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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Little Polar Bear
Animated tales set in the Arctic. (R)

7.05 Playdays
Poppy finds herself in a toyshop with a sad clown. (R)

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

7.50 Against All Odds
With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5.10pm
(S) (W)

8.15 Dastardly and Muttley
Animated pigeon pursuits. (R)

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

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Teaching Today Primary Dance (S) 13910 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Dog That Dug (S) 1095668 9.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Festivals and Celebrations: Food and Fasting (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Shrimps in the Sand The Tubbies watch some children exploring rock pools. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD. price £10.99, and cassette. £7.99

: Tweenies

Harvest. Max watches a combine harvester cutting wheat. Shown last Wednesday on BBC1
(S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) Shape: the Journey Home (S)
4031303 11.05 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) Measuring Length: a New Adventure Begins (S)
11.20 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Anglo-Saxons: Anglo-Saxon Treasure
6297755 11.40 Testament (ages
11-14) The Bible in Animation: Ruth (S) 9682533 12.10 Landmarks
(ages 9-12) Britain Since 1930: a Better Britain for All? (S)

: Working Lunch

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


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: The Greedysaurus Gang

Animated prehistoric tales with the young dinosaurs. (R)

: Timberjack

Western, starring
Sterling Hayden. Young Tim Chipman takes over the family timber business when his father is murdered, pitching himself in competition with a deadly rival.
Director Joseph Kane (1955) (S) Films: pp 56-60 **


Unknown: Sterling Hayden.
Unknown: Tim Chipman
Director: Joseph Kane

: Westminster Live

Live coverage from the Commons of Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Diana Madill. Series editor Jon Williams
Contact details on Thursday (S)


Presented By: Diana Madill.
Editor: Jon Williams

: Esther

Lucky to Be Alive. A woman who lived with a broken neck for 45 years without realising is one of the guests describing their brush with death. (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery challenge. (R) (5)

: Sophie Grigson's Feastsfor a Fiver

Sophie Grigson cooks dishes suitable for a family with both meat-eaters and vegetarians.
Last in the series. (R) (5)


Unknown: Sophie Grigson

: Home Front

Lloyd Farmar shows a couple how to re-create an Edwardian dining room. Meanwhile,
Anne McKevitt helps a woman in need of storage tips. (R) (S)


Unknown: Lloyd Farmar
Unknown: Anne McKevitt

: Star Trek

The classic space adventure series continues its rerun.
Where No Man Has Gone Before. Captain Kirk's attempt to track the final movements of the ill-fated USS Valiant puts the Enterprise and its crew in great danger. (R) (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6pm

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Wish. After accepting a gift from a new girl, Cordelia makes a wish. In doing so, she creates a world without
Buffy in which vampires control Sunnydale and Willow and Xander have joined the undead. Has history changed for ever? Repeated on Friday at 11.25pm (S)

: Third Rock from the Sun

Dick and Taxes. When Dick fails in his attempt to become the first American to beat the taxman, he admits to the auditor that he is an alien. But it's an excuse that the official has heard once too often. (S)

: Ainsley's Barbecue Bible

Ainsley Harriott seeks the world's best barbecue ideas. Thailand. Hunting for the hot and the spicy in the Far East, Harriott discovers the world's most pungent fruit and the Bangkok equivalent offish and chips, then cooks exotic fruit parcels with lemon-grass syrup.
Director Ben Warwick : Producer Jane Lomas (R) (S) BBC BOOK: Ainsley Harriott's Barbecue Bible, £14.99 from retailers


Director: Ben Warwick
Producer: Jane Lomas

: Fantasy Rooms

Another chance to see the six-part series from last year in which flamboyant Changing Rooms presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen fulfils people's decorating dreams.
The seventies strike back for a Manchester car mechanic tonight as orange paint, peculiarly shaped furniture and shiny surfaces return from the decade that style forgot.
Producer Susannah Walker ; Executive producer Linda Clifford (R) (S)


Presenter: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Producer: Susannah Walker
Producer: Linda Clifford

: Wilderness Men

First in a three-part series of dramatised documentaries that re-create the epic journeys of legendary explorers.
The First American Dream: the Journey of Lewis and Clark At the request of President Thomas Jefferson , ex-soldier Meriwether Lewis and old army friend William Clark became the first men to cross America in search of a trade route from the east to the Pacific coast. This is the tale of their heroic adventure. Narrated by John Lynch. See Choice.
Director/Producer Mary Summerill (S) (W)


Unknown: Thomas Jefferson
Unknown: Meriwether Lewis
Unknown: William Clark
Unknown: John Lynch.
Producer: Mary Summerill

: Space

The owners of 13 innovative homes discuss their radical ideas about contemporary living in this three-part series. Modern Country. This opening film visits a solar-powered home made from mud, grass and logs, a converted 19th-century church, a vast concrete structure and a glass-fronted house clothed by flowers and grass. See Choice. Series producer Rebecca Frayn ; Executive producers Belinda Allen and Paul Hamann (S) (W)


Producer: Rebecca Frayn
Producer: Belinda Allen
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Vine. At 11.00 News headlines. (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Inside Dot Coms: Tales of the Electronic Goldrush

USA.com. Three internet companies hoping to make it in Silicon Valley illustrate the differences between British and US styles of doing business. A London couple pitch ideas to potential investors, another company finds an expat to set up an outpost, and a man who arrived with $1,000 hopes he will soon be worth billions. (S) (W)
The series concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm.

: Despatch Box

Steve Richards presents extended highlights of Prime Minister's Questions.


Presenter: Steve Richards

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Flexible Work - Insecure Lives (S)
78408 1.00 Images over India - satellite TV in India. (S)
1.30 South Korea The Struggle for Democracy
Secondary Schools 2.00 English Shakespeare: the Animated Tates-theBard'sworkbroughtto animated life. (S) Languages 4.00 Suenos World Spanish (parts 13-16) - language lessons. With in-vision subtitles.
Working In Retail 5.00 Dealing with Crime and Stress
Open University 6.00 Shooting Video History Ends 7am. (S)

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