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: CBeebies: The Story Makers

Milton's favourite days.
Followed by Fimbly Songtime

: CBeebies: Postman Pat

The lakes dry up in Greendale.

: CBeebies: CBeebies Springwatch

Pre-school tie-in to the Bill Oddie-presented stalwart.

: CBBC: Springwatch Trackers

Interesting animals and flora.
Springwatch continues at 8.00pm.

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

The gang visit a haunted amusement park.

: CBBC: SMart

Kirsten O'Brien creates art for a windy day.


Presenter: Kirsten O'Brien

: CBBC: Best of Friends

Children's game show.

: Whispers: an Elephant'sTale

Adventure starring
Angela Bassett. An elephant calf that has lost its mother joins a new herd and is stalked by lions and poachers. Review page 59.
Director Dereck Joubert (2000)


Unknown: Angela Bassett.
Director: Dereck Joubert

: Dangermouse

The hero encounters Count Duckula. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Garden Invaders

A garden for a couple expecting a baby.

: Animal Park

The monkeys keep pestering the water buffalo. (Revised rpt)

: Living in the Sun

Setting up a delicatessen business in Spain.

: Escape to the Country

Alistair Appleton helps a couple from Norwood as they find a dream home in the East Sussex countryside.


Unknown: Alistair Appleton

: Flog It! Ten of the Best

2/10. Some of the most peculiar items found on the show.

: Eggheads

Quiz show.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: The People's Quiz - Wildcard

Nine challengers compete for the chance to win the Wildcard place in the grand final, and play for the £200,000 cash prize. Jamie Theakston hosts.


Presenter: Jamie Theakston

: Let Me Entertain You

The search for hidden talent continues as a pair of BMX bike fanatics, a Cornish hip-hop dance troupe, a soul singer from London, and a family with a novelty nun act compete for the chance to win £1,000.

: The Apprentice

9/12. The candidates have to select ground-breaking and unusual products from around the world, to introduce into the UK market for the first time. The teams have three products each to sell to London retailers, and only a day in which to do it. As usual, the team with the most money in orders will win while, from the losing team, one candidate faces the chop. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1

: Springwatch

Live updates from the organic farm in Devon as the daily dramas of foxes, badgers, eagles, owls, kingfishers and more continue to unfold. Presenters Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King will be looking back at how this unusually warm and dry spring has affected our wildlife, and questioning whether we are seeing the first effects of climate change. Plus, find out what you can do to help the wildlife in your area.
Springwatch Nightshift is at 12 midnight.


Presenter: Bill Oddie
Presenter: Kate Humble
Presenter: Simon King

: Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

2/5. The Land of Lost Content. Andrew Marr's epic account of the events that have shaped the nation since the end of the Second World War continues with a study of Britain in the 1950s. For many, this era represented a golden age of order and affluence, but such prosperity belied the growing number of frustrated people who were hungry for change. The working classes didn't want to "know their place" any longer, nuclear protesters became ever more vocal, and a new breed of political satirists taught the nation to laugh at and question their leaders as never before. This was a time when the old establishment was in constant collision with the cocky new Britain growing up around it - as exemplified by working-class girl Christine Keeler's encounter with the Secretary of State for War in a swimming pool - and directly influenced the 1960s spirit of change.
Director/Producer Fatima Salaria

DOCUMENTARY Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
9.00pm BBC2 On a recent Newsnight reflecting on the Blair years, David Hare observed that Blair was the first Prime Minister in decades who didn't want to take us back to the 1950s. So how did that decade come to be seen as what Andrew Marr calls the "land of lost content"? Starting in 1961 with Christine Keeler frolicking in the swimming pool at Cliveden with cabinet minister John Profumo, Marr loops back to draw a pencil-sketch of "a country of clipped hedges, pressed trousers and... no motorways". He's suitably sceptical that this was really the sunlit idyll that subsequent politicians made out. Instead, he plays up the bubbling divisions that erupted over Suez and in race riots and anti-bomb marches. Once again, our pink-shirted presenter is good at playing up the telling moment, such as when Peter Cook mocked PM Harold Macmillan to his face on stage, or when Mandy Rice-Davies did for the establishment with her cheeky courtroom quip: "Well, he would [say that], wouldn't he?" It's well-trodden ground but rarely trodden with such a classy stride or well-turned phrase. David Butcher


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Christine Keeler

: QI

6/13. Phill Jupitus , John Sessions, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies discuss the finer points of drinking with erudite quizmaster Stephen Fry.
Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer John Lloyd


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: John Lloyd

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.
[web address removed]


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Old Grey Whistle Test Story: BBC4 on BBC2

Between 1971 and 1987, The Old Grey Whistle Test was must-see viewing for serious music fans everywhere, featuring many acts who would never have made it on to Top of the Pops. This documentary examines the history of the much-loved show.


Director/Producer: Dione Newton

: Springwatch Nightshift

Late-night live action from the organic farm in Devon, plus highlights from this evening's earlier show.

: BBC Learning Zone

www.bbcco.uk/learning zone
Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Languages Quinze Minutes Plus
4.00 Languages Vingt Minutes

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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.

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