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: CBeebies: Fimbles

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: Boo!

The friends sing the Counting Song.

: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Two children help feed sheep in winter.

: CBeebies: Pinky Dinky Doo

Tyler is upset that he can't go sledding.

: CBBC: The Likeaballs

Kickaball is a guest coach for a new team.

: CBBC: Pinky and the Brain

A sitcom gives Brain an idea.

: Animal Park

A silverback gorilla suffers a stomach complaint.

: Galapagos

1/3. Born of Fire. Tilda Swinton narrates a look at the South
American islands.


Unknown: Tilda Swinton

: Castle in the Country

Daily magazine following life at a historic castle.

: Churchill's Bodyguard

4/8. Indian Nationalist Assassin. The FBI warn that Churchill's life could be in danger.
First shown on UKTV History

: Cash In the Attic

Helping people make money from their junk.

: Racing

Live coverage of this afternoon's meeting at Chepstow, where the feature race of the day is the Welsh Grand National.

: Coast

Nicholas Crane continues his journey around the shoreline of the UK. (Revised rpt)

: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson protect the last remaining member of the aristocratic Baskervilles, who is being persecuted by a monstruous spectral hound. Feature-length mystery, starring Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke.
Writer Trevor Bowen, John Hawkesworth Director Brian Mills The Sign of four is tomorrow at 3.15pm


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Writer: Trevor Bowen
Writer: John Hawkesworth
Director: Brian Mills

: Ready Steady Cook

Kitchen duel between two popular chefs.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson piles on the pressure in another round of the caustic quiz. (5) 48308S


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Big Cat Family Histories: Cheza and Sala

Documentary taking an intimate look into the life of the cheetah, the fastest animal on the planet.
Shown on Monday at 4.55pm

: Dad's Army

Affectionate comedy adapted from the popular TV sitcom. In 1940, with a German invasion threatened, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea is in the hands of Captain Mainwaring, the bank manager, and a motley collection of townspeople. Review pages 63-97.
Director Norman Cohen (1971, U)
Dad's Army can be seen tomorrow at 7.30pm


Director: Norman Cohen
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurler
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Walker: James Beck
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Liz Fraser
General Fuller: Bernard Archard
RSM: Derek Newark
Hodges: Bill Pertwee

: QI

Stephen Fry decorates the "Tree of Knowledge" with dingle-dangles, in the company of Dara O'Briain, Jo Brand , Rich Hall and regular panellist Alan Davies.
Who's going to provide the most interesting answers? Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer John Lloyd
Shown last Friday Delve into the dazzling delights of 01 at www.radiotimes.com/qi


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Alan Davies.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: John Lloyd

: Beefcake: a Very British Sex Symbol

Journalist Tony Livesey gets decidedly un-PC in this testosterone-fuelled examination of the British alpha male, investigating how on the small screen he went from being an all-action hero to a grumpy old man. Livesey focuses on iconic figures such as Alfie and Jason King , as well as the heroes from
The Sweeney and The Professionals.


Unknown: Tony Livesey
Unknown: Jason King

: Torchwood

11/13. Combat. Owen's undercover investigation into the kidnapping of savage aliens leads him to the discovery of a shocking subculture. The series finale is on New Year's Day at 9.30pm on BBC3 and on BBC2 on Wednesday 3 January at 9.00pm.
Writer Noel Clarke ; Director Andy Goddard ; Producer Richard Stokes Repeated on Friday at 9pm on BBC3 (HD) RT DIRECT: to pre-order Torchwood series one, part one DVD (released Boxing Day) for just E15.99 incl p&p, call [number removed](landline calls coast a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to BBC Shop, [address removed], quoting [text removed]


Unknown: Noel Clarke
Director: Andy Goddard
Producer: Richard Stokes
Capt Jack Harkness: John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper: Eve Myles
Owen Harper: Burn Gorman
Toshiko Sato: Naoko Mori
lanto Jones: Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys: Kai Owen
Mark Lynch: Alex Hassell
Weevil: Paul Kasey
Barmaid: Alexandra Dunn
Boyfriend: Matthew Raymond
Will Harris: David Gyasi
Woman: Angharad Williams

: Grumpy Old Women at Christmas

Famous females, including Ann Widdecombe , Jenny Eclair and Arabella Weir , reveal their feelings about the season to be jolly, including the dubious pleasures of Christmas shopping.
Writer/Producer Judith Holder


Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Producer: Judith Holder

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

The Fourth Test. Tomorrow's highlights are at 11.10pm. Producer Matthew Coliandris ; Editor Mark Cole
Digital viewers can access further highlights from day two of the Fourth Test from 10pm to 12 midnight by pressing the red button, and from midnight to 7.15am they can access live commentary of the third day's play from Five Live Sports Extra, plus detailed statistics


Producer: Matthew Coliandris

: The Story of Light Entertainment

6/8. Impressionists.
The next episode is tomorrow at 11.50pm.

: The Falcon Strikes Back

Detective mystery starring Tom Conway and Harriet Hilliard. Review pages 63-97.
Director Edward Dmytryk (1943) (BW)


Unknown: Tom Conway
Unknown: Harriet Hilliard.
Director: Edward Dmytryk

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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