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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Fireman Sam
Sarah and James accidentally burst a water main.
Repeated at 1pm (R)

7.10 Playdays
Grandpa Jones gives Poppy a book of magic. (R)

7.30 Smurfs' Adventures
Animation with the little blue people. (R)

7.55 Smart
Creative picture-making.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.20 The Raccoons
Animated woodland adventures. (R)

8.45 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and Bear build a sandwich-making machine. (S)

8.50 Yoho Ahoy!
More adventures on the high seas. (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Don't
Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly! (S) 5218093 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) The Snow Lambs (S) 9516243 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Instructions (S)
9.45 The Pocket-Size Guide to
Parenting (S)(W)

: Children's BBC

Ends 10.50.

Teletubbies Advent Calendar
The colourful quartet continue their countdown to Christmas. (R) (S)

Then Teletubbies
The Tubbies watch two children caring for some goats. (R) (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

The Tweenies play a guessing game about different times of the day. (R) (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: the Tweenies' No 1, a CD single, available from retailers

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Butterflies (S) 6667175 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money: Up to £2 (S) 5257663 11.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11) Somerset Levels (S) 6195309 11.30 Megamaths
(ages 7-9) 15 to 110 (S)
11.50 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Kenya: Kenya from the Air (S)
12.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Snap
Shots: programme 2 (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news and consumer developments.

: Fireman Sam

Ends 1.00.
Shown at 7am

: School programme

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

: Tennis

Sue Barker introduces action from the annual London event of the Seniors Tour, as some of the game's former greats take to the court at the Royal Albert Hall.
Commentary by John Barrett and John Lloyd.


Introduces: Sue Barker
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: John Lloyd.

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather

: Gardeners' World

Featuring another finalist for the Gardener of the Year contest, plus essential advice from
Alan Titchmarsh. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Yes, Minister

The Writing on the Wall. Hacker decides to rewrite a report his department has drafted. (R) (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the cookery show. (S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two, L6.99, from retailers


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The weekday general-knowledge elimination quiz. With
Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Home Sweet Homediddly-dum-doodily. The Flanders gain custody of the Simpson children. (R) (S)
6.20 A Milhouse Divided. Milhouse's parents get divorced, then Homer worries about his own marriage. (S)

: Robot Wars

This week's robots competing for a place in the semi-finals include Bigger Brother, Spikasaurus and Stinger. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated tomorrow (S)


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: The Good Life

Another episode of the seventies comedy starring Richard Briers , Felicity Kendal , Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington. The Early Birds. Tom and Barbara decide to rise with the sun. Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies (R) (S)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Paul Eddington.
Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: Clarissa and the Countryman

Clarissa Dickson Wright concludes her series celebrating the countryside, with friend and hill farmer Johnny Scott.
On the Borders. Clarissa and Johnny visit Northumberland, where they spend a day fox-hunting in the border hills. On their way to the hunt, they meet an ex-miner who has been salvaging coal from the sea for over 20 years.
Series producer Steve Sklair: Executive producer Bob Long (S) (W)


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott.
Producer: Bob Long

: Charlie's Wildlife Gardens

Vegetable Patch. This week Charlie Dimmock and wildlife expert Chris Baines create an organic vegetable patch in a garden on a Bristol council estate. Plus a visit to an allotment where two gardeners balance the production of organic vegetables with consideration for wildlife. Producers Jenna Hall and Stephen Moss
Executive producer Fiona Pitcher (S) (W)


Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Conquistadors

Michael Wood continues hisjourney tracing the story of the 16th-century Spanish Conquest of the New World.
The Search for El Dorado. From his starting point in Quito, Ecuador, Wood follows the route of the Conquistadors' ill-fated quest for the mythical land of gold. See Choice.
Director David Wallace : Producer Rebecca Dobbs (S) (W) RT SHOP: hardback book Conquistadors by Michael Wood , is available for £14.99 (normally £18.99), and a double audio cassette, read by the author, is available for £ll.99 (normally £13.99). The video is available for £16.99 (usually £19.99). Please add 99p postage and packing per order. Send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to: [address removed]. or call [number removed] (national rate). Websites about South America - Webwatch: page 55


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: El Dorado.
Director: David Wallace
Producer: Rebecca Dobbs
Unknown: Michael Wood

: Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Monkey Puzzle. Botanist Chris Page reveals how the monkey puzzle tree came to the British Isles. (S) (W)


Unknown: Chris Page

: Harry Enfield and Chums

In the last of the comedy series, Kevin the teenager continues his turbulent journey through adolescence.
Director Dominic Brigstocke : Producer Sophie Clarke-Jervoise (R) (S)


Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's news, with Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Queen's Speech Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats. (s) (w)

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: Choice World Clubbing

Continuing the definitive guide to clubbing. Scott Bond reviews San Francisco's nightlife.
Director Paul Clay : Series producer Annabelle Barnett (S) (W)


Unknown: Scott Bond
Director: Paul Clay
Producer: Annabelle Barnett

: Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice

Tonight's music show features Gil Scott Heron and Sounds of Blackness.
Producer Shurwin Beckford : Series producer Serena Cross (W)


Unknown: Gil Scott Heron
Producer: Shurwin Beckford

: Crooked Hearts

Drama starring Peter Berg ,
Vincent I D'Onofrio and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Tom Warren drops out of college and returns to the family nest only to find that his brother is determined to destroy the family from within. Director Michael Bortman (1991. 15) (S) Films: pp 78-84 ***
Barry Norman profiles Jennifer Jason Leigh : page 69


Unknown: Peter Berg
Unknown: Vincent I D'Onofrio
Unknown: Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Unknown: Tom Warren
Director: Michael Bortman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Jennifer Jason Leigh

: BBC Learning Zone

GCSEBitesize Plant Biology Ends 5.00am. (S)

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