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: CBBC: Batfink

Double bill.


: CBBC: Fergus McPhail

After the birth Fergus is a hero at school.

: CBeebies: The Koala Brothers

Sammy makes a mess of the post.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Followed by Pingu

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 Let's Write Non-Fiction
(ages 9-11). Biography - the Personal Life of Charles Dickens
10.50 Testament: the Bible inAnimation (ages 11-14) Johan
955163411.50 Emotional Literacy (ages 7-11) 2 Tough Crew

: The Daily Politics

With Andrew Neil and Jenny Scott.
[web address removed]


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Presenter: Jenny Scott

: Working Lunch

Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw with financial news.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw

: Small Town Gardens

Leading designers revamp small outdoor spaces. (Revised repeat)

: The Sea Hawk

Classic swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn.
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe , alias "The Sea Hawk", is the toast of Elizabeth an England and the scourge of the Spanish Main. But while Thorpe continues to plunder King Philip's fleet, the Spaniards set a trap intended to end his exploits. Review page 59. Capt Geoffrey Thorpe Errol Flynn Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba Claude Rains
Director Michael Curtiz (1940, U)
(BW) Film Trivia: page 64


Unknown: Errol Flynn.
Unknown: Captain Geoffrey Thorpe
Unknown: Don Jose Alvarez
Director: Michael Curtiz
Dona Maria Alvarez de Cordoba: Brenda Marshall
Sir John Burleson: Donald Crisp
Queen Elizabeth I: Flora Robson

: Castle in the Country

Jewellery made from flotsam and jetsam.

: Flog It!

A visit to York racecourse, where Paul Martin has a go at morris dancing.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs Brian Turner and James Tanner compete.


Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: James Tanner

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Nature's Calendar

Winter Woodlands. Chris sees giant sea trout head up shallow streams to the New Forest. Plus, northern hairy wood ants at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire.

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

With just days before Saturday's live show,
Claudia Winkleman gets the latest celebrity gossip.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman

: Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

Dr lain Stewart concludes the series with an examination of salt, revealing how it played a crucial role in everything from the onset of successive ice ages to the preservation of dead bodies in ancient Egypt. Producers Nikki Melluish and Billie Pink


Producers: Nikki Melluish

: Coast

6/8. Newcastle to Hull. Neil Oliver explores the ancient coastal home of the Venerable Bede who, 1,300 years ago, wrote the first history of England, while Dick Strawbridge discovers how Middlesbrough's iconic Transporter Bridge put the town on the map. Plus Alice Roberts finds out where North Sea gas first came ashore, and the secrets of Whitby jet.
Series producer Steve Evanson ; Executive producer Gill Tierney Repeated on Saturday and also next Wednesday
RT DIRECT: order the Coast series 1 & 2 boxed set DVD
(out 27 November) for just E34.99 incl p&p. Call [number removed](calls cost a maximum of 8p per minute), quoting RTD58


Unknown: Neil Oliver
Unknown: Dick Strawbridge
Unknown: Alice Roberts
Producer: Steve Evanson
Producer: Gill Tierney

: The Catherine Tate Show

6/6; series three. Sheila Hancock guests as Nan's sister, who flies over from Spain to see her foul-mouthed sibling. Meanwhile, Derek gets a massage. Director Gordon Anderson ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins
Repeated next Sunday
RT DIRECT: order The Catherine Tate Show series 1 & 2 boxed set DVD for just £16.49 incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls cost a maximum of 8p per minute), quoting RTD57


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Director: Gordon Anderson
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Lead Balloon

6/6. Fatty. Rick takes up exercise after a daytime chat show host suggests he has put on weight, prompting jibes from Magda and Marty, and an angry encounter at the gym. Could this be Rick's worst ever week?
Writers Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair
Producer/Director Alex Hardcastle


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Director: Alex Hardcastle
Rick Spleen: Jack Dee
Marty: Sean Power
Mel Spleen: Raquel Cassidy
Magda: Anna Crilly
Michael: Tony Gardner
Sam: Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Ben: Rasmus Hardiker
Adam Green: Simon Greenall
Steve: Brendan O'Hea
Clive Gray: John Biggins

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

6/12. Top ten R&B popster Jamelia guests on the irreverent music quiz hosted by Simon Amstell. Director John Spencer ; Producer Lucy Clarke
Repeated next Sunday Phill Jupitus on the Be Good Tanyas , plus CD offer: p42


Unknown: Simon Amstell.
Director: John Spencer
Producer: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Good Tanyas

: Newsnight

With Martha Kearney


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: This Life

19/21; series two. Milly Liar. Milly thinks she's come up trumps, unaware a little white lie is about to backfire in spectacular fashion. Writer Joe Ahearne
12.05 AM 20/21; series two. Secrets and Wives. On his stag night, a drunken Miles is ever more confused over Anna. The series concludes next Monday.
Writer Richard Zajdlic For cast see Monday


Unknown: Milly Liar.
Unknown: Joe Ahearne
Unknown: Richard Zajdlic

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats not indicated, www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
2.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision: Chemistry Chemical reactions and the periodic table. 84975 4.00 GCSE
Bitesize Revision: Physics Forces and motion.

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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.

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