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: CBeebies: Fimbles

Florrie puts everyone's things in a chest.

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: Balamory

Fun and learning with the islanders.

: CBBC: Pinky and the Brain

The mice accept a challenge.

: Animal Park

Longleat's tiger population has a dental check-up.

: Galapagos

3/3. How animals adapt to extremes of weather.
(R) (S)

: Castle in the Country

Daily magazine following life at a historic castle.

: Churchill's Bodyguard

6/8. The Prime Minister's trip to France as he sought to view Dunkirk from the sky.
First shown on UKTV History Next episode is on New Year's Eve at 11am

: My Fair Lady

Classic musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, starring Audrey Hepburn. Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, bets his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can coach a cockney girl to pass as a lady at any social gathering. Review pages 63-97. Director George Cukor (1964, U)


Based on the play "Pygmalion" by: George Bernard Shaw
Director: George Cukor
Eliza Doolittle: Audrey Hepburn
Henry Higgins: Rex Harrison
Colonel Pickering: Wilfred Hyde-White

: Flog It!

Individuals are invited to sell their antiques.

: Sherlock Holmes: the Eligible Bachelor

Holmes is plagued by a recurring dream, which may have its roots in the case of Lord Robert St
Simon, whose bride disappeared on their wedding day.
Writer TR Bowen
Director Peter Hammond Sherlock Homes: The Master Blackmailer can be seen tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Tr Bowen
Director: Peter Hammond
Sherlock Holmes: Jeremy Brett
Dr Watson: Edward Hardwlcke
Lord Robert St Simon: Simon Williams
Lady Northcote: Anna Calder-Marshall
Mrs Hudson: Rosalie Williams

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary duel.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson returns with more rapid fire questions for the competitors who, following each round, must decide which individual should be voted off.


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: The Good Life

Silly, but It's Fun. The Goods' self-sufficient Christmas is expanded to include the Leadbetters. Writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: University Challenge: the Story So Far

For 44 years contestants have had fingers on buzzers. Now, famous former participants in the iconic quiz show including Stephen Fry ,
John Simpson , Julian Fellowes and Miriam Margolyes plus hosts Bamber Gascoigne and Jeremy Paxman help trace the origins of this classic programme.
Directors/Producers Jane Littlewood , Maire Tracey


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producers: Jane Littlewood
Producers: Maire Tracey

: Johnny Goes to Lapland

Johnny Kingdom , the grave-digger who captures the changing rural scene in Exmoor on his video camera, leaves the West Country and his beloved red deer behind when he travels beyond the Arctic Circle to Finnish Lapland in search of a deer he knows nothing about, the reindeer. Director/Producer Wendy McLean


Unknown: Johnny Kingdom

: Grumpy Old New Year

Many of them aren't particularly old, but if this programme is to be believed, they're definitely grumpy. Celebs such as Arabella Weir ,
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen , Linda Robson , Alan Titchmarsh , Jenny Eclair and Jeremy Clarkson wax lyrical on a variety of subjects which get well and truly up their noses, including the need to be sociable at New Year, kissing strangers and being forced to stay up late. Writer/Producer Judith Holder ; Exec producer Stuart Prebble
Repeated on New Year's Eve at 8.05pm


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Judith Holder
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks Bumper Edition

Simon Amstell gets festive with Phill Jupitus , Bill Bailey , Danny Jones of McFly, comedian
Kevin Eldon , Dan Gillespie of the Feeling and David Gest.
Shown on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Simon Amstell
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Danny Jones
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Dan Gillespie
Unknown: David Gest.

: Mock the Week

7/7. Previously unseen footage, outtakes and the best moments from the satirical quiz with host Dara O'Briain and guests Andy Parsons , Russell Howard , Ed Byrne , Clive Anderson , Mark Steel and Gina Yashere.
Shown on Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Ed Byrne
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Gina Yashere.

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Australia v England. Manish Bhasin introduces highlights of the fourth day of the Fourth Test at the MCG in Melbourne. Highlights of the final day's play can be seen tomorrow at 11.05pm.
Digital viewers can access further highlights from day four 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 final day's play from Five Live Sports Extra, plus detailed statistics


Introduces: Manish Bhasin

: The Story of Light Entertainment

8/8. Variety. Of all television programme genres, the variety show was arguably the one with widest appeal, becoming must-see family TV. Stephen Fry concludes this fascinating series with a look at the viewers' favourite, featuring contributions from Bruce Forsyth , Jimmy Tarbuck and Michael Parkinson.
Director/Producer Elaine Shepherd


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.

: The Falcon and the Co-Eds

When a professor is murdered at an exclusive girls school, dashing playboy Tom Lawrence better known as the Falcon is called in to investigate. Review pages 63-97. Director William Clemens (1943, U) (BW)


Unknown: Tom Lawrence
Director: William Clemens

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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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