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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Little Polar Bear
Animated Arctic adventures. (R)

7.05 Playdays
Why Bird and Peggy meet some characters with their heads in the clouds. (R)

7.25 Top Cat
TC has an accident, but decides to turn his misfortune to his advantage. (R)

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

8.15 Heathcliff and Marmaduke
Cartoon fun with the great dane and the alley cat. (R)

8.35 Jim Henson's Animal Show
Today's puppet guests are a zebra and a lion. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) The Earth and Beyond: Weather (S)
9.15 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) The Earth and Beyond: Seasons (S)
9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Pass the Jam, Jim (S)
9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Music: the Songcatcher(S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Feeding Baby Penguins
The Tubbies watch some children at the zoo. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD. price £10.99. and cassette. £7.99

: Tweenies

Rabbits and Elephants
During a game of piggy-in-the-middle, Jake is teased for being small. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1
(S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Timing of Events (S) 8613793 11.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Trees: the Oak (S)
11.20 ZigZag(ages 7-9) Environment: Waste (S) 1898844 11.40 Space Ark (ages 7-11) The Earth and Beyond: the Water Cycle (S) 8208467 11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) The
Earth and Beyond: a Touch of Sun (S) 9680028 12.10 Around Scotland
(ages 10-12) Looking at Scottish Art: Things (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news. CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Ends l.io. Animated prehistoric adventures. (R)

: Little Polar Bear

Cartoon fun at the North Pole. (R)

: The CountrysideHour

Ends 2.10.
Operation Survival A look at the wildlife of the Caledonian forests. (R) (S)
1.40 Langley Country Bob Langley and his team uncover the wildlife of the Wye Valley.


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Wye Valley.

: Awash with Colour

Dermot Cavanagh offers expert painting tuition to Jan Leeming in Drogheda, County Louth .
First shown in Northern Ireland


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: County Louth

: Westminster Live

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


Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: News; Regional News

(S) Weather

: Esther

Ugly Ducklings. Esther Rantzen meets guests who were unhappy with their childhood appearance. (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. (S)

: Shopping City

Shown at 10am on BBC1 (S)

: TOTP 2

Steve Wright plunders the pop-music archives for classic performances from, among others, the Four Tops, Paper Lace, Nirvana, Curtis Mayfield , Helen Reddy , Kylie Minogue, Divine and Toni Braxton.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Curtis Mayfield
Unknown: Helen Reddy
Unknown: Toni Braxton.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

In the Pate Moonlight. Sisko recalls a mission he initiated that was critical to the war against the Dominion - but one which he recalls with shame. (S)
Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm

: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Stress-busting. Dr Phil Hammond investigates the impact of stress on people's health and happiness, and learns the methods that ordinary people use to combat the effects. He also discovers experts who expound the subversive view that stress is good for you and that the best method of coping is to expose yourself to increasingly stressful situations. See Choice.
Series producer Adelene Alani
Executive producer Michael Mosley (S) (W) Dr Mark Porter on stress: page 40


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Producer: Adelene Alani
Producer: Michael Mosley
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Home Front: Inside Out

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen of Changing Rooms and Diarmuid Gavin of Home Front in the Garden join forces once more as they set about redesigning the kitchen and garden of an Edwardian house. However, despite an overgrown garden and bare plaster walls in the kitchen for a decade, owner Kim Burns Spence turns out to be far from easily pleased.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Presenter: Diarmuid Gavin
Subject: Kim Burns Spence
Director: Amelia Dare
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden

: Modern Times

Recipe for Success. Sugar Reef is the latest and biggest mega-restaurant to be opened in London's West End. For restaurateur Mark Fuller it is the first venture of this size - a venue that seats 1,000 - and one that will make or break his reputation. Tonight's film follows the build-up to the L250,000 opening night. See Choice.
Director Philip Jones ; Series editor Alex Holmes (S) (W)


Unknown: Mark Fuller
Director: Philip Jones
Editor: Alex Holmes

: Pass It On

After getting help from a gang of pensioners, the zoo keepers at Belfast Zoo now have to pass the favour on to manager John Stronge. (S)


Unknown: John Stronge.

: Ruby Wax Gets Streetwise

As part of the Time Bank campaign, encouraging people to give time to their local community, Ruby Wax visits an inspirational project for emotionally vulnerable children in south London, where she receives an introduction to street culture and exposes the coarse reality of their lives. Director Michael Waldman ; Producer Danielle Root (S)


Director: Michael Waldman

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Bruiser

Last in the current run of the sketch-based comedy series for those with a darker sense of humour.
Director Nick Jones ; Producer David Tomlinson (S) (W)


Director: Nick Jones
Producer: David Tomlinson

: Rex the Runt

Bob's International Hiccup Centre. When Bob rediscovers a talent for curing hiccups, the gang become very rich.
With the guest voice of Paul Merton. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Despatch Box

Andrew Neil introduces extended highlights of Prime Minister's Question Time.


Introduces: Andrew Neil

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The North Sea: Managing the Common Pool 71054 1.00 Reinventing the City- New York and LA in the last 30 years. (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 The Art
Languages 4.00 Make Italian Your Business (parti)
Working for Local Government 5.00 Business and Partnership - business management and partnership strategies.
Open University 6.00 One Fact, Many Facets 6.30 Reflections on a Global Screen Ends 7.00am. (S)

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