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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00
Poddington Peas
Dough-Pea goes missing. (R)

7.05 Playdays
Trish and friends play some jumping games. (R)

7.25 Smurfs' Adventures
Fun with the mushroom-dwelling folk. (R)

7.50 Blue Peter
On today's show the team make Christmas decorations. Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.20 The All New Popeye Show
Fun with the spinach-eating sailor. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo holds a badminton competition. Repeated at 1pm (R)

8.45 Fiddley Foodle Bird
Fun with the metamorphosing bird. (R)

: School programme*

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) Number Puzzles 2: Golden Castle (S) 9261637 9.15 Hands Up! (ages 5-7) Signed Words and Pictures: the Owl and the Pussycat. 9685327 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Little Fir Tree (S) 3779308 9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Children's BBC

Ends 10.50.

Teletubbies Advent Calendar

The Teletubbies fill up on Tubby Toast. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

The Tweenies go on a fantasy rocket trip. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11) Using the Land: Digging the Landscape (S) 4564969 11.00 Numbertime
(ages 5-7) Money: Coin Equivalents to 50p. (S) 5327476 11.15 Watch (ages 5-7) Our Friends: Special Friends (S) 534032711.30
Megamaths (ages 7-9) Money: Up to 50p (S) 8375327 11.50 The
Experimenter (ages 7-9) Forces: XP Ahoy (S) 7996650 12.10 ZigZag
(ages 7-9) Snapshots: Programme 1 - Evacuation (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.

: Polka Dot Shorts

Ends 1.10
Shown at 8.40am

: School programme

Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spywatch: Surprise (S)

: World Rally of Great Britain

Highlights of last week's Rally of Great Britain, from Cardiff, with Tiff Needell and Mark James.
First shown in Sunday Grandstand


Unknown: Mark James.

: Children's BBC: Angelmouse

Ends 3.20

Angelmouse helps baby Ellie to sleep. (R)

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

Pat's skating isn't what it used to be. (R)

: Children's BBC: Greenclaws

Greenclaws and Percy invent a new clock. (R)

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen

Maureen's toes won't twinkle. (R)

: Children's BBC: Bodger and Badger

Badger pulls up the floorboards to get at Mousey's house. (R) (S)

: Children's BBC: Secret Life of Toys

More fun in the playroom.

: News; Regional News

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

: Gardeners' World 2000

Rachel De Thame meets the first finalist in the Gardener of the Year competition. (R) (S)

: Yes Minister

The Official Visit. Will everything go smoothly for the new Minister for Administrative Affairs? (R) (S)50i

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest. (S)

: The Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (S) (W)

: Thunderbirds

PM A Day of Disaster. When a bridge collapses as a rocket transporter crosses it, International Rescue rush to the aid of the two-man crew trapped at the bottom of a river.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)

: Star Trek: Voyager

Alliances. Janeway reluctantly forms a strategic alliance with the Kazon. (R) (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6.45pm

: Third Rock from the Sun

Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary. When Mary suggests they socialise with people other than the Solomon family, Dick is suspicious, but dinner with Gwen and Larry is a success. (S)

: Home Front

Last in the interior and garden makeover series. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin face severe access problems when they undertake the transformation of a terraced house and garden in Islington.
Director Peter Leonard ; Executive producer Rachel Innes-Lumsden
(S) (W) BBC BOOK: The Home Front Directory, price f 12.99. from retailers


Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Peter Leonard
Producer: Rachel Innes-Lumsden

: Horror in the East

Conclusion of the two-part documentary looking at the Japanese treatment of prisoners of war in both world wars using archive footage and testimonies from victims and perpetrators of the cruelty. Death Before Surrender
This programme looks at the motivation of kamikaze pilots who flew their planes into Allied ships, the forces that drove a young student to kill his mother and then himself,, and why so many Japanese soldiers chose to die rather than surrender. (S) (W)

: Stella Street

Continuing the off-beat satirical comedy series focusing on a fantasy street inhabited by a host of celebrities.
Michael Caine makes Mrs Huggett a promise he may live to regret. When David Bowie leaves Dean in charge of the shop, he heads straight for the chocolate. (5)


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Mrs Huggett
Unknown: David Bowie

: The League of Gentlemen

Continuing the rerun of the second series of the black comedy starring Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Death in Royston Vasey. Geoff, Mike and Brian take a disastrous detour on the way to their plastics convention, and the plain-speaking mayor of Royston Vasey tries to calm the growing unease.
Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer JemmaRodgers (R) (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: audio cassette. On the Town with the League of Gentlemen. and a DVD and video of series one are available from retailers


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Unknown: Royston Vasey.
Unknown: Royston Vasey
Director: Steve Bendelack

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's major news stories both at home and abroad. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Who Killed Mark Faulkner?

Second of a three-part documentary looking at the life of a disabled, homeless man, filmed by the BBC's Disability Programmes Unit, who was later found dead in the walkway at Charing Cross station, London, in 1998. More of Everything. This programme looks at what it takes to survive on the streets of the capital. (S)

: The Phil Silvers Show

AM Mardi Gras. When a young society girl refuses to be crowned queen of the Motor Pool Mardi Gras, Bilko decides to teach her a lesson. (BW) (R) (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Breaking the Seal Criminal Records (W) 12032 1.00 Ever Wondered? 5928728 1.15 Personal Passions 6066896 1.30 Living Doll A Background to Shaw's Pygmalion (S)
Parenting 2.00 The Pocket Guide to Parenting Plus Programme 3
Languages 4.00 Make German Your Business (part 2) Working In Health and Care 5.00 Communication and Team Skills
Open University 6.00 Le Corbusier and the Villa La Roche (S) 70544 6.30 Pilgrimage The Shrine at Loreto Ends 7am.

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