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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing.

: Teletubbies

Number Eight. Eight clouds appear in Teletubbyland.

: Smurfs' Adventures

Animation. (Repeat)

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
With guest, actor and writer Michael Palin.
Shown last Friday BBC1
(Stereo) (Subtitles)


Guest: Michael Palin

: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

Musical series. A look at music used for
Celebration. Repeat

: Harry and the Hendersons

TheBusyBody. The family become the target for harassment after Harry's picture appears in a local paper.
Repeat Stereo

: School Programmes

Note: repeats are not indicated.
9.10 Spanish Globo (ages 11-12)
Spanish for beginners
9.15 Clementine (ages 14-16) Une
Famille Musicale Stereo 3509145 9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) It's Magic- Magician Fay Presto holds a Competition Stereo
9.45 Storytime (ages 4-5) / Love Animals and Little Chicken Chicken -two stories aboutfarm animals

: Teletubbies

10.00 Monkey Safari. Some children visit monkeys in a safari park and the gang have special things to do.

: Schools Programmes

10.30 Words and Pictures: The Golden Goose (ages 5-7) Michael arrives at a goose farm on a go-kart.

10.45 Cats' Eyes People: Senses (ages 5-7) Exploring the five senses of humans and animals.

11.00 Look and Read: Spywatch: Trouble for Mary (ages 7-9) Suspicion about Grainger increases. (Stereo) 5283936

11.20 Zig Zag: Geography UK - Living in Northern Ireland (ages 7-9) (Stereo) 6252139

11.40 Landmarks: Victorian Britain - School Life (ages 9-12) (Stereo)

12.00 Heading South: Wetlands (ages 9-12) How diminishing wetland areas are endangering migratory birds. (Stereo) 5750400

12.20 Showcase - Special Needs

: Working Lunch

Consumer information. Stereo ...... CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

1.00 Animation. Repeat

: Hairy Jeremy

Neolithic adventures. (Repeat)

: The Countryside Hour

Daily series aimed at expanding viewers' knowledge of the British countryside. Today Bob Langleyvisits Snowdonia in north Wales, home to many rare wildlife species. With Chris Packham.
Series producer Mike Finlason


Unknown: Chris Packham.
Producer: Mike Finlason

: Indoor Bowls

Action from the Open championship at Preston Guild Hall. Players competing in first-round matches today include world champion Hugh Duff , who is defending the Open title he won last year, three-times world titleholder Richard Corsie and Mervyn King, currently ranked number three in the world. With Dougie Donnelly. Editor Gerard Lane Stereo
Including at 2.40,3.25 News Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Hugh Duff
Unknown: Richard Corsie
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.
Editor: Gerard Lane Stereo

: The Simpsons: Bart's Dog Gets an "F"

The animated comedy returns.
Bart takes the Simpsons' disruptive pet dog to a canine college.
Featuring the voice of Tracey Ullman.
The next episode is on Friday at 6pm.
See today's choices.
Bringing it all back, Homer page 7

Sofa so good? Things are never quite ship-shape for television's favourite family, The Simpsons.
The Simpsons
6.00pm BBC2 A man's best friend is his dog, so long as that dog isn't Santa's Little Helper and the man isn't Homer Simpson. The ugly, dumb one (the dog, of course) rips up Homer's newspaper, scoffs his breakfast, and then - horror of horrors - savages his $125 sneakers (shop salesman: "Sorry, our warranty doesn't cover acts of dog.") So what can you do with a canine catastrophe? Send him to obedience school run by a sadistic Englishwoman with a voice uncannily like Tracey Ullman's. Unfortunately all the vicious tugs on the choke chain in the world cannot teach Santa to sit.
So begins a new chunk of Simpson family life, the first of two this week. In Friday's episode (6pm BBC2), Homer loses the love of his daughter Lisa and tries to buy it back. As Marge would disapprovingly say: "Hmmm".


