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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Inside Stories

2/2. Bird Flu. Steve Hewlett chairs a discussion on the media's reaction to the prospective bird flu epidemic of 2006 and early 2007, in which scientific fears became banner headlines and caused panic with suggestions of a worldwide death toll of up to 150 million, despite a small number of verified cases actually occuring in the UK. Producer Tom Alban Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Tom Alban

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Now Is the Healing Time
Decreed (Solothurn). Psalm 51, vv1-9. Hide Not Thou Thy Face (Farrant). Be Thou My Guardian and My Guide (Abridge). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

2/5. Aid worker Lisa French Blaker encounters a group of desperate refugees and tries to help as many as she can. However, she is forced to make difficult decisions. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Daunt and Dervish 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Catching Up with Cancer

2/2. Penny Marshall looks at systems of cancer care throughout western Europe, asking whether the Government's cancer reform plan announced in December will enable the NHS to catch up with standards of treatment in some other countries. For details see Monday

: John Curwen and his Moveable Doh

The Rev Roy Jenkins discovers how Congregational minister John Curwen sought to defeat the curse of the Victorian age and draw people away from alcohol and into church, by making the songs and music universal.
Despite modest musical ability, he created a method enabling everyone to read and sing at first sight, tonic sol-fa.


Presenter: Rev. Roy Jenkins
Producer: Paul Evans

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Sound Makers

Reminiscences from two sound engineers involved in recording some of the greatest voices and music of the 20th century. James Lock was responsible for capturing the Three Tenors in Rome in 1990. and Geoff Emerick was instrumental in the production of three Beatles albums. producer Marya Burgess See panel


Unknown: James Lock
Unknown: Geoff Emerick
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Laura

Dramatised by Sue Eckstein from a short story by Saki. Laura falls ill while staying with her friend Amanda and her tedious husband Eabert As she rests in bed, she considers the idea of being reincarnated as an otter so she could wreak havoc on Egbert's hens.
Producer/Director Bruce Young


Dramatised By: Sue Eckstein
Narrator: Michael MacKenzie
Sir Lulworth: Benjamin Whitrow
Egbert: John Warnaby
Laura: Trene MacDouqall
Amanda: Candida Benson
Aurora: Joanna Tope

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about our environment and the natural world. producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: Home Planet PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Scene of the Crime

2/5 One Man Band. By Frances Fyfield
A man returns to the sea-front shelter where he experienced both cruelty and kindness
50 years previously. Read by David Horovitch. Producer Amber Barnfather For details see yesterday


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: Art Made in China

2/5. Roger Law discovers the Chinese taste for satire. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Roger Law

: Law in Action

3/10. Clive Coleman reports on the row in Pakistan between President Musharraf and the country's top judges. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

New series 1/8. Gardener Carol Klein and Shami Chakrabarti , director of human rights group Liberty, discuss their favourite books with guest presenter, author Kate Mosse.
Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Unknown: Kate Mosse.
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

2/4. Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney face a live studio audience with their improvised Sketch Show. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney

: The Archers

Pancake Day falls flat for Jolene.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report on the Oscar-nominated film Juno. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Daunt and Dervish

2/5. Following up their investigations at
Runnymede film studios, Daunt and Dervish are intrigued by what lies behind a locked door. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

3/10. Julian O'Halloran investigates Network Rail's performance on track maintenance and renewal, and assesses criticisms of its record on safety checks designed to prevent train crashes and derailments.
Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/9. Dr Mark Porter visits the University
Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to find out what the Department of Health's new infection strategy for England involves. He is shown how the "deep clean" aims to reduce the risk of infection and learns what hospital patients can do to reduce their risk of catching superbugs. Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Inside Stories

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: A Room with a View

2/15. Italy Was Coming at Last! By EM Forster. Juliet Stevenson reads Forster's romantic novel set in England and Italy. Lucy loses Miss Lavish, and worse follows when her Baedeker travel guide goes missing. However, she finds a different kind of company in the form Of Santa Croce. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Laurence and Gus: Hearts and Minds

New series 1/4. Comedy sketch show, written by and starring Laurence Howarth and Gus Brown , with guest performers, including Duncan Wisbey , Isy Suttie and Kate Fleetwood. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Gus Brown
Unknown: Duncan Wisbey
Unknown: Isy Suttie
Unknown: Kate Fleetwood.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

2/5. By Lisa French Blaker. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker.

: World Briefing

: correspondents' reports from around the globe

: World Business Report

financial news

: News

: The Word

with Harriett Gilbert

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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