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: See Hear Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

Cartoon animation about an heiress who tries to escape the clutches of her evil uncle, the Hooded Claw

: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Fireman Sam

Animation. Bella has a busy Saturday dealing with lost cats and chip pan fires.
(Repeated at 2pm)


Narrator: John Alderton

: The Record

Parliamentary update.

: Daytime on Two

(Note: repeats are not indicated)

9.00 Standard Grade English: Jawbox
(ages 14-16) (Stereo)

9.20 The Geography Programme: People and the Physical Environment
(ages 11-16) (Stereo)

9.45 Watch: Festivals and Celebrations
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

A halt at the Playground Stop. Chris, Peggy, Why and friends visit Drusilla's Zoo in Sussex.

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Come Outside: A Letter
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Teaching Today: Primary Science - Classification

11.15 Clementine: SOS La Terre
(ages 14-16) (Stereo)

11.30 The English Collection: Arthur Miller
(ages 14+) (Stereo)

: See Hear

With signing and subtitles.

(Shown on Sunday at 10.15am on BBC1) (Stereo)

: Working Lunch

A look at the latest business and consumer news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Teaching Today: Art Classics 2

1.30 Showcase: English and Drama

1.40 Hotch Potch House: Bend and Stretch
It's Woolie's birthday.
(ages 3-5)

: Children's BBC: Fireman Sam

(Shown at 8.20am)

: Call My Bluff

Word game, with referee Bob Holness and teams captained by writer Alan Coren and comedian Sandy Toksvig.


Presenter: Bob Holness
Team captain: Alan Coren
Team captain: Sandy Toksvig

: Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke delivers his fourth Budget, the last before the general election.
David Dimbleby introduces live coverage of his speech and reaction to it.
For the first time, Peter Snow takes to the road with his computer analysis, explaining the Budget statement in detail and testing the changes on families in Dudley in the West Midlands, and Diana Madill is in Leeds to question members of the public about their views.

Budget Web Site: for the latest developments, access [web address removed]


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Peter Snow
Reporter: Diana Madill
Director: Rob Hopkin
Editor: Alexandra Henderson
Speaker: Kenneth Ciarke

: Snooker

Coverage from the Guild Hall in Preston of two third-round UK Championship matches. Ronnie O'Sullivan was one of the players expected to be on table one, while Nigel Bond and Mark Williams were scheduled to be on table two.
Introduced by David Vine.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Clive Everton
Commentator: Ray Edmonds
Commentator: John Spencer
Commentator: John Virgo
Commentator: Dennis Taylor

: The Verdict: The Bill

The third of six programmes in a series which sheds light on the legal system.

Last year the Law Society received more than 20,000 complaints about solicitors, many from people shocked by the size of their bills. Reporter David Rose investigates how solicitors calculate their costs, including the practice of "uplift", which enables lawyers to bump up their bills for everything from thinking about a case to having an idea while at home in the bath. Posing as a customer, Rose tests the willingness of solicitors in Derby to talk about money and meets a local bus driver who has taught himself law and offers legal advice for free.


Reporter: David Rose
Series Producer: Emily Smyth
Editor: Mark Wakefield

: University Challenge

This week's students have to tackle questions on everything from nuclear physics to laundry symbols. Find out just what the teams do and do not know as King's College, London, take on Keble College, Oxford, for place in round two of the cerebral quiz. Jeremy Paxman is the question master.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Chris Power
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Food and Drink

Michael Barry and guest chef Robert Carrier cook a vegetarian Italian dish of tagliolini with sun-dried tomatoes, courgettes and yellow peppers, while J illy Goolden and Oz Clarke cycle through Spain's
Rueda Valley visiting wine-makers. Plus the programme gives details of Spanish wines available in the UK that will be taste-tested next week. Presented by Chris Kelly. See today's choices
ProducerMoyra Rose; Series producer Tim Hincks
INFORMATION: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Robert Carrier
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Presented By: Chris Kelly.
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Snooker

Live coverage from the Guild Hall in Preston as the competition continues forthe last two places in the quarter-finals of the UK Championship.

: When Rover Met BMW: Bonding

Fourth of afive-part documentary series which takes a behind-the-scenes look at
Rover as it adjusts to living with its new German owners, BMW.

Members of the workforces of Rover and BMW come face to face in a bonding project designed to help integrate the English part of the company into the German family. It's bacon and eggs for the German engineers in Birmingham and beer on the job for the Brits in Bavaria. For the union leaders and Rover apprentices from the UK it also provides a chance to see how the other half lives. But for Rover's British chief executive it's the end of the line.


Producer: Jill Nicholls

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Mark Lamarr poses the questions for teams captained by comedians Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus in the pop-quiz series. Panellists are Martin Chambers from the Pretenders, OMD's Andy McCluskey, and singer David McAlmont. With guest comedian Bob Mortimer.


Presenter: Mark Lamarr
Team captain: Sean Hughes
Team captain: Phill Jupitus
Panellist: Martin Chambers
Panellist: Andy McCluskey
Panellist: David McAlmont
Comedian: Bob Mortimer
Executive Producer: Peter Fincham

: Budget Broadcast

By the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kenneth Clarke.

(Shown at 9.30pm on BBC1 and at 10.40pm on ITV)


Speaker: Kenneth Clarke

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman and the Newsnight team provide the day's analysis of the crucial economic and political messages in the last Budget before the general election.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain: R Is for Rhum

The island of Rhum in the Inner Hebrides harbours Kinloch Castle, a revelation of Edwardian sumptuousness. Lucinda Lambton takes a tour and discovers a silk-walled ballroom.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Neil Crombie
Executive Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Midnight Hour

The political chat show. Presented by Lesley Riddoch.
Further Information: see Ceefax page 622


Presenter: Lesley Riddoch

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30 Renewable Energies
1.30 Resources, Environment and Politics

Nightschool TV
2.00 Geography

BBC Focus
4.00 Teaching and Learning with IT
Computers and the Christmas market.
4.30 Teaching and Learning with IT
Benefits of portable computers.
5.00 Inside Europe
(Repeat) (Stereo)
5.30 Film Education: Matilda

Open University
6.00 Relative Risk: The Human Genome Project
6.50 The Chemistry of the Invisible
Exploring the chemist's world.

Free Learning Zone Guide: call [number removed]

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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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