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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

: CBBC: The Tale of Jack Frost

Hugh Laurie narrates an animation about goblins who plan to steal a boy's special powers.
They said what?: page


Writer: David Melling
Narrator: Hugh Laurie

: CBBC: Smile

Barney Harwood and Kirsten O'Brien host a special New Year's Eve show featuring seasonal games and cartoons, while Nev goes to a pantomime.


Presenter: Barney Harwood
Presenter: Kirsten O'Brien

: CBBC: Arthur's Missing Pal

The aardvark discovers his beloved dog Pal is missing.

: Animal Park

The Egyptian fruit bats prepare to fly in as the wallabies hop off to a new enclosure.

: Churchill's Bodyguard

7/8. Dangerous Travels. How Walter Thompson effected a rooftop rescue of Churchill.
First shown on UKTV History


Unknown: Walter Thompson

: El Cid

Epic historical adventure starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. During the 11th century, Spain is divided between small Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. From the confusion of warring factions emerges an intrepid knight whose exploits earn him the name El Cid. Review pages 63-97.
Director Anthony Mann (1961, U)


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Sophia Loren.
Unknown: El Cid.
Director: Anthony Mann
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar: Charlton Heston
EI Cid: Charlton Heston
Chimene: Sophia Loren
King Alfonso: John Fraser
Count Ordonez: Raf Vallone
Queen Urraca: Genevieve Page

: Flog It!

Paul Martin examines collectibles in Hereford, and discovers how to build a British sports car out of wood. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre

Holmes tries to explain a number of mysterious deaths in a village, and to find a logical rather than a supernatural explanation. With Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke and Keith Barron.


Sherlock Holmes: Jeremy Brett
Dr Watson: Edward Hardwicke
[Actor]: Keith Barron.

: Coast

Geographer Nicholas Crane journeys around the shoreline of the United Kingdom.


Unknown: Nicholas Crane

: It Started with Swap Shop

People over a certain age will love this nostalgia fest about Saturday morning kid's show Multi
Coloured Swap Shop. It was launched 30 years ago and ran until 1982. Here, former presenter
Noel Edmonds , along with Keith Chegwin , Maggie Philbin and John Craven , relive some of the best moments. Producer Fiona Clark ; Executive producer David Sankey
Shown Thursday 28


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

: The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message

The Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams looks back at the events of the past 12 months.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.45pm on BBC1


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams

: 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 up their noses.
Writer/Producer Judith Holder ; Executive producer
Stuart Prebble ; Shown last Friday


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

: Fear of Fanny

Her baked-on eyeshadow, battleaxe persona and culinary abominations - such as blue eggs and pigeon garnished with feathers - made Fanny Cradock a cult figure. Yet this comedy drama - with Julia Davis as Fanny and Mark Gatiss as husband Johnnie - reveals a softer side to the mother of all TV chefs.
Writer Brian Fillis ; Producers Ben Evans and Angie Daniell ; Director Coky Giedroyc Shown Christmas Eve on BBC4


Unknown: Julia Davis
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Brian Fillis
Producers: Ben Evans
Producers: Angie Daniell
Fanny Cradock: Julia Davis
Johnnie Cradock: Mark Gatiss
Christopher: Nicholas Burns
Jane: Hayley Atwell
Nicky: Claudie Blakely
Derek: Jason Watkins
Simon: Steven O'Neill
TV executive: Simon Greenall
TV host: Keir Charles
Wendy: Abby Ford
Dan Farson: Tom Goodman Hill
Gwen Troake: Ella Kenion
Paul: Tom Allen
Director: Paul Chahidi
Male nurse: James Holmes
Gas fitter: Jordan Long
Technician: Phil Nice
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Parkhouse
Cameraman: Tim Plester
Alan Taylor: Stuart Sherwin
Floor manager: Jim Field Smith
Julian: Nathan Smoker
Mrs Beeton fan: Richard Syms

: Dead Ringers Christmas Special

David Tennant invites the previous incarnations of Doctor Who round for tea. With Jon Culshaw ,
Jan Ravens , Phil Cornwell , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry. Directors Pati Marr and Ben Fuller


Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Mark Perry.
Directors: Pati Marr
Directors: Ben Fuller

: Jools's Annual Hootenanny

I A stellar line-up joins Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to give 2007 a melodious welcome. The 14th annual extravaganza features Paul Weller , who duets with Amy Winehouse , and Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame reprising classic Stax moments. Plus Marc Almond performing Games People Play, a rare UK appearance by Canada's Madeleine Peyroux, Lily Allen, the Kooks, Ray Lamontagne, the Zutons and a big-band punk moment from Adrian Edmondson. The 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards are on hand to mark midnight.
Repeated on Friday 5 January at 12 midnight 0 Digital viewers can press the red button between 10.30pm and 1.30am to access Scott Mills's Radio 1 show accompanied by visuals mixed live to music by Fatboy Slim 's VJ The Inside Story: page They said what?: page


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Amy Winehouse
Unknown: Sam Moore
Music By: Fatboy Slim

: Beyonce at the BBC

Highlights of the diva's one-off show at BBC Television Centre.

: The Falcon in Mexico

Mystery with Tom Conway. The Falcon discovers a new painting by an artist believed dead. Review pages 63-97.
Director William Berke (1944) (BW)


Unknown: Tom Conway.
Director: William Berke

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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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