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: CBBC: Dogstar

: CBBC: Hider in the House

Celebrity visitor challenge.


Producer: Paul Taylor


Includes TWF and Hedz.
Then Diddy Dick & Dom


Director: Nick Harris
Series Producer: Jamie Rea

: CBBC: Stupid

: CBBC: The Story of Tracy Beaker

Mike delivers shocking news.
Followed by Bernard


Writer: Mary Morris
Writer: Laura Summers

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

The gang investigate rumours of a mysterious creature.

: The Enemy Below

Second World War drama starring Robert Mitchum. A game of cat and mouse is played out between Murrell, the captain of a destroyer, and his deadly rival beneath the waves - Von Stolberg. Review page 55. Director Dick Powell (1957, PG)


Unknown: Robert Mitchum.
Unknown: Von Stolberg.
Director: Dick Powell

: Merry Christmas

Inspiring First World War drama starring Diane Kruger. The true story of a spontaneous Christmas ceasefire in 1914 that saw frontline troops taking a pause from the carnage to fraternise and play football in no man's land. In English, German and French with subtitles. Review page 55.
Director Christian Carion (2005,12)


Unknown: Diane Kruger.
Director: Christian Carion
Anna Sorensen: Diane Kruger
Nikolaus Sprink: Benno Fiirmann
Audebert: Guillaume Canet
Palmer: Gary Lewis
Ponchel: Dany Boon

: The Blue Planet

The ways in which marine creatures exploit tides, revealing how giant stingrays rest on currents and South African sea snails surf the waves.

: One Man and His Dog

This year's sheepdog trials competition comes from Heriot in the Scottish Borders, and includes the "brace" and "young handlers" contests as well as the demanding singles course.


Director: Glenn Barton
Producer: Victoria Simpson

: What the Papers Say Review

Andrew Rawnsley trawls through all the major news stories of the past 12 months, including
Gordon Brown 's election as Tony Blair 's successor, Saddam's execution and uprisings in Burma and Pakistan.
Director Vernon Antcliffe ; Producer Ged Clarke


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Tony Blair
Director: Vernon Antcliffe

: Dad's Army

Captain Mainwaring has an unexpected and most unwelcome guest - much to the delight of Frazer. The 1975 Boxing Day edition of the much-loved sitcom. Another episode is on Christmas Eve at 6.45pm. Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry
Producer David Croft


Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: David Croft

: Porridge

Fletch discovers his fellow inmates at Slade Prison are planning to escape. The Christmas edition of the classic comedy from 1975, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale. Another Christmas episode of Porridge is on Thursday 27 December at 6.15pm. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale.
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: TOTP2 Christmas Special

Festive classics from, among others, Slade, the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl , Roy Wood , Mud,
Aled Jones , Elton John , the Wombles, Jona Lewie , John Lennon , Paul McCartney , Destiny's Child, the Darkness and Kylie Minogue. Top of the Pops Christmas Special is on Christmas Day at 1.30pm on BBC1.
Exec producer Mark Hagen Rptd tomorrow 1.15am
Digital viewers can press red to access compilations of top pop performances across the decades from Boxing Day until 4 January


Unknown: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Roy Wood
Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Jona Lewie
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Producer: Mark Hagen Rptd

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Big-budget adaptation of Douglas Adams 's cult sci-fi comedy, starring Martin Freeman. Everyman Arthur Dent 's morning goes from bad to worse when he discovers that not only is his home due to be demolished to make way for a bypass, but that planet Earth itself is to be destroyed to make way for a hyperspace motorway. Film of the Day: page 55. and Director Garth Jennings (2005, PG)


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Martin Freeman.
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Director: Garth Jennings
Arthur Dent: Martin Freeman
Ford Prefect: Mos Def
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Sam Rockwell
Trish McMillan/Trillian: Zooey Deschanel
Slartibartfast: Bill Nighy
Questular: Anna Chancellor
Humma Kavula: John Malkovich
Marvin the Paranoid Android: Warwick Davis
Marvin the Paranoid Android: Alan Rickman
The Book: Stephen Fry
The Whale: Bill Bailey
Ghostly image: Simon Jones
Deep Thought: Helen Mlrren
Mr Prosser: Steve Pemberton

: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Quirky fantasy comedy drama starring Bill Murray.

After his best friend is eaten by a rare jaguar shark, famous oceanographer Steve Zissou vows revenge. He assembles a motley crew - including a pregnant journalist and a pilot who claims to be his long-lost son - and sets off in pursuit.
Review page 55. (2004,15)
12 Moments of Christmas: page 51


Steve Zissou: Bill Murray
Director: Wes Anderson

: Comedy Connections

4/8; series four.
Shooting Stars. An insight into the game show. The next episode is on Christmas Eve at 12.10am.
Director Marcus Harben : Producer Angus Mclntyre


Director: Marcus Harben
Producer: Angus McLntyre

: Holiday *****

Romantic comedy starring Cary
Grant. When Johnny Case falls in love with Julia, he is unaware that she comes from one of America's wealthiest families. Review page 56.
Director George Cukor (1938, U) (BW)


Unknown: Johnny Case
Director: George Cukor
John Case: Cary Grant
Linda Seton: Katharine Hepburn
Edward: Seton Lewayres
Prof Potter: Edward Everett Horton
Julia Seton: Doris Nolan
Susan Elliott: Potter Jeandbton
Edward Seton: Henry Kolker
Laura Cram: Binnie Barnes

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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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