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: CBBC: Hard Spell Abbey: 1/5

Adventure game show.

: CBBC: Shoebox Zoo: 1/13

Series one. Daily repeats of the fantasy drama.


Writer: Brian Ward

: CBeebies Birthdays; Followed by Charlie and Lola

Lola refuses to go to bed.

: CBeebies: Oh Yes It Is!: 1/5: Cinderella

The CBeebies panto.

: CBeebies: Balamory

PC Plum transforms Mrs Macleod's house.


Writer: Wayne Jackman

: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Learning about Christmas in South Africa.

8.30-10.00am digital viewers can watch Make It Magical, which includes an animated book of children's winter pictures, plus makes, recipes, songs and a competition.

: Whispers: an Elephant's Tale **

Wildlife adventure about an orphaned elephant calf. Review page 60.
Director Dereck Joubert (2000)


Director: Dereck Joubert

: Napoleon

I Cute adventure. A cuddly puppy
I dreams of becoming a hard-nosed canine. Review page 60. Director Mario Andreacchio (1995. U)


Director: Mario Andreacchio

: Son of Kong

Fantasy adventure sequel to the classic monster movie, showing next. Review page 60. Director Ernest B Schoedsack (1933)


Director: Ernest B Schoedsack

: King Kong

Fay Wray is beauty to the beast in arguably the monster movie of all time. Review page 60. Director Merian C Cooper ,
Ernest B Schoedsack (1933. PG) (BW) RT DIRECT A King Kong boxed set is just E26.99 (inc pSp). Containing the original King Kong (1933), the colourised version. plus the documentary, It Was Beauty Killed the Beast', King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1963) and King Kong Escapes. To order call [number removed](landline calls cost 8p per min maximum) quoting reference RADT


Unknown: Fay Wray
Director: Merian C Cooper
Director: Ernest B Schoedsack

: Nation on Film

The Body Beautiful. Health during the inter-war years. More tomorrow at 3pm

: Escape to the Country

Leaving Maidenhead for Wiltshire. Director Ed St Giles
Producer Gaynor Davies


Producer: Gaynor Davies

: Ready Steady Cook

With Ross Burden and Antony Worrall Thompson.


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Flog It!

Paul Martin is in Yorkshire, where he explores how rural crafts are being kept alive. He turns his hand to building a dry stone wall, and also visits a blacksmith in the picturesque village of Malham.
Series producer Peter Smith ; Executive producer Tom Ware


Unknown: Paul Martin
Producer: Peter Smith
Producer: Tom Ware

: Dickens in America

4/4. Journey's End. On the final leg of her 6,000-mile journey in the footsteps of Charles Dickens ,
Miriam Margolyes heads south from Montreal down the Hudson river valley towards New York, visiting the Shaker community of Mount Lebanon and the West Point military academy along the way. Director Sarah Howitt ; Producer Richard Shaw
Revised repeat from BBC4 A Christmas Carol on Radio 2,11.45pm Christmas Day-29 December


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Director: Sarah Howitt
Producer: Richard Shaw

: Around the World in 80 Treasures

Jordan to Ethiopia. Continuing his search for the Arc of the Covenant, Dan Cruickshank risks life and limb scaling a cliff-face protecting the treasures of the ancient monastery of Debre Damo. Series producer Tim Dunn
Executive producer Basil Comely (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Unknown: Debre Damo.
Producer: Tim Dunn

: University Challenge

The University of Nottingham takes on London's
Imperial College of Medicine in the last of the first-round matches. Host Jeremy Paxman does his best to hurry along the teams.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels


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

: Rick Stein's Food Heroes Christmas Special

Rick and his canine companion Chalky embark on a journey across Britain to source the very best
- seasonal produce. The mouth-watering spoils include turkeys, salmon, hams, puddings and geese courtesy of some of the finest producers in the land. Director/Producer David Pritchard Signed December at 3.25am on BBC1


Producer: David Pritchard

: Have I Got News for You

9/9. Is guest host Joan Collins as bitchy as Dynasty's Alexis? Find out as she takes Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to task. The series returns next April.
Shown last Friday on BBC1


Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton

: Newsnight

Analysis of today's top stories, presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Peter Barron

: Extras

2/6. When Andy and Maggie manage to get work as extras on a gritty drama directed by Hollywood star Ben Stiller , the desperate wannabe actor decides he'll do whatever it takes to get himself a line. See yesterday's choice.
For cast see pages 108 and 148


Unknown: Ben Stiller

: American Dad!

All about Steve. The CIA organises a father-son basketball game, but Steve's physique doesn't live up to Stan's expectations, who drops him from the team. With the voices of Jonathan Ross and Patrick
Stewart. See yesterday's choice. (5)


Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: Family Guy: Mr Saturday Knight

Peter pursues his 25-year-old dream and becomes a jouster at Quahog's Renaissance Faire.
See yesterday's choice.
First shown on Sky One.

: The Office: an American Workplace

2/6. Diversity Day. Michael decides to hold a racial teach- in. More tomorrow, 12.35am. First shown on BBC3

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Sounds from Van
Morrison, Kaiser Chiefs, US R&B singer John Legend , singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright , Eels and Pixies front man Frank Black. More tomorrow at 12.55am. Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe


Singer: John Legend
Songwriter: Martha Wainwright
Unknown: Frank Black.
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: BBC News 24

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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.

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