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: CBeebies: Me Too!

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: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

The duo name their rabbits. (R) (S) (AD)

: CBeebies: Brum

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: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBBC: Arthur

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: CBBC: Inside Life

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: CBBC: Gimme a Break

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: Wainwright Walks

From Mardale. (R) (S) (AD)

: Great Railway Journeys

Henry Louis Gates Jr returns to his African roots. (R) (S)


Presenter: Henry Louis Gates Jr

: Animal Park

An eland gives birth. (R) (S)

: Who Do You Think You Are?: Sheila Hancock

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Subject: Sheila Hancock

: New Year's Day Concert

The Vienna Philharmonic's traditional annual event. Radio 3's coverage starts at 10.15am, while highlights can be seen at 7pm on BBC4. (S)

: Big Jake

Action western starring John Wayne. Following a raid on the McCandles' ranch, the young grandson of the family is kidnapped and held to ransom for $1 million. It's time for the head of the family, Big Jake, to swing into action. (1971, 15) (S) (W)


Director: George Sherman
Jacob McCandles: John Wayne

: The Guns of Navarone

Second World War adventure starring Gregory Peck. Buried deep in the solid rock of a cliff, the German guns on the Greek island of Navarone must be destroyed if the lives of two thousand British soldiers are to be saved.
Review page 92 (1961, PG) (S) (W)


Director: J. Lee Thompson
Capt. Keith Mallory: Gregory Peck

: The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message

Reflections on the past decade.
Shown at 12.35pm on BBC1 (S)


Speaker: The Archbishop of Canterbury

: Funny Women: Mollie Sugden

A look at the career of the actress kicks off the Are You Being Served? night. (R) (S)


Subject: Mollie Sugden

: Funny Turns: John Inman

Profile of the actor. (R) (S)


Subject: John Inman

: Are You Being Served?

Young Mr Grace instructs everyone to wear fancy dress in the run-up to Christmas. Festive edition of the department store comedy from 1975. (R) (S)

: The Story of Are You Being Served?

Cast, crew and writers of the much-loved TV sitcom set in a department store look back on its 13-year run, to coincide with the colourisation of the black and white pilot episode, showing next.
Served with a smile: page 42 (S)


Producer: Samantha Peters
Executive Producer: Caroline Wright

: Are You Being Served?

Pilot episode of the vintage department store comedy, first broadcast in 1972, being shown for the first time in a new colourised version. (R) (S)

: Three Men Go to Ireland: 2/2

Continuing their journey across Ireland, Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain and Rory McGrath sail down the Shannon, stopping off along the way to visit a friend of Dara's who lives in a haunted castle. After that they must face sailing through the terrifying Ardnacrusha, Europe's largest lock. Arriving in Limerick, Dara and Griff try powerboat racing, while Rory decides to host his own poetry festival for limericks only. The journey ends with a trip to the Aran Islands, where the men take a Galway hooker (a traditional sailing boat) to visit the megalithic fort of Dun Aengus.
See choice, page 208 (S)


Presenter: Griff Rhys Jones
Presenter: Dara O'Briain
Presenter: Rory McGrath

: The Good Shepherd

Spy drama directed by Robert De Niro, who also features in a cameo role alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. The development of the Central Intelligence Agency is seen through the experiences of agent Edward Wilson, from the Second World War to the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961.
Andrew Collins's Film of the Day: page 93
(2006,15) (S) (W)


Director: Robert de Niro
Edward Wilson: Matt Damon
Clover: Angelina Jolie
Margaret Russell: Angelina Jolie
Sam Murach: Alec Baldwin
Laura: Tammy Blancnard
Arch Cummings: Billy Crudup
Bill Sullivan: Robert De Niro
Sen John Russell Sr: Keir Dullea
Dr Fredericks: Michael Gambon
Hanna Schiller: Martina Gedeck
Philip Allen: William Hurt
Thomas Wilson: Timothy Hutton
Joseph Palmi: Joe Pesci
Ray Brocco: John Turturro

: I'm Alan Partridge: 5/6

Series one.
Alan puts on a version of his show at the hotel and invites Irish TV executives to watch. (R) (S)

12.10 6/6 Dramatic developments at the BBC give Alan a whiff of hope. (R) (S)


Alan Partridge: Steve Coogan

: 2009 Unwrapped with Miranda Hart

A look back at the defining cultural, political and televisual moments of the year, remembering the events that shaped the past 12 months - or would have done if they'd actually happened. Miranda and her guests, including Stephen K Amos, Duncan Bannatyne, Isy Suttie and Rich Fulcher, revel in a made-up version of 2009.
See choice, page 208.

Shown on Wednesday 30 December at 10pm (S)

Digital viewers can access extra footage by pressing the red button immediately after the show.


Presenter: Miranda Hart
Guest: Stephen K Amos
Guest: Duncan Bannatyne
Guest: Isy Suttie
Guest: Rich Fulcher

: Crossfire

Murky film noir starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan.
A soldier murders a Jewish war veteran and is misguidedly protected by some fellow soldiers out of loyalty. Meanwhile, a policeman determines that the crime will not go unsolved.
(1947, PG) (BW) (S)
(to 3.05)


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Montgomery: Robert Young
Keeley: Robert Mitchum
Finlay: Robert Ryan

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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.

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