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: Beethoven Classic Archive:Symphonies

1/3. Vintage BBC recordings of Beethoven's first three symphonies, conducted respectively by Roger Norrington , Otto Klemperer and Simon Rattle. Their interpretations are discussed by Charles Hazlewood , American conductor Marin Alsop and broadcaster Rob Cowan. Symphonies four to six are next Saturday. Radio 3's week-long Beethoven Experience begins tomorrow at 9am, while on Friday Beethoven is at 9pm on BBC2 and Beethoven Uncovered is at 10pm on BBC4


Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Simon Rattle.
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: The Thick of It

3/3. There's envy brewing over the media attention that Dan Miller is getting for his input on the bill. Satirical comedy with Chris Langham and Peter Capaldi. Yes Minister is on Thursday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Dan Miller
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Peter Capaldi.

: Je T'Aime ... How We Learned to Love Europe

Sixty years ago, postwar Europe was seen as a dirty, chaotic place where you couldn't drink the water. Now Brits dream of restoring crumbling chateaux in rural France - so what happened to change our minds? Contributors include David Aaronovitch and Kenneth Clarke.


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke

: BBC4 Session: James Brown

The Godfather of Soul is joined by a 19-piece band for a funk-fuelled gig at LSO St Luke's in east London. Hits include Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, It's a Man's Man's Man's World, I Feel
Good and Sex Machine.

: Classic Soul at the BBC

Vintage clips of Curtis Mayfield , Dusty Springfield, Bill Withers and Aretha Franklin in performance.


Unknown: Curtis Mayfield
Unknown: Bill Withers
Unknown: Aretha Franklin

: as 9pm

: Tales from France

featuring fashion designer
Pierre Cardin and rapper Jali of Massilia Sound System


Designer: Pierre Cardin

: as 10.25pm

: as 11.25pm

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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