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)
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)
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)
Laa-Laa shows Po how to play on a swing that appears in Teletubbyland.
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
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)
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 ***
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The latest political news, hosted by Diana Madill. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail email@example.com
UK Today); Weather (S) (W)
Topical studio debate hosted by Esther Rantzen. (S) (W)
Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (S)
Anne Robinson hosts another edition of the ruthless elimination quiz. (S) (W)
Cry Wolf. Two young pranksters send out a hoax distress call which puts International Rescue on full-scale alert.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)
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
Youth Is Wasted on the Dick. Dick takes Mary back to an inn where she spent some happy times as a child. (S)
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
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Gary Rhodes 's glazed honey and lemon roasted chicken - Food: p35
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
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
Continuing the new run of the series examining some of the most vicious battles of recent times.
A Very Bitter Pill. 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.
Producer Kim Shillinglaw ; Executive producer Robert Thirkell (S) (W)
Analysis of the day's major news stories both at home and abroad. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (s) (w)
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.
The day's highlights from Westminster. presented by Michael Dobbs.
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)