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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
Fireman Sam
Norman is up to his usual tricks, but this time he plays one too many.
Repeated at 1pm (R)

7.10 Playdays
Karl and Poppy find an injured bird and decide to nurse it back to health. (R)

7.30 Smurfs' Adventures
Animation with the little blue people. (R)

7.55 Smart
Creative picture-making.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

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

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo, Humpty and Marigold attempt to win a holiday. (R)

8.50 Yoho Ahoy!
The crew steal Grog's kitchen chairs in order to play a a game of musical chairs. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Dottie (S) 2470861 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) I Don't
Want to Go to Bed (S) 1510017 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Deciphering New Words (S) 2826833 9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. The Tubbies join some children watching a herd of elephants in a safari park. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Judy is having trouble spotting a dinosaur on a trip to the park, but with the help of the Tweenies she ends up observing more than she bargained for. (R) (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: Tweenies Nol, a single CD, available from retailers

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Fish 6502765 11.05 Numbertime
(ages 5-7) Shapes: Shapes Together (S) 6736098 11.20 Landmark Shorts (ages 9-11) Berlin (S)
7910340 11.30 Landmarks (ages 9-11) River Severn: Caring for the River (S) 153649411.50 ZigZag
(ages 7-9) Kenya: a Day in the Life (S) 8407727 12.10 Around
Scotland (ages 10-12) Rights and Responsibilities: Rules (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news and consumer developments.

: Fireman Sam

Shown at 7am (R)

: School programme

ZigZag (ages 7-9) France: Maps and Motoring (S)

: Indoor Bowls and Racing

Shared coverage begins with the indoor bowls Open from the Ponds Forge international sports centre in Sheffield, where the remaining semi-finals are decided this afternoon. Matches are the best of five sets and the action is introduced by Dougie Donnelly. (S) (W)
The racing comes from Ascot and features coverage of three starts, the 2.40, 3.10 and 3.40. Commentary is provided by Jim McGrath , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Producer (racing) Chris Lewis Including at
3.20 News; Regional News
(Digital: UK Today); Weather (S) (W)


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Provided By: Jim McGrath
Provided By: Richard Pitman
Provided By: Peter Scudamore.
Unknown: Chris Lewis

: The Weakest Link

The general-knowledge quiz in which contestants decide who should be eliminated at the end of each round. Presented by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Round Springfield. Bart is hospitalised after ingesting a piece of jagged metal. (R) (S)
6.20 The Homer They Fall. Homer becomes a boxer when doctors discover his brain is protected from injury. (S)

: Robot Wars

This week's robots competing for a place in the semi-finals include Wheely Big Cheese, Suicidal Tendencies and Sir Killerlot. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated tomorrow (S)


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Top of the Pops

Jamie Theakston introduces the fast-moving music show. Director/Producer Chris Cowey Repeated tomorrow (S) WEBSITE: www.totp.beeb.com
TOP OF THE POPS THE MAGAZINE: price £1.50, available from newsagents


Introduces: Jamie Theakston
Producer: Chris Cowey

: Clarissa and the Countryman

Clarissa Dickson Wright continues her celebration of the countryside with friend and hill farmer Johnny Scott.
In the West Country. Tonight, pigs reared on custard and an impromptu round of It's a Knockout make for a memorable trip to the south west of England. See Choice. Series producer Steve Sklair ; Executive producer Bob Long (S) (W) Deja view with Mark Lewisohn : page 15


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott.
Producer: Steve Sklair
Producer: Bob Long
Unknown: Mark Lewisohn

: Charlie's Wildlife Gardens

Meadows. In the first of a new six-part series, Charlie Dimmock and wildlife expert Chris Baines create their first wildlife garden as they turn a small patch of lawn into a meadow in time for spring and summer. Charlie also visits one of Britain's best butterfly gardens and enjoys one of the few remaining flower meadows with flora and fauna enthusiast Nick Baker. See Choice.
Producer Jenna Hall: Series producer Stephen Moss (S) (W) Alan Titchmarsh on attracting wildlife - Gardening: page 48


Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Nick Baker.
Producer: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The War behind the Wire

The Road to Colditz. In the second of two documentaries examining the fate of Allied air crews in Second World War prisoner-of-war camps, seven former captives describe how they refused to give up their freedom, whether risking everything on the run in Italy, attempting a daring escape from Sachsenhausen concentration camp, or incarcerated in the notorious Colditz Castle. See Choice.
Director Michael Davies : Producer Beryl Vertue (S) (W)


Director: Michael Davies
Producer: Beryl Vertue

: Goodness Gracious Me

Comedy sketches, including competitive mothers and Sarah, the new white wife who wants to be Indian. With
Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir.
Director Nick Wood ; Producer Anil Gupta (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.
Director: Nick Wood
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Newsnight

The day's news stories, with Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: The Beautiful South - Paul's Gang

Documentary which follows the creative process involved in assembling a body of songs for the Beautiful South's new album Painting It Red, and profiles the band's leader, Paul Heaton , revealing his patriarchal relationship with his fellow group members. Contains strong language.
Director Mike Connolly ; Executive producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)


Leader: Paul Heaton
Director: Mike Connolly
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Attachments

Guilty consciences are rife at Seethru.
Shown on Tuesday at 9pm (S) (W)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S)

: Choice World Clubbing

Continuing the definitive guide to clubbing in eight of the world's most vibrant cities.
Tonight Ayalah Bentovin, alias A-list DJ Sister Bliss, takes viewers around the Middle Eastern party capital of Tel Aviv.
Producer Brad Hallam
Series producer Annabelle Barnett
(S) (W)


Unknown: Ayalah Bentovin
Unknown: Tel Aviv
Producer: Brad Hallam
Producer: Annabelle Barnett

: Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice

The cutting-edge music show hosted by Trevor Nelson tonight features R 'n' B rock chick Kelis, garage outfit
Artful Dodger and up-and-coming artist Me One who duets with Michelle Gayle. Ends 2.55am.
Producer Shurwin Beckford : Series producer Serena Cross (W)


Unknown: Trevor Nelson
Unknown: Michelle Gayle.
Producer: Shurwin Beckford

: BBC Learning Zone

AS Guru General Studies; Programme 2 Ends 5.00am.

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