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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

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

7.05 Playdays
A nut tree provides a source of musical inspiration for Rosie. (R)

7.25 Top Cat
Cartoon fun. Bennyfalls in love with a singer. (R)

7.50 Bump In the Night
Two animated stories of toys that come to life. (R) (S)

8.10 Funky Phantom
Ghostly cartoon adventures. (R)

8.35 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
A trio of Busytown tales. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) The
Environment: Habitats and Humans (S) 5317788 9.15 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) The Environment: Litter (S)
8908252 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Wind Blew (S)
9802894 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7)
Music: the Songcatcher (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Sing a Song of Sixpence
The Tubbies hear children singing the nursery rhyme. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Tweenie Sports Day
The gang organise their own sports day. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1

: School programme*

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Telling the Time (S) 1368261 11.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Trees: The Dead Tree (S)
1395707 11.20 ZigZag (ages 7-9) The Environment: Conflicts (S)
1390252 11.40 Space Ark (ages 7-11) The Environment: Recycling Living Things (S) 8700875 11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) The
Environment: Down on the Farm (S)
918243612.10 Around Scotland
(ages 10-12) Looking at Scottish Art: Dreams (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news. CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Ends 1.10. Animated prehistoric adventures. (R)

: Little Polar Bear

Cartoon fun.

: The Countryside Hour

Ends 2.10.
Back to the Wild A new vet arrives at West Hatch. (R) (S)
1.40 Langley Country Bob Langley and the team visit areas of Dorset immortalised by novelist Thomas Hardy.


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: Awash with Colour

Dermot Cavanagh visits Annalong, County Down.
First shown in Northern Ireland


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh

: 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 meets those who have looked for love in a lonely hearts column. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. (S)

: Shopping City

Retail news and views.

: Lifeline

Annette Crosbie appeals on behalf of Dogs for the Disabled. For donation details see BBC1 on Sunday at 4.40pm (S)


Unknown: Annette Crosbie


Steve Wright reels in the years as he plunders the pop-music archives for more classic performances from the long-running chart show. And there's a lookat the new Oasis in concert and a birthday tribute to Celine Dion.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: Celine Dion.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

His Way. Odo seeks advice on overcoming his inhibitions after a perceptive hologram of a 1960s Las Vegas cabaret singer makes some observations about his relationship with Kira. (S) Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm

: The Money Programme Special

The Age Wave. Within a few years, elderly people will outnumber the young for the first time in history. As life expectancy has increased in the western world, leading to a greater proportion of retired people and fewer workers, so has the pressure on pensions and health services.
John Penycate reports on the startling remedies to stave off forthcoming catastrophe. Presented by Maya Even.
Producer Arif Nurmohamed (S)


Unknown: John Penycate
Presented By: Maya Even.
Producer: Arif Nurmohamed

: Home Front: Inside Out

In the last of the series, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen of Changing Rooms and Diarmuid Gavin of Home Front in the Garden meet two newlywed first-time buyers in desperate need of decorating ideas for their home. The design duo do their best to persuade their sceptical clients to embrace contemporary ideas, including fibre-optic garden lighting and some interior alternatives to magnolia emulsion.
Director Ed Bazalgette ; Series producer Rachel Innes-Lumsden (S) (W)


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Ed Bazalgette
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden

: Modern Times

Family Values. A look at the different approaches to parenting adopted by two middle-class families. Amid chaotic scenes at their 17th-century Cornish manor house, Yvonne and Richard complain about their
"children from hell". Meanwhile in London's Belgravia, Amalia and John believe that they have found the secret of rearing well-behaved, well-adjusted offspring.
Director Lynn Alleway : Editor Stephen Lambert (R) (S) (W)


Director: Lynn Alleway
Editor: Stephen Lambert

: Dangerous Company

Second in a 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. Shrink to Fit. "Downsizing" became the watchword of big business in the early nineties, resulting in disaster for multinationals like BP and US conglomerate Figgie International. But Amstrad boss Alan Sugar waged open warfare on the business gurus. See Choice.
Series producer Matthew Barrett ; Executive producer Robert Thirkell
(S) (W)


Unknown: Alan Sugar
Producer: Matthew Barrett
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's events at home and abroad, presented by Jeremy Paxman. Including at 11.00 News headlines. (S)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Ice Skating

Highlights of tonight's events at the world figure skating championships from Nice, as the first of four world titles is decided in the pairs competition. Introduced by Sue Barker , with commentary by Barry Davies and Robin Cousins.


Introduced By: Sue Barker
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Robin Cousins.

: Despatch Box

Simon Hoggart introduces extended highlights of Prime Minister's Question Time.


Introduces: Simon Hoggart

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Uncertainty, Diversity, Risk: Defining
Moments (S) 54634 1.00 News and the Democratic Agenda? (S) 28382 1.30 Our Health in Our Hands. (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 English: Media File Languages 4.00 Spanish Journey (part 2)
Working for Local Government 5.00 Business and Partnership-business management skills for local government and partnership strategies.
Open University 6.00 Shooting Video History- recording family or community events. Ends 7.00am. (S)

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