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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.10
Romuald the Reindeer Was father really a model student? (R)
7.10 Playdays Peggy Patch visits the Norfolk Wildlife hospital. (R)
7.30 The Flintstone Comedy Show
Cave-dwelling capers. (R)
7.55 Blue Peter Shown yesterday at
5.10pm on BBC1 (S) (W)
8.20 Snorks Another lively animated underwater adventure. (R)
8.40 Noddy in Toyland Some items go missing from the shop. (R)

: The Phil Silvers Show

A double bill of classic comedy.

9.10 Rock 'n' Roll Rookie
The music star Elvin Pelvin is sent to Fort Baxter.
(BW) (R)

9.35 Bilko's Black Magic
Bilko befriends a soldier who is owed a lot of back pay.
(BW) (R)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50 Sea Tractor. Today, the Tubbies watch some children go for a ride on a sea tractor. (S) www.bbc.co.uk/education/teletubbies
Then Teletubbies Advent Calendar (S)

: Tweenies

Building Blocks. Piles of books arrive in the playroom and the Tweenies use them to build towers.
Repeated 3.25pm BBC1 (S) (W)

: Turning Points

With Patrick Moore. (R)


Unknown: Patrick Moore.

: The Treasure of Monte Cristo

Adventure. Coming to the aid of a traveller and his daughter, bold soldier Adam Corbett finds himself caught up in a dangerous quest for long-lost treasure.
Directors Monty Berman , Robert S Baker (1960) (S) Rims: pp 74-84 ***


Unknown: Adam Corbett
Directors: Monty Berman
Directors: Robert S Baker

: Working Lunch

Consumer news with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Wildlife on Two: A Monkey for All Seasons

David Attenborough narrates this film about the life of the Japanese macaque monkey. (R) (S)


Narrator: David Attenborough

: The Arts and Crafts Hour

Leisure ideas with two editions of The Arts and Crafts Show.
1.30 Will Hanrahan studies portrait photography. (R)
2.00 Caroline Righton renovates an antique mirror. (R)


Unknown: Caroline Righton

: Holiday Snaps

Featuring breaks in North Wales and the Isle of Wight.

: Westminster

The day's events with Diana Madill plus the chance to question the politicians by phone. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: phone [number removed](calls charged at the local rate), fax [number removed] or e-mail west.live@bbc.co,uk


Unknown: Diana Madill

: News; Regional News

(S) Weather

: Whose House?

TV presenter Esther McVey and Ground Force's Tommy Walsh try the house-matching game.


Presenter: Esther McVey
Unknown: Tommy Walsh

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge show. (S) BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book, £9.99. is available from retailers

: Shopping City

Lowri Turner is out and about in the malls, delving into the bags of seasonal shoppers.


Unknown: Lowri Turner

: Nick Ross

Today's panel of celebrities and experts are put to the test by Nick Ross and his audience. (S)


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Attached. Captain Picard and Dr Crusher are imprisoned and telepathically linked by an alien race. (R) (S)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bad Eggs. Buffy and her friends are given eggs to nurture as a project by their teacher, who subsequently disappears.
Repeated next Saturday (S)


Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Giles Anthony: Stewart Head
Xander: Nicholas Brendon
Willow: Alyson Hannigan
Cordelia: Charisma Carpenter
Angel: David Boreanaz
Joyce Summers: Christine Sutherland
Mr Whitmore: Rick Zieff

: First Sight

Just William. Miranda Sawyer spends a day with William Atkinson , one of Tony Blair 's "superheads", who turned around the fortunes of White City estate's Hammersmith school. Despite his top reputation, this year's academic results have been poor. Can he still make the miracle work? Producer Sheela Banerjee ; Executive producer John Samson (S) REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see panel on left for variations


Unknown: William Atkinson
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Sheela Banerjee
Producer: John Samson

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

Arnhem Land. In the last programme of the series,
Ray Mears goes to Arnhem Land in the far north of Australia, a dangerous and isolated place full of crocodiles, spiders and snakes. The series returns next year. See Choice.
Producer Andrew Graham-Brown ; Series producer Dick Colthurst (S) (W) John Peel on Amhem Land: page 15


Unknown: Ray Mears
Producer: Andrew Graham-Brown
Producer: Dick Colthurst

: Top Gear

Former Top Gear presenters, including Jeremy Clarkson , Noel Edmonds , Angela Rippon and William Woollard , join the current team to celebrate the programme's 21st birthday and recall some favourite items and fearful moments spanning two decades of motoring reports.
Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Julie Clive (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINE: 3.20 from newsagents Website: www.topgear.beeb.com


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Julie Clive

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: Back to the Floor

No Place Like Home. David Batts , MD of the Radisson Edwardian chain of hotels and chairman of the London
Tourist Board, works as everything from chambermaid to concierge at the Marlborough and Kenilworth hotels. During a hectic week, he has to deal with floods of complaints from visitors and even loses a German tourist's suitcase.
What lessons will he take back to the boardroom?
Series producer Hugh Dehn ; Series editor Robert Thirkell (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education


Unknown: David Batts
Producer: Hugh Dehn
Editor: Robert Thirkell

: The Dome: Trouble at the Big Top

Continuing the series about the political, commercial and artistic conflicts behind the building of the Millennium Dome. The Darkest Hour. Summer 1998: the construction of the Dome is complete, but the designers of the various zones are finding it hard to reconcile their creative ideas for the content of the sections with the requirements of the NMEC and sponsors' demands. Narrated by Robert Lindsay.
Series producers Robert Thirkell and Adam Wishart (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producers: Robert Thirkell
Producers: Adam Wishart

: Christmas Trade Secrets

Party experts give festive advice on how to open bottles of champagne correctly and coping with hangovers. (S) The series concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm

: Newsnight

News reports and analysis of the day's events, with Jeremy Paxman. At 11.00 News headlines. (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Late Review

Tom Paulin , Tony Parsons and Allison Pearson join host
Mark Lawson to pick out their cultural highlights of 1999. Series producer Mark Bell ; Executive producer Mary Sackville West


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Tony Parsons
Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mark Bell
Producer: Mary Sackville West

: Despatch Box

Presented by Zeinab Badawi.


Presented By: Zeinab Badawi.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open Science 12.30 Science Unplugged 78479 1.00 Earth and Life Science of Climate (S) 39630 1.30 More than Meets the Eye (S) 83949 2.00 Hard Questions, SoftAnswers 62017 2.30 The Birth of Calculus (S) 41524 3.00 The Restless Pump Parenting 3.30 Solving Problems The Older Child Languages 4.00 Make Japanese Your Business
Working in the Community 5.00 Voluntary Matters Conflict Resolution/IT and Communications -with subtitles.
Open University 6.00 A New Sun Is Born (part 2) 27746 6.30 Artists in Logic Computers in Wood Ends 7.00am (S)

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