gingerbread. The Reverend Kate Bottley and palliative care nurse Simone Williams discuss working at Christmas. Poet, Liz Lochhead.

The Reverend Kate Bottley and palliative care nurse Simone Williams talk about working at Christmas.

The writer Sarah Phelps tells us about her latest project adapting the Agatha Christie short story 'Witness for the Prosecution' for BBC One.

The poet Liz Lochhead performs her poem 'In the Mid Midwinter' to celebrate the winter solstice.

Polly Leonard, the founder of the the textile magazine Selvedge, explores the history and heritage behind some of our favourite textile based Christmas decorations like stockings, Santa suits and ribbons.

Podcaster and craft enthusiast Helen Zaltzman on how she likes to mark the festive period with an annual gingerbread-decorating afternoon with friends. She gives Jane some icing tips and the two of them set about capturing 2016 in biscuits.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest Simone Williams
Interviewed Guest Kate Bottley
Interviewed Guest Sarah Phelps
Interviewed Guest Liz Lochhead
Interviewed Guest Polly Leonard
Interviewed Guest Helen Zaltzman

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