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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 10.50.
Noddy in Toyland
Truman gets a visit from the tooth fairy. (R)

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

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

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

8.40 Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo recites the legend of the Bibble Ra. Repeated at 1pm (R)

8.45 Fireman Sam
Sam's popcorn machine goes wild. (R)

8.55 Playdays
Grandpa Jones mends broken toys. (R)

9.15 Yoho Ahoy!
Animated adventures on the high seas. (R)

9.25 Noddy In Toyland
Tales are told when things go missing. (R)

9.50 William's Wish Wellingtons
More adventures with the six-year-old boy. Repeated at 2pm (R)

10.00 Teletubbies Advent Calendar (R) (S)
Tinky Winky and Po sing two different songs. (S)
BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD, price £10.99. and cassette, £7.99

10.30 Tweenies
The Tweenies look for circles. (R) (S) (W)
BBC MUSIC: the Tweenies' No 1, a CD single, available from retailers

: Harry and the Hendersons

Born Again. Nancy is dismayed when her mother comes to stay. (R) (S)

: Heartbreak High

There's tension in the air when the Hartley High kids start their new school. (R) (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news and consumer developments.

: Children's BBC: Polka Dot Shorts

Polka dot fun.
Shown at 8.40am

: Children's BBC: Pablo, the Little Red Fox

Finbar takes Pablo and Pumpkin into his home. (R)

: Children's BBC: Charlie Chalk

Litterbug learns a lesson about tidiness. (R)

: Children's BBC: Penny Crayon

Penny's plans get sabotaged. (R)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Poppy sees the humour in legs. (R)

: Children's BBC: Postman Pat

Pat must stop the Rev Timms catching a train. (R)

: Children's BBC: Green Claws

Iris is on a woolly mission. (R)

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

Mr Tibbie has lost his voice. (R)

: Children's BBC: Bodger and Badger

Badger helps out with an electric saw. (R) (S)

: Children's BBC: Secret Life of Toys

Adventures with the toys. (R)

: News; Regional News

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Gardeners' World

Preparing the garden for winter.
Last of the series. (R) (S) (W)

: Yes Minister

The Death List. Jim Hacker is shocked by claims about him in the magazine Private Eye.
Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
(R) (S)


Unknown: Jim Hacker
Written By: Antony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the beat-the-clock cookery show. (S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two, £6.99, from retailers


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

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


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Lisa the Vegetarian. Paul and Linda McCartney "guest star" as Lisa decides to give up eating meat. (R) (S)
6.20 Lisa's Date with Destiny. Lisa develops a crush on school bully Nelson Muntz. (S)


Unknown: Linda McCartney
Unknown: Nelson Muntz.

: Robot Wars

Evil Weevil, Little Fly and Wel'dor are among the remote-controlled fighting machines competing for a place in the semi-finals. 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

: Travels with My Tutu

A four-part series in which the Royal Ballet's principal dancer Deborah Bull travels the country in a quest to learn four different dance styles.
Deborah Bull Tries Jive. Deborah learns there's more to being a serious jive dancer than just mastering expert moves -there's also a whole lifestyle to embrace.
Director/Series producer Jill Marshall (S) The series continues next Wednesday


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Producer: Jill Marshall

: The Good Life

An episode of the classic seventies comedy starring Richard Briers , Felicity Kendal , Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington. A Tug of the Forelock. Barbara and Tom learn that to be in service is one thing, but to be servile is another.
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

: Charlie's Wildlife Gardens

Urban Garden. In. the penultimate programme of the series, Charlie Dimmock and wildlife expert Chris Baines convert a tiny garden in the heart of a city into a small wildlife oasis. Producer Jenna Hall; Executive producer Fiona Pitcher (S) (W)


Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: Conquistadors

Michael Wood concludes his journey tracing the story of the 16th-century Spanish Conquest of the New World. All the World Is Human. Woods follows the tracks of Cabeza de Vaca and three other surviving conquistadors of an ill-fated expedition to Florida, where they lived with the native peoples for five years before returning home to advance human rights with the Spanish king. See Choice. DirectorDavid Wallace ; Producer Rebecca Dobbs (S) (W) RT SHOP: hardback book Conquistadors by Michael Wood , £14.99
(normally £18.99); double audio cassette, read by the author. £11.99
(normally £13. 99); video £16.99 (usually £19.99), plus 99p p&p per order. Send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to: [address removed], or call [number removed] (national rate). Alison Graham 's TV review: page 63


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Directordavid Wallace
Producer: Rebecca Dobbs
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Alison Graham

: Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Dorchester Plane. The last in the current series looks at the plane tree that stands outside London's Dorchester hotel. Director Robert Payton : Executive producer Lynn Alleway (S) (W)


Director: Robert Payton
Producer: Lynn Alleway

: Harry Enfield's Television Programme

More comedy sketches and caricatures with the funny man. Featuring Kathy Burke and Paul Whitehouse.
Director Geoff Posnen Producers Geoff Posner , Geoffrey Perkins (R) (S)


Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse.
Director: Geoff Posnen
Producers: Geoff Posner
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: Choice World Clubbing

Concluding the definitive guide to clubbing. Seb Fontaine reviews Tokyo nightlife.
Director Brad Hallam ; Series producer Annabelle Barnett (S) (W)


Unknown: Seb Fontaine
Director: Brad Hallam
Producer: Annabelle Barnett

: Trevor Nelson's Urban Choice

Grammy award-winning R 'n' B outfit Sounds of Blackness perform in the first of two in-concert specials.
Producer Shurwin Beckford ; Series producer Serena Cross (W)


Producer: Shurwin Beckford

: Sticks and Stones

Drama starring Gary Busey and Kirstie Alley. Three typical 13-year-old boys - Joey, Mouth and Book - each have family problems, but are united by their love of baseball. Ends 2.35am.
Director Neil Tolkin (1996) (S) Films: pp 78-85 ***


Unknown: Gary Busey
Unknown: Kirstie Alley.
Director: Neil Tolkin

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSEBitesIze Spanish Ends 5.00am. (S)

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