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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
Chipmunks' answer to the popular movie Spinal Tap. (R)

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

8.00 Short Change
Weekly consumer campaign show for young people. Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (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 Rhinoceros Got His Skin.
Repeated at 1.00pm (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Where's That Bus? (S) 3428956 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: Boo! (S)
2306024 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Anneena and the Clones (S)
8310647 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Literacy: Letters FandG G (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. The Tubbies try not to spill their tubby custard. (R) (S) BBC MUSIC: Teletubbies CD. price £10.99, and cassette. £7.99

: Tweenies

The Tweenies dress up and surprise Max. (R) (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: the Tweenies' Nol.aCD single, available from retailers

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) A Letter (S) 8564043 11.05
Numbertime (ages 4-6) Number 15 (S) 2533550 11.20 Revisewise
(ages 7-9) Maths Tests (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Shape: Symmetry (S)
11.50 Music Makers (ages 7-9)
Professor Allegro's World of Music
(S) 7674260 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Europe: France - Neighbours (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: Just So Stories

Shown at 8.50am

: Holiday Snaps

Sally Magnusson visits a converted watertower in Suffolk. (R)


Unknown: Sally Magnusson

: Mr Skeffington

Melodrama starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains.
Fanny Trellis marries Job Skeffington to save her adored brother Trippy from scandal. When Trippy dies, Fanny's indifference to her husband turns to open contempt, but fate decrees that one day she will bitterly regret her cruel behaviour.
Director Vincent Sherman (1944)
(BW) Films: pp 56-59 ****


Director: Vincent Sherman
Fanny Trellis: Bette Davis
Job Skeffington: Claude Rains
George Trellis: Walter Abel
Trippy Trellis: Richard Waring
Dr Byles: George Coulouris
Young Fanny: Marjorie Riordan
MacMahon: Robert Shayne

: News; Regional News

(Digital: UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen talks to the actor Nigel Havers.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Guest: Nigel Havers

: 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.
(S) (W)

: The Simpsons

A Fish Called Selma.
Hollywood has-been Troy McClure's career is revived when he dates Selma. (R) (S)
6.20 Brother from Another Series.
Bart fears the worst when Sideshow Bob wins release from prison. (S)

: Robot Wars

Craig Charles and Julia Reed introduce the first semi-final which sees the return of Chaos 2 and Firestorm as they prepare to do battle with six other heat winners.
Repeated at 12.45am (S)
BBC Product: Robot Wars - Metal Mayhem for Game Boy Colour £24.99


Presenter: Craig Charles
Presenter: Julia Reed
Director: Stuart McDonald
Series producer: Bill Hobbins

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild

Dorset, it's summer and Bill Oddie goes in search of Britain's six native species of lizards and snakes. Along the way he encounters red squirrels and dragonflies, and takes a close took at some small but deadly carnivorous plants.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Biii Oddie
Producer: Hilary Jeffkins
Series Producer: Stephen Moss

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

The Northamptonshire garden in June is awash with colour and the first summer produce is ready for harvest. But as July approaches, Dan Pearson's concerns turn to maintaining meadowlands around the gardens and to cutting back early flowering perennials.
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
FACTSHEETS: plus features and extra projects on [web address removed]


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

: The Dying Gardener

This week Chris Beardshaw gets into his helicopter and heads for the Cotswoids where he hopes to aid a vicar whose garden is letting the parishioners down. Along the way he visits some special gardens and sees what lessons can be learnt from Britain's wild hedgerows.
(S) (W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Series Producer: Kathy Myers
Executive Producer: Owen Gay

: Timewatch: Nero's Golden House

Ten years into his reign, the notorious emperor Nero attempted to build the largest palace the Romans would ever see, the Domus Aurea or "Golden House". What remains of the building today lies alongside the Colosseum, barely noticed, but after 30 years of renovation it has reopened to the public. See Choice.
(S) (W)


Producer: Phil Grabsky
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Trade Secrets

Decorators reveal some of the tricks of their trade.
(R) (S)


Director: Stuart Everett
Producer: Niall Fraser

: The Thin Blue Line: Rag Week

The local students get completely out of hand, but Grim's in a good mood - he's got a bank raid to deal with. Written by Ben Elton (R) (S)


Writer: Ben Elton
Director: John Btrton
Producer: Ben Elton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Inspector Fowler: Rowan Atkinson
DC Kray: Kevin Allen
PC Habib: Mina Anwar
PC Goody: James Dreyfus
Sergeant Dawkins: Serena Evans
Dl Grim: David Haig

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.
(S) (W)


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday 6.45pm (S)(W)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: Ski Sunday Special

Further world championship coverage from St Anton, Austria, featuring the women's combined event. Hosted by Hazel Irvine, with commentary by Graham Bell and Matt Chilton.


Presenter: Hazel Irvine
Commentary: Graham Bell
Commentary: Matt Chilton
Producer: Kate McKeag

: Robot Wars

Shown at 6.45pm (S)

: Crossfire

Crime drama starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan.
A soldier murders a Jewish war veteran and is misguidedly protected by some fellow soldiers out of loyalty. Meanwhile, a policeman determines that the crime will not go unsolved.
(1947, PG) (BW) (S)
Ends 2.50.
Films: pp 56-59 ****


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Finlay: Robert Young
Keeley: Robert Mitchum
Montgomery: Robert Ryan

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats a e not ndcated
ASCum General Studies: Programme 2 Ends 5am. (S)

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