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: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

Followed by Christmas Storytime with Roly Mo

: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

Shun tells a Japanese story.

: CBBC: Arthur

Followed by Bernard

: Animal Park: Wild In Africa

In Namibia with a scientist who studies desert lions.

: Meerkat Manor

Flower's daughter has pups, making a family of 37.

: Around the World in 80 Days

3/7. Michael Palin continues his journey in Arabia.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: How We Built Britain

Exploring the Georgian dream of order and beauty. <S)

: Who Do You Think You Are?

The family tree of food presenter Nigella Lawson.


Presenter: Nigella Lawson.

: Celebrity MasterChef

The four chefs battle it out for the two semi-final places.
12.45 The three celebrities cook at Villandry.

: The Magic of Carmen

Antonio Pappano explores the background to the opera's popular tunes.


Unknown: Antonio Pappano

: Carmen from the RoyalOpera House

Francesca Zambello 's stunning production of George Bizet's opera. Conducted by musical director Antonio Pappano.
Director Jonathan Haswell ; Exec producer Oliver MacFarlane (HD) Best seat in the house: page 45


Unknown: Francesca Zambello
Director: Antonio Pappano.
Director: Jonathan Haswell
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane
Carmen: Anna Caterina Antonacci
Don Jose: Jonas Kaufmann
Escamillo: Lldebrando D'Arcangelo
Micaela: Norah Amsellem

: Coast Nicholas Crane journeys

around the United Kingdom's shoreline. (Revised rpt)

: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Series one. Eye Witness. Hetty investigates a case involving a deaf birdwatcher who goes missing. Writers David Cook and John Bowen


Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: John Bowen

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott invites Jo Brand and Rowland Rivron to compete in the kitchen challenge.


Presenter: Ainsley Harriott
Contestant: Jo Brand
Contestant: Rowland Rivron

: Weakest Link

The 1,000th edition of the quiz.

: The Terminal

Fish-out-of-water comedy drama starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones . On a visit to the US from the European state of Krakozhia, Viktor Navorski finds himself with no legal status after his country falls to a military coup. Film of the Day: page 66. Viktor Navorski
Tom Hanks
Director Steven Spielberg (2004, 12)


Director: Steven Spielberg
Amelia Warren: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Frank Dixon: Stanley Tucci
Joe Mulroy: Chi McBride
Enrique Cruz: Diego Luna
GuDta Raian: Kumar Pallana
Ray Thurman: Barrv Shabaka Henley
Dolores Torres: Zoe Saldana
Salchak: Eddie Jones
Karl Iverson: Jude Clccolella
Waylin: Corey Reynolds
Bobbv Alima: Guillermo Diaz

: Ql

Compilation of unseen clips from the E series of the comedy quiz show. Hosted by Stephen Fry.
Director Ian Lorimer ; Producers John Lloyd and Piers Fletcher
Repeated on Saturday 29 December at 10.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producers: John Lloyd

: Lead Balloon

7/8. Rita. Rick lands a cameo role in a film, appearing alongside a famous Hollywood legend. When it turns out that cafe owner Michael's father is a big fan, Rick promises to get an autograph. The series ends on Thursday 3 January at 9.30pm. See choice page 212.
Ben Rasmus Hardiker
Writers Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair ; Director/Producer
Alex Hardcastle Repeated next Saturday on BBC4


Unknown: Ben Rasmus Hardiker
Unknown: Writers Jack Dee
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producer: Alex Hardcastle
Rick Spleen: Jack Dee
Mel: Raquel Cassidy
Marty: Sean Power
Michael: Tony Gardner
Magda: Anna Crilly
Sam: Antonia Campbell Hughes
Alan: Pierce Quigley
Ambrose: William Hoyland
Ally: Karen Bryson
Rory: Simon Mattacks
Steve: Martin Savage
Siobhan: Charlotte Hudson

: The Graham Norton Christmas Show

Actress Lindsay Lohan and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly join the host. With music by the Feeling. Director Steve Smith ; Producer Jon Magnusson
Repeated on Sunday 30 December at 11.10pm


Unknown: Lindsay Lohan
Presenter: Lorraine Kelly
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Extended edition of the comedy pop quiz. Team captains Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus are joined by David Gest , Kevin Eldon , Danny Jones of McFly and the Feeling's Dan Gillespie. Simon Amstell hosts.


Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: David Gest
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Danny Jones
Unknown: Dan Gillespie.
Unknown: Simon Amstell

: Comedy Connections

The Office. A look at Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's ground-breaking sitcom.
Director Angus Mclntyre ; Series prod Graham Mitchell Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant can be seen in Extras tomorrow at 9pm on BBC1
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant answer One Final Question: page


Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Director: Angus McLntyre
Unknown: Graham Mitchell
Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: Ricky Gervais

: Red Dwarf: Future Echoes

Rimmer and Lister overtake themselves in time.

: Long Way Down

1/6. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel to Cape Town.


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman
Unknown: Cape Town.

: Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House

Comedy starring Cary Grant.
A city couple set out to build a home in rural Connecticut.
Review page 66. (1948, U) (BW)


Director: H.C. Potter
Jim Blandings: Cary Grant

: The Curse of the Cat People

Horror fantasy starring Simone Simon. A draughtsman is worried by his young daughter, who lives in a world of her own. Review page 66. Directors Robert Wise and Gunther von Fritsch (1944, U)


Unknown: Simone Simon.
Unknown: Gunther von Fritsch

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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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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