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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Why Bird is in her den.

7.20 Top Cat
Cartoon feline fun with TC and his gang. (R)

7.45 Blue Peter
Today the children's magazine is on location at Crufts.
Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Heathcllff and Marmaduke
Cat-and-dog animated fun. (R)

8.35 Jim Henson's Animal Show
Guests on the puppet chat show are an aardvark and a chameleon. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Bulbs 5871936 9.15 Storytime
(ages 4-5) My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh 8462400 9.30 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: Lucy's Quarrel (S)
9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Living through the Seasons (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Towers. Some children build towers. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Lambing. Max takes
Fizz and Jake to the farm.
Shown last Monday BBC1 (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINE: Tweenies, monthly, Ll.25 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Time (S) 9253348 11.10 ZigZag
(ages 7-9) Environment (S)
11.30 English Express (ages 9-11)
The Gruesome, the Sad and the Cuddly (S) 6155435 11.50 Megamaths
(ages 7-9) Measure: Decorating (S) 9646684 12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-11) Ancient Egypt (S)

: Working Lunch

Daily consumer news. 44752 '

: Tales of Aesop

Ends 1.10. The Hares and the Treasure. A treasure hunt leads to double trouble. (R)

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Animated stories. (R)

: The Countryside Hour

Ends 2.10. ; Coast to Coast Janet Street-
Porter's walk across England and Wales continues as she joins Monty Python 's Terry Jones in his local pub. (R) (S)
1.40 Langley Country Bob Langley visits Cornwall, where he indulges in his passion for Arthurian legend. H


Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Bob Langley

: Awash with Colour

DermotCavanagh's journey combining painting tuition and travelogue takes him to Mourne and County Down.
First shown in Northern Ireland

: The Roadshow Collection

Antiques enthusiasts discuss their loves and hates.

: Holiday Snaps

Culinary breaks.

: Esther

Daily debate with Esther Rantzen. Is Competition Healthy? Is winning the sole motivation in sport? Guests debating the issue include boxer Julius Francis and round-the-world yachtswoman
Tracey Edwards. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Julius Francis
Unknown: Tracey Edwards.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs are challenged to create a meal for less than L5. (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page

: Shopping City

Shown at 10am on BBC1 (S)

: The Simpsons

Bart's Inner Child. A therapist identifies Bart as a model example of a perfectly balanced human being. (R) (S) A Simpsons double bill is on Friday at 6pm

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Kiss My Butler. Geoffrey wants to stay at home for his birthday, but Will sets him up with a date. (R) (S)

: Farscape

Rhapsody in Blue. A Delvian sect leader plots to rob Zhaan Of her psychic powers. Repeated Saturday (S)

: Breaking the Seal

Criminal Records. This week the history of Britain's justice system is explored through records dutifully inscribed by court clerks. Bettany Hughes 's discoveries tonight include a spectacular armed robbery in Hampshire in 1248, a 17th-century Essex petty thief who escaped the noose and the story of the last aristocrat to be executed in this country. Producer Michael Waterhouse; Executive producer Philip Clarke (S) (W) More History 2000 - Fred Dibnah 's 's Magnificent Monuments. Thursday, 8pm INFORMATION: History 2000 events line: [number removed]. Calls charged at national rate. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Producer: Philip Clarke
Unknown: Fred Dibnah

: University Challenge

In a Manchester "derby", Salford University take on UMIST for a quarter-final place. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. DirectorVernonAntcliff: Producer Peter Gwyn (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Delia's How to Cook - Part Two

Delia Smith devotes the final programme in the series to chocolate. Her creations include mousse, creme bailee and melting chocolate puddings. See Choice.
Director Philip Bonham Carter : Executive producer David Willcock (S) Delia on chocolate: page 37
Join Delia on RT's celebrity New York cruise: page 37


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Philip Bonham Carter
Producer: David Willcock

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

First in a new six-part series uncovering the secrets of some of the world's most extraordinary shipwrecks.
The Mystery of the Ml. In 1925 Britain's Ml, the largest, most advanced submarine of her time. vanished without trace with 69 men on board during training. Seventy-four years later, ex-Royal Navy diver Richard Larn was close to solving the mystery. Narrated by Ian McShane. See Choice. Director Tim Lambert ; Series producer Will Aslett (S) (W)


Unknown: Richard Larn
Unknown: Ian McShane.
Director: Tim Lambert

: Pass It On

Four pensioners do a good deed at Belfast Zoo, cleaning the elephant house and feedingthe sea lions. (S) Next edition on Wednesday at 9.50pm

: Have I Got Old News for You

Satirical quiz, with Angus Deayton. Captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by Stephen Fry and Richard Littlejohn. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Giles Pilbrow (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Richard Littlejohn.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Giles Pilbrow

: Newsnight

With KirstyWark. Including, at 11.00, News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)


Editor: Sian Kevill

: Bruiser

Comedy sketches, with Olivia Colman, Charlotte Hudson, Martin Freeman, Matt Holness, Robert Webb, David Mitchell. Director Nick Jones; Producer David Tomlinson (S) (W) Another episode of Bruiser is on Wednesday at 11.20pm


Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Charlotte Hudson
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Matt Holness
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Director: Nick Jones
Producer: David Tomlinson

: Rex the Runt

First of four nightly episodes of the claymation comedy.
The Trials of Wendy. Wendy is tried for shooting Vince. With the voices of Simon Day , June Whitfield and Judith Chalmers. Director Richard Goleszowsi ; Producer Jacqueline White (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Judith Chalmers.
Director: Richard Goleszowsi
Producer: Jacqueline White

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Michael Dobbs.
Series editor Alexandra Henderson


Unknown: Michael Dobbs.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Palazzo Publico, Siena (S)
1.00 Crossing the Border Images of England in the 1930s
1.30 Understanding Music A Change of Key? (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 PSHE: Job Bank (S)
Languages 4.00 Make Spanish Your Business (part 1) Working for Local Government 5.00 Targets and Time Management
Open University 6.00 Scotland in the Enlightenment (S)
6.30 Modem Art The Impressionist Surface Ends 7.00am. (S)

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