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: CBBC Wild Week

Ends 12.30pm.

Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and friends share more adventures. (R)

7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The television is out at the Seville house. (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 S Club 7 Go Wild
Jon monkeys around with the Malaysian orang-utan which is threatened by the loss of its rainforest habitat. (R) (S) (W)

8.50 Oscar's Orchestra
The musical resistance force struggles once more against Thadius Vent. (R) (S)

9.15 The Really Wild Show - Wildest Hits
A look at some of the animals that prefer living in the water. (R) (S)

9.40 64 Zoo Lane
Giggles and Tickles play lots of tricks on the other animals. (R) (S)

9.50 Just So Stories
Another tale from Rudyard Kipling. Today Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo. Repeated at 1pm (R)

10.00 Teletubbies
The Tubbies watch four boys playing with some piglets. (R) (S)

10.30 Tweenies
Fizz tells tales about the others and soon Jake and Milo are not talking to Bella. (R) (S) (W)

10.50 The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Arachnid antics with Itsy and his friends who encounter the spider-hating Charlotte and her cat Langston. (R)

11.10 The Animals of Farthing Wood
It's springtime and the animals show off their new babies. (R) (S)

11.35 The Raccoons
More adventures from the Evergreen Forest with Bert and Melissa Raccoon. (R)

12.00 Harry and the Hendersons
US comedy about a family who live with a yeti. (R) (S)


Storyteller (Just So Stories): Geoffrey Matthews

: Working Lunch

Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Just So Stories

The story of The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo.
Shown at 9.50am

: Holiday Snaps

Another brief look at a desirable holiday destination.

: MGM: When the Lion Roars

The second in a three-part documentary which uses interviews and archive footage to chart the star-studded rise and fall of the legendary
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios in Hollywood. Presented by Patrick Stewart. Concludes next Friday. (S)


Presented By: Patrick Stewart.

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen meets the African Children's Choir- orphans who have been rescued from wars, famine and extreme poverty.
(S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the beat-the-clock cookery challenge show. (S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two, £6.99. from retailers


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The week's final edition of the uncompromising elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Summer of 4ft 2. While on summer holiday, Lisa sheds her nerdy image in order to make new friends. (R) (S)
6.25 Grade School Confidential. Bart becomes a witness to principal Skinner and Mrs Krabappel 's affair. (S)


Unknown: Mrs Krabappel

: Robot Wars - the Grand Final

Reigning champion Chaos 2 and Hypno-Disc take to the arena for the grand final, hosted by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 12.45am (S)


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: The Good Life

Another episode of the classic seventies comedy.
Sweet and Sour Charity. Tom and Barbara discover oil.
Written by John Esmonde , Bob Larbey ; Producer John Howard Davies (R) (5)


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

: The Curious Gardeners

Garden designers Gordon Taylor and Guy Cooper climb back in their open-top Alvis to continue their grand tour of some exceptional British gardens. Tonight they cruise through
Yorkshire, stopping to admire Britain's first sculpture park, and discover the secrets of successful water features.
Series producer Ben Southwell ; Executive producer Mark Hill (S) (W) RT SHOP: The Curious Gardeners by Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor , available for L17 (normally L20) plus p&p (£1.99 first class, 99p second). To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to[address removed], or call [number removed] (national rate)


Designers: Gordon Taylor
Designers: Guy Cooper
Producer: Ben Southwell
Producer: Mark Hill
Unknown: Guy Cooper
Unknown: Gordon Taylor

: Gardeners' World

Alan Titchmarsh and the team return with a new series offering practical and innovative gardening advice.
Tonight, Rachel de Thame reveals why the hellebore is her favourite winter flower, Chris Beardshaw proffers ideas for an evergreen winter garden and Alan unveils his plans for a Mediterranean-inspired courtyard garden. See Choice. (S) (W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]
BBC BOOK: Gardeners' World Complete Book of Gardening, price £12.99
Alan Titchmarsh on orchids: page 40


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Rachel de Thame
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Series Producer: Colette Foster
Executive Producer: Owen Gay
Executive Producer: Tony Laryea

: Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl

The first in a new six-part series that tells the story of social mobility and the evolution of middle-class life from the iatel9th century to the present day.
The People in Between. The series begins in Victorian suburbia discovering, with the help of historical evidence, family stories and rare archive material, a lost world of aspiration, ostentation, sexual intrigue and murder. Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer. See Choice.
Senes producer Rachel Bell ; Executive producer Michael Poole (S) (W) Professor Laurie Taytor asks whether the middle class still exists: p27


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.
Producer: Rachel Bell
Producer: Michael Poole
Unknown: Professor Laurie Taytor

: We Are History

Armada! David Oxley re-enacts Sir Francis Drake 's victory against the Spanish in 1588. Producer Sean Grundy ; Series producer Tom Ware (R) (S)


Unknown: David Oxley
Unknown: Sir Francis Drake
Producer: Sean Grundy
Producer: Tom Ware

: The Thin Blue Line

Yuletide Spirit. Grim is on the trail of some dangerous carol singers, while Fowler experiences treachery.
Written by Ben Elton ; Producers Ben Elton and Geoffrey Perkins
Director John Birkin (R) (S)


Written By: Ben Elton
Producers: Ben Elton
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins
Director: John Birkin
Inspector Fowler: Rowan Atkinson
Sergeant Dawkins: Serena Evans
PCHabib: Mina Anwar
PC Goody: James Dreyfus
PC Gladstone: Rudolph Walker
DI Grim: David Haig

: Newsnight

A new, extended Friday-night edition, including analysis of the news with Jeremy Vine , and at 11.00 Newsnight Review Mark Lawson is joined by Germaine Greer and Tom Paulin to discuss the highs and lows of the cultural week. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Tom Paulin

: Tribe

Slap My Leather-Clad Botty. Michelle loves her bike because it won't mess her about like men. But then a new man rides into her life. Contains strong language. Last in the series. Director Ginny Herrington (S) (W)


Director: Ginny Herrington

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S)

: Robot Wars- the Grand Final

Ends 1.30am.
Shown at 6.45pm (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated
GCSE Bltesize Revision French 2 Ends 5.00am.

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