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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Small loses Ben's marble. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBeebies: Brum

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: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Dennis and Gnasher

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Followed by Bernard (R) (S)

: CBBC: Prank Patrol


: CBBC: Shaun the Sheep

Double bill. (R) (S)

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

The gang meets a centaur. (R) (S)

: CBBC: The Basil Brush Show

A snowy Christmas. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Bear Behaving Badly

Postie is replaced. (S)

: CBBC: Dani's House

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: CBBC: Sam & Mark's Guide to Dodging Disaster

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Presenters: Sam & Mark

: CBBC: The Story of Tracy Beaker

Double bill. (R) (S) (AD)

: Living Famously

Charting the lives and loves of Laurel and Hardy. (R) (S)

: BBC Proms 2009: A Celebration of MGM Film Musicals

Clive Anderson introduces a celebration of 75 years of MGM musicals. Conductor John Wilson's orchestra and singing stars from the classical and musical theatre worlds perform songs from movies including High Society and Singin' in the Rain.
First shown on BBC4 (S)


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Orchestra conductor: John Wilson

: An American in Paris

Glamorous MGM musical.
Jerry, an American painter living in Paris, is loved by the rich and beautiful Milo. But he then falls in love with a poor orphan.
Review page 79 (1951, U) (S)


Director: Vincente Minnelli
Jerry Mulligan: Gene Kelly
Lise: Leslie Caron
Adam Cook: Oscar Levant
Henri Baurel: Georges Guetary
Milo Roberts: Nina Foch

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

A Christmas special from 1978. Frank decides he wants to take flying lessons. (R) (S)

: Final Score

A round-up of today's football results. (S)
Press red 2.30-6pm for up-to-date football news and results

: Hamlet

David Tennant reprises the title role in the RSC's production of Shakespeare's tragedy. Claudius has killed Prince Hamlet's father and usurped the throne, marrying Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. But the prince, haunted by his father's ghost and driven to the brink of insanity, plans a bloody revenge.
Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel tomorrow at 4.45pm (S) (AD)
[web address removed] (website scheduled to go live 14 December; clips and behind-the-scenes videos available after the programme)
RT Direct: Hamlet with David Tennant on DVD for just £13.50 (RRP £19.56) incl p&p.
Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit [web address removed] and enter code [number removed] at checkout
Hear David Tennant's Desert Island Discs tomorrow at 11.15am on Radio 4
David Tennant's final appearance in "Doctor Who" is on New Year's Day at 6.40pm on BBC1
Photo Gallery: [web address removed]


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: John Wyver
Producer: Seb Grant
Director: Gregory Doran
Hamlet: David Tennant
Claudius: Patrick Stewart
Ghost: Patrick Stewart
Reynaldo: David Ajala
Rosencrantz: Sam Alexander
Laertes: Edward Bennett
Lucianus: Ricky Champ
Barnardo: Ewen Cummins
Franciso: Robert Curtis
Guildenstern: Tom Davey
Horatio: Peter de Jersey
Gertrude: Penny Downie
Polonius: Oliver Ford Davies
Court attendant: Samuel Dutton
Osric: Ryan Gage
Ophelia: Mariah Gale
Gravedigger: Mark Hadfield
Priest: Jim Hooper
Marcellus: Keith Osborn
Captain: Roderick Smith
Page: Zoe Thorne
Player King: John Woodvine
Cornelia: Andrea Harris
Lady: Riann Steele

: Victorian Farm Christmas: 3/3

Ruth Goodman and Ivan Day try their hand at making a Christmas pudding using the same methods as Bob Cratchit's wife in A Christmas Carol.
Shown on Christmas Eve at 8pm
Signed repeat on Mon 28 Dec at 2.20am on BBC1 (S)
[web address removed]


Expert: Ruth Goodman
Expert: Ivan Day

: The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show

Festive fun from 1973 with the much-missed comedy duo and guests Vanessa Redgrave, Hannah Gordon, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier and Andre Previn. (R) (S)


Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Vanessa Redgrave
Guest: Hannah Gordon
Guest: Rudolf Nureyev
Guest: Laurence Olivier
Guest: Andre Previn
Producer: John Ammonds

: The Story of Slapstick

This universal language of comedy, from the Chaplin classics to the bizarre fish-slapping dance in Monty Python, has shifted through silent films, surrealism, sketch and sitcom. This one-hour special charts the evolution of physical comedy through the decades, featuring clips and contributions from Vic Reeves, Reece Shearsmith and Ben Miller. (S)


Interviewee: Vic Reeves
Interviewee: Reece Shearsmith
Interviewee: Ben Miller
Director/Producer: Breid McLoone

: The Young Ones

Anarchic comedy, first shown in 1984. All four students have bad colds, causing a mass street riot. (R) (S)


Producer: Paul Jackson

: Shooting Stars

Christine Bleakley, Paddy McGuinness, DJ lronik and Angelos Epithemiou join Jack Dee and Ulrika Jonsson. (R) (S)


Panellist: Christine Bleakley
Panellist: Paddy McGuinness
Panellist: DJ Ironik
Panellist: Angelos Epithemiou
Team captain: Jack Dee
Team captain: Ulrika Jonsson
Producer: Lisa Clark

: Carry On Follow That Camel

Irreverent comedy starring Phil Silvers and Jim Dale. Unjustly accused of being a cheat, Bertram Oliphant West joins the French Foreign Legion. (1967, PG) (S) (W)


Director: Gerald Thomas
Sgt Nocker: Phil Silvers
Bertram Oliphant West: Jim Dale

: Build My Gallows High

Classic film noir starring Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas. Former detective Jeff Bailey's violent past catches up with him.
Barry Norman's Film of the Day: page 81
(1947, PG) (BW) (S)
The film noir season continues tomorrow with Farewell My Lovely at 1.45am
(to 3.20)


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Jeff Bailey: Robert Mitchum
Whit Sterling: Kirk Douglas

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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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