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: CBeebies: Postman Pat's Christmas Eve

The Rocket gets stuck.

: CBBC: Bear Behaving Badly

Followed by Prank Patrol Pocketsize

: The Life of Mammals

1/10. David Attenborough looks at the most successful animals on the planet.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Wainwright Walks

114; series one. Julia Bradbury tackles Haystacks.


Unknown: Julia Bradbury

: Last Days of Steam

Time Shift tells the surprising story of how steam trains made a comeback in the UK after the Second World War
First shown on BBC4 Between the Lines: Railways in Fiction and Film is tomorrow at 10am

: A Walk in the Sun

**** Second World War drama starring Dana Andrews and Lloyd Bridges. The members of an Allied infantry platoon carry out a mission to capture a farmhouse after landing in Italy. Review page 64.
Director Lewis Milestone (1945) (BW)


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Director: Lewis Milestone

: Murder, She Wrote

Thicker than Water. Shenn Metzger's younger brother is accused of murder.

: Merry Christmas

Inspiring First World War drama starring Diane Kruger, which tells the true story of a spontaneous Christmas ceasefire in 1914 that saw frontline troops fraternising and playing football in no-man's land. In English, German and French. Review page 64. Director Christian Carion (2005, 12)


Unknown: Diane Kruger
Director: Christian Carion

: Flog It!

Teams try to find buyers in Colchester.

: Escape to the Country

Moving from Manchester to Northamptonshire.

: Ready Steady Cook

New series With Ray Mears and Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Ray Mears
Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Finding Neverland

Fictional account of the creation of Peter Pan, starring Johnny Depp as JM Barrie. The writer's career is reinvigorated when he befriends four boys and their widowed mother. Review page 64.
Director Marc Forster (2004, PG)


Director: Marc Forster
JM Barrie: Johnny Depp
Sylvia Llewelyn Davies: Kate Winslet
Emma du Maurier: Julie Christie
Mary Ansell Barrie: Radha Mitchell
Charles Frohman: Dustin Hoffman
Peter Pan: Kelly MacDonald
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Ian Hart
Mrs Snow: Eileen Essell
Stage manager: Paul Whitehouse
Peter Llewelyn Davies: Freddie Highmore
Jack Llewelyn Davies: Joe Prospero
George Llewelyn Davies: Nick Roud
Michael Llewelyn Davies: Luke Spill

: The Good Life

Silly, but It's Fun. Festive comedy from 1977. Margo and Jerry spend Christmas with the Goods.
Writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey : Producer John Howard Davies Another episode on New Year's Eve at 8.30pm


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard

: University Challenge

City University takes on the University of Brighton. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels An evening dedicated to University Challenge is on Saturday 27 December from 8pm


Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Irene Daniels

: The Brothers Grimm

Period fantasy adventure starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. Before Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm become world-famous storytellers, they travel around Europe as hoax exorcists. But an encounter with a truly supernatural force in a supposedly haunted forest threatens to drive a wedqe between them. Film of the Day: page 64.
Director Terry Gilliam (2005, 12) Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel Heath Ledger stars in Casanova on Christmas Day at 10.30pm


Unknown: Matt Damon
Unknown: Heath Ledger.
Unknown: Wilhelm Grimm
Director: Terry Gilliam
Wilhelm Grimm: Matt Damon
Jacob Grimm: Heath Ledger
Cavaldi: Peter Stormare
Angelika: Lena Headey
Delatombe: Jonathan Pryce
Mirror Queen: Monica Bellucci
Young Will: Petr Ratimec
Young Jacob: Jeremy Robson

: Heroes

13/25; series three. Duality. The Petrelli brothers battle each other. Heroes Unmasked is at 12.15am.
Shown last Wednesday on BBC3 and BBC HD
Repeated on Sunday 28 December at lam Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel New cast gallery at www.radiotimes.com/heroes-cast


Nathan Petrelli: Adrian Pasdar
Peter Petrelli: Milo Ventimiglia
Sylar: Zachary Quinto
Claire Bennet: Hayden Panettiere
Noah Bennet: Jack Coleman
Meredith Gordon: Jessalyn Gilsig
Angela Petrelli: Cristine Rose
Matt Parkman: Greg Grunberg
Ando Masahashi: James Kyson Lee
Daphne Millbrook: Brea Grant
Hiro Nakamura: Masi Oka
Mohinder Suresh: Sendhil Ramamurthy
Tracy Strauss: Ali Larter
Maya Herrera: Dania Ramirez


In the first of eight special editions, classics hits from The Police, Madness, Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud. Steve Wright presents. <s)


Unknown: Steve Wright

: Outnumbered

6/7; series two. Karen takes Satan to task. See choice, page 94.
Shown Saturday 20 December at 9.45pm on BBC1

: Heroes Unmasked

Behind the scenes.

: Blue Peter at 50

Another chance to recall five decades of the children's TV show.

: Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means

1/6. Charley crosses the Channel.

: Days of Wine and Roses

Drama starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as a couple fighting alcoholism. Review page 64. Director Blake Edwards (1962, PG) (BW)


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Lee Remick
Director: Blake Edwards

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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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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