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: CBeebies

Ends 9.00.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
It's Fizz's turn to spin the wheel.

6.03 Little Bear
Newly baked cookies run away to play in the snow.

6.30 Fimbles
Pom finds a broom.

6.50 Romuald the Reindeer
The theme park for reindeers.

7.00 Boo!
Boo and his friends get ready for Christmas.

7.20 Polka Dot Shorts
Fun with a rockpool.

7.30 Postman Pat
Pat uses a sledge to deliver the Mail.

7.50 Bill and Ben
It's been snowing and the friends make a sledge.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

8.00 Bob the Builder
Scoop wants to enter a contest.

8.10 Balamory
Edie McCredie's plans for a boat trip are ruined.
Writer Duncan Fisher

8.30 Tweenies
The friends learn about winter.

8.50 Pingu
The ice cave.

: Millennium: a ThousandYears of History

2/10 Century of the Axe
AD 1200-1300 sees the rise of extraordinary carved churches in Ethiopia.

: The Way We Cooked

2/3 Delia Smith and Keith Floyd feature in the series on TV chefs.


Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

2/12 Belarus. In the ancient forests of Belarus the intrepid explorer tracks wolves and a herd of native bison.

: Around the World in80 Days

2/7 The indefatigable explorer misses a vital connection

: Animaland

All the animals are invited to Ginger Nutt 's Christmas


Unknown: Ginger Nutt

: The Woman in Green

Murder mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate the murders of several young women whose bodies have all been found with a finger removed from the right hand. Review page 54. Director Roy William Neill (1945, PG)
(BW) Sherlock Holmes Faces Death is on Christmas Eve at 1.20pm


Unknown: Basil Rathbone
Unknown: Nigel Bruce.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Director: Roy William Neill
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: Around the World in 80 Days

Adventure based on the Jules Verne novel, starring
David Niven as Reform Club member
Phileas Fogg , who makes a wager he can go round the world in 80 days. Review page 54. Passepartout Cantinflas
Director Michael Anderson (1956. U)


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Phileas Fogg
Director: Michael Anderson
Phileas Fogg: David Niven
Princess Aouda: Shirley MacLaine
Inspector Fix: Robert Newton
Hesketh-Baggott: Noël Coward
Fallentin: Trevor Howard

: Ready Steady Cook

BBC3 presenters Claudia Winkleman and Patrick O'Connell are guests.


Presenters: Claudia Winkleman
Presenters: Patrick O'Connell

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Fort Apache

The John Wayne season continues with this John Ford western, also starring Henry Fonda and Shirley Temple. Lieutenant Colonel Thursday, is posted as commanding officer to Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the desert. He tightens up discipline and eventually shows his ignorance of North American Indian behaviour, which leads his troops into a deadly confrontation. Review page 54.
(1948, U) (BW)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is tomorrow at 7pm


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Captain York: John Wayne
Lt Col Owen Thursday: Henry Fonda
Philadelphia Thursday: Shirley Temple
Sgt Beaufort: Pedro Armendariz
Sgt Maj Michael O'Rourke: Ward Bond
Cpn Collingwood: George O'Brierj
Lt Michael: O'Rourke Johnag"
SgtFestusMulcahy Victor: McLag 6"
Mrs Collingwood: Anna Lef
Mrs O'Rourke: Irene Rich

: The Joy of Christmas

An exploration of the British family Christmas with all of its strange rituals and private passions. Featuring the seasonal secrets of some of TV's well loved names including Wendy Richard , Nina Wadia , Ainsley Harriott ,
Tony Blackburn and John Hegley , as well as a sprinklingof classic yuletide comedy. Narrated by Richard Briers. Director John Kirby ; Producer Maurice Maguire
Signed 29 December at 3.35am


Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Richard Briers.
Director: John Kirby
Producer: Maurice Maguire

: The Million Pound Property Experiment

8/8. After two long years and the purchase, renovation and sale of seven properties, designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan look back over the houses and flats they've developed. Was it wise to buy that derelict flat in east London? Why did they get the design so wrong in Harrogate? Has their experiment failed or succeeded? Developer Nigel Leek asks if they were guilty of putting style over function in their renovations. And after paying back all the money borrowed to buy the seven properties how much profit have they made for charity?
Director Mike Taylor ; Series producer Jane Merkin BBC BOOK: to accompany the series. £16.99 from www.bbcshop.com


Designers: Colin McAllister
Designers: Justin Ryan
Unknown: Nigel Leek
Director: Mike Taylor
Producer: Jane Merkin

: Ql

This festive edition of the quiz sees Alan Davies, Sean Lock, John Sessions and Phill Jupitus discuss armagnac, ancient Swedish and air-conditioning ducts. Quizmaster Stephen Fry dishes out the points while festooning everyone with Quite Interesting fronds. (S) (W)


Host: Stephen Fry
Panellist: Alan Davies
Panellist: Sean Lock
Panellist: John Sessions
Panellist: Phill Jupitus
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: John Lloyd

: Newsnight

With Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: BBC4 on BBC2: Children's News

Charting the development of children's television news from 1950s newsreels through to today's hard-hitting programmes. John Craven recalls getting Newsround on the air and Michael Buerk confesses that the reports he filed for the programme were among his toughest assignments. Director/Producer Julia Foot: Series producer Tom Ware


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Tom Ware

: BBC4 on BBC2: Heath Robinson - Suburban Subversive

The quietly subversive world of artist William Heath Robinson whose crazy contraptions send up the 20th century's blind faith in machines and technology. Director/Producer Deborah Lee


Artist: William Heath Robinson
Producer: Deborah Lee

: The Fast Show

Unlucky Alf, the Fat Sweaty Coppers, and Bob Fleming , the coughing TV sensation, are among the characters that surface in this repeated episode from the first series.


Unknown: Bob Fleming

: Red Dwarf V: Holoship

1/6. Rimmer is transmitted to the holoship Enlightenment, which contains the cream of the space corps.


The influential American alt-rockers REM introduce some of their greatest hits.

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Radiohead, Zwan (Billy Corgan 's post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit) and Ibrahim Ferrer , vocalist with the Buena Vista Social Club, guest on the music showcase.


Unknown: Billy Corgan
Unknown: Ibrahim Ferrer

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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.

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