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: CBBC: Hard Spell Abbey: 5/5

Who'll emerge as champion?
A new series of Hard Spell starts on Boxing Day at 5.30pm on BBC1

: CBBC: Shoebox Zoo: series one: 5/13

Marnie reaches the great wizard's inner sanctum.
Continues Holiday Tuesday 9.40am on BBC1

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

The Cinderella story reaches its end.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Christopher has a cold.


Writer: Davey Moore

: CBeebies: Teletubbies

08.30-10.00am digital viewers can watch Make It Magical, which includes an animated book of kids' winter pictures, plus recipes, songs and a competition.

: The Happiest Millionaire

I*** Polished Disney musical starring Fred MacMurray , with Tommy Steele in his Hollywood debut. Philadelphia, 1916: a millionaire is outraged to find his daughter is in love with a rival family's son. Review page 68.
Director Norman Tokar 1967, U)


Unknown: Fred MacMurray
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Director: Norman Tokar

: Mrs Miniver

Classic wartime drama starring
Greer Garson. The outbreak of war in 1939 results in an ordinary woman becoming a heroine on the home front. Review page 68.
Director William Wyler (1942, U)


Unknown: Greer Garson.
Director: William Wyler
Mrs Miniver: Greer Garson
Clem Miniver: Walter Pidgeon
Carol Beldon: Teresa Wright
Lady Beldon: Dame May Whitty
Foley: Reginald Owen

: Butterflies

The 1979 Christmas special.
Surrounded by people she loves, Ria has to do things she hates.
Writer Carla Lane


Unknown: Carla Lane

: One Man and His Cattle

Countryfile's Adam Henson goes Down Under in search of the descendants of the first Hereford cattle shipped to Australia.


Unknown: Adam Henson

: Escape to the Country

A property developer has a cool Elm with which to realise his ambition of becoming lord of the manor in Staffordshire.

: Ready Steady Cook

Stars of the Billy Elliot musical join Lesley Waters and Phil Vickery.
Ainsley Harriott hosts.


Unknown: Billy Elliot
Unknown: Lesley Waters
Unknown: Phil Vickery.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Flog It!

The team visits Durham to hunt for antiques and collectables worth selling at auction. During the trip, Paul Martin also visits Raby Castle and finds out about the local craft of stick dressing.


Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Raby Castle

: Coast Revisited

1/2. Nicholas Crane selects highlights from his tour. Dover to Northern Ireland. The team explore a Welsh lighthouse and reflect on Britain's worst lifeboat disaster. Continues on Christmas Day at 10pm.
Series producer Steve Evanson ; Series editor Gill Tierney


Unknown: Nicholas Crane
Producer: Steve Evanson
Editor: Gill Tierney

: Gardeners' World at Christmas

Decorations bring seasonal cheer to Berryfields.
Monty completes the new conifer garden and reveals the best way to get rid of your tree after Twelfth Night. Plus the making of the country's largest garland.
Director David Symonds ; Series producer Sarah Moors Repeated on Christmas Eve at 11am and there's a signed repeat on Wednesday 28 December at 3.55am on BBC1
Christmas at Kew is on Christmas Eve at 9.10pm


Director: David Symonds
Producer: Sarah Moors

: York Minster at Christmas

An intimate portrait of one of England's greatest cathedrals as it prepares for Christmas under new Archbishop John Sentamu. Sentamu's distinctive vision begins with his vibrant inauguration ceremony. But staff soon feel the pressure when a leak under the crypt worsens and the Nativity play struggles to find rehearsal space - will they make it through to the Nine Lessons and Carols?
Producer Lucy McDowell ; Executive producer Colin Cameron A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve at 3pm on Radio 4


Unknown: John Sentamu.
Producer: Lucy McDowell
Producer: Colin Cameron

: Dead Ringers

The Queen mingles with the public in the hope of gleaning some content for her speech.
David Tennant 's new Doctor meets his previous incarnations, and there's an irreverent take on Bleak House.
Directors Ben Fuller and Pati Marr ; Producer Caroline Norris
Repeated on Christmas Day at 11.35pm


Unknown: David Tennant
Directors: Ben Fuller
Directors: Pati Marr
Producer: Caroline Norris

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: 21st-century Bach: the Complete Organ

Works Clavier-Obung III: prelude and fugue,
BWV552 is performed by John Scott Whiteley.
11.20 Orgel-Buchlein: Hilf Gott , dass mir's gelinge,
BWV624 and Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein, BWV641. Director/Producer Norman Stone Radio 3's Bach Christmas season continues tomorrow at 7am


Unknown: John Scott Whiteley.
Unknown: Hilf Gott

: Extras

6/6. Andy and his useless agent are called in for a meeting at the BBC following a helping hand from actor Patrick Stewart. See Sunday 18's choice.
For more cast see page 108 Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are on Radio 2 tomorrow at 10am


Unknown: Patrick Stewart.
Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: Stephen Merchant
Jackie Greer: Liza Sadovy
Goran: Boris Boskovic
Jon: Steve Jackson
Suzanne: Charlotte Palmer
Francesca: Francesca Martinez
Mike: John Kirk
Lisa: Lucinda Ralkes
Bunny: Gerard Kelly
Lizzie: Rebecca Gethings
Simone: Nicky Ladanowski
Wishy Washy: Stephen Swift
Danny: Michael Wildman
Damon Beesley: Martin Savage
lain Morris: Guy Henry

: American Dad!

Stan of Arabia 2/2. The Smiths have a brush with death. See Sunday 18 December's choice.

: Family Guy

Screwed the Pooch. Peter is playing poker, and he's on a roll. See Sunday 18
December's choice. First shown on Sky one

: The Office: an American Workplace

6/6. Hot Girl
The male staff vie for the attention of an attractive woman. First shown on BBC3

: Later.... with Jools Holland

First of the autumn series features Burt Bacharach with Rufus
Wainwright, Goldfrapp, Editors, Brendan Benson and Corinne Bailey Rae. More tomorrow 2am.


Unknown: Burt Bacharach
Editors: Brendan Benson
Editors: Corinne Bailey Rae.

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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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