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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Animated fun. Big and Little visit the dinosaur museum. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Why helps some children perform nursery rhymes. (R)

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

7.50 Blue Peter
Konnie Huq discovers the pressures of rally driving. Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.20 The All-New Popeye Show
Animated adventures with the spinach-guzzling sailor. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Humpty, Bear and Polkaroo build a balloon in which to fly around the world. (R)

8.50 Just So Stories
Today's tale by Rudyard Kipling is called How the First Letter Was Written. Narrated by Geoffrey Matthews. (R)


Presenter (Blue Peter): Konnie Huq
Author (Just So Stories): Rudyard Kipling
Narrator (Just So Stories): Geoffrey Matthews

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) The Four Friends and the Elephant Narrated by Julia Booth. (S) 5422981 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Rumble in the Jungle Paul Ewing sees which animals he can spot in the jungle. (S) 1287737 9.30 Magic Key(ages5-6) Biff of the Jungle Biff. Wilma and Floppy find themselves stuck in ajungle. (S) 2593553 9.45 The Pocket-Size
Guide to Parenting- the trials facing young families. (S) (W)


Unknown: Julia Booth.
Unknown: Paul Ewing

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
The Teletubbies watch two girls go ten-pin bowling. Then Laa-Laa plays with her ball.
(R) (S)

: Tweenies

The Tweenies build a big wall in the playroom but find it stops them from playing together.
(R) (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Frogs Pippin meets some frogs in her garden. (S) 6279485 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money: Coin Recognition to lOp The friends meet a cricketer with a broken bat. (S)
6403718 11.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11) Colorado Drylands, USA How people affect their environment (S) 7687060 11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Fractions: Halves and Quarters Her Wholeness helps Maths Man learn about fractions. (S)
1203114 11.50 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Land The different ways in which land is used. (S) 8174447 12.10 Landmarks
(ages 9-12) Britain since 1930: the Swinging Sixties? A look at Britain in the 1960s. (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.

: Open a Door

Ends 1.10. i
Stories from around the world. Today, Poland. (R) (S) 46539060 :

: Funnybones

Shown 7am

: School programme

Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spywatch SentAway Starkey visits the library to do some research on his Second
World War evacuation. (S)


Unknown: Spywatch Sentaway Starkey

: Snooker

This afternoon's frames in the UK championship at the Bournemouth International Centre, where the last 16 players battle for places in the quarter-finals. Dougie Donnelly introduces the action, with commentary by Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor ,
John Virgo , Jim Meadowcroft ! and Willie Thorne. (S)
Including at
3.20 News; Regional News
(Digital: UK Today); Weather (S) (W)


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: John Virgo
Commentary By: Jim Meadowcroft
Commentary By: Willie Thorne.

: The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr Burns? (part 1)

Almost everyone vows to kill Mr Burns after he cheats the school out of an oil well and threatens to block out the sun. (R) (S)
The second part can be seen on Friday at 6pm

: Snooker

Dougie Donnelly introduces the opening stages of this evening's matches at the UK championship. If the early rounds follow recent form, Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins should both be in action tonight. (S)


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: John Higgins

: Living Britain

A natural history series celebrating a wildlife year in Britain. Early Summer. Badgers explore their woodland home, birds feed their young and stag beetles tussle over rotten logs as the hedgerows become a riot of colour.
Series producer Peter Crawford (R) (S) (W)


Producer: Peter Crawford

: University Challenge

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, take on Bristol University for a place in the second round. Hosted by Jeremy Paxman.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: What the Romans Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis examines more Roman innovations.
Arteries of the Empire. Tonight Hart-Davis analyses the Romans' ingenious surveying methods that enabled them to build their arrow-straight roads. He also commissions a replica of an ingenious giant water wheel used to remove water from flooded Welsh gold mines. See Choice.
Director Paul King: Series producer Martin Mortimore (S) (W)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Martin Mortimore

: Andes to Amazon

Series exploring the wildlife and landscape of South America. Andes. This week a look at the spectacular chain of mountains running from the equator to near Antarctica. In this land of harsh beauty and extreme conditions, life is a struggle against the elements for wildlife such as bears, pumas, guanacos, condors and flamingos. See Choice.
Producer Ian Gray ; Series producer Karen Bass (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
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 available from retailers


Producer: Ian Gray
Producer: Karen Bass

: Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Another film recording a special tree through the seasons. Milton's Mulberry. A celebration of the great mulberry tree which stands in the Fellow's Garden of Christ's
College, Cambridge, alma mater of poet John Milton.
Director Robert Payton ; Executive producer Lynn Alleway (S) (W) Another episode of Meetings with Remarkable Trees is on Friday at 9.50pm


Unknown: John Milton.
Director: Robert Payton
Producer: Lynn Alleway

: Human Remains

Continuing the series of spoof documentaries about odd couples, written by and starring Rob Brydon and Julia Davis. All Over My Glasses. Welsh couple Michelle and Stephen are planning their wedding day. Michelle would like to look like Princess Diana on her big day, while Stephen worries about looking too short in the photographs.
Producer Alison MacPhail ; Director Matt Lipsey (S) (W)


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Julia Davis.
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Director: Matt Lipsey
Stephen: Rob Brydon
Michelle: Julia Davis
Leighton: Mark Benton
Elaine: Ruth Jones
Wedding shop assistant: Jane Roth

: Newsnight

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


Editor: Sian Kevill

: Snooker

Garry Richardson introduces highlights of the day's frames at the UK championship from Bournemouth.


Introduces: Garry Richardson

: Despatch Box

Analysis of the day's political events.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Romans in Britain ComingofAge
57436 1.00 Gothic in India Bombay Railway Station (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Religious Education Taking Issue/The RE Collection (S)
Languages 4.00 Japanese Language and People (parts 3 and 4) -Japanese for beginners.
Working in Health and Care 5.00 Careers
Open University 6.00 Towards a Better Life (S) 65428 6.30 Informer, Eduquer, Divertir? Ends 7.00am.

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