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: Children's BBC Breakfast: Orville and Cuddles

Ends 9.00

Cuddles gets marooned on a beach. (R)

: Playdays

A look at birthdays at the Roundabout Stop. (R)

: Taz-mania

Animated antics with the Tasmanian devil. (R)

: The Lowdown

A look at children's growing obsession with wearing designer-label clothes. Last in the current series. (R) (S)
Then Rewind Shown yesterday BBC1 (S)

: Biskitts

A double helping of puppy-dog tales. (R)

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

More fun in Busytown. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cat's Eyes (ages 5-7) (S) 1675958 9.15 Cat's Eyes (ages
5-7) (S) 4584364 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) (S)
9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) (S)

: Children's BBC

Ends 10.50

Teletubbies: Shoeshine
The Tubbies watch a little girl polish her family's shoes. (R) (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Milo the Clown
Milo is concerned that he can'tjoin in with the circus game because he can't be as funny as the other clowns. Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) (S)
5437836 11.05 What? Where? When?
Why? (ages 6-7) (S) 434829811.20 ZigZag (ages 7-9) (S) 5658233 11.40 Space Ark (ages 7-11) (S)
11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) (S) 7016478 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.
CEEFAX: page

: Juniper Jungle

Animation. Victor advertises for two new firemen. (R)

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-11) (S)

: The Arts and Crafts Hour

Double helping of creative ideas in The Arts and Crafts Show.
1.30 Lessons in woodwork and watercolour-painting. (R)
2.00 Restoring a rocking horse, plus textile- weaving. (R) SERIES GUIDE: send a cheque for £4. 00 (including postage and packing), made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]

: Holiday Snaps

Trips to Spain and France.

: Westminster

Prime Minister's Questions live from the House of Commons.
WithZeinabBadawi. (S)

: News; Regional News


: Ready Steady Cook

More culinary challenges. (S) BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book. £9.99, is available from retailers

: Two Fat Ladies

The chefs prepare game as the Duke of Hamilton hosts a dinner party at his home, Lennoxlove castle in Scotland. (R) (S)

: Lowri

Lowri Turner talks to the wives of jailed criminals, asking why they are attracted to them and how it affects their lives. (S)


Talks: Lowri Turner

: House Invaders

Linda Barker and her handymen perform a cost-free redesign in Croydon, Surrey. (S)


Unknown: Linda Barker


Tonight's show features footage of Chas and Dave, the Damned, Prefab Sprout, Abba and XTC, plus exclusive new music from the Mavericks. With Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Behind the Lines. Sisko's promotion leaves Dax in charge of the Defiant. Meanwhile, on Deep Space Nine, Odo is tempted by a fellow shapeshifter. (S) Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm

: Private Investigations

Alan Edgar asks why the National Trust refuses to save cliff-top houses in East Sussex threatened by coastal erosion, Helen Horrod examines the effectiveness of antibacterial cleaners and racing driver Andrew Kilkardy tries to overcome his fear of public speaking. See Choice. Series producer Emma Whitlock ; Executive producer Debbie Christie (S)


Unknown: Alan Edgar
Unknown: Helen Horrod
Unknown: Andrew Kilkardy
Producer: Emma Whitlock
Producer: Debbie Christie

: Fantasy Rooms

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen accepts the challenge of trying to re-create a turn-of-the-century French boudoir, inspired by the work of artist Alphonse Mucha, in the bedroom of Jenna Roberts's home in Blackpool.
See Choice. (S)


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Jenna Roberts
Producer: Susannah Walker
Executive Producer: Linda Clifford

: Home Front

Designer Alison Pearce exhorts a family to install the latest bathroom accessory - a urinal; Neville Griffiths shows how to make an authentic-looking period fireplace from scrap; Kevin Allan creates a budget bedroom; and Lloyd Farmar has five ideas for lampshades. With Tessa Shaw.
Producer Maggie Gibson ; Series editor Franny Moyle (S) (W)


Designer: Alison Pearce
Unknown: Neville Griffiths
Unknown: Kevin Allan
Unknown: Tessa Shaw.
Producer: Maggie Gibson
Editor: Franny Moyle

: Modern Times

Treasures from the Tip. A film profile of the Adams family - father Barry, son Jason and daughters Danielle and Melanie - who have made a fortune from recycling rubbish at their tip in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which they run in tandem with ex-money broker Steve Baldwin. See Choice. Director Lorraine Charker : Series editor Alex Holmes (S) (W) John Peel writes on Treasures from the Tip: page 15


Unknown: Steve Baldwin.
Director: Lorraine Charker
Editor: Alex Holmes
Unknown: John Peel

: Stella Street

Satirical goings-on in a celebrity-strewn suburban street.
Next episode on Thursday at 10.20pm (R) (S)

: How Do You Want Me?

The comedy drama, from the pen of writer Simon Nye , returns for a second series of six episodes.
White Pubic Hair. While taking photographs, Ian falls through the roof of Astley's barn. Lisa discovers an unnerving symptom of her stressful life. See Choice.
Director John Henderson ; Producer Margot Gavan Duffy (S) (W)


Unknown: Simon Nye
Director: John Henderson
Producer: Margot Gavan Duffy
Ian Lyons: Dylan Moran
Lisa Lyons: Charlotte Coleman
Astley Yardley: Frank Finlay
Helen Yardley: Emma Chambers
Dean Yardley: Peter Serafinowicz
Derek Few: Mark Heap
Pam Yardley: Diana Fairfax
Gavin: Will Barton
Phil: Gary Sefton
John: Jasper Holmes
Jill: Philippa Stanton
Barman: Martin Hyder
Trevor: Dave Lamb
Blacksmith: Jeremy Olsen

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. At 11.00 Regional news. (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Diwali - Festival of Lights

Anita Bhalla examines the ways in which the festival of Diwali, which symbolises the victory of good over evil, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in modern Britain.
Producer Bish Mehay ; Executive producer Paresh Solanki (S)


Unknown: Anita Bhalla
Producer: Bish Mehay
Producer: Paresh Solanki

: Despatch Box

Parliamentary analysis, hosted by Andrew Neil.


Unknown: Andrew Neil.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Difference on Screen
1.00 The Authentick and Ironicall Historie of Henry V (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 PSHE (S)
Languages 4.00 Suenos World Spanish (13-16) - basic language instruction. With subtitles.
Working In.... WEBWISE 5.00 GetWebwise Getting
Connected at Work 33966 5.30 Computers Still Don't Bite Open University 6.00 Seville: Gateway to the Indies
6.30 Open Advice Staying on Course Ends 7.00am

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