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: CBBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
Polkaroo and pals enjoy a camping trip. (R)

7.10 Alvin and the Chipmunks
The chipmunks visit a junior military camp. (R) (S)

7.35 Snorks
Animated antics with the aquatic music-makers. (S)

8.00 Short Change
Including a survey about censorship.
Shown yesterday at 4.35pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.25 Oscar's Orchestra
The musical force continues its struggle against the evil Thadius Vent. (R) (S)

8.50 Just So Stories
Today Geoffrey Matthews tells the story of The Cat That Walked By Itself.
Repeated at 1pm (R)

9.00 School programmes
Repeats are not indicated:

9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Henny Penny/Hens

9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: Give Me My

9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) The Sound Monster

9.45 Dynamo (early years) Literacy: Letters W. X, Y and

10.00 CBBC
Ends 10.50:

Tubby Custard is on the menu today. (R) (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

10.30 Tweenies
Lots of dust means lots of sneezing. (R) (S) (W)
BBC CD-ROM: Tweenies: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation. price £19.99


Storyteller (Just So Stories): Geoffrey Matthews

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Brushes (S) 9218276 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Numbers up to 100: Patterns of Five (S)
11.20 KS3 Bitesize Human Nutrition and Digestive System (S)
11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Shape: Moving Around (S)
11.50 Music Makers (ages 9-11)
Infinity Diner: Structure (S)
12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Scotland in the Second World War: Scotland the Haven? (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.

: The Champ ***

Family drama about a former boxing champion who, despite his drinking and gambling, enjoys a warm relationship with his son. However, a chance meeting with his rich and successful ex-wife changes his life, as he feels compelled to fight for his son's love. Reviews pp 72-75.
Director Franco Zeffirelli (1979. PG)
3.20 News; Regional News (Digital:
UK Today); Weather (S) (W)


Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Billy Flynn: Jon Voight
Annie: Faye Dunaway
TJ Flynn: Ricky Schroder
Jackie: Jack Warden
Mike: Arthur Hill

: 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)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The week's final edition of the ruthless quiz. The evening editions continue tonight at
8.50pm on BBC1. (S) (W)

: The Simpsons

The Crepes of Wrath. Bart is sent to work at a vineyard in France on a student exchange scheme. (R) (S)
6.20 The Simpson's Spin-Off Showcase. Troy McClure hosts three spin-off stories with Simpsons regulars. (S)


Unknown: Troy McClure

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

"M" Is for the Many Things She Gave Me. Actress
Pam Grier guests as an old friend of Philip's. (R) (S)
7.10 Mother's Day. After trying for a baby, Jazz and his wife ask Will to father their child. (R) (S)


Unknown: Pam Grier

: The Good Life: The Thing in the Cellar

Tom decides to build a generator as a way of using up the surplus animal dung.
(For regular cast see yesterday 7.30pm)
(R) (S)

: The Curious Gardeners

Gordon Tayior and Guy Cooper round off their grand tour with a visit to southern Scotland. Among the places visited are poet Ian Hamilton Finlay 's Little Sparta garden, the inspirational Garden of Cosmic Speculation designed by Charles Jencks , and the Scottish National Collection of Bonsai. 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 £20) plus 99p p&p. Send cheque, payable to RT Shop, to [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate)


Unknown: Gordon Tayior
Unknown: Guy Cooper
Unknown: Ian Hamilton Finlay
Designed By: Charles Jencks
Producer: Ben Southwell
Producer: Mark Hill

: Gardeners' World

In Alan Titchmarsh 's Hampshire garden, Pippa Greenwood , Chris Beardshaw and Rachel de Thame don waterproofs to help spring clean the ponds, and divide the aquatic plants. There's also a visit to a Suffolk nursery to admire their pelargoniums and a closer look at hepaticas.
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 adding alpines to your garden: page 48


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Colette Foster
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl

Trouble Ahead. The series concludes with a look at the way traditional middle-class values and attitudes have been killed off by the social and economic changes of the past few decades. In today's "contract culture", even the professions no longer enjoy the kind of stability that gave rise to some of the middle classes' most prominent traits. 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

Professional golfers reveal the secrets of their sport.
Director EdwinaVardey (R) (S)

: The Thin Blue Line

Alternative Culture. Grim declares war on drugs.
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

: Newsnight

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


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Newsnight Review

Mark Lawson is joined by Germaine Greer , Tom Paulin and Ian Rankin to discuss the week's cultural highlights.
Producer Mark Bell (S) (W)


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Producer: Mark Bell

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)

: The Babe *** Drama, based on the life of baseball

legend Babe Ruth, starring John Goodman. Sent to a strict Catholic school, the uncontrollable George Herman Ruth soon reveals a talent for baseball. He becomes the sport's figurehead, but his enormous ability is equalled by his taste for the good life. Ends 2.05. Reviews pp 72-75. Georg
Director Arthur Hiller (1992, PG) (S) Teach yoursetfjohn Goodman: page 66


Unknown: John Goodman.
Unknown: George Herman
Director: Arthur Hiller
e Herman BabeRuth: John Goodman
Claire Hodgson-Ruth: Kelly McGillis
Helen WoodfordRuth: Trini Alvarado
Jumpin' Joe Dugan: Bruce Boxtertner
Harry Frazee: Peter Donat

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Brtesize Revision Physical Education. Ends 5.00am.

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