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: CBeebies: Tikkabilla

Press the red button between 7.00am and 7.00pm to access two sing-along
Christmas songs from the CBeebies gang and Something Special's Mr Tumble

: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Ben and Small put up Christmas decorations.


: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

The gang encounter a scaly fish monster. (R) (S)


A special edition from Leicester Square, including The Fairly Odd Parents, The Secret Show, Prank Patrol and Chinatown Challenge.


Director: Nick Harris
Series Producer: Jamie Rea

: Switch

Jamil and Claire finally wed as friends and family come together in this one-hour special. Writer/Producer David Horbury Director Louis Neethling
Repeated on Thursday at 2.50am on BBCHSXSL)


Producer: David Horbury
Director: Louis Neethling

: Star Trek: the Motion Picture

Sci-fi adventure, the original movie based on the cult TV series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. Review pages 63-97. Director Robert Wise (1979, U)


Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Leonard Nimoy
Unknown: Deforest Kelley
Director: Robert Wise

: Nigella's Christmas Kitchen

1/3. Nigella lays out her cooking philosophy for this time of year. Signed on BBC1
3.45 2/3. Nigella's festive menu includes Parma ham, creamy goat's cheese and figgy wraps. Signed on BBC1
4.15 3/3. Nigella cooks a juicy roast turkey with pancetta.
Shown last Wednesday Signed repeat
Saturday 30 on BBCHS) Fanny Cradock Cooks for Christmas is at
8.30pm tomorrow on BBC4
BBC MAGAZINE: Good Food's January issue has Nigella's chocolate fruit cake recipe. On sale 8 December. E2.95


Unknown: Fanny Cradock

: The Nightmare before Christmas

Animated musical drama. The Pumpkin King escapes
Halloweentown and wreaks havoc in Christmastown. Review pages 63-97.
Director Henry Sefck (1993, PGKS)


Director: Henry Sefck

: Mozart 250 Celebration from Salzburg

The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Riccardo Muti , are recorded in concert at Salzburg's Festspielhaus to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart. Arias and duets are sung by international opera stars Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo) and Thomas Hampson (baritone), with Mitsuko Uchida playing the piano. Pieces include a duet from Don Giovanni , the chorus finale of The Magic Flute and the sacred motet Exulte Jubilate.
Director Brian Large: Producer Dominic Best Cosi Fan Tutte continues the Mozart celebrations on Christmas Day at 1.45pm


Conducted By: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Don Giovanni

: Porridge

The Desperate Hours. Classic Christmas special from 1976. Fletcher and Godber nervously await a visit from the governor after Mr Mackay finds a "brewery" in their cell. However, Fletch gets a chance to be a hero when Reg tries to take
Mr Barrowclough hostage. Another Porridge Christmas special is on Christmas Day at 7.15pm.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian Le l-renais
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Mr MacKay
Unknown: Mr Barrowclough
Unknown: Dick Clement
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Reg Urwin: Dudley Sutton

: TOTP2 Christmas Special

A rundown of the greatest Christmas hits from the archive as presenter Steve Wright gets his Santa outfit on and rummages around in his sledge to introduce the best ever seasonal hits. Featuring classics Slade, the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl , Wizzard, Bing Crosby with David Bowie and Mud, plus more recent offerings from the Darkness, Kylie Minogue and Saint Etienne. Executive producer Mark Hagen Repeated on Christmas Day at
11.05pm Top of the Pops Christmas edition is on Christmas Day at 2pm on BBC1


Presenter: Steve Wright
Presenter: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Saint Etienne.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Ghosts of Christmas Past

A nostalgic look back at the way we used to celebrate Christmas in years gone by, as revealed in home movies and film archives, from celebrations in an orphanage and serene family gatherings to wild 70s parties. Including footage of the Sex Pistols doing a benefit concert for striking firefighters, and soldiers stationed in Malaya in the late 1940s sending messages back to their families. Narrated by Julia Sawalha.
Repeated next Saturday


Unknown: Julia Sawalha.

: Down with Love

Affectionate spoof of 1960s romantic comedies, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.
Small-town librarian Barbara Novak moves to New York and causes a scandal with the publication of her book called Down with Love, which urges women to forget about romance and concentrate instead on independence, a career and a healthy sex life.
Unable to resist a challenge, journalist and bachelor-about-town Catcher Block sets out to make Novak fall in love with him. Review pages 63-97. (2003, 12)
See how it was originally done, in Pillow Talk on Wednesday 3 January at 1.05pm


Director: Peyton Reed
Barbara Novak: Renee Zellweger
Catcher Block: Ewan McGregor

: The Story of Light Entertainment

2/8. A history of TV's all-round entertainers. The next episode is tomorrow at 11.45pm.
Director/Producer Shelley Lawrence ; Series editor Anna Gien


Producer: Shelley Lawrence
Editor: Anna Gien

: The Gay Falcon

Detective mystery starring George Sanders and Wendy Barrie. An amateur detective is told by his fiancee to get other women and crime detection out of his system, but when a case involving jewel thieves presents itself his resolve soon crumbles. Review pages 63-97.
Director Irving Reis (1941) (BW)


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Wendy Barrie.
Director: Irving Reis

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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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