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But First This...


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with sensational Simon Parkin, amazing Andi Peters, sparkling Stephanie Lowe and some of your favourite programmes, starting with:
Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

9.25am Why Don't You...?
A phone call sends the gang hurrying for the ferry. Verity's bag has everything they need - although the soup isn't quite as she planned. Ben stays behind doing something mysterious in the cellar.
BBC North West (R)

10.00am News; Weather
followed by Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Snoopy Foot
A cartoon based on the Peanuts strip by CHARLES M. SCHULTZ (R)

10.30am Playbus

The Why Bird Stop
What would you put on the 'd' shelf? Simon and Why have a few ideas.
Story: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by LAURA JOFFE NUMEROFF

Five to Eleven with Jancis Harvey

11.00am News; Weather
followed by Popeye Double Bill

11.15am The O Zone
with Andy Crane
Today Bros fly back from France with their new single and there's TV's first look at the new top 40.

11.25am Superman
The Deadly Rock

11.50am Bananaman
Destination Danger (R)


Presenter ("But First This"): Simon Parkin
Presenter ("But First This"): Andi Peters
Presenter ("But First This"): Stephanie Lowe
Presenter ("Rolf Harris Cartoon Time"): Rolf Harris
Assistant Producer ("Why Don't You?"): Russell Davies
Producer ("Why Don't You?"): Kirsty Fisher
Based on the Peanuts strip by ("Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show"): Charles M. Schultz
Bus driver ("Playbus"): Simon Davies
Puppeteer ("Playbus"): Fiona Beynon Brown
Story ("Playbus"): Laura Joffe Numeroff
Music ("Playbus"): Richard Brown
Designer ("Playbus"): Tony Lawrence
Producer ("Playbus"): Barbara Roddam
Unknown ("Five to Eleven"): Jancis Harvey
Presenter ("The O Zone"): Andy Crane
Guests ("The O Zone"): Bros
Researcher ("The O Zone"): Louise Musgrave

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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.

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