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: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: The Demon Headmaster: series one: 5/6

Splat is hit by rubbish.

: Eureka TV

: CBeebies: Tweenies Safety Shorts

The dangers of swings.

: CBeebies: Muffin the Mule

Things are disappearing.

: CBeebies: Pingu

Triple bill.

: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

Dig it with Pete and Nat. (S)

: CBeebies: Balamory

Wedding bells are ringing but is Archie's unreliable car going to spoil the special day?


Writer: Penny Lloyd

: Thunderbirds

A fault develops during a rocket launch, endangering a manned satellite.

10.50 Give or Take a Million
Festive celebrations are jeopardized by two thieves.

: Top Cat

Lovesick Choo Choo is set up with a glamorous date.

The gang attempt to win prizes on TV.

: Working Lunch

Adrian Chiles 's cycle ride takes him to a roadside cafe, a wine merchant and to the world's tallest town crier. In the studio, viewers' questions on mortgages are answered by broker Pat Bunton. Email working.lunch@bbc.co.uk or via www.bbc.co.uk/workinglunch. Editor Tracey Hobbs


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Pat Bunton.
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: The Last Voyage

Ominous drama starring Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. A fire in the boiler room of a veteran American liner sparks off an explosion that threatens the survival of the ship and her passengers. Review page 54. Director Andrew L Stone (1960)


Unknown: Robert Stack
Unknown: Dorothy Malone.
Director: Andrew L Stone

: Race Country

5/10. Clare Balding meets the trainer of Best Mate.

: Escape to the Country

A Stockport couple look for a new beginning in Conwy, Wales, now that their children have grown up.

: Ready Steady Cook

Lesley Waters and Nick Nairn are under starter's orders.


Unknown: Lesley Waters
Unknown: Nick Nairn

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Animal Park

Romeo the otter meets Rosie. But will it be love at first sight? Last in series.

: The Curious House Guest

Lady Victoria Leatham , resident of Burghley, invites Jeremy Musson to spend a weekend exploring her 16th-century family home's long and rich history.
Director Spike Geilinger , Series producer Richard Trayler-Smith


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham
Unknown: Jeremy Musson
Director: Spike Geilinger
Producer: Richard Trayler-Smith

: Tales from the Green Valley

4/12. December promises tankards of authentic 17th-century booze as the experts prepare to celebrate Christmas, but first winter clothes must be made and a wood store built. Owen Teale narrates. Producer Peter Sommer ; Series producer David Upshal


Unknown: Owen Teale
Producer: Peter Sommer
Producer: David Upshal

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

3/8. The Return of the Military Man.
Richard Holmes recounts how, as Lord of the Admiralty, Winston became involved in the disastrous First
World War campaign at Gallipoli.
Producer Harvey Lilley ; Executive producer Mark Fielder
First shown on BBC4


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Producer: Harvey Lilley

: Gardeners' World

A nectar bar is created to showcase some of the best late-summer perennials. Sarah gives the cottage garden a tidy and Joe assesses the ponds.
Producer Andy Vernon ; Series producer Sarah Moors Alan Titchmarsh 's 30-minute gardener: page 32


Producer: Andy Vernon
Producer: Sarah Moors
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky

New series 1/3. A compelling dramatisation of Patrick Hamilton 's tale of unrequited love in 1930s London. The Midnight Bell: Bob's Story. The Midnight Bell pub is the scene of desperate longing as barman Bob pursues an infatuation with streetwalker Jenny.
Dramatised by Kevin Elyot ; Producer Kate Harwood ; Director
Simon Curtis First shown on BBC4


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Dramatised By: Kevin Elyot
Producer: Kate Harwood
Director: Simon Curtis First
Bob: Bryan Dick
Ella: Sally Hawkins
Jenny: Zoe Tapper
Governor: Tony Hayqarth
Governor's wife: Jacqueline Tonq
Violet: Mile Shirley
Ernest Eccles: Phil Davis
Mr Sounder: Anthony O'Donnell
Bank teller: Richard O'Callaqhan
Landlady: Kathy Burke

: Black Cab

A short film set in a London taxi.

: It's Grim up North

2/4. The anatomy of northern food, with contributions from the likes of Jenny Eclair , Shobna Gulati , Noddy Holder, Stuart Maconie , Carole Malone ,
Mark Radcliffe , Stephen Tompkinson , Tony Wilson and Michael Winner. Keith Barren narrates.
Director/Producer Pip Banyard


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Shobna Gulati
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Carole Malone
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Tony Wilson
Unknown: Michael Winner.

: Newsnight

With Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: Newsnight Review

Julie Myerson , Mark Kermode and Kwame Kwei-Armah discuss the latest cultural offerings. Kirsty Wark hosts. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Unknown: Mark Kermode
Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Mercury Prize

Action from Tuesday night's album-of-the-year awards featuring, among others,
Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs and the Magic Numbers. With Jools Holland and Jo Whiley. See Tuesday's choice. Director Phil Heyes : Producer Alison Howe


Unknown: Kaiser Chiefs
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Jo Whiley.
Director: Phil Heyes
Producer: Alison Howe

: Girls in Prison

Tough drama starring
Missy Crider. Aspiring singer Aggie is sent to a brutal prison after being framed for the murder of a sleazy record company executive. Review page 54.
Director John McNaughton (1994,15)


Director: John McNaughton

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Rothko The Seagram Murals 46861 2.30 Art In Australia 57720 3.30 Open Advice Staying on Course
437204.00 Finding a Way Bowbridge and Great Bardfield 64213 4.30 Mosaico Hispanico In-vision subtitles. SCO Fortress Europe 40010 5.30 Fortress Britain

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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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