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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

5/8. Forensic Archaeology. From traditional excavations to investigating murders, Olivia O'Leary meets Britain's leading forensic archaeologists.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: A Further Five Numbers

4/5. G: Newton's Gravitational Constant. Ever since Newton included G in his equations that define the strength of gravity there has been an ever greater desire to measure this tiny number with increasing accuracy. But what does the value of G mean for the universe? If G was different it would mean that stars would either burn too quickly or not form at all. So is G perfectly tuned for life? Simon Singh continues his look at the history and merits Of key numbers. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Daily Service

Presented by Michael Wakelin. Who Can Measure Heaven and Earth? (Lucerna laudoniae). Job 28, vv20-28. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). 0 Lord My God (How Great Thou Art). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

2/5. Sparta. Sparta stands up to the might of Persia. "These were not people to bow their necks to any master, not even the 'king of kings'." William Gaminara continues to read Tom Holland 's new examination of classical history. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Gaminara
Unknown: Tom Holland

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 15 Minutes That Changed the World 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Buddhas in Bamiyan

Afghanistan's greatest monument - two giant
Buddhas - were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. But legend has it that there may be a third Buddha in Bamiyan, possibly five times larger than the others.
Lyse Doucet joins Afghanistan's leading archaeologist,
Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi , as he attempts to find the first archaeological evidence of this mythical Buddha, not Seen for 1,000 years. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Lyse Doucet
Unknown: Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

5/6. June. The character of middle-class, middle-aged June Medford from Terry and June is the focus of this week's programme as Barry Cryer explores the ins and outs of June's uncomplicated suburban life. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: The Complete Conductor

2/2. The great conductors are among the most powerful and glamorous figures in the classical music world. Yet on the concert platform, they alone make no music. Michael Brearley , psychoanalyst and former cricketer, talks to conductors, managers and players to uncover the secrets of the art of conducting.
Producer Martin Smith Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Music: Michael Brearley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

3/4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men. Mma Ramotswe discovers that the agency has competition, and Mma Makutsi embarks on an entrepreneurial enterprise. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Mma Ramotswe
Unknown: Mma Makutsi
Dramatised By: Alexander McCall Smith.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
MrJLBMatekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mma Potokwane: Janice Acquah
Bernard: Paterson Joseph
Mr Molefelo: Ben Onwukwe
MmaSeipone: Alibe Parsons
Cephas: Danny Sapanl

: Home Planet

9/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Laws of Evening

2/5. Shibusa. Reflections on etiquette and its ancient origins suffuse a meeting between two old acquaintances with a grace that defies the painful losses both have suffered. Fordetailsseeyesterday

: Soundscape: The Rats' Tales

2/5 A fight breaks out underground when an intruder invades the territory of the Tyneside sewer rats.
Meanwhile in Suffolk, one of the litter embarks on a fatal journey across the farm. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

7/13 Heather Payton looks at the big business opportunities that are being created by the very small business Of nanotechnology. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

9/10 Actress Maria Aitken and comedian Hugh Dennis join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about their three favourite paperbacks.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Bearded Ladies

6/6. The sketch show that takes a peek at modern life from a different perspective with an assortment of women behaving oddly. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina ,
Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Dave Lamb.

: The Archers

Tom gets a reality check.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, hosted by Mark Lawson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: 15 Minutes That Changed the World

2/5. Mrs McCaulay Is Carried Forward. Mrs McCaulay 's greatest desire has been thwarted by time and biology. But she's a practical woman. If plan A isn't going to work, it's time for plan B. A bittersweet comedy about trying to do something good. By Gowan Calder.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs McCaulay
Unknown: Mrs McCaulay
Unknown: Gowan Calder.
Jo: Louise Ludgate
Graeme: Nick Underwood

: Germany's Choice

As Germany prepares to go the polls, Paul Henley assesses the chances of the centre-right CDU candidate, Angela Merkel , becoming Germany's first female
Chancellor. What would a Merkel government look like and is she the woman to rescue Germany's ailing economy? Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Paul Henley
Unknown: Angela Merkel

: 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

: Case Notes

2/8. New Choices in the NHS. Choose and Book is a new electronic service that allows patients to select which hospital they are referred to. A recent survey showed that cleaner hospitals were a top patient priority while "where to have an operation" came bottom. So Dr Mark Porter asks why this new system is being implemented and whether it will really help patients get better healthcare. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

2/10. Eugene de Rastignac sets out to conquer Parisian society and gets a glimpse into Old Goriot's heart. Balzac's towering and compassionate classic, set in 1819, read by Benedict Cumberbatch. For details see yesterday


Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.

: Happy Families

2/4. It's a Dad's Life. Scouse comedian Steve Gribbin takes a musical romp through the highs and lows of fatherhood. Starring Martin Hyder , Jo Enright and Lydon Connah. Music by Steve Gribbin : Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Steve Gribbin
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Lydon Connah.
Music By: Steve Gribbin
Producer: Helen Williams

: Brains for Sale

As school and university students copy and cheat their way to success, Hugh Levinson exposes the secret world of academic plagiarism. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: News

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

2/5. By Tom Holland.


Unknown: Tom Holland.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Steinway. Judith Kampfner records the making of a grand piano in the company's New York workshops


Unknown: Judith Kampfner

: Westway

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Stories by Somerset Maugham (3/5) The Promise, read by Anton Lesser


Stories By: Somerset Maugham
Read By: Anton Lesser

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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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