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: CBeebies: The Story Makers

Tales from the yarn-spinners.

: CBBC: Even Stevens

Followed by Raven

: CBeebies: Something Special

Educational programme.

: The Amazing Mr Blunden

Eerie fantasy mystery starring Laurence Naismith. With the First World War at an end a widowed mother of two has little money. Then the mysterious but compassionate Mr Blunden comes to call and offers her work. Review pages 63-97. Director Lionel Jeffries (1972. U)


Unknown: Laurence Naismith
Unknown: Mr Blunden
Director: Lionel Jeffries

: Malcolm in the Middle: Academic Octathlon

Reese takes desperate steps to avoid attending a dance, while Malcolm gets infuriated by his academic octathlon team-mates.

: Working Lunch

Presented by Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presented By: Adrian Chiles
Presented By: Adam Shaw.

: Tiger Bay

Thriller starring John Mills and I his daughter, Hayley. A Polish sailor on leave in Cardiff murders his unfaithful girlfriend, a crime which is witnessed by a lonely young girl. Soon, a friendship grows between the girl and the gunman as the police net around them tightens. Review pages 63-97. Director J Lee Thompson 0959, PG)


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Lee Thompson

: Escape to the Country

A coastal property in rural Suffolk.

: Flog It!

Individuals try to make money selling their antiques at auction. (RXS)

: Ready Steady Cook

Kitchen duel. (5)

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Animal Park

There's high drama at Longleat as pregnant marmoset Michelle undergoes a risky emergency Caesarean to deliver her baby. Meanwhile, staff are faced with the challenge of moving 240 deer, and Longleat's new recruit has further training on the lake before taking his exam. Kate Humble and Ben Fogle present.
Series producer Chris Powell


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

: A Very English Village

4/5. Closing Time. When Ditchling's Sandrock Inn is bought out by developers, the locals pull together in an attempt to save their beloved pub, as a rich cast of characters give their opinion on the sale. However, their tough stand seems to be in vain.
Director Luke Holland ; Series editor Nick Fraser
First shown on BBC4 The Perfect Village on BBC4 at 8.30pm


Director: Luke Holland
Editor: Nick Fraser

: Eider Duck Island

Simon King narrates a documentary following families of the birds as they travel in groups across the island of Inner Fame, attempting to evade predatory black-headed gulls along the way. <S)


Unknown: Simon King

: Ray Mears's Wild Food

New series 1/5. Australia. In an age where obesity is a growing problem in Britain, can anything be learnt
- from the Stone Age diet? Travelling back in time to find out what our ancestors would have eaten, Ray compares today's microwave meals and fast-food snacks with a diet of wilted nettles and berries. Ray begins his investigation in Australia, where
Aboriginals talk about what food means to huntergatherers, and discuss its role in their culture.
Executive producer Ben Southwell


Producer: Ben Southwell

: What's Britain Worth?

Father and son Peter and Dan Snow scrutinise
Britain's £1 trillion economy, and explain how it has become the fifth largest in the world. They meet workers from all parts of the financial arena, including hedge-fund billionaires and Cornish fishermen, and also find out where the cash ends up.


Unknown: Dan Snow

: Newsnight

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Manish Bhasin presents highlights of the third day's play in the final test between Australia and England at the SCG in Sydney. More tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Producer Matthew Coliandris ; Editor Mark Cole 0 Digital viewers can access further highlights from day three of the Fifth Test from 10pm to 12 midnight by pressing the red button, and from 12 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
Producer: Matthew Coliandris

: Mark Lawson Talks to Jack Dee: BBC4 on BBC2

An interview with the comic actor and writer, and former winner of Celebrity Big Brother, who stars as disillusioned comedian Rick Spleen in the recent television series Lead Balloon.


Unknown: Rick Spleen

: Corridors of Blood

Horror drama starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. A London surgeon works to develop anaesthetics in the days when medical treatment was primitive and hospitals resembled torture chambers. But a demonstration of his "gas" goes badly wrong. Review pages 63-97.
Director Robert Day (1962,15) (BW)


Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Dr Bolton: Boris Karloff
Susan: Betta St John
Resurrection Joe: Christopher Lee
Supt Matheson: Finlay Currie
Rachel: Adrienne Corri
Black Ben: Francis de Wolff
Jonathan Bolton: Francis Matthews
Blount: Frank Pettingell
Chairman: Basil Dignam
Mrs Matheson: Marian Spencer

About this project

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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