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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

The gang learn The Grand Old Duke of York. (R)

7.20 Tom and Jerry Kids
Cartoon cat-and-mouse capers. (R)

7.45 The Really Wild Show
With sign language. The team visit Finland. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1

8.10 Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Prehistoric cartoon fun. (R)

8.35 Jim Henson's Animal Show
Today's puppet guests are a gila monster and a desert rat. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7)
Electricity and Magnetism: Electricity Past and Present (S) 5233772 9.15 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Electricity and Magnetism: Magnets (S)
9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Tusk Fairy (S) 9735178 9.45
Watch (ages 5-7) Music (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Chicks. The Tubbies listen to some boys talking about life on a farm. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Whistling. The
Tweenies are fascinated by whistling. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: o'Clock (S) 4924275 11.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7)
Transport: Ferries (S) 1211791 11.20 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) Environment: Environmental Change (S)
11.40 Space Ark (ages 7-11)
Electricity: Recycling Materials (S) 8633159 11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) Living: What's the Attraction? (S) 9008420 12.10
Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Looking at Scottish Art: People (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.
CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Ends 1.10. Animated prehistoric adventures. (R)

: Little Polar Bear

Cartoon fun at the North Pole. (R)

: The History Hour

Ends 2.10.
The House Detectives Juliet Morris and the team visit Ironbridge in Shropshire. (R) (S)
1.40 Hart-Davis on History Adam Hart-Davis tells the story of William Wilberforce , who began the movement that led to the abolition of slavery. (R) H


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: William Wilberforce

: Wildlife on Two

The Butterfly: Beauty or the Beast? A look at the fragile insect's hidden aggressive instincts. (R) (S)

: Westminster Live

Live coverage from the Commons of Prime Minister's Question Time. Editor Alexandra Henderson
Contact details on Thursday (S)


Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: Esther

When the Other Woman Is a Man Esther Rantzen meets guests who were involved in marriages in which the husband was secretly gay. (S) 72

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. (S) 4

: Shopping City

Revised rpt from 10am, BBC1 (S)

: Lifeline

For donation details see Sunday at
4.45pm on BBC1


Steve Wright plunders the pop-music archives for classic performances from the Osmonds, Gloria Gaynor , Kiki Dee , the Eagles, Nik Kershaw and Kraftwerk.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Gloria Gaynor
Unknown: Kiki Dee
Unknown: Nik Kershaw
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Wrongs Darker than Death or Night. Kira is outraged to be told by Gul Dukat that her mother had been his mistress. The Bajoran begs the prophets to let her travel back in time to find out the truth. (S) Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm


Told By: Gul Dukat

: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Running on Empty- the Secret to Sleep. As the trend towards a 24-hour society grows, many people function day to day in a sleep-deprived state, and scientists are convinced the problem is contributing to more cases of heart disease, premature ageing and danger on the roads. Dr Phil Hammond discovers the physical and psychological effects of a lack of sleep, explores the problems of insomnia and locates alternatives to traditionally prescribed sleeping pills.
Director Lucy Dudman ; Series producer Adelene Alani (S) 3 Dr Mark Porter on insomnia: page 41


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Director: Lucy Dudman
Producer: Adelene Alani
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Home Front: Inside Out

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen of Changing Rooms and Diarmuid Gavin of Home Front in the Gardenjoin forces to give a five-part insight into the relationship between designers and their clients. This week, they employ a raised floor covered in black leather, veneer storage sections, and a circular wooden children's area to transform the home of single mother-of-three Meriene, involving her at every stage of creating the minimalist look she desires. See Choice.
Director Randall Wright ; Series producer Rachel Innes-Lumsden (S) (W)


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Randall Wright
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden

: Amsterdamage

Many Britons travel to Amsterdam with the intention of enjoying a few days of hedonistic indulgence, but some visitors never leave. This Modem Times documentary portrays Dawn Smith , a wife and mother from Yorkshire who moved to the city 18 years ago to escape an unhappy marriage. Once there she got involved in drugs, and now she worries that her son will do the same.
Directors Alastair Cook and Robert Davis
Series editor Alex Holmes (R) (S)


Unknown: Dawn Smith
Directors: Alastair Cook
Directors: Robert Davis
Editor: Alex Holmes

: Trade Secrets

Carpenters offer a selection of time-saving hints and tips. Series editor Alexandra Fraser (R) (S)


Editor: Alexandra Fraser

: The Fast Show

Last in the repeated third series of the comedy sketch show. Tonight the Off-roaders tackle white-water rafting, while drunken QC Rowley Birkin presents a slide show.
Director Marti Mylod ; Producers Chariie Higson. Paul Whitehouse (R) (S) BBC VIDEO: You Am Seen All These, Right?, three-video boxed set, £29.99


Unknown: Rowley Birkin
Director: Marti Mylod
Producers: Chariie Higson.
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Bruiser

Another serving of sharp, sketch-based comedy. Tonight's episode introduces the only Goths in Southend. Paranoid Man, meanwhile, finds a trip to a ladies' underwear department a stressful experience. (S) (W)

: Rex the Runt

Easter Island. Rex is abducted by aliens on Easter Island. With the guest voice of Eddie Izzard. (R) (S) (W)

: Despatch Box

Analysis of the day's parliamentary business, presented by Steve Richards.


Presented By: Steve Richards.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Housing: Business as Usual (S)
1.00 From a Different Shore: an American Identity (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Science - the ageing process. Languages 4.00 Deutsch Plus (parts 13-16) (S) Working in Education 5.00 Business and International Partnerships - tips for head teachers.
Open University 6.00 The Enlightenment: Reason and Progress 79668 6.30 Forecasting the Economy Ends 7.00am. (S)

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