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: Polka Dot Shorts

Polkaroo and friends play croquet. Repeat

: Playdays

The Playbus takes a break at the Why Bird Stop. Repeat

: The Puppy's Further Adventures

Tommy and Petey try to convince everyone they have seen a jewel theft.

: Bump in the Night

Clay animation about a mischievous sock-eating character and his friends. Repeat Subtitled ..

: Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Animated prehistoric tales. Repeat .............

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Animated triple bill. Repeat

: Spot

Animation. Repeat........

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 The Eating Contest. Bilko bets on one of his Gis in a test of gluttony. Postponed from 24 August
9.35 Reunion. Bilko discovers that life in the army is not so bad after all. 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) ...............

: Teletubbies

Colours (Purple). A big purple flower grows in Teletubbyland.
Repeat Subtitled ........................................

: Tweenies

Live action and animatronics.
Wriggling Fingers. The Tweenies sing favourite songs and use their fingers and hands to make shadowy animals.
Repeated at 3.25pm on BBC1 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: TUC 99

The first of three days of live coverage from Brighton of this year's Trades Union Congress, presented by Don Macintyre and Jackie Ashley , with Michael Crick. This morning's broadcast features the keynote speech delivered by TUC general secretary John Monks.
Editor Simon Bucks Subtitled ............... E-mail: [address removed]


Presented By: Don MacIntyre
Presented By: Jackie Ashley
Unknown: Michael Crick.
Unknown: John Monks.

: Who'll Do the Pudding?

Weekday cookery series in which a trio of chefs prepare a three-course meal.
Today's dishes are pasta, steamed chilli fish and sweet wonton. Repeat

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw

: TUC 99

Continuing live coverage of the first day of the TUC conference from Brighton.
This afternoon's broadcast includes the speech by trade and industry secretary
Stephen Byers.


Unknown: Stephen Byers.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs are challenged to create a feast from ingredients costing no more than
L5 in total. With Fern Britton. RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: How Does Your Garden Grow?

More horticultural enthusiasts gather to pick the brains of gardening experts.
Presented by Mark Jeffries. Subtitled...


Presented By: Mark Jeffries.

: Lowri

Wealth, fame, looks and a meaningful relationship are common aspirations in today's society. Guests who have achieved some of these goals relate how they fulfilled their dreams and some of the lessons they learnt, Subtitled.

: Ask the Family

Alan Titchmarsh hosts the knockout quiz, which today features families from
Middlesex and Wiltshire.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Simpsons: Lisa's Rival

Lisa's days as the class brain are threatened by a new arrival.
With the voice of Winona Ryder.
A repeat double bill is on Friday at 6pm.


[Actor]: Winona Ryder

: Due South

Dead Men Don't Throw Rice. Fraser becomes an undercover corpse to search for a missing body.


Benton Fraser: Paul Gross
Ray Kowalski: Callum Keith Rennie
Lt Harding Welsh: Beau Starr
Francesca Vecchio: Ramona Milano
Nick Van Zandt: Al Waxman

: The Car's the Star

Volkswagen Beetle. A look at the enduring popularity of a car that went into production following pressure from Hitler. Presented by Quentin Willson. Director Guy O'Sullivan
Series producer Russell Hayes
Digital widescreen


Presented By: Quentin Willson.
Director: Guy O'Sullivan

: Black Britain

Four new episodes of the award-winning current-affairs series.
Return to Paradise. For many of the 70,000 Jamaicans in Britain, the dream is to retire back home.
But in the past year, 12 who have done so have been murdered.
Are they being targeted by criminal gangs? Or are they victims caught in the crossfire of the country's escalating crime rate? Clive Myrie investigates. Producer Marcus Ryder ; Series producer
Maxine Watson


Unknown: Clive Myrie
Producer: Marcus Ryder
Producer: Maxine Watson

: University Challenge

Newcastle and Warwick provide the first two teams to run the gauntlet of question master
Jeremy Paxman in the return of the long-running quiz series.
Director Vernon Antclrff ; Producer Peter Gwyn Digital widescreen


Question Master: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vernon Antclrff
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Sophie Grigson's Feasts for a Fiver

Six-part series in which Sophie Grigson shows how delicious food can be produced at low cost.
Brixton. Grigson drops in on a church choir's Harvest Festival celebration and rustles up inspirational dishes for L5 per head. See today's choices. Director Lynda Maher
Producer Sara Kozak BBC BOOK: Sophie Grigson 's 's Feasts for a Fiver, price £14.99, is available in hardback from 16 September


Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Director: Lynda Maher
Producer: Sara Kozak
Unknown: Sophie Grigson

: Eureka Street

Four-part urban drama set in Belfast, based on the novel by Robert McLiam Wilson. Starring
Vincent Regan , Mark Benton , Elisabeth Rohm , Dervla Kirwan Lovelorn debt collector Jake is not having a good year. Meanwhile, his best friend Chuckie pulls off a scam. Contains strong language. See today's choices.
Dramatised by Donna Franceschild
Producer Sophie Gardiner : Director Adrian Shergold Digital widescreen CD SOUNDTRACK: on BBC Music Label
# Mark Benton : page 14


Novel By: Robert McLiam Wilson.
Unknown: Vincent Regan
Unknown: Mark Benton
Unknown: Elisabeth Rohm
Unknown: Dervla Kirwan
Dramatised By: Donna Franceschild
Producer: Sophie Gardiner
Director: Adrian Shergold
Unknown: Mark Benton
Jake: Vincent Regan
Chuckie: Mark Benton
Max: Elisabeth Rohm
Aoirghe: Dervla Kirwan
Peggy: Marie Jones
Caroline: Sorcha Cusack
Crab: Alan McKee
Hally: Des McAleer
Roche: Ciaran Owens
Mary: Sarah Boyd Wilson
Slat: Fergal McElherron
Deasley: Michael Liebmann
Septic Ted: Robert Donovan
Tick: Mark Mulholland
Matt: Roy Heayberd
Mamie: Maggie Shevlin
John: Michael Cassidy
John Long: Bj Hogg
Ghinthoss: Derek Halligan
Ruiraidh: Simon Magill
Gerry: Gavin Stewart
Seamus: Colin Murphy
Patrick: Stephen O'Hagan

: Shooting Stars

An episode from the surreal quiz with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Director Mark Mylod : Producer Alan Marke Repeat Subtitled ....................


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer.
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Alan Marke

: Newsnight

Presented by Gordon Brewer.
Including at 11.00 News headlines. Editor Sian Kevill
Then Video Nation Shorts


Presented By: Gordon Brewer.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Ruby

Ruby Wax returns for a third, 12-part run of her provocative late-night talk show. In the first of three episodes this week, her guests include film director Terry Gilliam and comedian Eddie Izzard.
Director Peter Orton : Series producer Claire Powell Digital widescreen


Director: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Eddie Izzard.
Director: Peter Orton

: Seinfeld

First of four episodes this week. The Hot Tub. Kramer's new tub gets him into hot water.
Cast on Wednesday Subtitfed.....

: Top Gear Take Two

Classic items from the motoring programme.
Followed by Weatherview

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Persisting Dreams
Subtitled 43608 L30 The Spanish Chapel, Florence THE GREATS
2.00 Explorers LANGUAGES
4.00 The French Experience (5-8) -with subtitles. BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 Skills for Work
5.45 Art and the Left
6.10 Wendepunkte 4898153 6.35-
7.00am Plus Ca Change

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