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Ends 9.50.

Blue Peter
With Linford Christie.
(Shown last Friday BBC1)

7.25 Mona the Vampire
The park keeper becomes defensive over his exotic plants.

7.40 UBOS
Verne must confront his fear of heights.

8.00 Ace Lightning
Has Ace fallen for Lady Illusion?

8.25 Looney Tunes
Daffy Duck goes into business.

8.35 Taz-Mania
Taz's sister brings home a cute kitten.

9.00 Xchange Xtra
Westlife join Rhodri Owen and Ade Adepitan to perform their new single in the first of this week's shows.

9.15 ChuckleVision
Accident-prone Paul and Barry deliver a fireplace.

9.35 X-periMENTAL
Home-made hovercrafts on the science show.
(Shown Wednesday BBC1)


Guest (Blue Peter): Linford Christie
Presenter (Xchange Xtra): Rhodri Owen
Presenter (Xchange Xtra): Ade Adepitan
Writer (ChuckleVision): John Sayle

: CBeebies

Ends 11.00.

The feline goes shopping, then exercises with Tango.

10.00 Tweenies
The friends swap clothes as they pretend to be each other.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

10.25 Teletubbies
The pals see some lovely clouds.

10.50 Bob the Builder
Wendy takes charge of matters when Bob comes down with a cold.

: The Face on the Milk Carton

Drama based on true events, starring Kellie Martin and Jill Clayburgh. A student who believes that she was kidnapped as a child sets about investigating her secret past. Review page 56. (1995)


Director: Waris Hussein
[Actor]: Kellie Martin
[Actor]: Jill Clayburgh

: Working Lunch

First of the week's financial roundups. With Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Taxi

Louie Meets the Folks. Louie is invited to meet Zena's parents.

: A Marriage of Convenience

Romantic drama starring Jane Seymour and James Brolin. When her sister dies in childbirth, Chris Winslow decides to raise the baby. Trouble ensues when, seven years later, the father demands custody of the boy. Review page 56.
Director James keach (1998)


Unknown: Jane Seymour
Unknown: James Brolin.
Unknown: Chris Winslow
Director: James Keach

: To the Manor Born

The first episode of the classic sitcom starring Penelope Keith. Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton is forced to sell her stately home. Written by Peter Spence


Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Unknown: Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton
Written By: Peter Spence

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London
News); Weather

: Flog It

In the first of four editions this week, antiques experts Philip Serrell and Kate Alcockjoin vendors hoping to fetch a good price at an auction in Cardiff.
Series producer Hannah Comeck ; Executive producer Mark Hill


Unknown: Philip Serrell
Unknown: Kate Alcockjoin
Producer: Hannah Comeck
Producer: Mark Hill

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery contest.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Dogof Death. The family pet finds himself in the doghouse following expensive veterinary treatment. Fancy the Simpsons theme on your phone? Visit www.radiotimes.ooni

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Same Game, Next Season. Will goes overboard in his attempt to make a good first impression on Lisa's father. Another episode is on Thursday at 6.20pm

: Farscape

Fetal Attraction. Moya's crew track Aeryn to a Scarran border station, where the freighter she is imprisoned upon is about to leave for Katratzi, a Scarran base.
Another episode is on tomorrow at 6.45pm

: Meades Eats

Beginning a three-part series in which Jonathan Meades investigates Britain's troubled relationship with food.
Fast Food. Omnipresent and easily affordable, junk food satisfies our demand for instant gratification. Meades examines the industry, and notes the rise of the TV chef in an age when people have lost the ability to cook for themselves. Director Francis Hanly : Executive producer Anthony Wall Whatever happened to traditional British food?: page 38


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Director: Francis Hanly
Producer: Anthony Wall

: University Challenge

Warwick do battle with Sheffield in the second of the quarter finals. Jeremy Paxman poses the questions. 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

Will L20,000 be enough to buy Helen Botham , a dairy farmer from Derbyshire, a sturdy and economical 4x4 vehicle that can cope with muddy fields and a heavy trailer? Jason Barlow and Dominic Littlewood find out.
Director Andy Francis : Series producer Karen Mackinder


Unknown: Helen Botham
Unknown: Jason Barlow
Unknown: Dominic Littlewood
Director: Andy Francis
Producer: Karen MacKinder

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Matt Hales of Aqualung, Jaret von Erich from US punk-pop outfit Bowling for Soup, jazz singer Sam Brown , and Australian comedian Adam Hills guest on the comedy music quiz. Hosted by Mark Lamarr. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated next Sunday
9.30 Shooting Stars Ex-EastEnder Lucy Benjamin ,
Jessica Taylor of Liberty X and Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley join Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer for more surreal comedy-quiz capers. Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Lisa Clark
First shown on BBC Choice
10.00 The Kumars at No 42 Pete Waterman , Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates and R 'n'B singer Samantha Mumbajoin Sanjeev Kumar and his family in their Wembley home. Written by Richard Pinto. Sharat Sardana , Sanjeev Bhaskar
Producers Lissa Evans , Richard Pinto , Sharat Sardana ; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville , Denise O'Donoghue


Unknown: Buzzcocks Matt Hales
Singer: Sam Brown
Unknown: Adam Hills
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Simon Bullivant
Unknown: Lucy Benjamin
Unknown: Jessica Taylor
Unknown: Jo Whiley
Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Bob Mortimer
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Lisa Clark
Unknown: Pete Waterman
Unknown: Gareth Gates
Singer: Samantha Mumbajoin
Singer: Sanjeev Kumar
Written By: Richard Pinto.
Written By: Sharat Sardana
Written By: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Producers: Lissa Evans
Producers: Richard Pinto
Producers: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Jimmy Mulville
Producers: Denise O'Donoghue

: Newsnight

Analysis of the news, with Jeremy Paxman.
Editor George Entwistle


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: George Entwistle

: Luther

Two-part docudrama starring Timothy West as the 16th-century German monk who took on the Catholic Church. Driven to Defiance. Luther sets himself on a road to conflict with the most powerful institution of the day.
Narrated by Liam Neeson. Concludes tomorrow 11.20pm. Written and produced by Cassian Harrison
Executive producer Richard Bradley
Followed by The 48 Preludes and Fugues


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Liam Neeson.
Produced By: Cassian Harrison
Producer: Richard Bradley

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Sounds of Paradise 22545 1.00 A Tale of Two Capitals: Paris and Rome 9279093 1.50 Ever Wondered? - with fashion writer Caryn Franklin. Secondary Schools 2.00 History: KS3 Curriculum Bites Interpretations/The French Revolution
Languages 4.00 Talk Portuguese (parts 5-6)/Brazil Inside Out-1 - a guide to Salvador and the north east of the country. Anger at Work 5.00 Bullying- a Survival Guide
Open University 6.00 The Sonnet-the enduring popularityof the verse form. 70670 6.30 Museed'Orsay


Unknown: Caryn Franklin.

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