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: Children's BBC Breakfast: Penny Crayon

Penny and Dennis have to choose the title for the school pantomime. (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Playdays

Learning about birds and other things that fly. (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Wacky Races

Capers with Dick Dastardly and the gang. (Repeat)


Dick Dastardly (voice): Paul Winchell

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
(Shown yesterday 5.10pm BBC1)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Kwicky Koala Show

Animated antics with the peace-loving bear. (Repeat)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Polka Dot Shorts

Polkaroo enters the Most Beautiful House competition.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Cartoon fun with the ever-changing bird. (Repeat)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5): Frog in Winter (with signing)

9.10 Who - Me? (ages 9-11): Blue Skies (Subtitled)

9.30 Numbertime (ages 4-6): Time: O'Clock

9.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7): Phonics Special: "a-e" (Subtitled)

: Teletubbies: Penguins

The Tubbies and a group of children watch some penguins waddle and swim. (Repeat)

: School programmes

10.30 Watch (ages 5-7) Famous People - Louis Braille (Subtitled)

10.45 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Land (Subtitled)

11.05 Job Bank (14-16) Environmental Protection Officer (Subtitled)

11.15 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Portrait of Europe: Southern Spain (Subtitled)

11.35 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Portrait of Europe: the Rhine in Germany

12.00 Primary Preview (all ages) 1999/2000 Highlights

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: The Countryside Hour

Bob Langley and his team go birdwatching on the famous Scottish golf course of St Andrews, while Bill Oddie profiles a selection of the unusual bird species that live in this part of Scotland.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Bob Langley
Presenter: Bill Oddie
Producer: Michael Murphy

: Tennis

Sue Barker introduces coverage of the second day's action from Queen's Club, London, as this grass-court tournament celebrates its 21st year. Commentary is provided by Barry Davies, John Barrett, David Mercer, Pat Cash, Mark Cox, Chris Bailey and Peter Fleming.
(Digital widescreen)


Presenter: Sue Barker
Commentary: Barry Davies
Commentary: John Barrett
Commentary: David Mercer
Commentary: Pat Cash
Commentary: Mark Cox
Commentary: Chris Bailey
Commentary: Peter Fleming.

: Turning Points

Artist Robert Lenkiewicz recalls an event that changed his life.


Speaker: Robert Lenkiewicz

: Westminster

News reports on the day's breaking parliamentary stories. Subtitled ..

: News and Regional News


: Tennis

Sue Barker presents more action from the grass courts at Queen's Club on day two of the pre-Wimbledon tournament.
Digital widescreen

: Lee and Herring's This Morning with Richard, Not Judy

Satirical comedy series.
Digital widescreen

: The O Zone

Jamie Theakston chats to the Chemical Brothers, while Jayne Middlemiss talks to new band S Club 7, stars of the BBC1 children's programme Miami 7.
(Digital widescreen)


Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Presenter: Jayne Middlemiss
Producer: Jo Pilkington
Executive Producer: Mark Cooper

: Cardiff Singer of the Year

American Thomas Studebaker, the competition's first-ever Heldentenor, lines up alongside Isabelle Cals, Johan Reuter, Isabella Sacco and Armando Gama
in the second round.
The contestants will be accompanied by pianist Phillip Thomas and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Round three is tomorrow at 11.15pm.
(Digital widescreen)


Heldentenor: Thomas Studebaker
Singer: Isabelle Cals
Singer: Johan Reuter
Singer: Isabella Sacco
Singer: Armando Gama
Pianist: Phillip Thomas
Musicians: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Director: Lucie Donahue
Director: Robin Lough
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Home Ground: Helicopter Down

BBC South East provides the latest in the series featuring documentaries shown by the BBC nations and regions.
The helicopter crash that killed Chelsea FC vice-chairman Matthew Harding in 1996 was just one of 45 fatal crashes in the last ten years.
This film looks at safety measures and probes claims that industry regulations do not go far enough.
(Postponed from 18 May)


Producer: Geoff Griffiths
Executive Producer: John Samson

: Big Kevin, Little Kevin

The last in the series with "Big" Kevin Belton, head chef at the New Orleans School of Cookery, and Can't Cook Won't Cook favourite "Little" Kevin Woodford.
The odd couple visit Scotland, where they track down lobster and scallops, then proceed to Nova Scotia, Canada, where Belton takes his English colleague fly-fishing. Culinary delights include molasses cake and a dish combining fresh salmon with wild apples.
Digital widescreen
See Food: page 42


Presenter: Kevin Woodford
Presenter: Kevin Belton
Executive producer: Donna Taberer
Series producer: Andrew Fettis

: Cricket World Cup

Highlights from the Super Six match at Old Trafford between the top team in Group B and the runners-up in Group A. Introduced by Steve Rider.


Presenter: Steve Rider
Producer: Lakviar Singh

: Under the Sun: Kung Fu Business

The documentary series continues by capturing the clash between the austerity of a Chinese monastery and the modern world's market forces as it charts the progress of two paying students at the kung fu school run by Buddhist monk De Yang.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)

Red for danger: two devotees from the Shaolin monastery in China train Under the Sun in the art of kung fu

Under the Sun 9.30pm BBC2

Kung fu has fuelled countless fictional films and TV series, but this is an insight into the real thing with some incredible demonstrations of inner strength. The Buddhist monks of the Shaolin monastery have practised kung fu for 1,500 years and this fascinating film shows the state of their martial art in contemporary China.
There is an impressive stillness about the master De Yang, who runs a thriving school for aspiring martial artists. We follow new students and a monk, Li Hong Kui, the master's would-be disciple.
This is a straightforward portrait showing the collision of Buddhism with market Communism. With its garden of pagodas and mythic status as the home of kung fu, the Shaolin monastery is one of China's top tourist attractions. Here, it seems Buddhism is acceptable to the authorities, as long as it pays its own way.


Subject: De Yang
Subject: Li Hong Kui
Producer: Leslie Woodhead

: Still Here: The Record Collection

Monologues about the African-Caribbean experience in the UK.
When Curly Pike's beloved fifties record collection goes missing, he suspects that his son is involved. Written by Michael Abbensetts
There is another episode from the series on Thursday at 7.20pm


Writer: Michael Abbensetts
Producer: Paulette Randall
Director: Kole Onile-Ere

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. Including at 11.00 News headlines.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Gaytime TV

The magazine show for the gay and lesbian community returns for an eight-part series, presented by Rhona Cameron and Richard Fairbrass.
Tonight's features include gay couples searching for wedded bliss, plus pop diva Lulu performing live in the studio, and Changing Rooms star "Handy" Andy Kane, who has recorded his first single.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
Followed by Weatherview


Presenter: Rhona Cameron
Presenter: Richard Fairbrass
Singer: Lulu
Guest: Andy Kane
Director: Stuart MacDonald
Series Editor: Nick Thorogood

: Despatch Box

Presented by Garth Crooks.


Presenter: Garth Crooks.
Producer: Vicky Taylor

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
12.30 A Matter of Resource 5874460
1.20 Open Late-Technology 4904083
1.30 Energy from Waste
2.00 Science
4.00 The French Experience 2: 5-860644
5.00 Career Moves
5.45 The Founding of the Royal Society 9760267
6.10 Evaluating Pre-school Education
6.35-7.00am Statistical Sciences

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