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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague

: 7.25,8.25 Sports News

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: TheLongView

6/6. A special edition from Portugal in which
Jonathan Freedland and his guests consider the international response to the Asian tsunami of 2004 and the Lisbon earthquake Of 1755. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: How to Find the Sweet Spot

1/2. Sweet spots are everywhere. It's that unique place on a bat where you can hit the ball without jarring yourself, but it's also the perfect tuning point of a musical instrument, and the point of balance in a circus act.
Sport. Physicist Len Fisher is joined by tennis coach
Peter Blendell , England rugby coach Dave Aldred and scientist Jeff Odell to find the sweet spots in sports.
Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Peter Blendell
Unknown: Dave Aldred
Unknown: Jeff Odell
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Jesus Is Lord of All the Earth
(Alleluia). Romans 6, vv5-11. Since by Man Came Death
(Handel). Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). Director of music Alan Wiison.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Alan Wiison.

: Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

2/5. With his family scattered across France, the horror and uncertainty of the First World War find expression in Matisse's paintings, including the pivotal Bathers by River. Hilary Spurling 's biography is read by Eleanor bron. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

By George Eliot.
2/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George Eliot.

: Two's a Crowd

3/3. Judith Hann reports on how much information we reveal about ourselves through the subtle ways in which we express our personality. Whether through the shape of our faces or through the CDs on our shelves, we provide clues for other people to make up their minds about us rightly, or wrongly. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Judith Hann
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: O Beyond Compere ,

From Round the Home to The Comedians, from Joel
3rey to Bob Monkhouse and from Barry Cryer to
Robin Williams , by way of Ross Noble and Arthur Smith , Simon Fanshawe examines the fine art of compenng.
He asks what it is that sets a really great compere apart. With archive interviews and excerpts from the snows.
Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Frank Stirling

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: One Country to the Tune of Another

3/3. Russia and the Steppe. Huw Edwards traces Russia's complex relationship with its Eastern fringe through
Oriental echoes in the music of its great composers.
Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Candy Floss Kisses

When 18-year-old Londoner Billy encounters feisty Isla, their shared summer turns out to be more of a rollercoaster than either of them had expected in this intriguing romance set amid the hillsides, caves and beaches of a remote Scottish community. An atmospheric first play for radio by Simon Farquhar.


Writer: Simon Farquhar.
Director: Martin Jarvis
Billy: Steven Geller
Mother: Gabrielle Lloyd
Father: Jon Glover
Isla: Frances Thorburn

: Home Planet

11/13. Listeners' questions about the environment, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Tales from Ireland

2/5. Storyteller Eddie Lenihan has been gathering tales and folklore from across Ireland for more than 30 years.
Many of his stories demonstrate the way in which the natural world has been incorporated into the patterns of daily life and the magical narratives of the land and its people. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Lenihan

: SamioftheFuture

2/5. Music of the Northern Lights. The poet
Kenneth Steven continues his Arctic journey, meeting the Sami, the nomadic people whose ancient lifestyle has changed dramatically in the past hundred years. Today, Lene Sn the youthful founder of a northern music festival, describes the transformation her life has undergone. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kenneth Steven

: NiceWork

5/6. How long before we all work in a wire-less environment, f ree of telephones and fixed workstations - free, in fact, to work anywhere? Philippa Lamb reports on the Wi-Fi Office. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: ThelearningCurve

7/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

2/6. What is the perfect love song? Mitch Benn intends to find out by a process of trial and error. Ably assisted by his sidekicks and the Distractions, Mitch explores smoochy music through the ages. Written by and starring Mitch Benn , with Robin Ince , Alf ie Joey, Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley


Song: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Tasha Bayliss
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Emma gets some help around the house.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts news, including the verdict on Downfall, a new German film about Hitler's last days.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Middlemarch

2120 Cupid's Bow. Dorothea Brooke has met
Mr rasaubon Dr Lydgate has arrived in Middlemarch to nrartise and to work in the new fever hospital, which is financed by local banker, Mr Bulstrode. By George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dorothea Brooke
Unknown: Mr Bulstrode.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Fileon4

9/9. An investigation into whether patients are being nut at risk by family doctors no longer having to be
"on call" after hours. Reporter Matthew Hill uncovers evidence of long delays in responding to patients in urgent need of medical care.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Reporter: Matthew Hill
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

6/10 The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

7/10 When Henry returns from visiting his mother he heads for an important date with the kitchen and then his guests. BylanMcEwan. For further details see yesterday

: What a Carve Up!

6/8 Biographer Michael Pearce turns his attention to Thomas Winshaw , financier and lifelong voyeur.
Continuing Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, set in Britain, uncovering a trail of greed, corruption and immorality throughout the 1980s. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Pearce
Unknown: Thomas Winshaw
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs.
Producer: Lucy Arrratage
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Findlay: Charlie Higson
Thomas: Geoffrey Palmer
James: Gus Brown
Hortensia: Naminia Unque
Michael's mum: Geraldine McNulty
Alice: Lucy Punch
Henry/Hanrahan: Jeff Rawle
Sid James: Arthur Smith

: The Mille Miglia - a Stirling Effort

Fifty years on from the most famous victory of his motor-racing career, Stirling Moss joins Jonathan Legard on a nostalgic journey to relive the drama and the romance of winning the Mille Miglia - a 100-miles-per-hour dash acros: 1,000 miles Of open road in Italy. Producer Jonathan Murphy (R


Unknown: Jonathan Legard
Producer: Jonathan Murphy

: News

: Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

2/5. Highlights from Hilary Spurling 's biography of the great artist, read by Eleanor Bron. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Analysis '

: News

: Masterpiece

How to Make a Musical

: Westwa

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Stories (3/5) The Festive Season in a Part of Africa by Tod Collins ; Mangoes to Buy by Alake Pilgrim ; and Soundscape by Liz Healy


Unknown: Tod Collins
Unknown: Alake Pilgrim
Unknown: Liz Healy

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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