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Ends 9.00.

Zarlak locks the solar eclipse in place.

7.20 Blue Peter
Basil Brush guests.
(Shown last Friday BBC1)

7.45 X-periMENTAL
How many vacuum cleaners does it take to lift a man off the ground?

8.00 The Genie from Down Under
When Penelope makes a bad wish, can the Master of the Past put things right?

8.25 Evolution: the Animated Series
An attempt to produce an anti-Genus germ creates a stronger strain of the organism.

8.45 Pocket Dragon Adventures
Specs makes the mistake of laughing at Scribble's tale.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
The canine and his friends are influenced by advertising.

9.15 Bob the Builder
Lofty saves the day.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Binka
The fat feline overeats, then meets a mouse.

9.40 Fimbles
Pre-school fun with the gang.

10.00 Tweenies
Max's home-grown vegetables prove very useful.

10.25 Teletubbies
A black and white cloud appears.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spell It Out - Programme 3
2534475 11.15 Watch: Toys with Magic Grandad (ages 5-7) 1960s Toys
11.30 Coming to England (ages 7-9) Programme 3 Floella's fight against racism - the RT Interview: page 22
11.50 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) Castle under Siege
12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Scotland in the Second World War-LeavingHome

: Working Lunch

With Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
1.00 Magic Key (ages 5-6) The Cream Cake Mystery (Seeing Patterns) 76281291 1.15
Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time - Timing of Events

: Kitty Foyle

Drama starring Ginger Rogers , who won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance. A shop girl promises to marry her doctor sweetheart, but is swept away when an old flame appears on the scene.

(Review page 48)
(The Oscar 75 season continues with "Jailbreakers" at 1.15am)


[Actress]: Ginger Rogers
Director: Sam Wood

: Hall of Fame

A brief look at the career of Marlene Dietrich.


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich.

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London
News); Weather

: Escape to the Country Revisited

What's new for a family living their country dream in Scotland?


Producer: Kate Roberts

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery contest.

: Weakest Link USA

Comedians and comic actors

: The Simpsons

Wild Barts Can't Be Broken. The children of Springfield rebel after Chief Wiggum instigates a curfew.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

As the Will Turns. Will inadvertently lands a part in a daytime soap opera. Another episode is on Thursday at 6.20pm

: Techno Games

The start of a fortnight of events in this year's ten-part technological sports competition. Day one sees robots from around the country contesting events including the penalty kick and the assault course. With Philippa
Forrester, Liz Bonnin , Simon Scott and Barry Davies.
Director Stuart McDonald ; Producers Sam Rogerson and Richard Stansfield Next edition tomorrow at 6.45pm


Unknown: Liz Bonnin
Unknown: Simon Scott
Unknown: Barry Davies.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producers: Sam Rogerson
Producers: Richard Stansfield

: Wrong Car, Right Car

Northern Ireland publican Patrick seeks a roomy estate car to transport his cash-and-carry purchases. Dominic Littlewood and Jason Barlow provide a choice of three new and three used cars that fit the bill and, using covert technology, aim to get Patrick a great deal on his old Nissan Primera.
Director Paul Barnett : Series producer Karen Mackinder


Unknown: Dominic Littlewood
Unknown: Jason Barlow
Director: Paul Barnett
Producer: Karen MacKinder

: University Challenge

A place in the final is at stake tonight, as Birkbeck College, London, take on Sheffield in the first of the semi-finals.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn Another collegiate battle is on Friday at 7pm on BBC4


Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: The Aristocracy: Letting in the Hoi Polloi 1945-1970

In 1945 the peerage had reached an all-time low, with Britain's great houses literally falling down. The fashionable solution was to open the doors to the paying public. By the 1960s the aristocracy was socialising with models and actresses, photographers and hairdressers, and talk of a meritocracy was rife.
Director Rachel Bell ; Series producer Sam Organ (Revised repeat)


Director: Rachel Bell
Producer: Sam Organ

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, DJ superstar Pete Tong and comedian Dave Johns guest. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated next Sunday
9.30 DoubleTake Following a Bafta Award-winning pilot episode, this new satirical series puts lookalikes of the famous in amusing and often shocking situations. But is that actually Harry drinking his dad's girlfriend under the table? And would the Prime Minister really allow himself to be filmed while losing to the President at tennis?
Director Alison Jackson ; Producer Catherine Bailey Hair we go, hair we go: RT picture exclusive, page 10
10.00 Shooting Stars Simon Day, Goldie and Jordan join hosts
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer and the regular panellists. Director Richard Valentine : Producer Lisa Clark
First shown on BBC Choice


Unknown: Russell Mael
Unknown: Pete Tong
Unknown: Dave Johns
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Simon Bullivant
Director: Alison Jackson
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Lisa Clark

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news, with Gavin Esler.
Editor George Entwistle


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Editor: George Entwistle

: Devil's Words - the Battle for an English Bible

Documentary dramatisation about William Tyndale , who was branded a heretic fortranslatingthe Bible into English. Written by Peter Ackroyd
Director Tim Niel ; Executive producer Neil McDonald


Unknown: William Tyndale
Written By: Peter Ackroyd
Director: Tim Niel
Producer: Neil McDonald

: The 48 Preludes and Fugues

Beautiful keyboard music by JS Bach.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Imagining the Pacific 365861.00 A Change of Key? 89215 1.30 Scotland in the Enlightenment Secondary Schools 2.00 Scottish Programmes - Modem Studies
Languages 4.00 Talk German (parts 5-6)/Germany Inside Out (parti)
Issues of Difference 5.00 Mistaken Identities (part 2) Open University 6.00 The Emporer's Gift 51383 6.30 The Impressionist Surface

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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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