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Ends 9.00.

Zarlak captures the magical book-binding gnomes.

7.20 Dennis the Menace
More fun with the Beano boy.

7.45 Captain Abercromby
Siren the mermaid spots her chance to make an impression.

8.00 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
Sherlock's descendant probes the case of a bouncing baby.

8.25 Flint the Time Detective
Petra has marriage plans.

8.45 Pocket Dragon Adventures
Binky's magic seed grows into an enormous beanstalk.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Clifford grows too big for the flat.

9.15 Bob the Builder
Bob arranges a magic show for Wendy.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Bill and Ben
The duo try to enhance Weed's environment.

9.40 Fimbles
Fimbo hides behind his building blocks.

10.00 Tweenies
The gang can't get their apparel to suit the changeable conditions outside.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.20 Science Zone (ages 9-11) Living: Paradise Lost
10.40 Megamaths (ages 7-9)
Shape: 3-D Shapes
11.00 Look and Read (ages 9-11) Spelling with the Spellits Year 5-6 (Programme 2)
11.20 Social Inclusion Dramas
(ages 7-11) Who Cares
11.40 BBC Primary Geography
(ages 7-9) Weather, Place and People: Tropical Grenada

: Working Lunch

Finance and business review, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Trade Secrets

Top tips from travel-industry professionals.

: Taxi

A Woman among Friends. Tony and Bobby vie for the affections of a stranger.

: Waterloo Bridge

Melodrama starring Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor. An encounter between an army captain and a young ballet dancer leads to romance, but the First World War interrupts their plans. Review page 52.
Director Mervyn LeRoy (1940, PG)
(BW) Vivien Leigh is profiled at 3.30pm


Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Robert Taylor.
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Myra Lester: Vivien Leigh
Captain Roy Cronin: Robert Taylor
Lady Margaret Cronin: Lucile Watson
Kitty: Virginia Field
Olga Kirowa: Maria Ouspenskaya

: News

: Regonal News

(Digital: BBC London
News) Weather

: Living Famously

The story of Gone with the Wind star Vivien Leigh , who twice won an Oscar and was married to Laurence Olivier , but whose glamorous lifestyle was undermined by a lifelong battle with mental illness.
Director Paul Newman


Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Director: Paul Newman

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the culinary challenge.


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

The War of the Simpsons. Marge and Homer go on a rural retreat in a bid to save their marriage.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

For Sale by Owner. The Banks family are offered a generous amount of money to sell their home.

: Robot Wars: the Sixth Wars

More mechanical mayhem as Dominator 2 faces tough competition from Hydra, Comengetorix and Smidsy. With Craig Charles , Philippa Forrester and Jonathan Pearce. Director Derek Wheeler ; Series producer Bill Hobbins
First shown on BBC Choice


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Jonathan Pearce.
Director: Derek Wheeler
Producer: Bill Hobbins

: Clarissa and the Countryman

Continuing their series celebrating Britain's rural life,
Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott visit the Tresco estate in the Isles of Scilly, where, in addition to hunting for sharks and lobsters, they explore elements of island life including shipwrecks, forestry and flower-growing.
Director Dennis Jarvis ; Series producer David Peat


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Johnny Scott
Director: Dennis Jarvis
Producer: David Peat

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild

On a summer break to the Norfolk Broads, Oddie hunts for the rare Norfolk hawker dragonfly, marsh harriers, and Britain's biggest butterfly, the magnificent swallowtail. He also comes face to face with two of his favourite species of bird -the kingfisher and the barn owl.
Producer Nigel Bean ; Series producer Stephen Moss


Producer: Nigel Bean
Producer: Stephen Moss

: The Winter Flying Gardener

White Garden. Chris Beardshaw takes to the air in a flurry of snow, heading for Edinburgh and the Scottish mountains beyond. Visiting Mar Lodge and Crathes Castle, he hunts for plants capable of surviving harsh conditions. Juniper, heather and black snake grass are among his finds. Director Peter Leonard ; Series producer Kathy Myers www.bbc.co.uk/gardening BBC MAGAZINES: Gardens Illustrated, £3.50; Gardeners World. £2.60


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Mar Lodge
Director: Peter Leonard
Producer: Kathy Myers

: Rocket and its Rivals - Timewatch

Stephenson's Rocket is famous because of the contest it won in 1829. Few realise it triumphed by default when its two rivals had to withdraw because of faulty parts.
Using replica engines, Timewatch gives the rivals a second opportunity to beat The Rocket in a full-scale restaging of the Rainhill Trials. Throughout the event, the story of the world's first intercity railway is relayed.


Producer: Deborah Perkin
Director: Deborah Perkin

: Ray Mears's Country Tracks

More tips on how to feast from Mother Nature's larder.
Series producer Patrick Flavelle (Revised repeat)


Producer: Patrick Flavelle

: Dinnerladies

Third in the comedy written by and starring Victoria Wood. Scandal. Bren's mum Petula causes complete mayhem in the factory with her ill-considered romance.
Director Geoff Posner : Producers Victoria Wood , Geoff Posner


Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Director: Geoff Posner
Producers: Victoria Wood
Producers: Geoff Posner

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.

: Newsnight Review

Cultural review, with guests Craig Brown , Toby Litt and Lisa Jardine joining presenter Mark Lawson.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Toby Litt
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Presenter: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Taken

Another chance to see part two of this sci-fi drama.
See Saturday's choice, shown Saturday at 9pm

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Uncut version.
Shown yesterday at 6.45pm

: The Narrow Margin

Crime drama starring
Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor. Detective
Walter Brown must get a gangster's widow to a grand jury trial in LA before she is silenced by the Mob. Review page 53.
Director Richard Fleischer (1952, PG) (BW)


Unknown: Charles McGraw
Unknown: Walter Brown
Director: Richard Fleischer

: BBC Learning Zone

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

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