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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
Fun with Polkaroo. Today, Bibble is naughty. (R)

7.10 Dastardly and Muttley
Pigeon-pursuing missions. (R)

7.35 Rugrats
Tommy and Chuckle try to trap Santa Claus. (R) (S)

8.00 The Really Wild Show
Michaela Strachan and Nick Baker head up the Amazon in search of the capybara. With sign language.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1(S) (W)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

8.25 Albert the Fifth Musketeer
Fun with the French hero. (R) (S)

8.50 Noddy
The goblins go stealing. Repeated at 1pm (R) (S)
BBC GAME: Noddy's Magic Adventure for Playstation, price £19.99


Presenter ("The Really Wild Show"): Michaela Strachan
Presenter ("The Really Wild Show"): Nick Baker

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 7-9) Toys: the Happy Gang Game (S) 7928829 9.15 Watch (ages 5-7) Seaside Holiday with Magic Grandad (S) 7047493 9.30 Writing and Pictures (ages 6-7) The Knave (S) 8434035 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Number Eight/Circles and Squares (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Rain forces Laa-Laato take a walk indoors. (R) (S) BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: Tweenies

Celebrating Chinese
New Year. (R) (S) (W) BBC CD-ROM: Tweenies: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: School programmes

10.50 Tales of Europe (ages 7-9) The Ugly Duckling (S)
11.05 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Side by Side: Under/Over (S)
11.20 Revisewise (ages 7-9) Maths Tests (S) 1695528 11.30 English
Express (ages 9-11) Texts: Football Stories (S) 4284615 11.50 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Environment - Water, Air, Land: Waste (S) 333823812.10 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) Maps: Farm and Croft (S)

: Working Lunch

The latest business news. CEEFAX: page

: Noddy

Shown at 8.50am (S)

: The Beachcomber

Drama starring Robert Newton and Glynis Johns. A drunken rascal on a South Sea island cnanges his ways when he has to work with a lady missionary.
Director Muriel Box (1954, U) Films: pp 56-59 **


Unknown: Robert Newton
Unknown: Glynis Johns.
Director: Muriel Box

: Lifeline

Leslie Grantham appeals on behalf of the Down Syndrome
Educational Trust.


Unknown: Leslie Grantham

: Westminster Live

Coverage from the Commons of Prime Minister's Questions.
Series editor Jon Williams (S) CONTACT DETAILS: on Tuesday


Editor: Jon Williams

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Yes Minister

The Economy Drive. Jim Hacker attempts to save some money. Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Postponed from 6 December (R) (S)


Written By: Antony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn

: Ready Steady Cook

Against-the-clock cookery, with Ainsley Harriott. (R) (S) Celebrity Ready Steady Cook is tonight at 8pm on BBC1


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Steady Cook

: The Weakest Link

General-knowledge quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: TOTP 2

Bob Marley, Bobby Brown, Alice Cooper, Roberta Flack, Etta James and Thin Lizzy are among the archive gems.
(Repeated next Saturday) (S)
(Top of the Pops Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1)
Website: [web address removed]
Top of the Pops The Magazine: price £1.50, available from newsagents


Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Shadows and Symbols. A false vision affects Captain Sisko's quest and Worf's mission seems doomed to fail. (S)

: The Good Life

Another episode of the classic seventies comedy.
The Weaver's Tale. Tom enjoys his rare financial solvency. Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey ; Producer John Howard Davies
(R) (S)


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: Fantasy Rooms

Opera. Designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen , with a little help from international singer Angela Gheorgiou , is asked to add colour and opulence to a tiny bedroom in Hitchin,
Hertfordshire, to reflect the passions of a fanatical opera fan. Director Caspar Peacock ; Series editor Elaine Hackett (S) (W)


Designer: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Singer: Angela Gheorgiou
Director: Caspar Peacock
Editor: Elaine Hackett

: Home Front in the Garden

Earthworks. An underground cave -just the thing for a quiet drink - is among the features this week as Diarmuid Gavin creates a sculptural garden in south London complete with a contoured lawn that rises and falls.
Director Helen Foulkes ; Producer Dan Adamson (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/homefront
BBC BOOK: Home Front in the Garden by Diarmuid Gavin , hardback £18.99


Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Helen Foulkes
Producer: Dan Adamson
Garden By: Diarmuid Gavin

: In a Land of Plenty

Fourth in a ten-part drama tracking the fortunes of the Freeman family over the second half of the 20th century. Sex, love and jealousy come to the fore as the children get to grips with adolescence. Contains strong language.
Dramatised by Neil Biswas from the novel by Tim Pears
Producer Claire Hirsch ; Director Hettie Macdonald (S) (W)


Dramatised By: Neil Biswas
Novel By: Tim Pears
Producer: Claire Hirsch
Director: Hettie MacDonald
Charles: Robert Pugh
James: Shaun Dingwall
Edna: Lorraine Ashboume
Mina: Hazel Monaghan
Stanley: Garry Cooper
Zoe: Sian Reeves
Aunt Margaret: Rachel Bell
Teenage James: Shane Fox
Teenage Alice: Gemma Padley
Teenage Laura: Charlotte Salt
Teenage Robert: Robbie Woodward
Mrs Ganatra: Leena Dhingra
Anil: Shiv Grewar
Mr Ganatra: Badi Uzzaman
Hilary: Ella Sawyer
Joanna: Sara Williams
Teenage Simon: James Bradshaw
Adrian: Tim Harris
Art teacher: Joy Carradice
Teenage: Harry Farazayub

: Confidence Lab

Psychiatrist Dr Sandra Scott , psychologist Ros Taylor and communications coach Roy Leighton spend a week trying to change the lives of underconfident men and women.
Linda and John. Working mum Linda wants to lose weight, while probation officer John worries about his height.
Director Emma Bowen : Series producer Janice Gabriel (S) (W) INFORMATION: call the free BBC Action Line [number removed] or see Ceefax page 636 or the website: www.bbc.co.uk/health/confidence


Unknown: Dr Sandra Scott
Unknown: Ros Taylor
Unknown: Roy Leighton
Director: Emma Bowen
Producer: Janice Gabriel

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news with Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Operation Good Guys

Continuing the rerun of the spoof police series.
Jubilee. Former EastEnder Patsy Palmer guests when the team are asked to look after a very important family.
Written and produced by Dominic Anciano. Hugo Blick and Ray Burdis Directors Dominic Anciano and Ray Burdis
Another episode tomorrow at 11.20pm (R) (S) (W) Followed by Turning Points Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot discusses a pivotal point in his life.


Unknown: Patsy Palmer
Produced By: Dominic Anciano.
Produced By: Hugo Blick
Produced By: Ray Burdis
Directors: Dominic Anciano
Directors: Ray Burdis
Unknown: Peter Boizot
Dl Beach: David Gillespie
DSAsh: Ray Burdis
Bones: Perry Benson
Mark Kemp: Mark Burdis
Strings: John Beckett
Dominic de Sade: Dominic Anciano
Bill Zeebub: William Scully

: Despatch Box

With Steve Richards.


Presenter: Steve Richards

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Women of Northern Ireland (S)
1.00 Open Advice A University without Walls (S) 69913 1.30 Looking at What Happens in Hospital (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Geography (S) Languages 4.00 Talk Italian (parts 3-6)
Working in Engineering 5.00 Project and Safety Planning Open University 6.00 Valued Environments, Environmental Values Ends 7.00am. (S)

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