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: CBeebies

Big Cook Little Cook
7.20 Tots TV
7.30 Brambly Hedge
8.00 Balamory
A trip to the big city.
8.20 Postman Pat
8.40 Tweenies
A snowman is brought inside to keep warm.


Writer (Balamory): Wayne Jackman

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

The British Wars
How Charles I's belief in divine right divided the fragile elements of his realm
Next episode Thursday 30 December 9am

: Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

7/7. The Panama Canal trench engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps 's grand scheme to build a canal across Panama linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Writer Rachel Wright


Unknown: Ferdinand de Lesseps
Unknown: Rachel Wright

: Who Do You Think You Are?

7/10. Jeremy Clarkson unearths a potential fortune when he researches his family tree.
Another edition tomorrow at 11am
INFORMATION LINE: call [number removed] (national rate) for family-history event details and to receive a free leaflet


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson

: Paralympic Review

The defining moments from
Athens 2004.

: An Evening withTanni Grey-Thompson

Profiling the Welsh wheelchair racer and winner of 11 Paralympic gold medals.

: Racing

The Welsh National from
Chepstow at 1.55. Further starts are at 12.50, 1.20 and 2.25.
Plus a race from Leopardstown at 2.40. With Clare Balding and Rishi Persad , and commentary by Jim McGrath and Tony O'Hehir.
Editor Stephen Cook


Unknown: Rishi Persad
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Tony O'Hehir.
Editor: Stephen Cook

: Larger than Life

Lightweight comedy with Bill Murray. Self-help guru
Jack Corcoran inherits an elephant called Vera, but faces a logistical nightmare transporting her across country. Review page 72. Director Howard Franklin (1996; PG)


Unknown: Bill Murray.
Unknown: Jack Corcoran
Director: Howard Franklin

: Ready Steady Cook

Two rival chefs cook-off against the clock. Ainsley
Harriott presents.

: Weakest Link

Nine nervous contestants brace themselves for put-downs aplenty from sneering Anne Robinson. Another edition tomorrow at 5.30pm.


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: I Capture the Castle

Intelligent period romantic drama based on Dodie Smith's novel, starring Romola Garai and Bill Nighy. 1930s England: 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain leads a peculiar existence with her oddball family in a ramshackle castle. But the spectre of first love is hovering in the wings. Review page 72. (2002, PG)
Dodie Smith: Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman is at 8pm on BBC4


Director: Tim Fywell
Simon Cotton: Henry Thomas
Neil Cotton: Marc Blucas
Rose Mortmain: Rose Byrne
Cassandra Mortmain: Romola Garai
James Mortmain: Bill Nighy
Topaz: Tara Fitzgerald
Mrs Eispeth Cotton: Sinead Cusack
Stephen: Henry Cavill
Thomas Mortmain: Joe Sowerbutts
Vicar: David Bamber
Aubrey Fox-Cotton: James Faulkner
Leda Fox-Cotton: Sarah Woodward

: The Second World War in Colour

New series 1/3. Years of research have unearthed hours of rare colour film offering a remarkable insight into the event that shaped our modern world. Home movies of Adolf Hitler and his cohorts, the devastation wrought by the Blitz, life on the home front, D-Day, the Allied invasion of France, and British bombers defying German fighters are all images captured here in sobering colour.
John Thaw narrates. Continues tomorrow at 8pm.
Producers Lucy Carterfl and Alastair Laurence ; Series producer
Ste . First shown on ITV


Narrator: John Thaw
Producer: Lucy Carterfl
Producer: Alastair Laurence

: What I Wish I'd Known When I Was 20

1/4. Celebrities share their wisdom on a range of subjects including marriage, sex, children and careers. Continues tomorrow at 8.50pm.
Producer Southan Morris ; Executive producer Stuart Prebble
(Revised repeat)


Producer: Southan Morris
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: A Seaside Parish

On 16 August, the village of Boscastle on the north Cornish coast was devastated by a flash flood. A BBC film crew had been recording life in Boscastle for six months before the flood hit, and in this one-hour special to herald the second series of A Seaside Parish, we follow events leading up to that fateful day and the aftermath, seen through the eyes of the parish priest, the Rev Christine Musser. DirectorCharlie Forman; Producer Nigel Farrell


Unknown: Christine Musser.
Producer: Nigel Farrell

: Topsy-Turvy

Mike Leigh 's acclaimed biographical comedy drama, starring Jim Broadbent.
After the relative failure of their latest opera, Princess Ida, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan clash over their next project and seem set to end their partnership - until Gilbert's wife persuades him to visit an exhibition of Japanese culture. Review page 72.
(1999, 12)


Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Jim Broadbent.
Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
William Schwenck Gilbert: Jim Broadbent
Arthur Sullivan: Allan Corduner
Richard Temple: Timothy Spall
Lucy Kitty Gilbert: Lesley Manville
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Ron Cook
Helen Lenoir: Wendy Nottingham
Durward Lely: Kevin McKidd
Leonora Braham: Shirley Henderson
Madame Leon: Alison Steadman
Louis: Dexter Fletcher

: Dead Ringers

Satirical impersonations. Another edition tomorrow 10.15pm.

: Later....with Holland

3/6. Music from the Manic Street Preachers and Nick Cave , and the Bad
Seeds. More tomorrow at 12.05am.


Unknown: Nick Cave

: 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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