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Ends 9.00.

Cassy and Gus seek out mystical gemstone.

7.20 Blue Peter
Including the return of the sci-fi adventure The Quest.
(Shown last Friday, BBC1)

7.45 X-periMENTAL
Teams from Blackpool and Stockport lock horns. Shown Wednesday, BBC1

8 00 Round the Twist
Linda gets a broken nose.

8.25 Flint the Time Detective
Benkei Minamoto plans to prove he is the strongest warrior.

8.50 Sheeep
The wolves plan to steal Captain Bleat's cargo.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Has T-Bone got Mac into trouble?

9.15 Bob the Builder
Bob erects a fence for farmer Pickles.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Binka
Binka gets pestered by a strange cat.

9.40 Fimbles
Pom finds a doll.
(Shown last Friday)

10.00 Tweenies
Fizz's mother is expecting a baby. [web address removed]
BBC Tweenies magazine: published monthly £1.40. New issue on sale now.

10.25 Teletubbies
Noo Noo sucks up Tinky Winky's bag. [web address removed]

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 English Express (ages 9-11) Texts - Those Terrible Tudors 8310403 11.10 Primary History (ages 9-11) Britain Since 1948-the Thatcher Years
11.30 The Experimenter (ages 7-9) Switching On 2020861 11.50 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) Are
You Eco-friendly?-the Mountain 5920823 12.10 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Children of Coal and Iron - Workers Unite

: Working Lunch

The first of the week's finance and business news round-ups. With Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
1.00 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Biff and the Queen of Hearts (Reasons and Explanations)
115 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Time - Clock Face

: Trade Secrets

Carpenters reveal the tricks of theirtrade.

: Demetrius and the Gladiators

Sequel to the religious epic The Robe, starring Victor Mature and Susan Hayward.

After witnessing the Crucifixion, Demetrius is given the robe Christ wore on the way to the cross. After hiding it, Demetrius is forced to become a gladiator. Review page 47.
(1954. PG)


Demetrius: Victor Mature
[Actress]: Susan Hayward
Director: Delmer Daves

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London
News); Weather

: Living Famously

The first of five weekday celebrity profiles explores the life of comedian Benny Hill.


Director: Pete Lawrence
Series Producer: Tom Ware

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery contest.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Saturdays of Thunder. Homer's paternal shortcomings lead him to attempt a bond with Bart over a go-kart.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will's Misery. Will has cause to rue a chat-up line he uses on a sorority recruit, while Geoffrey considers legal action. Another episode is on Thursday at 6.20pm

: Weird Nature

Peculiar Potions. Concluding the series with a look at bee bouncers, cats that get high on plants and reindeer with a fondness for magic mushrooms.
Director/Series producer John Downer


Producer: John Downer

: University Challenge

The University of Sheffield lock horns with Merton College, Oxford in the last second-round match. With Jeremy Paxman. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn
Another collegiate battle is on Friday at 7pm on BBC4


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Wrong Car, Right Car

An Audi S3 is on its way out, and something fast and noisy is on its way in for Jim Henderson of the West Midlands. Jason Barlow and Dominic Littlewood help him choose a car, then send him off to buy it and sell his old one.
Director Paul Barnett ; Series producer Karen Mackinder


Unknown: Jim Henderson
Unknown: Jason Barlow
Unknown: Dominic Littlewood
Director: Paul Barnett
Producer: Karen MacKinder

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Singer Sarah Whatmore of Pop Idol, vocalist Dennis Locorriere of 1970s popsters Dr Hook, TV presenter Fearne Cotton and Christian Datsun from New Zealand rockers the Datsunsjoin Phill
Jupitus, Bill Bailey and Mark Lamarrforthe comic pop quiz. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated next Sunday
9.30 Shooting Stars Hosts Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer , team captains Ulrika Jonsson and Will Self, and regular Johnny Vegas welcome TV presenter Tess Daly , actor Nick Moran and radio DJ Stuart Hall for more quiz-show quirkiness. Director Richard Valentine : Producer Lisa Clark
First shown on BBC Choice
10.00 The Kumars at No 42 Actress June Whitfield and singer-turned-DJ Boy George join the Kumar clan for another round of cross-questioning. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar , Meera Syal , Indira Joshi and Vincent Ibrahim.
Written by Richard Pinto , Sharat Sardana , Sanjeev Bhaskar : Producers Lissa Evans. Richard Pinto. Sharat Sardana ; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville ,


Singer: Sarah Whatmore
Unknown: Dennis Locorriere
Unknown: Christian Datsun
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Mark Lamarrforthe
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Simon Bullivant
Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Presenter: Tess Daly
Unknown: Nick Moran
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Lisa Clark
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Vincent Ibrahim.
Written By: Richard Pinto
Written By: Sharat Sardana
Written By: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Producers: Lissa Evans.
Producers: Richard Pinto.
Producers: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Jimmy Mulville

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news, with Kirsty Wark.
Editor George Entwistle


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: George Entwistle

: Holidays In the Axis of Evil

Beginning a four-part Correspondent special in which reporter Ben Anderson visits the countries branded "evil" by George W Bush. His first destination is North Korea, a hermit kingdom which lives with paranoid propaganda and fear of nuclear war. Continues tomorrow at 11.20pm. First shown on BBC4


Reporter: Ben Anderson
Contributor: George W Bush
Producer: Karen O'Connor
Producer: Lucy Hetherington
Director: Will Daws

: Gunpoint Britain

Are guns now a cheap and glamorous fashion accessory widely available in our cities? Reporter David Akinsanya investigates the proliferation of firearms and learns what to do when confronted with a gun. Producer Richard Bee ; Executive producer Colin Savage


Reporter: David Akinsanya
Producer: Richard Bee
Producer: Colin Savage

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Music and Place - Long and Remembered Hills 39411 1.00 Building the Perfect Beast 1578625 1.50 Ever Wondered?
Secondary Schools 2.00 Geography France 2000 Languages 4.00 Italy Inside Out (parts 3-4)
The Tool Kit to Communicating 5.00 Talking with Others Open University 6.00 Bringing Home the Bacon
6.30 Manet

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