Polka Dot Shorts
More tales from the land of Roo. (R)
7.10 Top Cat
TC tricks Dibble into putting him up for the winter. (R)
Animated double bill with the carpet-crawling kids. (R) (S)
8.00 Blue Peter
Author JK Rowling, the creator of apprentice wizard Harry Potter, answers viewers' questions. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S)(W) WEBSITE: [web address removed]
8.25 Monster Rancher
Genki and Moochi help Suezo learn a new fighting technique. (R) (S)
8.50 Fiddley Foodle Bird
More fun with the metamorphosing bird. Repeated at 1pm (R)
Guest (Blue Peter):
Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Number Adventures (ages 5-7) Measuring Length: The Maze (S)
2690619 9.15 Hands Up! (ages 7-9) Revolting Recipes - with sign language 7122313 9.30 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) The Story of Icarys (S) 4744431 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Numeracy: Days (S)
Tinky Winky, Dipsy and Laa-Laa say "eh-oh" to Po through the window. (R) (S)
The Tweenies try cheering up Fizz, but only Max finds a way to make her feel better. (R) (S) (W)
10.50 Landmarks Shorts (ages 7-9) Using the Land: Digging the Landscape (S) 4104503 11.00 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: "l-e"(S) 785686811.15 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time: Timing of Events (S) 7942619 11.30 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Zzaap and the Word Master: The Glen of the Green Man (S)
1391232 11.50 The Experimenter
(ages 7-9) The Earth and Beyond: A Touch of Sun (S) 558941612.10 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) A Walk through Time: Health (S)
Weekday roundup of business and consumer news.
Aviation drama starring Rock Hudson as a reporter who becomes involved with a death-defying aerial act while on an assignment at a barnstorming air circus in New Orleans. Widescreen.
Director Douglas Sirk (1957)
(BW) (S) (W) Films: pp 64-67 ****
The latest news from Parliament, with Diana Madill. (S) CONTACT DETAILS: fax [number removed] or e-mail email@example.com
Regional News (Digital:
UK Today); Weather (S) (W)
Esther discusses money, and talks to Robert Hicks who made and lost a fortune twice.
Culinary contest presided over by Ainsley Harriott. (R) (S)
Ruthless elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W) An evening edition of The Weakest Link can be seen tonight at 8pm on BBC1
Alias Mr Hackenbacker. Lady Penelope organises a charity clothes show aboard a new plane, but a group of malevolent pirates are intent on stealing the new fashions.
Repeated next Saturday (R) (S)
Jayne Middlemiss and Ed Hall oversee day seven of the ultimate robotic sporting event, which features rope-climbing, long-jumping and spot-landing, plus the shot put and the internal combustion sprint final. <s)
Dick Solomon 's Day Off. Dick discovers the pleasures of playing truant. Sally, Harry and Tommy find that illicit eavesdropping can become addictive.
Repeated at 9.30pm on BBC Choice (S)
Dr Mary Albright:
Five-Course Celebration. Gary Rhodes ends the series by preparing a five-course meal in a domestic oven. Recipes include seared salmon with fennel-flavoured sauerkraut and warm sole salad. A new series will be shown next year. 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).
How to make Gary Rhodes 's flouriess chocolate tart - Food: p41
Antony Worrall Thompson prepares beef stew with dumplings before visiting a local brewery, where Oz Clarke pours the pints for his rugby-playing friends. Meanwhile, Emma Crowhurst prepares a French tart for the crew.
Series producer Gloria Wood : Executive producer Tim Hincks (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink
The first in a new three-part series about the key players in the transformation of football's fortunes. Tonight's episode focuses on the businessmen who dragged the sport out of the doldrums in the eighties, staking out their claims in the battleground of television rights. See Choice. Director Annabel Hobley ; Executive producer Alex Holmes
Repeated tomorrow at 2.25am on BBC1 (S) (W)
Profiling the successive owners of a 1972 Rover 3.5 Coupe. Director Russell Hayes : Series producer Richard Pearson (R) (S) (W)
Continuing the series on life in Harlesden, north-west London. Tonight's programme focuses on childhood sweethearts Carlton and Lorraine's big wedding, and teenagers Kyle and Heshima, who want to make it as singers.
Senes producer Jackie Osei-Tutu ; Executive producer Debbie Christie (S) (W)
Analysis of the news, with Jeremy Paxman. (S) (W)
Sound. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer features in tonight's melancholic, multi-layered fi Im - directed by Don't Look
Now auteur Nicolas Roeg and scored by Portishead's Adrian Utley - that contemplates the nature of celebrity and memory, and how vision can be affected by sound. (S) (W)
The story behind the success of Meg Rivers's home-made cakes. (R) (S)
Followed by 48 Preludes and Fugues (R) (S) (W)
Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Census (S) 19269 1.00 The
Statistician Strikes Back (S) 16733 1.30 The Emergence of Greek Mathematics (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Special Needs Go for It: Lifeskills Languages 4.00 Make German Your Business (part 2) Working in Construction 5.00 Business Skills
Open University 6.00 Catalysts against Pollution (S)
6.30 The Developing World: Breaking Out Ends 7am. (S)