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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
More adventures in the world brimming with polka dots. (R)

7.10 Smurfs' Adventures
The Smurfs discover a fountain. (R)

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

8.00 Blue Peter
Children's magazine, presented by Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas, Matt Baker and Liz Barker.
Shown last Friday. BBC1 (S) (W)

8.25 Albert the Fifth Musketeer
Animated adventures set in 17th-century France. (R) (S)

8.50 Yoho Ahoy!
Poop's love of cake icing gets him into trouble, and Swab teaches Parrot to speak. (R)
Repeated at 1pm (R) (S) BBC CD-Rom: available for PC and Playstation, price £19.99


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

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) When the Teddy Bears Came (S)
9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: Blooming Cats(S) 7347445 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Fraser the Eraser (S)
8734087 9.45 Dynamo Number 6 and Up and Down (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
A big purple flower grows in Teletubbyland. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

Milo has to learn to be patient. (R) (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/tweenies

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Useful Holes (S) 6125629 11.05
Numbertime (ages 4-6) NumberTwo (S) 1198803 11.20 Revisewise
(ages 7-9) English Tests (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Measure: the King's New Clothes (S) 4584667 11.50 Music Makers
(ages 7-9) ProfessorAllegro's World of Music: In the Mountains (Pitch) (S) 3621990 12.10 Landmarks
(ages 9-11) Ancient Egypt: Nile Food and Farming (S)

: Working Lunch

Weekday roundup of consumer and financial news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Yoho Ahoy!

A double bill of pirate animation. Shown at 8.50am (S)

: Arch of Triumph

Romantic drama starring
Ingrid Bergman , Charles Boyer and Charles Laughton. An ill-fated relationship begins when an Austrian doctor fleeing Nazi persecution meets a down-on-her-luck courtesan in Paris just before the Second World War.
Director Lewis Milestone (1948. U)
(BW) (S) Teach yourself Ingrid Bergman : p51 Films: pp 54-57 * *
3.20 News; Regional News (Digital:
UK Today); Weather (S) (W)


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: Charles Laughton.
Director: Lewis Milestone
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Joan Madou: Ingrid Bergman
Dr Ravic: Charles Boyer
Haake: Charles Laughton
Morosow: Louis Calhern

: Esther

Esther Rantzen returns with the weekday mix of celebrity chat and audience discussion.
Editor Dominique Vulliamy (S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Dominique Vulliamy

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott presents more culinary challenges. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The first of the week's daily editions of the elimination quiz, presented by Anne Robinson.
There's another edition tonight at
8.30pm on BBC1. (S) (W)


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons: Lisa the Iconoclast

Lisa discovers that the town's founding father was really a vicious pirate.
A Simpsons double bill can be seen on Friday at 6pm.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

It's Better to Have Loved and Lost It. Carlton meets the woman of his dreams at college. (R) (S)
6.45 Will Goes a Courtin '.Will refuses to pay rent until his air conditioning is fixed and lands in court. (R) (S)

: Earth Story

Ring of Fire. Billions of years ago the earth was covered by a single vast ocean, yet today nearly a third of the planet is dry land. Where did it all come from? Following a trail of clues from the Andes to Alaska, Aubrey Manning discovers the link between earthquakes, volcanos and the rich veins of gold that attracted the conquistadors to South America. Series producer David Sington ; Executive producer Richard Reisz
(R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: David Sington
Producer: Richard Reisz

: University Challenge

Balliol College, Oxford, take on York University for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman is the questionmaster.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


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

: Meet the Ancestors

The Chosen One. Beneath the school of Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds lie the remains of a prehistoric Iron Age village. Last summer archaeologists found the crouched skeleton of a teenage girl, bound at death and buried in an ancient rubbish pit. Julian Richards tries to discover how this young woman died and why, unusually for the time, she was interred intact in the ground.
Producer Bill Locke ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history


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

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

Pandora's Secrets. In 1791 HMS Pandora was sent to a group of remote islands in the Pacific to capture the mutineers from the Bounty. Having caught 14 of them she was on her way home when disaster struck. Marine archaeologist Peter Gesner attempts to uncover the secrets of the wreck, 30 metres down on the Great Barrier Reef, and to dentity three bodies within its interior.
Director Sian Griffiths ; Series producer Will Aslett (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Peter Gesner
Director: Sian Griffiths

: We Are History

Radical young historian David Oxley re-creates Boadicea's last battle against the Romans in a Bristol supermarket.
Director Sean Grundy ; Series producer Tom Ware (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: David Oxley
Director: Sean Grundy
Producer: Tom Ware

: Room 101

Goodness Gracious Me's Sanjeev Bhaskar reveals his pet hates to presenter Paul Merton , and explains precisely why he loathes Skippy the Bush Kangaroo so vehemently. Producers Victoria Payne. Richard Wilson Repeated Sunday (S)(W)


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Presenter: Paul Merton
Unknown: Bush Kangaroo
Producers: Victoria Payne.
Producers: Richard Wilson

: Newsnight

The day's main news stories, with Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Operation Good Guys

Continuing the rerun of the spoof police series.
Raging Pig. After losing money, Beach launches an inquiry into corruption in boxing. Promoter Frank Warren guest stars.
Written and produced by Dominic Anciano. Hugo Blick and Ray Burdis
- Another episode tomorrow at 11.25pm (R) (S) (W)
Followed by Turning Points UriGeller explains how reading a prime minister's mind led to fame and fortune.


Unknown: Frank Warren
Produced By: Dominic Anciano.
Produced By: Hugo Blick
Produced By: Ray Burdis
DI Beach: David Gillespie
DS Ash: Ray Burdis
Bones: Perry Benson
Mark Kemp: Mark Burdis
Strings: John Beckett
Sgt de Sade: Dominic Anciano
Bill Zeebub: William Scully
Narrator: Hugo Blick

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Sian Williams.
Editor Jon Williams


Unknown: Sian Williams.
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated
Open University 12.30 A Living Doll: a Background to Shaw's
Pygmalion (S) 52656 1.00 Euripides's Medea (S) 59120 1.30 The Myth of Medea: Authenticity in Greek Tragedy (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 History Soviet Communism (S) Languages 4.00 Italy Inside Out (parts 3-4) Working In Engineering 5.00 Careers
Open University 6.00 Myth and Music (S) 86101 6.30 Wide
Sargasso Sea: Real and Imaginary Islands Ends 7am. (S)

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