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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
Animated adventures in the polka dot land of Roo. (R)

7.10 Top Cat
Benny inherits a million dollars. (R)

7.35 Rugrats
Animated fun with the loveable ankle-biters. (R)

8.00 Blue Peter
Matt Baker and Liz Barker mark the centenary of Queen Victoria's death by visiting Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, her favourite holiday home.
Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (R) (S) (W)

8.25 Monster Rancher
The magic stone is stolen from Holly by a gang of renegade monsters. (S)

8.50 Fiddley Foodle Bird
More fun with the metamorphosing bird.
Repeated at 1pm (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) Shape: Satellites (S) (W)
9.15 Hands Up! (ages 7-9) The Cat That Scratched. With sign language. 7241217 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Pig in the Pond (S) 8638859
9.45 Dynamo Science: Exercise and Senses (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
A pair of curtains appear in Teletubbyland. (R) (S)

: Tweenies

When Max goes fishing, the Tweenies decide to make a fishing game. (R) (S) (W) MAGAZINE: published monthly, price £1.25

: School programmes

10.50 ZigZag Shorts (ages 7-9)
France: Brittany (S) 4877859 11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "Ay" (S) 1093304 11.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Days of the Week (S) 1016255 11.30 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Zzaapandthe Word Master: the Castles of Gloom
(S) 4488439 11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) Living: Get Well Soon (S) 3525762 12.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Invaders: the Romans (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer updates.

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Shown at 8.50am (S)

: Condorman

Disney comedy. The author of "Condorman" comic books, who acts out his fictional hero's adventures, is asked by a CIA friend to undertake a simple assignment. But the mission is complicated by a beautiful Russian agent.
Director Charles Jarrott (1981. U)
(S) Films: pp 54-57 *


Director: Charles Jarrott
Woody: Michael Crawford
Krokov: Oliver Reed
Natalia: Barbara Carrera
Harry: James Hampton
Morovich: Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Russ: Dana Elcar
Russian agent: Vernon Dobtcheff

: Westminster Live

The latest political news, hosted by Diana Madill. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail westminster@bbc.co.uk
3.20 News; Regional News (Digital:
UK Today): Weather (S) (W)


Unknown: Diana Madill.

: Esther

Topical studio debate hosted by Esther Rantzen. (S) (W)

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: The Weakest Link

More contestants are brusquely ejected by host Anne Robinson on the ruthless elimination quiz. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Thunderbirds

The Man from M15. Danger awaits Lady Penelope when she is called to a rendezvous in the South of France to help a British agent investigate the theft of some nuclear plans. Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)

: Star Trek: Voyager

Lifesigns. The doctorfinds himself increasingly attracted to his dying Viidian patient when he begins to treat her by means of an adaptive programme in the form of a temporary holographic clone. (R) (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6.45pm -

: Third Rock from the Sun

This Little Dick Goes to Market. Dick and Tommy go wild when they discover the stock market. (S)

: Gary Rhodes

The chef continues his culinary tour of the six-course menu. Fish Course. Gary Rhodes invites fellow chef and fish expert Rick Stein to sample his roasted sea bass with glazed crab mashed potatoes, and whole round salmon fish cake with melting Swiss cheese.
Director/Producer Mandy Cooper (S) RT SHOP: a BBC hardback, Gary Rhodes at the Table, available for £16.99 plus 99p p&p (normally f 18.99). To order, send a cheque, payable to RT
Shop. to [address removed], or call [number removed] (national rate).
Gary Rhodes 's salmon fish cake with Swiss cheese - Food: p30


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Rick Stein
Producer: Mandy Cooper
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson cooks rack of lamb - number ten in the nation's Top 12 Best of British dishes - and adds a pistachio and herb crust. Meanwhile Oz Clarke tastes whiskies with a pub landlord, and Emma Crowhurst produces Chinese chicken from her mobile catering van.
Series producer Gloria Wood : Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Emma Crowhurst
Producer: Gloria Wood
Producer: Tim Hincks

: Challenger

Documentary recalling the events of 28 January 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded soon after its launch killing the crew of seven outright. The programme includes expert opinion and interviews with Nasa's senior manager at the time, Jud Lovingood , engineer
Roger Boisjoly , and Grace Corrigan , mother of schoolteacherturned-astronaut Christa McAuliffe.
Director Philip Day: Producer Mark Hayhurst (S) (W)


Unknown: Jud Lovingood
Unknown: Roger Boisjoly
Unknown: Grace Corrigan
Unknown: Christa McAuliffe.
Producer: Mark Hayhurst

: Whitbread Book Awards

Live coverage from London's Brewery of the Whitbread
Book Awards, presented by Joan Bakewell. The programme includes readings from the shortlisted books, interviews with the authors, as well as a discussion on the nominated works with author and comedian David Baddiel , newspaper editor Rosie Boycott and Private Eye editor Ian Hislop.
Director Oliver Macfarlane : Producer Mary Sackville-West (S) (W)


Presented By: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: David Baddiel
Editor: Rosie Boycott
Editor: Ian Hislop.
Director: Oliver MacFarlane
Producer: Mary Sackville-West

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's major news stories both at home and abroad. Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S) (W)


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: Operation Good Guys

The Leader. As the commissioner's house is taken over by squatters, the Good Guys fall under the influence of a cult and the hypnotic powers of its charismatic leader. Featuring a guest appearance by Sean Pertwee.
For cast see Monday (R) (S) (W)
Followed by Turning Points Actor Peter Sallis looks back at a defining moment in his career, when he was first approached to act in the professional theatre.


Unknown: Sean Pertwee.
Unknown: Peter Sallis

: Despatch Box

Political news with Michael Dobbs.


Unknown: Michael Dobbs.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Ever Wondered? 3289328
12.45 Personal Passions (W) 3200811 1.00 Picturing the Genders (S)
1.30 Off With the Mask: TV in the Sixties (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 History The Cold War (S)
Languages 4.00 Italy Inside Out (part 5); Talk Italian (parts 1 and 2) - a short course for beginners.
Working in Engineering 5.00 Science
Open University 6.00 The Bobigny Trial-a a look at a turning point in the campaign to legalise abortion in France. (S) 21540 6.30 Two Religions: Two Communities. Ends 7.00am. (S)

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