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: CBeebies

Ends 6.30.

Pom finds a cuddle.

6.25 Ethelbert the Tiger
The cub meets a chameleon.


Ends 9.00

Enchanted Lands
Animation based on Enid Blyton's books.

6.40 Moomin
Snork's flying machine takes to the air.

7.05 UBOS
Is Cassy vandalising school property?

7.30 Mona the Vampire
Angela's new parrot is a magician.

7.45 Tom and Jerry Kids
A triple bill of antics.

8.05 Taz-Mania
Double bill of fun with the Tazmanian devil.

8.30 Arthur
DW invents an imaginary friend called Nadine. Then Arthur misplaces a scary book.

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History: Century of the Telescope

7/10. In Europe during the 1600s, science becomes a new route to gaining power.

: The Joy of Home

A look at what the British public love about their homes. producer Kerry Richardson : Executive producer Mark Hill


Producer: Kerry Richardson
Producer: Mark Hill

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

7/12. Arctic and Siberia
Mears travels to Baffin Island and the wastes of Siberia.
producer Kathryn Moore
(Revised rpt)


Producer: Kathryn Moore

: Pole to Pole

1/5. Cold Start.
Michael Palin sets off from the North to the South Pole.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Laurel and Hardy

Helpmates. The boys clean up after a party. (BW)
12.55 Our Wife. Stan helps Ollie to elope with a woman whose father has forbidden her to marry. (BW)

: Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman

Mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce , the last in a run of Sherlock Holmes films. The sleuth investigates a series of suicides but soon realises that the deaths were in fact murders. Review page 65. Director Roy William Neill (1944, U)


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

: Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced

A statement in a local newspaper outlines the details of a future murder in Chipping Cleghorn.
Dramatised by Alan Plater ; Producer Guy Slater Director David Giles
The Mirror Crack 'd from Side to Side is tomorrow at 2.25pm


Dramatised By: Alan Plater
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: David Giles
Miss Marple: Joan Hickson
DS Fletcher: Kevin Whately
Dl Craddock: John Castle
Rudi Scherz: Tim Charrington
Myrna Harris: Liz Crowther
Col Easterbrook: Ralph Michael
Mrs Easterbrook: Sylvia Syms
Miss Murgatroyd: Joan Sims
Mrs Swettenham: Mary Kerridge
Edmund Swettenham: Matthew Solon
Miss Blacklock: Ursula Howells
MissBunner: Renee Asherson
Julia Simmons: Samantha Bond
Patrick Simmons: Simon Shepherd

: Final Score

Results and reports.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: I Love the Muppets

A celebration of Jim Henson 's chaotic vaudevillians and their attempts, between 1976 and 1981, to stage a smooth-running show. It uncovers little-known facts about the players, relives memorable moments and talks to famous people who took part, including Debbie Harry , James Coburn , Cleo Laine and Julie Andrews. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas is on New Year's Eve at 1.30pm on BBC1.
Producer Gerard Barry : Executive producer Alan Brown


Unknown: Jim Henson
Unknown: Debbie Harry
Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Julie Andrews.
Producer: Gerard Barry
Producer: Alan Brown

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

In a 1974 Christmas special, Frank and Betty look forward to Yuletide, especially the church nativity play. (Rhs)45791 6

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson test-drives the Chrysler Crossfire, Richard Hammond tries out the new lightning-fast Smart Car, which has been fitted with twin turbos, while James May looks at one of the biggest surprises this year - Jaguar's superb XJ6. Countdown's Carol Vorderman is the "star in a reasonably priced car", and, with the Olympic Games just around the corner, Top Gear invents a sport just for cars, with its very own long-jump competition. The team will be back with a new series of Top Gear in the spring.
Director Brian Klein ; Editor Andy Wilman www.bbc.co.uk/topgear


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: James May
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Director: Brian Klein
Editor: Andy Wilman

: SAS Survival Secrets

5/8. An episode from the series about covert operations techniques. Tonight's fictitious scenario shows how a counter terrorist team prepares for, and conducts, a building assault, and looks at the various methods of entry - from explosives to Land Rovers - and the skills needed for room-to-room fighting. More next week.
Producer Charlie Clay ; Executive producer Paul Wooding


Producer: Charlie Clay
Producer: Paul Wooding

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford , Sabrina Washington from R 'n' B outfit Mis-Teeq, Ibiza club favourite DJ Sammy and Alison Goldfrapp , one half of experimental electronic duo Goldrapp, join regulars Phill Jupitus and Bill Bailey for a festive edition of the comedy pop quiz. With Mark Lamarr. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producers Richard Wilson and Warren Prentice
Our exclusive Buzzcocks-style quiz: page 35 i


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Alison Goldfrapp
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Richard Wilson
Producers: Warren Prentice

: That Was the Week We Watched

3/6. By the first week in November 1982, the nation was welcoming Channel 4 into their homes and, with it, Countdown, Brookside and The Tube. Meanwhile,
Hi-De-Hi! was establishing itself as a popular sitcom, while The Boys from the Blackstuff was the pride of BBC2 and BBC1 had Tenko. Continues tomorrow at llpm.

: Room 101

John Peel reveals his pet hates to presenter Paul Merton , with beards and shopping at the top of his list of things to keep in the Orwellian torture chamber.


Unknown: John Peel
Presenter: Paul Merton

: The Fast Show

Highlights from the second series of the sketch show, featuring Paul Whitehouse , Charlie Higson , Simon Day , Caroline Aherne and John Thomson.
Directors Mark Mylod and Sid Roberson


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: John Thomson.
Directors: Mark Mylod
Directors: Sid Roberson

: Grumpy Old Men

3/4. A Life in the Day. Will Self, Bob Geldof , Tony Hawks, Rory McGrath , Rick Stein , John Sessions and Lemm Sissay have a good old moan about coffee bars, keep fit fads, banks and discos.


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Lemm Sissay

: Red Dwarf V: Back to Reality

6/6. An abandoned space ship is discovered. Starring Craig Charles.


Lister: Craig Charles.

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney , influential LA rock quarter Jane's Addiction, and John Cale - co-founder of the Velvet Underground -feature in tonight's line-up.


Unknown: Multi-Instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney
Unknown: John Cale

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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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