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: Polka Dot Shorts

Adventures with Polkaroo and friends. Repeat

: Playdays

Pre-school fun at the Playground Stop, today featuring a trip to France. Repeat ....................................

: The Puppy's New Adventures

Two children are reunited with their grandmother in Berlin. (Repeat)

: Blue Peter

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

: Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Animated double bill. Repeat

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Three animated tales

: Philbert the Frog

Cartoonadventures. Repeat .....

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 The Twitch
Bilko coerces his men into attending a lecture on Beethoven.

9.35 Platoon, Saloon
A rich recruit may help Bilko to realise his dream of owning a bar.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Teletubbies

Hovercraft. The
Teletubbies are extra careful with their blankets. Repeat

: Tweenies: Spider

Max helps Jake to overcome his fear of spiders.
Repeated at 3.25pm on BBC1. (Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)

: The Patsy

Comedy, directed by ana starring
Jerry Lewis
When a show-business management team loses its source ot income - a famous comedian - it decides to replace him with a fall guy, a patsy. Clumsy bellboy Stanley Belt is just their man.
(1964) * See Films: pp 48-52


Unknown: Jerry Lewis

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news. .....

: Wildlife on Two

Skyraider. The charisma of the peregrine falcon is shown as it hunts along the cliffs of south-west England.
Repeat Subtitled .....

: Let's Dance

Showing as part of a short season of musicals. starring
Betty Hutton , Fred Astalre
When ex-singer and dancer Kitty McNeil gets bitten by the showbiz bug again, she takes her son and absconds to New York. She is unable to get a job and is just about to give up and admit defeat when she bumps into her old dancing partner. Director Norman Z McLeod (1950)
* See Films: pp 48-52 ***


Unknown: Betty Hutton
Unknown: Fred Astalre
Unknown: Kitty McNeil
Director: Norman Z McLeod

: News and Regional News

Subtitled Weather .....

: Whose House?

The house-matching panel game........

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge.

: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Experts are on hand to answer more gardening queries. Subtitled ....................

: Lowri

Guests, including psychic Uri Geller , discuss the power of the mind. Subtitled .


Unknown: Uri Geller

: Ask the Family

Alan Titchmarsh hosts the quiz in which two families of four compete.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

US comedy series starring
Will Smith. Repeat


Unknown: Will Smith.

: Heartbreak High

Marco and Thania reach a stalemate. Subtitled ...........

: The O Zone

Jayne Middlemiss meets up with veteran singer Tom Jones. Jamie Theakston chats with dance bands Leftfield and the All
Seeing I, plus the latest news from the Mercury Music Prize, coverage of which is at 11.15pm. Producer Jo Pilkington ; Executive producer Mark Cooper Repeated next Sunday Digital widescreen


Unknown: Jayne Middlemiss
Singer: Tom Jones.
Singer: Jamie Theakston
Producer: Jo Pilkington
Producer: Mark Cooper

: From the Edge

The magazine programme that is made by - and addresses issues of interest to - disabled people returns for an eight-part run. Gary O'Donoghue reports on the implications of new British Medical Association guidelines that give doctors the right to decide if life-prolonging treatment should be given or withheld.
Series editor Ion Macrae Subtitled .... CONTACT DETAILS: call free on [number removed]or e-mail [address removed]


Unknown: Gary O'Donoghue

: Lesley Garrett - Tonight

Another chance to see the first of four programmes in which the soprano performs operatic arias and popular show songs. The special guests are baritone Bryn Terfel and pop singer/ songwriter Gary Barlow.
Director Michael Leggo ; Producer
Emma Cornish Repeat Subtitled .... CEEFAX: translations of songs not sung in English are on page


Songwriter: Gary Barlow.
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Emma Cornish

: Two Fat Ladies

The fourth four-part series of the cookery programme, presented by Clarissa Dickson Wright and the late Jennifer Paterson.
Potatoes Galore. This first show comes from the Channel Islands, where the pair help to harvest Jersey royal potatoes. They prepare a meal for the Portuguese potato pickers of chicken soup, beef stroganoff, Portuguese fish stew and a chocolate dish.
See today's choices. Director Stuart Bateup
Series producer Patricia Llewellyn
Digital widescreen Subtitled ..... BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: available from newsagents
# See Food: page 34


Presented By: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson.
Director: Stuart Bateup


Continuing the programmes about sex and sexuality.
* See Polly Toynbee : page 10
9.00 Fidelity Several couples talk about the importance of fidelity in long-term relationships. Partners explain what they see as acceptable and not, outlining the emotional boundaries they set themselves and each other, and in a frank discussion they air their views on such topics as jealousy, flirting and age.
Digital widescreen BBC Action Line: for details see Monday
9.50-10.30 Welcome to Norfolk Mr
Griffin Tonight's second film in the season follows 64-year-old Norma, a widow with a fondness for younger black men from the Caribbean. Her newest lover is Nathaniel Griffin , a 30-something shell fisherman from St Kitts. Griffin, an amputee known as One Off, has come to stay with Norma but must first pass muster with her eccentric and protective friends and family.


Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Nathaniel Griffin

: Newsnight

With Gordon Brewer.
Including at 11.00 News headlines.


Unknown: Gordon Brewer.

: Mercury Music Prize

From London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Jo Whiley presents a mix of debate, artist interviews and band performances at the eighth annual Mercury Music Prize awards. Nominees for the album of the year include Manic Street Preachers, the Chemical Brothers, Blur, Stereophonics, Faithless, Underworld, Beth Orton and Black Star Liner.
(Digital widescreen)
See Music: page 40


Presenter: Jo Whiley
Unknown: Beth Orton
Producer: Des Burkinshaw
Executive Producer: Trevor Dann

: Seinfeld

The Postponement. George is having second thoughts about his wedding as Elaine grows ever more jealous of him. For cast see Wednesday
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled and Weatherview

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Refining the View 74798 LOO Artists in Logic-Computers in Wood
27427 L30 Hackers, Crackers and Worms
2.00 Historical Figures- Pete McCarthy looks at the great royals. LANGUAGES
4.00 The French Experience (9-12) - series for beginners, with subtitles.
5.00 Career Moves
5.45 Writing a Report-professional advice.
6.35-7.00am Designing a Lift-engineering principles.


Unknown: Pete McCarthy

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