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: Just So Stories

7.00 Children's BBC Breakfast How the Alphabet Was Made. Narrated by Geoffrey Matthews. Repeat .............................


Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews.

: Playdays

Peggy Patch and friends visit a lavender farm. Repeat .....


Unknown: Peggy Patch

: The Wacky Races

Competitive cartoon fun. Repeat ...........................

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1

: The Kwicky Koala Show

Animated fun. Repeat

: Polka Dot Shorts

A strange light makes everyone sing nursery rhymes..

: Spot

Spot the dog goes to the farm.
Narrated by Paul Nicholas. Repeat.
8.55 Philbert the Frog Cartoon adventures with the forgetful frog. Repeat


Unknown: Paul Nicholas.

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? - with signing.
5316720 9.10 Watch Out (ages 7-11)
Sea Life Subtitled 5250652 9.30 Watch
(ages 5-7) Famous People - Louis
Braille Subtitled 7523584 9.45 Come
Outside (ages 4-5) Clay

: Teletubbies

Digging in the Sand for Crabs Andy Brown accompanies some children on a crab hunt. Repeat


Unknown: Crabs Andy Brown

: School programmes

10.30 Storytime (ages 4-5) Grandad Pot 2366497
10.45 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special - "igh" 2354652
11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special - "i-e" 8691213
11.15 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Rivers of the World - the Nile
11.35 Pathways of Belief (ages 7-9) Judaism - Torah: a Way of Life Subtitled 8731300
11.50 Job Bank (ages 14-16) Florist
12.00 Key Skills (ages 16+) Application of Number

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: The Countryside Hour

Bob Langley and his team of rural experts are today based at Warwick Castle, sandwiched between Shakespeare country and the industrialised West
Midlands. Naturalist Chris Baines takes an incident-packed walk in the nearby
Black Country. Repeat


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Chris Baines

: Tennis

Live third-round coverage from Queen's Club in London. At this stage last year there were mixed fortunes for Britain's top stars. Tim Henman beat Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic to reach the quarter-finals, but Greg Rusedski suffered an ankle injury and had to retire against
Italy's Laurence Tieleman. Introduced by Sue Barker. Commentary by John Barrett , Barry Davies , David Mercer , Pat Cash ,
Mark Cox , Chris Bailey and Peter Fleming. Producer Kate McKeag Digital widescmen


Unknown: Tim Henman
Unknown: Goran Ivanisevic
Unknown: Greg Rusedski
Unknown: Laurence Tieleman.
Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Pat Cash
Commentary By: Mark Cox
Commentary By: Chris Bailey
Commentary By: Peter Fleming.
Producer: Kate McKeag

: Turning Points

Spike Milligan recalls a life-changing wartime experience. Repeat


Unknown: Spike Milligan

: Westminster

Parliamentary news.

: Tennis

Further live third-round coverage from
Queen's Club. Digital widescreen.

: Cardiff Singer of the World

The penultimate round features English soprano Susan Stacey , baritones Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Valeriy Murga , from New
Zealand and Ukraine respectively, Swedish mezzo-soprano Martina Dike and Chinese tenor Yi Ding. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is conducted by Paul Daniel and the piano accompanist is Phillip Thomas. The final round is tomorrow at 11.15pm. Directors Hefin Owen and Matthew Springford ; Producer Gautam Rangarajan Digital widescreen


Soprano: Susan Stacey
Baritones: Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Baritones: Valeriy Murga
Mezzo-Soprano: Martina Dike
Tenor: Yi Ding.
Conducted By: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Phillip Thomas.
Directors: Hefin Owen
Directors: Matthew Springford
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Beating Retreat

The Massed Bands of HM
Royal Marines perform the ceremony of Beating Retreat on Horse Guards parade in London to honour the 78th birthday of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Captain General of the Royal Marines. Commentary by Eric Robson. Director/Producer Joy Corbett
Digital widescreen


Commentary By: Eric Robson.

: Still Here

Continuing the series of short monologues on Afro-Caribbean experience in the postwar UK. The Arrival of Brighteye. The hunt for a family bible stirs early childhood memories of a solitary journey to England. Written by Jean "Binta" Breeze
Director Kolton Lee Repeat


Written By: Jean "binta" Breeze
Director: Kolton Lee

: Out and About

This week Diane Louise Jordan and Rob Curling set out along the All, trying cheerleading, pot-holing, furniture-making with rolled-up newspapers and acting with an East End amateur dramatics group. Director Claire Hobday ; Producer
Louise Cartwright REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see variations in panel on left


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan
Unknown: Rob Curling
Director: Claire Hobday
Producer: Louise Cartwright

: Cricket World Cup

Highlights from Edgbaston of the Super Six match featuring the team that topped Group A and the side that ended up third in Group B. Introduced by John Inverdale.
Producer Lakviar Singh


Introduced By: John Inverdale.
Producer: Lakviar Singh

: The Planets

Life. The series on the history of the solar system continues with a look at extra-terrestrial life.
With the failure of the Viking probe to discover life on Mars in 1976, scientists gave up hope of finding alien life in our solar system. However, scientists are now becoming optimistic again of finding proof. See today's choices. Series producer David McNab Executive producer John Lynch
Digital widescreen CD: The Planets soundtrack is available now on BBC Music label
READER OFFER: buy the BBC hardback book The Planets, for only £17.99. inclusive of P&P; (rrp £19.99). To order call 0[number removed] or send a cheque, payable to RT Offers, to [address removed]


Producer: David McNab

: The Disabled Century

Concluding the three-part series relating the story of the disabled community in Britain during the 20th century. As people with disabilities left institutions, their new increased visibility gave them a stronger presence. Later, some embarked on militant action in their demands for equal rights. Narrated by Paul Scofield.
The Disabled Century Debate follows Newsnight at 11.15pm. Director/Producer David Hevey
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Paul Scofield.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Followed by Me and My.... People with disabilities talk about people or things that are important in their daily lives. Subtitled


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Disabled Century Debate

Representatives of the disabled community confront key decision makers to debate if people's lives have improved following recent legislation or whether, for many, discrimination continues to restrict them.
Producer Sian Vasey ; Editor Ian Macrae
Digital widescreen Subtitled ......
Followed by Holiday Weather


Producer: Sian Vasey
Editor: Ian MacRae

: Despatch Box

Political discussion, presented by Steve Richards


Presented By: Steve Richards

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Flexible Work - Insecure
Lives 55459 LOO South Korea
The Struggle for Democracy
60508 L30 The 1997 Election -
Traditions, Failures and Futures
2.00 Key Skills Study Skills
4.00 Film Education The
Holocaust on Film
15527 4.30 Film Education
The Exhibitor's Tale
5.00 Improving Numeracy The Mathematics Enhancement
Programme 49527 5.30 Teaching Today Special
Teaching Reading OPEN UNIVERSITY
5.45 Healthy Futures - Whose Views Count? 9624411 6.10
Money and Medicine
6.35 Quality and Culture - A look at the NHS

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