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: Children's BBC Breakfast: Playdays

Dave and the children play ball games at the beach.

: Taz-mania

Double bill of animated antipodean anarchy. (R)

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1
(S) (W)

: Snorks

A double bill of undersea animation in Snorkland. (R)

: Noddy In Toyland

Live-action and animated fun. The Naughty Gobiins cause chaos in the shop. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) NumberPuzzles (S) 1946498 9.15 Hands Up! (ages 5-7) Words and Pictures-with signing.
9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) (S) 8880127 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Famous People (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50
Pumpkin Face. A little girl uses different objects to create a face on a pumpkin. (S)

: Tweenies

Oh, Oh, I'm Shrinking
The inquisitive quartet find a worm in the garden and wonder what it would be like to be very small.
Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) (S) 5871276 11.05 Watch Out (ages 7-11) Night Life (S) 6602978 11.20 Megamaths (ages 7-10) Tables (S) 1652473 11.40 Look and Read
(ages 7-9) Spywatch: Captured-written by Derek Farmer. (S)
12.00 Moving to English (ages 8+) (S) 6670127 12.20 Landmark Shorts North Sea


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 9-11) River Severn: Places on the River (S)

: The Arts and Crafts Hour

Creative ideas in a double bill of The Arts and Crafts Show.
1.30 Painting flowers, stencilling a table, and tips on how to make a doll's house.
2.00 Creating batik pictures, and decorating plain glass with stained-glass effects panels. Series producer Maggie Sutcliffe
Executive producer Fiona Pitcher (R)


Producer: Maggie Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Holiday Snaps

Kevin Woodford visits the islands of Majorca and Ibiza.


Unknown: Kevin Woodford

: Westminster

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


Unknown: Diana Madill.

: News; Regional News

(S) Weather

: Whose House?

Chef Sophie Grigson and actor Shaun Williamson try to match an Essex house to its mystery owner. With Ross Kelly and Anna Ryder Richardson.


Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Shaun Williamson
Unknown: Ross Kelly
Unknown: Anna Ryder Richardson.

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge that tests both speed and budgetary skills. With Fern Britton. (S)


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Shopping City

Presenter Lowri Turner continues her tour of Britain, talking to both shoppers and staff in the lead up to Christmas.


Presenter: Lowri Turner

: Nick Ross

More spleens are vented as the studio audience quiz experts and celebrities on controversial issues. With Nick Ross. <s)


Unknown: Nick Ross.

: Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space (part 4)

Written by Robert Holmes
Concluding Jon Pertwee's debut story as the Time Lord.

The Nestene consciousness makes its final move against the civilised world. (R) (S)


Writer: Robert Holmes
Producer: Derrick Sherwin
Director: Derek Martinus
The Doctor: Jon Pertwee

: Due South

Diefenbaker's Day Off. A six-year-old girl who lives in Fraser's building asks him to help her father, who repeatedly and mysteriously gets injured. (R) (S)

: The OZone

Jayne Middlemiss talks to Latin singing sensation
Enrique Iglesias , plus a history of the hip hop music genre from Gangstarr. With Jamie Theakston.
Producer Jo Pilkington ; Executive producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)


Talks: Jayne Middlemiss
Unknown: Enrique Iglesias
Unknown: Jamie Theakston.
Producer: Jo Pilkington
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Renaissance Secrets

A three-part exploration of the myths and mysteries surrounding the art and architecture of the Renaissance. Mystery of the Marriage. Art historian Craig Haribison questions accepted wisdom as he tries to discover the truth behind The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan Van Eyck. Series producer Cameron Balbirnie ; Executive producer
Nicholas Watson (S) (W) FURTHER INFORMATION: Ceefax: page 625; Website: www.Open2.NET


Unknown: Craig Harbison
Unknown: Jan van Eyck.
Producer: Cameron Balbirnie
Producer: Nicholas Watson

: Gary Rhodes's New British Classics

Breakfast. Bangers, bacon, omelettes and pancakes are all on the menu for creating the perfect breakfast as chef Gary Rhodes issues a wake-up call for all those who regularly choose to skip the first meal of the day.
Producer Mandy Cooper ; Executive producer Nick VaugharvBarratt (S) (W)Starter's orders: fry-up breakfasts, page 42


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Mandy Cooper
Producer: Nick Vaugharvbarratt

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson prepares a pumpkin risotto with leeks and mascarpone cheese. The team will be running the rule over the quality of the organic food delivered to homes, and suggest some alternatives to the traditional Christmas tipple of sweet sherry. Presented by Jilly Goolden.
Series producer Geraldine McClelland
Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) FURTHER DETAILS: Ceefax p580; Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink E-MAIL: [address removed]


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

: Secrets of the Ancients

Ending the series about the mysteries of ancient cultures.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon symbolise power and wealth, but hard facts are scanty. Experts gather in the Jordanian desert to try to find out how the gardens were irrigated. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. See Choice.
Producer Simon Raikes ; Series producer Cynthia Page (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producer: Simon Raikes

: Talking Cure

Continuing the series about the work of the Tavistock Clinic. Ben and Damien. The clinic observes a baby and a toddler for a year in the hope that their behaviour will reveal the origins of friendship, jealousy and love. See Choice.
Producer InesCavill; Series producer Beth Holgate (S) (W) FURTHER INFORMATION: Ceefax: page 629; Website: www.bbc.co.uk/health


Producer: Beth Holgate

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. At 11.00 News headlines. (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Never Ending Stories

Mark Lawson 's continuing exploration of the soap opera. Methods. Lawson tackles the challenges thrown up by writing for one of the major soap operas as he tries his hand at drafting an episode of EastEnders.


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Despatch Box

Political analysis of the day in Westminster.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Personal Passions: Mike Read
12.45 Language Links 3893401 1.00 Euripides's Medea (S) 93888 1.30 Open Advice Science Skills
Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages: Beginner's Theme Night-Culture and Music
Languages 4.00 Make Italian Your Business (part 1)
Working In the Community 5.00 The Key to the Application of Number: Health and Social Care 72807 5.30 The Key to IT Open University 6.00 Mozambique under Attack - coping with warandfamine. 31456 6.30 Out of the Blue? Ends 7.00am (S)

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