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: CBBC: Arthur

Double bill.

: CBBC: Serious Jungle: 4/6

Trekking deep into the rainforest.

: CBeebies Birthdays; followed by: LazyTown

Ziggy yearns to be a hero - but thinks he's too clumsy.

: CBeebies: Boo!

On a farm. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Balamory

Suzie and Penny try out their new continental food.


Writer: Wayne Jackman

: My Wife & Kids

Jay Gets Fired. Having Jay at home proves to be a nightmare for Michael. (5) Followed by The Witness

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 Watch (ages 5-7) Barnaby Bear 2460983 10.45 Something Special (ages 4-7) Something to
Think About. Signed.

: The Daily Politics: Conference Special

Outgoing party leader Michael Howard delivers the keynote speech of the Conservative conference in Blackpool. Presented by Andrew Neil and Sally Magnusson. (S)
BBC Parliament has live conference coverage from 9.30am.


Speaker: Michael Howard
Presenter: Andrew Neil
Presenter: Sally Magnusson

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
1.00 Hands Up! (ages 7-11) The
Chronicles of Narnia: the Magician's Nephew. Signed. (SU 94643815 1.15 Numbertime (ages 6-7) Addition and Subtraction

: Working Lunch

Business news with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: Escapade in Japan

Adventure featuring an early film appearance from Clint Eastwood. When his flight to Tokyo ditches in the sea, six-year-old Tony is launched on a colourful trip across Japan. Review page 54. Director Arthur Lubin (1957. U)


Unknown: Clint Eastwood.
Director: Arthur Lubin

: Escape to the Country

From London to the Chilterns.
Executive producer Kate Roberts ; Series producer Mandy Thompson


Producer: Kate Roberts
Producer: Mandy Thompson

: Ready Steady Cook

Will consumer champions Matt Allwright and Julia Bradbury get good value from James Tanner and James Martin?


Unknown: Matt Allwright
Unknown: Julia Bradbury
Unknown: James Tanner
Unknown: James Martin

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Flog It!

Paul Martin discovers the origins of the humble pencil in the Lake District.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: The Culture Show

A second run begins with Franz Ferdinand, about to release their new album You Could Have It So Much Better, revealing the ideas behind their songs. On the road with Salman Rushdie as he promotes his latest novel Shalimar the Clown, the genius of painter Rubens, Bexhill-on-Sea's De La Warr Pavilion gloriously restored and an opera by the homeless of Nottingham. With Verity Sharp. Series producer Julian Birkett ; Executive editor George Entwistle
Repeated at 11.20pm [web address removed]


Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Verity Sharp.
Producer: Julian Birkett
Editor: George Entwistle

: A Year at Kew

8/12; series two. The Royal Botanic Garden's technical chief Jim and event organiser Laura prepare to take charge of the most controversial art exhibit ever to be shown at Kew. Alan Titchmarsh narrates. Producer Roger Huyton ; Series producer Adam Alexander
RT DIRECT: save E2 on the accompanying hardback book, only £14.99, or pre-order the paperback for £10.99. Call [number removed]


Producer: Roger Huyton
Producer: Adam Alexander

: No Waste like Home

8/8. The Lamberts of Milton Keynes spent a whopping E875 on their electricity last year - three times the national average. Not surprising with an inventory of five televisions, two computers that are left on round the clock and 84 light bulbs around the house. An amazed Penny Poyzer gets to grips with the wasteful clan. Andrew Lincoln narrates. Series producer Stephanie Weatherhill ; Executive producers
Danielle Lux and Damon Pattison RT DIRECT: paperback book No Waste like Home is only E11.50 (RRP E12.99). Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Andrew Lincoln
Producer: Stephanie Weatherhill
Producer: Damon Pattison

: Horizon

5/9. Can Fish Make My Child Smart? There seems to be no end to the claims made about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, from treating depression, to preventing murder, to boosting the 10 of children. In an attempt to unravel the legitimacy of this last assertion, the results of an experiment that saw nearly 300 children given omega-3 supplements or a placebo are revealed. Plus the origins of our obsession with fish oil is traced to Oxford University and Professor Hugh Sinclair 's "Eskimo" diet, which he claimed could protect us against heart disease. Producer Sanjida O'Connell ; Editor Andrew Cohen www.bbc.co.uk/horizon


Unknown: Professor Hugh Sinclair
Producer: Sanjida O'Connell
Editor: Andrew Cohen

: Underground Britain: Chelsea Girl

5/10. Charting a year in the life of 25-year-old Michelle, who wants to break a cycle of crime and drug addiction for the sake of her son. But can she escape prosecution and a prison sentence?


Producer: Ben Anthony
Executive Producer: Edmund Couthard
Executive Producer: Grant McKee

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: The Culture Show

Shown at 7pm.

: Boys on the Beach

Energetic comedy drama. Four young Parisian friends are enjoying a three-week holiday in Biarritz that they won as a prize. But the competition to pick up girls leads to friction that threatens their friendship. In French with English subtitles. Review page 54.
Director Djamel Bensalah (1998,15)
Followed by 48 Preludes and Fugues


Director: Djamel Bensalah

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
(Repeats not indicated)

2.00 Shakespeare: the Animated Tales
Award-winning versions of Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Richard III and The Taming of the Shrew.

4.00 Shakespeare: the Animated Tales
Further adaptations of the Bard's plays: Othello, The Tempest, A Winter's Tale and Hamlet.

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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.

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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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