2/3. John Simpson returns to Prague to speak to people who lived through the Velvet Revolution and find out how they have fared in the succeeding two decades. With communism now finding renewed support, did the fall of the Wall deliver what they hoped for their country? Producer John Murphy Repeated at 9.30pm
5/5. Plumbing the Leaks. In 2006 the outgoing ambassador to Italy, Sir Ivor Roberts, made a valedictory report so outspoken that the Foreign Office was forced to abandon the practice of allowing retiring diplomats to speak their mind. Matthew Parris marks the passing of the tradition in conversation with Roberts and others, looking at the dispatches that caused embarrassment.
Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Turn Back, u
Man (Old 124th). Joshua 23, vv6-13. The Lord Hath Been Mindful of Us (SS Wesley). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Philip Rushforth.
2/5. After a short-lived career in journalism and a stint in the army, Keith Floyd decides to become a full-time cook. His autobiography is read by Michael Cochrane. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
3/3. Westernising East Berlin. Radio feature maker Jens Jarisch returns to five places in former East Berlin that he visited for the first time after the Wall fell in 1989. Some have changed and some have not. producer Jens jansch
On the set of her new film, director Gurinder Chadha talks about her life and career, and explains how her Asian-British culture has informed her films such as Bend It like Beckham. Producer Susan Marling
Pianist Derek Paravicini is a musical savant - he possesses extraordinary musical gifts and has wowed audiences for 30 years, playing music in all styles. Yet he was born blind and with learning difficulties. Composer Matthew King learns about savant syndrome from experts who think that
Paravicini holds the key to understanding how humans make sense of music.
Producer Steven Rajam Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
New series. 1/9. David Edgar and Michael Rosen explore the language of communism and how the countries of the Eastern Bloc shed years of ideological euphemism after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Anne McElvoy shares her experiences with language in East Germany and Zoran Milutinovic examines how Serbo-Croat has changed since the break-up of Yugoslavia. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeated on Monday at llpm
7/9. Sue MacGregor is joined by Erica Wagner , literary editor at The Times, and her writer husband Francis Gilbert to discuss their favourite paperbacks, including American sci-fi writer Ursula K Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/4. The waspish stand-up is joined by Zoe Lyons , Nick Revell and Simon Greenall to direct her unique brand of populist comedy toward the Daily Express, the Leicester
Herald, cheese-and-onion-flavoured crisps and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Producer David Tyler
7/10. As gold prices hit record highs,
Jenny Cuffe reports on illegal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo and investigates what the industry can do to stop gold being used to finance insurrection and terrorism.
Producer Samantha Fenwick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
5/5. The satirist offers up more comedy, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis MacLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd
Writer and critic Michael Alexander asks what has become of TS Eliot's once-unassailable reputation as the high priest of English literature, as his complete writings are comprehensively edited for the first time. Producer Paul Bajoria
There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a
historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any
given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the
understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time
- not those of today.
To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and
50s, you can navigate by issue.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
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.