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: Breakfast

Mishal Husain and Bill Turnbull.
NewsWatch is at 7.45.


Unknown: Mishal Husain
Unknown: Bill Turnbull.

: Weekend 24

News stories.

: Saturday Kitchen

Gino D'Acampo and Rachel Allen are on hand to offer ideas for Christmas dinner.
Exec producer Elaine Bancroft VOTE: [number removed]3333 flOp); bbc.co.uk/food


Unknown: Rachel Allen
Producer: Elaine Bancroft

: Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends

7/13. Christmas Party Food. Baby orange mince pies and spicy lamb meatballs.

: See Hear

Featuring a celebrity signed performance of the 12 Days of Christmas. With signing. voiceover and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday 20 December at
12.40am on BBC)

: Film 2005 with Jonathan Ross

Peter Jackson 's latest blockbuster King Kong.
Shown last Monday on BBC1 The classic 1933 version of King Kong is on Monday 19 December at 1.25pm


Unknown: Peter Jackson

: Clash of the Titans

Star-studded fantasy adventure starring Laurence Olivier and Harry Hamlin. Perseus sets out to win the love of Andromeda by overcoming the terrifying beasts set in his path by the other gods on Mount Olympus. Review page 55. Director Desmond Davis (1981,15)


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Harry Hamlin.
Director: Desmond Davis

: Monk

Mr Monk Gets Cabin Fever. Monk goes into hiding after witnessing a gangland murder.

: One Man and His Dog

The heats of this year's contest in Derbyshire. The final follows at 5.50pm.

: Snooker

Semi-final action from the UK championship in York. Digital viewers can access news and statistics via the red button. Also live online at www.bbc.co.uk/sport (UK only)

: What the Papers Say Review 2005

The Observer's
Andrew Rawnsley looks back at how the press reported events,
Tony Livesey of The Sport assesses tabloid coverage of the year's big stories, while The Daily Telegraph's Sue Mott indulges in 12 months of sporting glory.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Tony Livesey

: One Man and His Dog

At Chatsworth in Derbyshire the winners of the heats, shown earlier today, go head to head in the finals of this year's sheepdog trials, facing new tests of skill to challenge the shepherds harder than ever. Introduced by Ben Fogle and Shauna Lowry.
Director Andy Reid ; Producer Daniel Brittain-Catlin


Introduced By: Ben Fogle
Introduced By: Shauna Lowry.
Director: Andy Reid
Producer: Daniel Brittain-Catlin

: Flog It!

Paul Martin , with antiques experts Anita Manning and James Lewis , attends an auction in Aberdeen.
Series producer Peter Smith : Exec producer Tom Ware


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Anita Manning
Unknown: James Lewis
Producer: Peter Smith
Producer: Tom Ware

: Dad's Army

For the Love of Three Oranges.
The vicar is keen to raise money for the Home Guard.
Writers David Croft , Jimmy Perry ; Producer David Croft
Another episode on Holiday Tuesday at 7.30pm


Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: David Croft

: I Told You I Was III - the Life and Legacyof Spike Milligan

Eddie Izzard , Eric Sykes , Joanna Lumley and Michael Palin grace a portrait of the one-time Goon, who died in 2002. Access to family movies, memories and homes helps reveal the character of the comedy great through the people and places he loved.
Director Cathy Henkel Repeated on Christmas Day at 12.05am
First shown on BBC4 The Unseen Spike Milligan is Christmas Eve at 9pm on Channel 4, and Eddie Izzard 's Christmas Cabaret Boxing Day at 9pm on Radio 2


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Michael Palin
Director: Cathy Henkel
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Eddie Izzard

: Snooker

Hazel Irvine presents all the action from the concluding semi-final session of the UK championship in York. Coverage of the final begins tomorrow at 3pm. [web address removed]
Digital viewers can access news and statistics, via the red button. Also live online at [web address removed] (UK only)


Presenter: Hazel Irvine

: Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road

The music legend returns to Studio 2 at the famed recording venue in London where the Beatles produced most of their records. Along with producer
Nigel Godrich , Sir Paul goes through his back catalogue and picks out a few numbers to perform in front of a selected audience of 64 people. Look out for re-workings of old favourites, a few songs not heard before and some great cover versions, all played on McCartney's own collection of vintage instruments. Producer Mark Hagen Paul McCartney - Sold on Song Thu 29 December 1pm on Radio 2 The Inside Story: page 98


Producer: Nigel Godrich
Producer: Mark Hagen
Producer: Paul McCartney

: Foley and McColl: This Way Up

Comedians Sean Foley and Hamish McColl are joined by Sir Roger Moore , Dawn French, Jerry Hall , Simon Callow , Daniel Radcliffe and Will Young for half an hour of offbeat sketches.
Director Ed Bye ; Producer Karen Rosie


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl
Unknown: Sir Roger Moore
Unknown: Jerry Hall
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Daniel Radcliffe
Director: Ed Bye
Producer: Karen Rosie

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Guests include Nate James,
Lionel Blair , Steve Mason and Liz Bonnin.
Shown last Monday


Unknown: Nate James,
Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: Steve Mason
Unknown: Liz Bonnin.

: Classic Albums

Queen: A Night at the Opera
An insight into the making of the exemplary 1975 LP. Director Matthew Longfellow ; Producers Nick de Grunvald and Martin R Smith


Director: Matthew Longfellow

: Later with.... Jools Holland

Featuring Foo
Fighters, the Black Eyed Peas, Arcade Fire. Mariza and Ry Cooder. More tomorrow at 1am.


Unknown: Ry Cooder.

: The Window

Thriller starring
Barbara Hale , Arthur Kennedy and Bobby Driscoll. A small boy with an overactive imagination cries wolf once too often, so when he witnesses a murder no-one believes him. Review page 55.
Director Ted Tetzlaff (1949, ) (BW)


Unknown: Barbara Hale
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Unknown: Bobby Driscoll.
Director: Ted Tetzlaff

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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.

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.

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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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