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: CBBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and pals visit the Polkie Palace. (R)

7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The trio hunt for the archaeological find of the century. (R) (S)

7.35 Rugrats
Angelica has delusions of royalty, while Tommy moves in with Chuckie. (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 against Thadius Vent. Today, the tale of Sleeping Beauty. (R) (S)

8.50 Just So Stories
Another tale from Rudyard Kipling. Today Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of The Beginning of Armadillos. Repeated at 1pm (R)


Author (Just So Stories): Rudyard Kipling
Reader (Just So Stories): Geoffrey Matthews

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) So Much/Shelly's Birthday (S)
2956227 9.15 Words and Pictures
Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: The Three Billy Goats Gruff (S)
7551821 9.30 The Magic Key (ages 5-6) Floppy and the Puppies (S)
3992799 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Spring Term 2001: Numeracy: Big Numbers (S)


Ends 10.50.

The gang watch children wrapping presents for a friend. (R) (S)

10.30 Tweenies
Jake and his friends think that there's a monster in the surprise area. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Sewage (S) 9134260 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Numbers Up to 100: Counting On and Back (S) 7284647 11.20 KS3Bitesize
Shorts: National Tests (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Shape: Two-Dimensional Shapes (S) 1657840 11.50 Music Makers (ages 9-11) Infinity Diner: Beat and Rhythm (S) 5845024 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Scotland in the Second World War: The Threat from Above (S)

: Working Lunch

Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: CBBC: Just So Stories

Shown at 8.50am

: Holiday Snaps

Another brief look at a desirable holiday destination.

: MGM: When the Lion Roars

Charlton Heston, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams and Debbie Reynolds are interviewed in the last of a three-part documentary about Hollywood's legendary Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios. Presented by Patrick Stewart. (si


Presenter: Patrick Stewart
Interviewee: Charlton Heston
Interviewee: Gene Kelly
Interviewee: Esther Williams
Interviewee: Debbie Reynolds

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

The last topical studio debate of the week, hosted by Esther
Rantzen. (S) (W)

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the cookery challenge. (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 quiz in which the contestants decide who should be eliminated. Presented by Anne Robinson.
(S) (W)


Presented By: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Bart the Genius. Bart is transferred to a school for gifted children after cheating on an intelligence test. (R) (S)
6.25 The Canine Mutiny. Family dog Santa's Little Helper pays the price when Bart gets a credit card. (S)

: Robot Wars

Tag Team Terror. It's double the fun and mayhem as veteran machines team up. With Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Director Stuart McDonald ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
Repeated at 12.55am (R) (S)


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

: The Good Life

Anniversary. Is Tom and Barbara's good life at an end?
For regular cast see Wednesday at 8pm (R) (S) 73

: The Curious Gardeners

A 21st-century garden in Norfolk leaves Gordon Taylor and Guy Cooper speechless. As the garden designing duo continue their grand tour in their open-top 1964 Alvis, they also see the Fairhaven Water Gardens of Norfolk and discover the secrets of fine topiary.
Director Patty Kraus : Series producer Ben Southwell (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening
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)


Unknown: Gordon Taylor
Unknown: Guy Cooper
Director: Patty Kraus
Producer: Ben Southwell
Unknown: Guy Cooper
Unknown: Gordon Taylor

: Gardeners' World

More hands on horticulture from Alan Titchmarsh in his own garden in Hampshire. Meanwhile, Robin Savill unravels the mysteries of the clematis, Rachel de Thame reveals that her flower of the moment is the cyclamen, and Pippa Greenwood troubleshoots seasonal pests.
Producer Colette Foster : Executive producerTony Laryea (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening
BBC BOOK: Gardeners' World Complete Book of Gardening, price £12.99 Alan Titchmarsh on growing your own potatoes: page 38


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Robin Savill
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Colette Foster
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl

Continuing the series that tells the story of the evolution of middle-class life from the 19th century to the present day. Them and Us. Snobbery and class hatred between the wars is traced in tonight's programme. The theme is illustrated by the quiet north Oxford suburb of Cutteslowe where, for nearly 30 years, a nine foot wall with barbed wire on top divided privately-owned houses from council properties on the same street. Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer. See Choice. Director Louise Wardle : Producer Rachel Bell (S) (W)


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.
Director: Louise Wardle
Producer: Rachel Bell

: We Are History

Oliver's Army. Can David Oxley start the English Civil War off again? The humorous historian visits the Cromwell School of Hairdressing in Huntingdon to find out.
Director Sean Grundy : Series producer Tom Ware (S)


Unknown: David Oxley
Director: Sean Grundy
Producer: Tom Ware

: The Thin Blue Line

Another chance to see the first episode of the second series. Court in the Act. Fowler prepares his officers for cross-examination, while Goody tries a nice new uniform for size.
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
PC Habib: Mina Anwar
PC Goody: James Dreyfus
PC Gladstone: Rudolph Walker
Dl Grim: David Haig
DC Boyle: Mark Addy
Mayoress Wickham: Lucy Robinson

: Newsnight

An extended edition, including news analysis with Jeremy Vine , and at 11.00 Newsnight Review, when Mark Lawson and guests Tom Paulin , Allison Pearson and Andrew O'Hagan discuss the week's cultural highlights. (S) <w)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan

: Langan behind the Lines

Life's a Beach. Sean Langan 's Middle East journey concludes in Gaza, a small strip of land between Israel and the Mediterranean. There, in his quest to understand the divisions between Israel and Palestine, Langan meets the leader of the Hammas movement. (S)


Unknown: Sean Langan

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S)

: Robot Wars

Ends 1.35am. Shown at 6.45pm (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Bltesize Revision Geography 2 Ends 5.00am. (S)

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