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: Bump's Christmas Story

Bump is told that Christmas may not happen. Narrated by Simon Cadell. (R)


Unknown: Simon Cadell.

: Teletubbies Advent Calendar

Then Teletubbies An extended edition of pre-school fun. (S)

: Noah's Island

More adventures with Noah and his island animal sanctuary. (R) (S)

: The Roswell Conspiracies

Continuing the animated series. Mab, Queen of the Banshees, sends bounty hunters after Blaze. (S)

: The Queen's Nose

Sam has to meet Social Services and act mature when she swaps bodies with Mrs Parker.
Cast and next episode tomorrow at 4.35pm on BBC1 (R) (S) (W)

: Big Kids

Parents' evening at Kate and Simon's school goes smoothly - until Dad meets Max the Delinquent. Cast and next episode on Wednesday at
4.35pm on BBC1 (R) (S) (W)

: Generation X

Continuing the series that takes a light-hearted look at the generation gap. This week Russ Spencer from pop band Scooch reveals his childhood secrets with his mother Pauline. (W)


Unknown: Russ Spencer

: Grange Hill

Continuing the run of double episodes from the last series. Mr Robson 's house falls in around his ears. Wayne's reunion with Alec is not as he expected.
Written by Philip Gladwin and Michael Butt (R) (S)


Unknown: Mr Robson
Written By: Philip Gladwin
Written By: Michael Butt

: Robot Wars

Evil Weevil, Little Fly and Wel'dor are among the machines competing for a place in the semi-finals. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed.
Shown last Friday (S)


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.

: Top of the Pops Plus

Josie d'Arby, Vernon Kay ,
Joe Mace and Lisa Rogers present the live pop show, featuring news, performances and chat from some of the biggest names in music. Viewers can e-mail questions for the stars at: totpplus@bbc.co.uk
Series producer Gary August: Executive producer Paul Smith (S) (W) TOTP2 is on Wednesday at 6pm
TOP OF THE POPS THE MAGAZINE: price £1.50, from newsagents


Unknown: Vernon Kay
Unknown: Joe MacE
Unknown: Lisa Rogers
Producer: Paul Smith

: Metropol

Shaun Ley presents the political programme for the capital and the South East. E-MAIL: metropol@bbc.co.uk REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Shaun Ley

: Sunday Grandstand

Presented by Ray Stubbs.
1.35 Racing Coverage of the Hong Kong Cup, the finale of the Emirates World Series.
1.40 Ski Sunday Hazel Irvine presents downhill action of the fourth World Cup of the season from the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Matt Chilton and Graham Bell commentate.
2.25,4.30 Basketball Action from the semi-finals of the National Cup as four teams battle for a place in the final. Leicester Riders take on Thames Valley Tigers, while the second game is a London derby between the Leopards and Towers. Commentary by Bob Ballard and Alton Byrd.
3.30 Show Jumping Coverage from Olympia of the Masters, a winner-takes-all competition which is part of the International Show Jumping championships. Michael Tucker, Stephen Hadley and Clare Balding commentate. Producer Jonny Bramley; Editor Peter Allden (W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presented By: Ray Stubbs.
Unknown: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Val Gardena.
Unknown: Matt Chilton
Commentary By: Bob Ballard
Commentary By: Alton Byrd.
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Editor: Peter Allden

: Wild

Continuing the wildlife strand. Ends 6.35.
Series producer Paul Appleby ; Editor Fiona Pitcher
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Wild Britain The 60,000 Bird Show. Carl Marshall witnesses the spectacular annual migration of pink-footed geese, swans and knot in the skies over the Wash in East Anglia. Producer Jenna Hall (S) (W) Another episode of Wild Britain is on Friday at 8.20pm
5.15 Big Cat Diary 2000 Simon King and Jonathan Scott watch the big cats of Kenya's Masai Mara struggle to cope with torrential rains after months of intense heat and drought. Producers Miles Barton , Robin Hellier : Executive producer Fiona Pitcher
(S) (W)
5.45 Natural World Bower Birds -the Art of Seduction. David
Attenborough travels to the remote highlands of New Guinea and the tropical rainforests of Australia to investigate the elaborate mating rituals of bower birds.
Producer Paul Reddish : Series editor Neil Nightingale (S) (W)


Producer: Paul Appleby
Unknown: Carl Marshall
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Producers: Miles Barton
Producers: Robin Hellier
Producer: Fiona Pitcher
Producer: Paul Reddish
Editor: Neil Nightingale

: Star Trek

Devil in the Dark. The crew examines a series of mysterious deaths on a mining planet. (R) (S)

: The Battle for the Euro

The proposal to replace sterling with a single European currency has lead to fierce campaigning, back-room deals and accusations of dirty tricks. Jane Corbin explores the controversies and key issues, talking to key supporters of the euro, including Kenneth Clarke , Michael Heseltine and Charles Kennedy , and exploring the Euro-sceptic stance exemplified by the grass-roots campaigns funded by maverick businessman Paul Sykes.
Producer Alison Cahn : Editor Anne Tyerman (S) (W)


Unknown: Jane Corbin
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Paul Sykes.
Producer: Alison Cahn
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Mythical Journeys

A one-off documentary examining part of the Orphic myth. Metamorpheus. In ancient legend, the women of Thrace killed the poet Orpheus in a Dionysian frenzy and threw his head with his lyre into the river Hebrus. Still singing, the head made its way to the island of Lesbos where it was established as an oracle. Professor Oliver Taplin sets out to follow the journey of the poet's head through modern day Bulgaria to the Greek island accompanied by poet Tony Harrison.
Director Peter Symes (S) (W)


Unknown: Professor Oliver Taplin
Unknown: Tony Harrison.
Director: Peter Symes

: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

The Python team examines the trials and tribulations of human life in their usual irreverent comic style. Written by and starring Graham Chapman , John Cleese , Terry Gilliam , Eric Idle , Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Widescreen.
Director Terry Jones (1983.18) (S) (W) Films: pp 77-84 ***


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin.
Director: Terry Jones

: Have I Got News for You

Another dose of the topical news quiz hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Shown last Friday on BBCl (S) (W)


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Masterclass

The series continues with five nightly classes from top performers, presented by James Naughtie.
Chorus - with Sir David Willcocks , Andrew Parrott and Terry Edwards. Britain's three leading choral conductors put a student choir to the test with Handel's Messiah, a Bach cantata and Verdi's Chorus of Hebrew Slaves.
Director Franceses Kemp ; Executive producer Sue Judd (S) (W)


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sir David Willcocks
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Director: Franceses Kemp
Producer: Sue Judd

: Touch of Evil

Newly restored version of Orson Welles 's classic film noir, being shown as part of the short Janet Leigh season. Also starring the director and Charlton Heston. Honeymooning in a frontier town, a special narcotics investigator becomes mixed up in murder, racketeering, and police corruption.
(1958, 12) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 77-84 *****


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Charlton Heston.
Hank Quinlan: Orson Welles
Mike Vargas: Charlton Heston
Susan Vargas: Janet Leigh
Pete Menzies: Joseph Calleia
Uncle Joe Grandi: Akim Tamiroff
Marcia Linnekar: Joanna Moore
Adair: Ray Collins
Night man: Dennis Weaver
Tanya: Marlene Dietrich
Stripjoint owner: Zsa Zsa Gabor

: Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson meets aristocratic hellraiser
Jamie Blandford. Ends 2.15. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)

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