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: CBeebies: Something Special

Looking at a rainbow's colours. (SL)

: CBBC: Arthur

Double bill.

: CBBC: New Scooby and Scrappy Show

Double bill. (R) (S)

: CBBC: SMart

Art meets soccer.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Miss Hoolie's visitor has lost some important items. (S)


Writer: Peter Hynes

: CBeebies: Gordon the Garden Gnome

The pals make wishes.

: CBeebies: Pablo the Little Red Fox

The cubs chase rainbows. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder Project Build it!

A farmer needs help.

: Thunderbirds: Martian Invasion

Two actors are trapped in a cave.

: The New Adventures of Superman: Pheromone My Lovely

A spurned chemist threatens Metropolis. With Morgan Fairchild.


Miranda: Morgan Fairchild

: Top Cat

Two crooks pose as TV producers to stage a robbery.

: The Munsters' ScaryLittle Christmas

Comedy. When bullies make fun of Eddie's Dear Santa letter, the family's bid to cheer him up leads to disaster. Review page 52. Director Ian Emes (1996, PG) Followed by The Witness


Director: Ian Emes

: Builders Sweat and Tears

Long-suffering Anji needs the team's help to rectify her husband Nick's disastrous DIY.

: Country Cops

PC Alison Travis is on the trail of youngsters reported to be up to no good in the churchyard.


Unknown: Alison Travis

: Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting

Who'll find the best buys in the French town of Antibes?

: Ready Steady Cook

With Cash in the Attic's Paul Hayes and Alistair Appleton.


Unknown: Paul Hayes
Unknown: Alistair Appleton.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz. (RXS)

: Flog It!

Members of the public in Merthyr Tydfil bring their items of interest to the attention of Charlie Ross and Mark Stacey. With Paul Martin. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Charlie Ross
Unknown: Mark Stacey.
Unknown: Paul Martin.

: Castle in the Country

John Craven finds some unexpected apparitions on a tour of the attics at Glamis. Dr Patrick Harding hunts for a wild fungus that tastes like chicken.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Dr Patrick Harding

: Light Fantastic

New series 1/4. A stimulating and beautifully filmed exploration of humanity's fascination with light, presented by Professor Simon Schaffer. Let There Be Light. Early pioneers resorted to extraordinary measures to unlock the mysteries of light. Greek philosopher Empedocles, for example, hurled himself into Mount Etna in a bid to support his theory that light travelled like laser beams from our eyes. But, as Schaffer reveals, it was left to Sir Isaac Newton to unravel its true essence.
Director Jeremy Turner ; Executive producer Anne Laking
First shown on BBC4 Light and reason: page 34


Presented By: Professor Simon Schaffer.
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Director: Jeremy Turner
Producer: Anne Laking

: Mastermind

Specialist subjects for the quartet of contestants are the life and work of Marie Curie , Ireland during the Second World War, the novels of Raymond Zazie dans le Metro Queneau and the history plays of Shakespeare.
John Humphrys fires the questions.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannagh


Unknown: Marie Curie
Unknown: John Humphrys
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Pam Cavannagh

: What the Ancients Did for Us

1/9. An enthralling examination of ancient inventions, conducted by reporters and tested by Adam Hart-Davis . The Chinese. Jamie Darling relates the remarkable stories behind the golden age of Chinese discovery. Meanwhile, Adam demonstrates how innovations have had a lasting effect on the present day, from flame-throwers and fast food to gunpowder and silk. Director Monika Kuppen Series producer Ian Potts (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Jamie Darling
Director: Monika Kuppen
Producer: Ian Potts

: After the War - Conquering Germany

1/3. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, an absorbing examination of the events that followed.
1945: Germany is beaten but the struggle for the country's soul is only just beginning. First-hand testimony re-creates the experiences, both traumatic and triumphant, of occupiers and occupied in the long reconstruction process. Including mass rapes by Allied troops, the British Army's launch of a motor manufacturer that became a German success story and the soldiers who profited hugely on the black market.

(S) [web address removed]

(The darker side of victory: page 29)


Director/Producer: Julian Hendy
Producer: Haydn Shaughnessy

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: Langrishe, Go Down

Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons star in a 1978 feature-length drama dramatised by Harold Pinter from the novel by Aidan Higgins . Ireland in the 1930s:
Imogen Langrishe is a single woman stranded on a decaying estate with her two sisters. To combat feelings of isolation, she starts a sexual relationship with a poor German student living on the estate.
Director David Hugh Jones


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Dramatised By: Harold Pinter
Novel By: Aidan Higgins
Unknown: Imogen Langrishe
Director: David Hugh Jones
Imogen Langrishe: Judi Dench
Otto Beck: Jeremy Irons
Helen Langrishe: Annette Crosbie
Barry Shannon: Harold Pinter
Maureen Layde: Margaret Whiting
Lily: Susan Williamson

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning

Zone www.bbc.co.uk/leamingzone
Open University/General Interest Repeats are not indicated
2.00 Homegrown Hollywood British short films. With strong language and distressing scenes.

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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.

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