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: Polka Dot Shorts

Adventures with Polkaroo and friends. Repeat

: Playdays

Pre-school fun at the Playground Stop. Repeat .................

: The Puppy's Further Adventures

Animated canine fun. 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 Scany

Three animated tales. Repeat ....

: Philbert the Frog

Cartoon adventures with the forgetful frog. Repeat

: The Phil Silvers Show

Classic comedy set at Fort Baxter.

9.10 Dinner at Sowici's
Bilko decides to show Sergeant Joan Hogan how married couples really live.

9.35 Army Memoirs
Bilko is demoted when three colleagues reveal his misdeeds.
(Black and white) (Repeat)

: Teletubbies

Ballet (Jack-in-the-Box)
The Teletubbies watch some children perform a dance. Repeat Subtitled ....

: Tweenies

Mermaids. Fizz and Bella decide to dress up after Jake catches a mermaid when the gang go fishing.
Repeated at 3.25pm BBC1 Subtitled ...

: TUC 99

A key debate on the partnership between unions and employers forms the cornerstone of live coverage from
Brighton on the second morning of the TUC conference in Brighton. Hosted by Donald Macintyre and Jackie Ashley , with Michael Crick.


Unknown: Donald MacIntyre
Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Unknown: Michael Crick.

: Who'll Do the Pudding?

Chefs Alastair Little , Nick Nairn and Paul Rankin raid the store cupboard for today's three-course meal. Repeat.40240


Unknown: Alastair Little
Unknown: Nick Nairn
Unknown: Paul Rankin

: Working Lunch

Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw roundup the latest consumer news.................


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw

: TUC 99

Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses the gathering on the south coast on a number of important issues in continuing live coverage of the second day of the TUC conference. Subtitled .................


Unknown: Tony Blair

: Ready Steady Cook

The against-the-clock cookery challenge. With Fern Britton.


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: How Does Your Garden Grow?

The show where horticultural experts are on hand to answer more gardening queries from an 80-strong audience. Presented byMarkJeffries. Subtitled .......................

: Lowri

Actor, writer and director Simon Callow discusses his 11-year friendship with a woman 40 years his senior as part of today's debate, which looks at whether members of modern society prefer to turn to friends rather than families when faced with a problem. Subtitled.....


Director: Simon Callow

: Ask the Family

Alan Titchmarsh hosts the quiz in which two families of four compete. Today the Coates from Surrey take on the Burtons from Northamptonshire. CONTESTANTS: to join in, send a large sae to
[address removed]


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

US comedy series starring
Will Smith. Repeat Subtitled .......


Unknown: Will Smith.

: Heartbreak High

Draz discovers that his father is dying of cancer. Tess finds a new friend. Subtitled ...........

: The O Zone

Jayne Middlemiss catches up with Sting at his Tuscany home, and gets US pop band Sugar
Ray to dish the dirt on Madonna in Las Vegas. Jamie Theakston talks to Spice Girl Melanie C about her solo career.
Producer Jo Pilkington ; Executive producer Mark Cooper
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Jayne Middlemiss
Talks: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Girl Melanie C
Producer: Jo Pilkington

: From the Edge

The magazine programme that is made by -and addresses issues of interest to -disabled people. Tonight Mik Scarlet dons a wet suit to explore the world of disabled scuba diving, plus a look at the way people with learning difficulties are fighting for the right to live in their own accommodation rather than group homes or hostels. Series editor Ian Macrae
Digital widescreen CONTACT DETAILS: call free on [number removed]or e-mail: [address removed]


Unknown: Mik Scarlet
Editor: Ian MacRae

: Lesley Garrett - Tonight

Another chance to see the series in which the soprano performs operatic arias and popular show songs. Tonight's guests include Italian singing sensation Andrea Boccelli , drag artist Lily Savage and actress
Patricia Hodge. Plus the Spanish dance troupe Esencia Flamenca. Director Michael Leggo ; Producer
Emma Cornish Repeat CEEFAX: translations of songs not sung in English are on page


Unknown: Andrea Boccelli
Artist: Lily Savage
Unknown: Patricia Hodge.
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Emma Cornish

: Two Fat Ladies

Continuing the series of the cookery programme, presented by Clarissa Dickson Wright and the late Jennifer Paterson.
On Safari. Tonight's culinary celebration is from Knowsley safari park on Merseyside, where the pair cook supper for the elephant keepers. Dishes on the menu include mustard devilled chicken, lamb in filo pastry, and apple pandowdy. Director Stuart Bateup
Series producer Patricia Llewellyn
Digital widescreen Subtitled ........... BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: available from newsagents, price £1.95
* Food: p 36; Wine Club offer p


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

: Murder Most Horrid: Frozen

A repeated episode of the murder-mystery spoof series.
Starring Dawn French.

Faced with postwar rationing, sisters Lily and Iris store a secret supply of cakes in their freezer. But when the appliance breaks down, the arrival of a repairman leads to murder.
(Repeat) (Subtitled)


Writer: Nick Vivian
Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Lily Wood-Newton: Dawn French
Iris Wood-Newton: Joanna Scanlan
Reverend Stoop: Richard Braine
Freezer repairman: Paul Rider

: Royal College of Art

Six-part documentary series that goes behind the scenes at London's prestigious Royal College of Art, following the artists and designers of tomorrow.
The Chosen Few. This first programme follows some of the many applicants, including Kirsten Glass and Andrew Richards , who know that two years at the RCA could change their lives. See today's choices. Director Robert Letts
Series producer Jill Nicholls
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Andrew Richards
Director: Robert Letts
Producer: Jill Nicholls

: When Art Went Pop

A look at the work of some of the Royal College of Art's most famous former students, including artist Peter Blake.
Director Wendie Ottewill ; Executive producer David Okuefuna


Artist: Peter Blake.
Director: Wendie Ottewill
Producer: David Okuefuna

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. At 11.00 News headlines.

Then Video Nation Shorts


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Ruby

Ruby Wax hosts the second of this week's provocative late-night chat shows, where her guests are invited to wine, dine and pass the evening in convivial conversation.
Digital widescreen

: Seinfeld

The Soup Nazi. Elaine gets on the wrong side of a soup-stand proprietor, and Jerry's romantic behaviouris annoying George.
Cast on Wednesday
Followed by Weatherview

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Raising Arms against Air Pollution 63844 LOO Given
Enough Rope Subtitled23863 L30 Plastics under Pressure
2.00 Explorers - presenter
Janet Street-Porter searches for lost civilisations.
4.00 The French Experience
(9-12) - with subtitles. BUSINESS AND TRAINING
5.00 Career Moves
5.45 The Location Problem
Subtitled 4659660 6.10
Experiments and Energy
4865825 6.35-7.00am The
Liberation of Algebra


Presenter: Janet Street-Porter

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