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Ends 8.15.

Potsworth and Co
More Dream Zone adventures. (R) (S)

7.20 Arthur
The pals go to summer camp, then Buster the class clown faces a tough test. (R) (S)

7.45 Captain Abercromby
The crew sail to the rescue when a precious jewel is at risk. (S) (W)

8.00 Pocket Dragon Adventures
Can Princess Betty Bye Bell stop the awful weather? (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]

Bill and Ben
The flowerpot men are faced with a sticky situation.
Repeated at 1pm
BBC BILL AND BEN MAGAZINE: monthly, £1.35. Latest issue on sale now

8 25 Just So Stories
The tale of the elephant's child.

8.35 Postman Pat
More drama in the village of Greendale.

8.50 Pingu
The little penguin pretends to be ill.

9.00 Teletubbies
Laa-Laa's ball lands in a puddle, then Bo Peep loses her sheep.
BBC CD-ROM: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

9.50 Playdays
Poppy's pals try to lift her flagging spirits.

10.10 Tweenies
Fizz has a bad-hair day, then the pals stage a version of Snow White.
BBC CD-ROM: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Hands Up! (ages 7-9) The Iron Man (part 3): with sign language. Actress Jane Lapotaire continues to read from the story by Ted Hughes.
11.05 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Shapes: Circles
11.20 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: igh
11.35 Watch (ages 5-7) Our Friends: School Friends
11.50 ZigZag (ages7-9) Environment: Water, Air, Land
12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Children in Victorian Britain: Children at Work


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Story By: Ted Hughes.

: Working Lunch

Business news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: CBeebies: Bill and Ben

(Shown at 8.15am) (S)

: Mogambo ***

Romantic adventure. Left stranded in Africa, a showgirl becomes jealous when the safari leader she has designs on falls for an anthropologist's wife. Review page 59.
Director John Ford (1953)


Director: John Ford
Victor Marswell: Clark Gable
Eloise Y Kelly: Ava Gardner
Linda Nordley: Grace Kelly
Donald Nordley: Donald Sinden
John Brown Pryce: Philip Stainton

: Afoot Again In the Past

The Great Western Railway and Paddington Station receive visits from Gavin Stamp and Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Gavin Stamp

: News; Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News)

: Esther

Celebrity chat and debate with Esther Rantzen.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: Ready Steady Cook

With Ainsley Harriott.


Presenter: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link

The ruthless quiz.

: The Simpsons: Itchy and Scratchyland

Westworld-style carnage ensues when the family visit a violent theme park.

: Robot Wars Extreme Revisited

Another chance to see the first of the most recent series.
The Challenge Belt. Behemoth throws down the gauntlet to more challengers. With Craig Charles and Julia Reed. Series producer Bill Hobbins ; Director Stuart MacDonald
Repeated at 12.20am


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Julia Reed.
Producer: Bill Hobbins
Director: Stuart MacDonald

: European Indoor Athletics

Coverage from Vienna of the first day of championship action. Britons scheduled to be in action include Christian Malcolm
in the 200m, Colin Jackson in the 60m hurdles and Ashia Hansen in the triple jump. Hosted by Roger Black. Producer Helen Kuttner


Unknown: Christian Malcolm
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Unknown: Ashia Hansen
Unknown: Roger Black.
Producer: Helen Kuttner

: Clarissa and the Countryman

Rural life with Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott. Ferrets and Rabbits. With Johnny Scott 's ferret Fido and terrier Tug in tow, the duo visit Northumberland and Cornwall to learn about catching rabbits and ferret-racing. Director Donald Coutts ; Executive producer Patrick Flavelle 3


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott.
Unknown: Johnny Scott
Director: Donald Coutts
Producer: Patrick Flavelle

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild: London

Bill Oddie concludes his look at Britain's flora and fauna.

Water voles, a prehistoric forest, thousands of wild Asian parrots roosting in south London, and a herd of red deer living five miles from Westminster - just some of the capital's extraordinary wildlife sights.


Presenter: Bill Oddie
Producer: Simon Roberts
Series Producer: Stephen Moss

: Gardeners' World

The flagship horticultural show returns with Alan Titchmarsh starting fresh projects plus Chris Beardshaw meeting the gardener who grows plants from under windswept coastal shingle. Rachel de Thame presents the season's best plants and there's a look at snowdrops in Gloucestershire.
Series producer Colette Foster : Executive producer Tony Laryea BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners' World, price L2.60. Latest issue on sale now Gardens Illustrated, L3.50. Latest issue on sale now BBC BOOK: Grow Your Own Cut Flowers, price £18.99
Going back to their roots: page 42; RT Shop: page 44


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Tony Laryea

: The Scharnhorst Mystery - Timewatch

What circumstances led, during an attack of Allied convoys in December 1943, to the sinking of the battle cruiser
Scharnhorst, the pride of the German navy? Timewatch investigates the mystery of the warship's final voyage and the Norwegian navy's extraordinary attempts to find the wreck. Producer AlfJacobsen; Editor Laurence Rees


Editor: Laurence Rees

: BBC4 - a Place to Think

A guide to the new digital channel, which launches tomorrow at 7pm in place of BBC Knowledge. (S)

: Have I Got News for You

An Elton John lookalike and Janet Street Porter guest on a rerun of the most recent series of the satirical news quiz.
(First shown on BBC1)


Guest: Janet Street Porter
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Nick Martin

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Newsnight Review

Germaine Greer , Ekow Eshun and Hari Kunzrujoin Mark Lawson for a review of cultural highlights and low points.
Producer Mark Bell Rpted next Monday on BBC Knowledge


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Ekow Eshun
Unknown: Hari Kunzrujoin Mark

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

(Shown Thursday 6.45pm) (S) (W)

: Robot Wars Extreme Revisited

(Shown at 6.20pm)

: Fahrenheit 451 ***

Sci-fi drama. The future: readers are persecuted and firemen burn books. Then
Montag, a fireman, meets Clarisse, a teacher, and for the first time he questions the meaning of his life - but also places himself in danger. Widescreen. Review page 59.
Director Francois Truffaut (1966.12)


Director: Francois Truffaut

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise Challenge at School Maths

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