Polka Dot Shorts
Animated adventures in the polka dot land of Roo. (R)
Animated fun with the carpet-crawling kids. (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Peter
Featuring a film about top children's artist Quentin Blake, luxury items for pampered pets, and the ancient art of belly-dancing. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1
8.25 Monster Rancher
Genki tries to persuade Pixie to join him, but she is afraid of the evil Moo. (R) (S)
8.50 Fiddley Foodle Bird
More fun with the metamorphosing bird.
Repeated at 1pm (R)
Artist ("Blue Peter"):
Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) Shape: The Journey Home (S)
3162348 9.15 Hands Up! (ages
7-9) The Willow Pattern fate-with sign language. 2040416 9.30
Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) But No Elephants (S) 8981139 9.45
Dynamo (early years) Literacy: letters j.kandl (S)
The foursome show how they love to dance. (R) (S)
Fizz doesn't want to join in the picnic that Max is organising. (R) (S) (W) MAGAZINE: published monthly, price Â£1.25
10.50 ZigZag Shorts (ages 7-9)
France: The Camargue (S)
11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "Ea" (S)
11.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Clock Face (S) 2195394 11.30 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Zzaapandthe Word Master: The Word Master (S) 6697435 11.50 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) Switching On (S)
724575212.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9)
Invaders: The Normans (S)
Weekday roundup of business and consumer news.
A former variety artist discovers a document signed by George Washington awarding his ancestors $50,000.
(1948, U) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 60-64 **
The latest political news, hosted by Diana Madill. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Today); Weather (S) (W)
In a pre-Valentine's Day show,
Esther Rantzen's guest is Carol McGiffin , former wife of DJ Chris Evans , who argues that single life is far better than being married. (S) (W)
Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (S)
Anne Robinson hosts another edition of the ruthless elimination quiz. (S) (W)
The Duchess Assignment. Lady Penelope's friend, the Duchess of Royston, is kidnapped by two crooks.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)
Deadlock. When Voyager is severely damaged while pursuing Vidiian vessels, Janeway discovers a duplicate ship and crew existing in a parallel universe. (R) (S)
Dick Strikes Out. When cuts are introduced, Dick persuades his fellow faculty members to resign. (S)
Puddings. From the humble crumble to the sophisticated glamour of a bitter-sweet strawberry tart, Gary Rhodes explores the grand finale to any meal - the dessert.
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 [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate).
Gary Rhodes 's strawberry tart- Food: page 37
Antony Worrall Thompson cooks toad-in-the-hole - number seven in the nation's Top 12 Best of British dishes. As a prelude to Valentine's Day, Oz Clarke samples a selection of champagnes and sparkling wines, while Emma Crowhurst prepares Thai fish cakes.
Series producer Gloria Wood ; Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink
Concluding the trilogy of documentaries about the rich and varied natural history surrounding Africa's River Congo.
Footprints in the Forest. The Congo is home to all three of the closest living relatives of humans - chimps, bonobos and gorillas. Could humans have originally come from these forests? Scientists are now finding evidence of past civilisations proving that people were a significant part of the region's history. Narrated by John Lynch. See Choice.
Producer Brian Leith
Executive producer Neil Nightingale (S) (W)
Continuing the series about vicious battles of recent times. The Woodstock Story. Michael Lang was the organiser of the three-day Woodstock rock festival which became one of the defining cultural events of the sixties. This is the story of his battle with local politician Ray Meier when, 30 years on, Lang decided to create Woodstock 1999 on an unused airbase in Rome, upstate New York. See Choice. Producer Carol Mynott : Series producer Nick Mirsky (S) (W)
Analysis of the day's major news stories, both at home and abroad. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. (s) (w)
In the second of the nightly series, two more short films reflecting the state of the nation's youth. In You Look Like a Proper Presenter, Lola Marie will do almost anything to become famous, then Stop That! You're Making Me Sick, follows a group of youths around a small town in Northern Ireland. The programme contains strong language.
Directors Stephen Franklin and Marie-Louise Kerr (S) (W)
Followed by Turning Points Actress and comedian Dora Bryan talks about how her faith has guided her through the difficult times in her life.
The day's political news from
Westminster, presented by Andrew Neil.
Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Hard Questions, Soft Answers (S)
1.00 Galois's Enduring Legacy (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages Short Circuit Chemistry-key issues in chemistry and health. (S)
Languages 4.00 France Inside Out (part 5); Talk French (parts 1 and 2) - a short course for beginners.
Working In the Arts 5.00 Performance Training Auditions Open University 6.00 No Lay-bys at 35.000 Feet (S)
6.30 Towards a Better Life - Oxfam's work in Rajasthan, India (S) 1548171 6.50 Virtual Children Ends 7.00am. (S)