Polka Dot Shorts: Polkaroo and friends share more adventures. (R)
7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin is troubled by his role in life. (R) (S)
7.35 Rugrats: A double dose of carpet-crawling fun. (R) (S)
8.00 Short Change: The latest gadgets are tested in the 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 Thaddius Vent. (R) (S)
8.50 Just So Stories: Another tale from Rudyard Kipling. Today Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of The Elephant's Child.
Repeated at 1pm (R)
Storyteller (Just So Stories):
Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) A New Home for Tiger (S) 3093264 9.15
Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7)
I Consonant Clusters: The Grumpalump i (S) 2971332 9.30 Magic Key (ages '
5-6) Biff and the Queen of Hearts (S) 8812055 9.45 Dynamo (early years) History: Playgrounds and Seaside (S)
Teletubbies: The Tubbies watch a little boy and his dad play basketball. (R) (S)
10.30 Tweenies: Milo spends the entire day being helpful to everyone. (R) (S) (W)
10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Bricks (S) 8139351 11.05
Numbertime (ages 4-6) Numbers 11-20: Number 20 (S)
11.20 Revisewise (ages 7-9)
Preparing for Your Tests (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Shape:
MovingAround(S) 6528351 11.50 Music Makers (ages 7-9) Professor Allegro's World of Music: In the Fields (S) 7183968 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Europe: France - Ebbs and Flows (S)
Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.
Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of The Elephant's Child.
Shown at 8.50am
Another brief look at a desirable holiday destination.
Patrick Stewart presents the first in a three-part documentary, using interviews and archive footage to chart the star-studded rise and fall of the legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerfilm studios in Hollywood. Continues next Friday. (S)
UK Today): Weather (S) (W)
Esther Rantzen talks to actress Nerys Hughes , star of The Liver Birds and District Nurse.
Ainsley Harriott hosts the beat-the-clock cookery challenge show.
(S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two, L6.99, from retailers
The week's final edition of the uncompromising elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)
Much Apu about Nothing. Marge and Homer back a proposal to deport illegal immigrants from Springfield. (R) (S)
6.20 Homer vs the 18th Amendment. Springfield enforces an antiquated prohibition law. (S)
Panic Attack and Hypno Disc take to the arena in tonight's second semi-final, hosted by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 12.30am (S)
Another episode of the classic seventies comedy.
Suit Yourself. Barbara and Tom discover what can be done with some nettles, wool and a loom. Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies (R) (S)
A new horticultural duo, garden designers Gordon Taylor and Guy Cooper , glide onto the screen in an open-top 1964 Alvis for a grand tour of some of Britain's most exceptional gardens. In the first of six films they cruise through Devon and Cornwall, stopping to admire a cliff-hugging garden in Polran and Humphry Repton 's fabulous garden at Endsleigh House. See Choice.
Director Patty Kraus ; Series producer Ben Southwell (S) (W) Meet Guy and Gordon: page 26
Another chance to see the final of last year's BBC Gardener of the Year competition. Six contestants have just three and a half days to build a garden from scratch with a budget of only £700, as well as having their horticultural expertise put to the test. Presented by Diarmuid Gavin.
Director Dennis Jarvis ; Producer Vicky Jepson (Revised repeat) (S) (W)BBC BOOK: Gardeners' World Complete Book of Gardening by Alan Titchmarsh , price £12.99 in paperback, available from bookshops
r Hitler, Churchill and the Paratroopers. In 1941 the first
I large-scale paratroop attack took place when Hitler ordered the invasion of Crete. Within a week Churchill gave the order to evacuate the island, but the two leaders' interpretations of the battle could not be more different. This film evokes the horror of the conflict, examines the war leaders' conclusions and the lessons that are still relevant to paratroopers today. See Choice.
Producer Andrew Thompson ; Editor Laurence Rees (S) (W)
Invaluable equestrians tips for those who enjoy riding.
Director Stuart Everett ; Producer Niall Fraser (R) (S)
Kids Today. Inspector Fowler and DI Grim disagree over the organisation of a camping trip for young offenders.
Written by Ben Elton ; Producers Ben Elton and Geoffrey Perkins
Director John Birkin (R) (S)
The day's major news, with Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)
Two more short films reflecting on the nation's youth. Our Parents Call Us Bananas reveals the ordeal of a young Chinese man whose parents disapprove of his girlfriend, while It's Not Friendly Competition centres on a snowboarding showdown. Contains strong language.
Directors Kerry Brierley and Helen Pratt (S) (W)
Shown on Wednesday at 6.45pm (S)
Black comedy, set in the cut-throat world of LA's private ambulance companies, starring Bill Cosby and Raquel Welch. Ends 2.50.
Director Peter Yates (1976. 15) (S)
Films: pp 60-64 ***
Repeats are not indicated.
AS Guru Biology; Programme 2 Ends 5.00am. (S)