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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: Teletubbies

Two children watch a robin.

: CBBC: Batfink

Double bill.

: CBBC: Astro Boy

A mechanical robot revolution begins.

: CBBC: Dennis the Menace

Dennis tries to avoid taking a bath.


A new restaurant turns people into zombies. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Zombie Hotel

Maggot and Fungus's teacher begins to suspect they are zombies.

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

The gang encounter a ghoul at Fort Knox.


Entertainment show with a reality TV twist. Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes and Caroline Flack present games, competitions and celebrity guests. Plus, behind-the-scenes footage of the trio.


Presenter: Sam Nixon
Presenter: Mark Rhodes
Presenter: Caroline Flack

: CBBC: Watch My Chops

Corneil tries to prove dogs are more intelligent than cats and monkeys.

: Animal Park

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble look at some of the pregnant animals in the park, meeting the keepers looking after an expectant rhino and witnessing the birth of a 6ft giraffe calf.
Series producer Chris Powell ; Executive producer Annette Clarke


Unknown: Ben Fogle
Unknown: Kate Humble
Producer: Chris Powell
Producer: Annette Clarke

: Cash in the Attic

A retired couple from Surrey sell unwanted items at auction to raise the F900 needed for professional photographs of their grandchildren. However, they fall short of the target, so their daughter offers to search her home for gems as well.

: Sherlock Holmes: the Master Blackmailer

An art dealer who - owing to his profitable sideline as a blackmailer - has much of London's high society in his grip, meets his match in the form of the Baker Street detective.
Director Peter Hammond The Last Vampyre is tomorrow at 3.25pm


Director: Peter Hammond

: Ready Steady Cook

Kitchen duel in which two celebrity chefs race to create a meal in just 20 minutes.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson hosts the general knowledge quiz in which contestants eliminate the poorest players.


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Spirited Away

Oscar-winning animated adventure from the director of Princess Mononoke. On the way to their new suburban home, Chihiro and her parents stumble across an abandoned theme park. But after eating in its deserted restaurant, mum and dad are transformed into pigs and the family is trapped in a spirit-filled fantasy world. Alone and frightened, Chihiro is helped by a mysterious young boy who gets her a job in a strange bathhouse, while she tries to work out how to save her parents and escape. Review pages 63-97.
Directors Hayao Miyazaki , Kirk Wise (English version) (2001, PG)


Directors: Hayao Miyazaki
Directors: Kirk Wise

: 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 1940s sending messages back to their families. Narrated by Julia Sawalha.
Shown last Saturday


Unknown: Julia Sawalha.

: BBC Gardener of the Year

Five amateur horticultural hopefuls compete in the annual contest. The contestants discover that they have been given just four days to build outdoor sanctuaries for a group of homeowners, none of whom they have ever met. Judging panel
Adam Pasco , Andy Sturgeon and Rachel de Thame will sit in judgement on their individual efforts before naming a victor. Presented by Joe Swift.
Director Dennis Jarvis : Producer Andrew Lester The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Adam Pasco
Unknown: Andy Sturgeon
Presented By: Joe Swift.
Director: Dennis Jarvis
Producer: Andrew Lester

: The Hours

Poignant Oscar-winning drama, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham, starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep, that traces the life experiences of three women in three different eras. In 1920s England, neurosis-driven writer Virginia Woolf is trying to write her masterpiece, Mrs Dalloway, in the 50s, housewife Laura Brown is suffocating in an unfulfilling marriage; and present-day lesbian book editor Clarissa Vaughan is selflessly neglecting her own needs to nurse a dying friend. Review pages 63-97. (2002,12)


Based on the novel by: Michael Cunningham
Director: Stephen Daldry
Virginia Woolf: Nicole Kidman
Laura Brown: Julianne Moore
Clarissa Vaughan: Meryl Streep

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Manish Bhasin presents highlights of the fifth and final day of the Fourth Ashes Test at the MCG in Melbourne, where the visitors will be desperate to come out on top. England's record on this ground is mixed but it was here they claimed the urn in the 1986/87 series, the last time they won Down Under. Producer Matthew Coliandris ; Editor Mark Cole Fifth Test opening day highlights on Tuesday at 11.20pm
0 Digital viewers can access further highlights form the final day of the Fourth Test from 10 to 12 noon by pressing the red button


Unknown: Manish Bhasin
Producer: Matthew Coliandris

: Steptoe and Son

Comedy based on the hit TV series about two rag-and-bone men, starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. Review pages 63-97.
Director Cliff Owen (1972, PG)


Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett.
Director: Cliff Owen

: The Falcon Out West

Detective mystery starring Tom Conway and Barbara Hale. After a millionaire rancher drops dead in a New
York nightclub from a snakebite, the Falcon heads for Texas and soon discovers that the West can still be very wild. Review pages 63-97.
Director William Clemens (1944) (BW)


Unknown: Tom Conway
Unknown: Barbara Hale.
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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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.

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