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: Playdays

Breakfast Ends 9.00
Atripto the Why Bird Stopto see musical instruments. (R)

: Taz-mania

Animated antics with the Tasmanian devil. (R)

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

: Snorks

A double bill of animated underwater adventures. (R)

: Noddy In Toyland

Live-action and animated adventures. A magic key releases some goblins. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5) A Woolly Jumper 1979726 9.15
Storytime (ages 4-5) Don't Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly!
9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Snow Lambs (S) 8813455 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Puppets: Rod Puppets (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50
Maori Singing. Some children perform a song that comes from New Zealand. (S)

: Tweenies

More pre-school fun.
It's a Circle. Milo shows the others how to draw a perfect circle.
Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINE: Tweenies, published monthly, price fl.25
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Shapes: Shapes Together (S)
2994455 11.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) A Walk through Time (S)
11.30 English Express (ages 9-11) Facts and Opinions (S)
11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Division: Divide by Three (S)
12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-11) World Environmental Changes (S)

: Working Lunch

Developments in the business and consumer arenas.

: Tales of Aesop

Ends 1.10
Today Tom Baker narrates the story The Tortoise and the Hare. (R)


Unknown: Tom Baker

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Animated stories featuring the voice of Penelope Keith. (R)


Unknown: Penelope Keith.

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-11) River Severn: the Course of the River (S)

: World Rally

A review of last week's Rally of Great Britain. Commentary by Mark James , Tiff Needell.


Commentary By: Mark James
Commentary By: Tiff Needell.

: Against All Flags

Adventure starring Errol Flynn. 1700: A British naval officer infiltrates a pirate stronghold. (1952)
(S) Films: pp 74-79 ***


Director: George Sherman

: Whose House?

TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson and presenter Anastasia Cooke guest on the house-matching panel show with Ross Kelly.


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Presenter: Anastasia Cooke
Unknown: Ross Kelly.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs create a meal for less than L5. With Fern Britton. (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Shopping City

Live weekday series in which Lowri Turner meets shoppers and staff at the UK's busiest shopping centres.


Unknown: Lowri Turner

: Nick Ross

First in a 15-part weekday series in which Nick Ross and a studio audience quiz a panel of experts and celebrities about controversial issues. (S)


Unknown: Nick Ross

: The Simpsons: Homer the Great

Homer is chosen as leader of a secret organisation.
With the voice of Patrick Stewart.
A Simpsons double bill starts on Friday at 6pm.


Voice: Patrick Stewart

: Farscape

First in a new US space adventure series starring Ben Browder.

Commander John Crichton sets out on a routine space flight but the trip goes badly wrong and his ship is sucked into a wormhole. He emerges in a future world of galactic battles, alien civilisations and technology far beyond his comprehension. See Choice.
Far out!: meet TV's latest aliens, page 33


Cmdr John Crichton: Ben Browder
Officer Aeryn Sun: Claudia Black
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan: Virginia Hey
Ka D'Argo: Anthony Simcoe
Pilot: Sean Masterson
Captain Crais: Lani John Tupu

: Millennium: a Thousand Years of History

Centuryofthe Telescope. In the Europe of AD 1600-1700, science becomes the new route to power, colonies grow on America's Atlantic coast and slaves are imported from Africa. The Dutch get rich on the spice trade and visiting
Jesuits prove to the Emperor of China that their knowledge of astronomy is superior to China's. Narrated by Ben Kingsley. Director Neil Cameron
Series producers Neil Cameron and Emma De'Ath (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education/history/mill.shtml
Then Dora Britannica Focusing on another British plant.


Unknown: Ben Kingsley.
Director: Neil Cameron
Producers: Neil Cameron
Producers: Emma De'Ath

: University Challenge

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as medical students from King's College, London, take on the all-female team of St Hilda's, Oxford's last remaining single-sex college.
Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vernon Antcliff
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Delia's How to Cook

Delia Smith demonstrates recipes for pasta, including various sauces, a spinach lasagne and stuffed cannelloni. Director John Silver ; Series producer David Willcock (R) (S) BBC VIDEO: Delia's How to Cook Part One. price £19.99


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: John Silver
Producer: David Willcock

: The Cops

An investigation begins into Kennett's claim that Giffen sexually harassed her. Contains strong language.
Written by Robert Jones ; Producer Eric Coulter ; Director Kenny Glenaan
Repeated on Fnday at 12.05am (S) (W)


Written By: Robert Jones
Producer: Eric Coulter
Director: Kenny Glenaan
Mel: Katy Cavanagh
Giffen: Rob Dixon
Jellicoe: Steve Garti
Roy: John Henshaw
Mike: Steve Jackson
Natalie: Clare McGlinn
Jaz: Parvez Qadir
Dean: Danny Seward
Cindy: Margaret Blakemore
Newland: Mark Chatterton
Amanda Kennett: Paulette Williams
Maggie Hayes: Jan Pearson
Charlie Harper: Tina O'Brien
Bella Hughes: Alice Bartlett
Phil Hughes: David Nicholls
Mrs Ifraz: Shagufta Inwar Shad
Kanm Ifraz: Sushill Chudasama
Sahid Ifraz: Thomas Niazi

: Stella Street

Satire in suburbia. Council plans threaten the street. Written by Phil Cornwell , Peter Richardson and John Sessions
Director Peter Richardson ; Producer Ben Swaffer (R) (S)


Written By: Phil Cornwell
Written By: Peter Richardson
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Ben Swaffer

: The Fast Show

Football pundit Ron Manager is lost for words in the comedy-sketch show starring Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. Directors Mark Mylod and Sid Roberson
Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse (R) (S)


Unknown: Ron Manager
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson.
Directors: Mark Mylod
Directors: Sid Roberson
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. Including at 11.00 News headlines. Editor Sian Kevill (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Never Ending Stories

Messages. In the first of three nightly programmes delving
[ into the world of soap opera, presenter Mark Lawson explores the origins of soap worldwide. See Choice.


Presenter: Mark Lawson

: Despatch Box

Parliamentary analysis with Andrew Neil.
Series editor Alexandra Henderson


Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Containing the Pacific (S) 21818 1.00
Alaska-the Last Frontier? (S) 81837 1.30 The Care Industry Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages: Hallo aus Berlin Languages 4.00 Make Spanish Your Business (part 2)
Working In the Community 5.00 Reaching People with Disabilities 40092 5.30 Reaching People from Minorities
Open University 6.00 The Art of the Restorer (S)
6.30 Soaring Achievements Ends 7.00am (S)

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