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: CBBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.
Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and pals find a waste of honey. (R)

7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin gets grounded. (R) (S)

7.35 Rugrats
An alien and Mr Clean star in today's double dose of carpet-crawlingfun. (R) (S)

8.00 Short Change
The latest gadgets are tested in the consumer campaign show for young people.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1
(S) (W)

8.25 Oscar's Orchestra
Actor Edward Fox is a guest voice as the musical resistance force struggles against Thadius Vent. (R) (S)

8.50 Just So Stories
Today Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of The Crab That Played with the Sea.
Repeated at 1pm (R)

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Sunday Boots and Working Boots (S)
2294439 9.15 Words and Pictures
Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin (S) 7899033 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Master Hansel and Miss Gretel (S) 2740651 9.45 Dynamo (early years) Science: Materials and Hot and Cold (S)


Ends 10.50.

Drums make music in Teletubbyland. (R) (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

10.30 Tweenies
Fizz and Bella try to prove pink is nice. (R) (S) (W)
BBC CD-ROM: Tweenies: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Pencils (S) 9472472 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Numbers up to 100: Patterns of Tens (S)
7522859 11.20 KS3 Bitesize Science (S) 4518743 11.30
Megamaths (ages 7-9) Shape:
Patterns (S) 1995052 11.50 Music Makers (ages 9-11) Infinity Diner: Tempo (S) 518323612.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Scotland in the Second World War: Not Enough to Go Round (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

: Ice Skating

Coverage of the World Figure
Skating championships continues as Russian rivals Alexei Yagudin and Evgeni Plushenko meeting in the conclusion of the men's event, the free programme. With Sue Barker and Jayne Torvill.


Unknown: Alexei Yagudin
Unknown: Evgeni Plushenko
Unknown: Jayne Torvill.

: The Fabulous Dorseys **

Biographical musical starring the legendary Dorsey brothers, trombonist Tommy and saxophonist Jimmy. Reviews pp 70-75.
Director Alfred E Green (1947 U)

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen hosts the last of the week's discussion shows
(S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: 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 ruthless quiz. (S) (W)

: The Simpsons

Life on the Fast Lane. Marge finds herself in an awkward situation involving her bowling instructor. (R) (S)
6.25 Homer's Enemy. Homer has trouble at the power plant while Bart buys a factory for a dollar. (5)

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

You'd Better Shop Around. Actor Robert Guillaume guests as Will quits college to sell cars. (R) (S)
7.10 The Of' Ball and Chain. Will is caught in a dilemma when Jazz's bride-to-be takes an interest in him. (R) (si


Unknown: Robert Guillaume

: The Good Life: The Weaker Sex

Although things are beginning to happen in Tom's garden, Barbara's enthusiasm is starting to wilt.
(For regular cast see yesterday 7.30pm)
(R) (S)

: The Curious Gardeners

Horticultural duo Gordon Taylor and Guy Cooper continue their grand tour of exceptional British gardens with a trundle through the heart of England and the counties of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. There they discover the secrets of a perfect cricket pitch, a contemporary design in a cottage garden and enjoy the delights of an English flower festival. Series producer Ben Southwell ; Executive producer Mark Hill (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening
RT SHOP: book. The Curious Gardeners, price L17 (normally L20) plus 99p p&p. Send cheque. payable to RT Shop. to [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate)


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

: Gardeners' World

The Boumville garden gets another visit from Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame as they work on the ground plans. Back in his Hampshire garden, Alan Titchmarsh trims some hedges and sorts out plug plants for his butterfly meadow, while Chris Beardshaw looks for scented plants. Series producer Colette Foster (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening
BBC BOOK: Gardeners' World Complete Book of Gardening, price £12.99
Alan Titchmarsh on creating your own vegetable patch: page 44


Unknown: Joe Swift
Unknown: Rachel de Thame
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Colette Foster
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl

Lessons in Class. Winchester College has been educating the sons of the upper and middle classes for hundreds of years. This penultimate programme compares the country's oldest school with a local comprehensive to illustrate the importance of education to the success of the middle classes. Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer. See Choice. Producer Rachel Bell ; Executive producer Michael Poole (S) (W)


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.
Producer: Rachel Bell
Producer: Michael Poole

: Trade Secrets

Market traders offer some professional tips.
Director Stuart Everett (R) (S)


Director: Stuart Everett

: The Thin Blue Line

Continuing the rerun of the police comedy series.
Fly on the Wall. A television crew arrive at Gasforth to make a documentary about policing in the raw.
Written by Ben Elton ; Producers Ben Elton and Geoffrey Perkins
Director John Birkin (R) (S) (W)


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
Bob Tough: Alan Cox

: Newsnight

Analysis of the day's news with Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Newsnight Review

Mark Lawson is joined by Germaine Greer , Billy Bragg and John Careyto discuss the week's cultural highlights.
Producer Mark Bell (S) (W)


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: John Careyto
Producer: Mark Bell

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: Six Degrees of Separation ****

Drama. The comfortable life of a middle-class couple is thrown into disarray when Paul, a young black man, turns up at their apartment. Ends 2.05. Reviews pp 70-75.
Director Fred Schepisi (1993, 15) (S)


Director: Fred Schepisi
Ouisa Kittredge: Stockard Channing
Paul: Will Smith
Ran Kittredge: Donald Sutherland
Geoffrey: Ian McKellen
Kitty: Mary Beth Hurt
Larkin: Bruce Davison
Doctor Fine: Richard Masur
Trent: Anthony Michael Hall

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSEBrtestze Revision Religious Education. Ends 5am. (S)

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