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: CBBC: LazyTown

Then Diddy Dick & Dom

: The Life of Mammals

5/10. David Attenborough looks at the hunting tactics of the world's carnivores.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Wainwright Walks

1/6' series two. Ascending the summit of England's most popular mountain, Helvellyn.

: Coast

: The Signalman

Denhom Elliott stars in this dramatisation of Dickens's classic ghost story.


Unknown: Denhom Elliott

: Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails

Ian Hislop investigates the fallout of Dr Beeching's closure of railway branch lines.


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: The Importance of Being Earnest

Period comedy drama starring Michael Redgrave.
Two bachelors pretend to be called "Ernest" in order to court Gwendolen and Cecily. But events take a confused turn. Review page 73.
Director Anthony Asquith (1952, U)


Unknown: Michael Redgrave.
Director: Anthony Asquith

: South Pacific

Film version of the smash-hit Broadway musical featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and starring Mitzi Gaynor. Review page 73. Director Joshua Logan (1958, U)


Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor.
Director: Joshua Logan

: Ready Steady Cook

TV presenter Shauna Lowry competes against singer and actress Toyah Willcox.


Presenter: Shauna Lowry
Unknown: Toyah Willcox.

: Final Score

Reaction and results from the English leagues and the SPL
With Ray Stubbs. <s)
Digital viewers can follow the day's action on Final Score, 2.30-6.00pm


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.

: Are You Being Served?

Christmas special from 1978. it's young Mr Grace's birthday.

: Nicholas Nickleby

Period drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens, starring Jamie Bell and Charlie Hunnam. When their father dies, the destitute Nickleby family is split up by the evil Uncle Ralph. Nicholas is sent to work at a boys' school in the north of England that's run by the sadistic Mr Squeers. He befriends the disabled and mistreated Smike, and they decide to run away so Nicholas can reunite his family. Review page 73. Director Douglas McGrath (2002, PG)


Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Jamie Bell
Unknown: Charlie Hunnam.
Unknown: Mr Squeers.
Director: Douglas McGrath
Nicholas Nickleby: Charlie Hunnam
Ralph Nickleby: Christopher Plummer
Smike: Jamie Bell
Wackford Squeers: Jim Broadbent
Newman Noggs: Tom Courtenay
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Edward Fox
Mrs Squeers: Juliet Stevenson
Vincent Crummies: Nathan Lane
Mrs Crummies: Dame Edna Everage
Charles Cheeryble: Timothy Spall
Mr Folair: Alan Cumming
Kate Nickleby: Romola Garai
Madeline Bray: Anne Hathaway
Ned Cheeryble: Gerard Horan
John Browdie: Kevin McKidd
Lord Verisopht: Nicholas Rowe
MissLacreevy: Sophie Thompson
Mrs Nickleby: Stella Gonet
Fanny Squeers: Heather Goldenhersh

: Dad's Army

Turkey Dinner. Can Captain Mainwaring really be a softie at heart? The struggling senior citizens of Walmington-on-Sea are about to find out.
Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry


Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Jimmy Perry

: The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie

Stars including Ronnie Corbett, Michael Parkinson and Bruce Forsyth pay tribute to the BBC's former head of light entertainment, Bill Cotton, who died in August this year. During his tenure he oversaw shows like Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies, The Generation Game and Dad's Army, which delighted audiences in their millions in what was regarded as the golden age of BBC television. Three examples of the programmes he championed follow. Producer Alexandra Briscoe ; Exec producer Karen Steyn


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Producer: Alexandra Briscoe
Producer: Karen Steyn

: Morecambe & Wise 1975 Christmas Special

A trip back in time to when the comedy duo reigned supreme. Guests include Robin Day, Diana Rigg, Gordon Jackson and Des O'Connor.
Director Vic Meredith ; Producer Ernest Maxin Morecambe & Wise: the Show What Paul Merton Did is on Friday 2 January at 9pm on BBC1


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Gordon Jackson
Unknown: Des O'Connor.
Director: Vic Meredith
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Generation Game 1973 at Christmas

"Life, is the name of the game...," warbled Bruce Forsyth as four teams each comprising two people from the same family began their quest to take home what was on the conveyor belt. But first they had to undertake a series of challenges.


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth

: The Two Ronnies: Old-Fashioned Christmas Mystery

It's time for a traditional Christmas dinner, 1874-style, but someone steals the turkey and the two comedians in various guises must find it. With Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker.


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker.


With The Who, Shania Twain, Grace Jones, The Supremes, and The Specials.


Unknown: Shania Twain
Unknown: Grace Jones

: Ghosts of Christmas Past

A look back at the way we used to celebrate Christmas.

: Sweet and Lowdown

Woody Allen's bittersweet period comedy drama about a 1930s jazz guitarist, starring Sean Penn, Uma Thurman and Samantha Morton. Review page 74. (1999, PG)


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Sean Penn
Unknown: Uma Thurman
Unknown: Samantha Morton.

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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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