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Ends 9.00.

Zarlak plans to take over without a fight.

7.20 Dennis the Menace
More fun with the Beano boy.

7.45 Captain Abercromby
A special present and a nasty surprise await Abercromby.

8.00 The Adventures of Shirley
Holmes Bo's cousin and his band are in town.

8.25 Flint the Time Detective
Time shifter Plumella can transform people into paintings.

8.45 Pocket Dragon Adventures
At Hanukkah the dragons exchange gifts.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Emily Elizabeth loses her lucky stone and her confidence.

9.15 Bob the Builder
Bob, Mr Bentley and the Machines visit a nature reserve.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Bill and Ben
Weed needs sun protection.

9.40 Fimbles
Florrie finds a party hat. Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 3.25pm

10.00 Tweenies
A film about Chinese New Year makes the friends want to lion dance.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.20 Science Zone (ages 9-11) Electricity: Make or Break?
2200509 10.40 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Shape: Symmetry
3805290 11.00 Look and Read
(ages 9-11) SpellingwithmeSpellits Year 5-6 (Programme 3) 8761219 11.20 Social Inclusion
Dramas (ages 7-11) Lion Mountain 1468412 11.40 BBC Primary
Geography (ages 7-9) Weather, Place and People: Desert USA

: Working Lunch

Finance and business review, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw. Editor Tracey Hobbs


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.
Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Afoot Again in the Past

Ian Richardson talks about his passion for Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and Esther Rantzen finds tranquillity at Salisbury Cathedral.


Presenter: Ian Richardson
Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: Marjorie Morningstar

Drama, based on Herman Wouk's bestseller. Free of family and boyfriend, innocent 18-year-old Marjorie spends a summer in search of romance. Review page 48.
Director Irving Rapper (1958. U) ***

3.20 News

3.25 Regional News (Digital: BBC London News) Weather


Unknown: Herman Wouk
Director: Irving Rapper
Marjorie: Natalie Wood
Noel Airman: Gene Kelly
Rose: Claire Trevor
Marsha: Carolyn Jones

: Living Famously

Behind her pin-up image actress Jayne Mansfield was a complex and intelligent woman, whose hunger for fame was to drive her from global success to an untimely death.
Director Lisa Drake


Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Director: Lisa Drake

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott hosts the culinary challenge.


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

When Flanders Failed. Homer discovers that revenge can be both sweet and sour.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

What's Will Got to Do with It? Will launches Ashley's singing career, but things go so well she fires him.

: Robot Wars: the Sixth Wars

More mechanical mayhem as Hypno-Disc takes on Granny's Revenge 2 and Spin Doctorwhile Kat III faces Bulldog Breed. 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

Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott are in Northern Ireland to fish on the River Bann, one of the best game rivers in Europe. By night they join the water bailiff on the hunt for poachers. By day they explore the river's history.


Presenter: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Presenter: Johnny Scott
Director: Dennis Jarvis
Series producer: David Peat

: Bill Oddie Goes Wild

Kent may be crowded, but it has plenty of wildlife. Oddie's tour of the county known as "the garden of England" includes encounters with marsh frogs, orchids, one of Britain's most beautiful butterflies -the Adonis blue - and a wild boar. Producer Nigel Bean ; Series producer Stephen Moss


Producer: Nigel Bean
Producer: Stephen Moss

: The Winter Flying Gardener

Christmas Garden. Chris Beardshaw travels to East Anglia to see what traditional Christmas plants can do for the gardener. He visits a holly farm, where berries come in all colours, takes a walk in the Christmas Garden, and finds out why conifers are best seen at night, as well as exploring myths and sacred meanings attached to some plants.
Series producer Kathy Myers www.bbc.co.uk/gardening BBC MAGAZINES: Gardens Illustrated, £3.50; Gardeners' World, U.60


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Kathy Myers

: Ramesses III - behind the Myth of a Pharaoh: Timewatch

Ramesses III is remembered as Egypt's last great pharaoh, but the truth was very different. With the help of papyrus that was never intended to survive, the dark workings of a pharaoh in crisis are revealed. It's a story of conspiracy, vengeance and murder that belies the positive image of his reign that Ramesses III wanted future generations to believe. [web address removed]


Producer: Jonathan Hassid
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Ray Mears's Country Tracks

Tonight, how the ancient craft of "roving" using a bow and arrow still has a place in the countryside of today.
Series producer Patrick Flavelle (Revised repeat)


Producer: Patrick Flavelle

: Dinnerladies: Moods

Fourth episode of Victoria Wood's comedy series from 1998.

Tony and Bren are happy, but no one else is.


Writer/Producer: Victoria Wood
Director/Producer: Geoff Posner

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Newsnight Review

Cultural review, with guests Germaine Greer , Bill Buford and Paul Morleyjoining presenter Mark Lawson.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Paul Morleyjoining
Presenter: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Taken

Another chance to see part three of this sci-fi drama. ShownSaturdayat9.10pm

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Uncut version.
Shown yesterday at 6.45pm

: Journey into Fear

Spy drama starring
Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles. Howard Graham , a munitions expert, is enjoying a brief stay in Istanbul - a trip which quickly turns into a nightmare when an attempt is made on his life. Review page 48.
Directors Norman Foster. Orson Welles (1942, U) (BW)


Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Howard Graham
Directors: Norman Foster.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise Challenge at School: English -how to make the most of what you know.

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