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Ends 12.30pm.

The Playbus stops at the Why Bird stop. (R) (S)

7.20 Snorks
Animated underwater capers. (R) (S)

7.45 Blue Peter
Children's magazine. S Club 7 perform their new single. Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Monster Rancher
Last in the series. An ancient fighting robot helps Genki and his friends, then turns on them. (S)

8.30 Dennis the Menace
More capers with the young ruffian. (R) (S)

9.00 Xchange
The daily magazine show returns for a ten-part series offering ideas for holiday activities. Today Damage learn how to fence, Marsali Stewart offers a guide to Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry, Joe Challands and Erica Harvey try ballroom dancing and Ade Adepitan makes banoffee pie. (S) (W)

9.25 The Roswell Conspiracies
A daily rerun of the animated sci-fi series. Nick Logan is hired to find a renegade Banshee. (R) (S)

9.45 Custer's Last Stand-Up
Written and devised by Gail Renard.
First in a 13-part drama series. Jamie's ambition to be a stand-up comic leads him to use his sister's love life as material.
Cast on Good Friday (R) (S) (W)

10.15 Rotten Ralph
Animated adventures with the dishevelled cat. (R)(S)

10.25 The Really Wild Show Wildest Hits
The wildlife show returns for a new weekday ten-part series. Michaela Strachan presents today's first show from the artificial tropics of the Eden project in Cornwall. There's a look at manatees in Florida, giant otters in Guyana and iguanas' island life. (S)

10.50 The Raccoons
Animated comedy from the Evergreen Forest. (S)

11.15 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny
Animated adaptation of the tales of Beatrix Potter. Today, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. (R) (S)

11.45 Teletubbies
Little Bo Peep looks for her sheep in Teletubbyland. (R) (S)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

12.10 Tweenies
Jake and friends are confused by nightfall. (R) (S) (W)
Website: [web address removed]


Pop group (Blue Peter): S Club 7
Presenter (Xchange): Marsali Stewart
Presenter (Xchange): Joe Challands
Presenter (Xchange): Erica Harvey
Presenter (Xchange): Ade Adepitan
Writer/deviser (Custer's Last Stand-Up): Gail Renard
Presenter (The Really Wild Show Wildest Hits): Michaela Strachan

: Working Lunch

Consumer news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Heartbreak High

Sarah is suspended, Nikki is offered the chance to record her song and Mai continues to harass Drazic. (S)

: Give Us the Moon ***

Comedy starring Margaret Lockwood. In 1948, Peter Pyke stumbles across the Elephants, a society of drop-outs dedicated to idleness. However, when Peter decides to open up a hotel, the group amazingly decide to help. Reviews pp 62-67. Director Val Guest (1944, U)


Unknown: Margaret Lockwood.
Unknown: Peter Pyke
Director: Val Guest

: News; Regional News

(Digital: UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Another topical issue is aired in the daytime studio debate, hosted by Esther Rantzen.
Editor Dominique Vulliamy (S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Editor: Dominique Vulliamy

: Ready Steady Cook

The weekday culinary challenge, with Ainsley Harriott. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: The Weakest Link

First of the week's daily outings of the elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S)(W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

Bart of Darkness. Bart believes he has evidence suggesting
Ned Flanders has committed a terrible crime. (R) (S)

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

I The Philadelphia Story. Will takes the Banks family on a tour of his old Philadelphia neighbourhood. (R) (S)

: Battlebots

More American remote-control metal warriors do battle in the fighting arena with tonight's fights involving Vlad the Impaler, Tazbot, Mouser Mecha-Catbot and Shaft.
Repeated next Sunday (S)


Unknown: Mouser Mecha-Catbot

: Secret Agent

Documentary series exploring the training of Special
Operations Executive agents during the Second World War. This week, a German counter-intelligence officer explains his methods in tracking down SOE agents, plus a look at the women who received and decoded agents' messages. Producer Jonathan Dent ; Series producer David Darlow (R) (S) BBC BOOK: Secret Agent by David Stafford , price f 16.99. from bookshops


Producer: Jonathan Dent
Producer: David Darlow
Unknown: David Stafford

: Meet the Ancestors

The Family Plot. When an old cemetery in Coventry needs to be cleared for a millennium project, the team's first job is to extract three corpses from a 19th-century vault. Julian Richards traces their identity and finds their story reflects the city's changing fortunes since Victorian times.
Series producer Ian Potts ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
(Revised repeat) (S)


Producer: Ian Potts
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: The Naked Chef

Wedding Bells. Jamie Oliver and fiancee Jules invite their parents to supper to finalise plans for their wedding. Dishes include linguine with pancetta, clams and white wine; ! salmon fillet wrapped in prosciutto with lentils, spinach ! and yoghurt; followed by a Campari and passion fruit sorbet. Director Paul Ratcliffe ; Series Producer Patricia Llewellyn (R) (S) (W) BBC BOOKS: The Naked Chef. £18.99, and The Return of the Naked Chef. L20


Unknown: Jamie Oliver
Director: Paul Ratcliffe
Producer: Patricia Llewellyn

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Cockney Rebel's
Steve Harley , comedian Eddie Brill , Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth and TV presenter Lisa Rogers join regulars Mark Lamarr , Phill Jupitus and Sean Hughes on the irreverent pop quiz. Director John L Spencer ; Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated next Sunday (S) (W)
9.30 Harry Enfield's Television Programme Another chance to see the last episode of the second series, with Smashie and Nicey paying a visit to Alan Freeman in the old folks' home. Director Geoff Posner ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R) (S)
10.00 Room 101 Paul Merton invites ex-England football team manager Terry Venables to reveal his pet hates, which include uninformed journalists and working-class snobs.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Richard Wilson (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Steve Harley
Unknown: Eddie Brill
Unknown: Dani Filth
Presenter: Lisa Rogers
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Director: John L Spencer
Producers: Simon Bullivant
Unknown: Alan Freeman
Director: Geoff Posner
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Terry Venables
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Newsnight

The day's main news, presented by Jeremy Vine.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) (W)


Presented By: Jeremy Vine.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Blood on the Carpet: Walking with Disc Jockeys

The first of four episodes, being shown on consecutive nights, from the series that looks at recent business battles.
The 1993 appointment of Matthew Bannister as head of Radio 1 signalled the end for many long-serving DJs, listening figures plummet, and the arrival of one Chris Evans. But no one envisaged the acrimonious battles ahead. Contains strong language. (Repeat) (Subtitles) (Widescreen)


Interviewee: Matthew Bannister
Interviewee: Chris Evans
Producer: Nick Mirsky
Executive Producer: Robert Thirkell

: The Phil Silvers Show: Army Memoirs

Bilko is demoted to the rank of private after Colonel Hall hears of his misdeeds. (BW) (R) (S)

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Talking about Care (S) 142331.00 What's RightforChildren?(S) 83887 1.30 Picasso's Guernica (S) National Test Revision 2.00 GCSEBitesize Revision Science: Chemistry -exam revision for the GCSE chemistry. (S) Languages 4.00 Suenos World Spanish (parts 5-8) Working for Yourself 5.00 Growth and Change
Open University 6.00 Smithson and Serra - Beyond Modernism? (S) 32478 6.30 The Portuguese Voyages of Discovery- a look at life aboard a 15th-century sailing ship. Ends 7am. (S)

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