Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and pals enjoy a tea party. (R)
7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The gang land in detention after knocking down a statue. (R) (S)
Reptar rears his head and Stu gets a job. (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
8.25 Oscar's Orchestra
Actor Richard E Grant is a guest voice as the musical resistance force struggles against Thadius Vent. (R) (5)
8.50 Just So Stories
Another tale from Rudyard Kipling. Today Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of How the First Letter Was Written.
Repeated at 1pm (R)
Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) I Want
My Dinner/Food (S) 2785731 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7)
Consonant Clusters: Whistling Thorn (S) 7397625 9.30 The Magic Key
' (ages 5-6) The Giant and the Knee ; : Nibblers (S) 9095183 9.45 Dynamo !
(early years) Science: Pushing,
; Pulling and Wind (S)
Seven clouds appear in Teletubbyland. (R) (S)
A present poses a problem for Max. (R) (S) (W)
10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Boots (S) 9970064 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Numbers up to 100: Missing Numbers (S)
7013151 11.20 KS3 Bitesize Shorts: English: Imaginative Writing (S)
4016335 11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Shape: Three-Dimensional
Shapes (S) 1493644 11.50 Music Makers (ages 9-11) Infinity Diner: Pitch (S) 568182812.10 Around
Scotland (ages 10-12) Scotland in the Second World War: Women at War(S)
Consumer news, with Adrian j Chiles and Adam Shaw.
; Another brief look at a desirable holiday destination.
Film noir starring
Robert Mitchum , Jane Russell and Vincent Price. Gambler
Dan Milner receives a large sum of money to go to Mexico, where he meets a sultry singer and her outlandish actor boyfriend. Then Milner discovers a sinister plan.
Director John Farrow (1951, 12)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 60-66 * * *
UK Today): Weather (S) (W)
Soprano Lesley Garrett and other stars of opera and television join Esther Rantzen. (S) (W)
Ainsley Harriott hosts the cookery challenge. (S) BOOK: Ready Steady Cook: Fast Meals for Two. £6.99, from retailers
The week's final edition of the ruthless quiz. (S) (W)
There's No Disgrace Like Home. The Simpsons attend a company picnic at Mr Burns 's home. (R) (S)
6.25 The Old Man and Lisa. Lisa helps a penniless
Mr Burns build a recycling centre. (S)
Real-life Robocops star in the fifth of Julia Reed 's reports from Japan, as the mechanical showdown continues.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/technogames (S)
Plough Your Own Furrow. Another chance to see the very first episode of the seventies comedy, in which Tom Good swaps commuter life for self-sufficiency. Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Producer John Howard Davies (R) (S)
Gaby Roslin and Peter Purves present live coverage of the toy and utility categories on the second day of the annual canine competition from Birmingham's NEC. (S) (W)
This week Alan Titchmarsh tackles his overcrowded perennials, while Rachel de Thame plants her favourite
Japanese maple and Chris Beardshaw admires the exotic planting at the Eden Project in Comwall.
Producer Colette Foster : Executive producer Tony Laryea (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening
BBC BOOK: Gardeners' World Complete Book of Gardening, price £12.99 Alan Titchmarsh sings the praises of hellebores: page 38
Leader of Society. The middle-class establishment enjoyed its heyday during the inter-war years, but economic upheaval and war forced dramatic change and heralded a new era of meritocracy. Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer. See Choice. Director Geoff Dunlop ; Producer Rachel Bell (S) (W)
Another glimpse at South America's natural history, but the giant otters in Peru remain elusive. (R) (sj (W)
Continuing the rerun of the police comedy series.
Ism Ism Ism. Fowler has to deal with an illegal asylum seeker while Grim stares death in the behind.
Written by Ben Elton ; Producers Ben Elton and Geoffrey Perkins
Director John Birkin (R) (S)
An extended edition, including news analysis with Jeremy Vine , and at 11.00 Newsnight Review, when Mark Lawson and guests Germaine Greer , Ian Hislop and Ekow Eshun discuss the week's cultural highlights. (S) (W)
With Treasury spokesman Matthew Taylor. (S)
Comedy drama, directed by and starring Steve Buscemi. An unemployed mechanic lives above the Trees Lounge bar, where he spends his evenings drinking himself into oblivion. When his uncle dies of a heart attack, he strikes up a relationship with the 17-year-old niece of a former girlfriend.
11996.15) (S) Postponed from 11 February Film of the Week: page 51 ****
Romantic drama set in thirties Georgia, starring Christopher Reeve and Deborah Raffin , in which a reclusive widow meets a gentle ex-convict. Ends 2.45.
Director Steven Hilliard Stem (1993) (S) Films: pp 60-66 * *
Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Blteslze Revision History 1 Ends 5.00am. (S)