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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
The skeletons receive invitations to a party.
Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
At the Why Bird Stop, everyone looks for small, medium and large things. (R)

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

7.50 Blue Peter
With guests Westlife.
Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.15 The All-New Popeye Show
Animated adventures. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and Marigold arrange a surprise party for Dumpty. (R)

8.50 Just So Stories
Geoffrey Matthews narrates the tale of How the Leopard Got His Spots. (R)

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Bet You Can't (S) 8510127 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Ridiculous (S) 79565859.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Reading with Expression (S) 3343092 9.45 The Pocket-Sized
Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Naughty Sock Returns
Tamzin Griffin pretends to be Funny Lady.(R)(S)


Unknown: Tamzin Griffin

: Tweenies

Elephants. The
Tweenies turn their slide into an elephant's trunk. (R) (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Geese (S) 3203030 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Change from 20p (S) 2850818 11.20 Kids Talking about the Environment (ages 5-7) (S) 6760189 11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-10) The Two-Times Table (S) 4646127 11.50 ZigZag (ages 7-9) , Ancient Greece: The Wooden Horse of Troy (S) 464865312.10
Landmarks (ages 9-12) Britain since 1930: The Blitz (S)

: Working Lunch

Weekday roundup of business ! and consumer news.

: Open a Door

Ends 1.10.
A girl from Canada goes sledging with her dog. (S)

: Funnybones

Shown 7am

: Schools programmes

Landmarks (ages 9-11) Growing
Settlements (S)

: The Heiress

Drama based on a Henry James novel, continuing the season of films featuring the music of Aaron Copland. Starring Olivia de Havilland , Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson. A wealthy doctor considers his daughter unattractive. When she tells him about a prospective suitor he labels the man a fortune-hunter. ! Director William Wyler (1949. U)
(BW) (S) 93951837 ' See also The Red Pony on Friday at 1.55pm Films: pp 74-77 *****


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Aaron Copland.
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Montgomery Clift
Unknown: Ralph Richardson.
Director: William Wyler

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today): Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen 's guests, who include her mother, discuss what it is like to be related to a household name.
Producer Graham Cooper ; Editor
Patsy Newey (S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
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 general-knowledge quiz with a top prize of 10,000. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons

Homer v Patty and Selma. Homer is forced to borrow money from Patty and Selma after he wipes out the family's savings by investing in pumpkins. (R) (S) A Simpsons double bill can be seen on Friday at 6pm

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The Alma Matter. Carlton is devastated when he is turned down. for a place at Princeton University. (R) (S)

: Farscape

Won't Get Fooled Again. Crichton finds himself back at the base with his father and DK who tell him he blacked out and crashed the Farscape experiment. (S)

: Last of the Medicine Men

Continuing Benedict Allen 's exploration of the dramatic world of Mexican witch doctors, medicine men and shamans. Tonight, in the second part of his travels in Mexico, Benedict Allen samples peyote, the cactus revered by the Huichol
Indians. A small amount of the bitter-tasting flesh gives him a rare chance to see for himself the hidden realm of the gods. Series producer Salim Salam ; Executive producer Bob Long (S) BBC PRODUCTS: book. Last of the Medicine Men by Benedict Allen , price £17.99. and a CD featuring music from the series, from retailers


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

: University Challenge

The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology takes on Ballioll College, Oxford, in the academic quiz hosted by Jeremy Paxman.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Delia's How to Cook - Part Two

In the last programme in the rerun of her back-to-basics guide, Delia Smith prepares chocolate dishes, including chocolate mousse and chocolate crème brûlée.
Director Philip Bonham Carter ; Executive producer David Willcock (R) (S)BBC BOOK: Delia's How to Cook - Book Two available from bookshops


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

: Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: Rap

Concluding the series in which Louis Theroux ventures into the heart of global subculture.
Theroux travels to New Orleans in the hope of becoming the first white, middle-class gangster rapper. He meets up with rapper Mellow T, who explains that to "keep it real" you have to write about what you know. So Theroux writes a rap about his love of red wine, his Fiat car and his home turf - Shepherd's Bush.
See Choice. (S) (W)


Presenter: Louis Theroux
Director: Kate Townsend
Executive Producer: Kevin Sutcliffe

: Ads Infinitum

Last of the series in which Victor Lewis-Smith takes an irreverent look at commercials. Tonight he presents his Ads Infinitum 2000 awards. Contains strong language. (S)


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

: Gimme Gimme Gimme: Sofa Man

Linda gets a new job on a factory production line and Tom gets a part in a sofa advert. But they both fall for their leading man - with disastrous consequences.

(R) (S) (W)


Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Director: Liddy Oldroyd
Producer: Sue Vertue

: Newsnight

The day's main news stories, 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 dinner-party chat shows. Her guests tonight are author Jackie Collins , comedian Rich Hall and comedienne Helen Lederer.
Producer Charlotte Crosse ; Executive producers
Claire Powell and David Blake-Knox (S) (W)


Unknown: Jackie Collins
Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Helen Lederer.
Producer: Charlotte Crosse
Producers: Claire Powell
Producers: David Blake-Knox

: Despatch Box

Highlights and analysis of the day's events at Westminster. With Steve Richards. ' Editor Jon Williams


Unknown: Steve Richards.
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Declining Citizenship (S) 71590 1.00 Accumulating Years and Wisdom (S) 81238 1.30 A University without Walls
Secondary Schools 2.00 Beginner's Theme Night
Languages 4.00 The French Experience 2 (parts 5-8) Working In IT 5.00 Careers
Open University 6.00 In Search of Identity (S) 68702 6.30 The Birth of Calculus Ends 7.00am. (S)

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