Polka Dot Shorts
More tales from the land of Roo. (R)
7.10 Top Cat
Benny swallows a diamond, much to the dismay of a band of crooks. (R)
Animated fun with the carpet-crawling kids. (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Peter
A look at the changing face of the Scout movement. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W)
8.25 Monster Rancher
The magic stone takes Genki and company to a deserted town. (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) Measuring Length: A New Adventure Begins (S) (W) 3664756 9.15
Hands Up! (ages 7-9) Anansi and the Boastful Frog-with sign language. (S) 2542824 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Get Lost, Laura! (S)
8556447 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Numeracy: The Right Order(S)
The Tubbies watch some children learning about the colour orange. (R) (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price ÃÂ£19.99
Max reassures Jake when he reveals his fear of spiders. (R) (S) (W)
BBC CD-ROM: Tweenies: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price Â£19.99
10.50 Landmarks Shorts (ages 7-9) Using the Land: Growing Settlements (S) 9593350 11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "Y" (S) 278737911.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: O'Clock (S)
2760602 11.30 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Zzaap and the Word
Master: Into the Crystal Caverns (S) 6199843 11.50 The Experimenter
(ages 7-9) Electricity and Magnetism: What's the Attraction? (S)
12.10 ZigZag (ages 7-9) A Walk through Time: Work (S)
Weekday roundup of business and consumer news.
Comedy about two 18th-century army officers who accidentally kill themselves and are doomed to haunt a mansion until it is visited by reigning royalty.
Director Vernon Sewell (1947)
(BW)(S) Films: pp 60-63 ***
The latest news from Parliament, with Diana Madill. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail email@example.com
UK Today): Weather (S)(W)
Another topical issue discussed by a studio audience, guests and Esther Rantzen. (S)(W)
Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (R)(S)
Ruthless elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W)
Security Hazard. When the Tracys find a young stowaway aboard Thunderbird 2, they must find a way to return him home without revealing the secrets of International Rescue. Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)
The Thaw. The crew of Voyager respond to an automated message from members of the Kohl settlement, who escaped an environmental catastrophe by putting themselves in artificial hibernation. (R) (S) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is tomorrow at 6.45pm
Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole. Expert help is required when Dick and Harry tumble into a huge hole. (S)
Alternative Sunday Lunch. Gary Rhodes takes a fresh look at the traditional Sunday lunch. Rejecting all notions of a roast, the chef conjures up creamy smoked haddock "shepherd's pie", hot Cheshire pork pies, smoky lentil soup and warm mini Dundee cakes with whisky sabayon.
Director Dominic Cyriax ; 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 Shop, to [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate).
Gary Rhodes 's smoked haddock "shepherd's pie" - Food: p37
Antony Worrall Thompson takes refuge in the kitchen during a children's party at his home to prepare onion soup, along with number five in the top ten Best of British dishes - boiled bacon with pease pudding. Oz Clarke hides out in the shed to taste-test madeira, while
Emma Crowhurst rustles up pizzas for the young party guests.
Series producer Gloria Wood ; Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (w) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddnnk
A special edition of the documentary strand highlighting the pressures of management in crisis situations.
Wandsworth Prison in London was slammed for its poor conditions and treatment of inmates in a report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons in December 1999. Weeks later, new governor Stephen Rimmer was installed, and cameras were allowed to follow the trials of his first year in charge. Contains strong language. A new series begins on Thursday at 9.50pm. See Choice.
Producer Mary-Anne Thompson (S) (W)
[Photo caption] Wandsworth governor Stephen Rimmer (flanked by prison officers Bob Milton and Richie Kellier) faces Trouble at the Top over plans for reform
Trouble at the Top 9.00pm BBC2
There are some people in whose shoes you would not wish to walk. Stephen Rimmer is one of them. Just weeks after the Chief Inspector of Prisons produced a damning report on Wandsworth prison in December 1999, he was appointed as its new governor. What better subject for this special edition from the factual strand that investigates messy goings-on in our institutions than to follow him, with unfettered access, during the course of one year? The report cited a culture of fear and appalling conditions and treatment of the inmates. Rimmer's remit was to turn the prison around in that year and do it with a slashed budget.
Rimmer has taken on this bucket-sized poisoned chalice with a fearless - some say foolhardy - heart. His only previous experience of prison governorship was a small country jail and, at the age of 37, he is Britain's youngest prison governor. He finds himself in charge of the country's biggest prison, housing some of its toughest inmates, staffed by some of its most entrenched officers. So, how does he intend to win over the men on both sides of the bars? With a touchy-feely approach. He intends to tackle increasing numbers of suicides and a spiralling drug problem with a clear strategy: every prisoner should have a job and spend at least ten hours a day out of their cells. The prison officers are, to put it mildly, sceptical.
The film is packed with incident, including the dog-handlers' reaction to Rimmer's suggestion that they should seek counselling when he gets rid of their guard dogs, but a high spot is the visit by Home Secretary Jack Straw that requires the closure of the "drug-free" B-wing - because it's hopelessly drug-riddled.
Does the change of name from Separation and Punishment Block to Care and Separation Unit have the desired effect? Can Rimmer convince Richie Kellier and Bob Milton of the Prison Officers' Association that promising a telly for every prisoner with a drug-free cell will work? And will he and the prison pass the test, especially when the Chief Inspector calls back earlier than expected?
Acid remarks from some officers, astonishingly open access and a clash of personalities make this an open-and-shut case for great TV. The new series of Trouble at the Top starts with an examination of Pringle's knitwear empire on Thursday at 9.50pm. FL
First of an eight-part series on the residents of Harlesden, an area of north-west London that hit the headlines last year after a spate of shootings. The series sees how gang-related crime impacts on the lives of locals, including comedian Rudi Lickwood and journalist Martin Edwards.
Director Marcus Ryder ; Series producer Jackie Osei-Tutu (S) (W) John Peel: page 15
Analysis of the day's news, with KirstyWark. (S) (W)
Tea with the Taliban. Sean Langan continues his Middle East mission, filming undercover in Afghanistan on a visit to a secret school that educates girls illegally. He then sets off on a journey to meet frontline Taliban fighters.
The series continues tomorrow at 11.20pm (S)
The day's highlights from Westminster, presented by Andrew Neil.
Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Programmers (S) 80935 1.00 Spanning Materials - advances in bridge design. (S)
1.30 The Emergence of Greek Mathematics (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Testament The Bible in Animation - tales from the Old Testament. (S)
Languages 4.00 Deutsch Plus (parts 9-12)-beginners' German-language drama series.
Working in the Arts 5.00 Performance Training and Auditions-how to get the best performance out of aspiring stars. Open University 6.00 The Arch Never Sleeps (S)
6.30 Linkage Mechanisms Ends 7.00am.