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: King Greenfingers

The King picks some strawberries. Repeat........

: Teletubbies

Christmas in Finland
The quartet listen to seasonal singing.
Shown yesterday at 10am on BBC1

: Yogi's Treasure Hunt

Cartoon capers with the opportunist bear. Repeatl

: To Me ... to You

Schools game show, with the Chuckle Brothers. Today's guest is Animal Hospital presenter
ShaunaLowry. Repeat Subtitled .

: Eek! The Cat

Eek tries to redirect
Christmas present. Repeat

: Taz-mania

Taz is left to look after his younger brother and sister..........

: Animal Winter Warmers

Among the wildlife captured in the last of the series are the squirrels, hedgehogs and hares that help to brighten up the bleak landscape of the British winter. Meanwhile, presenter Charlotte
Uhlenbroek explores the forests and lochs of the Scottish Highlands....

: The Tales of Caunterbury

Animated adaptation of Chaucer's
Canterbury Tales, shown at 7.30pm last night, in the original Middle English.
To Caunterbury with Ful Devout Corage
As the pilgrims near Canterbury, there are three stories still to be told.


Unknown: Ful Devout Corage

: The Simpsons

A triple bill of anarchic animation.
12.30 Radio Bart.
A birthday gift gives Bart an idea for the perfect practical joke. Featuring the voice of Sting as himself. Repeat
At 12.50 Old Money. Grampa resents a day out spent with the family. Repeat
At 1.15 Black Widower. Aunt Selma starts dating Sideshow Bob, Bart's deadly arch-enemy. With the guest voice of Kelsey Grammar as Sideshow Bob.
Code for 12.50-1.15pm Code for 1.15-1.40pm Code for 12.30-1.40pm (not PDC)

: Rex the Runt

1.40 Easter Island. The gang crash their helicopter. With the voice of Eddie Izzard. At 1.50 TooManyDogs. Thedogslose their home. With the voice of Paul Merton.
Repeat Digital widescreen
Videoplus code for 1.40-1. 50pm ...... Code for 1.50-2pm ........................ Code for 1.40-2pm (not PDC) ...........


Unknown: Eddie Izzard.
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Show Jumping

Clare Balding introduces highlights from the Grand Hall. Olympia, of the 27th year of this traditional pre-Christmas show, including the World Cup qualifier and the Grand Prix. Commentary by Stephen Hadley and Michael Tucker. ........


Commentary By: Stephen Hadley
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.

: The West

Speck of the Future: 1848-56. The discovery of gold in 1848 in California's American river brought a stampede of treasure seekers into the Sierra Nevada. Peter Coyote narrates. Subtitled. The West continues tomorrow at 12.40pm


Unknown: Sierra Nevada.

: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Continuing the season of westerns. Starring John Wayne.

A US Cavalry officer suffers a setback on his last mission and is "retired" before he can take further action. To avert a full-scale Indian war, he decides to act alone.

(1949. U) (Subtitled)
("Shenandoah" is tomorrow at 2.05pm)
(See Films: pages 43-79)


Director: John Ford
Captain Brittles: John Wayne
Olivia: Joanne Dru
Lieutenant Cohill: John Agar
Tyree: Ben Johnson
Lieutenant Pennell: Harry Carey Jr

: The Simpsons: Bart Gets an Elephant

Bart wins an unusual, loveable but very expensive competition present that threatens the family with bankruptcy.

: Rex the Runt

The City Shrinkers. The gang fiddle the lottery and win a prize they find very hard to handle. Repeated tomorrow at 12.20pm
Digital widescreen Subtitled ..

: Star Trek: the NextGeneration

A Matter of Time. The Enterprise is heading for Penthara Four, where a massive dust cloud threatens ecological disaster.
An uninvited visitor appears on the bridge claiming to be a historian from the future. But he refuses to offer constructive advice when events start to go wrong. Repeat Star Trek: Voyager - Sunday 27 at 6.15pm

: Rex the Runt

Adventures in Telly (part 1). In the first of a three-part episode, Bad Bob shoots the TV, forcing the gang out on an adventure. Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
Digital widescreen Subtitled ...


