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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
Big and Little decide to swap dog for another pet. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
It's a windy day and Why and Charlie get blown off course. (R)

7.30 Smurfs' Adventures
Cartoon fun with the Smurfs. (R)

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

8.15 The All-New Popeye Show
More adventures with the spinach-guzzling cartoon sailor. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo buys a train set at a flea market. (R)

8.50 Just So Stories
Geoffrey Matthews narrates How the Rhinocerous Got His Skin. (R)

: School programmes

Half-term repeats.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) I Love Animals (S) 8774323 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Need a TrimJim (S) 7110781 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Short Sentences (S) 3514588 9.45 The Pocket-Sized
Guide to Parenting (S) (W) Know How: page 45

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Playing Ball. TheTubbies watch children playing with balls.
(R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/teletubbies

: Tweenies

Seeing Red. Fizz forms a "red" club. (R) (S) (W)WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Dandelions (S) 3474526 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money: Coin Recognition to 10p (S)
11.20 Kids Talking about the Environment (ages 5-7) (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-10) The Two-Times Table (S) 4800323 11.50 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Ancient Greece: Theseus and the Minotaur (S)
4819149 12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Britain since 1930: Evacuation (S)

: Working Lunch

Weekday roundup of business and consumer news.

: Open a Door

Ends 1.10.
A Jamaican boy and girl take a bus ride. (S)

: Funnybones

Shown 7am

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-U) Using the Land: Growing Settlements (S)

: Mildred Pierce

Classic melodrama starring Joan Crawford , Jack Carson and Zachary Scott. When her marriage breaks up, Mildred Pierce goes to work to pay for her daughters' education and builds up a successful business. But tragedy is never far away. Director Michael Curtiz (1945. PG)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 78-81 *****
Jonathan Ross 's movie moment: p74


Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Jack Carson
Unknown: Zachary Scott.
Unknown: Mildred Pierce
Director: Michael Curtiz
Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther: Is Monogamy Natural?

Esther Rantzen discusses whether infidelity is instinctive with guest agony aunt Jane Butterworth.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Guest: Jane Butterworth
Producer: Graham Cooper
Editor: Patsy Newey

: Ready Steady Cook

The weekday culinary challenge, with Ainsley Harriott. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: The Weakest Link

Anne Robinson hosts the quiz where contestants compete for a top prize of £10,000.
See Choice. (S) (W)


Presenter: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons

Homie the Clown. Homer enrols in a clown college franchised by Krusty the Clown. (R) (S) A Simpsons double bill can be seen on Friday at 6pm

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

A Bundle of Joy. The Banks family fantasise about how their lives will be after Vivian gives birth. (R) (5)

: Today at the Paraly mpics

Clare Balding presents today's action from the Games.
Caroline Innes , 100m gold medallist sprinter at Barcelona and Atlanta, goes in the 400m final, while in the pool Melanie Easter competes in the 400m freestyle. Plus action from the goalball group matches, preliminary sailing races and finals in fencing and cycling. (S)


Unknown: Caroline Innes

: Last of the Medicine Men

Tonight, Benedict Allen 's exploration of the shamanic world takes him to Central America, where he joins a group of Huichol Indians from Mexico's western Sierra Madre on their annual pilgrimage to the desert ofWirikuta in search of the peyote cactus. A powerful hallucinogen, the Huichol believe peyote enables them to communicate with the gods. Series producer Salim Salam ; Executive producer Bob Long (S) BBC PRODUCTS: book. The Last of the Medicine Men by Benedict Allen , price £17.99. and a CD featuring music from the series, from retailers


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

: University Challenge

Manchester University takes on Sidney Sussex, Cambridge, in the academic quiz hosted by Jeremy Paxman.
Director Tracey Rooney : Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Delia's How to Cook - Part Two

A rerun for Delia Smith 's back-to-basics guide. This week she looks at cheese dishes, including cheese and herb fritters with sweet pepper marmalade, and curd cheescake. Director Philip Bonham Carter : Executive producer David Willcock (R) (S) BBC BOOK: Delta s How to Cook - Book Two available from bookshops


Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Philip Bonham Carter
Producer: David Willcock

: Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Looking for Love. Theroux travels to Bangkok with an j appointment at a marriage agency where western men are introduced to prospective Thai brides. He soon finds himself acting as best man in an Anglo-Thai marriage but, as the wedding gets underway, Theroux ponders whether it is really love these men are looking for.
Director Catey Sexton : Executive producer Kevin Sutcliffe (S) (W)


Director: Catey Sexton
Producer: Kevin Sutcliffe

: Ads Infinitum

Victor Lewis-Smith looks at consumer products no longer available in the shops. Contains strong language. (S)


Writer: Victor Lewis-Smith
Director: Anton Pillar
Producer: Anton Pillar

: Gimme Gimme Gimme: Glad to Be Gay?

Comedy starring Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus.

Tom awakes to discover he has acquired the boyfriend from hell, while Linda faces a sexual crisis.
(R) (S) (W)


Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Director: Liddy Oldroyd
Producer: Sue Vertue
Linda: Kathy Burke
Tom: James Dreyfus

: Newsnight

News and analysis of the day's main stories at home and abroad. Presented by Kirsty Wark.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) (W)


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Ruby

Ruby Wax presents the first of this week's four post-dinner-party-style chat shows in a new 12-part series. Her guest is comedian and actress Roseanne, who discusses liposuction and a desire to have more children. See Choice. Producer Charlotte Crosse ; Executive producers
Claire Powell and David Blake Knox (S) (W)


Producer: Charlotte Crosse
Producers: Claire Powell
Producers: David Blake Knox

: Despatch Box

The return of the programme that highlights the day's events at Westminster. With Andrew Neil. Editor Jon Williams


Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Welfare for All? (S) 615401.00 Who Calls the Shots? (S) 709891.30 A Different Way of Learning Secondary Schools 2.00 English Shakespeare Shorts/The Globe Theatre (S)
Languages 4.00 Italianissimo (parts 5-8)
Webwlse 2000 5.00 Get Webwise Librarians - the Issues (W) 37786 5.30 Get Webwise Librarians - Hands On (W)
Open University 6.00 Out of Development? (S) 96724 6.30 The , Vernacular Tradition Ends 7.00am. (S)

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