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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Animation. (R)

7.05 Pingu
Pingu has a female admirer. (R)

7.25 Playdays
Peggy and friends help out at the greengrocer's. (R)

7.30 Heathcliff and Marmaduke
A triple bill of animated antics. (R)

7.50 Blue Peter
Children's magazine. Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1 (S)(W)

845 Top Cat
TC does his best to help Dibble win a holiday. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo tries together rid of his noisy toy. (R)

8.50 Brum
A blowaway kite gives Brum some trouble. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Types of Materials: Protection (S)
9.15 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Types of Materials: Sorting (S)
9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Give a Dog a Name (S)
9.45 The Pocket-Sized Guide to
Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Colours: Pink. Tinky
Winky doesn 't know how to make
Tubby Custard. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Undersea World. Judy,
Max and the Tweenies take a trip to the sealife centre. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Zig Zag Shorts (ages 7-9) France: Paris

11.00 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Number Four

11.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Number 17

11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Thirds and Sixths

11.50 Science Zone (ages 9-11) People: It's in the Blood

12.10 Science Zone (ages 9-11) People: Horses for Courses

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: School programme

English Express (ages 9-11) Own Goal (programme 4) (S)

: Taxi

Guess Who's Coming to
Brefnish? A chance encounter brings romance into Latka's life. (R) (S)

: Affair with a Stranger

Romantic drama starring Jean Simmons and Victor Mature.
A famous playwright's success keeps him apart from his wife, and soon rumours of divorce circulate around New York. The news shocks the couple's old friends, who just can't believe it.
(1953, U) (BW) Films: pp 78-85 ***


Director: Roy Rowland
Carolyn Parker: Jean Simmons
Bill Blakeley: Victor Mature
Dolly Murray: Mary Jo Tarola
Janet Boothe: Monica Lewis
Ma Stanton: Jane Darwell
Happy Murray: Dabbs Greer

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Bible. Historian Michael Woods is among the guests joining
Esther Rantzen to discuss the archaeological evidence for events described in the Bible.


Unknown: Michael Woods
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the cookery contest. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

Elimination quiz show hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: Roswell High

285 South. The teenagers' completion of a class assignment leads to surprising personal revelations.

: Buf fy the Vampire Slayer

The Harsh Light of Day. Spike is back and searching for a special ring. Buffy, meanwhile, has an affair with Parker.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.10am (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/buffy

: First Sight

Forest under Fire. A film following the keepers of Epping Forest who must tackle everything from bumt-out cars to indecent exposure as they struggle to preserve the charm of the area.
Director Ray Hough ; Editor Dippy Chaudhary (S) REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see panel on left for variations


Director: Ray Hough

: Last of the Medicine Men

This week Benedict Allen visits the Mentawai people on the rainforested island of Siberut in Indonesia. Under the tutelage of a young medicine man, or kerei, he tries to learn one of their sacred healing songs - knowing that if he gets the song wrong, the patient dies. See Choice.
Series producer Salim Salam ; Executive producer Bob Long (S) (W) BBC BOOK: The Last of the Medicine Men by Benedict Allen , price £17.99


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Salim Salam
Producer: Bob Long
Unknown: Benedict Allen

: Top Gear

Today, Jason Barlow road-tests the new Ford Mondeo, Vicki Butler-Henderson uncovers some surprisingly affordable and stylish second-hand coupes, and Tiff Needell revels in the power of one of the last Aston Martin V8s.
Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Richard Pearson (S) (W)


Unknown: Jason Barlow
Unknown: Vicki Butler-Henderson
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Richard Pearson

: Harry Enfield and Chums

More comedy sketches, featuring such characters as Kevin the Teenager, the Old Gits and Tim Nice-but -Dim. With Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke.
Producer Sophie Clarke-Jervoise ; Director Dominic Brigstocke (R) (S)


Unknown: Tim Nice-But
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Kathy Burke.
Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: Horizon

Mega-Tsunami: Wave of Destruction. A new season of the flagship science series begins with an investigation into mega-tsunami- tidal waves measuring several hundreds of metres high. The ideal conditions for producing one of these vast tidal waves - one that would engulf the eastern seaboard of the United States - currently exist on the Canary Island resort of La Palma, and scientists say it is not a question of if, but of when, it will happen. See Choice. Producer Mark Hedgecoe ; Series editor Bettina Lemer (S) (W)


Producer: Mark Hedgecoe
Editor: Bettina Lemer

: That Thing

A short profile of 18-year old pop icon Britney Spears, who is currently embarking on her first UK tour.
Director Sean Grundy (S) (W)


Director: Sean Grundy

: Newsnight

The day's news stories, presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Including at 11.00 News headlines. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Storyville: Norman Mailer - Oh My America

Beyond the Revolution. In this second and final episode, writer and social critic Norman Mailer describes the revolution in attitudes during the sixties, the impact of the Vietnam war, and the Reagan and Clinton years. (S) (W)


Unknown: Norman Mailer

: Seinfeld

The Summer of George. Fired from the Yankees, George has time to sort out Jerry's lovelife. Meanwhile, Kramer wins a Tony. (S)
Then 48 Preludes and Fugues Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I No 9). (S) (W)

: BBC Learning Zone

Open Science 12.30 The Next Big Thing 86665 1.00 Life on a Thread (S) 761101.30 Final Frontier 6240961 1.45 What Have the Sixties Ever Done for Us? 9657145 2.00 A Formidable Foe (S) 90329 2.30 Asthma and the Bean (S) 62856 3.00 Seasonal Affective Disorder (S)
Curriculum Development 3.30 Developing Global Citizens in Secondary Schools
Languages 4.00 Suenos World Spanish (parts 17-20) Webwise2000 5.00 GetWebwise (W) 45706 5.30 Computers Still Don't Bite Creating a Website (W)
Open University 6.00 Statistical Sciences (S) 10110 6.30 The Chemistry of Creation Ends 7.00am.

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