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: CBBC: Arthur

Double bill.

: CBeebies Birthdays; Followed by LazyTown

Robbie plays a nasty trick on Stephanie.

: CBeebies: Tweenies

A panto.

: CBeebies: Pingu

Double bill.

: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

A clown gives Ben a red nose.

: CBeebies: Boo!

At the circus. (R)

: CBeebies: The Roly Mo Show

A sleepover is disturbed.

: The Saint Takes Over

*** Crime adventure starring George Sanders.
Simon Templar , alias "The
Saint", comes to the aid of a policeman who's been framed by a group of racetrack gamblers. Review page 54. Director Jack Hively (1940)


Unknown: George Sanders.
Unknown: Simon Templar
Director: Jack Hively

: Timewatch

Adults reflect back on the impact that success or failure in the 11-plus grammar school exam had on their later lives.

: Working Lunch

Rosemary Conley discusses the fitness business, and your shares questions are answered. Email: working.lunchtabbc.co.uk or visit www.bbc.co.uk/workinglunch
Editor Tracey Hobbs


Unknown: Rosemary Conley
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Britain's Best Building

Dan Cruickshank explores the crucial role that Windsor Castle has played in the history of the British monarchy.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: They Won't Believe Me

*** Crime drama starring
Robert Young , Susan Hayward and Jane Greer. On trial for his life, Larry Ballentine is given the chance to explain his own story - one of greed, lust, dishonesty and revenge. Review page 54.
Director Irving Pichel (1947) (BW)


Unknown: Robert Young
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Jane Greer.
Unknown: Larry Ballentine
Director: Irving Pichel

: Escape to the Country

The Kent family want to leave Bristol for a home in the Forest of Dean with a big garden. Director Joel Tomlinson ; Producer
Tom Garland


Director: Joel Tomlinson
Producer: Tom Garland

: Ready Steady Cook

Ross Burden and Antony Worrall Thompson cook against the clock. Ainsley Harriott hosts.


Unknown: Ross Burden
Unknown: Antony Worrall

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Flog It!

Paul Martin learns about sail-making and oyster farming on a beautiful stretch of the Essex coastline on today's auctioneering visit to Colchester. (5)


Unknown: Paul Martin

: The Good Life: Backs to the Wall

Tom and Barbara receive some unexpected help when they find themselves lacking enough man-power to reap their harvest.

: Hands On Nature

1/10. Chris Packham and his team go island hopping to discover where to go swimming with seals and find out where you are guaranteed to get close to puffins. Series editor Jane French


Unknown: Chris Packham

: Christine's Garden

2/6. Horticulturalist Christine Walkden makes an exciting discovery in her garden and shows her neighbour Louise, one of the "instant garden" generation, the joys of developing a garden over time. Series producer Robert Miles ; Exec producer Nick Patten The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Christine Walkden
Producer: Robert Miles
Producer: Nick Patten

: The Gardener's Year

2/6. Early Spring. The first daffodils mean that the days are warming up, but also signal that it is time to keep things under control by pruning and cutting the grass. Presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
Director/Producer Kathryn Moore BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: E2.95. monthly
RT DIRECT: save E2 on The Gardener's Year book. To order for E18 incl p&p (UK delivery only), call [number removed]7979 (landline calls cost 8p per min max) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Alan Titchmarsh on working with the seasons: page 34


Presented By: Alan Titchmarsh.
Producer: Kathryn Moore
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: CS Lewis: beyond Narnia

Moving drama about the extraordinary life of Belfast-born writer CS Lewis that reveals the complex blend of humour, joy, pain, and emotion that helped him to create The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Writer/Director Norman Stone; Exec producer Carol Sennett Get disc two of the Chronicles of Narnia audiobook: p19


CS Lewis: Anton Rodqers
Joy Davklman/Gresham: Diane Venora
The Great Knock: John Franklyn-Robbins
Warnie: Peter Banks
Young man Lewis: Adam Davy
JRR Tolkien: Robert Hickson
Younger Tolkien: Ben Lambert
Hardie: Fred Drinkwater
Albert Lewis: Andrew Harrison
Mrs Lewis: Catherine Lemmon
Child Lewis: Leo Harry Potter
Child Warnie: Anthony Di Liseo
Douglas Gresham: Pax Baldwin
David Gresham: Luke Hawkins
Mrs Moore: Marie Holmes
Maureen Moore: Claire Aston
Father Peter Bide: Darren Cowley
Evacuee boy 1: Matthew Henderson
Evacuee boy 2: Sam MacLlntock
Evacuee girl: Holly Fleet
Evacuee girl: Chloe White

: Hyperdrive Preview

A look ahead to the science-fiction comedy scheduled to start next week.

: The Kumars at No 42

Frankie Dettori and Joanny Lumley steel themselves for some tough questions on the Kumars' sofa.
Writers Simon Blackwell , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Richard Pinto , Sharat Sardana ; Producer Helen Williams ; Exec producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Frankie Dettori
Unknown: Joanny Lumley
Unknown: Simon Blackwell
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Sharat Sardana
Producer: Helen Williams
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Newsnight

With Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: Classic Albums

A look at the making of Queen's A Night at the Opera, the album that propelled them to superstardom. Director Matthew Longfellow ; Producers Nick de Grunwald and Martin R Smith Shown on Saturday 17 December


Director: Matthew Longfellow
Producers: Nick de Grunwald

: Mojo

Brutal period drama with Ian Hart ,
Ewen Bremner and Aidan Gillen. London, the 1950s: the Atlantic Club in Soho is the place to see rock 'n' roll star Silver Johnny. But trouble erupts when a rival manager offers to take over the singer's contract from the club's owner Ezra. Review page 54.
Director Jez Butterworth (1998.15)


Unknown: Ian Hart
Unknown: Ewen Bremner
Unknown: Aidan Gillen.
Unknown: Silver Johnny.
Director: Jez Butterworth

: The Brighton Stranqler

Thriller starring John Loder. An actor, concussed when his theatre is hit by a bomb, confuses his own identity with that of the murderer he's playing. Review page 54.
Director Max Nosseck (1945) (BW)


Unknown: John Loder.
Director: Max Nosseck

About this project

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.

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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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