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: Children's BBC Breakfast

7.00 Teletubbies
Camping. The Tubbies watch two children go camping.
Shown last Friday

7.25 Smurfs' Adventures
Animated fun.

7.45 Blue Peter
Children's magazine.
Shown last Friday on BBC1

8.15 Albert the Fifth Musketeer
Cartoon adventures.

: Harry and the Hendersons

Uncle Mac Comes Back. Thefamily's
Scottish uncle visits. Repeat

: Small Stories

Beginning a five-part daily series in which celebrities read children's stories, launchingthe Books for Babies campaign to promote literacy among the very young. Today Vanessa Feltz relates the tale of My Naughty Sister.......................


Unknown: Vanessa Feltz

: School programmes

Note: half-term repeats.
9.10 ShortCircuit(ages 14-16) Blood Circulation Subtitled 6752133 9.30
Writingand Pictures (ages 6-7) Treasure Hunt Subtitled 1761084 9.45 Storytime (ages 4-5) Bet You Can't

: Teletubbies: Ned's Bicycle

Another chance to see the first episode of the pre-school series. The Teletubbies watch Ned working on his bicycle.
Repeated tomorrow at 7am
Repeat WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: School programmes

10.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7)
Oliver's Wood 6630423 10.45 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Light and Sound -Light and Dark6635978 11.00 LookandRead
(ages 7-9) Earthwarp- Mystifying Magic 2971539 11.20 ZigZag(ages 7-9) Tudor Life -Entertainment
11.40 Landmarks (ages 9-11) Time
Lines -Children Subtitled 7259862 12.05 History File (ages 14-16) Nazi Germany-Opposition to Hitler

: Working Lunch

Adaily look at business and consumer news, presented by Adrian Chiles. ..


Presented By: Adrian Chiles.

: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Animation. Penny and Dennis go camping. (Repeat)

: Sophie Grigson's Herbs

Today Grigson uses arugula, or rocket, in a salad of seared salmon served with a honey, lime and chilli dressing..

: The Countryside Hour

Beginningthefinal week of the series that explores the British countryside. In West Sussex Bob Langley visits Arundel Castle. Lord Healey explains why he loves the area so much and actress
Alexandra Bastedo conducts a tour of the refuge she runs for birds and animals. Series producer Mike Finlason
Executive producer Fiona Pitcher ........... SUPPORT MATERIAL: To obtain the 48-page guide accompanying the series, send a cheque for £4.00, made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed] Ceefax: page


Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Producer: Mike Finlason

: Indoor Bowls

Live coverage of the first day's play in the Open championship from Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk. In today's best-of-three-set matches Les Gillett begins the defence of his title, which he won so unexpectedly last year. Presented by Dougie Donnelly.
EditorGerardLane .......................... Including at 2.40,3.25News Regional News and Weather


Presented By: Dougie Donnelly.

: The Simpsons

An animated double bill.
Bart Gets Hit by a Car. Homer sues Mr Burns after Bart is injured in a traffic accident.
6.20 Halloween Special. Bart introducesthree horrortales.
Featuring the guest voice of James Earl Jones. Repeat Subtitled. Codefor6.0O-6.45(notPDC) ... Another double bill starts tomorrow at 6pm


Unknown: Mr Burns
Unknown: James Earl Jones.

: Carry On Campus

A four-part quiz series for students, hosted by TFI Friday's Will Macdonald.
Two teams from the University of Reading will be tested on their course work, popular culture, social activities and the real world See today's choices.
Director Mick Thomas ; Producer Simon Irgram


Unknown: Will MacDonald.
Director: Mick Thomas
Producer: Simon Irgram

: Hit Miss or Maybe

Zoe Ball and her celebrity guests put three pop videos to the test. Producer Angela Sharp
Revised repeat of an item in Saturday's
Live and Kicking .....................


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Producer: Angela Sharp

: TheWebStory.com/tomorrow

Second of a three-part series about the success of the World Wide Web. This edition asks how easy it will be to conduct business in the electronic marketplace of the future.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Series Producer: Steve Evanson

: Local Heroes

West of Scotland. Adam Hart-Davis concludes the series by visiting western Scotland. There he learns about John Logie Baird, inventor of the television, Lord Kelvin, who established absolute zero, and Kirkpatrick Macmillan, whose innovations led to the invention of the bicycle.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Paul Bader
Executive Producer: Jonathan Drori

: Food and Drink

Guest chef Nick Nairn prepares lemon chicken with spicy cous cous; Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke taste new English wines; Michael Barry visits France to sample traditional moules marinières; and Antony Worrall Thompson makes a glazed lemon tart. With Chris Kelly. Executive producer Tim Hincks ; Series producer Elaine Bancroft CEEFAX: page


Unknown: Nick Nairn
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Michael Barry
Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Chris Kelly.
Producer: Tim Hincks
Producer: Elaine Bancroft

: The Cops

The second part of this gritty new police drama, set in a fictional northern town. A young man threatens to jump from the top of a town-centre department store. See today's choices.
Written by Robert Jones ; Producer
Eric Coulter ; Director Harry Bradbeer
Repeated next Saturday * Shock tactics: page 26


Written By: Robert Jones
Producer: Eric Coulter
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Mel: Katy Cavanagh
Giffen: Rob Dixon
Roy: John Henshaw
Mike: Steve Jackson
Danny: Jack Marsden
Natalie: Clare McGlinn
Jaz: Parvez Qadir
Wakefield: David Crellin
Colin: Steve Garti
Dean: Danny Seward
Cindy: Margaret Blakemore
Standish: Sue Cleaver
Smail: Mark Benson
RyanTunce: Alan Halsall
Nico: Paul Simpson
Brian Skillet: Steve Ramsden
UsaWillocks: Esther Hall
Maxwell: Graeme Hawley
TrishWarley: Maggie Tagney
Lewis Skillet: An Drew Buckley
Dr Burroughs: Sue Warhurst
Roderick Warley: Danny Carr

: Ads Infinitum

Beginning a six-part series taking a humorous look at TV and cinema commercials from 1955-85, with commentary from an animated version of TV critic Victor Lewis-Smith.


Presenter: Victor Lewis-Smith
Director: Tim Hodlin
Producer: Victor Lewis-Smith
Producer: Paul Sparks

: Goodness Gracious Me

An episode of the Asian sketch comedy series with Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir. The second series will begin next month.
Written by Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana Director Nick Wood ; Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.
Written By: Richard Pinto
Written By: Sharat Sardana
Director: Nick Wood
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Newsnight

Presented by KirstyWark.
Editor Sian Kevill


Editor: Sian Kevill

: Scrutiny: Whacko

Are headteachers necessary to the achievement of high standards in schools? Sarah Harrison reports.

Followed by Weatherview


Reporter: Sarah Harrison
Editor: Anne Simon
Producer: Mark Sigsworth

: Despatch Box

Andrew Neil analyses the day's events in Parliament.


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Editor: Vicky Taylor

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. GLOBAL STORIES
12.30 Declining Citizenship 87843 1.00 AccumulatingYears and Wisdom Subtitled 90466 1.30
A University without Walls SCHOOLS
2.00 Globo; Teaching Modern Foreign Languages LANGUAGES
4.00 Talk Spanish 3-6 BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 SkillsforWork:18
5.45 Is Seeing Believing? &10 Global Tourism
6.35-7.00am The Chemistry of Survival

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