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: CBeebies

Ends 9.00.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
Bella spins the wheel.

Then Little Bear
Mitzi causes a mess at Little Bear's house.

6.30 Fimbles
Florrie finds a long stripy scarf.

6.50 Romuald the Reindeer
Romuald is forced to model his mum's creations on TV.

7.00 Tikkabilla
Games, stories, songs and rhymes.

7.30 Postman Pat
Pat gets lost in the fog.

7.45 Bill and Ben
The duo attempt to build an igloo.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

8.00 Bob the Builder
Spud needs rescuing by Bob.

8.10 Balamory
The children help make a scarecrow.

8.30 Tweenies
The gang put on a pantomime.

8.50 Pingu

: Millennium - a Thousand Year History

1/10. Century of the Sword
The series looking at the shape of our world over the last 1,000 years begins with the 11th Century. Producer Henry Chancellor
Series producers Emma De'Ath and Neil Cameron


Series Producer: Neil Cameron

: The Way We Cooked

1/3. The series looking at the influences of TV chefs, showing over consecutive days, begins with profiles of Fanny Craddock and Graham Kerr. Executive producer Katie Lander


Unknown: Fanny Craddock
Unknown: Graham Kerr.
Producer: Katie Lander

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

1/12. Vietnam. Daily editions featuring the survivalist. Today
Mears meets the first US pilot shot down in the Vietnam War. Producer Shirley Pope ; Series producer Dick Cofthurst


Producer: Shirley Pope
Producer: Dick Cofthurst

: Around the World in80 Days

1/7 Daily repeats as Michael Palin sets out to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg ; hoping to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days.


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Phileas Fogg

: Animaland

Miss Platypus gets a handsome new neighbour.

: Laurel and Hardy

Below Zero
Wintry busking trouble. (BW)

1.05 Twice Two
The duo have wedding anniversaries to celebrate. (BW)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: John Wayne: Hollywood Legend

Headlining a short season of films starring the iconic actor, this profile includes contributions from Charlton Heston.
Stagecoach follows.

: Stagecoach

John Ford's classic western starring John Wayne and Claire Trevor.

The Ringo Kid joins an assortment of passengers on a stagecoach through Indian territory.
Review page 51. (1939. U) (BW)
(Fort Apache is tomorrow at 5.55pm)


Director: John Ford
Ringo Kid: John Wayne
Dallas: Claire Trevor

: Ready Steady Cook

Bobby Davro and Alex Lovell are paired with Paul Rankin and James Martin.


Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Alex Lovell
Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: James Martin.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Never So Few

Second World War drama starring Frank Sinatra ,
Gina Lollobrigida and featuring Steve McQueen.
Captain Tom Reynolds leads a small army of guerrillas against the might of the Japanese army in Burma. While on leave, he falls in love with the beautiful Carla Vesari. Review page 51.
Director John Sturges (1959)
Steve McQueen is in The War Lover on Saturday 27 December at 3pm


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Unknown: Steve McQueen.
Unknown: Captain Tom Reynolds
Unknown: Carla Vesari.
Director: John Sturges
Unknown: Steve McQueen
CaptTom C Reynolds: Frank Sinatra
Carla Vesari: Gina Lollobrigida
Capt Grey Travis: Peter Lawford
Bill Ringa: Steve McQueen
Capt Danny de Mortimer: Richard Johnso"
Nikko Regas: Paul Henreld
Gen Sloane: Brian Donw

: University Challenge

St John's College, Oxford, fight it out with Hull University in the first of three matches featuring the highest-scoring runners-up. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Director Tracey Rooney : Producer Peter Gwyn


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: The Good Life

Silly, but It's Fun. Christmas doesn't go according to plan on the Avenues in this Surbiton special from 1977.
Writers John Esmonde/Bob Larbey: Producer John Howard Davies Life beyond the Box: Margo is on New Year's Eve at 9pm

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Dead Ringers Christmas Special 1/2. George Bush pays a visit, as do Kim and Aggie from How Clean Is Your House? A New Year special is on Friday 2nd January at 10pm. Director Geraldine Dowd : Producer Victoria Payne
Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 11.05pm on BBC3 Ozzy, meetOzzy: page 17
9.30 The Kumars at No 42 Christmas Special Sir Cliff Richard and Neil Morrissey drop in as the family decides to stay at home rather than visit the relatives in India - instead they opt to send a Christmas broadcast to the subcontinent. Producers Anil Gupta , Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana
Repeated on Sunday 28 December at 12.35am on BBC3 At home with the Bhaskars: page 9
10.00 Little Britain Satirical sketch show starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Narrated by Tom Baker. Contains strong language. More on Friday 2nd January at 10.30pm Director Steve Bendelack : Producer Myfanwy Moore :
First shown on BBC3 A repeated episode can be seen at 10.30pm on BBC3 BBC PRODUCT: the radio series audio CD, £12.99.


Unknown: George Bush
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Victoria Payne
Unknown: Sir Cliff Richard
Unknown: Neil Morrissey
Producers: Anil Gupta
Producers: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams.
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Director: Steve Bendelack
Producer: Myfanwy Moore

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news with Jeremy Paxman.
Editor George Entwistle www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: George Entwistle

: BBC4 on BBC2: The British Seaside

A celebration of the British seaside holiday experience from its Victorian origins, and heyday in the 1950s, through its slow decline and attempts at reinvention today. With an explanation of the way that the seaside has always been the place we go to lose our inhibitions.


Director: Amanda Reilly
Producer: Tom Ware

: Inside Pages

How will nine boys in a Durham young offenders institute react to William Golding 's tale of the cruelty of boys left alone together, Lord of the Flies'? Producer Suzy Jaffe


Unknown: William Golding
Producer: Suzy Jaffe

: The Fast Show

It may be far from "scorchio", but there's plenty of laughs to be had in a series of repeats with Paul Whitehouse , Charlie Higson , Mark Williams , John Thomson , Caroline Aherne , Simon Day and Arabella Weir. Producers Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Producers: Paul Whitehouse
Producers: Charlie Higson

: Red Dwarf IV: Meltdown

6/6. The crew discover Waxworld - a giant theme park where the waxdroids have broken their programming and are running amok.


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

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Welsh rockers Stereophonies perform tracks from You Gotta Go There to Come Back. Plus the Dandy Warhols, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Vivian Green , John Cale and Sevara Nazarkhan are all in the studio.


Unknown: Vivian Green
Unknown: John Cale
Unknown: Sevara Nazarkhan

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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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