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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Little Polar Bear
Animated adventures. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays

Peggy, Poppy and Why Bird take flight and sing. (R)

7.25 Top Cat
TC tricks Dibble into letting the gang stay with him over the winter. (R)

7.50 The Really Wild Show
With sign language. The team visit Cameroon. Last in the series.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1

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

8.35 Jim Henson's Animal Show
Today's puppet guests are a sea otter and a vulture. (R)

: School programme*

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) The Environment: Eating Plants (S)
5571984 9.15 Cats'Eyes (ages 5-7) The Environment: Life in the Water (S) 8242648 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Jack's Fantastic Voyage (S) 9139990 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Music: the Songcatcher (S)

: Tetetubbies

Ends 10.50.
Hermit Crabs. The Tubbies watch some children who are looking for creatures on the beach. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Walk in the Town. Max takes a trip to the launderette. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Months and Seasons (S)
11.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Trees: Life in the Forest (S) 1622803 11.20 ZigZag (ages
7-9) The Environment: Guarding the Future (S) 1634648 11.40 Space Ark (ages 7-11) The Environment: Desert Environment (S)
11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9)
The Environment: beside the Seaside (S) 9419532 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Looking at Scottish Art: Stories (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news. CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Ends 1.10.
Animated prehistoric adventures. (R)

: Little Polar Bear

Cartoon fun.
Shown at 7am

: The CountrysideHour

Ends 2.10.
Dream Gardens Actor
Michael Hordern looks at the designs of Humphrey Repton. (R)
1.40 Langtey Country The team pay a visit Carlisle and the SOlway Firth.


Unknown: Michael Hordern

: Awash with Colour

Dermot Cavanagh paints with mountaineer and architect
Dawson Stellfox in Kilkeel, Down.
First shown in Northern Ireland


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh
Unknown: Dawson Stellfox

: 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

Esther Rantzen speaks to people whose lives have been changed by a quiz show appearance. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. (S)

: Shopping City

Producer Trevor Ward
Shown at 10am on BBC1 (S)

: The Simpsons

Homer the Vigilante. Homer takes the law into his own hands when a cat burglar targets Springfield. (R) (S)
6.20 Treehouse of Horror V. A trio of short ghoulish tales involving the dysfunctional family- The Shinning, Time and Punishment and Nightmare Cafeteria. (R) (S) Another episode is on tomorrow at 6pm

: Techno Games

More head-to-head battles in the technology tournament. Ulrika Jonsson introduces highlights of sprinting, rope-climbing, swimming and the high jump. Plus an update on the attempts to build a robotic arm. (S) (W)


Introduces: Ulrika Jonsson

: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Trust Me, I'm a Surgeon - a Patient's Guide. In the final programme of the series, Dr Phil Hammond reveals that people who require operations may be at risk; patients' postcodes can be the deciding factor in determining which doctor at which hospital will perform the operation. This could lead to some surgeons performing operations for which they have no expertise, with sometimes disastrous results. Contains scenes of surgery.
Produced by Jan Klimkowski : Series producer Adelene Alani (S) (W)


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Produced By: Jan Klimkowski
Producer: Adelene Alani

: Home Front: Inside Out

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen of Changing Rooms and Diarmuid Gavin of Home Front in the Garden give their assistance to Simon Black , a single businessman keen to shake off the bland feel of his new three-storey home on the outskirts of London. Inside, the hallway gets a sleek new look with a black marble floor and dark green walls; outside, Gavin instals a black-granite water feature. Director Amelia Dare: Series producer Rachel Innes-Lumsden (S) (W) Know How: From hip to skip, Laurence Uewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin on the latest trends in home design and gardening: page 43


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Unknown: Simon Black
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden
Unknown: Laurence Uewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin

: Modern Times

10,000 Private Eyes. This is the estimated number of detectives for hire in Britain, playing an increasingly important role in the evolution of the British legal system. Modem Times talks to some of them about the task of finding errant husbands, tracking down missing children, investigating espionage and fraud, and stepping in to help the police and private prosecutors.
Director David Hevey : Series editor Alex Holmes (S) (W)


Director: David Hevey
Editor: Alex Holmes

: Dangerous Company

A new, three-part series looking at errors perpetrated in the name of business theory and management consultancy, from the team that made Blood on the Carpet.
Big Is Beautiful. This first programme looks at how management "gurus" advised firms to expand their operations until they nearly went under. See Choice. Series producer Matthew Barrett ; Executive producer Robert Thirkell
(S) (W)


Producer: Matthew Barrett
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's events, with Jeremy Paxman.
Including at 11.00 News headlines. (S) Then Budget Response By the shadow chancellor Michael Portillo. (s;


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Unknown: Michael Portillo.

: Picture This

Hallelujah Hendrix. Another chance to see the story of Jimi Hendrix 's former girlfriend's five-year campaign to convince English Heritage to erect a blue plaque in London in his honour.
Director Amir Amirani ; Series editor Peter Symes (R) (S) Another Picture This film is tomorrow at 11.30pm


Unknown: Hallelujah Hendrix.
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Director: Amir Amirani
Editor: Peter Symes

: Despatch Box

Steve Richards introduces extended highlights of Prime Minister's Question Time.


Introduces: Steve Richards

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Child's Play (S) 63762 1.00 England's Green and Pleasant Land (S) 60507 1.30 Insights into Violence -from playground punch-ups to brutality in war. (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Mathematics
Languages 4.00 Make French Your Business (part 2)
Working for Local Government 5.00 Numeracy and Communications - numeracy techniques and workplace communications. Open University 6.00 Modelling in the Motor Industry (S)
6.30 Global Firms in the Industrialising East Ends 7.00am. (S)

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