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: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Then Tweenies Songtime

: CBBC: Roar

: CBBC: Mona the Vampire

Shadflies appear.
Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

Daphne is taken.

: CBBC: Stupid

: CBBC: Escape from Scorpion Island

Another challenge.

: Something for the Weekend

Presenter Johnny Vaughan and singer Lemar join Tim Lovejoy and Amanda Hamilton. BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: £3.10


Presenter: Johnny Vaughan
Unknown: Tim Lovejoy
Unknown: Amanda Hamilton.

: Film 2008 with Jonathan Ross

The presenter visits the set of Bond film Quantum of Solace. Shown last Tuesday on BBC1

: Animal Park

A lion cub braves his first inoculation. (Revised rpt)

: Coast

(Revised rpt)

: Rugby League World Cup

Highlights of a clash that should have it all, as two of the world's top teams - Australia and England - meet for the first time since the previous World Cup in 2000, when the Kangaroos won 22-2. There will also be a look back at Scotland's clash with France, and Ireland's meeting with Tonga. World Cup highlights through the week (limited availability on Freeview)

: Cycling

A chance to see some of the stars from Beijing in action in the Track Cycling World Cup first round in Manchester. It's the first major track event since the Olympics and offers the chance to gain valuable points needed to qualify for next year's world championships.

: Voyages ofDiscovery

New series 1/5. Documentary examining historic expeditions. Paul Rose begins with the truth behind the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago.
First shown on BBC4


Unknown: Paul Rose
Unknown: Ferdinand Magellan

: Wild China

1/6. Heart of the Dragon. The fairytale hills of Guilin and the cormorant fishermen of the Li river form the heart of this exploration of the rice-growing cultures and strange creatures of southern China. Director/Producer Phil Chapman


Producer: Phil Chapman

: The American Future: a History, by Simon Schama

4/4. What Is an American? The early settlers were themselves immigrants, but their vision of America was fundamentally Protestant and white. What were the steps that led from that narrow definition of nationality to John F Kennedy's recognition that the USA was a nation of immigrants? Director/Producer Ricardo Pollack Shown last Friday
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel tomorrow, 8pm
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer


Unknown: John F Kennedy
Producer: Ricardo Pollack

: Top Gear

New series 1/8. The boys are back in town, as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May find out about becoming HGV drivers. Also, Jeremy is on the test track with a Porsche and a Lamborghini Gallardo, while Michael Parkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Executive producer Andy Wilman
Repeated on Wednesday at 7pm
TOP GEAR MAGAZINE: available monthly, price £3.95
Going on a Stig hunt: page 12; Book offer: page 16
See feature (including new Stig photo gallery) at [web address removed]

Top Gear 8.00pm BBC2
You might have seen the recent poster ads for a new mobile phone trumpeting the fact that it comes with BBC iPlayer attached. And what image do they use to tout this selling point? Why, the Stig, of course: Top Gear is often the most downloaded show on iPlayer, on top of the six million or so viewers who tune in on BBC2.
The track driver looks an unlikely folk hero, almost as unlikely as the three bickering chums who co-present the show with the air of boarding-school nerds arguing in the dorm about Porsches. It doesn't sound like a winning formula, but it works.
In this first episode of a new series Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May decide to find out how easy it is to be an HGV driver by buying second-hand lorries. And Michael Parkinson revs up the Chevrolet Lacetti as this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. David Butcher Going on a Stig hunt: page 12


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: James May
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Producer: Andy Wilman

: Dragons' Den: James Caan's Story

2/5. Following entrepreneur James Caan as he lives among the jet set with his wife and daughters. As a private equity investor, he is a dragon both inside and outside the den. Here he reveals how he spends his millions, how he made them in the first place, why he didn't go into the family leather business and the reason he changed his name. Producer Ellen Evans ; Series Producer Sam Lewens
Repeated tomorrow at 7pm www.radiotimes.com/dragons-den


Unknown: James Caan
Producer: Ellen Evans
Producer: Sam Lewens

: Match of the Day 2

Highlights of Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City at the Reebok Stadium. With Adrian Chiles.
Producer Phil Sibson ; Editor Andrew Clement
BBC MATCH OF THE DAY MAGAZINE: available weekly, price £1.80


Unknown: Adrian Chiles.
Producer: Phil Sibson
Editor: Andrew Clement

: Graham Norton Uncut

The host is joined by actors Jessica Biel and Mickey Rourke, in an extended edition of last Thursday's show. (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Jessica Biel
Unknown: Mickey Rourke

: Heroes

5/25; series three. Angels and Monsters. While Claire tries to take down her first target, Matt's hopes of a happy ending are destroyed.
Regular cast on Wednesday Shown last Wednesday Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel Series update at www.radiotimes.com/heroes

: Duel at Diablo

Violent western starring James Garner. Army scout Jess Remsberg finds an Apache chief is about to launch an attack. Setting out with a platoon of new recruits, Remsberg also has a personal score to settle. Review page 40. Director Ralph Nelson (1966, 15)


Unknown: James Garner.
Director: Ralph Nelson

: BBC News

: Inside Sport

Weekly round-up.
Shown last Monday on BBC1

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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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