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: CBBC: Smurfs' Adventures

Fun with the little blue creatures. (R) (S)


A magical throne has alarming effects on Cassy and Gus. Shown yesterday at 4.10pm on BBC1 (S)

: CBBC: Smart

Ways to make your own personalised mobile-phone holder. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 5pm (S) (W)

: CBBC: Bob the Builder

Spud mistakes a time capsule for a treasure chest. Repeated at 1pm (S)
BBC Products: monthly magazine. £1.35. November issue on sale now.
CD-Rom for PC and Playstation, £19.99: Fix It Fun! on Game Boy Colour. £24.99

: CBBC: Fireman Sam

Sam's popcorn machine goes haywire. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Noddy in Toyland

Agatha has a package for DJ. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Tweenies

The friends make a wish for snow, then their dream comes true. (R) (S) (W)

: CBBC: Playdays

Rosie and Mr Jolly find themselves a little behind when the adventures begin. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Teletubbies

A voice trumpet tells a joke to Laa-Laa, then the Tubbies dance. (R) (S)

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) Boots (S) 5352916 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Money-Change from 50p (S)
11.20 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) The Fish Who Could Wish (S) 3161428 11.35 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) Freezing and Melting (S) 6126374 11.50 Cats' Eyes (ages 5-7) The Effects of Heat (S) 4463867 12.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7) (S) 7879157 12.20 Landmarks Shorts (ages 9-11) (S)

: Working Lunch

Business updates. CEEFAX: page

: CBBC: Bob the Builder

Shown at 8.10am (S)

: Lifeline

Victoria Wood appeals on behalf of Jessie's Fund.
For donation details see Sunday at
5pm on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Victoria Wood

: Private Hell 36 ***

Crime drama starring
Ida Lupino as a singer who gets caught up in a police inquiry when her$50 tip is found to be part of the proceeds from a robbery. Review page 67. Director Don Siegel (1954)


Unknown: Ida Lupino
Director: Don Siegel

: Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's
Questions, with Nick Robinson. Editor Gareth Butler (S) CONTACT: phone-ins: [number removed](calls charged at local rate), fax
[number removed] or einail west.live@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Robinson.
Editor: Gareth Butler

: News; Regional News

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

: Awash with Colour

TV presenter Helen Mark joins Dermot Cavanagh at
Glendalough House, Wicklow. Postponed from 8 October (S) (W)


Presenter: Helen Mark
Unknown: Dermot Cavanagh

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest. (S) (W)

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. (S) (W) Repeated at 11.45pm on BBC Choice BBC PRODUCTS: CD-Roms. Weakest Link, for PC and Playstation, both
£24.99: video Weakest Link - Insults and Exits, price £12.99, available now


Unknown: Anne Robinson.


Another selection of rock and pop performances taken from the archives of Top of the Pops, plus a selection of new releases set to climb the charts. With Steve Wright.
(Repeated next Saturday) (S)
(Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1)
Website: [web address removed]
Top of the Pops Magazine: monthly, £1.80. December issue on sale now


Narrator: Steve Wright
Producer: Mark Hagen

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

An episode from the US comedy series starring Will Smith. The Butler's Son Did It. Geoffrey's life changes overnight when a man claiming to be his long-lost son shows up and charms everyone. Will, however, has his suspicions that this individual may not be what he seems. (R) isi


Unknown: Will Smith.

: International Rugby Union: World Champions Live

Barbarians v Australia
Live coverage from Cardiff's Millennium stadium (kickoff at 7.15pm), where world champions Australia conclude their European tour with a match against the Barbarians, the invitational team drawn from the world's best players.
Expected to feature among the assembled Baa-Baas line-up are Wales and British Lions scrum-half
Rob Howley , England skipper and fellow Lion Neil Back , and a host of stars from South Africa, France and New Zealand.
Hosted by Steve Rider , with Jonathan Davies and Jeremy Guscott. Commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore.
Editor Carl Hicks (S) (W)


Unknown: Rob Howley
Unknown: Lion Neil Back
Unknown: Steve Rider
Unknown: Jonathan Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Guscott.
Commentary By: Eddie Butler
Commentary By: Brian Moore.
Editor: Carl Hicks

: Wild Africa

I The fourth of a six-part natural-history series covering the rare and beautiful wildlife within the African continent.
Coasts. Ajourney along Africa's greatest frontier, the 29,000km of coast from the icy waters of the Cape of . Good Hope to the tropical shores of the Indian Ocean.
This is a world of extremes and surprises, where seals feast on birds, crabs climb trees, penguins live in deserts and baboons eat sharks. Narrated by Fergal Keane. Producer Marguerite Smits Van Oyen : Series producer Patrick Morris
Repeated with sign language next Tuesday on BBC1 (S) (W) BBC PRODUCTS: Wild Africa book. £19.99; video £19.99; also soundtrack CD BBC Wildlife magazine, price L2.70. December issue on sale 30 November


Unknown: Fergal Keane.
Producer: Marguerite Smits van Oyen
Producer: Patrick Morris

: Taboo

Generation Sex. In the second of her four-part series on the history of censorship, Joan Bakewell explores the outer edges of permissiveness and pornography and asks if society is happy with how sex has suffused the modem world. She revisits landmark moments that helped to break down barriers against the open portrayal of sex and also meets artists who embrace images of sex today. Contains strong language and scenes of nudity and sex.
Director Sam Hobkinson ; Executive producer Basil Comely (S) (W)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Sam Hobkinson

: Steps for the Future

The third in a series of films about HIV and Aids.
A Red Ribbon around My House. Pinky became HIV-positive as a result of a blood transfusion, but refuses to be quiet or passive in the face of this situation. But her natural flamboyance places a strain on the relationship with her daughter, especially in a country where the condition can result in the person being treated as a pariah. (S) (W) The series continues tomorrow at 11.20pm

: 48 Preludes and Fugues

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

: Despatch Box

Presented by Andrew Neil.


Presenter: Andrew Neil

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated
Open University 12.30 The Ad Factor (S) (W) 32610 1.00 Ever Wondered? 39184 1.30 Was Anybody There? (S)
Secondary Schools 2.00 Religious Education Testament: the Bible in Animation - stories from the Old Testament. (S) Languages 4.00 Work Talk France- language lessons. Working for Local Government 5.00 Numeracy and Communication Skills- interacting in the workplace.
Open University 6.00 Frederick the Great and Sans Souci (S) 66165 6.30 WayangGoIek- Puppeteers of West Java (S)

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