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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.10.

Poppy finds herself in the Wild West. (R)

7.20 Top Cat
Cartoon fun. Word gets around that TC has become a millionaire. (R)

7.45 Trading Places
The army cadets take their first ballet lessons. With sign language and subtitles. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5.10pm

8.10 Funky Phantom
Ghostly cartoon adventures. (R)

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

9.00 Fireman Sam
Animated fire-brigade fun. (R)

: The Phil Silvers Show

Classic US comedy double bill.
Bilko's Deluxe Tour
Bilko makes an unwise investment with the platoon's money. (BW) (R)

9.35 Bilko the Potato Sack King
Bilko quits the army for a job in sales. (BW) (R)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Animals - Rockpool
The Tubbies watch some children exploring a rockpool. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD. price f 10.99. and cassette. 17.99

: Tweenies

Lost Frog. The gang try to find a home for a lost frog called Norman. (S) (W)

: Holiday Snaps

Sailing adventures in the Caribbean, Greece and off the Norfolk coast.

: Split Second

The short season of Dick Powell movies continues with this drama, his directorial debut. An escaped convict holds a group of hostages prisoner in a ghost town about to be hit by a nuclear test explosion.
(1953) (BW) (S) Farewell My Lovely is tomorrow. 10.55am Films: pp 56-63 ***


Unknown: Dick Powell

: Working Lunch

Consumer news. CEEFAX: page

: The Greedysaurus Gang

BBC Ends 1.10. Animated prehistoric adventures- .(R)-36217251

: Little Polar Bear

Cartoon fun in the Arctic. (R)

: Interlude

The Love in the Afternoon season continues with a drama starring June Allys'on and Rossano Brazzi. While in Munich, Helen Banning falls in love with conductor
Tonio Fischer. On discovering that he is married she leaves him, but they are fated to meet again. Director Douglas Sirk (1957)
(S) (W) Films: pp 56-63 *


Conductor: Tonio Fischer.
Director: Douglas Sirk

: Westminster Live

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


Presented By: Diana Madill.
Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: News; Regional News

(S) Weather

: Esther

Esther Rantzen asks for the views of women whose professions require a uniform. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge, presented byFernBritton. (R) (S)

: Shopping City

Lowri Turner and her team of reporters visit another busy shopping centre.


Unknown: Lowri Turner


Steve Wright plunders the pop-music archives for classic performances from the long-running chart show. Featured artists include Texas, Dusty Springfield and David Cassidy. Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: David Cassidy.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Reckoning. A tablet found on Bajor predicts a titanic struggle between good and evil on Deep Space Nine. Sisko's meditations are complicated by Kai Winn. (S) Star Trek: the Next Generation is tomorrow at 6pm


Unknown: Kai Winn.

: Then Churchill Said to Me

Second episode of the wartime comedy starring the late
Frankie Howerd , receiving its first showing on BBC television. A Mole in the Hole. Colonel Winterton has been put in charge of catching an infiltrator in Churchill's underground HQ.
For cast and credits see Saturday at 6pm (S)


Unknown: Frankie Howerd

: Two Fat Ladies

An episode from the fourth series of culinary escapades with Clarissa Dickson Wright and the late Jennifer Paterson. Potatoes Galore. The duo cook up a rustic feast.
Director Stuart Bateup ; Executive producer Patricia Llewellyn (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson.
Director: Stuart Bateup
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn

: The Naked Chef

Streetwise chefjamie Oliver returns with his modern outlook on all things food-related in a new series.
Reunion. Jamie meets up with an old friend from his earliest days as a professional chef and organises a reunion supper for everyone they worked with. See Choice. Director Paul Ratcliffe ; Series producer Patricia Llewellyn (S) (W) Jamie Oliver 's roasted sea bass: page 32


Director: Paul Ratcliffe
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn
Unknown: Jamie Oliver

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

Series uncovering the secrets of extraordinary shipwrecks. The Lost Fleet. The discovery of an old map launches US adventurer Barry Clifford on a quest to find the remains of a lost French fleet that disappeared off the Venezuelan coast over 300 years ago. Narrated by Ian McShane.
Director Mike Rossiter ; Series producer Will Aslett (S) (W)


Unknown: Barry Clifford
Unknown: Ian McShane.
Director: Mike Rossiter

: Steptoe and Son

Another chance to see an episode of the classic comedy series written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Loathe Story. Harold seeks psychiatric help when his stress levels reach a dangerous all-time high. Producer John Howard Davies (R) (S)


Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson.
Producer: John Howard Davies
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Psychiatrist: Raymond Huntley
Mrs Kennington-Stroud: Georgina Cookson
Bunty: Joanna Lumley

: We Are History

Comedy series sending up historical documentaries.
Hunchback! Historian David Oxley visits Leicesterto prove the innocence of "prince killer" Richard III. (S)


Unknown: David Oxley
Unknown: Richard Iii.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. At 11.00 News headlines. (s)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Party Local Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.

: Later with Jools Holland

Continuing the run of edited repeats from the music series, leading to Saturday's 100th edition. Tonight's programme, originally aired last spring, features Macy Gray, Skunk Anansie , Robert Palmer , Mercury Rev and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Revised repeat (S) (W)


Unknown: Skunk Anansie
Unknown: Robert Palmer
Unknown: Mary Chapin Carpenter.

: Despatch Box

Extended highlights of Prime Minister's Question Time, presented by Michael Dobbs.


Presenter: Michael Dobbs

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Care Industry (S) 71787 1.00
England's Green and Pleasant Land (S) 61232 1.30 A New Sun Is Born (part 2) The Revolution
Exam Revision 2.00 GCSE Bitesize: English 3 (S) Languages 4.00 Get By in Portuguese
Working In Health and Care 5.00 RCN Nursing Update Hour 2-including advice on dealing with violence in the workplace. Open University 6.00 Talking about Care (S) 86972 6.30 Whose Body? Ends 7.00am. (S)

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