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: CBeebies

Tamba's gone.

7.30 Fireman Sam

7.50 Pingu
Festive fun.

8.00 Balamory
Who will get to play Cinderella in the Christmas panto?

8.20 Oh Yes It Is!
4/5. It's party time in the Prince's palace.

8.40 Tweenies


Writer (Balamory): Wayne Jackman

: A Hisfory of Britain by Simon Schama

King Death. Bubonic plague in the 14th century. producer Paul Tilzey Continues tomorrow at 9am


Producer: Paul Tilzey

: Seven Wonders of the industrial World

4/7. Transcontinental Railway The race to link the east and west coasts of the United States Writer Paul Bryers Brooklyn Bridge is tomorrow at 10am


Unknown: Paul Bryers

: Who Do You Think You Are?

4/10. Meera Syal 's search for information about her grandfathers. Bill Oddie features tomorrow at 10.50am


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Noel Noel

i Animation. A rich man is unable \ to enjoy Christmas.

: Swing Time

I Dazzling musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. When "Lucky" Gamett is late for his wedding, the bride's father forbids the marriage until the groom has made his fortune. Review page 53. Director George Stevens (1936. U)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers.
Director: George Stevens

: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Jeremy Brett stars as Sherlock Holmes in this 1988 dramatisation of Conan Doyle 's tale. The heir to the Baskerville estate appears to be threatened by a family curse. With Edward Hardwicke. Director Brian Mills
First shown on ITV
Jeremy Brett stars in The Eligible
Bachelor Thu 30 Dec 1.55pm; see also Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Boxing Day 9.25pm BBC1 Ideal Holmes: page 26


Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: Get a New Life

Sean gets a job so the Densons finally go house-hunting.

: Ready Steady Cook Special

With panto stars Sylvester McCoy and Issy van Randwyck. Another edition Holiday Monday 4.30pm


Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Unknown: Issy van Randwyck.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Porridge

No Way Out. The inmates plan to escape, but Fletch has other ideas concerning a spell in the infirmary. The Christmas episode from 1975.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais The festive edition from 1976 is on Boxing Day at 5.45pm


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: The Mystery of the Three Kings

Who were the mysterious men believed to have followed a star to the birthplace of Christ? Seeking the reality behind the Christmas card image, this documentary reveals the ancient religious traditions that may have inspired the Magi's visit. Producers Giles Llewellyn-Thomas and Sarah Strupinski ; Executive producers Anthony Geffen and Carol Sennett


Producers: Giles Llewellyn-Thomas
Producers: Sarah Strupinski
Producers: Anthony Geffen
Producers: Carol Sennett

: Essential Poems for Christmas

A starry line-up of thespians brings a selection of poems to life that reflects the gamut of Christmas experiences. Including Major Henry Livingston's The Night before Christmas, The Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot and Thomas Hardy's Christmas: 1924.
Among those taking part are Prunella Scales, Rhys Ifans, Jack Dee, Dougray Scott, Maggie Steed, Timothy West, Doon MacKichan, Michelle Collins, Saeed Jaffrey, Phill Jupitus and Michael Sheen.


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Rhys Ifans
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Dougray Scott
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Michelle Collins
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Michael Sheen
Producer: Sally George
Producer: Caroline McCool
Producer: Harry Thompson
Series Editor: Daisy Goodwin

: University Challenge Special

New series 1/3. The first of two heats features a team of television stalwarts, including Andrew Neil , Monty Don and Clare Balding , against a squad from their radio counterparts that boasts the likes of Ned Sherrin , Jenni Murray and Roger Bolton.
Heat two is tomorrow at 8.30pm.


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Back on Jimmy's Farm

Having started a pig farm in 2003 without a scrap of experience under his belt, Jimmy Doherty has big problems - his free-range pigs are running a little too wild. The embattled farmer has brought in local stockman Steve who may be able to save his porkers from extinction. Meanwhila, familiarfacesfill new roles in shops, production? poultry and marketing. However, Jimmy's accountant says the farm is losing money - does the business have a future? Director Henry Wilks ; Executive prod cer Jill Fullerton-Smith


Unknown: Jimmy Doherty
Director: Henry Wilks
Unknown: Jill Fullerton-Smith

: Grumpy Old Men at Christmas

This time last year, a rogues'gallery of middle-aged moaners - including Jeremy Clarkson , Will Self and Rick Wakemen railed against pantos, nativity plays, false bonnomie and novelty socks. Director Alan Lewens


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Rick Wakemen
Director: Alan Lewens

: Dead Ringers

New Hollywood blockbuster Trumpton the Action Movie is previewed by the sultans of satire. More from the team tomorrow at 12.25am.

: Hell in the Pacific

Complex and suspenseful Second World War drama starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. An American pilot and a Japanese naval officer come face to face on an uninhabited island at the height of the battle for the Pacific. Their ensuing impersonal war becomes a conflict between two men struggling for survival. Review page 55.
Director John Boorman (1968, PG)


Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Toshiro Mifune.
Director: John Boorman

: Later.... with Jools Holland

4/6. Featuring folk/blues innovator John Martyn , tracks from PJ Harvey's seventh album Uh Huh Her, and funk musician Amp Fiddler. Another episode tomorrow at 12.55am. Director Phil Heyes


Unknown: John Martyn
Director: Phil Heyes

: BBC News 24

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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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