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: CBeebies: Fimbles

Fimbo pretends to be an elephant.


Ends 8.30.

Pocket Dragon Adventures
The diminutive creatures try to curry favour with the villagers.

7.00 Blue Peter
With sign language.
Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1

7.30 Taz-Mania
Double bill of fun with the friendly devil.

7.50 Ocean Odyssey
Neri has to escape from the Praxis agents and return to the pyramid.

8.15 Fix and Foxi
Double bill. The duo play a trick on Lupo, and enter a fairy-tale world.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Little Bear
A triple bill of animated ursine adventure.

8.55 Bob the Builder
Bob wants to go bird-watching.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.10 Balamory
Miss Hoolie asks PC Plum to organise a treasure hunt.
Episode written by David Moore
For cast see Tuesday
First shown on CBeebies channel

9.30 Teletubbies Everywhere
Children in India enjoy themselves rolling wheels.

9.40 Fimbles
Pom gets dizzy watching a spinning top.

10.00 Tweenies
Doodles feels left out when the gang discuss matters of the heart.
BBC Tweenies magazine: £1.40
Video Tweenies: Let's Play. £9.99


Writer ("Balamory"): David Moore

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.20 Hands Up! (ages 5-7) Signed Words and Pictures - Dave and the Tooth Fairy 4301211 10.35 Watch (ages 5-7) Magic Grandad
90 Years Ago - in the Kitchen 8953766 10.50 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 6-7) Long Vowel Spelling - Little Rabbit Foo Foo "oo/ue"
897425911.05 Pod's Mission (ages 8-9) Year Four: Solids and Liquids 8694292 11.20 BBC
Primary Geography (ages 9-11)
Somerset Levels

: The Daily Politics

Political news, with Andrew Neil and Daisy Sampson.


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Daisy Sampson.

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Trade Secrets

Tips on the art of good housekeeping.

: Blue Skies

Musical starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Jed Potter recalls how, as a top dancer, he fell in love with beautiful chorus girl Mary O'Hara , only to find her attracted to his best friend. Review page 55. Director Stuart Heisler (1946, U)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby.
Unknown: Jed Potter
Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Director: Stuart Heisler

: Escape to the Country

Piccadilly to the West Country Nick Page assists a couple who wish to trade the West End for life in the West.


Unknown: Nick Page

: News

: Regonal News

(Digital: BBC London
News): Weather

: Flog It!

Paul Martin hosts the auction from Portsmouth.


Presenter: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook


: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

DasBus. In the first of a double bill, the pupils of Springfield
Elementary are stranded on a desert island after their bus goes off a bridge. Narrated by James Earl Jones.
6.20 Dumbbell Identity. Moe enlists Homer on an insurance scheme. Featuring the voice of Helen Hunt.


Unknown: James Earl Jones.
Unknown: Helen Hunt.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Grave. In the last in the current series, Willow feels all the world's suffering after a magic overdose and tries to end civilisation. The show's final series is scheduled for autumn. Repeated uncut tomorrow at 12.35am

: So What Do You Do All Day?

In the third of his series in which he shadows some of British business's biggest names, Adrian Chiles witnesses a day in the life of motor-racing boss Eddie Jordan - the man whose "rock 'n' roll" brand of Formula One attracts huge sponsorship deals despite hardly ever winning a race. Director/Producer Robert Finighan


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Eddie Jordan
Producer: Robert Finighan

: The Nation's Favourite Food

Dinner. A recent poll indicates that our favourite evening meals are straying away from the meat-and-two-veg archetype, and heading into more unpredictable areas. A diverse cast of diners, including David Dickinson , add their voices to those of celebrity chefs to illustrate this sea change in our culinary tastes. Narrated by Richard E Grant. Director Tim Whitwell ; Series producer Richard Bowron Summer wines offer - RT Shop: page


Unknown: David Dickinson
Unknown: Richard E Grant.
Director: Tim Whitwell
Producer: Richard Bowron

: What the Tudors Did for Us

WarMachyne. How did England become a military power? In his final exploration of the Tudor legacy, Adam Hart-Davis reveals how Henry VIM's ascension to the throne coincided with a period of invention in the field of armaments.
Producer Page Shepherd; Series producer Paul Bradshaw SmartTV Featured in this term's issue of Smart TV magazine:
SmartV available from WHSmith; or order on 01795


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Paul Bradshaw

: Kill or Cure

The first of three programmes following people who are dealing with the possibility of imminent death.
Positive Thinking. Thirtysomething Warwick Powell is HIV-positive and has rejected conventional drug therapy in favour of London's latest centre for alternative medicine, the Energy Bank. Cameras follow Powell over a lengthy course of treatment, at the end of which he has been promised to be free of the virus. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. Director Annie Kossoff ; Series producer Rachel Coughlan A matter of life and death: page 37


Unknown: Warwick Powell
Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Director: Annie Kossoff
Producer: Rachel Coughlan

: Porridge

A Night in. Fletcher and Godber use their imagination to help them make it through a night in lock-up.
Written by Dick Clement. Ian La Frenais : Producer Sydney Lotterby The classic sitcoms that could have been so different: page 29


Written By: Dick Clement.
Written By: Ian La Frenais

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: 15 Storeys High

The Model. Vince is promoted to swimming instructor and teaches a would-be glamour model. Written by Sean Lock ; Director Mark Nunneley
Producer Phil Bowker First shown on BBC3


Written By: Sean Lock
Director: Mark Nunneley
Producer: Phil Bowker

: The Whistle Test Years

Bob Harris introduces performances from 1983, including Spandau Ballet,
Aztec Camera, Robert Wyatt , Marillion and the Smiths.
Producer Mark Hagen


Introduces: Bob Harris
Unknown: Robert Wyatt
Producer: Mark Hagen

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open Science 12.30 Rough Science 5728083 1.05
Hollywood Science Speed 1740457 1.15 Background Brief: Therapy on Trial 1720693 1.30 Apples, Risks and Recriminations 8496457 2.20 What Have the 1980s Ever
Done for Us? 2374815 2.30 Global Warming: Global Policy? 96885 3.00 The Write to Choose
Curriculum Development 3.30 Teaching Christianity at KS1 Languages 4.00 Spain Inside Out (parts 4-5)
Working In Hospitality 5.00 Hotels and Holidays Open University 6.00 A Language for Movement

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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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