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: Playdays

Ends 9.00
Children's BBC Breakfast Morris and Milly have a mystery to solve. (R)

: Taz-mania

Animated antics with the Tasmanian devil.

: Why 5

Shown yesterday at 4.35pm onBBCl
Then Rewind Shown yesterday BBC1 (S)

: Snorks

Animated underwater adventures.

: Noddy In Toyland

Live-action and animation. Kate and DJ play hide-and-seek with Truman.

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cat's Eyes (ages 5-7) Forces (S) 4024739 9.15 Cat's Eyes (ages 5-7) Forces (S) 3848791 9.30
Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) (S) 9549826 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7)
Festivals and Celebrations (S)

: Teletubbies: Badgers

Ends 10.50
Dipsy plays watching game, while some children observe a group of badgers. (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99
Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar The first of 25 magic moments as the colourful quartet begin their countdown to Christmas. (S)

: Tweenies

Harvest. While Judy cuts the grass with a lawn mower,
Max watches a combine harvester in the fields cutting wheat.
Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Shapes (S) 6433197 11.05 What?
Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) The Senses: Hearing (S) 1512848 11.20 ZigZag (ages 7-9) A Walk through
Time (S) 6562343 11.40 Space Ark (ages 7-11) (S) 3787468 11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) Forces: XP Ahoy (S) 1176604 12.10 Around
Scotland (ages 10-12) (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer developments. CEEFAX: page

: Juniper Jungle

Could Miserable Mattress really have changed? (R)

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-11) RiverSevem: Travelling on the River (S)

: The Arts and Craft Hour

Leisure ideas with two editions of The Arts and Crafts Show.
1.30 Richard Blizzard shows how to make a toy truck. (R)
2.00 Caroline Righton and Kevin Whay re-cover an old book in the L75 Challenge. (R) SERIES GUIDE: send a cheque for £4.00 (including postage and packing), made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Blizzard
Unknown: Caroline Righton
Unknown: Kevin Whay

: Holiday Snaps

Vacation ideas from Cambridge and Glasgow.

: Westminster

Coverage of Prime Minister's
Questions live from the House of Commons. With Diana Madill.
Editor Alexandra Henderson (S)


Unknown: Diana Madill.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: Ready Steady Cook

More culinary challenges, with Fern Britton. (S) 33


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Shopping City

Lowri Turner takes another look at consumer culture, plus live reports from shopping centres around the country.


Unknown: Lowri Turner

: Nick Ross

More studio discussion offering an alternative view of a controversial topic. (S)


Vintage appearances from Def Leppard, REM,
Jonathan King , Everything but the Girl and Bucks Fizz feature as more classic performances are culled from the archives of the pop-music show. Introduced by Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Jonathan King
Introduced By: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Sacrifice of Angels. While Sisko leads a forlorn Federation invasion fleet on a suicide mission to take back Deep
Space Nine, Kira is determined to sabotage Gul Dukat's attempts to clear the minefield that blocks the wormhole and keeps a Dominion war fleet at bay.
Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm (S)


Cmdr Benjamin Sisko: Avery Brooks
Odo: Rene Auberjonois
Lt Cmdr Worf: Michael Dom
Lt Cmdr Jadzia Dax: Teny Farrell
Major Kira Nerys: Nana Visitor
Chief O'Brien: Colm Meaney
Quark: Armin Shimerman
Dr Julian Bashir: Siddig El Fadil
Gul Dukat: Marc Alaimo
Garak: Andrew J Robinson
Weyound: Jeffrey Combs
Rom: Max Grodenchik

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

An episode, first shown in 1973, of the comedy featuring the accident-prone antics of well-meaning Frank Spencer. Frank attends a residential course on public relations, but matters begin to deteriorate on a grand scale after problems with an automated food dispenser.
Written by Raymond Allen ; Producer Michael Mills (R) (S) 46


Unknown: Frank Spencer.
Written By: Raymond Allen
Producer: Michael Mills
Frank Spencer: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Watson: James Cossins
Miss Gibbons: Zulema Dene
Roberts: Robin Halstead
Lang: Mark Griffith

: Royal Opera House Opening Celebration

James Naughtie and Stephanie Hughes introduce events as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, reopens with an evening of dance and opera in the presence of the Queen.
Conductor Bernard Haitink and singers Placido Domingo and Deborah Polaski join the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House for a programme that features the overture to Weber's Oberon, Wagner's Die Walkure, and the final scene of Beethoven's Fidelio.
There's also a special Royal Ballet performance showing the company's achievements since 1946 at the Royal
Opera House. During the interval, Stephanie Hughes looks at some of the new features of the House. See Choice.
Directors Ross MacGibbon and Sue Judd ; Executive producer Peter Maniura (S) Operatic segments carry in-vision subtitles Open house: James Naughtie and Darcey Bussell on the new house, p35; Brian Kay on an opening celebration to savour p56
Subsequent programmes may run late


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Singers: Placido Domingo
Singers: Deborah Polaski
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Directors: Ross MacGibbon
Directors: Sue Judd
Producer: Peter Maniura
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Darcey Bussell
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's major news stories, with Jeremy Paxman. Including at 11.00 News headlines. (S)


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Never Ending Stories

Soap in Their Eyes. In the last of the series, presenter Mark Lawson examines the future of soap opera.
He argues that, contrary to those who dismiss the genre, the cornerstones of TV schedules are transforming the way world culture is viewed. Its influence, he claims, is trickling down into areas beyond television's horizons and penetrating unexpected areas of public life, including the presentation of party politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Series director Jo Shinner : Series producer Liz Levy


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Director: Jo Shinner
Producer: Liz Levy

: Despatch Box

Michael Dobbs reviews this afternoon's Prime Minister's
Questions in the House of Commons.


Unknown: Michael Dobbs

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Golden Thread - how language travels through the generations in Wales and Singapore. (S)
1.00 Whose Body? - issues of personal identity. (S)
1.30 Rousseau in Africa Democracy in the Making (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages: Revista - young reporters look at life in Colombia and Spain.
Languages 4.00 Make Italian Your Business (part 2) Working In the Community 5.00 Nine to Five Communicate 59956 5.30 Nine to Five Manage Yourself
Open University 6.00 School Is for All Including Michael
6.30 They Did It Their Way Ends 7.00am

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