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: Teletubbies

Squeezy Painting. Po watches children painting in the garden.
Shown last Friday .............................

: Smurfs' Adventures

Animated azure-tinged antics. Repeat

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown last Friday on BBC1

: Noah's Island

Animated animal-saving adventures. Repeat

: Tales of Aesop

The Lion and the Mouse, narrated by Tom Baker.
Repeated at 3.25pm on BBCl Repeat .


Unknown: Tom Baker.

: Secret life of Toys

Moreanimated adventures with the toys that take on lives Oftheirown. Repeat

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.

9.00 Netball
Live coverage as England, tipped to be among the medals, take on Barbados. Commentary from Hazel Irvine.

10.15 Gymnastics
Coverage of the men's all-round final. Competitors from Canada and Australia were expected to provide the medal contenders


Presenter: Steve Rider
Commentary (Netball): Hazel Irvine

: TUC Live

The first of three days of coverage from Blackpool in Lancashire of this year's Trades Union Congress, presented by Diana Madill and Steve Richards , with analysis from Labour MP Phil Woolas. From 12.30-1.00pm, TUC general secretary John Monks will answer questions from the public in Call the TUC. Directors Louise Capel and Steve Rankin
Editor Sara Nathan ............................... CONTACT DETAILS: Telephone: [number removed](calls charged at local rate); Fax: (01253) E-mail: tuc@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Diana Madill
Presented By: Steve Richards
Unknown: Phil Woolas.
Unknown: John Monks
Directors: Louise Capel
Directors: Steve Rankin
Editor: Sara Nathan

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.
1.00 Rugby Union Semi-final action.
1.30 Badminton/Squash/Tenpin Bowling The final round of the badminton team event, squash quarter-finals, and medal action in the tenpin mixed doubles.
Commentary from Gill Clarke , Tony Gubba and David Vine.
2.10 News and Regional News


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Gill Clarke
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: David Vine.

: TUC Live

Continuing live coverage from Blackpool, with speeches this afternoon by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, and Bill Morris, head of the Transport and General Workers' Union. Introduced by Diana Madill and Steve Richards.

3.55 News and Regional News


Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Bill Morris
Introduced By: Diana Madill
Introduced By: Steve Richards.

: Change That

Viewers challenge designers to transform furniture and household items. Plus another masterclass and a short film demonstrating a design technique. Mark Curry hosts today's show from Alexandra Palace in north London.


Presenter: Mark Curry

: Ready Steady Cook

Against-the-clock cookery challenge, hosted by Fern Britton.


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Esther

Guest presenter Kaye Adams hosts a discussion on sexual harassment at work. Contributors include an ex-officer who won record damages from Thames Valley Police, and a receptionist who found her boss had placed a camcorder underherdesk. Subtitled .....


Presenter: Kaye Adams

: Today's the Day

Martyn Lewis presents the quiz about events on this day in history. Subtitled.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: The Simpsons: Cape Feare

The first of five daily animations set in the US town of Springfield.
Bart receives a threatening letter written in blood.
With the voice of Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.


[Actor]: Kelsey Grammer

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Desmond Lynam introduces highlights from the fourth day.
Today's main action focuses on the knockout matches in the rugby sevens, with New
Zealand, Australia and Fiji favoured to reach the last eight. On the netball court, England face Barbados, plus the squash quarter-finals, and deciding action from five swimming events. Subtitled ..........


Introduces: Desmond Lynam

: Local Heroes

Series in which Adam Hart-Davis goes on a cycling tour in search of tales of pioneering inventors. Edinburgh. This week Hart-Davis makes thejourney to Elgin, re-creating the moment when
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and to the site where James Watt carried out his work on the steam engine.
He also salutes the inventor of the thermos flask, the man who found a way to fight scurvy with citrus fruits, and thesaurus writer Peter Mark Roget , whose work in optics has been neglected. Producer John Francas ; Executive producer Jonathan Drori
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Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Alexander Graham Bell
Unknown: James Watt
Unknown: Peter Mark Roget
Producer: John Francas
Producer: Jonathan Drori

