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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

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

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

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

7.50 S Club 7 Go Wild
Jon Lee monkeys around with orangutans in Malaysia.
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)

8.35 Polka Dot Shorts
More colourful capers. (R)

8.45 Oakie Doke

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 What? Where? When? Why?
(ages 6-7) Homes: Building a Home (S) 3723953
9.15 Watch (ages 5-7) Birth, Care and Growth: Our Baby (S) 1810069
9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) Snapshot (S)
9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. The Tubbies watch a boy make egg sandwiches. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Jake dresses up as his grandmother. (R) (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: Tweenies No 1, a single CD, available from retailers

: Schools programmes

10.50 Watch (ages 5-7) Time Treasures: the Coronation (S) 6802717
11.05 Watch (ages 5-7) Weather: Temperature (S)
11.20 English Express Own Goal (S) 9275088
11.50 Megamaths (ages 7-10) Big Numbers (S)
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. Animated fun.

: Spider

Shown at 7am

: School programme

ZigZag (ages 7-9) Snapshots

: Wildlife on Two

Oasis. David Attenborough narrates a documentary about the fertile havens that dot the vast seas of barren deserts.
(R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Awash with Colour

Dermot Cavanagh meets Irish comedian Nuala McKeever in Tyrone. (R) (S)


Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh
Unknown: Nuala McKeever

: Ken Hom's Foolproof Chinese Cookery

Ken Hom prepares sweetcorn and crab soup followed by chow mein. (S) (W)
BBC BOOK: Foolproof Chinese Cookery by Ken Hom, price £15, from retailers


Presenter/Cook: Ken Horn

: Westminster Live

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


Editor: Jon Williams

: Ready Steady Cook

Food and fun in the against-the-clock cookery test. (R) (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page

: The Weakest Link

Another round of the elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.


U2 perform an exclusive track from the new album and there's archive footage including Wizzard, Sade, Salt 'n' Pepa, Junior and Neil Young. With Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) Repeated next Saturday Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Neil Young.
Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Through the Looking Glass. Trapped in a parallel universe, Sisko makes an appeal to Jennifer. (R) (S)

: The Money Programme

The Last Oil Shock. Nearly half of the world's total oil reserves have been exhausted. While the fuel industry is ready to downplay predictions of economic catastrophe, tonight's programme asks what will happen when the oil wells run dry? Producer David Strahan : Series editor Diarmuid Jeffreys (S) (W) NOTE: as The Money Programme is topical its subject matter may change.


Producer: David Strahan
Editor: Diarmuid Jeffreys

: Rick Stein's Seafood Lovers' Guide

Rick Stein continues his travels around Britain in search of seafood delicacies. Tonight, the seas of Scotland and the North East coast reveal their bounty including herring, cullen skink, Arbroath smokies and the wolf-fish. See Choice.
Director/Producer David Pritchard (S) (W) RT SHOP: book available for L15 (normally L20) plus 99p p&p. To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate).
Poached haddock with mussels, spinach and chervil: page 45 Cutlery and cookware offers - RT Shop: page 62


Unknown: Rick Stein
Producer: David Pritchard
Unknown: Rick Stein

: Friends for Dinner

Gary Rhodes whips up a signature dessert for fan Louise Jenson and sketches out a dream dinner party menu. But as the anxious amateur grills him later over his mobile phone about preparing chicken tournedos, he wonders if he has asked her to bite off more than she can chew. See Choice.
Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt ; Series producer Nichola Hegarty
(S) (W) Guess who's coming for dinner?: page 16


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Louise Jenson
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Nichola Hegarty

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

The Body of the Queen. The current run concludes as Simon Schama examines the bloody power struggle between Queen Elizabeth and her cousin Mary Queen of Scots and asks which of the two monarchs was the real victor in the end. The series returns in the spring. See Choice. Producer Clare Beavan : Executive producer Martin Davidson
Repeated next Monday on BBC1 (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: book, price £25; video of episodes 1-7 available from 20 November. £29.99; audio cassette, £9.99. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Simon Schama
Producer: Clare Beavan
Producer: Martin Davidson

: Back to the Floor

Continuing the new series in which bosses return to the shop floor to experience working conditions first hand.
Behind Bars. The director general of Her Majesty's Prison Service Martin Narey is embarrassed and horrified by the conditions he finds during a week as an officer at Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight. See Choice.
Director Hugh Dehn ; Executive producer Robert Thirkell (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/floor Polly Toynbee : page 14


Director: Hugh Dehn
Producer: Robert Thirkell
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's news, presented by Jeremy Vine in London with Jeremy Paxman in Washington. (S) (W)


Presenter: Jeremy Vine
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Ruby

Ruby Wax 's guests tonight are TV presenter Anthea Turner , former rugby player and alleged "love rat" Will Carling and flamboyant chef Clarissa Dickson Wright with her on-screen partner Johnny Scott . (S) (W)


Unknown: Ruby Wax
Presenter: Anthea Turner
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott

: Despatch Box

George Pascoe-Watson with today's political news.


Unknown: George Pascoe-Watson

: BBC Learning Zone

(Repeats are not indicated.)

Open University
12.30 The Crunch: St James Court Hotel
1.00 My Favourite Things
1.30 Changing Berlin: Changing Europe

Secondary Schools
2.00 Clementine
Teenage drama

4.00 Espana Viva!
(parts 12 and 13); Famously Fluent (S)

Working in IT
5.00 Running a Business

Open University
6.00 Autism
6.30 Open Advice: Study to Succeed

Ends 7.00am. (S)


Unknown: Espana Viva

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