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: CBeebies: The Story Makers

The pals look at homes.

: CBBC: The Likeaballs

The gang play against a team of bears.

: CBBC: Yvon of the Yukon

Yvon finds a baby mammoth.

: CBBC: Even Stevens

Followed by Raven

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder: Project Build It

Scoop looks for someone to take over Wendy's job at the yard.

: CBeebies: Tweenies

Max tries to make a video of the gang.

: CBeebies: Something Special

A tour of a sensory garden.

: Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein

Animated adventure. Three chipmunks fall foul of a mad scientist and his menacing monster. Review pages 63-97. Director Kathi Castillo (1999, U)


Director: Kathi Castillo

: Malcolm in the Middle

Reese's Party
The boys are taken hostage by Francis's delinquent friends.

12.05 PM Future Malcolm
Malcolm meets a boring older version of himself. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

Experts answer viewers' questions. Presented by Adam Shaw and Paddy O'Connell.

CONTACT: email [email address removed] or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Adam Shaw
Presenter: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Ring of Bright Water

Tear-jerking drama starring Bill - Travers and Virginia McKenna , based on the novel by Gavin Maxwell. Review pages 63-97. Director Jack Couffer (1969, U)


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Novel By: Gavin Maxwell.
Director: Jack Couffer

: Escape to the Country

A Notting Hill couple search for a house in Dorset.

: Flog It!

David Barby and Adam Partridge examine collectibles at the Bedford Corn Exchange. <R)


Unknown: David Barby
Unknown: Adam Partridge

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quzzing.

: Animal Park

As the series concludes, Ben Fogle and Kate Humble discover what happens if a vehicle breaks down in the tiger enclosure. Meanwhile, staff keep their fingers crossed for a possible romance between otters Romeo and Rosie. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Ben Fogle
Unknown: Kate Humble

: Johnny Goes to Lapland

Exmoor grave digger Johnny Kingdom travels beyond the Arctic Circle to Finnish Lapland in search of a deer he knows nothing about, the reindeer. Director/Producer Wendy McLean
Shown Friday 29 on BBC2


Unknown: Johnny Kingdom

: A New Year at Kew

A behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in its heritage year. The series looks at the Gardens' history as it recreates its appearance from more than three centuries ago, including George IV's exotic menagerie. There's also a focus on the scientific work the Gardens is famous for - from preserving the most famous collection of plants and seeds in the world to assisting police in their bid to pinpoint the origins of exotic plants found with murder victims. Plus a focus on the work staff undertake abroad as they try to save endangered plants and identify new species. Narrated by Alan Titchmarsh.

Documentary: A New Year at Kew: 8.00pm BBC2
You have to love the staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. They get so excited about their work. There's Dave, for instance, who's inordinately proud of his steaming piles of compost, while mycologist Peter beams as he refers to a dried-out bit of rare mushroom he's been sent as "the sort of fungus you dream about finding".
It's this combination of characters and horticulture that makes this observational series so endearing. The highlight of tonight's first film, however, is the lowering of the blinds in the new Alpine House - one of the most beautiful sequences imaginable. (Jane Rackham)


Narrator: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Grow Your Own

New series 1/6. Horticulturist Carol Klein reveals that, with a little patience, anyone can grow organic vegetables at home. The Gardeners' World veteran provides some handy hints from her north Devon garden and also follows a family who try to transform their suburban back garden into a thriving plot.
Series producer Juliet Glaves ; Exec producer Sarah Moors


Unknown: Carol Klein
Producer: Juliet Glaves
Producer: Sarah Moors

: Timewatch

The Hunt for U864. The fascinating story of how, in February 1945, HMS Venturer hunted down and sank
- the U-boat U864 - a sub on a deadly secret mission.
This documentary uses eyewitness accounts, archive material, and a dive into the Baltic's frozen waters to bring the full story of the boat's last hours to life. Producer Marc Brasse ; Editor John Farren


Producer: Marc Brasse
Editor: John Farren

: Coast

The shoreline of the UK. (Revised rpt)

: Room 101

New series 1/6. Host Paul Merton invites his first guest, Cilla Black, to reveal her pet hates. Among the - items and people she hopes to send to the Orwellian equivalent of hell are weather girls and ladies' loos.


Presenter: Paul Merton
Guest: Cilla Black
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Series Producer: Chris Curley

: Newsnight

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Test Cricket: the Ashes

Manish Bhasin introduces highlights of the fourth and penultimate day of the Fifth Ashes Test between
Australia and England at the SCG in Sydney. Can Kevin Pietersen re-create his 2006 Fifth Test glory and help lead England to victory? Highlights of the final day's play can be seen at 11.00pm tomorrow. J Digital viewers can access further highlights from day four 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 final day's play from Five Live Sports Extra, plus detailed statistics


Introduces: Manish Bhasin
Unknown: Kevin Pietersen

: Jools's Annual Hootenanny

A stellar line-up joins Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to give 2007 a melodious welcome. Shown on New Year's Eve at 10.50pm on BBC2


Unknown: Jools Holland

: The Tomb of Ligeia

Horror based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe starring Vincent Price. Review pages 63-97.
Director Roger Corman (1964, 12)


Story By: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Vincent Price.
Director: Roger Corman

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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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