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Ends 8.15.

Oscar's Orchestra
Thadius wants a birthday bonanza. (R) (S)

7.20 Arthur
Francine tries being nice or a week, then Arthur claims to be a great "gleeper". (R) (S)

7.45 Captain Abercromby
The captain and his crew visit Arthur's ancestral home. (S) (W)

8.00 Pocket Dragon Adventures
Binky grows bigger thanks to a magic potion. (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.
Website: [Web address removed]

Bill and Ben
The flowerpot men try their best to cheer up Weed.
Repeated at 1pm
BBC Bill and Ben Magazine: monthly. £1.35. New issue on sale 18 March

8 25 Poddington Peas
The band play at Poddington Hall, then Zip Pea goes missing.

8.35 Postman Pat
Mail adventures in Greendale.

8.50 Pingu

9.00 Teletubbies
The friends enjoy an obstacle course, then Dipsy squashes his hat.
BBC CD-Rom: Play with the Teletubbies, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

9.50 Playdays
Poppy sets up her own jumble sale.

10.10 Tweenies
The pals try different dances, then can't agree on bugs and insects.
BBC CD-Rom: Ready to Play, for PC and Playstation, price £19.99

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Hands Up (ages 9-11) - with sign language.
11.05 Numbertime (ages 4-6)
Shapes - Triangles
11.20 Words and Pictures (ages 5-7) Phonics Special: oa
3605318 11.35 Watch (ages 6-7) Bullying 7128221 11.50 Zig Zag (ages 7-9) Environment -
Water, Air, Land 7105370 12.10 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Children in Victorian Britain

: Working Lunch

Business news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: CBeebies

Ends 1.10.

Bill and Ben
Shown at 8.15am

: Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman ***

Drama. A singer gives up her career to marry a fellow singer-songwriter. But, as his career flourishes, she sinks into a pit of jealousy and alcoholism. Review page 58.
Director Stuart Heisler (1947)


Director: Stuart Heisler
Angie Evans: Susan Hayward
KenConway: Lee Bowman
Martha Gray: Marsha Hunt
Steve: Eddie Albert
Dr Lorenz: Carl Esmond

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Retires from Gambling

Colonel Hall tries to cure Bilko of his hopeless gambling addiction. (BW)

: News; Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News)

: Esther

Celebrity chat and debate with Esther Rantzen.

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest, refereed by Ainsley Harriott.


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott.

: Weakest Link

The quiz with quips, hosted by Anne Robinson.


Presenter: Anne Robinson

: The Simpsons

Bart's Comet. While mapping the stars, Bart discovers a comet on a collision course with Springfield.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Mistaken Identity. Actor and Simpsons voice Hank Azaria guests when Will and Carlton are arrested.


Unknown: Hank Azaria

: Robot Wars Extreme Revisited

Another chance to see action from the most recent series.
The Ultimate Vengeance. Razer competes in a defining grudge match. Presented by Craig Charles and Julia Reed. With commentary on the action from Jonathan Pearce.
Series producer Bill Hobbins ; Director Stuart MacDonald Repeated 12.20am and on Sunday


Presented By: Craig Charles
Presented By: Julia Reed.
Unknown: Jonathan Pearce.
Producer: Bill Hobbins
Director: Stuart MacDonald

: Clarissa and the Countryman

Rural life with Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott. Fox Hunt. Preparing to set out on a fox hunt, Scott takes his presenting partner to get kitted out. Together, they visit businesses, from tailors to button-makers, who rely on trade from fox hunts to survive. Last in the current series. Director Kate Dillon : Executive producer Patrick Flavelle


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott.
Unknown: Fox Hunt.
Director: Kate Dillon
Producer: Patrick Flavelle

: Country House

The cameras return to roam Woburn Abbey estate in Bedfordshire in a six-part third series set at the home of the 1 Marquess and Marchioness ofTavistock. As the eldest son gets married at Westminster Abbey, Lord and Lady
Tavistock prepare for their 40th-wedding anniversary and the family face the prospect of the foot-and-mouth crisis. Director Tina Gortmans ; Producers Nigel Farrell and Paul Sommers


Director: Tina Gortmans
Producers: Nigel Farrell
Producers: Paul Sommers

: Gardeners' World

Heaps of potential but piles of problems await Rachel de Thame and Joe Swift. Can they transform a garden for a young family? Sarah Raven has tips on sweet peas, while Chris Beardshaw visits Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire. Alan Titchmarsh continues work on his herbaceous border and vegetables add flavour to Gardeners' Diary.
Series producer Colette Foster ; Executive producer Tony Laryea BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners' World, price £2.60. Latest issue on sale now Gardens Illustrated, L3.50. Latest issue on sale now BBC BOOK: Grow Your Own Cut Flowers, price £18.99 Your own cut flowers: page 22


Unknown: Joe Swift.
Unknown: Sarah Raven
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Tony Laryea

: The Trench

Fear, fatigue and cold daily life in a First World War trench is relived in this three-part series. Based on diaries kept by the 10th Battalion of the East Yorkshire regiment, the series re-creates the experience by placing volunteers in conditions faced in four years of warfare, while veterans recall the Great War. Narrated by Andrew Lincoln.

BBC History Magazine: £2.95. New issue on sale 19 March [web address removed] Return to the Western Front (plus book offer): page 38

Twenty-four volunteers experience the harsh realities of life in a First World War trench in northern France

The Trench 9.00pm BBC2
Television enjoys re-creating historical eras and, in the main, viewers enjoy watching them -witness the success of Channel 4's 1900 House. The Trench is the latest documentary to put a group of volunteers firmly in the past, with all of the consequent privations and difficulties.
The Trench re-creates, as closely as possible, life in a First World War battlefield trench. The programme uses 24 volunteers from Hull to mirror the day-to-day lives of the men of the 10th Battalion of the East Yorkshire regiment (otherwise known as the Hull Pals).
The volunteers, after basic training at Catterick, are to spend two weeks in simulated conditions, eating, sleeping and living just like First World War soldiers. Much of the raw material is taken from the regimental war diary of the original battalion. The programme also features poignant testimony from former soldiers - men who are now more than 100 years old but whose memories of those appalling times are still astonishingly vivid. One old soldier recalls the singular horrors of a German gas attack: "It felt as if you'd got a corkscrew turning around in your throat."
The volunteers quickly form close friendships and alliances of a type very similar to those forged on the battlefield. They also face up to the loneliness, unpredictability and boredom of life in a trench.

Return to the Western Front: page 38


Narrator: Andrew Lincoln
Director: Dominic Ozanne
Series Producer: Dick Colthurst

: Have I Got News for You

Gyles Brandreth guests on a special election edition from the most recent series of the satirical news quiz.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Nick Martin First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Nick Martin First

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Vine.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine

: Newsnight Review

Germaine Greer , Joe Queenan and Alkarim Jivani join Mark Lawson for a review of cultural highlights and low points.
Producer Mark Bell Repeated next Sunday on BBC4


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Joe Queenan
Unknown: Alkarim Jivani
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: BuHy the Vampire Slayer

Shown Thursday 6.45pm (M

: Robot Wars Extreme Revisited

Shown at 6.45pm

: Crooklyn

A semi-autobiographical portrait of life in seventies Brooklyn by director Spike Lee , starring Alfre Woodard and Delroy Undo. A young musician and his wife struggle to bring up their five children amid tension and financial problems. Widescreen. Review page 61.
(1994. 12)


Director: Spike Lee
Unknown: Alfre Woodard

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise at School Science 2

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