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: Playdays

Ends 9.00.
Playdays Why Bird finds out where a bus driver takes a break.

: Snorks

Double bill of animated underwater adventures.

: Blue Peter

Children's magazine.
Shown last Friday, BBCl

: Biskitts

The two pups embark on more animated escapades.

: The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Animated stories.

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Paper 9966984 9.15 Storytime (ages 4-5) Lullabyhullabaloo!
6806006 9.30 Words and Pictures
(ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "y" 6519385 9.45 Watch (ages 6-7) Homes across Europe: Northern Journey (Finland)

: Children's BBC: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. I Want to Be a Vet. A girl takes her rabbit to the vet.

: Tweenies

Get Down, Doodles
Doodles becomes stranded up a tree. Shown last Monday BBCl BBC MAGAZINE: Tweenies, monthly, Ll.25
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 InstrumentTale (ages 7-11) The Orchestra: Trombones and Marches 4768209 11.10 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Changing Environment 7574342 11.30 Ghostwriter (ages
10-12) Don't Stop the Music (part 3) 526112.00 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12) Don Stop the Music (part 4)

: Working Lunch

Weekday consumer news.

: Children's BBC Little Bear

Ends 1.30.
Little Bear Animated fun with the inquisitive cub and pals.

: Tales of the Tooth Fairies

Animated stories.

: World Rally

Mark James presents coverage of one of the toughest races of the year - Rally Argentina.
Shown yesterday at 3.45pm


Unknown: Mark James

: Appointment in Honduras

Adventure, starring Glenn Ford. Ferrying money to help the fight against rebels in Honduras, an American adventurer's journey is diverted, forcing him to undertake a dangerous jungle trek with four convicts and two hostages.
Director Jacques Toumeur (1953) 350 Glenn Ford also stars in The Rounders, showing tomorrow at 1.15pm Films: pp 62-68 ***


Unknown: Glenn Ford.
Director: Jacques Toumeur
Director: Glenn Ford

: News; Regional News


: Esther

Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? Esther Rantzen and her guests discuss whether the traditional white wedding in a church is a thing of the past.

: Ready Steady Cook

Another culinary challenge.
With Fern Britton. RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Delia Smith's Summer Collection

Continuing the rerun of Delia Smith 's cookery series. The menu today focuses on recipes for cooking outdoors on a barbecue, including spiced-lamb-and-cashew kebabs.


Unknown: Delia Smith

: Home Front

Interior-design and decorating series, presented by Tessa Shaw. Anne McKevitt designs an ecofriendly interior, plus advice on sprucing up shelving.


Presented By: Tessa Shaw.
Presented By: Anne McKevitt

: The Simpsons

Two-Dozen-and-One Greyhounds. Bart and Lisa attempt to rescue Santa's Little Helper's puppies.
A Simpsons double bill is on Friday at 6pm

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

72 Hours. Carlton accepts Will's challenge to survive a weekend in a tough LA neighbourhood.

: Farscape

Bone to Be Wild. The crew of Moya races to the rescue of a desperate woman being attacked by a ferocious brute.
Repeated next Sunday

: Designing Our Lives

The Home. Professor Janice Kirkpatrick investigates the phenomena of home design for economic gain and also the creation of homes whose appearance doesn't reflect people's lives. She visits a Japanese-style showhouse in the UK and makes the return journey by travelling to Japan to see a full-scale replica of an English village.
Director Eleanor Yule ; Producer Tim Niel


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

: Wild

Weekly natural-history zone. Ends 9.30.
Series producer Paul Appleby ; Editor Fiona Pitcher www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Alien Empire Battlezone. As bite-sized snacks to larger creatures, insects have been involved in a 400-million-year battle to stay alive. This film looks at some of the extraordinary weapons that this struggle has produced.
Producer Peter Bassett ; Series producer Steve Nicholls


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

: The Natural World

Dangerous Australians. Morelethally n poisonous creatures are found Down Under than on any other continent. This film explores the forests, reefs, rugged landscapes - and even ventures into people's homes -to reveal these fascinating but deadly animals. See Choice. Producer Phil Chapman ; Series producer Neil Nightingale


Producer: Phil Chapman
Producer: Neil Nightingale

: African Wolf Diary

This last of three films shows that the Ethiopian wolf packs are now healthier than for a decade.
Series producer Paul Appleby


Producer: Paul Appleby

: Behind Bars

Holloway. After a damning report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons in 1995, HMP Holloway in north London has largely been closed to the media. This programme uses its unrestricted access to Europe's biggest women's prison to see how an establishment that was once hailed as the jail of the future turned into a nightmare. See Choice.
Producer Jonathan Stamp ; Executive producer Laurence Rees Polly Toynbee : pagel6


Producer: Jonathan Stamp
Producer: Laurence Rees
Producer: Polly Toynbee

: Black Cab

Crooked Mile. A taxi passenger fresh from prison finds it hard to go straight. Contains strong language.
Written by Ed Jones ; Director Susan Tully Another Black Cab is on Thursday at 10.20pm


Written By: Ed Jones
Director: Susan Tully
Terry: Andrew Powell
Dave: Phil Cornwell
Mum: Penny Harper

: Newsnight

With Kirsty Wark. Including at 11.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: BBC Young Musicians

The first of five instrument finals - leading up to Sunday's competition climax - in the annual music showcase.
The Keyboard Final: Judgement Day. Pianists Leo McFall , Kodo Osada, Tom Poster and Nicholas Rimmerface organist Ashley Grote. The judges are lain Burnside, Thomas Trotter and Piers Lane. Hosted by Stephanie Hughes. See Choice. Director Dominic Best ; Producer Jonathan Haswell The percussion final is tomorrow at 11.20pm. Radio 3's Morning Performance. tomorrow at 11.30am, has highlights of the percussion finalists. Outdoor Concert for Summer: page 27


Pianists: Leo McFall
Unknown: Tom Poster
Organist: Nicholas Rimmerface
Organist: Ashley Grote.
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Piers Lane.
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Dominic Best
Producer: Jonathan Haswell

: Despatch Box

Political news, with Michael Dobbs.
Editor Jon Williams


Unknown: Michael Dobbs.
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Behind a Mask - the lives and work of six women writers. 65149 1.30 Mondrian
Secondary Schools 2.00 Music Mad about Music Languages 4.00 Spain Inside Out (parts 3-4)
Count Me In 5.00 Revisewise Maths for Parents
Open University 6.00 Giotto: the Arena Chapel Ends 7am.

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