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Ends 9.00.

Zarlak plans to appropriate everyone's laughter. (R) (S)

7.20 Dennis the Menace
Capers with the naughty boy. (R) (S)

7.45 Captain Abercromby
First in a new 13-part series. Abercromby searches for Lenny Tentacle's watch emporium.
(Episode two on Friday at 7.45am) (S)

8.00 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
Shirley tries her hand at the theatre. (R) (S)

8.25 The Roswell Conspiracies
Nick and Sh'lainn are sent on a mission to the Himalayas. (R) (S)

8.45 Pocket Dragon Adventures
Specs makes the mistake of laughing at Scribble's tale. (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 11.00.

Clifford the Big Red Dog: Fan Mail
Emily Elizabeth writes a fan letter. (S)

9.15 Bob the Builder: Lofty and the Giant Carrot
Mr Ellis's white rabbit goes missing. (R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Rubbadubbers: Tubb the Pirate
Beginning a new animated series in which a bathroom is turned into a world of adventure. Reg frightens the bath toys when he wears a pirate's hat. (S)

9.40 Fimbles: Leaf
Pom finds a fallen leaf.
Shown yesterday at 3.25pm on BBC1 (S)

10.00 Tweenies: Doodles is Strange
Doodles is jealous of the new dog. (R) (S)

10.25 Teletubbies: Jabadayo
A brisk wind blows Po off her scooter. (R) (S)

10.50 Pingu: Pingu Looks After the Egg
The little penguin keeps an egg warm. (R) (S)

10.55 Beebie's Tails
In the first of new weekly slot in which celebrities read stories about the CBeebies rabbit, Paul Whitehouse tells the tale of "Beebie and the Mysterious Knocking." (S)


Storyteller (Beebie's Tails): Paul Whitehouse

: The Daily Politics

Andrew Neil and Daisy Sampson present today's political stories. Including coverage of Prime Minister's Questions.


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Presenter: Daisy Sampson
Editor: John McAndrew

: Taxi

Lighter Side of Angela Matusa A slim Angela returns. Followed by Witness


Unknown: Angela Matusa

: Working Lunch

Finance and business news.

: Laurel and Hardy

Dirty Work. Chimney sweeps Stan and Ollie cause havoc.
The film Way Out West follows. (BW)

: Way Out West

Classic comedy starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

The duo try to deliver the deeds of a goldmine to an heiress.
Including the song "Trail of the Lonesome Pine."
Review page 4L (1937, U) (BW)
Film Trivia: page 38
(Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are profiled in Living Famously at 3.30pm)


Director: James W. Horne
Stanley: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London
News) Weather

: Living Famously

The Laurel and Hardy story, from their origins in British vaudeville to their heyday as the first true comedy stars of the sound era. Director Rupert Miles


Director: Rupert Miles

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery contest.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Homer v Lisa and the Eighth Commandment. Lisa is appalled when Homer has cable TV installed illegally.


Archive performances from Gloria Gaynor, City Boy, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes singing Up Where We Belong, Kiss, Terence Trent D'Arby, Sally Oldfield, D:Ream and Scarlet Fantastic. With the voice of Steve Wright.
Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
BBC PRODUCTS: book, Top of the Pops 1964-2002: the True Story, price £14.99 from bookshops or www.bbcshop.com; BBC Top of the Pops Magazine: published monthly, £1.90. New issue on sale now.


Unknown: Gloria Gaynor
Unknown: Joe Cocker
Unknown: Jennifer Warnes
Unknown: Terence Trent D'Arby
Unknown: Sally Oldfield
Presenter: Steve Wright

: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Family

Still depressed by his ordeal with the Borg, Picard takes leave on Earth, returning to his family home and his hostile brother. Worf has to cope with a visit from his parents. [Web Address Removed] Would you like Star Trek's theme tune as your mobile ringtone? Visit [Web Address Removed] for information

: The Good Life

Pig's Lib. When Margo learns that Tom and Barbara are to keep pigs, she enlists the help of the residents' association.
Written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbeyi Producer John Howard Davies BBC VIDEO: The Good Life boxed set. containing the complete series on nine videos, £79.99 from www.bbcshop.com


Written By: John Esmonde
Written By: Bob Larbeyi
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbetter: Paul Eddington
Margo Leadbetter: Penelope Keith
Mr Carter: Robert Gillespie
Window cleaner: Jonathan Lynn

: Home Front

North Ealing. Hilary and Clare are an argumentative west London couple who find it hard to agree on anything. With that daunting caveat in mind, Diarmuid Gavin and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen try to reconcile Hilary's minimalist taste with Clare's preference for colour and warmth. Plus a look at how living rooms have changed over the last 100 years. Director Richard Thomson ; Series producer Kaye Godleman [Web Address Removed] BBC BOOK: Home Front Inside Out - bringing together some of the best ideas from the series - is available for £13.29 (usually f 18.99) from [Web Address Removed]


Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Director: Richard Thomson
Producer: Kaye Godleman

: Wild about Harry

Romantic comedy from the director of Father Ted. Following an attack, womanising, alcoholic TV chef Harry McKee slips into a coma and then awakes with no recollection of the past 25 years. Will his new-found innocence help him to atone for all his past misdeeds? Review page 41.
Director Declan Lowney (2000, 15)


Harry McKee: Brendan Gleeson
Ruth McKee: Amanda Donohoe
Walter Adair: James Nesbitt
J J MacMahon: Adrian Dunbar
Miss Boyle: Bronagh Gallagher
Lily: Ruth McCabe
Tara Adair: Doon MacKichan
Professor Simmington: Paul Barber
Frankie: George Wendt
Billv McKee: Henry Deazlev

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Up in Town

Beginning a rerun of the series of six ten-minute monologues starring Joanna Lumley , showing in two half-hour compilations. Middle-aged Madison Blakelock recounts her past with an optimism and energy dizzyingly at odds with reality. Concludes tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Written, produced and directed by Hugo Blick


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Madison Blakelock
Directed By: Hugo Blick

: Marion and Geoff

Keith reminisces in Cardiff, acquires a mobile phone and becomes obsessed with building a picture of Meryl. More tomorrow at 11.50pm. TV comedy's most powerful people: page 12

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University
12.30 Wembley Stadium: Venue of Legends

1.00 Passing Judgements

1.30 The British Family: Sources and Myths

Secondary Schools
2.00 Mathematics Mathsphere Edits: Algebra
Mathematics in a real-world context.

4.00 Talk French (parts 3-6) Working In the Arts

5.00 Communication and Time Management
Developing negotiation and presentational skills.

Open University
6.00 Blue Haven

6.30 The True Geometry of Nature

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