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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Animated fun. Big and Little keep bumping into each other. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Charlie and Why set off to find some milk. (R)

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

7.50 Blue Peter
Children's magazine. Shown last Friday. BBC1 (S) (W)

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

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Bear worries he is not wild enough. (R)

8.50 Just So Stories
A story called The Beginning of Armadillos. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Guess How Much I Love You (S)
9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) The Fish Who Could Wish (S) 1441933
9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Zandoodle and the Wheezlebang (S) 2764049
9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W) 2752204 ;

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. The Teletubbies watch some children watering the garden. (R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/teletubbies

: Tweenies

The Tweenies want to have a tea party but they can't decide where to hold it. (R) (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Rabbits (S) 6433681
11.05 Numbertime (ages 4-5) Side by Side: Up Down, On Off (S)
11.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11) Karkonosze Forest. Poland (S) 7858556
11.30 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Rivers of the World: the Orinoco (S) 1467310
11.50 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Needs (S) 8338643
12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Britain since 1930: Never Had It So Good? (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.

: Open a Door

Ends 1.10. Stories from around the world. Today, England. (R) (S)

: Funnybones

Shown 7am

: School programmes

Zig Zag (ages 7-9) A Walk through Time: Work (S)

: Holiday Snaps

Diana Madill reports from a top holiday destination.


Unknown: Diana Madill

: Kitty Foyle

Drama. A Philadelphia shop girl promises to marry her doctor sweetheart, but is swept away when an old flame reappears. Director Sam Wood (1940) (BW) (S) Films: pp 78-82 ★★★


Director: Sam Wood
Kitty Foyle: Ginger Rogers
Wyn Strafford: Dennis Morgan
Mark: James Craig
Giono: Eduardo Ciannelli
Pop: Ernest Cossart
Mrs Strafford: Gladys Cooper

: News; Regional News

(Digital: UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen looks at the battle of the sexes. Her guests include agony aunt Karen Krizanovitch and broadcaster Henry Bonsu. Producer Graham Cooper ; Editor
Patsy Newey (S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Karen Krizanovitch
Unknown: Henry Bonsu.
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 weekday general-knowledge elimination quiz. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons

Springfield Connection. After capturing a fleeing conartist, Marge enlists at Springfield Police Academy. (R) (A Simpsons double bill can be seen on Friday at 6pm

: Farscape

A Clockwork Nebari. Two Nebari arrive on Moya, taking over the ship and brainwashing the crew. (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/farscape

: Living Britain

Another chance to see a programme from the award-winning natural history series celebrating a wildlife year in Britain. Spring. As the countryside blooms, foxes emerge with their cubs and swans and grebes perform elegant courtship rituals. Producer Yvonne Ellis : Series producer Peter Crawford (R) (S) (W)


Producer: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Peter Crawford

: University Challenge

Warwick University takes on Peterhouse College, Cambridge, - in the final first-round clash. Hosted by Jeremy Paxman.
Director TraceyRooney: Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: What the Romans Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis examines more Roman innovations.
Building Britain. Tonight Hart-Davis analyses the Romans' ingenious farming methods and looks at the creation of early towns. He visits York and discovers the remains of the Roman city and a Roman sewerthat is still working.
Producer Inge Samuels : Series producer Martin Mortimore (S) (W)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Inge Samuels
Producer: Martin Mortimore

: Andes to Amazon

Series exploring the wildlife and landscape of South America. Great Plains. A look at the vast grasslands formed by South America's ferocious extremes of weather, where anteaters, armadillos, wolves, jaguars and anacondas have evolved to survive scorching heat and torrential rain. See Choice. Producer Ian Gray ; Series producer Karen Bass (S) (W) RT SHOP: book available for £15.99 including p&p (normally £20). To order. send a cheque, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed]. or call [number removed] (national rate). A CD of the soundtrack is released today


Producer: Ian Gray
Producer: Karen Bass

: Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Another film recording a special tree through the seasons. The Tree Ferns at Rossdohan. John Anderson discusses the New Zealand tree ferns, familiar as the emblem worn by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team.
DirectorRobertPayton;ExecutiveproducerClarePaterson (S) (W)Another episode of Meetings with Remarkable Trees is on Friday at 9.50pm

: Human Remains

Continuing the series of spoof documentaries about odd couples, written by and starring Rob Brydon and Julia Davis. Slither In. Gordon and Sheila Budge are a happily married couple who run a guesthouse in the Black Country, but they have an extraordinary penchant for perversion. See Choice.
Producer Alison MacPhail ; Director Matt Lipsey (S) (W)


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Julia Davis.
Unknown: Sheila Budge
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Director: Matt Lipsey
Gordon Budge: Rob Brydon
Sheila Budge: Julia Davis:
Male guest: Darren Strange
First tarot lady: Anna Niland
Second tarot lady: Anna Maria Everett

: Newsnight

The day's main news stories, presented by Kirsty Wark.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) (W)


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Trading Places

The first of the week's nightly outings in which people from different professions trade places. Narrator Jamie Theakston. Marching Orders for the Mayfair Set. A personal trainer to a fashionable set swapsjobs with an army fitness instructor. Director Kirsty Hanson ; Series producer Hilary Rosen (S)
Then 48 Preludes and Fugues Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 No 20). Director Peter Mumford : Producer Fiona Morris (R) (S) (W)


Narrator: Jamie Theakston.
Director: Kirsty Hanson
Producer: Hilary Rosen
Director: Peter Mumford
Producer: Fiona Morris

: Despatch Box

Political analysis with Sian Williams.
Editor Jon Williams


Unknown: Sian Williams.
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University
12.30 The Romans in Britain Fact and Fable (S) 47773
1.00 Musée du Louvre (S)
Secondary Schools
2.00 History Black Peoples of the Americas (S): Britain 1500-1750
4.00 Buongiorno Italia! (parts 13 and 14); French on a Plate Brittany
Working In IT
5.00 Teamwork and Learning Skills
Open University
6.00 A Vulnerable Life (S) 72957
6.30 Family Ties The Story of Adeline Yen Mah Ends 7.00am. (S)

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