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: CBeebies: Something Special

How to sign underwater animals.
Digital viewers: push the red button to sing along to three summer tunes with on-screen lyrics 6.00-7.00am

: CBBC: Batfink

: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: The Fairly Odd Parents

AJ and Chester target Timmy.

: CBBC: The Pod: 5/8

A chance for boys and girls to choose a show to be broadcast.
Also on CBBC channel


Producer: Rob Hyde
Series producer: Moray London

: CBBC: Sportsround

Jake Humphrey and the team return with sports news and interviews. Lizzie plays with the Doncaster Rover Belles.
Also on CBBC channel
Kids' TV Choices: page


Presenter: Jake Humphrey

: Talking Movies

Terry Gilliam discusses his latest film Tideland, and Lee Daniels reflects on directing
Helen Mirren in Shadowboxer.
Followed by The Witness


Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Lee Daniels
Unknown: Helen Mirren

: Star Trek

Enemy Within. A transporter malfunction divides Captain Kirk into two men.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

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: Lt Robin Crusoe, USN

Madcap comedy adventure starring Dick Van Dyke. After abandoning his plane, a navy pilot is washed up on a desert island where he meets a chimp from outer space. Review page 41.
Director Byron Paul (1966, U)


Unknown: Dick van Dyke.
Director: Byron Paul

: Joe versus the Volcano

Quirky comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. A former fireman leads a miserable existence, constantly worrying about his health. But after he is told he has six months to live, a millionaire approaches him with an intriguing proposition. Review page 41.
Director John Patrick Shanley (1990, PG)


Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Meg Ryan.
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Joe Banks: Tom Hanks
DeDe/Angelica/Patricia: Meg Ryan
Graynamore: Lloyd Bridges
Dr Ellison: Robert Stack
Waponis: Chief Abevigoda

: Flog It!

Can experts Kate Alcock and Nigel Smith manage to help swell wallets in Huddersfield?
Series producer Peter Smith ; Executive producer Tom Ware


Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: Nigel Smith
Producer: Peter Smith
Producer: Tom Ware

: BBC Proms 2006

The Shostakovich centenary continues with Valery Gergiev conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre in the choral Symphony No 13 (Babi Yar), with bass soloist Sergei Alexashkin.
Plus, one of Russia's leading violinists, Vadim Repin , performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto and the evening begins with Liadov's From the Apocalypse.
Introduced by Michael Portillo from the Royal Albert Hall. Also live on BBC Radio 3 from 6.30pm. Director Jonathan Haswell ; Series editor Oliver Macfarlane
(HD) www.bbc.co.uk/proms Proms on Four begin tomorrow at 7.30pm on BBC4
Digital viewers can access synchronised programme notes by pressing the red button on the handset
Homes & Antiques magazine includes a feature on the history of the Proms in its September issue. Out now, E3.30 The Inside Story: page 52


Unknown: Valery Gergiev
Soloist: Sergei Alexashkin.
Violinists: Vadim Repin
Introduced By: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall.
Director: Jonathan Haswell
Editor: Oliver MacFarlane

: Grumpy Old Holidays

3/4. Camping catastrophes are recalled by Helen Lederer , Arthur Smith , Jenny Eclair , Nigel Slater , Sheila Hancock , Rhona Cameron , Michael Winner ,
Arabella Weir , Linda Robson and Stephanie Beacham. Producer Judith Holder


Recalled By: Helen Lederer
Recalled By: Arthur Smith
Recalled By: Jenny Eclair
Recalled By: Nigel Slater
Recalled By: Sheila Hancock
Recalled By: Rhona Cameron
Recalled By: Michael Winner
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Stephanie Beacham.
Producer: Judith Holder

: The Story of Light Entertainment: Pop and Easy Listening

5/8. Stephen Fry explores the relationship between music and light entertainment. Before the advent of youth culture, music had always been at the heart of variety, but when pop arrived on the scene television's reactionary response was to feed viewers a diet of Val Doonican and Engelbert Humperdinck. Even Top of The Pops was predicted to be a flash in the pan, but by the 1970s pop stars such as Cilla Black and Cliff Richard were hosting their own Saturday night shows. Punk put paid to all that, and it has taken over two decades for music to find its way back into the heart of light entertainment. Featuring Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Nana Mouskouri, Engelbert Humperdinck, Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman, Nigel Lythgoe, Marty Wilde and the Vernons Girls.
Producer Mark Turnball ; Editor Anna Gien Mark Lawson talks to Engelbert Humperdinck at 11.45pm on BBC4


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Nana Mouskouri
Unknown: Engelbert Humperdinck
Unknown: Simon Cowell
Unknown: Pete Waterman
Unknown: Nigel Lythgoe
Unknown: Marty Wilde
Producer: Mark Turnball
Editor: Anna Gien
Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Engeibert Humperdinck

: Laughter in the House: the Story of British Sitcom

3/3. Modern Times. Julie Walters narrates the story of how irreverent and scabrous 1980s sitcoms such as Yes Minister, Only Fools and Horses and The Young Ones replaced the cosy sitcoms of the 70s. Series producer Paul Tilzey ; Executive producer Nicholas Rossiter


Unknown: Julie Walters
Producer: Paul Tilzey
Producer: Nicholas Rossiter

: Rising Damp

Seedy comedy based on the successful TV series, starring Leonard Rossiter , Frances de la Tour and Don Warrington. Rigsby, the lecherous landlord of a London boarding house, desperately attempts to win the affections of Miss Jones, the woman of his dreams. Review page 41.
Director Joe McGrath (1980. PG)


Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Director: Joe McGrath

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated
2.00 Rough Science 83846 2.30 Snapshots
Engineering a New Life 2285407 2.45 Truth Will
Out Global Warming Is Caused by Human Activity 9396759 3.00 Rapid Climate Change 80136 3.30 Open Advice A Different Way of Learning
4.00 The Signature of Life 74198 4.30 The End of the Race against Time 81865 5.00 The Man Who Loved Trees 55952 5.30 Ever Wondered?

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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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