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: Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
Little Polar Bear Arctic cartoon fun. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

: Playdays

Poppy plays the lead in a nursery-rhyme reading. (R)

: Snorks

Animated antics with the ocean-floor community. (R)

: Trading Places

Life-swap series.
With sign language, in-vision subtitles. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5.10pm
(S) (W)

: Biskitts

Animation. (R)

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

A trio of Busytown tales. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Teaching Today Getting Started with ICT -Primary (S) 59818 9.30
Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Meg, the Clever Red Hen (S)
9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Ourselves: Me and My Family (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.

Flamenco Guitar
A fiamenco player performs a nursery rhyme for two girls. (R) (S)

BBC Music Teletubbies CD, price £10.99. and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Go Away, Bella. No matter what she does, Bella can't help ruining things. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Shapes: Triangles (S)
11.05 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Shapes: Rectangles (S)
11.20 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Needs (S)
3600958 11.40 Testament (ages 11-14) The Bible in Animation: Abraham IS) 1527229 12.10
Landmarks (ages 9-12) (S)

: Working Lunch

Financial updates, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.
Ceefax: page 238


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Animated prehistoric tales. (R) (S)

: Little Polar Bear

Cartoon fun.

: Come Next Spring

Drama. Eight years after leaving his wife Bess and their children, Matt Ballot returns. Working on Bess's farm, he finds he has to win back the respect of the town as well as the love of his wife. (1956, U) (S)
Films: pp 54-59 ***


Director: R.G. Springsteen

: Westminster Live

Live coverage from the Commons of Prime Minister's Questions. Series editor Jon Williams
Contact details on Tuesday (S)


Editor: Jon Williams

: Esther

Your Money or Your Pride. Esther Rantzen finds the limits to which people would go for money, and The Bill actress Samantha Robson tells how she became a table dancer to fund her studies. (S)


Unknown: Samantha Robson

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. (R) (S) BBC BOOK: The Big Ready Steady Cook Book, £9.99, is available from retailers

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson makes blackened rib of beef with onion marmalade, and two viewers spend a culinary weekend in Brussels. (Revised R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson

: Taxi

High-school Reunion. A school reunion gives Bobby the chance to show off his acting ability.
Regular cast on Monday (R) (S)


PM With Heaven 17, the Carpenters, Scaffold, U2, lOcc and the Orb, plus new music from Faith Hill. With Steve Wright. Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) BBC CD: a double album of tracks from the programme is now available. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Profit and Lace. Zek and Ishka arrive on Deep Space Nine to report that the former is no longer Grand Nagus. Just how far will Quark go to reinstate Zek? (S)

: Third Rock from the Sun

Indecent Dick. Sally is thrilled to find she can make money by posing nude for photographers, but Don is less than enthusiastic. Dick makes a discovery about Mary. (S)
Then When I Grow Up Young people discuss the future. (S)

: Looking Good

A one-off edition of the health-and-beauty show in which
Lowri Turner takes viewers through six months of her own pregnancy in a video diary, and offers tips on what to wear as the bump expands. There's also advice on nutrition, hair and make-up during the period of expectancy. See Choice. Series editor Jeanine Josman (S) Pregnancy sites: Webwatch, page 41


Unknown: Lowri Turner
Editor: Jeanine Josman

: The Naked Chef

Picnic on the Pier. Jamie Oliver makes a nostalgia-laden trip to Southend-on-Sea complete by preparing a picnic hamper of roast chicken, Moroccan chickpea flatbread, and a couscous salad with grilled vegetables and herbs, all rounded off with "smoothie" fruit drinks. See Choice.
Director Paul Ratcliffe ; Series producer Patricia Llewellyn
Repeated on Saturday (S) (W) Jamie Oliver 's couscous with grilled summer vegetables: page 35


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

: Meet the Ancestors

The Family Plot. As part of a millennium project, an old cemetery in Coventry needs to be cleared, and the team's first job is to extract three corpses locked in a 19th-century vault. Julian Richards traces their identity and finds their story reflects the city's changing fortunes since Victorian times. Series director/producer Ian Potts (Revised R) (S)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Ian Potts

: Warnings from the Wild

With the nineties yielding the hottest, wettest and driest weather on record, some scientists believe that human influences are wreaking havoc on species found all around the natural world. In this Nature Special one-off, Julian Pettifer assesses the potentially cataclysmic impact of climatic change. Contains strobe-like effects. See Choice. Producer Jeremy Bristow ; Executive producer Mike Gunton (S) (W)


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Jeremy Bristow
Producer: Mike Gunton

: Black Cab

Lost and Found. A taxi driver's sad story ends up earning him more than an extra tip. Contains swearing.
Written by Mark Ravenhill (S) (W)
Black Cab continues tomorrow at 10.15pm Programme of the week: page 65


Written By: Mark Ravenhill
Nick: Phil Davis
Yvonne: Lesley Manville
MP: Diane Abbott
Linda: Evelyn Doggart
Michelle: Martha Cope
Mickey: Alex Graham

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. At 11.00 News headlines. (S)
Followed by Video Nation Shorts is,


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Loyalists

Returning the Serve. Peter Taylor recalls the case of UVF member Billy Giles , who murdered a Catholic colleague in retaliation for escalating IRA violence in the late seventies. Contains scenes that some viewers might find disturbing. Producer Sam Collyns ; Executive producer Peter Horrocks (Revised R) (S) The series concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm


Unknown: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Billy Giles
Producer: Sam Collyns
Producer: Peter Horrocks

: Despatch Box

Presented by Michael Dobbs.


Presenter: Michael Dobbs

: BBC Learning Zone

AM Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Unusual Suspects 83527 1.00 Containing the Pacific (S) 57275 1.30 The Psychology of Addiction (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 History The Era of the Second World War - re-creating experiences with archive footage. Languages 4.00 Talk French (parts 3-6)
Count Me In 5.00 What's New in Numeracy?
Open University 6.00 Desertification - a Threat to Peace?
6.30 Alaska - the Last Frontier? Ends7.00am. (S)

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