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: Bump

Breakfast Ends 9.00
Animation. Bump has something special, which he shares with all his friends. (R)

: Playdays

Dave and the children visit the Science Museum and try some experiments. (R)

: Taz-mania

Double bill of animated antipodean anarchy. (R)

: Blue Peter

Including the launch of the 1999 Blue Peter Appeal
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1
(S) (W)

: Snorks

A double bill of undersea animation set in the watery world of Snorkland. (R)

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Another animated visit to meet the people of Busytown. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) NumberPuzzles (S) 1437790 9.15 Hands Up! (ages 5-7) Words and Pictures-with signing. (S)
9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) (S) 8388719 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Famous People (S)

: Teletubbies

Skipping. The fun-loving foursome practice skipping.
Their first attempts are not very good, but after lots of practice they skip all over Teletubbyland. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Making Up. Bella and Milo fall out and won't talk to each other. Jake and Fizz tryto make the peace, but eventually it's Doodles who comes to the rescue.
Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) (S) 5206968 11.05 Watch Out (ages 7-11) Rearing Young (S)
11.20 Megamaths (ages 7-10)
Tables (S) 3951005 11.40 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spywatch: the Pilot -written by Derek Farmer. (S)
12.00 Focus (ages 9-13) (S)
12.20 Landmark Shorts


Written By: Derek Farmer.

: Working Lunch

Consumer reports with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Enchanted Lands

Fantasy animation. (R)

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-12) (S)

: World Rally

The world rally championship race reaches Perth, Western Australia, for the 13th and penultimate round of this year's title battle.
The six-point lead held by Tommi Makinen over France's
Didier Auriol gives the Finn the chance to clinch the title in this crucial race. Presented by Steve Rider , with commentary from
Mark James and Tiff Needell. A special preview of the Rally of Great Britain is on Friday at 6.45pm


Unknown: Tommi Makinen
Unknown: Didier Auriol
Presented By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: Tiff Needell.

: Indoor Bowls

Coverage of this year's Open tournament, from the Preston
Guild Hall, continues with a first-round match between Wales's John Price , who was the beaten finalist last year, and Ian Schuback of Australia. Hosted by Dougie Donnelly. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Price
Unknown: Ian Schuback
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: Westminster

All the latest political news.
With Diana Madill. (S)


Unknown: Diana Madill.

: News; Regional News

(S) Weather

: Indoor Bowls

Further coverage of the first-round match between John Price and Ian Schuback from the Preston Guild Hall. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Price
Unknown: Ian Schuback

: Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

Written by Robert Holmes
Jon Pertwee's debut as the maverick Time Lord in a four-part episode that starts a rerun of the classic sci-fi series.

6.00 Spearhead from Space: Part 1
Exiled to Earth by the Time Lords, the Doctor arrives in the middle of a meteorite storm with a new face and a blank memory.

6.25 Spearhead from Space: Part 2
A terrifying discovery is made in the plastics factory.

See Choice.
(R) (S)


Writer: Robert Holmes
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Derek Martinus
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee

: The Simpsons: Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

Bart is responsible for Skinner getting the sack.
A double bill of episodes starts on Friday at 6pm.

: The 0 Zone

There's a history of rap from Gangstarr, while Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Dublin on the MTV Awards. Producer Jo Pilkington ; Executive producer Mark Cooper
Repeated next Sunday (S) (W)


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
Producer: Jo Pilkington
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Bookworm

Griff Rhys Jones presents the last in the series for lovers of literature, which features George MacDonald Fraser talking about the Flashman adventures, plus the story of Mancunian author Andrea Ashworth 's escape from poverty, and a reading recommendation from comedian Vic Reeves. Series editor Mary Sackville West (S) BBC BOOKCLUB GUIDE: [address removed]


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser
Unknown: Andrea Ashworth
Unknown: Vic Reeves.

: Gary Rhodes's New British Classics

Alfresco. As part of his gastronomic guidance for outdoor eating, Gary Rhodes prepares chicken sandwiches, pork pies, tomato soup, cheese-leek-and-mushroom flan, home-made Scotch eggs, and salad cream.
Producer Mandy Cooper : Exec producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt (S) (W) Gary Rhodes 's teatime treats: page 44


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Mandy Cooper
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson prepares baked Bramley apple towers with almond custard using organic fruits, while Jilly Goolden takes a look at designer tea shops.
Series producer Geraldine McClelland ; Exec producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) FURTHER DETAILS: Ceefax p580; Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Producer: Geraldine McClelland
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Secrets of the Ancients

The Claw. Engineer Jo da Silva and circus owner Brian Austen try to re-create a war machine - invented by the mathematician Archimedes - which terrified the mighty
Roman army and threatened their fleet when they attempted to conquer the vital city state of Syracuse in 213 BC. Producer Cynthia Page ; Executive producer Sarah Hargreaves (S) (W)


Unknown: Jo Da Silva
Unknown: Brian Austen
Producer: Cynthia Page
Producer: Sarah Hargreaves

: Talking Cure

Mr Brind. Can consultant Anton Obholzer help Cardiff headteacher Roger Brind to reduce stress levels that are threatening to spiral out of control? See Choice.
Series producer Beth Holgate (S) (W)


Unknown: Mr Brind.
Unknown: Anton Obholzer
Unknown: Roger Brind
Producer: Beth Holgate

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Postcards from the Net

Tonight's edition of the internet magazine visits Seattle, the home of the first internet music label.
Director Joanna Hughes (S)


Director: Joanna Hughes

: 10x10: New Directors

Isle of Dogs. Comedy drama. A security guard discovers that the machinery he is guarding is not at all friendly. Written and directed by Simon Faithfull and Matthew McGuchan
Producer Nick Herrett (R) (S)


Directed By: Simon Faithfull
Directed By: Matthew McGuchan
Producer: Nick Herrett

: Despatch Box

Political analysis.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Child's Play (S) 81456 1.00 Playing Safe (S) 58765 1.30 Danger: Children at Play (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Technology
Languages 4.00 Salut Serge (9-10); Le Club (1-2); Spanish Globo 4 - short animation in Spanish.
Working In ... WEBWISE 5.00 GetWebwise Communicating with E-mail 17920 5.30 Computers Still Don't Bite
Open University 6.00 A Vulnerable Life 32663 6.30 Putting Trainingto Work: Britain and Germany Ends 7.00am

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