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: CBBC: Raven

Dragon's Roost.

: CBeebies: Pingu

Grandpa visits.

: CBeebies: Something Special

Fish and other sea creatures. (SL)

: House Detectives

Spooky goings-on at a rambling Essex farmhouse.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 BBC Primary Geography (ages 7-11) Using the Land. 4590849
10.40 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) 4672153
11.00 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 5-7) 4025153
11.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 6-7) Phonics Year 2. Double bill. 881849 11.45 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spell It Out

: The Daily Politics

Westminster news. (S)

: Working Lunch

Adam Shaw presents the first in a series of reports celebrating
Enterprise Week.


Unknown: Adam Shaw

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
1.00 Maths Channel (ages 9-10) Year 5 triple bill.
Followed by The Witness

: Letter from an Unknown Woman

Romantic melodrama starring Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan.
A sensitive teenager falls for a concert pianist. Review page 55. Director Max Ophuls (1948, U) (BW)
Max Ophuls's "Caught", tomorrow at 1.35pm Film Trivia: page 64


[Actress]: Joan Fontaine
[Actor]: Louis Jourdan
Director: Max Ophuls

: Castle in the Country

The secrets lurking beneath York's cobbled streets.

: Thoroughly Modern Matron

1/10. Trainee medics are put through their paces on a 1950s-style hospital ward. Nadia Sawalha hosts. (S)


Presenter: Nadia Sawalha

: Ready Steady Cook

Alan Nash - the world's fastest egg crusher - and baked bean fan Captain Beany guest. (S)


Unknown: Alan Nash

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Eggheads

Judith (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) Keppel, Chris (International Mastermind) Hughes and world quiz champ Kevin Ashman compete in the daily general knowledge quiz. Presented by Dermot Murnaghan. Producer Tessa McHugh ; Executive producers Gail Sloan and David Young See how you do against the Eggheads: page


Unknown: Kevin Ashman
Presented By: Dermot Murnaghan.
Producer: Tessa McHugh
Producers: Gail Sloan
Producers: David Young

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman looks back at a tense week as another disappointed couple discuss why their performance failed to impress the judges.
Director Ivan Youlden : Producers James Fox, Nick Horsley and Anna Meadows www.bbc.co.uk/strictlycomedancing


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Director: Ivan Youlden
Producers: James Fox
Producers: Nick Horsley
Producers: Anna Meadows

: Jonathan Miller's Brief History of Disbelief: BBC4 on BBC2

3/3. The Final Hour A wide-ranging conclusion to this thought-provoking assessment of atheism, covering Charles Darwin 's theories of evolution,
Freud's labelling of religion as a "thought disorder", and religious fanaticism in the 21st century.
Director/Producer Richard Denton


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Richard Denton

: Dubai Dreams

3/6. Alabbar. Mohamed Ali Alabbar began life in a tent - he's now a government minister and heads the largest real-estate group in the world. In this glimpse into his high-powered world he's closing million-dollar deals with Armani and promoting Dubai to the West - all while trying not to upset the ruling sheikh. Christopher Eccleston narrates.
Director Ann Lalic ; Series producer Miranda Steed (AD)


Unknown: Mohamed Ali Alabbar
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Director: Ann Lalic
Producer: Miranda Steed

: University Challenge

It's England v Scotland in tonight's first-round tussle: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, face the University of Edinburgh. With Jeremy Paxman. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels (AD)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Irene Daniels

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Powter and comedian Lucy Porter join team captains Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus and sardonic host Mark Lamarr. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Lucy Clarke
Repeated next Saturday Phill Jupitus reviews a John Peel tribute CD: page 44


Songwriter: Daniel Powter
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: John Peel

: Broken News

3/6. A merciless satire of 24-hour news, from the makers of Radio 4's prize-winning The Sunday Format. Half Way There Day. Events around Britain to mark the halfway point of the last world war dominate the news agenda. Meanwhile, in America, a finger found in a tub of ice cream sparks a media frenzy. Writers John Morton and Tony Roche ; Director John Morton ;
Producer Paul Schlesinger bbc.co.uk/brokennews


Unknown: John Morton
Unknown: Tony Roche
Director: John Morton
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Have I Got News for You

5/9. More witty headline dissection as a guest host tries to keep up with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.
Shown last Friday on BBC1


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Peter Barron

: In Search of Shakespeare

1/4. A Time of Revolution. The Bard's biography is full of tantalising mysteries, as Michael Wood 's compelling historical detective story reveals. He begins by assessing his schooling, his father's shady business deals and the secret that ruined his family. Producer Rebecca Dobbs (AD)


Unknown: Michael Wood
Producer: Rebecca Dobbs

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Languages and Travel Repeats are not indicated
1.00 The French Experience 2 1-10. Intermediate course. In-vision subtitles. 871844 3.30 French Journey 1-2. Travel and culture. With French subtitles.
5.30 Eurografters France. Working abroad.

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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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