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: Polka Dot Shorts

Animated fun with Polkaroo and friends. Repeat

: Playdays

Pre-school fun at the Playground Stop. Repeat

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Animation with the voice of Dennis Waterman. Repeat.


Unknown: Dennis Waterman.

: Snorks

Underwater antics.

: It'll Never Work

Science series.
Shown yesterday 5.10pm BBC1

: Zorro

Swashbuckling fun....

: Kilroy

Studio debate. Repeat Subtitled ..

: Style Challenge

Two mothers-to-be receive makeovers from style experts. Repeat .............

: Real Rooms

Simon Biagi and the designers add colour to a basement study. Repeat


Unknown: Simon Biagi

: The DIY Show

Today's advice focuses on fixing a wobbly chair and removing a radiator

: News

and Regional News

: Just My Luck

Comedy starring Norman Wisdom
Impoverished Norman finds some horsing about puts him on the track to happiness - or is he riding for a fall? Director John Paddy Carstairs (1957, U)
Black and white Norman Wisdown also stars in the film Man of the Moment on Friday at 11.05am * See Films: pp 42-48


Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Unknown: Norman Wisdown

: Working Lunch

With Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Quisine

Culinary quiz show, with Chris Kelly.
First shown on ITV


Unknown: Chris Kelly.

: The Beechgrove Garden

Today's edition celebrates the garden's
20th birthday. Repeat

: Glorious Goodwood

Live coverage of the opening day at one of racing's foremost meetings. Featuring the Marchpole Cup Stakes at 2.15pm. Presented by Clare Balding , with Willie Carson , Jim McGrath , Angus Loughran , Jonathan Powell , Jimmy Lindley and Graham Rock. The 2.45pm race is on BBC1. Producers Julie Griffiths , Gerry Morrison ; Executive producer Mateolm Kemp Digital widescreen


Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Willie Carson
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Angus Loughran
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Graham Rock.
Producers: Julie Griffiths
Producers: Gerry Morrison
Producer: Mateolm Kemp

: Beautiful Things

Kaffe Fassett on art and craft.....

: News

and Regional News

: Westminster

Parliamentary updates.

: News

and Regional News

: Glorious Goodwood

More from Goodwood, with the 3.50 Peugeot Gordon Stakes. Digital widescreen 1B


Unknown: Peugeot Gordon

: Geoff Hamilton's Paradise Gardens

Three gardens incorporating attractive water features. Repeat Subtitled...

: Stefan's Garden Roadshow

Stefan Buczacki visits Houghton Lodge in Hampshire. Repeat


Unknown: Stefan Buczacki

: Battersea Dogs' Home

Some of the staff celebrate Christmas by performing their own pantomime.
Repeat Subtitled ...........................................

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge show.

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Comedy series about a streetwise young man in California. Starring Will Smith. Repeat Subtitled 72671S


Unknown: Will Smith.

: Heartbreak High

An English exchange student arrives to live with the Delaines.

: The O Zone

Jamie Theakston interviews top soul vocalist Mary J Blige , and Jayne Middlemiss catches up with Brighton dance outfit Phats and Small. Plus the first showing of the video for TLC's new single. Producer Jo Pilkington ; Executive producer Mark Cooper Repeated next Sunday
Digital widescreen Subtitled .......


Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Mary J Blige
Unknown: Jayne Middlemiss
Producer: Jo Pilkington
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Home Ground

BBC Northern Ireland provides the latest in the series of films shown by BBC nations and regions. Pride and Prejudice. Tonight's programme shows how the bitter sectarianism of Ulster is regularly replicated in Scotland by supporters who follow
Glasgow Rangers and Celtic football clubs, despite all efforts to eradicate the problem. Producer Jason Holmes


Producer: Jason Holmes

: Back to the Floor ... Again

Update from the series in which bosses return to the shop floor.
Man on the Move. One year ago,
Pickfords UK director Grant Whitaker
went back to work in Birmingham for a week as one of his own removal men, and found unhappy staff and outdated equipment. Now he returns to see if his experience has resulted in any changes for the better. Producer Nicola Bungey
Series editor Robert Thirkell
Revised repeat


Director: Grant Whitaker
Producer: Nicola Bungey
Editor: Robert Thirkell

: Ainsley's Big Cook Out

Chef Ainsley Harriott continues his travels across the Americas. The penultimate leg of Harriott's journey takes him to Brazil, where he ventures into the rainforest to conjure up fish kebabs, watches beef eaten from the blade of a sword in Rio, visits the city of Salvador to cook seafood rice, and stirs up Brazil's national drink, the Caipirinha, on top of Sugar Loaf mountain. Director Micci Billinger ; Producer Sara Kozak Digital widescreen Subtitled ........... BBC BOOK: Ainsley's Big Cook Out. from retailers, hardback price £14.99 ♦ See Food: page 28


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Director: Micci Billinger
Producer: Sara Kozak

: Third Rock from the Sun

The US comedy about a group of aliens who settle on Earth.
Power Mad Dick. Dick basks in the reflected glory of Dr Mary Albright 's promotion to Dean.


Unknown: Dr Mary Albright
Dick Solomon: John Lithgow
Sally Solomon: Kristen Johnston
Harry Solomon: French Stewart
Tommy Solomon: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Mary Albright: Jane Curtin
Nina: Simbi Khali
Don: Wayne Knight

: A Change of Sex

Desperate Measures
First screened in and updated in 1994, this is the second of four films about Julia Grant , who from the age of 15 had felt like a woman trapped inside a man's body.
Disregarding the psychiatrist's displeasure at her breast surgery, Julia is determined to have the full sex-change operation as soon as possible, and also has an emotional reunion with her family. Contains strong images. See today's choices.
Director/Producer David Pearson
Repeat Subtitled .........................


Unknown: Julia Grant
Producer: David Pearson

: 10x10: New Directors: Photo You

A look at a day in the life of a busy automatic photo booth on London's Waterloo station and its customers' varying degrees of success in producing a satisfactory snapshot.

Then Video Nation Shorts


Director: Amanda Sutton
Series Producer: Jeremy Howe

: Newsnight

With Sarah Montague. AtlLOO News headlines.


Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Gaytime TV

In the last show of the series, Rhona Cameron and Richard Fairbrass reveal the outcome of viewers' votes in the inaugural Gaytime TV Awards. Celebrity guests include Graham Norton and Sir Ian McKellen. Plus a tribute to Dusty Springfield. The categories include the UK's Sexiest Male and Female, and Gay Personality of the Year.
Director Stuart McDonald ; Series editor Nick Thorogood Subtitled ............
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Rhona Cameron
Unknown: Richard Fairbrass
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen.
Unknown: Dusty Springfield.
Director: Stuart McDonald

: Despatch Box

Parliamentary reports........

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Building by Numbers Subtitled 98374 LOO The
1.30 Errors Aren't for Ever
2.00 Scientists and Inventors - probing an invisible world. LANGUAGES
4.00 The Travel Hour
5.00 Running a Shop OPEN UNIVERSITY
5.45 Spanning Materials 4760596 6.10 Docklands Light Railway 8394461 6.35-7.00am Vibrations

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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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