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: Breakfast

Presented by Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt. Including
NewsWatch at 7.45.


Presented By: Susanna Reid
Presented By: Charlie Stayt.

: Saturday Kitchen

Matt Dawson faces his food heaven or hell. 7ZBBC MAGAZINES: Good Food. E3.20; Olive, £3.40, both out monthly


Unknown: Matt Dawson

: Nigella's ChristmasKitchen

1/3; series two. The Big Freeze Nigella prepares dishes that can be frozen until needed, including pumpkin and sweet potato soup, mincemeat pies, and a lamb and date tagine.

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Football Focus

Preview of the weekend's Premier League fixtures.
Press red 2.30-6pm for football news and results, and 6am-12.15pm for
Mark Lawrenson 's his predictions and interviews (limited availability on Freeview)


Unknown: Mark Lawrenson

: Snooker

Live coverage of the opening day of the UK championship at the Telford International Centre as Shaun Murphy begins the defence of his title. Hazel Irvine presents with Steve Davis and John Parrott. Further coverage at 4.30pm on BBC2.
Press red for live coverage from a choice of tables from 1pm until end of play (limited availability on Freeview) What Stuart Hall will be watching: page 41


Unknown: Shaun Murphy
Unknown: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott.
Unknown: Stuart Hall

: Rugby Union

Barbarians v New Zealand
Live coverage from Twickenham, where the All Blacks conclude their European tour with a match against the Baa-Baas (kick-off
2.30). With John Inverdale , and commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore.
Press red 6am-2pm for highlights of a classic Barbarians v New Zealand encounter (not Freeview)


Unknown: John Inverdale
Commentary By: Eddie Butler
Commentary By: Brian Moore.

: Final Score

Gabby Logan presents this afternoon's results.


Unknown: Gabby Logan

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Hole in the Wall

9/11. Caprice, Ben Clarke, Martin Roberts and Verity Rushworth join team captains Austin Healey and Joe Swash. (S) Simulcast on the BBC HD channel


Unknown: Ben Clarke
Unknown: Martin Roberts
Unknown: Verity Rushworth
Unknown: Joe Swash.

: Merlin

11/13; series two. The Witch's Quickening. Many have lost their lives trying to reclaim a magical relic locked in the vaults of Camelot. But ruthless warlock Alvarr intends to succeed where others failed.
Writer Jake Michie ; Executive producers Johnny Capps , Julian Murphy Director Alice Troughton Rptd tomorrow 7pm on BBC3 Merlin: Secrets and Magic is tomorrow at 7.45pm on BBC3


Unknown: Jake Michie
Producers: Johnny Capps
Producers: Julian Murphy
Director: Alice Troughton
Merlin: Colin Morgan
Gaius: Richard Wilson
Uther Pendragon: Anthony Head
Alvarr: Joseph Mawle
Voice of the Dragon: John Hurt
Arthur: Bradley James
Morgana: Katie McGrath
Gwen: Angel Coulby
Mordred: Asa Butterfield
Enmyria: Emily Beecham
Sir Radnor: Jonathan Bryan
Guard: Chris McGill

: Strictly Come Dancing

Five couples compete for a coveted place in the semi-final under the scrutiny of renowned former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell , who joins the judging panel. The results show is at 9.40pm.
Series producer Liz Foley ; Executive producer Sam Donnelly Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
RT DIRECT: Best of Strictly Come Dancing 2008 DVD only E5 (RRP E19.56) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at checkout
Dancing queen: page 10; Best foot forward: page 15


Unknown: Darcey Bussell
Producer: Liz Foley
Producer: Sam Donnelly

: Casualty

As Others See Us. Ruth is shocked when a face from her past turns up in the department.
Polly struggles to come to terms with recent events.
Writer Mark Cairns ; Producer Rebecca Hedderly
Director David O'Neill


Unknown: Mark Cairns
Producer: Rebecca Hedderly
Director: David O'Neill
Ruth Winters: Georgia Taylor
Adam Trueman: Tristan Gemmill
Polly Emmerson: Sophia Dl Martino
Lenny Lyons: Steven Miller
May Phelps: Laura Aikman
Kathleen Dixie Dixon: Jane Hazlegrove
Jeff Collier: Matt Bardock
Mi Reid: Will Sharpe
Zoe Hanna: Sunetra Sarker
Tess Bateman: Suzanne Packer
Jessica Harrison: Gillian Kearney
Big Mac: Charles Dale
Noel Garcia: Tony Marshall
Jay Fatten: Ben Turner
Sean Anderson: Richard Dlllane
Mick: Thomas Morrison
Molly: Lynda Baron
Jonathan: Anthony Grundy
Barbara: Tilly Blackwood
Don: Steve Money
Vasil: Ashley Artus
Monchil: Barry Alrd

: The Impressions Show with Culshawand Stephenson

5/8. Simon Cowell and Anne Robinson prepare to do battle, Ant and Dec get lost in the jungle, and Gordon Ramsay makes his CBeebies debut.
Director Angie de Chastelai Smith ; Producer Richard Webb


Unknown: Simon Cowell
Unknown: Anne Robinson
Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Director: Angie de Chastelai Smith
Producer: Richard Webb

: Strictly Come Dancing

There's a musical treat from superstar Bette Midler , as the couples learn who will face the the dance-off and the judges' final decision. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel


Unknown: Bette Midler

: BBC News

With Kate Silverton.
Then Weather with Rob McElwee.


Unknown: Kate Silverton.
Unknown: Rob McElwee.

: Match of the Day

Man City entertain fellow big spenders Chelsea, while West Ham welcome Man Utd to Upton Park. Producer Kelly Faulkner ; Editor Andrew Clement
Repeated tomorrow at 7.30am bbc.co.uk/football
Followed by National Lottery Update


Producer: Kelly Faulkner
Editor: Andrew Clement

: The Football League Show

Featuring Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough. Producers Chris Downham and Paul Redman
Editor Charles Balchin
Press red 3.15am-12 noon tomorrow for all the goals, round-up and debate from the Football League (limited availability on Freeview)


Producers: Chris Downham
Producers: Paul Redman
Editor: Charles Balchin

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Gordon Ramsay and Reese Witherspoon. Shown yesterday Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Reese Witherspoon.

: BBC News

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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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