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: CBeebies: Pablo the Little Red Fox

Pumpkin is teased. (S)

: CBeebies: The Koala Brothers

Mitzi has a big adventure.

: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: Krypto the Superdog

New cartoon about the adventures of Superman's dog.
Shown Wednesday at 4.05pm on BBC1

: CBBC: The Queen's Nose

Feature-length episode. When the foster home burns down, the Parker family is faced with separation.


Writer: Graham Alborough
Writer: Jesse Armstrong
Writer: Sam Bain
Writer: Phil Hughes

: Meteorites!

Disaster thriller. A sleepy Arizona town's UFO festival is interrupted by a deadly space shower. Review page 64.
Director Chris Thomson (1998, PG)


Director: Chris Thomson

: Dragonslayer

Family-orientated fantasy adventure featuring the film debut of AllyMcBeal star Peter MacNicol. In the Dark Ages, the people of Urland beg a sorcerer to help them destroy a terrifying dragon. Review page 64.
Director Matthew Robbins (1981, PG)


Unknown: Peter MacNicol.
Director: Matthew Robbins

: The Flying Gardener

In Hampshire.

: The Great War: Please God Send Us Victory

How stalemate on the Western Front prompted a British naval assault on the Turkish Dardanelles straits.
(BW) (Continues next week)

: Nicholas and Alexandra

A sumptuous epic portraying the lead-up to the Russian
Revolution and the downfall of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra. Review page 64.
Director Franklin Schaffner (1971, PG)


Director: Franklin Schaffner
Tsar Nicholas II: Michael Jayston
Empress Alexandra: Janet Suzman
Princess Anastasia: Fiona Fullerton
Rasputin: Tom Baker
Princess Marie: Candace Glendenning,
Princess Tatiana: Lynne Frederick

: Flog It!

Heirlooms and trinkets alike go under the auctioneer's gavel in Leatherhead, Surrey. (Revised rpt)

: Masterchef Goes Large

Three top restaurant critics are coming to dinner - can tonight's semi-finalists stand the heat?

: Springwatch with Bill Oddie

Have ladybirds already visited your garden this year? Following the survey's launch in January, Bill Oddie , Kate Humble and Simon King ask eagle-eyed viewers to continue recording their first sightings of spring at www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch. The data will be analysed when the series returns in late May. Plus wildlife reports from around Britain, from badgers to rutting red deer. Producer Miles Barton ; Series producer Stephen Moss
Repeated on Easter Day


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Kate Humble
Unknown: Simon King
Producer: Miles Barton
Producer: Stephen Moss

: Royal Gardeners

2/6. How hyacinths and marigolds, gazebos, roof terraces and fountains adorned the gardens of fashionable Elizabethans. With Alan Titchmarsh.
Director Kath Moore ; Executive producer Dick Colthurst


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Director: Kath Moore
Producer: Dick Colthurst

: Gardeners' World

It's time to dig out those wellies in readiness for the UK's busiest gardening weekend. Monty Don sows a five-strong dahlia trial, while Chris Beardshaw spots trends at Amsterdam's international Horti Fair.
Producer Andy Vernon ; Series producer Sarah Moors RT DIRECT: book Gardeners' World - Gardening from Berryfields, E18 (RRP E20) incl p&p. To order, call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Andy Vernon
Producer: Sarah Moors

: Princess Margaret: a Love Story - Timewatch

Her romance with a dashing fighter pilot was the stuff of fairy tales - yet the prospect of marriage between the Queen's sister and Group Captain Peter Townsend , a divorced commoner, divided opinion. In 1955 she ended two years of tabloid speculation by choosing duty over love - but was it a needless sacrifice?
Director Sam Starbuck ; Editor John Farren Duty and heartbreak: page 37


Unknown: Captain Peter Townsend
Director: Sam Starbuck
Editor: John Farren

: Dear Television

8/10. Astute, amusing and occasionally bizarre letters from TV viewers. More next week.

: Grumpy Old Women

4/4. Stuck in the Middle. Apparently they enjoy too much leisure time. Children? No, it's the elderly who irritate grouchy Sheila Hancock , Germaine Greer , Nina Myskow and others. Alison Steadman narrates.
Producer Judith Holder ; Executive producer Stuart Prebble


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Producer: Judith Holder
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Outlaws

11/12. A Dying Breed. Duplicitous Dunbar is tempted by a grubby financial carrot from a cannier class of criminal. Writer Jimmy Gardner First shown BBC3
11.00 12/12. The Decline of English Murder. Defending a teenage pervert could be the last straw for Dunbar. Writer Steve Coombes Cast on Sun First shown on BBC3


Unknown: Jimmy Gardner
Unknown: Steve Coombes

: Smilla's Sense of Snow

Ponderous mystery thriller starring Julia Ormond , Gabriel Byrne and Richard Harris. Exiled Greenlander Smilla calls upon her scientific expertise to probe a friend's death in Copenhagen. Review page 65.
Director Bille August (1996, 15)


Unknown: Julia Ormond
Unknown: Gabriel Byrne
Unknown: Richard Harris.
Unknown: Greenlander Smilla

: The Black Bargain

Kiefer Sutherland directs this noir-style tale about a Chicago mobster's downfall. Part of the Fallen Angels strand.

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
Repeats not indicated.
Open University/General Interest
2:00: The Museum of Conflicting Histories
2:30: Open Advice: Study to Succeed
3:00: A Question of Identity: Berlin and Berliners
4:00: Insights into Violence
4:30: Ever Wondered?
5:00: P-Y Gerbeau's Rules of the Game: Paying the Penalty
5:30: Renaissance Secrets: The Riddle of the Dome

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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