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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
Teddy Trucks
Animated fun. Repeated at 1pm (R)

7.05 Spider
Tales of a boy and his spider. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.10 Playdays
It's time for birthday celebrations. (R)

7.30 Smurfs Adventures
Animated tales of the blue folk. (R)

7.55 S Club 7 Go Wild
Rachel encounters a Siberian tiger. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Shown Monday 4.35pm, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.15 The All-New Popeye Show
Cartoon sailor antics. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Birds are eating Marigold's cabbages. (R)

8.50 Oakie Doke
The wood-dwellers celebrate a birthday. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Autumn Changes:
Hibernating (S) 7620569 9.15
Watch (ages 5-7) Birth, Care and Growth: Animals (S) 1074265 9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7)
Treasure Hunt (S) 2380081 9.45
The Pocket-Sized Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Ned's Geraniums. The Tubbies watch a boy help his dad in the garden. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Doodles the Daring
Jake and Doodles search for a mischievous fox. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 5-7) Change from 50p (S)
11.05 Watch (ages 5-7) Weather: Rain (S) 6290246 11.20 English Express Own Goal (S)
11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-10) The Ten-Times Table (S) 8961975 12.10 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) The Romans in Scotland (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news.

: Teddy Trucks

Ends 1.10.
Shown at 7am

: Spider

Shown at 7.05am

: School programme

Landmarks (ages 9-11) Diggingthe Landscape (S)

: Punk Puffins and Hard Rock

David Attenborough narrates a film about the puffins of Alaska's volcanic St Lazaria island.
(R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Awash with Colour

Dermot Cavanagh visits Ardara, Donegal, and meets Irish-born singer Brian Kennedy. (R) (S)


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh
Singer: Brian Kennedy.

: Ken Hom's Foolproof Chinese Cookery

Ken Hom prepares Cantonese egg flower soup and classic spring rolls. (S) (W) BBC BOOK: Foolproof Chinese Cookery by Ken Hom, price £15.00. from retailers


Presenter/Cook: Ken Hom

: Westminster Live

Live coverage from the Commons of Prime Minister's Questions.
Series editor Jon Williams (S) CONTACT DETAILS: see Tuesday


Editor: Jon Williams

: Esther

Esther Rantzen meets parents of grown-up offspring who won't leave home. (R) (S) 84


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

Food and fun in the cookery test, with Ainsley Harriott. (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: The Weakest Link

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


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: TOTP 2

Footage from the long-running pop show's archives, featuring
Adam and the Ants, EMF, Marilyn, Lulu, Herman's Hermits, Texas, the Wombles and Squeeze. With Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) Repeated next Saturday Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Distant Voices. Bashir is knocked unconscious after trying to stop an alien stealing a restricted substance. (R) (S)

: The Money Programme

Sparks at Marks. The fortunes of the beleaguered high-street chain Marks and Spencer go from worse to worse. With critical autumn trading figures imminent, the share price plummeting and now talk of store closures, Michael Robinson reports on what has gone wrong.
Producer Mark Dowd ; Series editor Diarmuid Jeffreys (S) (W) 17 NOTE: as The Money Programme is topical its subject matter may change.


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Mark Dowd
Editor: Diarmuid Jeffreys

: Rick Stein's Seafood Lovers' Guide

In the first of a new seven-part series of seafood journeys, Rick Stein travels along the South Coast from Dorset to Kent, discovering such delights as mackerel, sole, blue clams, gurnard and squid. See Choice.
Director/Producer David Pritchard (S) (W) Fishing for compliments: page 39; Gurnard fillets with a potato, garlic and saffron broth: page 40


Unknown: Rick Stein
Producer: David Pritchard

: Friends for Dinner

A new series in which seven of Britain's top chefs turn up on the doorsteps of their biggest fans to help them prepare the dinner party of their dreams. Tonight, Jamie Oliver shows Angela Wheeler how to cook tortellini with ricotta, sage and parmesan, and beef wrapped in prosciutto with porcini mushrooms.See Choice.
Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt ; Series producer Nichola Hegarty
(S) (W)


Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Unknown: Angela Wheeler
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Nichola Hegarty

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

The series that brings Britain's dramatic past to life.
Burning Convictions. Simon Schama attempts to explain how, only three generations after Henry VIII 's excommunication as a result of his marriage to Anne Boleyn , Britain ceased to be a Catholic country. Director Tim Kirby ; Executive producer Martin Davidson
Repeated next Sunday on BBC1 (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: book, price £25; video of episodes 1-7 available from 20 November. £29.99; audio cassette. 19.99. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/history King for a daily: page 27


Unknown: Simon Schama
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Director: Tim Kirby
Producer: Martin Davidson

: Back to the Floor

First in a new eight-part run of the series in which bosses return to the shop floor. Tonight, holiday-company boss
Steve Garley is horrified at what he finds when he spends a week working incognito as a wedding co-ordinator on the Caribbean island of Antigua. See Choice.
Series producer Hugh Dehn ; Executive producer Robert Thirkell
(S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/floor


Unknown: Steve Garley
Producer: Hugh Dehn
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's major news stories, at home and abroad. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Ruby

Ruby Wax 's guests tonight are journalist and cancer sufferer John Diamond , healer Matthew Manning , therapist to the stars Beechy Colclough and Gimme
Gimme Gimme writer Jonathan Harvey. (S) (W)


Unknown: Ruby Wax
Unknown: John Diamond
Unknown: Matthew Manning
Unknown: Beechy Colclough
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey.

: Despatch Box

Michael Dobbs presents today's political news.


Presenter: Michael Dobbs

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Crunch Entrepreneur of the Year - the staff of Enterprise Magazine prepare to host the awards ceremony. (W) 58260 1.00 Yes, We Never Say No - managers of an international hotel chain demonstrate how they encourage their staff to provide a topolass service. (S) 39208 1.30 Imagining New Worlds - journey through south-eastern Mexico. (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Voces Espanolas; Talk Spanish Languages 4.00 Espana Viva ! (parts 2 and 3); Spanish Globo (parts 2-4) - short animation in Spanish. Working In IT 5.00 Computer Basics
Open University 6.00 The Clinical Psychologist (S) 83444 6.30 The Secret of Sporting Success Ends 7.00am. (S)


Unknown: Espana Viva

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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