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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Ben gets a splinter in his finger. (R)

: CBBC: OOglies

Followed by Bernard

: CBBC: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The semi-finals begin.

: Something for the Weekend

Singer/songwriter Pixie Lott and comedian Ben Miller join Tim Lovejoy, Amanda Hamilton and Simon Rimmer.


Songwriter: Pixie Lott
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Tim Lovejoy
Unknown: Amanda Hamilton
Unknown: Simon Rimmer.

: Escape to the Country

Alistair Appleton helps a Manchester couple with a budget of just under £1 million find a property in Cheshire.


Presenter: Alistair Appleton

: Tiger Bay

Thriller starring John Mills, and including the debut of his daughter
Hayley Mills. A Polish sailor on leave in Cardiff murders his unfaithful girlfriend. A lonely young girl is a witness and takes the gun to impress her playmates. A strange friendship then grows between the girl and the gunman as the two go on the run Review page 48.
Director J Lee Thompson (1959, PG)


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Hayley Mills.
Unknown: Lee Thompson

: Snooker

Live coverage of the second day of the UK championship at the Telford International Centre. John Higgins plays the first eight frames of his opening match. Five-time UK champion Stephen Hendry is also in action. <s)
Press red for live coverage from a choice of tables (one on Freeview) from 1.00pm until the end of play


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Stephen Hendry

: Talking Heads

A Chip in the Sugar. The Alan Bennett tribute continues with this monologue in which he himself stars as a middle-aged man who is horrified to discover his mother has taken up with an old flame. Another Talking Heads can be seen at 6.55pm. 3383896 Talking to Alan: page 31


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: A Day Out

Alan Bennett's 1972 drama about a group of cyclists who leave Halifax behind for a day in the country. (BW)


Writer: Alan Bennett
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Stephen Frears
Boothroyd: Brian Glover
Baldring: Paul Shane
Shuttleworth: David Waller
Shorter: James Cossins
Ackroyd: John Normington
Wilkins: Philip Locke
Gibson: David Hill
Gamekeeper: Fred Feast
Brother: Anthony Andrews
Mr Tetley: Don McKillop
Cross: Paul Rosebury
Ernest: Bernard Wrigley
Edgar: Paul Greenwood
Mrs Ackroyd: Helen Fraser
Mrs Shorter: Maggie Jones
Landlady: Anna Wing

: Talking Heads

A Lady of Letters. Miss Ruddock lives alone - her mother died some years ago. Her hobby is writing letters many of which are critical. Patricia Routledge stars in Alan Bennett's monologue. The next edition of Talking Heads is at 11.25pm on BBC4.
Producer Innes Lloyd ; Director Giles Foster The Alan Bennett tribute continues on BBC4 with Mark Lawson Talks to Alan Bennett at 9pm. Followed by the first Bennett on Bennett


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Giles Foster
Talks: Mark Lawson

: James May on the Moon

The motoring enthusiast commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing.
He meets three of the men who walked on the Moon, before experiencing the thrill of weightlessness and the bone-crushing G-forces of a Saturn V rocket launch. Producers Aidan Laverty , Phil Dolling ; Director Paul King


Producers: Aidan Laverty
Producers: Phil Dolling
Director: Paul King

: Top Gear

4/7. In Belfast, Jeremy Clarkson conducts a thorough test of the Twingo Renaultsport involving a tunnel, a ferry and the actor Ross Kemp. Elsewhere Richard Hammond unveils his brand new sport of airport-vehicle racing, James May drives the new Vauxhall Insignia VXR, and Jeremy tries out the BMW X5M, Audi 07 V12 and the latest version of the supercharged Range Rover. Movie director Guy Ritchie is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Executive producer Andy Wilman Repeated on Wednesday at 8pm
Showing on the BBC HD channel at 10.30pm bbc.co.uk/topgear RT DIRECT; Richard Hammond 's Top Gear Uncovered DVD - £13.65 (RRP £19.56) plus free p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed]PHOTOS, BLOCS: radiotimes.com/top-gear
James May guests on The Paul O'Grady Show tomorrow at 5pm on C4


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Ross Kemp.
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: James May
Director: Guy Ritchie
Producer: Andy Wilman
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Paul O'Grady Show

: Miranda

4/6. Miranda checks in to a hotel across the road. Shown last Monday Signed repeat at 3am on BBC1
For cast see page 80

: Match of the Day 2

Everton v Tottenham and Fulham v Sunderland.
Producer Liz Thorburn ; Editor Ron Chakraborty
BBC MATCH OF THE DAY MAGAZINE: out weekly, price £1.90


Producer: Liz Thorburn
Editor: Ron Chakraborty

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

10/13. With Michael Ball, David O'Doherty, Russell Tovey, Aston Merrygold and guest presenter Dermot O'Leary. Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: David O'Doherty
Unknown: Russell Tovey
Unknown: Aston Merrygold
Presenter: Dermot O'Leary.

: Argumental

3/4. Frankie Boyle and Andrew Maxwell join the show for light-hearted debates, chaired by John Sergeant. Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer David Taylor
First shown on Dave


Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Andrew Maxwell
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: David Taylor

: Snooker

Action from the first round of the UK championship on day two. Presented by Hazel Irvine.


Presented By: Hazel Irvine.

: Snooker Extra

More highlights from the UK championship. With Hazel Irvine.


Unknown: Hazel Irvine.

: 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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