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: Children's BBC Breakfast: Polka Dot Shorts

Another visit to the Land of Roo.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Playdays

Peggy Patch finds out about narrowboat art.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Really Wild Show

Wildlife magazine.
(Repeat) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC Breakfast: Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Prehistoric animated adventures.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

More cartoon capers.

: Children's BBC Breakfast: The Family Ness

Ferocious-Ness loses his roar.

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 Kids in a Trailer
Bilko volunteers to babysit for a GI and his wife.

And at 9.35 Revolutionary War
Bilko takes inspiration from an illustrious ancestor.
(Black and white) (Repeat)
Videoplus code for 9.10-9.35 .....
Code for 9.35-10.00 .....
Code for 9.10-10.00 (not PDC) ...............

: Children's BBC: Teletubbies: Feeding My Baby Sister

Po makes some Tubby Custard for Dipsy.
(Repeat) (Subtitled)
BBC Music: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99, are both available from retailers

: Children's BBC: Tweenies: Old House

Jake, Fizz and Max explore an old house.
(Repeated on BBC1 at 3.25pm)
(Digital widescreen)

: Jassy

Drama starring Margaret Lockwood

When spirited gypsy Jassy Woodroffe falls for the rightful owner of a stately home, she is determined to regain the house for him at any price.
(1947, PG)
See Films: pp 48-52 ***


Director: Bernard Knowles
Jassy Woodroffe: Margaret Lockwood

: Working Lunch

Weekday consumer updates, presented by Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw. ...


Presented By: Adrian Chiles
Presented By: Adam Shaw.

: Children's BBC: Bob the Builder

Bob's cat goes missing.

: Wildlife on Two

Rockies and Rollers. Penguins, sealions and albaltrosses are all dependent on the food-rich seas off the Falkland Islands. Repeat Subtitled .....

: The Emperor Waltz

Musical comedy starring
Bing Crosby , Joan Fontaine
Travelling salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his gramophones in pre-hrst world War Austria. He especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Josef , but the palace guards think he is carrying a bomb - the first in a series of misunderstandings. Director Billy Wilder (1948) Subtitled . # See Films: pp 48-52 ***


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Virgil Smith
Unknown: Franz Josef
Director: Billy Wilder

: News

and Regional News Subtitled Weather

: Whose House?

The house-matching panel game

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. Subtitled ..... BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book. £9.99. is available from retailers

: How Does Your Garden Grow?

More gardening queries answered.

: Lowri

Monty Roberts , the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer, talks about his work with abused children.


Unknown: Monty Roberts

: Ask the Family

More families compete. Subtitled.

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

6.00 Shadowplay. Investigating an unusual particle field, Odo and Dax uncover a series of mysterious disappearances. And at 6.45 Playing God. Dax discovers a tiny universe which threatens to engulf the station.
Videoplus code for 6.00-6.45 .... Code for 6.45―7.30 ..... Code for 6.00-7.30 (not PDC)


Cmdr Benjamin Sisko: Avery Brooks
Odo: Rene Auberjonois
Lt Jadzia Dax: Terry Farrell
Colyus: Kenneth Mars
Rurigan: Kenneth Tobey
Arjin: Geoffrey Blake

: Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age

Fred Dibnah examines the early use of wind and water power and traces the development of the steam engine. He visits a man who has built a windmill in his back garden and uncovers examples of early beam engines that are still working today. Director/Producer David Hall
Digital widescreen Repeat


Unknown: Fred Dibnah

: The Air Show

The aviation magazine returns for a six-part series. For the first time cameras are allowed on board Hawk and Falcon jets as they attack a Nato flotilla in the Royal Navy's "Thursday war" training exercise. Plus a new weekly feature follows British Airways trainee pilots as they embark on an intensive training course, and there's a look at the skill of mountain rescue helicopter pilots in the French Alps. Introduced by Alain de Cadenet , with Julian Tutt ,
Robert Elms and Vicky Kimm. Series producer Basi Akpabio
Executive producer Peter Hylton Cleaver


Introduced By: Alain de Cadenet
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Vicky Kimm.
Producer: Basi Akpabio
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Top Gear

The motoring magazine returns with a new presenter, as Kate Humble joins Quentin Willson and the team. Tonight's programme looks at the future of motoring in the next millennium: will cars be floating on air, or be powered by recycled vegetables? Plus Tiff Needell drives the new Porsche 911 GT3, and there are tips on buying a first car.
(Digital widescreen)


Series Producer: Julie Clive

: Red Dwarf VIII: Back in the Red: Part 1

Another chance to see the most recent series of the sci-fi comedy.

The nanobots have re-created Red Dwarf and populated the new ship with its old crew - including a certain Arnold J Rimmer.
(Repeat) (Subtitled)


Writer: Doug Naylor
Producer/Director: Ed Bye
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Kochanski: Chloe Annett
Holly: Norman Lovett

: Land of the Tiger

Desert Kingdom. The Great Indian, or "Thar", Desert that spans the India-Pakistan border is the most heavily populated in the world. Squeezed together by the harshness of the climate, the lives of people and animals have become intimately entwined. Valmik Thapar finds that birds, monkeys, antelope, gazelle and even turtles have become revered by desert people. Producer Martin Hughes-Games ; Series producer Mike Birkhead Digital widescreen Repeat BBC BOOK AND CD: Landofthe Tiger is available in hardback, price £19.99. and the soundtrack is available on CD. £12.99


Unknown: Desert Kingdom.
Unknown: Valmik Thapar
Producer: Martin Hughes-Games
Producer: Mike Birkhead

: Wrappers

Ivory Castles. The progress of toothpaste from luxury to essential within a generation. Producer Alison Bennett
Repeat Subtitled ....


Producer: Alison Bennett

: Newsnight

With Gordon Brewer.
At 11.00 News headlines, subtitled.
Then Video Nation Shorts


Presenter: Gordon Brewer

: Adult Lives: Rona and Barry

The last of the series of programmes about attitudes to sexuality profiles an uninhibited couple who offer their frank and honest observations on a liberated lifestyle of "swinging" and tantric sex.
(Digital widescreen)
See Polly Toynbee: page 10

: Seinfeld

The Wink. Grapefruit juice in George's eye causes him to wink uncontrollably and unleashes a wild chain of events.
Cast on Wednesday Subtitled .....

: Top Gear Take Two

An unusual use for a hearse.
Editor Jon Bentley
Followed by Holiday Weather


Editor: Jon Bentley

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.

12.30 Difference on Screen
1.00 Powers of the President

2.00 Historical Figures

4.00 The French Experience (17-20)
with subtitles.

5.00 Improving Numeracy
5.30 Beyond 16

5.45 The World of the Dragon
6.10-7.00am Social Scientists at Work

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