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Ends 9.00.

Rotten Ralph
Animated adventures with the naughty cat.

7.10 Smurfs' Adventures
A dangerous formula changes a bird into a flying, screeching predator.

7.35 The Woody Woodpecker Show
Shown yesterday at 3.45pm on BBC1

8.00 CBBC at the Fame Academy
Talent-school update. Further coverage on CBBC channel

8.05 Call the Shots
Looking at what it takes to become an actor.
Shown yesterday at 4.30pm on BBC1

8.30 The Wayne Manifesto
Wayne finds a way to reconcile Rupert and Charlene.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.
Teletubbies Everywhere
Boys in Taiwan dance in the street. (S) (W)

9.10 Fimbles
Fimbo goes fishing but ends up catching a shoe.
Shown yesterday at 3.25pm on BBC1 (S)

9.30 Bob the Builder
Bob arranges a surprise magic show for Wendy's birthday. (S)

9.40 The Story Makers
Jackson has found a mysterious round thing that should go up and down. (R) (S)

10.00 Tweenies
Bella reckons she's better than the others - but they get their own back. (R) (S) (W)

10.20 Teletubbies
A magical tree suddenly appears. (R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Storytime (ages 4-5) Don't Do That 8295875 11.05
Numbertime (ages 5-7) Numbers up to 100 - Patterns of Ten 4186252 11.20 Writing and Pictures (ages 4-5) Tabs Tales - the Ugly Sisters 8994455 11.50 English Express (ages 9-11) Own Goal - Programme Four
4913287 12.10 Zig Zag Shorts (ages 7-9) France - the Alps: Dairy Farming

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: CBeebies

Ends 1.05.

Yoho Ahoy!
The crew play musical chairs.

: Mutiny on the Bounty ★★★★

Classic seafaring adventure, starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable. The tyrannical Captain Bligh rules his ship, The Bounty, with a rod of iron. On a voyage from England to Tahiti in 1787, disaffected master's mate
Fletcher Christian decides to lead his fellow shipmates to mutiny. Review page 72. Director Frank Lloyd (1935. PG)
(BW) A profile of Clark Gable is at 3.30pm


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Unknown: Fletcher Christian
Director: Frank Lloyd
Unknown: Clark Gable

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News); Weather

: Living Famously

Chronicling the rise of actor Clark Gable , including footage from a US propaganda film shot by the star while on bombing missions from the UK. The series is shown in full early next year.


Unknown: Clark Gable

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest. BBC BOOK: Countdown to Christmas, available now price £9.99

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Homer the Smithers. When Smithers takes a holiday, he chooses Homer as his temporary replacement.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Father of the Year. Will tries to impress a college girl by pretending his new infant cousin is his son.

: Robot Wars: the Sixth Wars

Tonight sees the return of favourites S3 and Sir Chromalot, and also features Shredder, Roobarb, Alien, ICU and GBH2. Director Derek Wheeler ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
First shown on BBC Choice


Director: Derek Wheeler
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Rough Science

The five scientists continue their search for gold on New Zealand's South Island. Kate Humble challenges them to extract gold from rock and sand, and to build an altimeter and then use it to find buried gold from a treasure map.
Producer Martin Belderson ; Series producer Steve Evanson FREE BOOKLET: For a free Rough Science booklet and details of Open University programmes, call [number removed] or visit www.open2.net


Producer: Martin Belderson
Producer: Steve Evanson

: Hidden Gardens

In Clynfyw, north Pembrokeshire, a landowner has gifted an overgrown Victorian walled kitchen garden to the community. Chris Beardshaw follows its organic restoration.
Director John Trefor : Executive producer Christina Macaulay Gay Search on the fruits of a high-tech search: page 49


Director: John Trefor
Producer: Christina MacAulay

: Gardeners' World

Alan Titchmarsh revisits the scene of his student days at Kew Gardens to announce the results of the Gardeners'
World poll to find the nation's favourite gardens. Producer Carrie Tooth ; Series producer Colette Foster
Repeated next Sunday BBC MAGAZINES: Gardeners' World. £2.60. December issue on sale now; Gardens Illustrated. E3.50. New issue on sale today.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Carrie Tooth

: Building the Impossible

. Beginning a four-part series in which a team of experts attempts to pull off some of the astounding feats of engineering achieved over the last 2,000 years.
The First Submarine. Professor Chris Wise and Dr Caroline Baillie try to recreate the first submarine, which was allegedly made entirely of wood and was rowed seven miles under the River Thames nearly 400 years ago.
Producer Danielle Peck : Series producer Jane Aldous


Unknown: Professor Chris Wise
Unknown: Dr Caroline Baillie
Producer: Danielle Peck
Producer: Jane Aldous

: Ray Mears's Country Tracks

Mears demonstrates how to ford a fast-flowing river by using a rope or floating across on an inflated rucksack.
(Revised repeat)

: Porridge

A Night In. In a 1974 episode, Fletcher and Godber try to get through a night's lock-up with the help of a little imagination. Written by Dick Clement , Ian La Frenais ; Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais

: Newsnight

Presented by KirstyWark.

: Newsnight Review

Allison Pearson , Deborah Bull and Adam Mars-Jones join KirstyWark to survey the week's cultural highs and lows.
Producer Tanya Hudson Repeated next Sunday on BBC4


Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Adam Mars-Jones
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Later.... with Jools Holland

Featuring Moby,
Badly Drawn Boy and Femi Kuti. Hosted by Jools Holland. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Alison Howe
Repeated next Sunday www.bbc.co.uk/later RT SHOP: to order Ten Years Later.... with Joo/s Holland DVD, £18.99 incl p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) orvisitwww.radiotimes.com/rtshop


Unknown: Femi Kuti.
Unknown: Jools Holland.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

shown Thu 6.45pm
Fancy the Buffy theme on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com

: The Day the Earth Caught Fire ***

Sci-fi drama starring Leo McKern. Ajournalist discovers that the Earth's orbit has been changed by nuclear explosions and is moving towards the sun. Widescreen. Review page 72. Director Val Guest (1961) (BW)


Unknown: Leo McKern.
Director: Val Guest

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise at Home: KS2 Parents and Children-English 67092 -

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