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Ends 8.15.

Oscar's Orchestra
The instruments travel back to 1539. (R) (S)

7.20 Arthur
Double bill. Arthur has trouble composing an advertising jingle, and DW has to cartwheel while on a beam. (R) (S)

7.50 Blue Peter
With sign language.
Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.

Doctor Otter
The mammalian medic tends to more of his friends. Repeated at 1pm

8.25 Poddington Peas
The Peas help a small mole causing havoc in Poddington, and then Dough Pea is kidnapped.

8.35 Postman Pat
More village drama in Greendale.

8.50 Pingu
Animated adventures with the petite penguin.

9.00 Teletubbies
Double bill. The toast's bounciness rubs off on the quartet, and then Dipsy performs a special dance. BBC VIDEO: Teletubbies 2 video boxed set. price £12.99

9.50 Playdays
Peggy Patch watches swans and cygnets.

10.10 Tweenies
Double bill. The Tweenies try baking a cake for Bella's birthday, while Doodles discovers a mouse.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Shape - Symmetry
11.10 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Zzaapandthe Word Master - the Word Master Written by Berlie Doherty 4154375 11.30 Science Zone (ages 9-11) The
Environment - Creature Comforts 5938462 11.50 Landmarks (ages 9-11) Time Lines - Work 7145998 12.10 Focus (ages 9-11) Substance Misuse - It Makes Me Feel Good


Written By: Berlie Doherty

: Working Lunch

Business updates.
Ceefax: page 238

: CBeebies

Ends 1.10.

Doctor Otter
Shown at 8.15am (S)

: Beautiful but Dangerous **

Comedy drama. Wealthy Corby Lane repays a debt to the people of Progress, Arkansas. but her generosity has unexpected consequences for the townsfolk. Review page 58.
Director Lloyd Bacon (1954, U)


Unknown: Corby Lane
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Doc Sellars: Robert Mitchum
Corby Lane: Jean Simmons
Otey: Arthur Hunnicutt
Ad Meeker: Edgar Buchanan
Joe: Wallace Ford

: Home Front Tricks

More DIY tips.

: Westminster Live

Zeinab Badawi unveils the latest from the corridors of power.
(Contact details Wednesday)


Presenter: Zeinab Badawi

: News; Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News)

: Esther

Celebrity chat and debate with host Esther Rantzen and her studio audience.

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott presents the culinary challenge.


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link

More acerbic put-downs in the elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

And Maggie Makes Three. Homer recalls how Maggie's accidental birth changed the course of his life.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy. One of Will's Philadelphia friends visits him in Bel-Air and falls for Hilary. The series continues tomorrow at 6.20pm

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Gift. In the last in the current series, which is also the drama's 100th episode, imminent apocalypse is at hand as Glory prepares Dawn for a bloodletting ritual.
Repeated tomorrow 11.35pm WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/cult 49962' Weird science: page 28

: Southern Eye The Police Chief's Daughter

How the ex-Sussex Chief Constable's daughter - a woman with no respect for her father's profession - indulged in a love affair that led her into conflict with his officers.
NOTE: see panel on left for variations.
Satellite viewers outside Greater London will need to retune to analogue TV to receive their regional programmes.


Producer: Jenny Craddock

: First Sight

Hampstead on the Couch. Maureen Lipman
tries to establish what is driving so many residents of this affluent district into therapy - and samples the treatments. Producer Tim Samuels ; Editor
Dippy Chaudhary


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Tim Samuels

: Lifting the Bonnet

Licence to Con. Sangita Myska and an undercover team reveal the burgeoning market in fake driving licences and MoTs - including an expert counterfeiter whose documents have enabled him and his associates to evade arrest.
Producer Tom Anstiss : Series producer Fiona Campbell


Unknown: Sangita Myska
Producer: Tom Anstiss
Producer: Fiona Campbell

: Wrong Car, Right Car

Dominic Littlewood and Top Gear's Jason Barlow come to the aid of Bristol schoolteacher Richard Houchin as he tries replacing his Rat Panda - a vehicle that has become the object of his pupils' derision - on a limited budget.
Director Lucy Hooper : Series producer Abigail Harvey


Unknown: Dominic Littlewood
Unknown: Jason Barlow
Unknown: Richard Houchin
Director: Lucy Hooper
Producer: Abigail Harvey

: Horizon

Archimedes's Secret. Until recently, a medieval document explaining the revolutionary ideas of Greek mathematician Archimedes was lying battered and ignored in a Middle East library. This documentary reveals how the course of human history might have differed had the text's wisdom and foresight been discovered earlier.
Producer Elizabeth Tucker
Executive editor John Lynch


Producer: Elizabeth Tucker
Editor: John Lynch

: Trouble at the Top

Ace of Clubs. Piers Adam is gambling his fortune in the hope that two new venues will become not just "superclubs" but also world-renowned brands. As opening nights approach, will his dream be realised? Contains strong language. Producer James Callinan ; Series producer Simon Dickson
Postponed from 21 February 621207 ;


Unknown: Piers Adam
Producer: James Callinan
Producer: Simon Dickson

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Vine.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine

: Rugby Special

Jonathan Davies and Keith Wood host a special edition of the magazine from London's Dorchester hotel, where 15 of rugby's all-time greats, selected by Bill McLaren , are attending the commentator's retirement dinner. Editor Jo McCusker


Unknown: Jonathan Davies
Unknown: Keith Wood
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Editor: Jo McCusker

: Despatch Box

Presented by Andrew Neil.


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Programme Editor: Sally Graham

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open Science 12.30 The Next Big Thing 88134 1.00 Making
Astronauts 2526405 1.35 Hollywood Science Speed 7786009 1.45 Truth Will Out 7799573 2.00 Elements of Healing 83844 2.30 Managing for Biodiversity: Forests in Trinidad 47509 3.00 Bloodlines: a Family Legacy Curriculum Development 3.30 Blast 1
Languages 4.00 Eurografters Germany and Italy Skillswise 5.00 Good Practice
Open University 6.00 Seal Secrets 68060 6.30 images of the Cosmos: Good Seeing - advances in astronomy.

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