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: See Hear Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC Breakfast

7.15 Teletubbies
Mandir Temple
Shown last Friday (Stereo)

7.40 Smurfs' Adventures

8.05 Blue Peter
Shown last Friday on BBC1

8.30 Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams
Musical series. (Repeat)

: Harry and the Hendersons

I Got Your Birthday Right Here. Nancyupsets the family. Repeat Stereo Subtitled .

: School Programmes

Note: half-term repeats.
9.10 Spanish Globo (ages 11-12) 3146244 9.15 Clementine (ages 14-16) Stereo 3001553 9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) Stereo Subtitled 8100553 9.45 Storytime (ages 4-5)

: Teletubbies

I Want to Be a Vet. The gang see a girl take her rabbit to the vet.
Repeatedtomorrow7.15am Repeat Stereo.

: School Programmes

10.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Stereo 6241621 10.45 Cats'Eyes (5-7) Stereo 6246176 11.00 Look and Read
(7-9) Stereo 5858244 11.20 ZigZag(7-9) Stereo 6827447 11.40 Landmarks (9-12) Stereo Subtitled 9823534 12.00 Heading South (9-12) Stereo 5332008 12.20 Showcase Stereo 8660911 12.25 Firework Safety

: Working Lunch

Consumer information. CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Dinosaur animation. Repeat .....

: Hairy Jeremy

Repeat Stereo.

: The Art and Antiques Hour

A20-part daily series. Today: tips on watercolours and photographing children. Series producer Maggie Sutcliffe ; Executive
Producer Fiona Pitcher Stereo ............


Producer: Maggie Sutcliffe

: Going, Going, Gone

Antiques game show. Stereo......

: Talent 2000

The first of four showcases forteenage poets, rappers and musicians.

: News

Regional News and Weather

: Situation Vacant

The Royal Marines Officer. Four men set outtojoin the elite force. Repeat .

: News

Regional News and Weather

: The Village

Beginning a daily series on life in rural
Hampshire. Repeat

: The Really Useful Show

An update on this morning's show on BBC1.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

With Fern Britton. * See Competitions: page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Through the Keyhole

Celebrity lifestyles. Repeat Stereo.

: Esther

Singer David Essex talks to guest presenter Jill Dando about his life.


Singer: David Essex
Presenter: Jill Dando

: Today's the Day

Nostalgia quiz show. Stereo ....

: The Simpsons Halloween Special

In the first of two programmes for Halloween, Homer overhears
Bart and Lisa relatingthree scarytales. Featuring the voice of James Earl Jones. The second
Halloween special is on Friday at 6pm. Stereo * See Family: page 44


Unknown: James Earl Jones.

: Battlestar Galactica

The Magnificent Warriors
Adams rekindles an old flame to save the fleet from starvation.

: The Car's the Star

QuentinWillson looks at the Ford Capri, which has acquired a mixed reputation among motoring enthusiasts.
Producer Chris Richards ; Editor Jon Bentley


Producer: Chris Richards
Editor: Jon Bentley

: Making Masterpieces

This week the National Gallery's director Neil MacGregor explores the purpose of painting by looking at the creation of two 14th-century altarpieces: the 16ft, free-standing piece made for the church of San Pier Maggiore in Florence in the 1370s and the portable Wilton Diptych, painted in the 1390s for King Richard II.
Director Jamie Muir ; Executive producer Keith Alexander
BOOKLET: send a cheque for £5.99, made payable to BBC Education Production, to [address removed]


Director: Neil MacGregor
Unknown: Wilton Diptych
Unknown: King Richard Ii.
Director: Jamie Muir
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Decisive Weapons: The Bell "Huey" Helicopter: Vietnam Warhorse

The sight of Bell helicopters ferrying US troops into and out of the southern Asian jungles is an enduring image of the Vietnam conflict.
Pilots and military historians are among those analysing the aircraft's role in history.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Director: Paul Tilzey
Series Producer: Martin Davidson

: Two Fat Ladies

Breakfast. The owners of a Yorkshire brewery invite
Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wrightto prepare a slap-up breakfast fortheir dedicated team of brewers.
See today's choices. Producer Patricia Llewellyn
Executive producer Peter Gillbe
* Lockupyourdoughnuts!: page 25; Jennifer Paterson cooks kedgeree: page 38


Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wrightto
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn
Producer: Peter Gillbe
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson

: The Mrs Merton Show

Caroline Aherne stars as chat show host Mrs Merton. Her guests are film director Michael Winner and Conservative MP
Teresa Gorman.
Producer Mark Gorton
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Caroline Aherne
Unknown: Mrs Merton.
Director: Michael Winner
Unknown: Teresa Gorman.
Producer: Mark Gorton

: Picture This

Portrait. In London's Leicester Square, TJ, Sumi and Bobby compete with other portrait painters for commissions from visiting tourists and passers-by. In Preeya Lai's film, the trio discuss the factors that compelled them to earn their living on the streets. Series editor Peter Symes


Editor: Peter Symes

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Pop trivia quiz. Team captains Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus arejoined by Louise, Dodgy's
Math Priest. Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and comedian
Jeff Green. Hosted by Mark Lamarr. Last in the series; it will return next year.
Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer
JimPullin Stereo
Then Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Norman Blake
Unknown: Jeff Green.
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.
Director: Steve Bendelack

: Newsnight

Presented by KirstyWark.

: Oldie TV

The irreverent magazine returns for six programmes blending debate, interviews and humorous films. Tonight Jennifer Paterson , from Two Fat Ladies, and broadcaster Ludovic Kennedy join regular presenters Richard Ingrams , Mavis Nicholson and Edward Enfield.
Producer Sara Brailsford ; Series producer Gerard Barry Stereo + Dr Mark Porter : page 43
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Presenters: Richard Ingrams
Presenters: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: Sara Brailsford
Producer: Gerard Barry Stereo
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: The Midnight Hour

Return of the political chat show. Tonight's programme is chaired byformer Conservative MP David Mellor.
Editor Alexandra Henderson Stereo.


Unknown: David Mellor.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: The Learning Zone

12.30 The Making of ... Simon Callow : the actor discusses the factors that influenced his choice of career
12.45 Documentaries: first of four programmes in four different categories, showcasing the best short films from recent film-school graduates
2.00 Teaching Today Dys/ex/a/n the Primary Classroom;
Ghostwriter Ghost Story
4.00 Suenos World Spanish: Programmes 9-12 BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 SkillsforWork
6.00 The Victorian High Church
31490 6.30-7.00am Scenes from


Unknown: Simon Callow

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