Polka Dot Shorts
Animated adventures in the polka dot land of Roo. (R)
7.10 Top Cat
TC and the gang find an abandoned baby and decide to look after it. (R)
Animated fun with the carpet-crawling kids. (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Peter
Today's show has a hairy theme, with everything from weird wigs to the gruesome tale of Sweeney Todd. Plus some animatronic dinosaurs visit the studio.
Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S)(W)
8.25 Monster Rancher
Genki and his friends try to cross the immense valley which is called Heaven's Canyon. (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: a New Castle (S)(W)
9.15 Hands Up! (ages 7-9) Time to Go Hippo - with sign language.
2204612 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Kipper's Toybox (S)
8218235 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Science: Birds (S)
A powerful wind blows the colourful quartet's favourite things away. (R) (S)
Some flowers are delivered for Judy, so the foursome make their own, and Bella has a flower shop. (R) (S) (W)
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10.50 ZigZag Shorts (ages 7-9) France: the Alps - Traditions and Tourism (S) 9262438 11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics
Special: "A-e" (S) 2449167 11.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time:
Comparison of Time (S)
11.30 Look and Read (ages 7-9)
Zzaap and the Word Master: No Hope Valley (S) 6851631 11.50 The
Experimenter (ages 7-9) The Alien Tree (S) 758914812.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) Invaders: The Vikings (S)
Weekday roundup of business and consumer news.
Live coverage of this afternoon's play in the second round of the Masters, featuring an all-English clash between John Parrott and the world number five
Stephen Lee. This match is the best of 11 frames and a place in the quarter-finals is at stake. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly. (S) (W)
The latest political news, hosted by Diana Madill. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(Digital: UK Today): Weather (S) (W)
Further second-round action, from the Wembley Conference
Centre in London, of the Masters. The commentators are Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds , John Virgo , and Dennis Taylor.
More contestants are brusquely ejected by host Anne Robinson in another edition of the ruthless elimination quiz. (S) (W)
Danger at Ocean Deep. After the launch of anew supertanker whose predecessor exploded in mid-ocean,
International Rescue starts experiencing communications problems, and Brains makes a life-threatening discovery.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)
The 1995 Masters champion Ronnie O'Sullivan begins his title campaign this evening at the Wembley Conference Centre. Live coverage of his best-of-11-frame match is introduced by Dougie Donnelly. (S) (W)
Old Rage. An edition of the Open View series in which the Prime Minister's father-in-law, the actor Tony Booth , expresses his opinions concerning the state pension.
Producer Mike MacCormack : Executive producer Debbie Christie (S) (W) DISCUSSION: to join in log on to www.bbc.co.uk/livechat after the programme
The celebrated chef takes a fresh look at the six-course menu.
Savouries. Tonight Rhodes offers up a tasty selection of savoury courses which also double as snacks and suppers. The recipes include home-made digestive biscuits, sardines on toast, eggs benedict, and smoked haddock lasagne.
Director/Producer Mandy Cooper (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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Delia Smith 's recipe for frozen chocolate bananas: page 37
Antony Worrall Thompson cooks treacle sponge with custard - number eight in the nation's Top 12 Best of British dishes. Oz Clarke and friends sample the cream of South African wines, while Emma Crowhurst explains how to rustle up a quick and simple "cheats curry".
Series producer Gloria Wood : Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink
The second of the three-part series about the rich and varied natural history surrounding Africa's River Congo. Spirits of the Forest. The BaAka pygmies of thecongo are the supreme naturalists of the rainforest. Yet they tell of a huge dinosaur-like creature with a single horn called Mokele Mbembe , which lives in the swamps of the Ndoki. This film follows the pygmies in a search for the seemingly mythical monster. Narrated by John Lynch. See Choice.
Producer Brian Leith : Executive producer Neil Nightingale (S) (W)
Continuing the series which examines some of the most vicious business battles of recent times.
Poisoned Arrows. Darts was once one of Britain's most popular TV sports, but when the press turned on it for portraying overweight, cigarette-smoking and hard-drinking men as sporting heroes, an image makeover was required. This led to a poisonous civil war between the sport's chief and its biggest stars that ended in the High Court.
Producer Nick Mirsky : Executive producer Robert Thirkell (S) (W)
Analysis of the day's news stories, with Jeremy Vine in the studio and Jeremy Paxman in Israel. (S) (W)
Highlights of today's second-round Masters matches.
Introduced by Garry Richardson. (W)
Highlights from Westminster.
Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Seeing through Maths Taking Off (S) 20281 1.00 Edison - the Invention of invention (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages Susanne (S)
Languages 4.00 France Inside Out (part 5) Paris; Talk French (parts 1 and 2) - a short course for beginners.
Working In the Arts 5.00 Music and Performance Careers a look at what it's like to work in these fields.
Open University 6.00 What's All This Fuss about IT? (S)
7479910 6.50 Virtual Children Ends 7.00am. (S)