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Ends 9.00.

Zarlak exerts an evil influence over Verne.

7.20 Blue Peter
With Basil Brush.
(Shown last Friday BBC1)

7.45 X-periMENTAL
Two teams from Stockport and Liverpool compete in the science challenge.

8.00 Round the Twist
Bronson, Pete and Linda meet a dog that seems to have strange powers.

8.25 Evolution: the Animated Series
Two scientists battle to rid the world of alien invaders.

8.45 Pocket Dragon Adventures
The dragons meet a wombat with hidden talents.

: CBeebies

Ends 10.50.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Jetta regrets reading Emily Elizabeth's private diary.

9.15 Bob the Builder
Spud makes mischief with paint. (S)

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Binka
The greedy cat tries to impress Suki, and is teased by a pesky squirrel.

9.40 Fimbles
Fimbo makes a boat out of a big box.

10.00 Tweenies
A stranger is nasty to Doodles.
BBC Tweenies Magazine: Red Nose Special, £1.40, on sale now

10.25 Teletubbies
A group of children sing a Maori song.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.50 Look and Read (ages 7-9) Spell It Out - Programme 1 2041715 11.10 Primary History (ages 9-11) Britain since 1948 - End of a Millennium
5787116 11.30 Coming to England (ages 7-9) Programme 1
9656116 11.50 See You, See Me (ages 7-9) Building a Castle 7667932 12.10 Around
Scotland (ages 10-12) Scotland in the Second World War - the Threat from Above

: Working Lunch

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


Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
1.00 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Floppy and the Puppies (Characteristics) 76789883 1.15 Numbertime(ages 4-6) Time - o'Clock

: Witness

A North Vietnamese army colonel recalls the fall of Saigon in 1975.

: The Emperor Waltz

Musical comedy starring Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine. A travelling salesman hopes to sell a gramophone to the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef , but the palace guards think he is carrying a bomb - the first in a series of misunderstandings. Review page 50.
Director Billy Wilder (1948)


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Joan Fontaine.
Unknown: Franz Josef
Director: Billy Wilder

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News); Weather

: Escape to the Country

In the first of this week's programmes, a couple from noisy south London are looking for a haven in rural Sussex.
Presented by Catherine Gee.
Producer Kate Roberts


Presented By: Catherine Gee.
Producer: Kate Roberts

: Ready Steady Cook

Cookery contest.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace. A mid-life crisis prompts
Homer to re-invent himself as a high achiever. Guest voice of William Daniels , aka KITT in Knight Rider. Fancy the Simpsons theme on your phone? Visit www.radiotimes.corn


Unknown: William Daniels

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Bullets over Bel-Air. Will and Carlton are held up at a cash point by an armed robber. Another episode is on Thursday at 6.20pm

: Farscape

La Bomba. Scorpius has sabotaged Crichton's escape plan and the crew are placed under "protective" guard.
The final episode of the series can be seen next Monday

: Wrong Car, Right Car

A fiftysomething doctor with £25,000 to spend looks to replace his predictable Citroen C5 with a sportier model to remind him of his youth. Jason Barlow and Dominic Littlewood are on hand to help him make the deal.


Presenter: Jason Barlow
Presenter: Dominic Littlewood
Director: Paul Barnett
Series Producer: Karen MacKinder

: University Challenge

The third quarter-final sees Cranfield take on Durham for a semi-final place. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.
Director TraceyRooney; Producer Peter Gwyn Another collegiate battle is on Friday at 7pm on BBC4


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: The Aristocracy

Another chance to see this four-part series, first shown in 1997, which charts the changing fortunes of Britain's titled classes over the past 120 years through the personal archives and memories of aristocrats.
Born to Rule: 1875-1914. From country houses across Britain and Ireland aristocrats recall the political power, wealth and socialising which their ancestors enjoyed. But in one generation the landed classes faced the hardship of agricultural depression and the growth of democracy.
Director/Producer Sam Organ (Revised repeat)

: Comedy Night

Ends 10.30.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Singer Siobhan Fahey of Shakespear's Sister, ex-Strangler Hugh Cornwell , BBC
London DJ Sean Rowley and veteran stand-up comedian Barry Cryer guest on the comedy music quiz.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producers Simon Bullivant and Warren Prentice
Repeated next Sunday
9.30 Shooting Stars Regular panellists Ulrika Jonsson , Will
Self and Johnny Vegas welcome former Big Brother housemate Alex Sibley , GMTV newsreader Penny Smith and comedian Les Dennis to the comedy quiz show. Director Richard Valentine ; Producer Lisa Clark
First shown on BBC Choice
10.00 The Kumars at No 42 Broadcaster Jonathan Ross and one-time England football captain Tony Adams steel themselves for interrogation on the Kumar sofa. Written by Richard Pinto , Sharat Sardana , Sanjeev Bhaskar
Producers Lissa Evans , Richard Pinto. Sharat Sardana ; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville , Denise O'Donoghue


Singer: Siobhan Fahey
Unknown: Hugh Cornwell
Unknown: Sean Rowley
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producers: Simon Bullivant
Unknown: Ulrika Jonsson
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Alex Sibley
Unknown: Penny Smith
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Lisa Clark
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Tony Adams
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 Kirsty Wark.
Editor George Entwistle


Editor: George Entwistle

: BBC4 on BBC2: A Year on BBC4

As the digital arts channel celebrates its first birthday,
Kirsty Wark introduces highlights from its inaugural year, including The Falklands Play and My Sperm Donor Dad.
Producer Charlie Smith ; Executive producer David Okuefuna
BBC4 on BBC2: The Cuban Missile Crisis is tomorrow at 11.20pm


Introduces: Kirsty Wark
Producer: Charlie Smith
Producer: David Okuefuna

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Building the Perfect Beast
1.30 Humanity and the Scaffold
Secondary Schools 2.00 Religious Education: KS3 Curriculum Bites - seven programmes focusing on Christianity Languages 4.00 Brazil Inside Out (parts 3-4)
Anger at Work 5.00 Bullying - Survival Guide
Open University 6.00 Music to the Ear 66891 6.30 Open Advice - a Meeting of Minds

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