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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
When Benny is in hospital, TC falls in love with his nurse. (R)

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

8.00 Blue Peter
Simon Thomas tries his hand at off-road driving, and a herd of unusual cows visit the studio. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.25 Monster Rancher
Genki and his friends save a village that the Evil Haras have threatened to flood by destroying a dam. (R) (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: Mirror Magic (S) (W)
3623617 9.15 Hands Up! (ages
7-9) Peter and the Wolf- with sign language. 7070721 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Honey Hunters (S)8467363 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Literacy: Letter E (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50.
Laa-Laa shows Po how to play on a swing that appears in Teletubbyland.
(R) (S)

: Tweenies

When fizz boasts about how well she can use chopsticks, the other Tweenies decide to put her to the test. (R) (sj (W) MAGAZINE: published monthly, price Ll.25

: School programmes

10.50 Zigzag Shorts (ages 7-9)
France: the Alps - Dairy Farming (S) 4606363 11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "Ai" (S) 1839108 11.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Sequencing Events (S)
1852059 11.30 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Zzaap and the Word Master: the Glen of the Green Man (S)
4217943 11.50 The Experimenter
(ages 7-9) Sorting It Out (S)
12.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Invaders: the Anglo Saxons (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer updates.

: Children's BBC: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Shown at 8.50am (S)

: Contraband

Second World War thriller starring Conrad veidt and Valerie Hobson. When two of his passengers disappear ashore in the mist, a Danish sea captain pursues them to London and becomes involved in the search for a gang of spies.
Director Michael Powell (1940 PG)
(BW) Films: pp 56-59 ***


Unknown: Conrad Veidt
Unknown: Valerie Hobson.
Director: Michael Powell
Captain Andersen: Conrad Veidt
MrsSorensen: Valerie Hobson
Axel Skold / Erik Skold: Hay Petrie
Mr Pidgeon: Esmond Knight
Van Dyne: Raymond Lovell
Hendrick: Charles Victor

: Westminster Live

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


Unknown: Diana Madill.

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: 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

Anne Robinson hosts another edition of the ruthless elimination quiz. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson

: Thunderbirds

Cry Wolf. Two young pranksters send out a hoax distress call which puts International Rescue on full-scale alert.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)

: Star Trek: Voyager

Investigations. Neelix tries his hand at investigative journalism when he hears a rumourthatTom Paris is planning to leave Voyager and take up a job as pilot on a passing Talaxian convoy. (R) (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6.45pm

: Third Rock from the Sun

Youth Is Wasted on the Dick. Dick takes Mary back to an inn where she spent some happy times as a child. (S)


Unknown: Dick. Dick

: Gary Rhodes

The celebrated chef takes a fresh look at the six-course menu.
Main Course. Tonight Rhodes turns his attention to the main course, from the one-pot cooking of hotchpot to a spectacular vegetarian mushroom and onion suet pudding with a truffle sauce.
Director/ProducerMandyCooper (S) RT SHOP: a BBC hardback, Gary Rhodes at the Table, is available for £16.99 plus 99p p&p (normally £18.99). To order, send a cheque, payable to RT
Shop. to [address removed]. or call [number removed] (national rate).
Gary Rhodes 's glazed honey and lemon roasted chicken - Food: p35


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Gary Rhodes

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson cooks roast pork with apple sauce - number nine in the nation's Top 12 Best of British dishes - and demonstrates how to make the perfect profiterole. Oz Clarke tries some of Chile's finest wines, and the crew enjoy Emma Crowhurst 's spicy beef wraps in guacamole sauce. Series producer Gloria Wood ; Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink


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

: Congo

The first of a new three-part series - the BBC's first-ever wildlife series from Central Africa - about the rich and varied natural history of Africa's River Congo.
The River That Swallows All Rivers. The safari begins with some startling revelations - some of the most primitive fish in the world, a bizarre-looking bird the size of a man, and secret places where forest animals congregate. Narrated by John Lynch. See Choice.
Producer Brian Leith : Executive producer Neil Nightingale (S) (W) Into the heart of darkness: page 24


Unknown: River Congo.
Unknown: John Lynch.
Producer: Brian Leith
Producer: Neil Nightingale

: Blood on the Carpet: A Very Bitter Pill

Continuing the new run of the series examining some of the most vicious battles of recent times.

In 1998, a small drug research company, British Biotech, seemed on the verge of finding a cure for cancer, until its own chief scientist publicly alleged that the company had misled doctors, patients and investors. resulting in an extraordinary battle with the chief executive, complete with dirty tricks and accusations of insanity.
(S) (W)


Producer: Kim Shillinglaw
Executive Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

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


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Ski Sunday Special

Continued highlights of the world championships from St Anton , Austria. Tonight's featured event is the men's
Super-G, presented by Hazel Irvine , with commentary from Graham Bell and Matt Chilton. Further coverage on Friday at 12.05am.


Unknown: St Anton
Presented By: Hazel Irvine
Unknown: Graham Bell
Unknown: Matt Chilton.

: Despatch Box

The day's highlights from Westminster. presented by Michael Dobbs.


Presented By: Michael Dobbs.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Open Advice: Staying on Course
1.00 The Arch Never Sleeps (S) 75528 1.30 Soaring Achievements (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Geography World Physical (S)
Languages 4.00 Italy Inside Out (part 7) Sicily, Talk Italian (parts 1 and 2) - a short course for beginners.
Working in Engineering 5.00 Mind Your Own Business
Open University 6.00 The Secret of Sporting Success (S)
6.30 Asteroid Hunters. Ends 7.00am. (S)

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