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)
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)
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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):
Andrew Neil and Daisy Sampson present today's political stories. Including coverage of Prime Minister's Questions.
Lighter Side of Angela Matusa A slim Angela returns. Followed by Witness
Finance and business news.
Dirty Work. Chimney sweeps Stan and Ollie cause havoc.
The film Way Out West follows. (BW)
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)
(Digital: BBC London
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
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
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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
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
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 Â£13.29 (usually f 18.99) from [Web Address Removed]
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)
J J MacMahon:
With Jeremy Paxman.
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
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
Repeats are not indicated.
12.30 Wembley Stadium: Venue of Legends
1.00 Passing Judgements
1.30 The British Family: Sources and Myths
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.
6.00 Blue Haven
6.30 The True Geometry of Nature