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)
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
Tubby Custard is on the menu today. (R) (S)
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price Â£19.99
Lots of dust means lots of sneezing. (R) (S) (W)
BBC CD-ROM: Tweenies: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation. price Â£19.99
Storyteller (Just So Stories):
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)
Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.
Another brief look at a desirable holiday destination.
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)
Esther Rantzen hosts the last of the week's discussion shows.
Ainsley Harriott hosts the cookery challenge. (S)
The week's final edition of the ruthless quiz. The evening editions continue tonight at
8.50pm on BBC1. (S) (W)
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)
"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)
Tom decides to build a generator as a way of using up the surplus animal dung.
(For regular cast see yesterday 7.30pm)
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
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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
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)
Professional golfers reveal the secrets of their sport.
Director EdwinaVardey (R) (S)
Alternative Culture. Grim declares war on drugs.
Written by Ben Elton ; Producers Ben Elton and Geoffrey Perkins
Director John Birkin (R) (S)
Analysis of the day's news with Jeremy Vine. (S) (W)
Mark Lawson is joined by Germaine Greer , Tom Paulin and Ian Rankin to discuss the week's cultural highlights.
Producer Mark Bell (S) (W)
Shown yesterday at 6.45pm (S) (W)
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
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Jumpin' Joe Dugan:
Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Brtesize Revision Physical Education. Ends 5.00am.