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: CBBC: Trollz

Sapphire falls in love.
Repeated from yesterday at 3.40pm, BBC1

: CBBC: Serious Arctic: 2/6

The team struggle to cope with the extreme temperatures.

: CBBC: Best of Friends

More tantalising treats to test friendships.

: CBeebies Birthdays; Followed by LazyTown

Things look bad when Sportacus loses his crystal.

: CBeebies: Muffin the Mule

Muffin takes a well-deserved day off.

: CBeebies: Boo!

A Canadian river.

: CBeebies: Come Outside

Mabel and Pippin learn about the wind.

: CBeebies: Balamory

It's French Day at the nursery and Miss Hoolie's Gallic friend Philippe is joining in the fun.


Writer: Davey Moore

: My Wife & Kids

Quality Time. Jay becomes convinced that Michael no longer loves her.

: Master Spy *

Spy drama starring Stephen Murray. After defecting to
Britain, Russian scientist Boris Turganev is given a job at a government nuclear resear facility. But when he's discovered passing on information, suspicions are aroused. Review page 55. Director Montgomery Tully (1964, U)


Unknown: Stephen Murray.
Unknown: Boris Turganev
Director: Montgomery Tully

: The Daily Politics

The latest news from Westminster. Presented by Andrew Neil and Daisy Sampson.


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Presenter: Daisy Sampson

: Wildlife on Two

Why do male toads croak when touched? Where do newts lay eggs? Research into amphibian mating habits reveals all. Followed by The Witness

: Working Lunch

Business analysis, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Snooker

Live coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston, of the second round of the Grand Prix. Barring shock results in the previous round, this afternoon's matches should include appearances by champion Mark Williams , rapidly rising star Stephen Maguire and "people's champion" Jimmy White. www.bbc.co.uk/snooker INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can view uninterrupted live coverage, action from other tables, plus a news and statistics service, via the red button


Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Stephen Maguire
Unknown: Jimmy White.

: Weakest Link

The ruthless quiz.

: Snooker

Live second-round coverage continues from the Grand Prix in Preston. Providing the qualifiers didn't cause any major upsets in the first round, world number two Stephen Hendry , resurgent veteran Steve Davis , 1999 winner John Higgins and world championship runner-up Graeme Dott should all be at the table this evening. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can view uninterrupted live coverage, action from other tables, plus a news and statistics service


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Graeme Dott

: The Good Life

Anniversary. It's two years since Tom and Barbara became self-sufficient. Have they finally had enough? Writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey ; Producer John Howard Davies Postponed from 26 September


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: How to Rescue a House

2/8. The exorbitant price of property in London means many of the capital's key workers can only dream of owning a place. Could buying one of London's 100,000 empty homes be the answer? Architect Maxwell Hutchinson joins nurse
Sally Walshe and husband Barry, an ambulance driver, in their search for a family home. As key workers, they should be entitled to loans to help them out. But as they soon discover, it's not quite as simple as that.
Series producer Jane Merkin ; Exec producer Cassie Braban


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Unknown: Sally Walshe
Producer: Jane Merkin
Producer: Cassie Braban

: Rick Stein's French Odyssey

The culinary cruise concludes with an hour-long edition. 9/9. As the barge reaches the end of the Canal du Midi, it's time to switch vessels and sail across the salty Etang de Thau. At the fishing port of Sete, Bastille
Day is celebrated with water jousting, fireworks and seafood ragout. And the gastronomic journey reaches a fitting conclusion in Marseille with the most famous seafood dish of all - bouillabaisse. Rick returns with a Christmas edition of Food Heroes in early December. Director/Producer David Pritchard RT DIRECT: save E2 on the accompanying hardback book. To order for only E1B call [number removed]6042 (national rate) quoting RT Ragout of seafood with linguine: page 31


Producer: David Pritchard

: The Hurricane That Shook America

Could more have been done to prevent the chaos that resulted from Hurricane Katrina's collision with New Orleans? Were officials already aware that the city's flood defences couldn't withstand such savage winds? In this documentary in the This World strand, emergency planners talk candidly about who knew what. and when, while a member of the government's crisis team claims incompetent leadership is to blame. Plus, stories of the city's residents left to fend for themselves - including the young man who commandeered a bus and drove a cargo of homeless and abandoned people to safety. [web address removed]

The Hurricane That Shook America 9.00pm BBC2
This documentary special looks at the heartbreak brought to New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Weall watched news footage of a city apparently taken completely by surprise but here we learn that there were some who knew the city could face devastation should the worst ever happen. Put simply, New Orleans's flood defences were not built to withstand such a force of nature.
Says one native of the French Quarter, Joe Salza, "I want every American to know: if it can happen in New Orleans, you better damn well sleep with one eye open, cos then it can happen anywhere." Emergency planners look back at what went wrong, and there are stories from citizens who, when faced with the worst that life could throw at them, used their emotional, intellectual and physical resources to fight back. (Alison Graham)


Executive Producer: Karen O'Connor

: Room 101

5/8. Actress Sheila Hancock nominates herself as a candidate for banishment to Orwellian oblivion, and suggests men like David Beckham should be sent to keep her company. Paul Merton finds out why.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: David Beckham
Unknown: Paul Merton
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Newsnight

Hosted by Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Snooker

Coverage from Preston of the conclusion to the second round. Who will make the last 16?

: Snooker Extra

Highlights of this afternoon's play, introduced by Hazel Irvine.


Introduced By: Hazel Irvine.

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats not indicated
2.00 Geography World Physical. Earthquakes, glaciation, rivers, coasts and deserts.
4.00 History Class Clips. Reconstructions, archive footage and CGI help bring to life key events in British history, from 1066 to the 20th century.

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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