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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Tales of the Tooth Fairies
Animated fun with the tooth collectors.
Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Why Bird encounters a robot, while Trish meets a skeleton. (R)

7.25 Top Cat
The gang must rescue Benny from a ruthless criminal. (R)

7.50 Blue Peter
Children's magazine. Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.15 Heathcllff and Marmaduke
Triple bill of cat-and-dog animated fun.

8.35 Jim Henson's Animal Show
Guests on the puppet chat show are a shark and a sea lion. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5)
Dandelions 5600440 9.15 Storytime (ages 4-5) Sunday Boots and Working Boots 8208204 9.30 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant
' Clusters (S) 9102846 9.45 Watch
(ages 5-7) Living through the Seasons: Blackbird (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Ten Little Men Finger Play. Some children play a game with their fingers. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Friends. Fizz thinks she's lost Bella's friendship.
Shown last Monday BBC1 (S) (W) BBC MAGAZINE: Tweenies, monthly, £1.25 WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Months and Seasons (S)
11.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Environment: Guarding the Future (S)
11.30 English Express (ages 9-11) Slowly, Sadly, Wildly (S)
11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Measure: Treasure Hunt (S) 9482488 12.10
Landmarks (ages 9-11) Ancient Egypt: Pyramids and Temples (S)

: Working Lunch

Daily consumer news.

: Orville and Cuddles

Ends 1.10.
The pair decide to go on a picnic. (R)

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Shown at 7am

: The Countryside Hour

Ends 2.10.
Dream Gardens Richard Mabey examines the work of gardeners who incorporate wilderness into their designs. (R)
1.40 Langley Country Bob Langley visits Wiltshire and its cathedral city, Salisbury.


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Bob Langley

: Awash with Colour

In his home county of Tyrone, Dermot Cavanagh meets broadcaster Noel Thompson and visits two local ceramics artists.
First shown in Northern Ireland


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh
Unknown: Noel Thompson

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Perfect Day

It's been decreed that Bilko can have whatever he wants.
(BW) (R)

(Next episode is on Friday at 2.40pm)

: Holiday Snaps

Visiting Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.

: News; Regional News


: Esther

Esther Rantzen asks what it means to be known as a sex symbol. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: 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

The Last Temptation of Homer. A sexy colleague takes a shine to Homer. With the voice of Michelle Pfeiffer. (R) (S)
Another episode is on tomorrow at at 6pm


Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer.

: Techno Games

In the first of five daily programmes, showing as part of National Science Week, more than 80 robots and automated machines will compete in a technology tournament; entrants range from schoolchildren to special-effects professionals, each hoping to reach Friday's final. Hosted by Ulrika Jonsson , Ed Hall and Sophie Blake. Commentary is by Barry Davies , with expert analysis from Noel Sharkey and Martin Smith. See Choice.
Director Derek Wheeler ; Series producer Stephen Carsey (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/robots
ROBOT BUILDING KIT: send a cheque for f 6.95. made payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Ed Hall
Unknown: Sophie Blake.
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Noel Sharkey
Unknown: Martin Smith.
Director: Derek Wheeler
Producer: Stephen Carsey

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Talking Turkey. On a Thanksgiving visit, Will's mother worries that he isn't learning the value of hard work. (R) (S)

: Faracape

Jeremiah Crichton. While on a "drive" in space, Crichton is horrified to see Moya go into starburst - without him.
Repeated Saturday (S)


Unknown: Jeremiah Crichton.

: University Challenge

Christ Church, Oxford, take on University College London for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Vernon Antcliff
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Garden Stories

An episode from the engaging, themed series which explores the British passion for gardening and gardens.
Executive producer Clare Paterson (R) (S)


Producer: Clare Paterson

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

Series uncovering the secrets of extraordinary shipwrecks. Blackbeard's Revenge. Deep below the sea off North
Carolina's coastline, an intriguing wreck lay undiscovered j for nearly 300 years. Wreck hunters and archivists believe it may be the remains of Queen Mary's Revenge, the flagship of pirate Blackbeard. Ian McShane narrates this filmed account of the search for this infamous ship.
Director Danielle Peck ; Series producer Will Asiett (S) (W) History 2000 continues Thursday 8pm wfth Red Dibnah 's Magnificent Monuments


Unknown: Ian McShane
Director: Danielle Peck

: Pass It On

Tea-shop owners Katrina and Andrew Heaton help chef Clarissa Dickson Wrightto find a recipe for pickled tripe.
Producer Sarah Topalian ; Executive producer Bob Long (S)


Unknown: Andrew Heaton
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wrightto
Producer: Sarah Topalian
Producer: Bob Long

: Have I Got Old News for You

Satirical quiz, with Angus Deayton. Captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by Meera Syal and Diane Abbott MP. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Giles Pilbrow (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Giles Pilbrow

: Newsnight

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


Editor: Sian Kevill

: Blouse and Skirt

Sketch comedy show hosted by Tony Morris with Curtis Walker and Gina Yashere. Guests include Junior Simpson , Helen Da Silva and Nigerian "fly guys" Femi and Ade. Producer Michelle Matherson-Frederick
Executive producer Angela Ferreira (S) (W) The series concludes tomorrow at 11.30pm


Unknown: Tony Morris
Unknown: Curtis Walker
Unknown: Gina Yashere.
Unknown: Junior Simpson
Unknown: Helen Da Silva
Producer: Michelle Matherson-Frederick
Producer: Angela Ferreira

: Rex the Runt

Bob's International Hiccup Centre. When Bob rediscovers his talent for curing hiccups, the gang become rich - much to the consternation of Dr Dogg. With the voice of Paul Merton. Director Richard Goleszowsi ; Producer Jacqueline White (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Paul Merton.
Director: Richard Goleszowsi
Producer: Jacqueline White

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Michael Dobbs.
Series editor Alexandra Henderson 9653 7


Unknown: Michael Dobbs.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson


Learning Zone
Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Lyonnais A Changing Economy (S) 23353 1.30 The Palazzo Pubblico, Siena (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Mathematics Maths File (S) Languages 4.00 Make German Your Business (part 2) Working for Local Government 5.00 Careers
Open University 6.00 Scotland in the Enlightenment (S)
6.30 Berthe Morisot Ends 7.00am. (S)


Unknown: Berthe Morisot

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