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: Pingu

Ends 11.00am Penguin antics.

: Teletubbies

Lambs. Some children feed lambs.

: Tweenies

Corner Shop. Judy buys some items for a picnic.

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

The tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddleduck.


Unknown: Tom Kitten
Unknown: Jemima Puddleduck.

: Brambly Hedge

Animated tales.
Spring Story. The mice hold a surprise birthday party for Wilfred Toadflax.
Repeated at 10.35am


Unknown: Wilfred Toadflax.

: Tom and Jerry Kids

Animated cat-and-mouse antics.

: Inch High Private Eye

Animated action with the diminutive detective.

: Lyddle

Drama, set in Canada in the 1860s, about a young girl's journey of self-discovery from a farm to the heart of the industrial age.

: Blue Peter Flies the World

Highlights from 1999. Including the summer expedition to Australia, a new rollercoaster in America, an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and dancing in St Petersburg.
(Repeated tomorrow at 8.15am on BBC2)

: Brambly Hedge: Poppy's Babies

Animated tales.
Shown at 7.15am

: Theodore Rex

Comedy fantasy starring
Whoopi Goldberg. In a city of the future, police detective
Katie Coltrane is teamed up with an ambitious rookie dinosaur.
Director Jonathan Betuel (1995. PG)
Films: pp 56-64 **


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg.
Unknown: Katie Coltrane
Director: Jonathan Betuel

: Top of the Pops Special - Will Smith

A look back at Smith's career, from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Men in Black to his musical life as a rap artist.

: Wipeout

The return of the weekday elimination quiz show, with Bob Monkhouse.


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.

: Passport to the Sun

Weekday series looking at life in Majorca during the holiday season. Today, a British couple who've started a new life running a bar, plus film star
Michael Douglas on why he holidays on the island every year. Presented by Liza Tarbuck.


Unknown: Michael Douglas
Presented By: Liza Tarbuck.

: Fly Away Home

Drama based on a true story, starring Jeff Daniels. Amy and her father teach some goslings to fly after rescuing a clutch of goose eggs from a building site. Director Carroll Ballard (1996. U)
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Unknown: Jeff Daniels.
Director: Carroll Ballard

: The Wonderful World of Puppets

Celebrities recall favourite TV puppets, and cameras provide an insight into the work of creators and operators.
See Choice.

: Final Score

Today's sports results, with Ray StUbbS.


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.

: BBC News

: Regional News


: Big Break - Snooker Scrapbook

Jim Davidson and John Virgo look back at the best moments from the snooker-based game show.


Presenter: Jim Davidson
Presenter: John Virgo

: A Question of Pop

Jamie Theakston hosts a pop quiz based on A Question of Sport, featuring familiar rounds such as What Happened Next?, Mystery Guest and the Pictureboard. Team captains Tony Hadley and Suggs are joined by singers
Robin Gibb , Beverley Knight , Paul Cattermore from S Club 7 and Billie. This one-off special will be followed by a new series due to start in the spring.
Director Joanna Ball : Producer Robin Ashbrook


Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Tony Hadley
Singers: Robin Gibb
Singers: Beverley Knight
Singers: Paul Cattermore
Director: Joanna Ball
Producer: Robin Ashbrook

: The World's Strongest Man

After the five heats the competition in Malta reaches its climax with ten finalists battling it out for the title. Presented by John Inverdale.
Series producer Rupert Rumney


Presented By: John Inverdale.
Producer: Rupert Rumney

: Animal Sanctuary

John Craven takes a trip to Australia to visit the Warrawong sanctuary near Adelaide, dedicated to saving rare regional species on the brink of extinction. They include such exotic creatures as miniature kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, bilbies, woylies and long-nosed potoroos.
Director Alan Miller


Unknown: John Craven
Director: Alan Miller

: EastEnders

Are Mel and Ian really finished? Steve is apprehensive over Matthew's release. Ricky meets a beautiful stranger. while an unwelcome visitor spells trouble for Beppe.
This week's episodes written by Marc Peirson and Julian Perkins ; Producer David Boulter ; Director Angie De Chastelai Smith
For cast see Thursday WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders Soap and Flannel: page 37


Written By: Marc Peirson
Written By: Julian Perkins
Producer: David Boulter

: Mrs Brown

Costume drama starring Judi Denchand Billy Connolly.
Queen Victoria's staff are concerned about her prolonged period of mourning following the death of Prince Albert, so they summon servant John Brown , a favourite riding companion of her late husband, to help lift her depression.
Director John Madden (1997. PG)
Films: pp 56-64 *****


Unknown: Judi Denchand
Unknown: Billy Connolly.
Unknown: John Brown
Director: John Madden
Queen Victoria: Judi Dench
John Brown: Billy Connolly
Benjamin Disraeli: Antony Sher
Henry Ponsonby: Geoffrey Palmer
DrJenner: Richard Pasco
Bertie, Prince of Wales: David Westhead
Archie Brown: Gerard Butler
Lady Ely: Bridget McConnel
Lady Churchill: Georgie Glen
in waiting: Catherine O'Donnell
Princess Alexandra: Sara Stewart
Princess Helena: Finty Williams
Princess Louise: Claire Nicolson
Princess Alice: Hattie Ladbury
Prince Alfred: Oliver Kent
Prince Arthur: Alex Menzies
Prince Leopold: Simon McKerrell

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Regional News
Weather with David Braine


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: David Braine

: Match of the Day

Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the new year's first FA Premiership fixtures. Featuring Wimbledon v Sunderland from Selhurst Park, with the Wearsiders aiming for a place in Europe, thanks largely to the goal-scoring exploits of Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn , and the Dons making a solid recovery after a shaky start to the season. Plus goals and action from the rest of the Premiership programme. With analysis by Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking and commentary from John Motson , Tony Gubba and Gerald Sinstadt.
Producer Phil Bigwood ; Editor Paul Armstrong
Followed by Weatherview


Introduces: Gary Lineker
Unknown: Kevin Phillips
Unknown: Niall Quinn
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt.
Producer: Phil Bigwood
Editor: Paul Armstrong

: To Be or Not to Be

Comedy starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. During the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War, two actors become accidentally involved with the Polish Resistance and put their theatre group in danger.
Director Alan Johnson (1983. PG) Films: pp 56-64 ***


Director: Alan Johnson
Frederick Bronski: Mel Brooks
Anna Bronski: Anne Bancroft
Lieutenant Andre Sobinski: Tim Matheson
Colonel Erhardt: Charles Durning
Professor Siletski: Jose Ferrer
Captain Schultz: Christopher Lloyd
Ravitch: George Gaynes

: BBC News 24

Ends 6.00am

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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.

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