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Ends 10.50.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

Albert the Fifth Musketeer
How can the king appear in public now his crown has been stolen? (R) (S)

7.25 Casper
Spooky capers with the friendly little ghost. (R) (S)

7.45 Blue Peter
Matt Baker and Meg the dog continue the quest.
Shown last Friday. BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Brum
Will Brum save Sally's cake from a greedy gang?
Repeated at 1pm (S) (W)

8.20 Fireman Sam
The fire-station band realise that they have a lot of practising to do. (R) (S)

8.30 Noddy In Toyland
Noddy and DJ discover that, in order to learn, it's important to listen. (R) (S)

9.00 Tweenies
Double bill. Milo leads a mission to Mars. and then
Tweenies are inspired to make their own art gallery. (R) (S) (W)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

9.40 Playdays
Whybird has found a magic hat. (R) (S)

10.00 Teletubbies
Double bill of pre-school fun. A boy pretends to fly to the moon. Dipsy discovers his eyes, nose, mouth and ears. (R) (S)
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Code Calling (S) 5816164 11.05
Numbertime (ages 6-7) Addition and Subtraction - Patterns of Subtraction (S) 3604183 11.20 Words and Pictures (ages 6-7)
Phonics Year Two - Aw/au/augh
(S) 362567611.35 Watch (ages 5-7) Time Treasures - Poppy Day (S) 6680522 11.50 Landmarks
Shorts (ages 9-11) Using the Land - Changing Industry (S)
12.00 English Express (ages 9-11) Own Goal (Programme 2) (S)

: Working Lunch

Financial news.

: CBBC: Brum

Brum helps to rescue a cake. Shown at 8.10am (S) (W)

: World Rally Championships

From Perth, Western Australia, comes the penultimate round of the series. Just seven points separate the top four drivers, so the competition is still wide open. Shown Saturday 1.10pm (W)

: The Sky at Night

The Lion's Storm. Dr John Mason joins Patrick Moore to discuss the expected Leonid meteor showers.
Shown 4 November on BBC1 (S)


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr John Mason

: Bullwhlp***

Western version of The Taming of the Shrew, starring Guy
1 Madison, Rhonda Fleming.
A man about to hang is offered a reprieve if he'll marry a woman he's never met and leave town. Widescreen. Review page 56. Director Harmon Jones (1958. U)
(S) (W)


Unknown: Rhonda Fleming.
Director: Harmon Jones

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today) Weather (S)(W)

: Esther

The first of this week's studio debates, with Esther Rantzen. Editor Dominique Vulliamy (S) (W)


Editor: Dominique Vulliamy

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary challenge, hosted by Ainsley Harriott. (S) (W)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (S) (W) Repeated at 12.15am on BBC Choice WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/weakestlink

: The Simpsons

The Two Mrs Nahasapeemapetilons. Apu tries to avoid an arranged marriage. (R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Lunarville 7. The commander of Earth's colony on the Moon announces a truce with the Mysterons. (R) (S)

: Farscape

Incubator. Unable to decode part of Crichton's stolen neural chip, Scorpius implants it into his own brain. (S)

: Renaissance Secrets

Conspiring against the Queen. Professor David Katz of Tel Aviv University explains why he thinks Elizabeth I's doctor, Rodrigo Lopez , was guilty of plotting to kill her.
Director Ian Levison ; Producer Dick Taylor (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.0pen2.net


Unknown: Professor David Katz
Unknown: Rodrigo Lopez
Director: Ian Levison
Producer: Dick Taylor

: University Challenge

High-scoring losers representing Edinburgh and Hull vie for a place in round two. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: House Detectives

Juliet Morris visits Plymouth House, north Wales, reputed to have been a grand coaching inn and house of local legend. Series producer Tim Dunn ; Executive producer Basil Comely (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Juliet Morris
Producer: Tim Dunn

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30. The Kumars at No 42 A new, six-part comedy series from the team behind Goodness Gracious Me, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as a chat-show host who works from home.
Written by Sanjeev Bhaskar , Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana; Producers
Lissa Evans, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville, Denise O'Donoghue Repeated Thursday at 9pm on BBC Choice (S) (W) The chaat show: page 42

