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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Why Bird finds out how TV programmes are made. (R)

7.20 Snorks
Double bill of animated underwater adventures. (R)

7.45 Blue Peter
Children's magazine.
Shown last Friday. BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Biskitts
The two pups embark on more animated adventures. (R)

8.35 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Animated stories. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Clay(Pottery) 9293080 9.15
Storytime (ages 4-5) Big Panda,
Little Panda/Baby Animals
9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "a-e" (S)
9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Our
Environment: Village (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Going for a Walk. Some children go for a walk. (R) (S)

: Children's BBC: Tweenies: I Can't Do It

The Tweenies learn never to give up.
(Shown last Monday BBC1) (S) (W)
BBC Magazine: Tweenies, monthly, £1.25
Website: [web address removed]

: School programmes

10.50 Instrument Tale (ages 7-11) The Orchestra: Drums and Wild
Dances (S) 4922405 11.10 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Land (S) 7818738 11.30 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) Who Is Max Mouse ? (part 3) (S)
12.00 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12)
Who Is Max Mouse ? (part 4) (S)


Unknown: Max Mouse
Unknown: Max Mouse

: Working Lunch

Daily consumer news.

: Little Bear

Ends 1.30.
Animated fun. (R)

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Animated stories. (R)

: Home Front Tricks

Do-it-yourself tips. (S)

: Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

Fantasy adventure based on Jules Verne characters, first in a short season of films starring Robert Ryan. Six people lost at sea are rescued by the enigmatic submariner Nemo. Widescreen. (1969) (S) (W) **
Berlin Express is tomorrow at 1.15pm
Films: pp 60-64


Characters created by: Jules Verne
Director: James Hill
[Actor]: Robert Ryan

: News; Regional News


: Esther

Esther Rantzen asks Su Pollard , Andrew Sachs , Frank Thornton and Peter Sallis what makes a perfect sitcom. (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Peter Sallis

: Ready Steady Cook

Weekday culinary challenges.
With Fern Britton. (R) (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Delia Smith's Summer Collection

Beginning a weekday rerun for this ten-part cookery series. Delia Smith's recipes today include Thai salmon filo parcels and a simple rhubarb pie. (R) (S)

Followed by Consuming Passions
Clafoutis, a fruit tart. (S)


Presenter: Delia Smith

: Taxi

Daily American comedy series.
Paper Marriage. The immigration authorities are closing in on Latka.
(R) (S)


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

: The Simpsons

Bart v Australia. Bart must apologise to an entire nation after tricking an Australian boy. (R) (S) A Simpsons double bill is on Friday at 6pm

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Nice Lady. Will escorts a lord's daughter. (R) (S)

: Farscape

The Hidden Memory. Crichton is captured by malevolent ! Scorpius, who subjects him to mental torture.
Repeated next Sunday (S)

: Designing Our Lives

Series exploring how design'affects everyday life.
The Patent. Professor Janice Kirkpatrick traces 200 years j of patenting history, meets the inventor of a revolutionary vacuum cleaner, and investigates speculation that private companies dealing in genetics could patent human genes. Producer Tim Niel (S) (W)


Unknown: Professor Janice Kirkpatrick
Producer: Tim Niel

: Wild

Weekly natural-history zone. Ends 9.30.
Series producer Paul Appleby ; Editor Fiona Pitcher www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Allen Empire Replicators. Nothing on Earth reproduces faster than insects. Tactics include powerful scents and, in the case of one cicada species, a 120-decibel mating call. Producer Rupert Barrrington; Series producer Steve Nicholls (R) (S)
8.30 The Natural World Monkey Warriors. A film following the struggle between rival troops of monkeys in Jodhpur, India. Cameras follow a troop of mothers and babies as they resist an invasion by an out-of-town male gang. See Choice. Producer Phil Chapman; Series producer Neil Nightingale (S) (W)
9.20 African Wolf Diary Second of three films about a pack of Ethiopian wolves. The adults seekfood for the pups.
Series producer Paul Appleby (S)


Producer: Paul Appleby
Editor: Fiona Pitcher

: Behind Bars

Series probing the history of the world's best-known prisons. Devil's Island. Between 1852 and 1954, France sent
70,000 lawbreakers to a penal colony in French Guiana, South America, which became known as Devil's Island. Yet, before it collapsed into a brutal regime, the colony was originally intended to be a humane alternative to jail. Producer Jonathan Stamp ; Executive producer Laurence Rees (S) (W)


Producer: Jonathan Stamp
Producer: Laurence Rees

: Black Cab

First of this week's three short films, all set in a London taxi. Talk Radio. A dispute about musical tastes leads to an unexpected journey. Contains strong language.
Written by Rachel Pole ; Producers Chris Clough and Jake Lushington ! Director Susan Tully (S) (W) Another Black Cab on Wednesday at 10.20pm


Written By: Rachel Pole
Producers: Chris Clough
Producers: Jake Lushington
Director: Susan Tully
Billy: John Alford
Dave: Jamie Foreman
DJ: Nigel Williams
Radio psychologist: Drpam Spurr

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)
Then When I Grow Up Young people discuss the future. (S)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Real Estates

First of three nightly films following families living on two deprived housing estates in Salford, Greater Manchester. Tonight's episode focuses on pre-teen children. Producers Sandra Jones and Sharon Keatley
Executive producer Maggie Sutcliffe (S) CEEFAX: page 615 j


Unknown: Greater Manchester.
Producers: Sandra Jones
Producer: Maggie Sutcliffe

: 10x10: New Directors

What Do Busy People Do All Day? An inquisitive man starts conducting his own market research. Written by Mark Jenkins and Martin Morrison
Producer Becky Lloyd ; Director Martin Morrison (R) (S) (W)


Written By: Mark Jenkins
Written By: Martin Morrison
Producer: Becky Lloyd
Director: Martin Morrison

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Steve Richards.


Presenter: Steve Richards
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University 12.30 Giotto The Arena Chapel (S)
1.30 Empire and Nation - the Re-fashioning of Literature Secondary Schools 2.00 Science Zone (S)
Languages 4.00 The French Experience (parts 5-8) -language course for beginners. With in-vision subtitles
Count Me In 5.00 Revisewise Maths for Parents Open University 6.00 A Hard Act to Follow
6.30 On Pictures and Paintings Ends 7.00am. (S)

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