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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her Quests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Christ Is the King (Ge/obf sei Gott). John 8, vv12-19. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Out of Darkness (Walker). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Book of the Week: The Last Duet

3/5. Jean de Carrouges sets out for Paris determined to secure an audience with the king and air his grievances against Jacques Le Gris. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Gowk Storm By Nancy Brysson Morrison. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: The Indian Particle Man

The story of Professor Satyendra Nath Bose , the Indian physicist after whom the Boson particle has been named, is presented by Dr Sharon-Ann Holgate. Saeed Jaffrey plays Bose, a Renaissance man who was a multilinguist, a musician and a friend of Tagore. Dr Holgate asks why his name has been forgotten outside the world of science, given the importance of his work and influence. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Professor Satyendra Nath Bose
Presented By: Dr Sharon-Ann Holgate.
Presented By: Saeed Jaffrey
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Gilbert without Sullivan

5/5. The Realm of Joy. A West End play is causing such a scandal that respectable Victorian theatre-goers can't keep away.
By WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Director Jenny Stephens


Writer: WS Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Jenny Stephens
Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Quisby: Jeffrey Harmer
Jellybag: Alexander Delamere
Mr Scruby: Tim Hudson
Mrs Scruby: Jilly Bond
Mr Porter: Stephen Hogan
Mrs Porter: Bella Merlin
Mrs Spiff: Charlotte West-Oram

: You and Yours

Supermarket shelves display dozens of loaves - but how much choice do we really have? A revolutionary bread-baking method was developed in the 1960s but some believe we have moved too far from traditional ways. With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

5/6. How do a bowl of cream, a bowl of Smarties with all the blue ones crushed, and two birds, lead Brian Sewell , Robin Simon and Jennie Bond to a rock legend? The cryptic radio treasure hunt is presented by David Stafford. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: Jennie Bond
Presented By: David Stafford.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: One Hundred per Cent Human

A powerful and moving story about the harsh reality of coping with autism in a society ill-equipped to offer adequate support. Natasha is 12 and loves the singer Pink. Saul, her ten-year-old autistic brother, loves Pinocchio. Their dad has been thrown out by their mum who feels her life is coming apart at the seams, and it looks as though Natasha will have to pick up the threads. By Patricia Calder.
Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Patricia Calder.
Producer: Katherine Beacon
Natasha: Blanca Wilson
Pam: Juliet Ellis
Jason: Craig Cheetham
Saul: Alexander Slater

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs ,
Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew tackle questions such as controlling slugs and snails, and deterring rabbits and other furry pests. Plus tips on keeping your lawn in top condition. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of sun 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Time Being

3/5. Detained. Stranded in a snowbound airport terminal, Clarissa kills time and finds life is not all that it seems. By
Heidi Amsinck. read by Lesley Manville . For details see Monday


Unknown: Heidi Amsinck.
Read By: Lesley Manville

: The Long Causeway

3/5. Ageing hippies, rural regeneration and the mystical
Bridestones are marker posts along the pathway as it cuts
- across the Calder Valley. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Calder Valley.

: Thinking Allowed

A carnival of danger that is the illegal world of night-time car racing in Helsinki is explored by Laurie Taylor. He experiences the seduction of speed, immortality and risk to ask how these settings become spaces for the expression of emotion, sexuality and desire. producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

5/10. Light. Many of us suffer from the winter blues, but for some it's much more serious and they seek out all sorts of gadgets to help ease their symptoms with light. Dr Mark Porter finds out if they work or not, and reports on how light is being used to treat everything from acne to cancer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ayres on the Air

3/4. The country is the theme for Pam Ayres 's poetry and sketch show this week. With the aid of Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu , she performs sketches about the joys of buying a tractor and how the townie views the country life. Her poems flit between grand plans for a garden and imagining being a battery hen. Producer Claire Jones
BBC AUDIO: Coming Soon, a selection of recordings from Ayres on the Air, is available on 7 February from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

David deals with a crisis at Brookfield.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: The Gowk Storm

3/10. Forced to keep her romance with the schoolmaster secret, Julia finds herself the object of affection from Edwin Strathearn. Written by Nancy Brysson Morrison and dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edwin Strathearn.
Written By: Nancy Brysson Morrison
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.

: Down with....

2/3. Advertising. Advertisers claim that their work is an essential part of the market economy, providing vital information to consumers. They say adverts play an important role in helping to break down stereotypes and that, without the industry, Britain's thriving independent media wouldn't exist. But critics say advertising is a corrupting and manipulative influence on our lives. Its message is that we are inadequate without certain products and sell us lifestyles that most people can never have. Which view is right? Diana Madill chairs a debate between writer Judith Williamson and Hamish Pringle of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners, with an invited forum of people with strong views.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Judith Williamson
Unknown: Hamish Pringle
Producer: Jim Frank

: In the Think Tanks

2/3. Dennis Sewell explores faith-based policy groups and other think tanks.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Worlds Beyond

3/3. Other Worlds. Exploring the mysteries of our solar system and beyond, Heather Couper follows the search for planets circling other stars and finds out what these distant worlds might be like. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

8/15. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza have a disconcerting adventure in a forest. By
Miguel de Cervantes. Read by Andrew Sachs. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Sancho Panza
Unknown: Miguel De Cervantes.
Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: All the Way from Memphis

6/6. Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins , along with their guests music supremo Anthony Wilson and writer Richard Curtis are put through their musical paces by James Walton. With Beth Chalmers as the reader. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Anthony Wilson
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: James Walton.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Duel

3/5. ByEricJager. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Third Man (4/10) by Graham Greene


Unknown: Graham Greene

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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