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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

The tale of the Spider's song. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Peggy, Poppy and Why have a magic adventure. (R)

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

7.50 Why 5
Ortis and Mary Anne Hobbs host a new series of the science show.
Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 4.35pm (S) (W)

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

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Humpty and Bear find a magical bottle that makes everyone sing rhymes. (R)

8.45 Oakie Doke
The Oakie Hollows folk hunt for a hat. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) Homes: Living in a Home -the Happy Gang learn how to share rooms. (S) 5321937 9.15 Watch
(ages 5-7) Birth, Care and Growth: Caring and Growing- looking after babies and young animals. (S)
1649573 9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) The Circus -Scribbles shows his letter-writing skills. (S)
2962689 9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting - how do families cope with tricky tots? (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.

Teletubbyland gets a piano. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Milo isn't convinced that pink is nice. (R) (S) (W) BBC TWEENIES MAGAZINE: published monthly, price f 1.25, from newsagents

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Shapes: Triangles- introducing maths skills. (S) 6631221 11.05 Watch (ages 5-7) Living through the Seasons: Hedgehog- how changing seasons affect us. (S)
11.20 English Express (ages 9-11) Own Goal- Brian follows the trail of a trophy to Eiland Road. (S)
11.50 Landmarks (ages 9-11) River Severn: Travelling on the River - presented by Vanessa Collingridge. (S) 8536283 12.10 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) The Romans in Scotland: Health (S)


Presented By: Vanessa Collingridge.

: Working Lunch

The latest business news.

: Teddy Trucks

Teddy Trucks Animated fun with Boss Bear and his drivers. (R)


Unknown: Boss Bear

: Spider

Shown at 7.05am

: School programme

ZigZag (ages 7-9) France: the Carmague -environmental issues in the French delta. (S)

: Indoor Bowls

Action from the second round of the Open at Sheffield's Ponds Forge international sports centre. Presented by Dougie Donnelly. (S) (W)


Presented By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Lifeline

Alan Davies appeals on behalf of the housing charity Shelter. DONATIONS: for details see Sunday
4.55pm on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Alan Davies

: Westminster Live

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


Editor: Jon Williams

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Indoor Bowls

The day's final visit to Sheffield. (S)(W)

: The Weakest Link

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


Unknown: Anne Robinson.


Steve Wright hosts tonight's trawl through the archives.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) Repeated next Saturday Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC2


Unknown: Steve Wright
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Improbable Cause. In the first of a two-part story, the attempted murder of a Cardassian tailor puts Odo on the trail of the secret Obsidian Order. (R) (S)
The second part of this story is scheduled for 6 December

: The Money Programme

The £50 Billion Bet. A bitter business battle is being waged to run the National Lottery. This is an inside look at the struggle between current operator Camelot and its challenger, the People's Lottery. Who will win - and how will it affect the fortune-making game? Nils Blythe reports. Producer Louise Adamson ; Series editor Diarmuid Jeffreys (S) (W)


Unknown: Nils Blythe
Producer: Louise Adamson
Editor: Diarmuid Jeffreys

: Rick Stein's Seafood Lovers' Guide

Rick Stein continues his travels around Britain in search of seafood delicacies. Tonight, a trip to Rick's beloved South West reveals the delights of pilchards and bream, plus ormer and cockles with laver bread. See Choice.
Director/Producer David Pritchard (S) (W) RT SHOP: book available for £15.99 including p&p (normally L20). To order. send a cheque, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed]. or call [number removed] (national rate).
Roast monkfish with crushed potatoes, olive oil and watercress: p47


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

: Friends for Dinner

Gordon Ramsay takes a day off from his restaurant to help out one of his fans, Hannah Davie. Will the hot-tempered Chef of the Year avoid boiling over as the young trainee accountant prepares for a dinner party? See Choice.
Executive producer NickVaughan-Barratt; Series producer Nichola Hegarty
(S) (W)


Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Hannah Davie.
Producer: Nichola Hegarty

: The X Files

Beginning a new series of the cult US drama series.
The Sixth Extinction. With Mulder in a perilous state in a psychiatric ward, Scully attempts to decipher strange symbols on a submerged spacecraft in the hope of finding a cure for his affliction. See Choice.


Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
AD Walter Skinner: Mitch Pileggi
Agent Diana Fowtey: Mimi Rogers
Michael Kritschgau: John Finn
Dr Harriman: Warren Sweeney

: Telling Tales

A Shy Butcher. Alan Bennett continues his monologues about growing up in Leeds by recalling his father.
The series continues next Saturday (S) (W)


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Back to the Floor

Continuing the series in which bosses return to the shop floor. Bin Man. Broken-down dustcarts, disillusioned dustmen and maggots await the boss of rubbish company Onyx as he takes to the streets of Westminster. See Choice.
Producer Kelly Webb-Lamb ; Executive producer Robert Thirkell (S) (W)


Producer: Kelly Webb-Lamb
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's news, presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Trading Places

Cassocks for Council Estates. In a tale of two vicars, the Rev David Chantrey trades green fields for tower blocks, while the Rev Robert Johnson enters the world of cream teas and country lanes. What will the one-week job-swap reveal about the effects of a parish on a vicar's job?
Director Richard Bond (S)
Followed by 48 Preludes and Fugues Andrei Gavrilov plays Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D minor (Book 1 No 6). (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: David Chantrey
Unknown: Robert Johnson
Director: Richard Bond
Director: Fugues Andrei Gavrilov

: Despatch Box

Analysis of today's political news.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Crunch Brixton Town Centre
1.00 Television to Call Our Own (S) 75622 1.30 A Migrant's Heart-with theatre director JatinderVerma. (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Technology (S)
Languages 4.00 Buongiorno Italia! (parts 7 and 8); Bon Mot Collection Four The Speaking Clock/The Cloud Working In IT 5.00 Computer Basics
Open University 6.00 A New Way of Life (S) 36158 6.30 Housing Business as Usual Ends 7.00am. (S)


Unknown: Bon Mot

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