Unknown: Bad Bob

: Beowulf

Animation. A hideous creature emerges from the swamp to wreak havoc on the court of King H rothgar of the Danes. When the warrior Beowulf hears of the devastation, he takes up the challenge to fight the monster. Featuringthe voices of: DirectorYuri Kulakov ; Series editors Martin Lamb and Penelope Middelboe


Unknown: Directoryuri Kulakov
Unknown: Penelope Middelboe
Narrator: Derek Jacobi
Beowulf: Joseph Rennes
Hrothgar: Timothy West
Queen: Anna Calder Marshall
Unferth: Michael Feast
Wiglaf: Michael Sheen
Hygelac: John Castle
Peasant: James Greene
Aschere: Nicholas Woodeson
Wulfgar: Robert Blythe

: Gary Rhodes's Perfect Christmas

Gary Rhodes shows how to cook the perfect Christmas lunch with the minimum of fuss and stress.
Among secrets revealed are how to dish up a turkey within four hours.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)
Naughty but spice: page 29


Presenter/Chef: Gary Rhodes
Director: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Mandy Cooper

: Home Front

A special edition of the interior-design show in which Jocasta Innes journeys to
America to see how homes in New England are transformed forthe festive season.
Back in England,
Nishma Chande is conscripted by two daughters who want to show their father-a London vicar-that Christmas dining rooms need not be uniformly magnolia, and that crackers can come with a real twist. Plus Anne McKevitt giving the ultimate present to a very special friend. Editor Franny Moyle
Digital widescreen Subtitled 750 7


Unknown: Jocasta Innes
Unknown: Nishma Chande
Unknown: Anne McKevitt
Editor: Franny Moyle

: Dad's Army

Turkey Dinner. The platoon plan a meal for local pensioners.
Written by Jimmy Perry. David Croft : Producer DavidCroft Repeat


Written By: Jimmy Perry.
Written By: David Croft
CaptMainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corp Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender

: Goodness Gracious Me

The Asian comedy sketch show features the Coopers sitting down to their Christmas dinner and the staging of the very cosmopolitan Hounslow nativity play. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar , KulvinderGhir, Meera Syal , Nina Wadia , Fiona Allen , Dave Lamb.
Director Nick Wood : Producer Anil Gupta
Digital widescreen Subtitled ....


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Fiona Allen
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Director: Nick Wood
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Louis Theroux'sWeird Christmas

On the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York, Louis Theroux takes an offbeat look atthe festive season byjoiningfourof the people he first met in his Weird Weekends series.
These diverse individuals - united only by their singlemindedness- are Mike, who craves success as a folk singer, Randy, who's planningto save New York from the Devil, JJ, set to feature in a porn shoot, and the Reverend Robert Short , bearing an important message from a distant galaxy.
Director Geoffrey O'Connor ; Executive producer David Mortimer A new series of Louis Theroux 's Weird Weekends begins in the spring


Unknown: Louis Theroux
Unknown: Robert Short
Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Producer: David Mortimer
Unknown: Louis Theroux

: Seven Samurai

' Classic action drama. concluding the Akira Kurosawa tribute season.
Starring Takashi Shimura
In the 17th century, villagers hire samurai warriors to defend their property from an annual raid by bandits. In Japanese with English subtitles. Widescreen.
(1954. PG) Black and white . ♦ See Films: pp 43-79 *****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Akira Kurosawa
Unknown: Takashi Shimura
Kambei: Takashi Shimura
Kikuchiyo: Toshiro Mifune
Gorabei: Yoshio Inaba
Kyuzo: Seiji Miyaguchi
Heihachi: Minoru Chiaki
Shichiroji: Daisuke Kato
Katsushiro: Isao Kimura
Manzo: Kamatari Fujiwara

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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