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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Highlights of Breakfast available at www.bbc.co.uk/breakfast


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: Hospital Heroes

Phil McCarthy operates on an air stewardess with two holes in her heart.


Unknown: Phil McCarthy

: Homes under theHammer

From Stoke-on-Trent, Slough and Derbyshire. Followed by News; Weather

: Buy It,

Sell It, Bank it?
Two developers battle for a self-contained flat in Beckton in east London.

: Cash in the Attic

Photographer Laurie Braham tries to sell his clutter to fund a trip to Norway. Followed by News; Weather


Unknown: Laurie Braham

: Bargain Hunt

Searching for the best buys at the Bob Evans antiques fair in Coventry. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Bob Evans

: BBC News: Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Doctors

Daylight Robbery. Archie intervenes when he thinks double-glazing salesmen are taking advantage of a patient.
Writer Tina Walker


Unknown: Tina Walker
Archie Hallam: Matt Kennard
Kirsten Lind: Vanessa Hehir
Alex Paynter: Will Beer
Ida Wright: Margaret John

: Diagnosis Murder

Hard-Boiled Murder. Dr Sloan and Joe Mannix are thrown together to unravel a case of corruption.


Unknown: Joe Mannix

: News; Weather

Regional News

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

The friends prepare for Christmas.

Then Prank Patrol Pocketsize

: CBBC: Blue Peter

Andy visits the set of Coronation Street.

: CBBC: Newsround

: Weakest Link

Tactical quiz.

: BBC News


: The One Show

With Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Christine Bleakley.

: The Royal Variety Performance

The celebrated Palladium theatre in the heart of London's West End is tonight's venue for the 80th annual entertainment spectacular in which some of the biggest stars in the world come together to perform in front of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
With a line-up boasting everything from a special one-off reunion of Cliff Richard and The Shadows to the Robbie-less pop superstars Take That, and the raunchy gyrations of the Pussycat Dolls to the all-male dance company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the evening is sure to have something to appeal to all tastes.
George Sampson , the 15-year-old winner of Britain's Got Talent, will perform a brand new dance routine, and three of the world's hottest female singers - Leona Lewis , Duffy and Rihanna - will also be strutting their stuff.
Comedy comes courtesy of Peter Kay (as his chart-topping alter-ego Geraldine McQueen), Jimmy Carr, Michael Mcintyre, Rhod Gilbert, and double act Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller.
Theatreland box offices are sure to get a boost after the companies of Jersey Boys, Zorro, The Lion King and La Cage aux Folles give viewers a free preview of what they have to offer.
And a royal occasion wouldn't be complete without Queen guitarist Brian May, who will rock out with Wicked star Kerry Ellis, while another unlikely partnership comes in the form of Josh Groban's duet with Last Choir Standing winners Only Men Aloud. Director Richard Valentine; Producer Dominic Smith
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel George Sampson answers One Final Question: page

The Royal Variety Performance 7.30pm BBC1, BBC HD
If proof were needed that TV talent shows are taking over the world, just look at the line-up tonight: making their "royal" debuts are The X Factor's Leona Lewis (right), Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson and the victors of Last Choir Standing, Only Men Aloud. Even Peter Kay gets in on the act by appearing as his Irish talent show-winning alter ego Geraldine McQueen. But as this is Quality Street-type entertainment, there should be something for everyone.
Topping the bill are Take That, while the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Duffy and pop veterans Cliff Richard and The Shadows (yes, they've reformed to celebrate their 50th anniversary) are also performing.
Of course, it's the comics who'll have the toughest job: will Prince Charles burst out laughing as he did at We Are Most Amused, his 60th birthday comedy gala, when Jimmy Carr, Michael Mcintyre and Armstrong and Miller take to the stage? Jane Rackham George Sampson answers One Final Question: page 146


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: George Sampson
Singers: Leona Lewis
Unknown: Peter Kay
Unknown: Geraldine McQueen
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Michael McIntyre
Unknown: Rhod Gilbert
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Ben Miller.
Guitarist: Brian May
Unknown: Kerry Ellis
Unknown: Josh Groban
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Dominic Smith
Unknown: George Sampson

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Then Weather with Rob McElwee.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Rob McElwee.

: Medium

16/16; series four. Drowned World. Allison helps a couple who are convinced their house is haunted.


Allison DuBois: Patricia Arquette
Joe DuBois: Jake Weber
DA Manuel Devalos: Miguel Sandoval
Meghan Doyle: Kelly Preston
Ariel DuBois: Sofia Vassilieva
Detective Lee Scanlon: David Cubrtt
Bridgette DuBois: Maria Lark

: Junior Bonner

Earthy drama starring Steve McQueen as a rodeo star who returns to his home town in Arizona to enter an annual contest and is shocked to find land developers on the site where his home once stood. Film of the Day: page 44.
Director Sam Peckinpah (1972, PG) Then National Lottery Update; Weatherview


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Junior Bonner: Steve McOueen
Ace Bonner: Robert Preston
Elvira Bonner: Ida Lupino
Curly Bonner: Joe Don Baker
Charmagne: Barbara Leiqh
Buck Roan: Ben Johnson

: Sign Zone

Signed. Repeats are not indicated.
Louis Theroux : Law and Disorder in Philadelphia 1/2. The journalist patrols violent cities.
2.15 Stephen Fry in America 5/6. Nevada.
3.15 The People's Hospital 6/8. Battling disease.
3.45 Indian Food Made Easy 4/6. Tarka dal.
4.15 Helicopter Heroes With Rav Wilding.


Unknown: Louis Theroux
Unknown: Stephen Fry

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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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