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: Children's BBC Hollyday HoT

Ends 11.10.

Playdays
The team get in touch with relatives from around the world.
(R)

7.20 Smurfs' Adventures
Cartoon fun with the Smurfs. (R)

7.45 X-Men
Animated superhero antics. (S)

8.05 Blue Peter
Matt Baker becomes a backing dancer for Steps.
Shown last Friday. BBC1 (S) (W)

8.30 Rugrats
Carpet-crawling capers with the babies. (R) (S)

8.55 Kenan and Kel
Comedy. Kenan celebrates his birthday. (R) (S)

9.25 Rugrats
More animated toddler trouble. (R) (S)

9.55 Yoho Ahoy!
Animation. Booty tries to paint a picture. (R)

10.00 Teletubbies Advent Calendar
Continuing the Teletubbies' countdown to Christmas. (R) (S)

Then Teletubbies
Little Bo Peep comes to Teletubbyland. (S)
Website: [address removed]

10.30 Tweenies
The Tweenies stage their own pantomime. (S) (W)
Website: [address removed]
Christmas preview: page 35

10.50 Polka Dot Shorts
It's international Bible Day. (R)

10.55 Just So Stories
Today, The Cat That Walked by Itself. (R)

Contributors

Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Matt Baker

: The West

Another chance to see the eight-part documentary series on America's history, followed by a film depiction of the era.
The People 1500-1806. The series begins with a look at the settlement of the American West. Continues tomorrow
11.15am. (R) (S)

: Santa Fe Passage

Western. Guide Kirby Randolph is ostracised when his wagon train of settlers is brutally massacred by hostile Indians. Given one last chance to prove himself, Randolph must guide a large cargo of munitions through dangerous Indian territory.
Director William Witney (1955, U)
(S) Films: pp 77-84 **

Contributors

Unknown: Kirby Randolph
Director: William Witney
Kirby Randolph: John Payne
Aurelie St Clair: Faith Domergue
Jess Griswold: Rod Cameron
Sam Beekman: Slim Pickens

: Trouble In Store

Comedy, beginning a season of newly restored Norman Wisdom films introduced by the star himself. Norman wants to be a department store window dresser but constant hirings and firings mean he is more often left on the outside looking in! (1953, U) (BW) (S) ***
The Square Peg is tomorrow at 2pm
Films: pp 77-84

Contributors

Introduced by: Norman Wisdom
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Miss Bacon: Margaret Rutherford
Peggy: Moira Lister
Gerald: Derek Bond
Sally: Lana Morris

: Full Circle with Michael Palin

Beginning a weekday rerun of the ten-part series in which Michael Palin makes an anti-clockwise circuit of the Pacific Rim. Alaska and Russia. The epic journey begins in the Bering Strait, which lies between Siberia and Alaska. (R) (S)

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Palin

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott presents more culinary challenges. (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

Weekday elimination quiz with Anne Robinson. (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror VI. Three horrifying Halloween tales.
A Simpsons double bill can be seen on Friday at 6pm (R) (S)

: Farscape

Liars, Guns and Money- Plan B. In the last of a three-part story Crichton surrenders himself to the cruel Scorpius.
Final episode of the series is tomorrow 6.50pm (S)

: Living Britain

A natural history series celebrating a wildlife year in Britain. Autumn. It's the season of glorious colour and dramatic wildlife activity as resident animals prepare for winter.
Producer Yvonne Ellis ; Series producer Peter Crawford (R) (S) (W) The final episode can be seen on Friday at 7.30pm

Contributors

Producer: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Peter Crawford

: University Challenge

Two teams who have made it through to the second round, Sheffield Hallam and Warwick, do battle to achieve a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman plays questionmaster. Director Tracey Rooney : Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Sheffield Hallam
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Meet the Ancestors

The Princess and the City. Julian Richards reports on last year's discovery of an elaborate ancient sarcophagus at London's Spitalfields, containing the remains of a wealthy Roman and the remnants of clothing and objects never seen before in Roman Britain.
Executive producer Caroline Van den Brul ; Series producer Ian Potts (R) (S)

Contributors

Producer: Caroline van Den Brul
Producer: Ian Potts

: Andes to Amazon

Penguin Shores. The series concludes with a journey along the coastline of South America, from the cold water of the Falklands to the tropical Galapagos. The cold current creates the world's richest fisheries and supports dolphins, killer whales, sea lions, albatrosses and the only sea-going lizard. But the real surprises are the penguins, who live everywhere, from the lush forest to the bone-dry desert and even on the equator. See Choice.
Producer Tim Scoones ; Series producer Karen Bass (S) (W) RT SHOP: book available for £15.99 including p&p (normally £20). To order. send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate). A CD of the soundtrack is available from retailers

Contributors

Producer: Tim Scoones
Producer: Karen Bass

: Stella Street

The cult satirical comedy continues as Al Pacino is arrested and Michael Caine gets more than he bargained for.
The series concludes tomorrow at 9.50pm (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: Michael Caine

: Human Remains

Concluding the series of spoof documentaries about odd couples, written by and starring Rob Brydon and Julia Davis. More Than Happy. South coast flower shop owners Ray and Les decide to make special arrangements to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary.
Producer Alison MacPhail ; Director Matt Lipsey (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Julia Davis.
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Director: Matt Lipsey

: Newsnight

The day's main news stories, presented by Kirsty Wark.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) (W)

Contributors

Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Masterclass

Barbara Bonney - Opera. The nightly series continues as the celebrated American soprano coaches four young performers in famous operatic scenes by Mozart and Richard Strauss. With James Naughtie.
Director Simon Broughton (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Director: Simon Broughton

: Despatch Box

Analysis of the day's political events.

Contributors

Editor: Jon Williams

: The Dome: Trouble at the Big Top

A week-long look at the Millennium Dome begins with this rerun of a series examining the political, commercial and artistic conflicts behind its construction. Narrated by Robert Lindsay.
The Finest Hour. Problems arise as Peter Mandelson struggles to fulfil his remit over the first year. Series producers Robert Thirkell and Adam Wishart
Continues tomorrow at 12.30pm (R) (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Producers: Robert Thirkell
Producers: Adam Wishart

: Any Place but Home

Thriller starring Joe Lando. A young couple who find themselves embroiled in a kidnap attempt are desperate to do the right thing and return the young boy and the money to his father. Ends 2.50am.
Director Rob Hedden (1997.12) (S)








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