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: CBBC: Trollz

Simon casts a bad spell.
Shown yesterday at 3.40pm on BBC1

: CBBC: Serious Arctic Diaries: 3/3

A ferocious storm hits camp.

: CBeebies: Boo!

The pirate ship.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Archie needs a way to publicise his highland games.


Writer: David MacLennan

: My Wife & Kids

Working Relationship. A great idea of Jay's turns out to be not so great for Michael.

: Trade Secrets

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 BBC Primary History
(ages 7-11) Ancient Greece. Double bill. 9871860 11.10 BBC Primary Geography (ages 7-11) Postcards - Bangladesh. 6422773 11.20 Coming to England (ages 5-7) 9861150 11.40 BBC Primary History (ages 7-11) Black Britons.

: The Daily Politics

News from Westminster.

: Working Lunch

Chris Burgess from the Citizens Advice Bureau answers benefits questions and Jonathan Compton gives his take on the markets. Submit questions via email: working.lunch@bbc.co.uk; or via www.bbc.co.uk/workinglunch.
Editor Tracey Hobbs


Unknown: Chris Burgess
Unknown: Jonathan Compton
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Best of the Badmen

Western starring Robert Ryan and Claire Trevor. At the end of the Civil War, the members of a gang of Confederate outlaws are offered amnesty. But the offer is a trick and a Union bounty hunter is on their tail. Review page 63. Director William D Russell (1951. U)


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Claire Trevor.
Director: William D Russell

: Castle in the Country

Nicki Chapman joins a traditional brass band.


Unknown: Nicki Chapman

: The Big Dig

5/10. In Cardiff the first crop of potatoes is ready; in Highgate the pond is finished.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs Ed Baines and Phil Vickery rustle up quick treats.


Unknown: Ed Baines
Unknown: Phil Vickery

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman looks ahead to tomorrow night's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1, when the remaining 11 couples take to the floor for a second time.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman

: Trafalgar 200: Nelson's Glorious Victory

Live coverage of the commemorative ceremony in Portsmouth marking the bicentennial anniversary of Trafalgar. The Queen lights the first of nearly
1,000 beacons across the country, the Band of the Royal Marines beat retreat, and a broadside is fired from all 54 of HMS Victory's starboard guns. Presented by Huw Edwards and Neil Oliver.
Series producer Ian Russell Performance on 3: Trafalgar Day Concert, live on Radio 3 at 7.30pm BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE E3,40, monthly. Trafalgar special on sale now What makes Neil Oliver so clever?: page 69


Presented By: Huw Edwards
Presented By: Neil Oliver.
Producer: Ian Russell
Unknown: Neil Oliver

: Tales from the Green Valley

10/12. It's June, and time to wash the sheep in the stream before tackling the back-breaking task of shearing them by hand. Owen Teale narrates.
Producer Peter Sommer ; Series producer David Upshal


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

: Garden School

New series 1/8. Is there a hot-house route to a career in horticulture? Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin turns teacher in an attempt to transform a group of enthusiastic amateurs into green-fingered geniuses. Series producer Richard Trayler-Smith Growth industry: page 20


Designer: Diarmuid Gavin
Producer: Richard Trayler-Smith

: Gardeners' World

The team are about to begin an ambitious new garden aimed at re-inventing the conifer, so Joe sets off to find some exciting new varieties.
Producer Andy Vernon ; Series producer Sarah Moors


Producer: Andy Vernon
Producer: Sarah Moors

: Catherine the Great

1/2. Bringing to life the intimate memoirs and personal letters of the 18th-century Russian Empress, this drama documentary charts the reign of one of history's most powerful and passionate female rulers.
Writer/Producer Paul Burgess ; Executive producers
Phillip Whitehead , Carol Sennett and Phil Craig


Producer: Paul Burgess
Producers: Phillip Whitehead
Producers: Carol Sennett
Producers: Phil Craig
Catherine the Great: Emily Brunl
Empress Elizabeth: Dlana-Florentlna Dumbrava
Peter III: Danut Chlriac
Grigory Orlov: Claudiu Bleont
Alexei Orloff: Adrian Anghel

: Black Cab

Talk Radio. A driver and his fare discuss music.
Writer Rachel Pole ; Producers Chris Clough and Jake Lushington
Director Susan Tully


Unknown: Rachel Pole
Producers: Chris Clough
Producers: Jake Lushington
Director: Susan Tully

: QI

4/12. Alexander Armstrong , Jeremy Clarkson , Alan Davies and John Sessions seek obscure answers to
Stephen Fry 's questions. Next edition 10.30pm on BBC4. Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer John Lloyd
Shown last Friday on BBC4 Alan Davies chats to Jonathan Ross at 10.35pm on BBC1


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: John Lloyd
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Newsnight Review

Presented by Mark Lawson.
Series producer Tanya Hudson


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Later ... with Jools Holland

New series 1/6
The show returns with Burt Bacharach , Goldfrapp, Sinead O'Connor , Sly and Robbie, Rufus Wainwright and Editors. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Alison Howe Phill Jupitus on Editors: page 46


Unknown: Burt Bacharach
Unknown: Sinead O'Connor
Unknown: Rufus Wainwright
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Alison Howe
Producer: Phill Jupitus

: Reform School Girl

Drama starring
Aimee Graham. Small-town waitress Donna is convicted of being an accessory to manslaughter and sent to the hellish McCarthy Reform School. Review page 63. Director Jonathan Kaplan (1994,18)


Unknown: Aimee Graham.
Director: Jonathan Kaplan

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
Repeats not indicated.
Open University/General Interest
2.00 Framing and Forming
2.30 The Sonnet
3.00 Music to the Ear
3.30 Philosophy in Action
4.00 The Emperor's Gift
4.30 Open Advice
5.00 Behind a Mask

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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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