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: CBeebies

Ends 6.30.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
The pals spin the wheel.

Fimbo makes a card out of an envelope.

6.25 Ethelbert the Tiger
The cub meets some penguins.


Ends 9.00.

Enchanted Lands
Animation based on End Blyton's books.

6 40 Moomin
The friends do some redecorating.

7 05 UBOS
Zarlak plans to steal all the Earth's plants.

7.30 Mona the Vampire
Will the honey producer's dense son win the annual spelling bee?

7 45 Tom and Jerry Kids
Cat and mouse antics.

8 05 Looney Tunes
Four helpings of cartoon fun.

8.35 The Scooby-Doo Show
The gang solve the mystery of a missing football quarterback.

: Nation's FavouriteChristmas Food

Counting down the top 11 festive gastronomic choices. Director/Producer Helen Foulkes
Shown last Wednesday Repeated with signing on Tuesday at 3.55am


Producer: Helen Foulkes

: Gary RhodesChristmas Special

Practical advice on how to ensure Christmas dinner is a stress-free experience. <R)

: Anastasia

Period drama starring
Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner. imposter or Grand Duchess of Russia? A destitute young exile in 1920s Paris claims to be Anastasia, daughter of the last Tsar. Review page 49. Director Anatole Litvak (1956, U)


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Yul Brynner.
Director: Anatole Litvak

: See Hear Christmas Special

Festive magazine for the deaf community. Presented by Tessa Padden. With sign language, voiceover and in-vision subtitles. Repeated on Mon at 3.10am on BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/seehear


Presented By: Tessa Padden.

: Racing

Three races from Ascot, the highlight of which is the Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle at 2.20. Last year's race was won by Irish horse Chauvanist. ridden by Norman Williamson. The two other starts are at 1.15 and 1.45. Hosted by Clare Balding. TV presentation Gerry Morrison
Editor Alastair Mclntyre Racing from Chepstow is next Sat at lpm


Unknown: Norman Williamson.
Unknown: Gerry Morrison
Editor: Alastair McLntyre

: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Second World War mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Beginning a run of Sherlock Holmes films. Holmes and Watson investigate acts of sabotage announced in Nazi broadcasts. Review page 49. Director John Rawlins
(1942, U) (BW) The Woman in Green is on Tuesday 23 December at 12.40pm


Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Doctor Watson: Nigel Bruce
Director: John Rawlins

: Cagney and Lacey

/ Be Home for Christmas. A prisoner escapes dressed in a Santa's costume.

: Perry Mason

Case of the Killer Kiss. In
Raymond Burr 's final screen appearance, a soap star is found murdered. Another episode New Year's Eve 1.10pm


Unknown: Raymond Burr

: Flog It!

Paul Martin is joined by antiques experts Kate Alcock and David Barby on the hunt for unwanted collectables in Swansea. Their auction estimates will be put to the ultimate test in the saleroom - can they make a small fortune for the owners?
Series producer Hannah Corneck ; Executive producer Jane Lomas


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: David Barby
Producer: Hannah Corneck
Producer: Jane Lomas

: Some Mothers Do Ave 'Em

In a Christmas special from 1978, Frank takes flying lessons. Starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice.
Writer Raymond Allen ; Producer Sydney Lotterby Another episode next Saturday at 5.50pm


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice.
Unknown: Raymond Allen
Producer: Sydney Lotterby

: Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

The Great Ship. In an episode from the series focusing on key achievements of the industrial age, Isambard Kingdom Brunei's seemingly doomed attempt to build the world's largest ship is profiled. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. JeremY Clarkson 's appraisal of Brunei's achievements follows.
Writer/Director Christopher Spencer
Series producer Deborah Cadbury


Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Director: Christopher Spencer
Producer: Deborah Cadbury
Isambard Kingdom Brunei: Ron Cook
John Scott Russell: Michael Carter
Mary Brunei: Anna Famworth
Jacomb: Jo Stone-Fewings
Ned Hepworth: Shaun Prendergas*
William Hope: Michael Attwell
John Donovan: John Bennett
Capt Harrison: Fred Pearson
Jack Donovan: John Bennett

: Great Britons - Brunei

Designer of audacious bridges, revolutionary railways, gigantic boats and elegant buildings, Isambard Kingdom Brunei proves an inspiration to Jeremy Clarkson , who follows in the great man's footsteps in this documentary originally shown as part of BBC2's Great Britons season. Director Edward Bazelgette ; Series producer Mark Harrison


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Director: Edward Bazelgette
Producer: Mark Harrison

: Iris

Biographical drama starring Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent , that traces the complex relationship between acclaimed novelist Iris Murdoch and her writer husband, John Bayley , by flashing back and forth between their student days at Oxford and old age. Review page 49.
Director Richard Eyre (2001, 15) The Omnibus profile, Iris Murdoch : Strange Love, is at llpm on BBC4 Film highlights: page 44


Unknown: Kate Winslet
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: John Bayley
Director: Richard Eyre
Iris Murdoch: Judi Dench
John Bayley: Jim Broadbent
Young Iris: Kate Winslet
YoungJohn: Hugh Bonneville
Janet Stone: Penelope Wilton
Young Janet Stone: Juliet Aubrey
Young Maurice: Samuel West
Old Maurice: Timothy West
College principal: Eleanor Bran
TV presenter: Joan Bakewell

: Have I Got a Little Bit More News for You

An extended version of yesterday's quiz, with a guest host and panellists joining captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Shown yesterday on BBC1


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Room 101

Top soccer pundit Ron Atkinson nominates snakes, complaining footballers, Spaghetti Junction and schmaltzy 1982 chart-topping duo Renée and Renato for oblivion.
Shown last Monday


Unknown: Ron Atkinson

: Top Gear

A late-night compilation of some of the funniest, most irreverent and downright opinionated moments from the last series of the motoring magazine.

: Red Dwarf IV: White Hole

4/6. Holly regains her genius-level IQ and, for reasons best known to herself, powers the ship down.


Writer/Producer: Rob Grant
Writer/Producer: Doug Naylor
Director/Producer: Ed Bye


Artists from the archive include the Jam, Yazoo,
Tom Petty , Associates and All Saints.


Unknown: Tom Petty

: Later.... with Jools Holland

The first in a re-run of the musical showcase from earlier this year features Lou Reed , McKay, the Vines, Goldfrapp, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Kings of Leon.
Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe


Unknown: Lou Reed
Unknown: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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