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: CBBC: Batfink

: CBBC: Level Up

A young press team hopes for some top fixes for its failing newspaper.
Also shown on the CBBC channel
Digital viewers can access two new gamer films via the red button

: CBeebies: Balamory

Spencer's off to the mainland to play in a music festival.


Writer: Alan Moss

: CBeebies: Toddworld

Stella's exclusive club turns out to be no fun at all when she imposes strict rules.

: CBeebies: Bits and Bobs

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: The Great Rupert

Family comedy starring Jimmy Durante. An impoverished acrobat's family moves into a flat previously occupied by an entertainer and his squirrel. When a pile of cash is discovered, the family finds itself under investigation. Review page 48. Director Irving Pichel (1950, U)


Unknown: Jimmy Durante.
Director: Irving Pichel

: The Daily Politics

Political news with Jenny Scott and Laura Kuenssberg.


Unknown: Jenny Scott
Unknown: Laura Kuenssberg.

: Working Lunch

Business news with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: A Canterbury Tale

Powell and Pressburger's lyrical drama, set during the Second
World War, starring Eric Portman and Sheila Sim. Three wartime pilgrims on their way to Canterbury discover that the girls in a quiet Kent village are frightened to venture out at night because of a mysterious man who pours glue in their hair. Review page 48.
(1944, U) (BW)


Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: Sheila Sim.

: Hands On Nature

- Visits to some of the country's best parks and estates to spot deer rutting.

: Escape to the Country

Will a budget of over El million be enough to secure a new home, complete with bowling alley, in north Devon? <R)

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs Nick Nairn and James Tanner set their kitchen timers for 20 minutes. Recipes: Ceefax p560; www.bbc.co.uk/food


Unknown: Nick Nairn
Unknown: James Tanner

: Weakest Link

Caustic quizzing.

: Eggheads

More brainy contestants attempt to outwit the team of general knowledge experts.

: Flog It!

Kate Alcock and James Braxton offer their expert opinions in the hope of swelling the wallets of Peterborough folk, while Paul Martin goes in search of excess at Burghley House. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: James Braxton
Unknown: Paul Martin

: Top of the Pops

More chartbusting sounds and the UK number one. Producer Sally Wood ; Executive producer Mark Cooper TOP OF THE POPS MAGAZINE: published monthly, price E2.10


Producer: Sally Wood
Producer: Mark Cooper

: The Good Life

I Talk to Trees. Margo takes exception to Tom and Barbara's latest antics, in a classic episode first broadcast in 1976. Writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter: Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter: Paul Eddington
Mr Wakeling: Noel Howlett
Madam Acting Chairwoman: Joyce Windsor
Mr Chipchase: Raymond Mason

: Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone

nNew series 1/12. Following the much loved steeplejack's death in 2004, this series looks at some of the sites Fred visited over the last eight years of his life. With contributions from friends and family. The Industrial Landscape. How Fred was shaped by the world of Bolton in the 1940s and 1950s.
Director/Producer David Hall


Producer: David Hall

: University Challenge: the Professionals

2/8. In the second of the first-round matches for professionals, the team representing the RSPB fights it out with the Imperial War Museum for a place in the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman fires the questions. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels


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

: Britain's First Suicide Bombers

An insight into the extraordinary journey taken by two young British Islamist terrorists, Asif Hanif and Omar Sharif Khan , who emerged from the suburbs of Derby and Hounslow to bomb a seaside bar in Tel Aviv in April 2003. Hanif died in his own explosion and Omar's body was found a fortnight later in the sea off the coast of Israel. Three members of Omar's family were later prosecuted, and acquitted, under the Terrorism Act for their alleged knowledge of the atrocity. This film unearths evidence of how two young men became embroiled in radical politics and reveals their involvement in a wider network of British Jihadists.
Producer Jon Hacker ; Executive producer Grant McKee


Unknown: Asif Hanif
Unknown: Omar Sharif Khan
Producer: Jon Hacker
Producer: Grant McKee

: Newsnight

Analysis of the latest headlines at home and abroad, with Gavin Esler.


Presenter: Gavin Esler

: The Life and Times of El Nino: BBC4 on BBC2

It is one of the most fearsome natural phenomena, affecting seas and weather from Europe to
Antarctica. It causes drought in Australia, freak storms in California, bitter winters in Europe and can even stop the Indian monsoon. But could global warming turn El Nino into something even worse? Horizon investigates the disturbing possibilities.
Producer Annabel Gillings ; Exec producer Jonathan Renouf Lightning - Nature Strikes Back is tomorrow at 11.20pm


Unknown: El Nino
Producer: Annabel Gillings
Producer: Jonathan Renouf

: BBC Learning Zone

Languages and Travel Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 A Cook's Tour of France 1/2. Featuring eel fishing on the Atlantic coast and a visit to a snail farm in Burgundy. 34299 4.00 Living the Dream: French Holiday Heaven Revisited How have a couple coped with their first year running a campsite in the Dordogne area of France?

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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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