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: Breakfast

Ends 9.00
Spot Animated tales. (R)

: Playdays

Why Bird helps to deliver the mail. (R)

: Taz-mania

Animated fun with the hungry Tasmanian devil. (R)

: Blue Peter

The team launch the annual "Bike Right" competition.
Shown last Friday BBC1 (S) (W)

: Biskitts

Animated tales with the pups on Biskitt Island. (R)

: Moomin

Animated adventures in Moomin Valley. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5)
Apples 1895710 9.15 Storytime (ages 4-5) New Clothes for Alex
5837456 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) (S) 8746739 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50
Teletubbies Clay. Two boys make models from clay. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

More pre-school fun.
Hot and Cold. It's snowing and the Tweenies learn about heat and cold. Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Shapes: Circles (S) 2827739 11.10 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) A Walk through Time (S) 3965284 11.30 English Express (ages 9-11) (S)
11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Division: Divide by Two (S)
12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-11) World Environmental Changes (S)

: Working Lunch

Developments in the business and consumer arenas.

: Noddy

Live-action and animation. Noddy cheers up Big Ears. (R)

: School programmes

Focus (ages 9-11) (S)

: Holiday Snaps

Holidays in Weymouth, Dorset, and Cornwall.

: Never Cry Wolf

Disney adventure, based on a true story. A ill-prepared Canadian scientist journeys to the Arctic wilderness to observe wolves.
Director Carroll Ballard
(1983. PG) (S) Films: pp 82-88 ***


Director: Carroll Ballard

: Whose House?

Celebrity house-matching panel game with Ross Kelly and guests. TV presenter Alice Beer and chef Antony Worrall Thompson. 7


Unknown: Ross Kelly
Presenter: Alice Beer
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs create a feast costing L5 or less. With Fern Britton. (S) 84 RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Two Fat Ladies

In this Christmas edition from 1997, Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson prepare a lavish feast forthe choirboys of Winchester Cathedral. (R) (S) 88 Another edition on Friday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson

: Lowrl

Daily debate. Lowri Turner hosts a debate on women in politics.
Guests include MPs Joan Ruddock and Jackie Ballard. (S)


Unknown: Lowri Turner
Unknown: Joan Ruddock
Unknown: Jackie Ballard.

: House Invaders

Daily DIY show with advice on using leftovers and oddments, with Linda Barker. Today, colourful touches are added to a flat in east London. (S)


Unknown: Linda Barker.

: The Simpsons: Lisa on Ice

Lisa joins an ice-hockey team.
A Simpsons double bill starts on Friday at 6pm.

: Due South

Call of the Wild (part 2). Concluding the last-ever adventure for Mounty Benton Fraser. The trail of an arms dealer leads to the Yukon. With guest star Leslie Nielsen. (S) A rerun of the first series of Due South is scheduled to start next Monday


Unknown: Mounty Benton Fraser.
Unknown: Leslie Nielsen.

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History

Continuing the sweep through 1,000 years of world history. Century of the Stirrup. AD 1200-1300 sees Genghis Khan and his Mongol horsemen thunder across Asia, creating the world's largest land empire. The advance westwards is halted by the Mamelukes, who turn Cairo into one of the world's great cities. Narrated by Ben Kingsley. Director Caroline Ross Pirie
Series producers Neil Cameron and Emma De'Ath (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Then Roral Britannica Focusing on another British plant.


Unknown: Genghis Khan
Unknown: Ben Kingsley.
Director: Caroline Ross Pirie
Producers: Neil Cameron
Producers: Emma De'Ath

: University Challenge

Jeremy Paxman is the question master as St Catharine's College, Cambridge, take on Oriel College, Oxford.
Director Vernon Antcliff : Producer Peter Gwyn (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vernon Antcliff
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Delia's How to Cook

Delia Smith 's back-to-basics cookery guide continues with i easy-to-make shortcrust, flan and flaky pastry. She bakes a smoked fish quiche, pumpkin pie and mincemeat ravioli.
Director John Silver ; Series producer David Willcock (R) (S) Delia Smith 's Christmas is tomorrow at 4.30pm
BBC VIDEO: Delia's How to Cook Part One, price £19.99


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: John Silver
Producer: David Willcock
Unknown: Delia Smith

: The Cops

Police drama. Debbie's overdose galvanises the desk-bound Giffen into action. Contains strong language and violence.
Written by Steve Lawson ; Producer Eric Coulter ; Director Alrick Riley
Repeated on Friday at 12 midnight (S) (W)


Written By: Steve Lawson
Producer: Eric Coulter
Director: Alrick Riley
Mel: Katy Cavanagh
Giffen: Rob Dixon
Jellicoe: Steve Garti
Roy: John Henshaw
Mike: Steve Jackson
Natalie: Clare McGlinn
Jaz: Parvez Qadir
Dean: Danny Seward
Wakefield: David Crellin
Cindy: Margaret Blakemore
Newland: Mark Chatterton
Darril Stone: Stuart Goodwin
Amanda Kennett: Paulette Williams
Stowe: Ken Kitson
Maggie Hayes: Jan Pearson
Vinnie Clark: Nick Roden
Cheryl Clark: Katherine Dow-Blyton
Sophie Clark: Katie Ganley
Joe Smail: Mark Benson
Sandra Sharpe: Sue Jaynes
Debbie Sharpe: Gemma Phoenix
Davo: Jody Latham
Terry Reynolds: Tony Mooney
Sharon Reynolds: Jane Hazelgrove
Stella Reynolds: Stevie Jones
Mr Fletcher: David Froggatt

: Stella Street

Comedy in a celebrity-strewn suburban street. Jagger tries to attract customers to the shop, while Bowie tries comedy. Written by Phil Cornwell , Peter Richardson and John Sessions
Director Peter Richardson : Producer Ben Swaffer (R) (S) Another episode can be seen on Thursday at 10.20pm


Written By: Phil Cornwell
Written By: Peter Richardson
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Ben Swaffer

: The Fast Show

Comedy sketches with Paul Whitehouse , Charlie Higson , Simon Day , Caroline Aherne and John Thomson. Directors Mark Mylod and Sid Roberson
Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse (R) (S)


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: John Thomson.
Directors: Mark Mylod
Directors: Sid Roberson
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Storyville: an American Love Story

It's Another New Year and I Ain't 't Gone. The family celebrate Christmas, but Cicily contracts malaria. The series continues tomorrow at 11.20pm. (S)

: Despatch Box

Analysis of events in Parliament. With Michael Dobbs.
Series editor Alexandra Henderson 59395,


Unknown: Michael Dobbs.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC Learning Zone

AM Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Fortress Britain (S)
1.00 Out of the Melting Pot (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Religious Education Languages 4.00 Italianissimo (5-8)
Working In.... WEBWISE 5.00 GetWebwise Getting Started on the Web 57598 5.30 Computers Still Don't Bite
Open University 6.00 Who Belongs to Glasgow? (S)
6.30 The Chemistry of Power Ends 7.00am (S)

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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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