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: Poddington Peas

Ends 9.10am
Dump-pea overeats. Repeated at 1.05pm

: Playdays

Dave and friends create apaperworld.

: Noddy in Toyland

Kate and Truman find a dog.

: Tom and Jerry Kids

Cartoon cat-and-mouse high jinks.

: Blue Peter Flies the World

Shown yesterday 10.05am, BBC1

: Inch High Private Eye

Fun with the diminutive detective.

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 The Colonel Breaks Par
Bilko enters the colonel in a golf tournament. (BW)

9.35 His Highness Doberman
Bilko plays Cupid. (BW)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50
Playing in the Rain
Dipsy steps in a puddle.

: Tweenies

Can't Go There. Fizz and friends are not allowed anywhere. Shown last Tuesday BBC1 BBC MAGAZINE: Tweenies, monthly, Ll.25 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: The Long Voyage Home

Nautical drama, first of today's two films starring John Wayne. In the Second World War, a freighter loaded with dynamite sets out on a dangerous voyage. Director John Ford (1940, PG)
(BW) Rio Grande is at 1.40pm
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Unknown: John Wayne.
Director: John Ford

: Wildlife on Two

First of four daily wildlife showcases. Bat-Eared Fox. In the harsh
Kalahari desert, a fox family raises five cubs.

: Christopher Crocodile

Ends 1.10 The reptile becomes airborne.

: Poddington Peas


: Hart-Davis on History

In the first of a repeat series showing across the week, host
Adam Hart-Davis explores Bath's Roman legacy. SERIES GUIDE: send achequeforL4, payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Rio Grande

Western, second of two films today starring John Wayne.
In the 1880s, Lt Col Yorke of the US cavalry is conducting a lonely campaign against marauding Indians. Then his trooper son and estranged wife arrive. Director John Ford (1950, U)
(BW) Films: pp 56-64 *****


Unknown: John Wayne.
Unknown: Lt Col Yorke
Director: John Ford

: News; Regional News


: The Village

The first of 12 slices of village life in Bentley, Hampshire. In the opener of this week's four visits, Christopher is taken to hospital. First shown on ITV

: Esther

Overnight Fame. Guests, including Cheryl Baker and Jeremy Spake , talk about being thrust into the public Spotlight.


Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Jeremy Spake

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. RECIPES: see Ceefax page

: Classic Rhodes

Chef Gary Rhodes reviews some of the TV programmes he's made, starting with a Rhodes around
Britain edition from 1994.


Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Pass the Buck

Daily rerun of the against-the-clock elimination quiz show.

: Doctor Who: Doctor Who and the Silurians: Part 4

Written by Malcolm Hulke
Continuing a seven-part adventure starring Jon Pertwee.

The Doctor and Liz enter the caves to try to discover the Silurians' secret.


Writer: Malcolm Hulke
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Timothy Combe
The Doctor: Jon Pertwee

: Due South

Pizzas and Promises. Fraser and Vecchio pose as used-car salesmen to infiltrate a stolen-vehicle racket.

: The 0 Zone

David Bowie talks about his latest single and Jamie Theakston meets Carleen Anderson and the Brand New
Heavies. With Jayne Middlemiss and Rajesh Mirchandani. Producer Jo Pilkington ; Executive producer Mark Cooper


Talks: David Bowie
Talks: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Carleen Anderson
Unknown: Jayne Middlemiss
Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani.
Producer: Jo Pilkington
Producer: Mark Cooper

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Eric gives Ernie a lesson in pipe-smoking, and the pair act out a French drama. Featuring guests the Mike Cotton Jazzmen, plus Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr.
FirstshownonlTV (BW)


Unknown: Mike Cotton
Unknown: Teddy Johnson
Unknown: Pearl Carr.

: Life and Death in the 21st Century - a Horizon Trilogy

The first part of a trilogy showing over the next three days looking at how medical technology might shape the future. Living Forever. Recent breakthroughs have led some scientists to believe they could find a formula that would provide eternal youth. This film examines how near humankind is to the dream of immortality. See Choice. Producers Lara Hannay and Charlie Smith ; Series editor
Bettina Lerner


Producer: Lara Hannay
Producer: Charlie Smith
Editor: Bettina Lerner

: Predictions

A six-part series that considers what the world will be like in the future starts by focusing on computers. Directors Steve Burrell and John Durrant
Producer Monica Garnsey The series continues tomorrow at 8.50pm with a look at genetics


Directors: Steve Burrell
Directors: John Durrant
Producer: Monica Garnsey

: Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

A two-part drama inspired by the real-life relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and his tutor at Edinburgh University, pioneering forensic pathologist Dr Joseph Bell, who is believed to have been a model for Sherlock Holmes.
Starring Ian Richardson, Robin Laing and Charles Dance.
In 1878, Conan Doyle assists Dr Bell at the scene of a gruesome and apparently motiveless crime.
Contains strong images. Concludes tomorrow 9pm. See Choice.
Webwatch on Sherlock Holmes sites: page 37


Writer: David Pirie
Producer: Ian Madden
Director: Paul Seed
Joseph Bell: Ian Richardson
Arthur Conan Doyle: Robin Laing
Sir Henry Carlyle: Charles Dance
Elspeth: Dolly Wells
Lady Sarah Carlyle: Ruth Platt
Inspector Beecher: Sean McGinley
Summers: Laurie Ventry
Crawford: Joel Strachan
Neill: Alec Newman
Stark Andrew: John Tait
Sophia: Tamsin Pike
Mary Doyle: Sarah Collier
Charles Doyle: John Bett
Waller: Matthew MacFadyen
Dr Gillespie: Stephen MacDonald
Canning: Ewan Stewart
Canning's maid: Julie Wilson Nimmo
The Strand editor: Ralph Riach
Fiddler: Aly Bain
Medical lecturer: Alan Sinclair
Baxter: David MacDowell
Madame Rose: Linda Duncan McLaughlin
Hazel: Anne Marie Kennedy
Sobbing woman: Mary Goonan
PC Murdoch: Eric Barlow
Dr Latimer: Patrick Hannaway
Crawford senior: Bernard Horsfall
Kate: Jenny Foulds
Marie: Coral Preston

: Steptoe and Son: The Desperate Hours

One bitterly cold night, Harold and Albert are called upon by two mysterious crooks.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: John Howard Davies
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Johnny: Leonard Rossiter
Frank: JG Devlin

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: They Might Be Giants

Mystery drama. Psychiatrist Dr Mildred Watson becomes caught up in the bizarre investigations of Justin Playfair , who believes he is Sherlock Holmes. Ends 12.45am
Director Anthony Harvey (1971) Films: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Dr Mildred Watson
Unknown: Justin Playfair
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.
Director: Anthony Harvey

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