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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
Peggy, Poppy and Why are very busy today. (R)

7.25 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
Marigold and Polkaroo invite Humpty to the ballet. (R)

8.45 Oakie Doke
The wood-dwellers have fun with a scooter. (R)


Presenter (Why 5): Ortis Deeley
Presenter (Why 5): Mary Anne Hobbs

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) The Senses: Seeing (S) 1424321 9.15 Watch (ages 5-7)
Ourselves: Me (S) 1485377 9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) The Rescue (S) 2791193 9.45 The
Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Children's BBC: Teletubbies

The Tubbies play on see-saw. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

The friends have a snail race. (R) (S) (W) BBC TWEENIES MAGAZINE: published monthly, price £1.25, from newsagents

: School programmes

10.50 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Under, Over (S) 6477025 11.05
Watch (ages 5-7) Living through the Seasons: Apple Tree (S)
11.20 English Express (ages 9-11) Own Goal (S) 9840396 11.50
Landmarks (ages 9-11) Rivers of the World: the Danube (S)
12.10 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) The Romans in Scotland: Trade (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news.

: Teddy Trucks

Ends 1.10.
Animated fun with Boss Bear and his drivers. (R)


Unknown: Boss Bear

: Spider

Shown at 7.05am

: School programme

ZigZag (ages 7-9) A Walk through
Time: Health (S)

: Wildlife on Two

The Body Snatchers.
David Attenborough tells the story of the egg-stealing Amazon ants.
(R) (S)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Awash with Colour

DermotCavanagh meets comic Jimmy Cricket in Fermanagh.
(R) (S)


Unknown: Jimmy Cricket

: Ken Hom's Foolproof Chinese Cookery

Ken Hom prepares steamed oysters and Singapore noodles. (S)(W)
BBC BOOK: Foolproof Chinese Cookery by Ken Hom, price £15, from retailers


Presenter: Ken Hom

: 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)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen meets parents who have been driven apart after the birth of a child. (R) (S)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

Food and fun in the cookery test, with Ainsley Harriott. (S) RECIPES: see Ceefax page
Celebrity Ready Steady Cook , 7.30pm BBC1


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Steady Cook

: The Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (S) (W)


Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt look back at life with Status
Quo, including unseen archive footage. With Steve Wright. Producer Mark Hagen (S) Repeated next Saturday Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Francis Rossi
Unknown: Rick Parfitt
Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Rally of Great Britain

In the build-up to this week's Rally of Great Britain, a review of last year's event which was won by Richard Burns. Coverage of the 2000 rally starts tomorrow at 7.30pm.

: The Money Programme

Game Wars. On the eve of the launch of Playstation 2 and with Microsoft planning to launch their rival games console the X-Box early next year, there's tough competition for the games market. Rajan Datar reports.
Producer ArifNurmohamed; Series editor Diarmuid Jeffreys (S) (W)


Unknown: Rajan Datar
Editor: Diarmuid Jeffreys

: Rick Stein's Seafood Lovers' Guide

Rick Stein continues his travels around Britain in search of seafood delicacies. Tonight, Morecambe Bay and the West Coast of Scotland lay bare the treasures of their waters from sweet brown shrimps to scallops. 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).
Crumbed deep-fried flounder with Costelloise sauce and basil: p47


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

: Friends for Dinner

r Antony Worrall Thompson advises businessman
Stuart Draper on cooking a meal to remember for some old friends from university. The leek and Roquefort tart proves not too tricky, but how will Draper cope with the squid? See Choice. Executive producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt : Series producer Nichola Hegarty
(S) (W)


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Stuart Draper
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Nichola Hegarty

: The X Files

Continuing the new series of the cult US drama series.
The Sixth Extinction (part 2): Amor Fati. Scully searches for Mulder after he disappears from the hospital in the company of the enigmatic Cigarette-Smoking Man.


Unknown: Amor Fati.
Fox Mulder: David Duchovny
Dana Scully: Gillian Anderson
AD Walter Skinner: Mitch Pileggi
Smoking Man: William B Davis
Krycek: Nicholas Lea
Kritschgau: John Finn

: Telling Tales

Proper Names. In tonight's monologue, Alan Bennett reflects on what couples call one another. And what they don't. The series continues next Saturday (S) (W) RT SHOP: CD. £10.99 (normally £12.99). and cassette. £7.99 (normally
£9.99). plus 99p p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate), or send cheque, payable to RT Shop. to: [address removed] BBC book. price £9.99, is available from 30 November


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Back to the Floor

Continuing the series in which bosses return to the shop floor. Musseling In. Luke Johnson , chairman of Belgo Group, swaps board meetings for beer, mussels and chips during a week at his flagship restaurant in London's Covent Garden.
Producer Kelly Webb-Lamb: Senes producer Hugh Dehn (S) (W)


Unknown: Luke Johnson
Producer: Hugh Dehn

: Newsnight

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


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Trading Places

Changing Rooms for Chat Rooms. When two lingerie retailers swap roles, traditionalist Susan Freedman struggles with the information superhighway while internet marketeer
Laura Clark is bewildered to meet customers in the flesh.
Director Paula Fasht (S)
Followed by 48 Preludes and Fugues Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor (Book 1 No 22). (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Susan Freedman
Unknown: Laura Clark
Director: Paula Fasht

: Despatch Box

With Michael Dobbs.


Unknown: Michael Dobbs.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Crunch Knoydart (W) 58830 1.00
England's Green and Pleasant Land (S) 55675 1.30 Who Belongs to Glasgow? (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 History: First World War- including archive footage; Make Germany Pay-the aftermath (S)
Languages 4.00 Buongiorno Italia! (parts 17 and 18); French on a Plate Burgundy
Working In IT 5.00 Running a Business
Open University 6.00 School Is for All Meeting Young Needs (S) 99675 6.30 The Wheels of Innovation Ends 7.00am. (S)

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