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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Why Bird finds out how a loaf of bread is made. (R)

7.20 Snorks
Animated underwater adventures. (R)

7.45 Blue Peter
Billie sings her new single, Day and Night.
Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Biskitts
Animated fun with the two tiny pups. (R)

8.35 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Animated stories with the inhabitants of Busytown. (R)


Guest/Singer (Blue Peter): Billie (Billie Piper)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5) A Windy Day 9464576 9.15
Storytime (ages 4-5) Handa's Surprise/The Little Red Hen
6231798 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "ai" (S) 8818917 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7)
Our Environment: Town (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.

Gospel Singing. The Tubbies see a little girl whose mother is a very talented singer. (R) (S)

: Tweenies: Hot and Cold

The Tweenies learn about icebergs and volcanos. (R) (S) (W)
BBC Magazine: Tweenies, monthly, £1.25
Website: [web address removed]

: School programmes

10.50 Instrument Tale (ages 7-11) The Orchestra: Symphonies and Stories (S) 4186601 11.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: OurNeeds (S) 7072934 11.30
Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) A Crime of Two Cities (part 3) (S) 7427 12.00
Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) A Crime of Two Cities (part 4) (S)

: Working Lunch

Daily consumer news.

: Little Bear

Animated fun with the inquisitive bear cub. (R)

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Animated stories. (R)

: Turning Points

Entertainer Anita Harris recalls a personal triumph.


Unknown: Anita Harris

: For Me and My Gal

Musical starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Two vaudevillians team up to form an act, but the First World War intervenes. Director Busby Berkeley (1942)
(BW) (S) Rims: pp 54-59 ****


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Gene Kelly.

: News; Regional News


: Esther

Esther Rantzen asks what makes a good parent. Studio guests include comedian Arabella Weir and author Kathy Lette. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Kathy Lette.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs are challenged to create a meal for less than L5 in under
20 minutes. (R) (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page 580 II

: Food and Drink

Continuing the repeat run of the culinary programme, with added new material. Antony Worrall
Thompson makes seared salmon and guacamole. Jilly Goolden rates the contents of viewers' wine racks. (Revised R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Jilly Goolden

: Taxi

Come As You Aren't. Elaine holds a cocktail party for her arty friends.
(R) (S) 541446,


Alex Rieger: Judd Hirsch
Louie De Palma: Danny Devito
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman
Bobby Wheeler: Jeff Conaway
Elaine Nardo: Marilu Henner
Tony Banta: Tony Danza

: The Simpsons

PM And Maggie Makes Three. Homer recalls how Maggie's birth changed his life for ever. (R) (S) A Simpsons double bill is on Friday at 6pm

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

It Had to Be You. Will dates Jazz's sister. (R) (S)

: Farscape

Nerve. Crichton goes on a dangerous mission to locate life-saving tissue after Aeryn is gravely wounded by Larraq. Repeated next Sunday (S)

: Designing Our Lives

Six-part series exploring how design affects everyday life. The Body. Tonight, changes to the body, both natural and with the aid of science. One researcher claims smart cards with details of individual dimensions will in future make sure clothes fit. More startlingly, a US scientist predicts a "cure" for ageing. Hosted by Professor Janice Kirkpatrick. Director Eleanor Yule ; Producer Tim Niel (S) (W)


Unknown: Professor Janice Kirkpatrick.
Director: Eleanor Yule
Producer: Tim Niel

: Wild

Starting a new natural-history zone. Ends 9.30. See Choice. Series producer Paul Appleby ; Editor Fiona Pitcher ; WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Allen Empire First in asix-part repeat run for a series using special technology to peer into the miniature insect world. Hardware. A look at the hard protective armour insects have evolved over millions of years to defend their soft insides. Series producer Steve Nicholls (R) (S)


Producer: Paul Appleby
Editor: Fiona Pitcher
Producer: Steve Nicholls

: The Natural World

The Wolf's Return. The story of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone national park in Wyoming, USA. Cameras breach the secretive world of the wolf pack to capture extraordinary scenes.
Producer Bob Landis ; Series producer Neil Nightingale (S)


Producer: Bob Landis
Producer: Neil Nightingale

: African Wolf Diary

First of three location films following Argentinian scientist Claudio Sillero as he studies his beloved Ethiopian wolves, the world's rarest wild dogs.


Subject: Claudio Sillero
Series Producer: Paul Appleby

: Behind Bars

A new six-part series examining the record of punishment and reform in some of the world's best-known prisons.
Supermax. In the seventies, after violence flared at the US's fearsome "Supermax" penitentiary in Illinois, punishment regimes raised inmates' hatred to new levels. This film recalls the events that led to the "lock-down". See Choice.
Producer Jonathan Stamp ; Executive producer Laurence Rees (S) (W)


Producer: Jonathan Stamp
Producer: Laurence Rees

: Black Cab

The first often short films, three of which are showing this week, all set in the back of a London taxi.
Busy Body. Ajogger has an unusual exercise programme.
Written by Amelia Bullmore ; Producers Chris Clough and Jake Lushington
Director Nick Laughland (S) (W) Another Black Cab on Wednesday at 10.20pm Programme of the Week: page 65


Written By: Amelia Bullmore
Producers: Chris Clough
Producers: Jake Lushington
Director: Nick Laughland
Christopher: Stephen Tompkinson
Jane: Harriet Walter
James: Pip Torrens

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)
Followed by Video Nation Shorts is)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Provos

First of four nightly films about the troubled history of the republican/loyalist divide in Northern Ireland.
Born Again. In 1969, the Irish Republican Army appeared to be a fading force. Yet, 31 years later, controversial republican figures are key players in the peace process. Producer Andrew Williams ; Executive producer
Steve Hewlett (Revised R) (S)


Producer: Andrew Williams
Producer: Steve Hewlett

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Steve Richards.


Presenter: Steve Richards
Series Editor: Alexandra Henderson

: BBC Learning Zone

AM Open University 12.30 Sex and the Single Gene? (S)
1.00 Women and Allegory (S) 994411.30 Gender Matters Secondary Schools 2.00 History Nazi Germany (S) Languages 4.00 France Inside Out (parts 3-4)
Count Me In 5.00 Revisewise Maths for Parents
Open University 6.00 Kedleston Hall (S) 50977 6.30 Open Advice Staying on Course Ends 7.00am.

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