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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and friends share more adventures. (R)

7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks
A Sherlock Holmes-like mystery leads the Chipmunks on a merry trail. (R) (S)

7.35 Rugrats
A double dose of carpet-crawling fun. (R) (S)

8.00 Short Change
Weekly consumer campaign show for young people. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBCl
(S) (W)

8.25 Oscar's Orchestra
The musical resistance force struggles once more against Thadius Vent. (R)

8.50 Just So Stories
Today: How the Camel Got His Hump.
Repeated at 1.10pm (R)

: 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) 7172133 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Fraser the Eraser (S)
8569775 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Senses: Smell, Hearing, Touch and i Sight (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
A crown appears in Teletubbyland and Tinky Winky pretends to be king. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: TeletubbiesCD, price £10.99, and cassette, £7.99

: Tweenies

Jake brings his dolly to Milo's house. (R) (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: the Tweenies' No 1, a CD single, available from retailers

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Useful Holes (S) 6950317 11.05
Numbertime (ages 4-6) Number 12 (S) 1923591 11.20 Revisewise (ages 7-9) English Tests (S)
1720268 11.30 Megamaths(ages 7-9) Shape: Three-Dimensional
Shapes (S) 4319355 11.50 Music Makers (ages 7-9) Professor Allegro's World of Music (S) 3463978 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Europe: France - Black and Mite (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: Just So Stories

Shown at 8.50am

: The Wiz

Musical fantasy starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
Going out into a blizzard
Dorothy, a school teacher, finds herself swept into the Emerald City, where she meets Tin Man, a lion and a scarecrow and together, they set off in search of the Wiz. Widescreen.
Director Sidney Lumet (1978. U)
(S) The reel story behind .. : page 51 Films: pp 54-57 **
3.20 News; Regional News (Digital:
UK Today); Weather (S) (W)


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Michael Jackson.
Director: Sidney Lumet

: Ice Skating

Today's European championships action begins with the men's free and ladies' short programmes, with British interests represented by national champion Zoe Jones. Hosted by Sue Barker with Jayne Torvill. Barry Davies and Robin Cousins commentate. Further coverage at 12.05am. (W)


Unknown: Zoe Jones.
Unknown: Sue Barker
Unknown: Jayne Torvill.
Unknown: Barry Davies

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the beat-the-clock cookery show. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The week's final edition of the general-knowledge quiz.

: The Simpsons

Homer the Smithers
When Smithers decides to take a holiday he chooses Homer as his replacement. (R) (S)
6.20 Homer's Phobia
Homer becomes homophobic when he realises that the family's new friend is gay. (S)

: Robot Wars

Craig Charles and Julia Reed introduce more gladiatorial robots to the metal-mangling arena, which this week sees the return of Hypno Disc and Cerberus, ready to do battle with four others for the last semi-final berth.
Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 12.45am (S) BBC PRODUCT: Robot Wars - Metal Mayhem for Game Boy Colour, £24.99


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild

Liverpool. This week, Bill Oddie visits the home of football, comedians and the Beatles and fishes for Korean sea squirts in the docks, watches ravens on the cathedral and has a close encounter with a streetwise urban fox.
Producer Mary Colwell ; Series producer Stephen Moss (S) (W)


Producer: Mary Colwell
Producer: Stephen Moss

: The Garden with Dan Pearson - a Year at Home Farm

Continuing the series following award-winning garden designer Dan Pearson on his most ambitious project to date. Scent. It's now May and positioning plants to accentuate their perfume is looked at, while local children join in a scheme to encourage wildlife to the newly created pond.
Director Micci Billinger; Producer Claire Whalley (S) (W) RT SHOP: call [number removed] (national rate) for purchase details on a book to accompany the series FACTSHEET: see [web address removed] Gardening: page 30


Designer: Dan Pearson
Director: Micci Billinger
Producer: Claire Whalley

: The Flying Gardener

Chris Beardshaw 's destination this week is Norfolk, where he helps a couple deal with their windswept garden. Along the way he dons a wetsuit and sails out to the marshes to see how nature deals with the inhospitable conditions.
Series producer Kathy Myers ; Executive producer Owen Gay (S) (W) Gardening: page 30


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Kathy Myers

: Timewatch

Continuing the new series of the awardwinning history strand. The King's Servant. Hollywood's portrayal of Thomas More , Henry VIM 's Lord Chancellor, is that of a saint but in truth, he was much more complex and interesting man.
This drama-documentary, presented by Professor John Guy , follows the last seven years of More's life, when England turned from being a Catholic to a Protestant nation, and assesses the part More played in his own downfall. Featuring Nicholas Le Prevost as Thomas More. See Choice.
Producer Catrine Clay ; Editor Laurence Rees (S) (W)


Unknown: Thomas More
Unknown: Henry Vim
Presented By: Professor John Guy
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Thomas More.
Producer: Catrine Clay
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Trade Secrets

Pet breeders reveal some of the tricks of their trade.
Director Stuart Everett ; Producer Niall Fraser (R) (S)


Director: Stuart Everett
Producer: Niall Fraser

: The Thin Blue Line

Honey Trap. While inspector Fowler is preparing for the local pub quiz final, Grim is trying to steal his star player, PC Habib.
Written by Ben Elton ; Director John Birkin
Producers Ben Elton and Geoffrey Perkins (R) (S)


Written By: Ben Elton
Director: John Birkin
Producers: Ben Elton
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins
Inspector Fowler: Rowan Atkinson
PC Habib: Mina Anwar
PC Goody: James Dreyfus
Dl Grim: David Haig

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Vine. (s) (w)


Presented By: Jeremy Vine.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday 6.45pm (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/buffy

: Ice Skating

Coverage from the European championships in Bratislava continues with the conclusion of the free dance. With Sue Barker and Jayne Torvill. (W)


Unknown: Jayne Torvill.

: Robot Wars

Shown at 6.45pm (S)

: Leave of Absence

Drama starring Brian Dennehy and Jacqueline Bisset. A middle-aged architect falls in love with a free-spirited colleague. Not long after admitting the affairto his wife, his lover is diagnosed as being terminally ill.
Director Tom McLoughlin (1994.12) (S) Films: pp 54-57 ***


Unknown: Brian Dennehy
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset.
Director: Tom McLoughlin

: BBC Learning Zone

(Repeats are not indicated)
GCSE Bitesize Revision Maths 3

Ends 5.00am. (S)

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