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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Ben buys new clothes.

: CBBC: OOglies

Followed by Diddy Dick & Dom.

: CBBC: Da Dick and Dom Dairies

Featuring DI Harry Batt.

: CBBC: MI High

: CBBC: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The students perform in silence.

: Something for the Weekend

Country singer Taylor Swift and comedian Mark Watson join Tim Lovejoy, Amanda Hamilton and Simon Rimmer.
See RT's Christmas food special: page 37


Singer: Taylor Swift
Unknown: Mark Watson
Unknown: Tim Lovejoy
Unknown: Amanda Hamilton
Unknown: Simon Rimmer.

: Rugby Union

Highlights from yesterday's England v New Zealand clash at Twickenham Stadium.
Austin Healey presents. Highlights of the weekend's matches throughout the week (not Freeview)

: Racing

Live coverage of three races over the Grand National fences at Aintree, with starts at 12.35, 1.10 and 1.45.
Presented by Clare Balding, with analysis by Rishi Persad, Mick Fitzgerald, John Parrott and Gary Wiltshire, and commentary by Jim McGrath and Ian Bartlett.


Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Rishi Persad
Unknown: Mick Fitzgerald
Unknown: John Parrott
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Ian Bartlett.

: Tennis

Live coverage from the opening day of the World Tour Finals, featuring the top eight players over the last year, which is taking place in London for the first time. Over the next week, the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will be battling it out for the prestigious title. What Craig Doyle will be watching: page 32


Unknown: Roger Federer
Unknown: Rafael Nadal
Unknown: Andy Murray
Unknown: Novak Djokovic
Unknown: Craig Doyle

: Meerkat Manor

Series four. Home Alone The members of the Whiskers group are glad when Rocket Dog has her second litter of pups to replenish their dwindling numbers.
First shown on Animal Planet

: Brian Cox's Jute Journey

The Hollywood actor travels to Calcutta, retracing the journey of jute workers from his home city of Dundee who went to seek their fortunes in India. Director Brian Ross ; Producer John Archer
First shown on BBC2 Scotland The Inside Story: page 76


Director: Brian Ross
Producer: John Archer

: James May's Toy Stories

4/4. The Top Gear man recruits hundreds of volunteers to help him scale up another iconic toy of yesteryear, attempting to build the biggest Scalextric track in the world at nearly three miles long.
Shown last Tuesday


Presenter: James May
Executive Producer: Stuart Cabb
Executive Producer: Will Daws
Series Editor: Ian Holt

: Ray Mears's Northern Wilderness

5/6. Koo Koo Sint - the "Star Gazer". The survival expert continues his exploration of Canada, this week honouring the memory of David Thompson who, in the 1800s, mapped an astounding four million square miles of North America. Ray explores the well-travelled Briton's footsteps across the Rocky mountains to the Pacific coast, drawing on a new set of bushcraft skills and exploring the mapping techniques used by Thompson.
Producer Ben Southwell ; Exec producer Pete Lawrence Repeated on Tuesday 7pm Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel at 11pm THE BEST TV FORAGER BLOG: radiotimes.com/tv-forager


Unknown: Koo Koo Sint
Unknown: David Thompson
Producer: Ben Southwell
Producer: Pete Lawrence

: Top Gear

2/7 Jeremy, Richard and James do their bit to combat climate change by building their own electric car and putting it through a tough testing process. Out on the track, Europe takes on the USA and Jeremy pits the Corvette ZR1's muscle against the finesse of Audi's R8 V10. This week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is actor Michael Sheen.
Repeated on Wednesday at 8pm [web address removed] Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Tonight, press the red button to watch classic Top Gear clips and answer multiple choice questions in a fun interactive quiz
RT DIRECT: Richard Hammond 's Top Gear Uncovered DVD - £13.65 (RRP £19.56) plus free pSp. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit [web address removed] and enter code [number removed]
PHOTOS, BLOGS: [web address removed]
BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE: available monthly, price £3.95
Jeremy Clarkson is on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Fri at 10.35 pm, BBC1


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter: Richard Hammond
Presenter: James May
Guest: Michael Sheen.
Executive Producer: Andy Wilman

: Miranda

2/6. In a bid to overcome her hang-ups, Miranda joins an evening class to learn French and takes a tango lesson, but things do not go according to plan. Shown last Monday Signed repeat at 1.05am on BBC1
For cast see page 88

: Match of the Day 2

Action from Bolton v Blackburn, Stoke v Portsmouth and Tottenham v Wigan. Adrian Chiles presents.
Producer Sarah Williams ; Editor Ron Chakraborty


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Sarah Williams
Editor: Ron Chakraborty

: Argumental

1/4. Team captains Marcus Brigstocke and Rufus Hound are joined by guests Dara O'Briain and Chris Addison for light-hearted debates, chaired by John Sergeant. Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer David Taylor First shown on Dave


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: David Taylor

: The Big Kahuna

Theatrical drama starring Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and Peter Facinelli. Three salesmen hope a potential investor could save their flagging company. But the client keeps them waiting and tempers begin to fray. Review page 56. Director John Swanbeck (1999, 15)


Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Peter Facinelli.
Director: John Swanbeck

: BBC News

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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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