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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 Story Makers

Jelly feels particularly helpful.

: CBBC: The Likeaballs

7.10 Yvon of the Yukon

: CBBC: Even Stevens

Followed by Raven

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder: Project Build It

Building a new shelter.

: CBeebies: Something Special

Learning about the weather.

: The Three Lives of Thomasina

Disney period fantasy starring Patrick McGoohan and Susan Hampshire. Review pages 63-97. Director Don Chaffey (1963, U)


Unknown: Patrick McGoohan
Director: Don Chaffey

: Malcolm in the Middle: Garage Sale

Hal revives his pirate radio station.

: Working Lunch

The day's latest business and financial news.

: Coast

Nicholas Crane explores
Strangford Lough. He also looks at the channel of Torr Head and the importance of its lighthouse.
(Revised repeat)


Unknown: Nicholas Crane
Unknown: Strangford Lough.

: Pillow Talk

Romantic comedy starring
Doris Day. Interior decorator
Jan Morrow shares her phone line with a man she despises.
Meeting a handsome Texan, she is struck by the difference between the two men - never suspecting that they are one and the same. Review pages 63-97. Director Michael Gordon (1959, PG)


Unknown: Jan Morrow
Director: Michael Gordon

: Escape to the Country

A Leamington Spa couple move to Cornwall.

: Flog It!

Experts Charlie Ross and James Lewis hunt for potential sale lots in Tunbridge Wells.


Unknown: Charlie Ross
Unknown: James Lewis

: Ready Steady Cook

On-the-spot recipes.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson piles on the pressure.


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Animal Park

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble present from Longleat House and Safari Park where the rhinos receive treatment worthy of aristocrats, while the head of Pets Corner becomes acquainted with the lions.
Producer Annette Clarke ; Series producer Chris Powell


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

: It's Not Easy Being Green

6/7. Dick looks forward to fresh bacon and sausages over the festive season, but other members of the Strawbridge clan find it difficult to come to terms with the arrival of the slaughterman to butcher their beloved pigs - particularly Brigit, who decides she'd like to become a vegetarian.
Producer Claire Martin ; Series producer Lynn Barlow


Producer: Claire Martin
Producer: Lynn Barlow

: The Importance of Being Earnest

3eriod comedy drama based on Oscar Wilde's play, itarring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. Landowner Jack Worthing has invented a younger brother called "Ernest" so he can escape his sober existence once in a while to visit his best friend Algernon and live the high life in London. Algernon, meanwhile, his curiosity roused by Jack's stories about his ward Cecily, sets off for Shropshire as "Ernest" to meet the young lady. Review pages 63-97.
Director Oliver Parker (2002, U )


Unknown: Rupert Everett
Unknown: Colin Firth.
Unknown: Jack Worthing
Director: Oliver Parker
Algernon Algy Moncrieff: Rupert Everett
Jack Worthing: Colin Firth
Ernest: Colin Firth
Gwendolen Fairfax: Frances O'Connor
Lady Bracknell: Judi Dench
Cecily Cardew: Reese Witherspoon
Dr Chasuble: Tom Wilkinson
Miss Prism: Anna Massey
Lane: Edward Fox
Merriman: Patrick Godfrey
Gribsby: Charles Kay

: Torchwood

12 & 13/13. Captain Jack Harkness/End of Days. End-of-series double bill. While investigating reports of ghostly music, Jack and Toshiko find themselves stranded in a Forties dance hall. Gwen, Owen and lanto race to save the pair, but not before they meet a young squadron leader - called Captain Jack Harkness.
For rest of cast see Wednesday 27 December Writers Chris Chibnall and Cath Tregenna
Producer Richard Stokes; Director Ashley Way
Repeated on Friday at 9pm and 10.30pm on BBC3 Is Torchwood alien to you? Read up on its finer points at www. radiotimes.com/torchwood
The Inside Story: page


The Captain: Matt Rippy
Bilis: Murray Melvin
Nancy: Elen Rhys
Audrey: Nadine Beaton
Smiler: Ciaran Joyce
George: Gavin Brocker
Tim: Peter Sandys-Clark

: Newsnight

with Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Day two highlights from the fifth and final Test between England and Australia at the SCG in Sydney. Day three highlights are tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Producer Matthew Coliandris ; Editor Mark Cole
Digital viewers can access further highlights from day two of the Fifth 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

: Mark Lawson Talks to Griff Rhys Jones:BBC4 on BBC2

The comedian discusses the influence of his father and the impact of Not the Nine o'Clock News.
Mark Lawson Talks To Jack Dee tomorrow at 12 midnight


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jack Dee

: The Grissom Gang

Violent crime thriller starring Kim Darby and Tony Musante. Kansas City, 1931: kidnapped heiress Barbara Blandish falls prey to the notorious Grissom Gang.
But although the one million dollars' ransom is paid, Miss Blandish is not released and faces the affection of the psychotic Slim. Review pages 63-97.
Director Robert Aldrich (1971, 15)


Unknown: Kim Darby
Unknown: Tony Musante.
Unknown: Barbara Blandish
Unknown: Grissom Gang.
Director: Robert Aldrich

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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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