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: Romuald the Reindeer

Ends 9.10am Romuald looks after his little sister Ulrika.
Repeated at lpm

: Playdays

Peggy Patch watches seals at a wildlife hospital.

: Tom and Jerry Kids

Triple bill of cat-and-mouse chaos.

: Blue Peter

Shown yesterday at
5.10pm on BBC1

: Inch High Private Eye

Animated crime-fighting fun.

: Noddy in Toyland

Agatha has a mystery package for DJ.

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 Radio Station Bilko
Bilko takes charge of Roseville's local radio station. (BW)

9.35 The Big Man Hunt
Bilko has a chance of winning a share in a diamond mine. (BW)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50 Numbers: 1. The quartet decide to take it in turns to wear the skirt. www.bbc.co.uk/education/teletubbies

: Tweenies

Sleepover. Bella andFizz recall some magic moments.
Shown last Thursday BBC1

: Christmas Oratorio

The concluding part of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, written for the Feast of the Epiphany, performed by the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque

: Song of the Road

Drama. With the car taking over, Bill refuses to abandon his horse, Polly. So, instead of being retrained, Bill takes Polly on the road to look for work.
Director John Baxter (1937) (BW) (5)Films: pp 56-64 ***


Director: John Baxter

: Wildlife on Two

Devilfish. David Attenborough narrates this award-winning look at giant octopuses.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Romuald the Reindeer

Animation. Shown at 7am

: Hart-Davis on History

Jayne Constantinis helps in the excavation of what could be a medieval priory while Adam Hart -Davis makes a pork pie as he explores Lincolnshire.


Unknown: Jayne Constantinis
Unknown: Adam Hart

: The Prisoner of Zenda

Adventure, starring Stewart Granger. While holidaying in Ruritania, Rudolf Rassendyll is called upon to impersonate the country's monarch - an act that puts him in mortal danger. Director Richard Thorpe (1952. U)
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Unknown: Stewart Granger.
Unknown: Rudolf Rassendyll
Director: Richard Thorpe

: News; Regional News


: The Village

Dave is arrested after an incident following his electrocution.
First shown on ITV

: Esther

Agony Aunts. Esther Rantzen talks to agony aunts, including Deidre Sanders of The Sun and GMTV's
Denise Robertson.


Talks: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Deidre Sanders
Unknown: Denise Robertson.

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge show. BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book. £9.99. is available from retailers

: Classic Rhodes

Gary Rhodes introduces his 1994 Rhodes around Britain visit to Cornwall, where he prepares grilled mackerel with stewed tomatoes.


Introduces: Gary Rhodes

: Pass the Buck

Elimination quiz show.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Inheritance. Data meets the former wife of his creator and endeavours to find out more about his origins.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Surprise. In the first of a two-part episode, Buffy finds that her 17th-birthday celebrations are overshadowed by nightmares and a series of mysterious happenings.
Repeated next Saturday


Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Giles: Anthony Stewart Head
Xander: Nicholas Brendon
Willow: Alyson Hannigan
Angel: David Boreanaz
Joyce Summers: Christine Suthertand
Jenny Calendar: Robia La Morte
Drusilla: Juliet Landau

: First Sight

Edge City. Miranda Sawyer pays a visit to John Betjeman 's beloved "Metroland" and finds it full of surprises: from Metropolitan line trains that pass through garden sheds to a witch living fh a gingerbread house and a policeman in charge of hanging baskets. But is modern suburbia still an exclusive safe haven beyond the urban jungle?
Producer Ray Hough ; Executive producer John Samson REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see panel on left for variations


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Ray Hough
Producer: John Samson

: Life and Death in the 21st Century - a Horizon Trilogy

The final look at how technology might shape the future.
Designer Babies. With the technology to genetically modify human beings falling into place, anxiety is growing over the ethical and potential social consequences of possessing control over imbuing embryos with certain characteristics. Might humanity become divided into two radically different species of people, with one half carrying "superior" genes? And what will happen if the technology misfires?
Producer Danielle Peck


Producer: Danielle Peck

: Predictions

Democracy. Will the next 50 years see a rise in cyber-Marxism, virtual currencies and, if China disintegrates, the outbreak of another world war? <w)

: Home Front in the Garden

In the first of eight garden makeovers, Diarmuid Gavin transforms a gloomy courtyard into a subtropical paradise based around a glass cube room suspended over water.
Meanwhile, John Rocha adds a touch of glamour by designing a water feature. Introduced by Tessa Shaw. See Choice.
Director Ed Bazalgette ; Series producer Rachel Innes-Lumsden


Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Unknown: John Rocha
Introduced By: Tessa Shaw.
Director: Ed Bazalgette
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden

: Blood and Flowers: in Search of the Aztecs

The Aztecs are regarded as the most bloodthirsty of the Central American peoples, but they were also one of the most sophisticated. DrTony Spawforth discovers how, on arriving in Mexico, they created a new and brutal mythology from the relics of an earlier civilisation. See Choice.
Producer Liz Gray ; Executive producer Richard Denton TRANSCRIPT: an illustrated transcript of the programme can be obtained by sending a cheque for £3.95, made payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Producer: Liz Gray
Producer: Richard Denton

: Vintners' Tales with Jancis Robinson

A visit to a wine shop run by the Byrne brothers - Andrew and Philip - in Clitheroe, north Lancashire.

: Newsnight

News reports and analysis of the day's events, with Jeremy Paxman. At 11.00 News headlines.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Late Review

The new Martin Scorsese film Bringing out the Dead and the opening of the Millennium Dome are two of the week's cultural events under consideration by Tom Paulin , Tony Parsons and Bonnie Greer. Presented by Mark Lawson.
Series producer Mark Bell ; Executive producer Mary Sackville West


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Tony Parsons
Unknown: Bonnie Greer.
Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Mark Bell
Producer: Mary Sackville West

: The Two Jakes

Thriller directed by and starring Jack Nicholson. Los Angeles 1948: when private eye Jake Gittes is hired by Jake Berman to check on his wife's adultery, it leads to murder, shady deals and a brush with ghosts of the past. Ends 2.10am
(1990,15) Films: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Jack Nicholson.
Unknown: Jake Gittes
Unknown: Jake Berman
Jake Gittes: Jack Nicholson
Jake Bemnan: Harvey Keitel
Kitty Berman: Meg Tilly
Lillian Bodine: Madeleine Stowe
Cotton Weinberger: Eli Wallach
Mickey Nice: Ruben Blades

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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.

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