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: Wildlife on One

Ladybird, Ladybird. A documentary following the fortunes of ladybirds through the trials of life. Narrator David Attenborough. (R)


Narrator: David Attenborough.

: Teletubbies

Pre-school fun. (S)

: News

: A Perry Mason Mystery

Case of the Lethal Lesson
The poisoning of a celebrity gossipmonger with many enemies puzzles a lawyer who is convinced the police's suspect is innocent. (S)

: The Heaven and Earth Show

Esther McVey reports from the Mind. Body and Spirit Festival on ways to change your life, while Toyah Willcox visits a Buddhist temple with a criminal past.
Executive producer Chris Loughiin (W) COMMENTS: [number removed] (maximum cost 8p) or e-mail heaven8>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Esther McVey
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Chris Loughiin

: Ever Decreasing Circles

The last in the current rerun of the comedy starring Richard Briers. Anne's choice of study partner unwittingly causes quite a stir.
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey (R) (S)


Unknown: Richard Briers.
Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey

: Countryfile

Reports on the latest rural affairs with John Craven. Plus weather for the week ahead. (S) E-MAIL: countryfile@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Craven.

: On the Record

John Humphrys interviews top politicians and reports on the big issues. Including at 12.00 News. Editor David Jordan (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr


Unknown: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: Tom and Jerry

Cat-and-mouse fun. (R)

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: National Velvet

Classic family drama starring Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor. Ayoung girl wins a racehorse in a raffle and asks an ex-jockey to help her train it to run in the Grand National.
Director Clarence Brown (1944. U) (S) Films: pp 60-68 ****


Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Director: Clarence Brown
Mi Taylor: Mickey Rooney
Velvet Brown: Elizabeth Taylor
Mr Brown: Donald Crisp
Mrs Brown: Anne Revere
Edwina Brown: Angela Lansbury

: Masterchef

The Masterchefs of the Midlands, North East and Home Counties compete in the last semi-final, judged by restaurateur Sally Clarke , radio presenter John Humphrys and host Loyd Grossman. (S) BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: from retailers


Unknown: Sally Clarke
Presenter: John Humphrys
Unknown: Loyd Grossman.

: Lifeline

Angela Rippon appeals on behalf of Friends for Young Deaf People. Rptd Wed 1.30pm on BBC2 (S) DONATIONS: send to [address removed]or telephone[number removed]


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: BBC News and Weather


: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Stephanie Hughes visits the Western Isles where she meets inhabitants, learns how to run a croft, and discovers how computing is providing new jobs. The stunning scenery provides backdrops for solos by Mairi Mclnnes and John Murdo Martin , while hymns and psalms, including Amazing Grace and /, to the Hills, are sung in Martin's Memorial Church,
Stornoway. (S) (W)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Solos By: Mairi McLnnes
Solos By: John Murdo Martin

: Last of the Summer Wine

Waggoners Roll. Truly and Clegg find themselves searching for Tom's missing, untalented protegee Babs.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Alan JW Bell (S) (W)


Written By: Roy Clarke
Producer: Alan Jw Bell
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thornton
Tom: Tom Owen
Nora: Kathy Staff
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Edie: Thora Hird
Auntie Wainwright: Jean Alexander
Ros: Dora Bryan
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Barry: Mike Grady
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Mrs Avery: Julie T Wallace
Eli: Danny O'Dea
Babs: Helen Turaya

: Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story

A documentary, presented by Victoria Wood , which tells the true story behind Britain's much loved comedy about the Home Guard, and includes previously unseen footage of the cast on location. A classic episode follows. See Choice.
Producer Gerard Barry ; Executive producer Alan Brown (S) Still ribbing for victory: page 26


Presented By: Victoria Wood
Producer: Gerard Barry
Producer: Alan Brown

: Dad's Army

A chance to see the last episode of the comedy series. Never Too Old. Corporal Jones decides to marry.
Written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry
Director David Lilley ; Producer David Croft (R) (S)


Written By: David Croft
Written By: Jimmy Perry
Director: David Lilley
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
ARP Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Mrs Fox: Pamela Cundell

: Harbour Lights

Rites of Passage. Mike is thrown into emotional turmoil when the father he has never met returns. Last in the series.
Written by Andrew Rattenbury ; Producer Steve Lanning
Director Peter Macdonald Repeated Wednesday 12 midnight (S) (W)


Written By: Andrew Rattenbury
Producer: Steve Lanning
Director: Peter MacDonald
Mike Nicholls: Nick Berry
PC Melanie Rush: Tina Hobley
Tony Simpson: Gerard Horan
George Blade: Freddie Davies
Steve Blade: Tim Matthews
Ron: Tony Selby
Robbie: Matt Di Angelo
Chris Hodder: Rupert Holliday Evans
Kevin Stamp: Wayne Jackman

: Hearts and Bones

Continuing the drama series starring Dervla Kirwan.
You Can't Always Get What You Want. Emma and Louise make a pact to find new jobs. Amanda is getting broody and demands to babysit Sam. Contains strong language.
Written by Stewart Harcourt
Producer Sally Haynes ; Director John Alexander (S) (W)


Unknown: Dervla Kirwan.
Written By: Stewart Harcourt
Producer: Sally Haynes
Director: John Alexander
Emma Rose: Dervla Kirwan
Richard Rose: Hugo Speer
Mark Rose: Damian Lewis
Louise Slaney: Amanda Holden
Michael Owen: Andrew Scarborough
Sinead Creagh: Rose Keegan
Amanda Thomas: Sarah Parish
Robbie Rose: Kieran O'Brien
Sam Rose: Joel Pitts
Liz Booth: Pippa Guard
Stuart Gee: Andrew Woodall
Rachel Heath: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Weather Michael Fish. (S)


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Michael Fish.

: BBC Music Live

The BBC's UK-wide festival of music concludes with a 24-hour live entertainment. This opening show is hosted
! by Spice Girl Emma Bunton , Phillip Schofield and Michael Aspel , who will introduce strands that run throughout the broadcast. These include favourite pieces of music selected by guests, among them astronaut Buzz Aldrin and footballing legend George Best. Coverage continues on BBC2. See tomorrow's Choice.
Producer Fiona Clark ; Executive editor Guy Freeman (S) (W) INFORMATION LINE: ring [number removed] (calls charged at national rate), or access the website: www.bbc.co.uk/musiclive


Unknown: Emma Bunton
Unknown: Phillip Schofield
Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Buzz Aldrin
Unknown: George Best.
Producer: Fiona Clark
Editor: Guy Freeman

: Jack Dee's Happy Hour

In the last of the series comedian Jack Dee pokes fun at the week's news and relives his efforts to find happiness. Producer Matt McCabe ; Series producer Jim Pullin (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Jack Dee
Producer: Matt McCabe
Producer: Jim Pullin

: Top Secret!

Spy spoof from the Airplane/team, starring
Val Kilmer. An evil East German general plans to use a new secret weapon to take over West Germany. Widescreen. Directors Jim Abrahams. David Zucker , Jerry Zucker (1984, 15) (S) (W) Films: pp 60-68 ***


Unknown: Val Kilmer.
Directors: Jim Abrahams.
Directors: David Zucker
Directors: Jerry Zucker

: BBC News 24

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