: Food and Drink

The gourmet show returns with recipes and recommendations.
Each week a celebrity chef joins regulars Oz Clarke ,
Jilly Goolden , Chris Kelly and Antony Worrall Thompson to produce a culinarymasterpiece.whileJilly and Oz tutor teams of wine-tasting novices. See today's choices. Producer Moyra Rose ; Series producer
ElaineBancroft Subtitled ............ CEEFAX: page


Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Producer: Moyra Rose

: Shooting Stars

Surreal quiz show hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Team captains Mark Lamarr and Ulrika Jonsson are joined by Robbie Cottrane , Sue Cook , David Hamilton and Denise van Outen.
Director Mark Mylod ; Producer Alan Marke Repeat


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer.
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Robbie Cottrane
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: David Hamilton
Unknown: Denise van Outen.
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Alan Marke

: Red Dwarf: Future Echoes

Having accelerated for 3,000 years, Red Dwarf breaks the light barrier.

(Repeat) (Subtitled)


Writer: Rob Grant
Writer: Doug Naylor
Director: Ed Bye
Executive Producer: Paul Jackson
Arnold Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Dave Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Norman Lovett
Toaster: John Lenahan
Dispensing machine: Tony Hawks
Todhunter: Robert Bathurst
Chen: Paul Bradley
Selby: David Gillespie
Captain: Mac McDonald
Mclntyre: Robert McCulley

: The Royle Family

A six-part comedy drama set in a council house in Manchester.
Starring Caroline Aherne
The annual telephone bill arrives as Dave and Denise's wedding approaches - much to Jim's chagrin. See today's choices.
Written by Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash and Henry Normal ; Director Mark Mylod
Producer Glenn Wilhide Subtitled.

Kiss and kin: Jessica Stevenson, Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash are The Royle Family
The Royle Family
10.00pm BBC2
Caroline (Mrs Merton) Aherne's new sitcom is odd. Brave and odd. Set solely in a squalid Manchester flat, it's perhaps closest to Till Death Us Do Part, with no laughter track. Mum (Sue Johnston), Dad (Ricky Tomlinson), daughter Denise (Aherne) and son Antony (Ralf Little) bicker, smoke and watch television. That is their life. Denise's fiancée appears and breaks wind; her friend Cheryl discusses willies. "Ey, I think I've gorra verruca coming," says Mam.
This is observational dialogue, not about one-liners. The comedy draws from the ridiculous social ineptness and crudeness of the characters, whose lives seem uncomfortably close to reality at times. Theirs is not so much small talk as tiny talk. Watching The Royle Family is like walking into a dirty person's flat. The characters are just so... unhygienic.


Writer: Caroline Aherne
Writer: Craig Cash
Writer: Henry Normal
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Glenn Wilhide
Denise Royle: Caroline Aherne
Dave Best: Craig Cash
Twiggy: Geoffrey Hughes
Barbara Royle: Sue Johnston
Mary Carroll: Doreen Keogh
Antony Royle: Ralf Little
Cheryl Carroll: Jessica Stevenson
Jim Royle: Ricky Tomlinson

: Newsnight

News analysis, with KirstyWark. Editor SianKevill Subtitled .....

: Face to Face

In a special edition of the one-to-one interview programme, the tables are turned as James
Naughtie takes the inquisitor's seat to fire questions at regular presenter Jeremy Isaacs.
They discuss Isaacs's 40-year career in TV, during which time he has been controller of Thames Television and the first chief executive of Channel 4.
Producer David Herman ; Series editor
Michael Poole
Jeremy Isaacs 's history of the Cold War is scheduled to begin next Saturday


Presenter: Jeremy Isaacs.
Producer: David Herman
Editor: Michael Poole
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

: Grace under Fire

Sardonic American comedy series, showingthree times this week, starring Brett Butler
Vegas. Grace takes a shine to an attractive man's father on a trip to Las Vegas Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Brett Butler

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Persisting Dreams 58660 1.30 The Spanish Chapel, Florence
2.00 Artists (part 2) LANGUAGES
5.00 SkillsforWork(part9) Getting into Europe OPEN UNIVERSITY
5.45 Art and the Left: the Critique ofPower 5283115 6.10 Ouverture:
Plus Ca Change 9038202 6.35-
7.00am Wendepunkte

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