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: CBBC: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Snags caused by a motorway.

: CBBC: Tom

Visiting Greece.

: CBBC: Spacevets

The captain shrinks.


Writer: Christopher Middleton

: CBBC: Evolution: the Animated Series

A life-saving cure is sought.

: CBBC: Best of Friends Africa

Shown yesterday at 4.30pm on BBC1

: CBeebies: Balamory

Suzie has a flying lesson.


Writer: Penny Lloyd

: CBeebies: Boo!

A river visit.

: CBeebies: Gordon the Garden Gnome

Building a compost heap.

: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

Dancing the "shoe hoedown".

: CBeebies: The Story Makers

Milton's magic goes a little wrong.

: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

Joining Emily on a school trip.

: CBeebies: Koala Brothers

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Contraband

Powell and Pressburger spy thriller starring Conrad Veidt.
A Danish sea captain heading for London gets involved in the search for a gang of spies. Review page 51.
(1940, U) (BW)


Unknown: Conrad Veidt.

: The Daily Politics

Westminster updates.

: Working Lunch

Gillian Lacey-Solymar on why
Iceland wants to have the world's first hydrogen economy.


Unknown: Gillian Lacey-Solymar

: The Munsters

The Treasure of Mockingbird
Heights. Could there be loot hidden in the dungeon? (BW)

: Distant Drums

Western-style adventure with Gary Cooper as Capt Wyatt , who leads a raid to quell a Seminole Indian uprising. Review page 51. Director Raoul Walsh 0951 U)


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Capt Wyatt
Director: Raoul Walsh

: Country Cops

A case involving one of Ryedale's pensioner drivers.

: Escape to the Country

A move from Sutton Coldfield to Northamptonshire.

: Ready Steady Cook

Brian Turner and Phil Vickery prepare food for Tamara Beckwith and Cataline Guirado.


Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Phil Vickery
Unknown: Tamara Beckwith
Unknown: Cataline Guirado.

: Weakest Link

Quickfire quiz.

: Flog It!

Paul Martin takes the team to Stoke-on-Trent at the heart of the British pottery industry, where experts David Barby and Mark Stacey evaluate potential auction lots. www.bbc.co.uk/antiques


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: David Barby
Unknown: Mark Stacey

: The Real No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith 's books that depict the work of female private detectives in Botswana have been a phenomenal success, selling nine million copies around the world. The agency is, of course, fictional, but in the Zambian capital of Lusaka there's a real-life bureau that employs four female detectives investigating everything from marital infidelity to missing secret service agents. This engaging film follows their work. Producer Dominic Ozanne ; Exec producer Karen O'Connor The African season continues at 8pm on BBC1 as Holby City visits Ghana Africa round-up: page 28


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Producer: Dominic Ozanne
Producer: Karen O'Connor

: Mastermind

Tonight's varied mix of specialist subjects are: the Harrier and other vertical take-off and landing aircraft; Chequers, the incumbent prime minister's grand country residence in Buckinghamshire; the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett ; and rock giants the Who. John Humphrys fires the questions.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannaqh


Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: John Humphrys
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Pam Cavannaqh

: Ann Widdecombe to the Rescue

2/6. The amateur agony aunt dispenses pragmatic advice to a father desperate to dissuade his daughter from having her breasts enlarged, and lends a sympathetic ear to a group of embattled students whose boorish flatmate is making life intolerable.
Series producer Paul Franklin ; Exec producer David Tibballs FREE HELPLINE: [number removed]. lines open from 7:30am to midnight, seven days a week. All calls are confidential


Producer: Paul Franklin
Producer: David Tibballs

: Blood and Land - This World

New series 1/5. More than 1,500 white farmers have been murdered in the past decade in South Africa, where Caucasians still own three quarters of the land. Is this a campaign to drive them off the land or just another aspect of the country's persistent crime wave? Against a background of irritation at the sluggish pace of land reform, Blood and Land follows a white farmer and a black land claimant, plus a policeman investigating farm murders, over a bloody fortnight. Producer Christopher Morgan ; Exec producer Karen O'Connor ONE life follows Sudanese model Alek Wek at 10.40pm on BBCI Africa round-up: page 28


Producer: Christopher Morgan
Producer: Karen O'Connor
Unknown: Alek Wek

: My Life as a Child

New series 1/6. An authentic portrait of childhood and an astonishing understanding of parental behaviour come to light as children aged between seven and 11 film the minutiae of their lives.
Distant Dads. Nine-year-old Mary flies to Portugal to see her father; Kris, also nine, spends time with pop in Istanbul; while Ellen, eight, meets her dad's new Japanese girlfriend in Tokyo. With strong language. Series producer Dermot Caulfield ; Exec producer Tracy Jeune


Producer: Dermot Caulfield
Producer: Tracy Jeune

: Newsnight

With Martha Kearney. es)


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: RFK: BBC4 on BBC2

An assassin robbed Robert Kennedy of his brother John and a role that gave meaning to his life. Then, just as he began to move beyond his sibling's shadow, he too was slain, in 1968. Storyville looks back at the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son. Director David Grubin ; Series editor Nick Fraser


Unknown: Robert Kennedy
Director: David Grubin
Editor: Nick Fraser

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Secondary Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 PSHE: Lifeschool A-Z 1/2. Raising awareness for young people, including divorce, violence and age limits. 67709 4.00 PSHE: Lifeschool A-Z 2/2.
Issues include paying your way, and the law.

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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.

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