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: Breakfast

Ends 9.10am
Monty Animation about a funny dog. Repeated at lpm

: Teddy Trucks

Animation.
Repeated at 1.05pm

: Playdays

Another visit to the Tent
Stop for a story.

: Tom and Jerry Kids

Cat-and-mouse cartoon fun.

: Short Change

Consumer series.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1

: Inch High Private Eye

Animation about a diminutive sleuth.

: Noddy in Toyland

Noah asks Kate to run the Noddy shop.

: The Phil Silvers Show

9.10 Bilko's Double Life
Bilko's millionaire double arrives in Roseville. (BW)

9.35 Bilko Talks in His Sleep
Bilko may regret some nighttime revelations. (BW)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50 Making Flowers. A watering can appears.

: Tweenies

Supermarket. Max uses a song to help jog his memory.
Shown last Friday BBC1

: Holiday Snaps

Exploring two more destinations in the Holiday archive.

: Lily In Winter

Drama. Alabama, 1957: a white boy unwittingly causes problems for his black nanny when he follows her south to her family home for Christmas.
Director Delbert Mann (1994, PG) Films: pp 56-64 ***

Contributors

Director: Delbert Mann

: Wildlife on Two

The Ravening Hordes. A look at the devastation inflicted by animal plagues, with film of blackbirds, mice and locusts.

: Monty

Ends 1.10 Shown at 7am

: Teddy Trucks

Animation.
Shown at 7.05am

: Hart-Davis on History

Adam Hart-Davis is in the city of Chester, where he visits the racetrack and has several spectral encounters.

Contributors

Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: King of the Hill

Drama, set in St Louis during the Depression, about a boy who uses his wits and his imagination to counter the odds stacked against him. Widescreen.
Director Steven Soderbergh (1993, 15)
Films: pp 56-64 ****

Contributors

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Aaron: Jesse Bradford
Mr Kurlander: Jeroen Krabbe
Mrs Kurlander: Lisa Eichhorn
Mr Mungo: Spalding Gray

: News; Regional News

Weather

: The Village

Lorraine is developing a new-found fascination with the law.
First shown on ITV

: Esther

Men and Fashion. TV hosts Tim Vincent and Keith Chegwin give their views on male dress sense, along with designers Jeff Banks and Oswald Boateng.

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Vincent
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Designers: Jeff Banks
Designers: Oswald Boateng.

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenges.

: Classic Rhodes

Gary Rhodes presents his Christmas show, which took him in and around London as he created bubble and squeak and roast-parsnip crumble.

Contributors

Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Pass the Buck

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Double bill of animated anarchy in the town of Springfield.
6.00 Last Exit to Springfield. Elected union leader at the power plant, Homer has Lisa's braces in mind when he tries preserving the company dental plan.
6.20 The Front. Bart and Lisa's foray into scriptwriting brings unexpected success, albeit not under their name.
Featuring the voice of Brooke Shields.

: Robot Wars

More mechanical mayhem as radio-controlled machines battle against each other and the house robots. Entrants this week include Anorakophobia, Missile, Big Cheese, Shrapnel, Crocodilotron, Chaos Two, Hammertron and Sonic. Introduced by Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester , with commentary provided by Jonathan Pearce.
Repeated at 11.20pm

Contributors

Introduced By: Craig Charles
Introduced By: Philippa Forrester
Provided By: Jonathan Pearce.

: Birding with Bill Oddie

Shetland. Another chance to see the second series of Bill Oddie's bird-watching odyssey. In this first trek, he travels to the Shetland Isles at the height of the summer season, where he spies puffins, takes a nocturnal look at the enigmatic storm petrel, and is on the receiving end of an aerial attack from the skydiving "bonxies".
Producer Stephen Moss : Executive producer Fiona Pitcher

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Oddie'S
Producer: Stephen Moss
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: More Front Gardens

A five-part rerun of the garden makeover series.
The Long, Thin Garden. Presenter Gay Search is assisted by horticultural designer Jean Goldberry as she uses her expertise to turn an unremarkable garden into a highly alluring sanctuary with a plethora of attractive plants and the added delights of a pergola, seats and a stream.
Director David Richardson : Executive producer Tony Laryea

Contributors

Designer: Jean Goldberry
Director: David Richardson
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Gardening Neighbours

The horticultural makeover show returns for a six-part run, this time following neighbours in a Warwickshire Victorian terrace as they try transforming their backyards into desirable gardens. Ali Ward and Andy Sturgeon are on hand to offer expertise as the neighbours talk of the hopes they have for their plots of land. See Choice.
Director Paul Vanezis : Producer Jackie Dietrich Alan Titchmarsh on the future of gardening: page 38

Contributors

Unknown: Ali Ward
Unknown: Andy Sturgeon
Director: Paul Vanezis
Producer: Jackie Dietrich
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Lonely Guy

Comedy starring Steve Martin. A struggling young writer in New York has his world turned upside down when he discovers his girlfriend in bed with another man. Walking the streets, he meets countless other "lonely guys" and becomes determined to find a new partner.
Director Arthur Hiller (1984,15)
Films: pp 56-64**

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Martin.
Director: Arthur Hiller
Larry Hubbard: Steve Martin
Warren Evans: Charles Grodin
Iris: Judith Ivey
Jack Fenwick: Steve Lawrence
Danielle: Robyn Douglass
Merv Griffin: Himself
Dr Joyce Brothers: Herself

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. At 11.00 News headlines.

Contributors

Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Robot Wars

More mechanical combat.
Shown at 6.45pm Repeated on Sunday

: Behind the Camera

Roger Deakins , who worked on The Shawshank Redemption, the Coen brothers' Barton Fink and Fargo, and tonight's late film Passion Fish, discusses his career working in documentaries and as a cinematographer.

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Deakins
Unknown: Barton Fink

: Passion Fish

Drama, featuring the work of Roger Deakins in the season of films celebrating 50 years of British cinematography.
May-Alice, a daytime soap star, is disabled by an accident and returns to her childhood home. Then Chantelle, a nurse with big problems of her own, arrives and the two women develop a relationship. Widescreen. Ends 2.25am
Director John Sayles (1992,15) Films: pp 56-64 ****

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Deakins
Director: John Sayles
May-Alice: Mary McDonnell
Chantelle: Alfre Woodard
Rennie: David Strathairn
Sugar LeDoux: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Dawn/Rhonda: Angela Bassett
Nurse Quick: Lenore Banks
Max: William Mahoney








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