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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

A crunchy carrot.

: CBBC: Sportsround

Shown yesterday on the CBBC channel

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

The gang visits Australia.

: CBBC: TMi: 11/13

Entertainment show. Including League of Super Evil and The Twisted Whiskers Show.

: CBBC: Doctor Who: Dreamland

Animated adventure. In the USA, the Time Lord comes up against a ruthless alien and the military. Featuring the voice of David Tennant.


The Doctor: David Tennant

: CBBC: ChuckleVision

A picnic is disrupted.

: CBBC: The Story of Tracy Beaker

Double bill.
Then Diddy Dick & Dom

: BBC Switch

The Cut: Marla and Jay return.
Starring Samuell Benta and Lara Goodison. [web address removed]


Unknown: Samuell Benta
Unknown: Lara Goodison.

: The Season

6/10. Two of the girls catch the attention of model scouts.

: The 5:19 Show

Youth music show.

: Kyle XY

13/13; series two. The Tragers try to piece together the facts they know.

: Revealed

With Charlotte Ashton and Anthony Baxter.


Unknown: Charlotte Ashton
Unknown: Anthony Baxter.

: Animal Park

An orphaned marmoset gets a fright and a beach is built for the sea lions. (Revised rpt)

: The Big Circus

Colourful adventure with Victor Mature as flamboyant circus owner Hank Whirling , who attempts to keep the "biggest show on Earth" on the road to success. Review p47. Director Joseph M Newman (1959. U)


Unknown: Victor Mature
Unknown: Hank Whirling
Director: Joseph M Newman

: Snooker

Live coverage as the first round of the UK championship continues at the Telford
International Centre.
Press red for live coverage from a choice of tables from 1pm until end of play (limited availability on Freeview)

: Dad's Army

High Finance. Mainwaring discovers the extent of Corporal Jones's cash-flow crisis.

: Dinner at Noon

Alan Bennett documentary first broadcast in 1988, in which the writer observes life in the public areas of a Harrogate hotel. The start of a week of programmes dedicated to Bennett, who turned 75 earlier this year. Director/Producer Jonathan Stedall


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: An Englishman Abroad

When a mysterious man appears in her dressing room, actress Coral Browne assumes he is attached to the embassy. If so, what does he want with her face powder? Alan Bennett 's 1983 drama about the spy Guy Burgess.
Producer Innes Lloyd ; Director John Schlesinger


Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Guy Burgess.
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: John Schlesinger
Guy Burgess: Alan Bates
Coral Browne: Herself
Claudius: Charles Gray
Rosencrantz: Harold Innocent
Guildenstern: Vernon Dobtcheff
General: Czeslaw Grocholskl
Boy: Matthew Sim
Hamlet: Mark Wing-Oavey

: Talking Heads

Her Big Chance. Double bill of Alan Bennett monologues. Bit-part actress Lesley (Julie Walters) has ambitious dreams, so when she is offered the chance to play a more adventurous role for the West German market, she jumps at it.
Director Innes Lloyd


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Julie Walters
Director: Innes Lloyd

: Waiting for the Telegram

As Violet (Thora Hird) nears her 100th birthday, she learns she is to receive a telegram from the Queen. As she awaits its arrival, her mind wanders back to the circumstances under which she last received a telegram from a monarch. Producer Mark Shivas ; Director Stuart Burge


Unknown: Thora Hird
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Stuart Burge

: Being Alan Bennett

A rare look at the life and work of one of our best-loved writers, filmed during and just after his 75th birthday in May this year. With access to key moments, including final rehearsals of his new play The Habit of Art, this delightful documentary celebrates the public and private sides of the prolific playwright. The Alan Bennett tribute continues tomorrow at 5.20pm with another Talking Heads. Director Archie Powell ; Producer Alexandra Briscoe
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.10am RT DIRECT: to order DVD of Alan Bennett at the BBC for just £20.50 (RRP £29.35) incl p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] Talking to Alan: page 31


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Director: Archie Powell
Producer: Alexandra Briscoe

: The Thick of It

7/8; series three. In her desperate bid to find a major sports personality to be the face of the department's new Healthy Choices campaign, Nicola takes advice from Steve Fleming, the PM's new fixer.
Writers Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando lannucci, Ian Martin, Tony Roche and Will Smith
Director Armando Iannucci ; Producer Adam Tandy Repeated on Thursday at 11.35pm on BBC4 bbc.co.uk/comedy Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Digital viewers can press the red button after the show to access exclusive, additional content (not Freeview) Rebecca Front's Big Break: page 58


Unknown: Steve Fleming
Unknown: Jesse Armstrong
Unknown: Simon Blackwell
Unknown: Roger Drew
Unknown: Sean Gray
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Ian Martin
Unknown: Tony Roche
Director: Armando Iannucci
Producer: Adam Tandy
Malcolm Tucker: Peter Capaldi
Nicola Murray: Rebecca Front
Oily Reeder: Chris Addison
Terri Coverley: Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen: James Smith
Geoffrey: Peter Sullivan
Marianne Swift: Zoe Telford
Steve Fleming: David Haig
Lord Nicholson: Alex MacQueen
Sam: Samantha Harrington

: Have I Got a Bit More News for You

7/9. Jo Brand guest-hosts the quiz. An extended repeat from yesterday's BBC1 episode.


Unknown: Jo Brand

: Snooker

The concluding sessions of the opening four first-round matches.

: Snooker Extra


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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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