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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Teddy Trucks
Cartoon antics.
Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Poppy, Why and Peggy decide Kart needs a haircut. (R)

7.25 Top Cat
Benny is mistaken for a talented violinist. (R)

7.50 Short Change
Consumer series. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S)

8.15 Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Animated dinosaur double bill. (R)

8.35 Jim Henson's Animal Show
Jake and Stinky welcome a crocodile and an armadillo to the talk show. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Frogs 5933720 9.15 Storytime
(ages 4-5) 1 Want My Dinner/Food 8531584 9.30 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) (S) 9435126 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Living through the Seasons: Hedgehog (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Kathak Dancing. The colourful quartet amuse themselves withaswappinggame. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Country Road. Doodles is accidentally shut out of the playroom. Shown last Friday BBC1 (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Music Makers (ages 7-9) Animals and the Environment:
Reflections (S) 9315132 11.10 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) Buildings of Faith: the Christian Church (S) 6111403 11.30 English Express (ages 9-11) (S) 6224519 11.50
Megamaths (ages 7-9) (S)
12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-11)
Caribbean Islands: People (S)

: Working Lunch

Round-the-country reports on the latest consumer news.

: Monty

Ends 1.10. Animated fun. The portly puppy goes missing. (R)

: Teddy Trucks

Animated antics.
Shown at 7am

: The Countryside Hour

Ends 2.10.
Coast to Coast Janet Street-
Porter crosses the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacon in sunshine and rain. (R) (S)
1.40 Langley Country
Bob Langley and Jayne Constantinis uncover Edinburgh's rich natural history and look at the Scottish heritage industry.


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Jayne Constantinis

: Awash with Colour

Artist Dermot Cavanagh meets Irish-born singer Brian Kennedy and chats with local artists in Ardara, County Donegal.
First shown in Northern Ireland


Artist: Dermot Cavanagh
Singer: Brian Kennedy

: Wildlife on Two

Lost Lakes of the Pacific: a Dive into the Unknown.
David Attenborough narrates this journey into underwater caves and mysterious lakes. (R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Holiday Snaps

Corsica and Sardinia.

: Esther

Children's 's TV. Esther Rantzen is joined by children's presenters past and present, including Johnny Ball and Peter Purves , for a look at what the future might hold for the genre. (S)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Peter Purves

: Ready Steady Cook

Fern Britton oversees today's culinary challenges. (S)


Unknown: Fern Britton

: Shopping City

Shown at 10am on BBC1 (S)

: The Simpsons

Tree House of Horror IV (The Simpsons Halloween Special
IV). Bart presents three bloodcurdling tales. (R) (S)
6.20 Itchy and Scratchy Land. The Simpsons spend their holiday at the most violent place on earth. (R) (S)

: Robot Wars

After his robot Cassius was eliminated from last year's finals by Paris Attack, designer Rex Garrod returns to the metal-mangling fray with the remote-controlled successor -Cassius II. Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester introduce the action, with commentary by Jonathan Pearce. Director Paul Kirrage ; Series producer Stephen Carsey
Repeated at 12.10am (S)


Designer: Rex Garrod
Unknown: Craig Charles
Commentary By: Jonathan Pearce.
Director: Paul Kirrage
Producer: Stephen Carsey

: Crufts

Gaby Roslin introduces another live visit to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre for continuing coverage of the focus of the canine calendar. Tonight sees the announcement of the winner of the gun dog group. Commentary by Peter Purves , Jessica Holm , Frank Kane and Wayne Cavanaugh , with reports by Shauna Lowry. (S)


Introduces: Gaby Roslin
Commentary By: Peter Purves
Commentary By: Jessica Holm
Commentary By: Frank Kane
Commentary By: Wayne Cavanaugh
Unknown: Shauna Lowry.

: Gardeners' World

In the second part of his journey down the American east coast, Stephen Lacey stops off at Cape Cod to meet artist Thorn McCanna ; Gay Search plants annual seeds and protects the results from predatory slugs; Joe Swift uses copper piping to build a garden screen; and Alan Titchmarsh renovates the stream in his Hampshire garden. Series producer Colette Foster : Executive producer Tony Laryea (S) (W) BBC BOOKS: Gardeners' World: Practical Gardening Course by Geoff Hamilton , price f 12.99. and Geoff Hamilton : a Man and His Garden by Gay Search and Tony Hamilton , price £7.99. both in paperback and available from retailers. Alan Titchmarsh on the battle of the begonias: page 37


Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Artist: Thorn McCanna
Unknown: Joe Swift
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Garden By: Gay Search
Unknown: Tony Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Goodness Gracious Me

The comedy sketch show tonight features a look at the draughts-obsessed film director Ratyajit Say, and the Gurus performing their song Club Nirvana. Starring Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Nina Wadia (who also stars in Perfect World, which follows) and Kulvinder Ghir. See Choice. Directors Nick Wood and Christine Gernon ; Producer Anil Gupta
Repeated next Sunday on BBC1 (S) (W)


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.
Directors: Nick Wood
Directors: Christine Gernon
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Perfect World

Continuing the comedy series starring Paul Kaye as manipulative, self-obsessed marketing man Bob Slay.
Tarquin. Bob pretends to be his own twin brother to stem the damage caused during lunch with the company assessor.
Written by Mark Grant : Producers Mark Chapman and Lucy Robinson
Director Mark Chapman Repeated tomorrow (S) (W) Alison Graham 's TV review: page 49


Unknown: Paul Kaye
Written By: Mark Grant
Producers: Mark Chapman
Producers: Lucy Robinson
Director: Mark Chapman
Unknown: Alison Graham
Bob Slay: Paul Kaye
Maggie: Nina Wadia
Vaughan: Derren Utten
Lauren Tasha: De Vasconcelos
Marketing director: Michael Cochrane
Ms Edwards: Kim Thomson
Waitress: Emma Gregory

: Shooting Stars

Comedy quiz show hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Chris Evans , Jonathan Ross , John Craven and John Peel join team captains Mark Lamarr and Ulrika Jonsson.
Director Mark Mylod ; Producer Alan Marke (R) (S)


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer.
Unknown: Chris Evans
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson.
Director: Mark Mylod
Producer: Alan Marke

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Vine. At 11.00 News headlines. (S) Followed by Video Nation Shorts (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S)

: Robot Wars

Shown 6.45pm Repeated Sunday (S)

: New York Stories

A trilogy of stories dealing with life in New York, starring
Nick Nolte , Rosanna Arquette , Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Life Lessons traces the strained relationship between a middle-aged artist and his younger lover; in Life without Zoe, a girl tries to reconcile her parents; and, in Oedipus Wrecks, a lawyer is dogged by his mother. Ends 2.55am. Directors Martin Scorsese (Life Lessons), Francis Coppola (Life without Zoe), Woody Allen (Oedipus Wrecks) (1989, 15) Films: pp 64-67 ***
Teach Yourself Nick Nolte : page 60


Unknown: Nick Nolte
Unknown: Rosanna Arquette
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Mia Farrow.
Directors: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Nick Nolte

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Brteslze Revision French (part 1) Ends 5.00am.

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