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: CBBC: Little Bear

Triple bill.

: CBBC: There's a Viking In My Bed

Mr Thripp enjoys himself.

: CBBC: Yvon of the Yukon

Pretending to be a dummy.

: CBeebies: Boo!

Indian jungle.

: CBeebies: Pingu

Getting lost.

: CBeebies: Little Red Tractor

Planting potatoes.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Will the judge of the sandcastle competition arrive in time?


Writer: Penny Lloyd

: CBeebies: Sergeant Stripes

Some paint goes missing.

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 BBC Primary Arabic (9-11) 8005841 10.50 Maths Channel (10-11) Triple bill.
U.20 BBC Primary Geography (9-11) 2706381 11.40 BBC Primary History (ages 9-11)

: Laurel and Hardy: Come Clean

Ollie plays hero to a woman. (BW)


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Trade Secrets

: Working Lunch

Discussing pensions. With Adam Shaw and Angela Rippon.
Email: [email address removed]
[web address removed]


Presenter: Adam Shaw
Presenter: Angela Rippon
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: The Return of FrankJames

Sluggish western sequel starring Henry Fonda. Frank James seeks revenge when the two men involved in his brother's murder are granted a pardon. Review page 59.
Director Fritz Lang (1940, U)


Unknown: Henry Fonda.
Unknown: Frank James
Director: Fritz Lang

: One Man and His Geese

Re-creating the great rural tradition of "droving".

: Flog It!

Looking for profit in Castletown, Isle of Man.

: Ready Steady Cook

With chefs Ross Burden and Nick Nairn.


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: Nick Nairn.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Beg Borrow or Steal

Big-money quiz show with Jamie Theakston.


Unknown: Jamie Theakston.

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

The couples' preparations for tomorrow's final dance-off are put underthe microscope.

: HeadJam

Mark Durden-Smith and comic Rhys Thomas guest on the pop-culture quiz. How much useless trivia can they fit in their heads? Vernon Kay finds out.
Executive producer Mark Ford


Unknown: Mark Durden-Smith
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Vernon Kay
Producer: Mark Ford

: Fighting Talk

2/3. Pithy sports debate show, hosted by Johnny Vaughan , where points are awarded for good punditry. Tonight World of Sport anchorman Dickie Davies is among the guests.
Executive producer Gregor Cameron Repeated next Sunday Fighting Talk is at 11am tomorrow on BBC Radio 5 Live


Unknown: Johnny Vaughan
Unknown: Dickie Davies
Producer: Gregor Cameron

: BBC Gardener of the Year

Will sunflowers and lily pads feature as five amateur gardeners draw inspiration from Monet, Van Gogh , Kiimt, Blake and Degas to create a show garden inspired by a great painting? Monty Don presides over the sixth annual contest with Rachel de Thame, Chris Beardshaw and Adam Pascojudgingthe art-themed entries.
Director David Symonds ; Producer Rosemary Edwards
Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Adam Pascojudgingthe
Director: David Symonds
Producer: Rosemary Edwards

: Empire Warriors

4/4. The Hunt for Kimathi. "The white man would only listen to the sound of a bullet," proclaimed Dedan Kimathi , leader of the Mau Mau. His secret organisation spearheaded a bloody revolt against British colonial rule in Kenya during the 1950s. This documentary depicts the tactics used by the British to hunt Kimathi - including "going native" by blacking up - and the Kenyan government's recent decision to officially recognise the Mau Mau as freedom fighters.
Producer Jenny Ash ; Series producer Peter Molloy (AD)


Leader: Dedan Kimathi
Unknown: Mau Mau.
Unknown: Mau Mau
Producer: Jenny Ash
Producer: Peter Molloy

: Ql

10/12. Alan Davies , Phil Kay , Clive Anderson and John Sessions on more subjects starting with B. With Stephen Fry. Next episode is on BBC4 at 10.30. Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer John Lloyd


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Phil Kay
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: B. With Stephen Fry.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: John Lloyd

: Newsnight

Presented by Gavin Esler.


Presenter: Gavin Esler

: Newsnight Review

Deborah Bull , Charles Saumarez Smith and James Brown join Kirsty Wark to view the cultural week.
Series producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Charles Saumarez Smith
Unknown: James Brown
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: BBC4 on BBC2

Sam Cooke : Legend A profile of the seminal soul singer. With contributions from Aretha Franklin ,
Lou Rawls and Bobby Womack. (AD)


Unknown: Sam Cooke
Unknown: Aretha Franklin
Unknown: Lou Rawls
Unknown: Bobby WomacK.

: The Terror

Ultra-low-budget horror from cult director Roger Corman , starring Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson. A Napoloenic officer follows a mysterious woman to the ancient castle of a sinister baron. Review page 59. (1963.15) Followed by The Witness


Director: Roger Corman
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Jack Nicholson.

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Renaissance Secrets Venice: a Secondhand City? First of four episodes on the scandals of Renaissance Europe. 86985 2.30 The Italian Patient. 65492 3.00 Conspiring against the Queen. 85614 3.30 What Did Gutenberg fnvent? 89072 4.00 Siena Cathedral The story of the great building's construction. 1177492 4.50 Ever Wondered? 62180625 5.00 Duccio The Rucellai Madonna. 41782 5.30 Open Advice - Study to Succeed


Unknown: Renaissance Europe.
Unknown: Rucellai Madonna.

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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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