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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 11.15.

7.00 Polka Dot Shorts
A double-bill of adventures with Polkaroo.
Repeated at 1.10pm (R)

7.20 Top Cat
While wearing a disguise, Top Cat is mistaken for a Maharajah. (R)

7.45 Rugrats
Animated fun with the carpet-crawling kids. (R) (S)

8.05 Blue Peter
Children's magazine presented by Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas, Matt Baker and Liz Barker. Shown yesterday at 5.10pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.35 Monster Rancher
A new cartoon series. Genki unlocks his first real monster. (S)

8.55 Bob the Builder
Bob goes to a line-dancing contest. (R) (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Bob the Builder - Can We Fix It? for PC and PlayStation, price £19.99. Bob the Builder - Fix It Fun! on Game Boy Color, price £24.99

9.05 Noddy In Toyland
Truman has no one to play with - so he gets into trouble instead. (R)

9.35 Little Bear
A triple-bill of pre-school animation, based on the books by Else Holmelund Minarik. (R)

10.00 Teletubbies
The Teletubbies watch three boys play with their new kittens. (R) (S)

10.30 Tweenies
When Milo plays with his yo-yo. everyone wants to have a go too. (R) (S) (W)
MAGAZINE: published monthly, price £1.25, from newsagents

10.50 The Raccoons
Animated comedy about the adventures of Bert and Melissa Raccoon, and their best friend aardvark Cedric. (R) (S)


Presenter (Blue Peter): Konnie Huq
Presenter (Blue Peter): Simon Thomas
Presenter (Blue Peter): Matt Baker
Presenter (Blue Peter): Liz Barker

: Harry and the Hendersons

Blood Is Thicker Than Karma
George's patience is tested when his younger brother Carl turns the Henderson home into a shrine for Harry. (R) (S)

: Heartbreak High

Mounting opposition gives Mel second thoughts about her romance. (R) (S) (W)

: Looking Good Tricks

Helpful hints on keeping up with the latest trends. (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news.

: Children's BBC: Starhill Ponies

Baz forgets to collect all the poisonous acorns in the ponies' field. (R)

: Children's BBC: Polka Dot Shorts

Shown at 7am

: Children's BBC: Playdays

Chris, Peggy and friends visit Blists Hill Museum in Ironbridge, Shropshire. (R)

: Children's BBC: Fireman Sam

It's Halloween in Pontypandy and Penny is in for a surprise. (R)

: Children's BBC: Brum

Animated adventures of a car living in a museum. (R)

: World Darts

Yesterday's action from Frimley Green, with Ray Stubbs and Bobby George. Commentary is-by Tony Green and John Part. (W)


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Bobby George.
Unknown: John Part.

: Westminster Live

The latest political news.
(S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail westminster@bbc.co.uk

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: World Darts

Further highlights of yesterday's action, plus a look ahead to the second-round matches which begin tonight. (W) See Darts Wives tonight at 9pm on BBC1

: The Weakest Link

The ruthless elimination quiz, with Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: Thunderbirds

Thirty Minutes after Noon. When a mission to undermine a complex sabotage operation goes badly wrong, International Rescue must race against time to detonate the world's largest bomb and rescue a trapped British agent.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)

: Star Trek: Voyager

Dreadnought. When a Cardassian missile heads towards a heavily-populated planet, B'Elanna realises that she is partly responsible for its programming. (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6.45pm

: Third Rock from the Sun

Big Giant Head Returns. The Big Giant Head returns, and is anxious to raise his son as the heir apparent. A changed Vicky also returns, but she is still suspicious. (S)

: Gary Rhodes

The first of a new nine-part series in which chef Gary Rhodes takes a culinary tour of the six-course menu.
Appetisers. Gary takes a look at starters and tonight's recipes include chicken liver pate with Bramley apple jelly and smoked haddock Scotch eggs. See Choice.
Director/Producer Mandy Cooper (S) The head chef tables a motion - Food: page 34


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Mandy Cooper

: Food and Drink

Beginning a new 12-part run of the series on food and drink. At his Oxfordshire smallholding Antony Worrall
Thompson makes Cornish pasty, the first of 12 Best of British dishes. Oz Clarke samples some Australian red wines with his local friends in a specially-built potting shed, while Emma Crowhurst caters for the crew with a bacon butty from her own mobile kitchen.
Series producer Gloria Wood : Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W)


Unknown: Antony Worrall
Unknown: Emma Crowhurst
Producer: Gloria Wood
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Meet the Ancestors

The archaeology series returns with a new six-part run. The Killing Field. In 1968, a ditch in a Gloucestershire field revealed a mass of ancient bones, with a prehistoric bronze spearhead still lodged in the spine of one of the fallen. Last summer, a new excavation was initiated.
Julian Richards joins archaeologists to sift through the evidence to try to find out how and why these Bronze Age people were killed over 3,000 years ago. See Choice.
Producer Bill Locke : Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (S) (W) Murder most ancient: page 20


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Bill Locke
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Blood on the Carpet

The series about corporate feuds in the world of big business returns with six new programmes.
Blood, Sweaters and Sears. Tonight's first episode charts the relationship between Luciano Benetton , head of the clothing corporation, and fashion photographer Oliviero Toscani. Toscani's adverts for Benetton became more and more controversial, but Benetton continued to stick with his image-maker. The crunch came when Toscani's photos of prisoners on death row scuppered a multi-million dollar deal with US retailers Sears. See Choice.
Producer Nick Mirsky
Executive producer Robert Thirkell (S) (W)


Unknown: Luciano Benetton
Unknown: Oliviero Toscani
Producer: Nick Mirsky
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's major news stories both at home and abroad. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (S) iwj


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: World Darts

Second-round action from the World Professional Darts championship at Frimley Green. Hosted by Ray Stubbs , with commentary by Tony Green and John Part. IW)


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Commentary By: Tony Green
Commentary By: John Part.

: Despatch Box

Political comment and analysis, presented by Sian Williams.


Presented By: Sian Williams.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Ever Wondered? 3607720 12.45
Personal Passions 3708403 1.00 Music to the Ear (S)
1.30 Philosophy in Action Debates about Boxing (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 English: Animated Epics (S)
Languages 4.00 Spanish Inside Out (part 5); Talk Spanish (parts 1 and 2) - a short course for beginners. Working in Engineering 5.00 Science
Open University 6.00 Asthma and the Bean (S) 34836 6.30 Caught in Time Ends 7.00am. (S)

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