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: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Followed by Pozzie

: CBeebies: In the Night Garden...

Everyone rides the Pinky Ponk.

: CBeebies: Finley the Fire Engine

Keeping the town clean.

: CBBC: The Owl

: Animal Park: Wild in Africa

The wild dog puppies contract a fatal illness.

: Meerkat Manor

Daisy gives birth in the wrong burrow.

: Around the World In80 Days

6/7. Michael Palin journeys from Shanghai to Japan.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Who Do You Think You Are?

Jeremy Paxman conducts an emotional search for records of his maternal grandmother.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Victoria's Empire

2/3. Continuing her tour of Queen Victoria's empire,
Victoria Wood discovers how Ghanaians are leaving behind the stain of the slave trade.


Unknown: Victoria Wood

: Celebrity MasterChef

The three finalists try to impress John Torode and Gregg Wallace with their cooking.
12.45 The winner of the series is announced.


Unknown: John Torode
Unknown: Gregg Wallace

: Identity

A pop chart-topper and a national showjumper.

: Flog It!

Individuals are invited to try to make a profit at auction.

: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

Series three. A Rose by Any Other Name. Is a man only marrying for money?
3.20 Woman of the Year. Hetty goes undercover as a battered wife during an investigation.
Writers Jeremy Paul , John Bowen and David Cook


Unknown: Jeremy Paul
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: David Cook

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary duel.

: Weakest Link

Anne Robinson hosts the 1,000th edition of the quiz.
Shown Boxing Day at 6.10pm


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Eggheads

Quiz with Dermot Murnaghan.


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan.

: Springwatch Christmas Special

Bill Oddie , Kate Humble and Simon King look back on 2007, a year of floods, storms and memorable encounters with wildlife, and advise viewers on what they need to keep them going until Springwatch 2008. Producer Sean Christian


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Kate Humble
Unknown: Simon King
Producer: Sean Christian

: The Funny Side of the News

Caustic Clive Anderson trawls through a plethora of classic bloopers by well-known newscasters.
Shown on Saturday 29 December at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: The Archbishop of Canterbury's New YearMessage

The Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams reflects on the year's events.
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon on BBC1


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams

: Coast

6/8. Galway to Baltimore. Neil Oliver discovers how mysterious flotsam inspired Columbus's journey to the New World, while Alice Roberts explores the botanical puzzle of the Burren and visits the monastery on the tiny island of Skellig Michael , where Christianity survived the fall of the Roman Empire.
Producer William Lyons ; Series producer Steve Evanson Coast: the Journey Continues begins tomorrow at 7JOpm


Unknown: Alice Roberts
Unknown: Skellig Michael
Producer: William Lyons
Producer: Steve Evanson

: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Atmospheric period drama, based on the bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier , starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson. Holland 1665: after her father is blinded in a kiln explosion, 17-year-old Griet is sent to work as a live-in maid for the Vermeer household. Attracting the attention of her secretive artist master, she finds herself drawn into his mysterious world, and a potentially damaging intimacy ensues. Film of the Day: page 80.
Director Peter Webber (2003, 12) (HD) 12 Moments of Christmas: page 51


Novel By: Tracy Chevalier
Unknown: Colin Firth
Unknown: Scarlett Johansson.
Director: Peter Webber
Johannes Vermeer: Colin Firth
Griet: Scarlett Johansson
Van Ruijven: Tom Wilkinson
Maria Thins: Judy Parfitt
Pieter: Cillian Murphy
Catharina Vermeer: Essie Davis
Tanneke: Joanna Scanlan
Cornelia Vermeer: Alakina Mann
Griefs father: Chris McHallem
Griefs mother: Gabrielle Reidy
Maertge: Anna Popplewell

: Jools's Annual Hootenanny

A stellar line-up join Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to give 2008 a harmonious welcome. The 15th annual extravaganza features everything from Paul McCartney and 1960s soul icon Eddie Floyd to two of this year's brightest new stars, Mika and Kate Nash. Plus Kylie Minogue, Kaiser Chiefs, Madness and even Robbie Coltrane transformed into Frank Sinatra. Returning after his triumph a year ago is bluesman Seasick Steve , and New York's Raul Midon will give a one-man performance extraordinaire. Tradition dictates that the 1st Batallion of the Scots Guards are on hand to mark midnight.
Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Alison Howe (HD)


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Eddie Floyd
Unknown: Kate Nash.
Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Unknown: Seasick Steve
Unknown: Raul Midon
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Comedy Connections

The making of The
Fast Show, with contributions from stars
Paul Whitehouse , Charlie Higson , Arabella Weir ,
John Thompson , Mark Williams and Simon Day.


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: John Thompson
Unknown: Mark Williams

: Long Way Down

6/6. Tanzania/Malawi/Zambia/
Botswana/Namibia/South Africa. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman set out on the final leg of their journey to Cape Town.

: The Narrow Margin

Claustrophobic crime drama starring Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor. Review page 82.
Director Richard Fleischer (1952, PG) (BW)


Unknown: Charles McGraw
Director: Richard Fleischer

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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