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: Breakfast News

With signing

: Children's BBC: Lassie

Fighting a forest fire.

: Children's BBC: Albert the 5th Musketeer

Cartoon capers. (Rpt) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC: Blue Peter

Shown last Friday. (Stereo)

: Songs of Praise

Shown yesterday at 6.25pm on BBC 1

: China: the Silent Minority

First in a two-part documentary looking at minority groups living in regions of China previously inaccessible to foreigners.
Part 2 tomorrow at 9.00am

: A Week to Remember

Pathe news from 1955. B/W

: Children's BBC: Playdays


: Lady for a Day

Comedy, the first of three films directed by Frank Capra. Starring Warren William, May Robson
A gangster tries to transform a fruit pedlar into a wealthy socialite for a day.
Dave the Dude WARREN WILLIAM , Apple Annie MAY ROBSON . Judge Blake GUY KIBBEE, Missouri Martin GLENDA FARRELL. Happy McGuire NED SPARKS
(1933) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 49-72
Mr Smith Goes to Washington: tomorrow at 10.25am


Directed By: Frank Capra.
Unknown: Warren William
Unknown: Warren William
Unknown: May Robson
Unknown: Judge Blake
Unknown: Missouri Martin Glenda Farrell.
Unknown: Mr Smith

: Holiday Outings

Self-catering on Spain's Costa Blanca.
* RT TRAVEL STORE: for details see tomorrow at 7.00pm on BBC 1

: PGH: a Modern Odyssey

Documentary on the life and work of Australian-bom composer
Peggy Glanville-Hicks , known as PGH........


Unknown: Peggy Glanville-Hicks

: Children's BBC: William's Wish Wellingtons

Cartoon. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: International ShowJumping

From the Grand Hall at London's Olympia. Highlights of the pre-Christmas show, includingthe World Cup qualifier.
Commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker.


Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.

: Yes Virginia, There Is aSanta Claus

Family drama starring
Charles Bronson , Richard Thomas
1897: when eight-year-old Virginia writes to the New York Sun asking if there really is a Santa Claus, cynical journalist Francis P Church is asked to reply. Francis P Church
Edward P Mitchell RICHARD THOMAS , EDWARD ASNER , Andrea
DirectorChar1esJarrott(1991) Stereo Subtitled... ♦ See Films: pages 49-72
Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: James O'Hanlon
Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Colleen Winton
Unknown: Katharine Isobel

: News

Subtitled Regional News and Weather

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz, with Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery game show. stereo ................

: Esther

EstherRantzen on workaholics. Stereo.

: Going Going Gone

The antiques auction game in which amateutfiollectors try to tell the genuine from the fake. Presented by Andy Craig , with regular panellists Jilly Goolden and Eric Knowles.
Producer Linda Clifford


Presented By: Andy Craig
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Eric Knowles.
Producer: Linda Clifford

: Space Precinct

The Witness. Fredo's daughter is struggling with hertelekinesis exercises and starts havingterrible nightmares about a serial killer. Is she simply overwrought, or is she witnessing crimes by telepathy?
The next episode is on Christmas Eve at 5.30pm
Written by Eric Gethers


Written By: Eric Gethers
Lieutenant Patrick Brogan: Ted Shackelford
OfficerJack Haldane: Rob Youngblood
Officer Jane Castle: Simone Bendix
Sally Brogan: Nancy Paul
Matt: Nic Klein
Liz: Megan Olive
Podly: Jerome Willis
Romek: Lou Hirsch
Reeve: Ben Walden
Lynn/Spnte: Jacquellne Defferary
GlenPltaki: Christopher Thomas
Fredo: David Quilter

: No Sleep till Sheffield: Pulp Go Public

Pop band Pulp have been making music since the early eighties, but they had to wait until 1995 before achieving idol status with their hit album Common People.

Tonight's documentary follows the band on tour around Britain over a period of three weeks, culminating in their triumphant homecoming to Sheffield City Hall, and shows them dealing with stardom with a mixture of bewilderment and style.

See today's choices. An extended, late-night version of this programme can be seen on Friday 22 December at 1.10am

Director Mike Connolly



Director: Mike Connolly Stereo

: The O Zone

Who is likely to fill the coveted
Christmas number one spot on the pop singles chart? Jane Middlemiss and Jamie Theakston assess the betting. Producer Paul Smith
Repeated on Christmas Eve at 1.45pm


Unknown: Jane Middlemiss
Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Producer: Paul Smith

: The Wilderness Years

The Pursuit of Power
Last in a four-part series in which high-level figures in the Labour Party look back overthe past 16 years.
Insiders tell the story of Neil Kinnock 's leadership and the behind-the-scenes plotting as senior party figures became increasingly dissatisfied with the direction in which he was taking Labour. The programme also charts the reasons for
Gordon Brown 's decision to make way for Tony Blair in the leadership elections followingthe death of John Smith. Producer Leonie Jameson ; Series producer
DenysBiakeway Stereo Subtitled .......


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: John Smith.
Producer: Leonie Jameson

: Ruth Mott's CountryChristmas

Ruth Mott prepares some seasonal recipes for the Christmas table, including chocolate and chestnut pudding, crunchy cheese celeriac, stuffed turkey legs and pork with prunes in red wine. She also reveals the secret of making spiced beef, and shares in the activities of her village as it prepares fora traditional Christmas. Director/Producer Keith Sheather Repeated tomorrow at 5.30pm


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Producer: Keith Sheather

: The X Files

End Game. Concludingthe two-part story in which Mulder and Scully investigate a confusing chain of murders.
Tonight, Scully is confronted with two Mulders and has to decide which one is real. See today's choices.


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
X: Steven Williams
MrMulder: Peter Donat
Pilot: Brian Thompson
Samantha: Megan Leitch
Lieutenant Wilson: Colin Cunningham
Captain: Garry Davey
Agent Weiss: Andrew Johnston
Able Gardner: Allan Lysell
Sharpshooter: Jb Bivens
Second doctor: Oliver Becker
Paramedic: Beatrice Zeiunger
Field doctor: Bonnie Hay
Skinner: Mitch Pileggi

: The Page Three Story

Documentary taking a look at the 25-year history of topless pin-ups on page three of British newspapers, and talking to some of the models who made their names by baring all.
See today's choices.
Director Garry Hughes ; Producer Liz Warner


Director: Garry Hughes
Producer: Liz Warner

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Goin' South

The Easy Riders season continues with a western directed by and starring Jack Nicholson
Also starring Mary Steenburgen

Down-at-heel outlaw Henry Lloyd Moon believes he is safe in Mexico, until he is seized by a posse. Moon is sentenced to hang, unless he can find a woman of property to marry him.
See Films: pages 49-72
Five Easy Pieces is tomorrow at 11.20pm


Director: Jack Nicholson
Henry Lloyd Moon: Jack Nicholson
Julia Tate: Mary Steenburgen
FrankTowfield: Christopher Lloyd
Hector: John Belushi
Clyde/Hog: Danny Devito
Hermine: Veronica Cartwright
Sheriff Andrew Kyle: Richard Bradford
Big Abe: Jeff Morris
Coogan: Tracey Walter
Effram Polty: Gerald H Reynolds
Laurette Anderson: Luana Anders
Shorty Anderson: George W Smith
Mary Haber: Lucy Lee Flippin

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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