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01Damien Trench - Christmas Eve20141224

Christmas is finally here and yet there's still room for things to go wrong. But don't worry renowned cookery writer Damien Trench is on hand to offer survival tips, recipes and insights into how he copes so that the only hiccups you encounter on Christmas Day are merely of the gastric variety.

02Damien Trench - Christmas Day20141225

Cookery writer Damien Trench invites listeners into his home for a special Christmas helping of tips and recipes for surviving Christmas intact.

03Ed Reardon20141226

It's Boxing Day in Ed Reardon's House and we find Ed making a toast in celebration of another successful year for the Reardon Family. Yes, you read correctly, Ed is surrounded by his wonderful family. Not only that but he's up there amongst the best writers in the world and his Boxing Day lunch is joined by Jaz Milvain, one of the best directors in the world. Yes, Jaz and End are riding high and Ed and his gorgeous wife and kids are happy.

But this, after all, is Ed Reardon's Week and all is not as it seems as Ed is visiting Christmas long past. In 2014 he only has Elgar and a rather disappointing Millennium Cracker to keep him company. Still, there's always something good on the telly... -

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

04Clare Barker20141229

Clare has had enough; it's the 29th December and it's high time Christmas was packed up for another year. Social work doesn't just stop because it's the festive season, but will a chance encounter bring back a bit of seasonal magic?

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer Alexandra Smith.

05Damien Trench - New Year's Eve20141231

No-one likes New Year's Eve but don't worry, celebrated cookery writer and self-professed New Year's Eve celebrations specialist Damien Trench is on hand to impart his words of wisdom on how to make the perfect punch, what food to serve and most importantly, the best way of getting everyone to go home at the end of the night.

06 LASTDamien Trench - New Year's Day20150101

Renowned cookery Damien Trench is a man who's had more than his fair share of raucous New Year's Eve parties and therefore has more than a little wisdom to impart on how best to set about the clean up operation that must inevitably follow any evening of high-tempo ritournelles and roundalays.