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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Lowdown

Children's documentary.
(Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Philbert the Frog

(Repeated at 2pm) (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Adventures of Buzzy Bee and Friends

Country tales for younger viewers.
(Repeated at 2.05pm) (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Raccoons

Animated adventures from the Evergreen Forest.
Bert Raccoon's opinion of old people is changed forever when he has to entertain elderly Aunt Gertie while Ralph and Melissa are away on a canoe trip. When a huge tidal wave threatens to overwhelm them, Aunt Gertie comes to the rescue in a most unexpected way.

: Daytime on Two

9.00 Discovering Portuguese: The Sea
(ages 16+) (Stereo)

9.25 Belief File: Christianity in Britain: Many Voices
(ages 11-16) (Stereo)

9.45 Words and Pictures: Meg, the Clever Red Hen
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Teletubbies: Feeding the Chickens

The Tubby Toaster makes too much toast and the Teletubbies watch three children feed their chickens.

: Daytime on Two

10.30 Numbertime: More or Less - Two More
(ages 4-5) (Stereo)

10.45 Cats' Eyes: Forces - Falling
(ages 5-7) (Stereo)

11.00 Moving to English: Thomas Edison and the Telephone
(age 8) (Stereo)

11.20 The Art: The Art of Cities
(ages 11-16) (Stereo)

11.40 Study Ireland: Geography: Conservation
(ages 14-19) (Stereo)

12.00 The Shape of the World: Global Tourism
(ages 14+) (Stereo)

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news.

: Daytime on Two

1.00 The Geography Collection: A Fate Worse Than Debt
(ages 16+)

1.25 Zig Zag: Making It Work - for the Animals
(ages 7-9)

1.45 Come Outside: Stones
(ages 4-5)

: Children's BBC: Philbert the Frog

(Shown at 8.20am)

: The Village

More real-life drama from the Hampshire village of Bentley. The battle between the local pubs heats up, and a disaster faces the village cookbook team.
(First shown on ITV)

: Campaign Roadshow

Nick Ross presents the latest news from the day's campaign press conferences, and audiences from around the country question politicians about election issues.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

Including at 3.00 News Regional News and Weather


Presenter: Nick Ross

: World Snooker

Further coverage of this afternoon's action from the World Championships in Sheffield, including John Higgins against Graham Horne , and James Wattana against Graeme Dott. Introduced by David Vine , with commentary by Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , John Spencer , John Virgo , Dennis Taylor and Dene O'Kane.
Including at 3.55 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Graham Horne
Unknown: James Wattana
Unknown: Graeme Dott.
Introduced By: David Vine
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: John Spencer
Commentary By: John Virgo
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: Dene O'Kane.

: Star Trek: the Next Generation: The Measure of a Man

When a Starfleet officer attempts to have Data disassembled for research purposes, Picard sets out to prove that even a machine has rights.
(Repeat) (Stereo)
(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine tomorrow 6pm)


Capt Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Data: Brent Spiner
Cdr William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Capt Philipa Louvois: Amanda McBroon
Dr David Maddox: Brian Brophy
Admiral Nakamura: Clyde Kusatsu
Guinan: Whoopi Goldberg
Dr Kate Pulaski: Diana Muldaur
Lt Cdr Geordi La Forge: LeVar Burton
Counsellor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn

: World Snooker

Further coverage of the first round of the World Championships from the Crucible, Sheffield. Six times a finalist but never the champion, Jimmy White continues his match against 25-year-old Anthony Hamilton from Nottingham, and Tony Drago plays Dominic Dale. Introduced by David Vine.


Presenter: David Vine

: Black Britain

The current affairs magazine reflecting the lives of Britain's African and African-Caribbean communities.
Tonight, a look at discrimination in the construction industry, one of Britain's largest employers. Recent research shows that 14 of London's housing associations have given little or no work to black contractors and the programme asks whether associations are paying lip service to equal opportunities in order to secure public funding.

Then Video Nation Election Shorts


Producer: Sandy Smith
Series Producer: Patrick Younge

: University Challenge

Magdalen College, Oxford take on Queen's University, Belfast in the first quarter-final. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vernon Antcliffe
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Home Front

The series concentrating on the home and interior design.
Tessa Shaw goes to India in search of Eastern inspiration, Kevin McCloud shows how to make a chandelier from an old bicycle wheel and Mark and Andrea finish their dream kitchen.
See today's choices.


Presenter: Tessa Shaw
Presenter: Kevin McCloud
Editor: Daisy Goodwin
Series Producer: Simon Shaw

: Modern Times: The End

As the influence of organised religion wanes, more and more people are devising alternatives to the traditional methods of burying the dead. One man ordered a bubble-wrapped cardboard coffin to lay his aunt to rest in, while another has built up a funeral superstore in what used to be a carpet warehouse. From pagan ceremonies to burial in a wicker basket, the programme looks at the different ways people are saying their last goodbyes.

See today's choices.
Shop till you drop: page 23


Producer: Helen Richards
Series Editor: Stephen Lambert

: A Woman Called Smith

Barbara Smith is a 37-year-old paramedic with the Northumbria Ambulance Service. She talks about the emotional demands of her job and the variety of medical conditions she has learned to deal with in the course of her work.


Subject: Barbara Smith
Director: Jean MacFarlane
Series Producer: Nikki Cheetham

: Airport

Documentary series following people who work at London's Heathrow airport. As night descends, photographer Dennis Stone waits for the arrival of Michael Jackson, Jean-Marie deals with lost tickets and missed buses, and Anita prepares the royal suite for the world's richest man, the Sultan of Brunei.

(Repeat) (Stereo)


Subject: Dennis Stone
Producer: Ben Gale
Series Producer: Nick Catliff

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats. With subtitles.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman and Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: World Snooker

Jimmy White completes his first round match against Anthony Hamilton, and Tony Drago plays Dominic Dale. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.

Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Anthony Hamilton
Unknown: Tony Drago
Unknown: Dominic Dale.
Presenter: Dougie Donnelly

: The Learning Zone

Open University
12.30am Healing the Whole
1.00 The Nature of Impacts and Their Impacts on Nature
1.30 The KT Event

Nightschool TV
2.00 The Geography Programme Investigating Europe; Flight Paths: Contrasting Regions

BBC Focus
4.00 English Heritage According to the Evidence
4.30 Unicef in the Classroom: Puppets for Peace
5.00 Basic Skills What's the Problem?
5.30 Voluntary Matters

Open University
6.00 Nerves
6.25 Insect Hormones
6.50-7.15am Regulation and Control

Learning Zone Guide: [number removed]

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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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