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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
Animated fun. Repeated at 2.00pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Why and Charlie hunt for special pets. (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
Dumpty has a dream. Repeated at 1.00pm (R)

8.50 Just So Stories
Today's tale by Rudyard Kipling is called How the Alphabet Was Made. (R)


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Don't
Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly! (S) 5966425 9.15 Words and Pictures
Plus (ages 5-7) The Snow Lambs (S) 9618655 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Instructions (S) 3702636 9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Advent Calendar
Then Teletubbies: Tinky Winky 's bag is sucked up. (R) (S)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Unknown: Tinky Winky

: Tweenies

Jake uses his special tickling feather. (R) (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Butterflies (S) 6832487 11.05 Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money: Change from 20p (S)
11.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages
9-11) Somerset Levels (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Money: Up to 20p (S)
11.50 ZigZag(ages 7-9) Village, Town and City: Our Changing Environment (S) 7936278 12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Britain since 1930: Trouble and Strife? (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.

: Polka Dot Shorts

Ends 1.10.
Polka dot fun.
Shown at 8.40am

: School programme

Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spywatch Bombs in the Country (S)

: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Ends 3.20.
Penny and Dennis foil an attempted theft. (R)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Charlie looks at working horses. (R)

: Children's BBC: Funnybones

Shown 7.00am

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

Pat delivers a registered letter to the camp site. (R)

: Children's BBC: Greenclaws

Greenclaws shows his gardening skills. (R)

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

Melvin and Maureen open a shop. (R)

: Children's BBC: Bodger and Badger

Badger befriends a mouse. (R) (S)

: Children's BBC: Secret Life of Toys

Fun with the magical toys. (R)

: News; Regional News

UK Today): Weather (S) (W)

: Gardeners' World 2000

The world's largest hanging basket. (R) (S) (W)

: Yes Minister

First of this week's classic re-runs. Open Government. New cabinet minister James Hacker struggles to run his minisby. (R) (S)


Unknown: James Hacker

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott presents more culinary challenges. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

Elimination quiz with Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

PM Radio Active Man. Bart and Milhouse compete for a role in a Hollywood movie being shot in Springfield. (R) (S)

: Farscape

Liars, Guns and Money. Part 1: A Not So Simple Plan Zhaan is in conflict with an impatient D'Argo.
Part 2 is next Monday (S)

: Living Britain

The third programme in a six-part award-winning natural history series celebrating a wildlife year in Britain.
Early Summer. May Day marks the start of summer, a season of maypoles, maybiossom, May bugs and mayflies, and the hedgerows become a riot of colour.
Producer Peter Crawford (R) (S) (W) Postponed from 27 November


Producer: Peter Crawford

: University Challenge

Jeremy Paxman gives two of the highest scoring losing teams, St John 's Oxford and Edinburgh, a second bite of the cherry.
Director TraceyRooney; Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: St John
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: What the Romans Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis explores more Roman innovations.
Edge of Empire. Tonight Hart-Davis visits Hadrian's Wall and demonstrates how communications were the key to the success of the Roman military machine.
Executive producer Caroline van den Brul ; Series producer Martin Mortimore (S) (W) John Peel: page 15


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul
Producer: Martin Mortimore

: Horror in the East

First of a two-part documentary looking at the Japanese treatment of prisoners of war in the First and Second
World Wars, using Japanese archive footage and testimonies from both victims and perpetrators of the infamous cruelty. Turning Against the West. Why did the treatment of PoWs in the two wars differ so dramatically? See Choice.
Producer Laurence Rees (S) (W) Horror in the Eastconcludes tomorrow at 9.00pm Sins of the Samurai: page 39


Producer: Laurence Rees

: Stella Street

The cult satirical comedy that relocates bigname celebrities to the tranquility of Surbiton continues. Tonight, Bowie is bored in the shop until Princess Margaret and Jimmy Savile turn up.
Written by John Sessions , Phil Cornwell and Peter Richardson i Director Peter Richardson ; Producer Ben Swaffer (S)


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Written By: John Sessions
Written By: Phil Cornwell
Written By: Peter Richardson
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Ben Swaffer

: Human Remains

Continuing the series of spoof documentaries about odd couples, written by and starring Rob Brydon and Julia Davis. Straight as a Flute. Religious zealots Beverlee and Tony love their four dogs but hate their neighbours.
Producer Alison MacPhail ; Director Matt Lipsey (S) (W)


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Julia Davis.
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Director: Matt Lipsey
Tony: Rob Brydon
Bevertee: Julia Davis
Joyce: Joan Campion

: Newsnight

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


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Who Killed Mark Faulkner?

I First of a three-part documentary looking at the life of a disabled, homeless man who was filmed by the BBC's
Disability Programmes Unit and then three days later was found dead in the walkway at Charing Cross station, London. Somebody Must Know. This first programme retraces Mark Faulkner 's steps to his childhood home in Telford and asks why he and others like him find themselves sleeping rough. Producer Alexandra Scott ; Series editor ian Macrae (S)
Part 2 is tomorrow at 11.20pm


Unknown: Mark Faulkner
Producer: Alexandra Scott
Editor: Ian MacRae

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Horse

US classic comedy.
Sgt Bilko and his team buy an ailing racehorse, hoping to turn it into a champion.
(BW) (R) (S)


Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Romans in Britain Hadrian 's Wall - the Edge of Empire 79940 1.00 West Africa Art and Identities (S)
Parenting 2.00 The Pocket Guide to Parenting Plus (programme 2) (W)
Languages 4.00 Make German Your Business (part 1) Working in Hearth and Care 5.00 Communication and Team Skills
Open University 6.00 Lessons from Kerala (S) 93704 6.30 Coming Home to Banaba Ends 7.00am. (S)

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