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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Fun with the clumsy penguin. Repeated at 2pm (R)

7.05 Playdays
Peggy makes toffee apples at the Patch Stop. (R)

7.25 Smurfs' Adventures
Animated azure-tinged adventures. (R)

7.50 Blue Peter
Children's magazine. Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.15 The Raccoons
Animation. The tranquillity of Evergreen Forest is shattered. (R)

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Can Polkaroo paint a picture? Repeated at 1pm.

8.50 Brum
Animated automobile tales. Narrated by Toyah Willcox. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Forces: Floating and Sinking (S)
9.15 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Forces: Natural Forces (S) 9549571 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Little Fir Tree (S) 3633552 9.45
The Pocket-Size Guide to Parenting (S) (W)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Advent Calendar Then Teletubbies
A beautiful fountain appears in Teletubbyland.
(R) (S)

: Tweenies

The gang ask Judy to help them create a crazy-golf course. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Landmarks Shorts (ages
9-12) Using the Land: Digging the Landscape (S) 4428113 11.00
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money: Coin Equivalents to £1 (S) 528162011.15 Watch (ages 5-7) Art Start: Clay (S) 5204571 11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Money: £1 to £5 (S)
11.50 Science Zone (ages 9-11)
Living: Smooth Running (S)
12.10 Focus (ages 9-11)
Citizenship: Getting on with It (Active Citizenship) (S) (W)

: Working Lunch

A roundup of the latest business and consumer news.

: Polka Dot Shorts

Ends 1.10.
Shown at 8.40am

: School programme

Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spywatch: The Secret Quarry (S)

: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Ends 2.40.
Two boys try stealing Peggy's ticket. (R)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Peggy, Poppy and Mark follow the otters' trail. (R)

: Children's BBC: Pingu

Shown at 7am

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

Pat has trouble steering his van. (R)

: Children's BBC: Greenclaws

Greenclaws solves a greenhouse problem. (R)

: Children's BBC: Angelmouse

Angelmouse helps to look for Oswald's father. (R)

: Westminster Live

Diana Madill offers a chance for viewers to quiz MPs. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: see Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Gardeners' World

Stephen Lacey visits dreamy
Dutch garden rooms. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Stephen Lacey

: Yes, Minister

Big Brother. Jim decides to introduce privacy safeguards into the Government's national computer database. (R) (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott 's against-the-clock cookery show. (R) (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

Anne Robinson hosts the ruthless team quiz. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Roswell High

PM The Convention. Max finds himself playing host to a special guest, but is also threatened by another who plans to expose him. Sheriff Valenti has an unwanted visitor.


Max Evans: Jason Behr
Michael Guerin: Brendan Fehr
Liz Parker: Shiri Appleby
Isabel: Katherine Heigl
Maria: Majandra Delfino
Sheriff Valenti: Bill Sadler

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Something Blue

A spell by Willow has disastrous side effects, as Giles goes blind and Xander becomes a demon magnet. Meanwhile, Buffy and Spike fall in love.
Repeated tomorrow at 11.25pm (S) (W) [web address removed]


Buffy Summers: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Rupert Giles: Anthony Stewart Head
Xander Harris: Nicholas Brendon
Willow Rosenberg: Alyson Hannigan
Spike: James Marsters
Riley: Marc Blucas

: First Sight

Glass Houses. Architect Maxwell Hutchinson takes a look at the recent proliferation in tall glass buildings in London -a fad that's beginning to take over the skyline - and asks whether we can be safe inside such structures.
Producer Geoff Griffiths ; Editor Dippy Chaudhary (S) REGIONAL PROGRAMME: see panel on left for variations


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Geoff Griffiths

: Extreme Machines

Jeremy Clarkson takes the helm of the largest moving object ever made, the Jahre Viking supertanker. He also climbs into the driving seat of the Space Shuttle and has a hair-raising ride on a class one off-shore powerboat.
Producers Richard Pearson and Andy Wilman (R) (S)


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producers: Richard Pearson
Producers: Andy Wilman

: Top Gear

Jason Barlow finds out whether Renault's new Laguna can prove serious competition for Ford's new Mondeo, while Andy Wilman visits the state-of-the-art safety centre of a company known for its strong emphasis on passenger care, Volvo. With Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson . Producer John Wilcox ; Series producer Richard Pearson (S) (W) BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE: price L3.50, available monthly from newsagents


Unknown: Jason Barlow
Unknown: Andy Wilman
Unknown: Vicki Butler-Henderson
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Richard Pearson

: Horizon: The Boy Who Was Turned into a Girl

In 1965 a Canadian woman gave birth to twins, one of whom would become a scientific cause celebre. After Bruce Reimer underwent a bungled circumcision operation at six months, he was surgically transformed into a girl, Brenda, under the guidance of controversial psychologist Dr John Money. See Choice. (S) (W)


Producer: Andrew Cohen
Editor: Bettina Lemer

: Stella Street

Mick Jagger becomes a "special constable", while
David Bowie attends a commercial casting. (S)


Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: David Bowie

: Clarkson ,

Jeremy Clarkson meets this year's Edinburgh Festival Perrier Award winner, comedian Rich Hall. Director Brian Klein ; Producer Rob Baker
Repeated next Saturday (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Rich Hall.
Director: Brian Klein
Producer: Rob Baker

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's national and international stories, with Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Queen's Speech Broadcast

By the Conservative Party. (S) (W)

: Paolozzi

Using excerpts from his memoirs, this portrait of Eduardo Paolozzi chronicles the life and career of the artist who has come to be seen as the father of Pop Art.
(First shown on BBC Scotland) (S)


Director: Louise Wardle
Producer: Andrew Lockyer

: Despatch Box

Today's events in Westminster.

: BBC Learning Zone

AM Repeats are not indicated.
Open Science 12.30 Final Frontier 2193021 12.45 Personal
Passions 2198576 1.00 The Ageing Files 22392 1.30 Background Brief- First Came Dolly 2322885 1.45 What Have the Nineties Ever Done for Us? 3526069 2.00 Lost Worlds (S) 66311 2.30 Biosphere 2 85446 3.00 Cosmic Recycling (S)
Parenting 3.30 The Pocket Guide to Parenting Plus (5) (W) Languages 4.00 Make French Your Business (2)
Working In Health and Care 5.00 Learning and Health Skills Open University 6.00 Synthesis of a Drug (S) 16156 6.30 Open Advice -the Three Degrees Ends7.00am.

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