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: Teletubbies

Trickle Painting. Shown yesterday at 9.50am.

: Postman Pat


: Arthur

Animation. The aardvark experiences New Year's Eve. Repeat

: Brambly Hedge

Animation. Winter descends on the little mice.

: Yogi's Treasure Hunt

More sailing ship adventures. Repeat

: Blue Peter Review of the Year

Shown yesterday at 4.20pm

: Taz-Mania

Cartoon fun. An anthropologist studies Taz's family.

: 911 Live in Malaysia

Behind the scenes on the group's recent tour.

: The Fame Game: New Year Special

Jade, Sarah, Justin and Tom reflect on the year and look to the future.

: Teletubbies

Catherine's Toy Farm
Bo Peep loses her sheep.

: Children's BBC: Rotten Ralph


: The Little Rascals

Comedy based on the Hal Roach Our Gang children's series.
The He-Man Woman Haters Club is a gang of boys who don't talk to girls. When a club member is overheard confessing his love for a girl, the others plan revenge. (1994, U)
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Penelope Spheeris

: Wipeout Celebrity Specials

Jim Bowen , Anna Walker and Paul Ross join host Bob Monkhouse in a charity edition of the quiz. (Subtitled)


Panellist: Jim Bowen
Panellist: Anna Walker
Panellist: Paul Ross
Presenter: Bob Monkhouse

: Laughing for Ages

Stephen Tompkinson concludes his comic look at history with a potted version of the past 50 years and what may lie ahead.


Presenter: Stephen Tompkinson

: News and Weather; Regional News


: Neighbours

Toadie's worst fears are confirmed, Hannah and Paul need to raise some money fast, and the Kennedys have a dinner to welcome Karl home, but will Libby behave?
Repeated at 4.45pm (Subtitled)

: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Musical fantasy starring Dick Van Dyke.
An inventor restores a clapped-out racing car with the help of his eccentric father and two children, but the vehicle turns out to have magical powers. (1968, U)
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Ken Hughes
Caractacus Potts: Dick Vandyke
Truly Scrumptious: Sally Ann Howes
Grandpa Potts: Lionel Jeffries
Baron Bomburst: Gert Frobe
Baroness Bomburst: Anna Quayle
Toymaker: Benny Hill
Lord Scrumptious: James Robertson-Justice
Child catcher: Robert Helpmann

: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

A look at the world of children's television from its early origins to the present, with clips and celebrity interviews.
See today's choices. (Subtitled)
To Vote: see Ceefax page 615 for a list of your favourite BBC children's programmes and send your nominations to [address removed], or website: [web address removed]

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.25pm. (Subtitled)

: News; Weather; Regional News


: K-9

Crime comedy starring James Belushi.
Tom Dooley is a crazy cop just one step away from nailing the drugs bust of his life. His only problem is that no one will work with him - no-one except Jerry Lee, a highly trained alsatian police dog with the best nose in the business. (1989, 15)
See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Rod Daniel
Thomas Dooley: James Belushi
Tracy: Mel Harris
Lyman: Kevin Tighe
Lt Brannigan: Ed O'Neill
Lt Byers: James Handy
Halstead: Daniel Davis
Gilliam: Cotter Smith
Freddie: John Snyder
Benny the Mule: Pruitt Taylor Vince
Dillon: Sherman Howard
Chad: Jeff Allin
Dr Saunders: Bob Ari
Ernie: Jerry Levine

: World's Strongest Man

The Moroccan port of Tangiers is the venue for the start of the final of this year's strongman contest. The five heats have whittled the contenders down to the very best of the world's strength athletes for one final series of strength, endurance and agility tests. The contest, which has been previously won by Britons Geoff Capes and Gary Taylor, reaches a climax in Tetouan, one of Morocco's oldest towns.
Presented by John Inverdale. (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)


Presenter: John Inverdale
Commentary: Paul Dickenson
Director: Dave Wood
Producer: Rupert Rumney

: Apollo 13

Space drama, based on actual events, starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon.
1970: Apollo 13 mission to the Moon is hit by disaster when an oxygen tank explodes in the spacecraft. Following the initial damage report, it seems as if there is little hope of the three-man crew, led by Jim Lovell, making it back to Earth. (1995, PG)
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
See Films: pages 43-79
See James Lovell's Kind of Day: page 226


Director: Ron Howard
Jim Lovell: Tom Hanks
Fred Haise: Bill Paxton
Jack Swigert: Kevin Bacon
Ken Mattingly: Gary Sinise
Gene Kranz: Ed Harris
Marilyn Lovell: Kathleen Quinlan
Barbara Lovell: Mary Kate Schellhardt
Susan Lovell: Emily Ann Lloyd
Jeffrey Lovell: Miko Hughes
Jay Lovell: Max Elliott Slade
Blanch Lovell: Jean Speegle Howard
Mary Haise: Tracy Reiner
Pete Conrad: David Andrews
Jane Conrad: Michelle Little
DekeSlayton: Chris Ellis
Nasa director: Joe Spano
Henry Hurt: Xander Berkeley
Glynn Lunney: Marc McClure
John Young: Ben Marley

: News; Regional News; Weather

John Kettley (Subtitled)


Weatherman: John Kettley

: Airplane II: the Sequel

Comedy starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty.
Following his chaotic adventures in the first movie, pilot Ted Striker escapes from hospital and boards the first passenger shuttle to the Moon, knowing that essential test work has not been done. His skills are called upon when the captain is gassed and another crew member turns to jelly. (1982, 15) (Subtitled)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79


Director: Ken Finkleman
Ted Striker: Robert Hays
Elaine: Julie Hagerty
McCroskey: Lloyd Bridges
Captain Oveur: Peter Graves
Murdock: William Shatner
Simon: Chad Everett
Jacobs: Stephen Stucker
Jimmie: Oliver Robins
Bomber: Sonny Bono
Judge: Raymond Burr
Sarge: Chuck Connors
Commissioner: John Dehner
Kruger: Rip Torn
Unger: Kent McCord
Dunn: James Awatson
Dr Stone: John Vernon
Testa: Laurene London
Singer: Jack Jones

: Fletch Lives

Comedy mystery starring Chevy Chase, Julianne Phillips.
Reckless reporter and master of disguise IM "Fletch" Fletcher returns, this time travelling to Louisiana to claim his inheritance-an 80-acre plantation called Belle Isle. Fletch is looking forward to a lifetime of tennis, mint juleps and southern belles, but the delusion doesn't last long because things at Belle Isle aren't what they seem and a killer is just around the corner. (1989, PG) (Subtitled)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79
Followed by Weather


Director: Michael Ritchie
Fletch: Chevy Chase
Becky Ann Culpepper: Julianne Phillips
Ham Johnson: Hal Holbrook
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth: R Lee Ermey
Frank Walker: Richard Libertini
Ben Dover: Randall "Tex" Cobb
Calculus: Cleavon Little
Gillet: George Wyner
Amanda Ray Ross: Patricia Kalember

: BBC News 24

The continuous- news station with bulletins on the hour.
(to 6.00)

About this project

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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