9.30 Dr Terrible's House of Horrible. New series of six tales, each featuring Steve Coogan as both narrator and protagonist.
Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust. Carpathia 1877: Captain Hans Brocken and his bride are trapped in a remote castle.
Written by Steve Coogan. Graham Duff and Henry Normal
Director Matt Lipsey ; Producer Alison MacPhail (S) (W) Why the new series is such a scream: page 14

10.00 Mr Charity. Stephen Tompkinson stars as mean-spirited charity boss Graham Templeton in this new six-part series. You and Whose Tsunami? Graham's preparations for the annual flag day are hampered by a natural disaster.
Written by Trevelyan Evans. Pete Sinclair ; Director Nick Wood ; Producer Bill Dare Repeated on Thursday at 9.30pm on BBC Choice (S) (W) We watched so you don't have to: page 12

The Kumars at No 42
9.00pm BBC2
It's safe to say you've never seen anything quite like this before. It comes from the Goodness Gracious Me team and takes the Mrs Merton principle a step further by setting a tongue-in-cheek chat show in the middle of a domestic sitcom.
The Kumars are an Asian family whose only son Sanjeev (Sanjeev Bhaskar) is a chat-show host, his studio located where the back garden used to be. Sanjeev's parents and grandmother pitch in with delightfully un-showbiz questions while Sanjeev tries to keep order.
The first guest is Richard E Grant, who shows good grace under the Kumars' fire. "How did you get so tall?" grandmother Sushila (Meera Syal) enquires with typical directness. "Did you buy your house at a good time?" asks money-obsessed Ashwin (Vincent Ebrahim). Sanjeev himself works hard to wangle a trip to Hollywood.
Next in the hot seat is Sushila's idol, Michael Parkinson. It's some sort of post-modern milestone when a new programme features the host of a spoof chat show interviewing another chat-show host. But somehow this works, mostly thanks to the spot-on characterisations. Meera Syal's mad grandmother is a real comic creation. "Parky is just playing with him," she pronounces when Sanjeev thinks he's got one up on his guest. "He's like a silver-haired mongoose with an overweight cobra." The chaat show: page 42 David Butcher


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Written By: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Written By: Richard Pinto
Written By: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Lissa Evans
Producers: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Jimmy Mulville.
Producers: Denise O'Donoghue
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Hans Brocken
Written By: Steve Coogan.
Written By: Graham Duff
Director: Matt Lipsey
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Graham Templeton
Written By: Trevelyan Evans.
Written By: Pete Sinclair
Director: Nick Wood
Sanjeev: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Sushila: Meera Syal
Madhuri: Indira Joshi
Ashwin: Vincent Ebrahim
Michael Parkinson: Himself
Richard E Grant: Himself
Dr Terrible/Hans: Steve Coogan
Countess Kronsteen: Ronni Ancona
Carmina: Sally Bretton
Transeet Van Eyre: Honor Blackman
Rebenor: Ben Miller
Priest: Basil Moss
Graham: Stephen Tompkinson
Abi: Claudie Blakley
Margaret: Dilys Laye
Joan: Deddie Davis
Marcus: Joseph Kpobie
Lady Sophie: Fenella Woolgar

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Scrapbook: What was on TV in 2001? 9 August 2017

: Newsnight

Jeremy Vine presents an analysis of the news. (S) (W)


Presenter: Jeremy Vine
Editor: George Entwistle

: Warzone

First of six documentaries showing this week and next, each addressing differing aspects of war.
Terror, Sex and Other New York Stories. How New Yorkers have responded to the events of 11 September.
Director/Producer Jeff Swimmer More tomorrow at 11.20pm (S) (W)

: 48 Preludes and Fugues

Another recital from
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. (R) (S) (W)

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Andrew Neil.
Editor Gareth Butler


Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Editor: Gareth Butler

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated
Open University 12.30 Mexico City: Whose City? (S)
1.00 Policing Hate (S) 73706 1.30 Fortress Europe (S) Secondary Schools 2.00 Geography World 2000 (S)
Languages 4.00 Buongiorno Italia! (parts 13-14); French on a Plate Brittany
Working for Local Government 5.00 Careers
Open University 6.00 Changing Berlin: Changing Europe (S) 36477 6.30 Paris and the New Mathematics (S)

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