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: CBBC: Arthur

A festive tale.

: CBBC: SMart

Creating art that can be seen from space.


Director: Martin Williams
Producer: Hugh Lawton

: CBBC: Hedz

: How We Built Britain

The story of Britain's social history through its architecture. Producer/Director Nicky mis

: Who Do You ThinkYou Are?

With actress Barbara Windsor. Director Sue Hills ; Series producer
Lucy Carter


Unknown: Barbara Windsor.
Director: Sue Hills
Producer: Lucy Carter

: Celebrity MasterChef

With Sally Gunnell , Martin Hancock and Emma Forbes.
12.30 With Nadia Sawalha , Sue Cook and Jeff Green.


Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Unknown: Martin Hancock
Unknown: Emma Forbes.
Unknown: Nadia Sawalha
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Jeff Green.

: Heaven Knows,Mr Allison

Second World War drama starring Deborah Kerr. Sister
Angela, a Catholic nun, and US marine Allison find themselves stranded together on a South Pacific island. Review page 57. Director John Huston (1957, PG)


Unknown: Deborah Kerr.
Director: John Huston

: Heston Blumenthal'sPerfect Christmas

The chef attempts to create the ultimate Christmas dinner for a group of celebrities.
Director Jay Taylor : Producer Melanie Jappy Shown last Wednesday


Director: Jay Taylor
Producer: Melanie Jappy

: An Otter in the Family

2/2. Following Philippa Forrester and her partner Charlie as they struggle to raise an otter cub. Part of BBC2's Wild strand. Sprinqwatch Christmas Special is on New Year's Eve at 6.10pm


Unknown: Philippa Forrester

: The Great Escape

Second World War adventure based on a true story. In an attempt to contain rebellious PoWs, the Nazis transfer the main offenders to a seemingly inescapable security camp.
However, the German guards are hard pressed to prevent a break-out. Review page 57.
Director John Sturges (1963, PG)
Barry Norman's Memories of Christmas Past: page 53


Director: John Sturges

: James May: My Sisters' Top Toys

Top Gear Night In, where the three co-presenters introduce their choice of programmes, continues as James tries to understand the appeal of certain toys, and seeks to prove that they can be as effective a social barometer as any history book. Repeated on Christmas Day at 10pm plus a signed repeat on Thursday 27 December at 2.15am on BBC1 We speed kings: page 34

: Top Gear

10/10. The team visit Spain to test-drive the new BMW M3, Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi RS4, while back in the UK, James gets behind the wheel of a Jaguar XF. Plus, David Tennant (who stars in Doctor Who on Christmas Day at 6.50pm on BBC1) is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Executive producer Andy Wilman
Repeated on Christmas Day at 12 midnight, plus a signed repeat on Friday 4 January at 2.10am on BBC1 Top Gear Polar Challenge is on Sunday 30 December at 8pm
RT DIRECT: to order the Top Gear: Seriously Cool Driving Music CD for only E14.99 plus free p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls cost max 8p per min) or visit [web address removed] and enter code RTD196 at checkout
We speed kings: page 34; David Tennant and the Christmas Doctor Who: page 16; Why we watch: [web address removed]


Guest: David Tennant

: Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel

Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond gains unprecedented access to one of America's greatest motorcycling stars - who sadly died last month - travelling to Butte, Montana, to chat to the stunt legend during his three-day daredevil spectacular - the Evel Knievel Days. After meeting a selection of Evel's most unique and fervent fans, Richard reminisces with his childhood hero about his greatest death-defying feats. The Hamster gains further insight into Evel's character by meeting his family and former staff - and reflects on just how Evel became the greatest stuntman of his generation. The film Viva Knievel! is at 11.30pm. Director Nigel Simkiss : Producer Ben Devlin
Repeated on New Year's Day at 11.20pm, plus signed repeat on Thursday 27 December at 1.15am on BBC1 We speed kings: page 34


Unknown: Richard Hammond
Director: Nigel Simkiss
Producer: Ben Devlin

: Have I Got Old News for You

Top Gear Night In continues with something completely different as motoring maestro Jeremy Clarkson switches gear to take charge of the news quiz. With team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guests Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Michael Mclntyre. Another episode is on Saturday 29 December.


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Team Captain: Paul Merton
Team Captain: Ian Hislop
Guest: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Guest: Michael McIntyre
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Jo Bunting

: Match of the Day 2

Highlights from today's Premier League matches, featuring Manchester United v Everton, Blackburn v Chelsea and Newcastle v Derby.
Producer Paul Foster ; Editor Mark Demuth
Match of the Day is on Boxing Day at 10.20pm on BBC1


Producer: Paul Foster
Editor: Mark Demuth

: Viva Knievel!

Action thriller starring the late motorbike stuntman Evel Knievel, and featuring Gene Kelly , Lauren Hutton and Red Buttons. A crooked promoter plots to have the legendary daredevil "accidentally" killed while he's on tour in Mexico, and then to use the return of the body to the US as cover for a consignment of drugs. Concluding Top Gear Night In. Review page 58.
Director Gordon Douglas (1977. PG)


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Lauren Hutton
Director: Gordon Douglas

: TOTP2 Christmas

Festive hits from the Top of the Pops archives. Shown yesterday at 7.45pm

: BBC News 24

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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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