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: CBBC: Batfink

: CBBC: Trollz

Topaz's body is possessed by Simon.

: CBBC: Roar

Fun for children.

: CBeebies: Tweenies

Fizz decides to copy everything Bella does. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Something Special

Mr Tumble reveals some of the things he likes to do.

: CBeebies: Me Too!

Tina lends Rudi a hand in collecting strawberries from Hayes Farm.

: CBeebies: Lunar Jim

Ted discovers a new creature.

: CBeebies: Numberjacks

The team are called on to help when things begin to vanish.
See Kids' TV Choices: page

: CBeebies: Our Planet

Fascinating facts about oak trees.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 Let's Write a Story (ages 9-11) Double bill.
11.10 The Maths Channel
(ages 9-10) Double bill.
11.30 Shakespeare: the Animated Tales (ages 9-13) The Tempest

: The Daily Politics

Parliamentary proceedings.

: Working Lunch

Adam Shaw presents today's business news.


Unknown: Adam Shaw

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
Wipe Out (ages 7-11) Children's drama about a teenage boy coping with bereavement.

: Wild River

Depression-era drama starring Montgomery Clift. An official for the Tennessee Valley Authority tries to convince an elderly woman to sell her home so a dam can be built. But the old lady refuses to leave. Review page 53. Director Elia Kazan (1960, PG)


Unknown: Montgomery Clift.
Director: Elia Kazan

: Open Gardens

6/10. Melanie and Martin Hurst seek advice on scented plants.


Unknown: Martin Hurst

: Flog It!

Paul Martin travels back in time during a visit to Peterborough.
(Revised repeat)


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook

Nick Nairn and James Martin impress the audience as they work culinary magic.


Unknown: Nick Nairn
Unknown: James Martin

: Weakest Link

Cut-throat quiz.

: Eggheads

The quiz show champions take on more general knowledge amateurs. Dermot Murnaghan hosts. Series producer Rob Dean ; Executive producers Mike Beale ,
Andy Culpin and David Young Take on the quiz show champs with the Eggheads quiz: p


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Producer: Rob Dean
Producers: Mike Beale
Producers: Andy Culpin
Producers: David Young

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman with the second couple to be knocked out, plus the latest backstage gossip.
Producers Ros Coward, Cam de la Huerta and Kalpna Patel


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Unknown: Cam de la Huerta

: A Seaside Parish

4/8; series three. The villagers organise a weekend of special events to help put Boscastle back on the tourist map after the floods. But will the weather hold? Producer Nigel Farrell ; Exec producer Paul Sommers


Producer: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Paul Sommers

: Return to Tuscany

4/10. Katie and Giancarlo's new cookery school in London is about to open. But with the press due in an hour, the builders are still at work.
Director Nick Bamford ; Producer Adam Alexander
(Revised repeat) www.bbc.co.uk/food


Director: Nick Bamford
Producer: Adam Alexander

: Mastermind

Agatha Christie 's Hercule Poirot novels, German anarchist Gustav Landauer , rock band Led Zeppelin and the writings of HP Lovecraft make up tonight's eclectic range of specialisms. With John Humphrys. Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannagh


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Gustav Landauer
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Pam Cavannagh

: University Challenge

Teams from the University of Durham and Churchill College, Cambridge, go head to head for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman demands answers.
Director Sue McMahon ; Producer Irene Daniels


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Sue McMahon
Producer: Irene Daniels

: Suez: a Very British Crisis

New series 1/3. Archive material, remarkable interviews, and dramatisations featuring James Fox as Sir Anthony Eden , provide an insight into the Suez crisis of 1956 - the Egyptian uprising that brought Gamal Abdul Nasser to power marking the end of British imperial dominance. Betrayal. Anthony Eden 's widow, the Countess of Avon, remembers the only meeting between the British prime minister and Nasser, while intimates recall the events that set them on a collision course. With contributions from David Attenborough , Omar Sharif and Brian Sewell. Producer Louise Hooper ; Series producer Peter Molloy End of empire: page 27


Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Sir Anthony Eden
Unknown: Gamal Abdul Nasser
Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Producer: Louise Hooper
Producer: Peter Molloy

: Have I Got News for You

1/9. Can guest host Gordon Ramsay keep Paul Merton , Ian Hislop - and his own tongue - under control?
Shown last Friday on BBC1


Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Peter Barron

: The Boys Who Are Making History

Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner on how their comedy The History Boys became a multi-award winning stage phenomenon and how they're now taking on Hollywood with the recently released film version.
Producer Colin Burrows


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Producer: Colin Burrows

: Afghan Ladies' Driving School: BBC4 on BBC2

In this quirky documentary, film-maker Sean Langan returns to Afghanistan to witness one-time Taliban fighters now happy to be filmed giving driving lessons to Afghan women who are relishing their new freedom. Executive producer Simon Ford


Unknown: Sean Langan
Producer: Simon Ford

: BBC Learning Zone

Languages and Travel Repeats are not indicated
1.00 Talk Spanish Short holiday course for beginners. With in-vision subtitles. 22036 2.30 Spain Inside Out Guide to Spanish culture. 951036 5.00 Work Talk: Spain Language basics for working in Spain.

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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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