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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: The Koala Brothers' Outback Christmas

Penny the penguin hurts her wing.

: Animal Park

A hand-reared wallaby is returned to the mob, but will it be accepted?

: Galapagos

2/3. Islands That Changed the World. How Charles Darwin 's
1835 visit transormed our view of life on Earth. Tilda Swinton narrates. Final episode is tomorrow at 9.30am


Unknown: Charles Darwin

: Castle in the Country

Daily magazine following life at an historic castle.

: Churchill's Bodyguard

5/8. Nazi Sniper Plan. Thompson is kept busy by Nazi attempts to assassinate Churchill. First shown on UKTV History

: Cash in the Attic

Helping people make money from their junk.

: The Battle of the River Plate

Second World War adventure starring John Gregson,
Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch. Review pages 63-97.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger (1956, U)


Unknown: John Gregson
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Peter Finch
Director: Michael Powell

: Flog It

individuals are invited to try to make money selling their antiques at auction.

: Sherlock Holmes: the Sign of Four

Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated creation leaves his Baker Street lair to solve the mystery surrounding a woman's unknown benefactor. Feature-length drama, starring Jeremy Brett. Another Sherlock Holmes mystery The Eligible Bachelor is tomorrow at 3.10pm


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: Ready Steady Cook

Kitchen duel between two celebrity chefs.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson piles on the pressure.


Presenter: Anne Robinson

: Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife

The domestic goddess dispenses festive advice to two women who have never hosted a family
Christmas before. After two days of schooling in cleaning, decorations and preparing the perfect turkey, the pair subject their houses to Anthea's expert scrutiny - but only one can win the coveted Perfect Housewife tiara.
Director/Producer Imogen Sparks
Shown on Christmas Eve at 7pm on BBC3

: Dad's Army

For the Love of Three Oranges. Mainwaring finds himself bidding against Pike for an orange at a fundraising bazaar, and the pipsqueak reveals a stubborn streak that costs the captain dear.
Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry


Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Jimmy Perry

: Best of Top Gear

If you're in the mood for car calamities and other assorted motoring reports, here's a chance to catch up with highlights from the last series.

: It Started with Swap Shop

People over a certain age will love this nostalgia fest about Saturday-morning kids' show Multi
Coloured Swap Shop. It was launched 30 years ago and ran until 1982. Here, former presenter
Noel Edmonds , along with old colleagues Keith Chegwin , Maggie Philbin and John Craven , relive some of the best moments. They also discuss how the programme paved the way for similar series. Producer Fiona Clark ; Executive producer David Sankey
Repeated on New Year's Eve at 6.10pm More nostalgia on Tuesday 2 January at 8pm The Inside Story: page


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Unknown: John Craven
Producer: Fiona Clark
Producer: David Sankey

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Manish Bhasin presents action from the third day's play between Australia and England in the fourth Test at the MCG in Melbourne. Many critics predicted England would struggle with the ball after bowling coach Troy Cooley switched his allegiances to Australia earlier this year. Day four highlights are tomorrow at 11.15pm.
Digital viewers can access further highlights from day three 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 fourth day's play from Five Live Sports Extra, plus detailed statistics


Unknown: Manish Bhasin
Unknown: Troy Cooley

: The Story of Light Entertainment

7/8. Chat Shows. Michael Parkinson , Terry Wogan and David Frost contribute to a look at one of light entertainment's most successful and enduring formats - the chat show. From the intense investigative questioning on Face to Face, to the use of shock tactics in confessional programmes such as The Jerry Springer Show , the chat show format has constantly evolved to provide some of the most talked-about television ever produced. Featuring Sally Jesse Raphael , Clive James , Clive Anderson , Joan Rivers and Graham Norton. The series concludes tomorrow at 11.55pm.
Director/Producer Elaine Shepherd


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Jerry Springer Show
Unknown: Sally Jesse Raphael
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Graham Norton.

: The Falcon in Danger

Mystery starring Tom Conway. When a plane crash-lands without its pilot and passengers, dashing detective the Falcon is called in to investigate, and discovers that three men have disappeared as well as$100,000 in securities. Review pages 63-97.
Director William Clemens (1943)(BW)


Unknown: Tom Conway.
Director: William Clemens
The Falcon: Tom Conway
Iris: Jean Brooks
Nancy: Elaine Shepard
Bonnie: Amelita Ward
Donovan: Cliff Clark
Bates: Ed Gargan
Palmer: Clarence Klob
Morley: Felix Basch
Ken: Richard Davies
Georgie: Richard Martin
Evan: Erford Gage
Grimes: Eddie Dunn

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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.

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.

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