Unknown: Tracey Ullman

: BattlestarGalactica

The Gun on Ice Planet Zero (part 1) Adams fears the fleet is being lured into a trap. Concludes next Monday. Repeat Subtitled...

: The Car's the Star

Six-part series in which Quentin Willson looks at classic cars.
This week, he explores the appeal of the E-type Jaguar sports car. With George Best,
Adam Faith and Jackie Stewart.
Producer David Wheeler
Series producer Jon Bentley


Unknown: Quentin Willson
Unknown: Adam Faith
Unknown: Jackie Stewart.
Producer: David Wheeler
Producer: Jon Bentley

: Oil on Canvas

Brushstroke. Landscape artist John Virtue regards the brush as the most powerful tool in picture-making. While taking the same walk in Devon he has made each dayforten years, he works on his 313th painting ofthe changing view. Last in the series.
Producer Henry Chancellor; Series producer lanDuncan Stereo Subtitled ....... WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education


Artist: John Virtue

: Decisive Weapons

Darkness Visible: the Stealth
Fighter. The F-117 A Stealth Fighter isthe world's first operational combat plane designed to be invisible to radar. But while powerfully impressive duringthe Gulf War, doubts have persi sted over the plane's s abilityto avoid radar detection. Last in the series.
Director Paul Tilzey ; Producer
Martin Davidson Stereo Subtttled.6110


Director: Paul Tilzey
Producer: Martin Davidson

: Two Fat Ladies

Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright visit
Llandudno in north Wales where they prepare a lavish picnic for the Colywn Male Voice Choir. Seetoday'schoices. Director/Producer Patricia Llewellyn Executive producerPeterGillbe
* See Food: page 40


Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn

: Absolutely Fabulous

Birth. Edina, Patsy and Saffy relive the experience of birth.
Written by Jennifer Saunders : Director Bob Spiers : Producer Jon Plowman
Repeat Stereo


Written By: Jennifer Saunders
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman
Edina: Jennifer Saunders
Patsy: Joanna Lumley
Saffron: Julia Sawalha
Mother: June Whitfield
Patsy's mother: Eleanor Bron

: Picture This

Nick at New College. As a result of contracting meningitis as a toddler, Nick Stephens is now paralysed from the neck down and confined to a wheelchair.
But in 1996 he won a place at
New College, Oxford University, to study law. With the help of camera attached to his wheelchair, Nick tells the story of his first term at Oxford.
Director Marion Milne ; Series Editor
PeterSymes Stereo Subtitled ...


Director: Marion Milne

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

The pop trivia quiz hosted by Mark Lamarr. This week, team captains Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus are joined by ex-Take That singer Mark Owen, Radio 1 DJ Lisa I'Anson, M People's Shovell and Right Said Fred frontman Richard Fairbrass.
Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Jim Pullin
Then Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Mark Lamarr.
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Singer: Mark Owen
Unknown: Richard Fairbrass.
Director: Steve Bendelack

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Face to Face with Sir Denis Forman

In a special programme to mark his 80th birthday, one of British broadcasting's most influential figures, Sir Denis Forman , discusses his life with Jeremy Isaacs. He also talks about changes in the television industry and some of the personalities he met in his 40-year career.
Producer David Herman Stereo. .
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Sir Denis Forman
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs.
Producer: David Herman Stereo.

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Vacation

Bilko tries to secure himself a free holiday.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: The Learning Zone

12.30 The Making of ... Kate Adie -the TVjournalist talks about her career and offers tips to budding reporters
12.45 Valued Environments,
Environmental Values
8000608 1.35 Going with the Flow -Nature and engineering SCHOOLS
2.00 Signed Landmarks Portrait of Britain
4.00 Everybody Here Spoke Sign Language
5.00 SkillsforWork
6.00 The Great Exhibition An
Exercise in Industry
6.30-7.00am TheThrieEstaitis-
Drama about corruption


Unknown: Kate Adie

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