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Ends 9.00.

Comic books become an obsession for Taz. (R) (S)

7.20 Dennis the Menace
Animated schoolboy antics. (R) (S)

7.45 Captain Abercromby
Arthur fears that Albert the albatross is an omen of bad luck. (R) (S) (W)

8.00 The Genie from Down Under
Penelope's school takes a tour of the Australian outback. (R) (S)

8.25 Evolution: the Animated Series
Ira's battle against the Genus takes him to Tunisia. (S)

8.45 Pocket Dragon Adventures
Cuddles investigates a raid on the village library. (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 11.00.

Clifford the Big Red Dog
it's raining. and Cleo is bored.

9.15 Bob the Builder
The gang try to recycle their waste.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.30 Rubbadubbers
The bath toys have a race.

9.40 Fimbles
(Shown yesterday at 3.25pm on BBC1)

10.00 Tweenies
Max joins in with the fun at a carnival.

10.25 Teletubbies
The foursome discover a river which is home to some friendly otters.

10.50 Pingu
The clumsy little penguin helps his mum.

10.55 Beebie's Tails
Vincent Ebrahim tells the story of Beebie and the Lost Sheepdog.


Storyteller (Beebie's Tails): Vincent Ebrahim

: The Daily Politics

Prime Minister's Questions and a roundup of political news stories, with Andrew Neil and Daisy Sampson.


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Daisy Sampson.

: Lifeline

Cathy Shipton makes an appeal on behalf of the British Institute for Brain Injured Children.
DONATIONS: for details see Sunday
4.45pm BBC1


Unknown: Cathy Shipton

: Looking Good Tricks

Make-up artist John Gustafson 's guide to the right foundation, and the best in mud-based beauty products.


Artist: John Gustafson

: Working Lunch

Finance and business news with Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Beyond a ReasonableDoubt

r Thriller starring
Dana Andrews , Joan Fontaine and Sidney Blackmer. When a burlesque dancer is found strangled, writer Tom Garrett and newspaper editor Austin Spencer set out to prove a theory that a man can be arrested, tried and executed for a murder he didn't commit. Review page 51.
Director Fritz Lang (1956. PG)


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Sidney Blackmer.
Unknown: Tom Garrett
Editor: Austin Spencer
Director: Fritz Lang

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London

: Escape to the Country

A couple from Cardiff look to relocate to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary contest.

: Weakest Link USA

American Olympic gold medallists compete in a stateside edition of the quiz.

: The Simpsons

Homer to the Max. A witless TV detective hits Springfield's screens -and his name is Homer Simpson.


Unknown: Homer Simpson.


Vintage musical performances from Duran Duran, Kate Bush, Wet Wet Wet, Manfred Mann, Joan Armatrading and Tippa Irie. Plus new music from Richard Ashcroft.
Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1


Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Kate Bush
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Tippa Irie
Unknown: Richard Ashcroft

: Techno Games

Day three of the ten-day robotic sporting contest sees the cycling final, the longjump, and the best of the action from the swimming competition.

: Work till You Drop

At least three million people in Britain are not saving enough for their twilight years, and the Government wants workers to make up the pensions shortfall by staying on beyond retirement age. Employers, however, say they need fixed retirement dates in order to plan recruitment. Is this ageism at work? The Money Programme investigates.
Producer Charles Miller ; Series editor Clive Edwards


Producer: Charles Miller
Editor: Clive Edwards

: Home Front

Presenters Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin visit the Kent town of Bromley to imbue a home and garden with exotic Mexican influences in vivid pink.
Director Micci Billinger ; Series producer Amanda de Ryk


Presenters: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Presenters: Diarmuid Gavin
Director: Micci Billinger
Producer: Amanda de Ryk

: This Little Life

A powerful one-off drama written by Rosemary Kay , winner of the BBC's Dennis Potter award for new screenwriting. Sadie and Richie MacGregor are thrown into the terrifying world of neo-natal intensive care when their son Luke is born prematurely. Willed on by his desperate parents, he gradually grows in strength - but as Sadie develops a unique bond with her son, her relationship with Richie begins to suffer. Contains strong language.
Director Sarah Gavron : Producer Stewart Mackinnon Face of the Week: p55


Written By: Rosemary Kay
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Richie MacGregor
Director: Sarah Gavron
Producer: Stewart MacKinnon
Sadie: Kate Ashfield
Richie: David Morrissey
Consultant: Peter Mullan
Luke: Anthony Borrows
Glenda: Sian Reeves
Alan: Alan Stocks
Nurse Madeline: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Doctor Rachel: Alexis Tuttle
Nurse Anne: Emma Lowndes
Registrar: Rani Moorthy
Nurse Nina: Linda Bassett
Nurse Janey: Shauna Shim
Richie's Dad: Gerry Hinks
Richie's Mum: Judi Jones
Nurse Babs: Caroline O' Neil
Nisha: Archie Panjabi

: Emails You Wish You Hadn't Sent

How an indiscreet message leaked in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York went on to wreck the career of political adviser Jo Moore. Narrated by Quentin Willson. Director/Producer Jonny Young


Unknown: Jo Moore.
Unknown: Quentin Willson.
Producer: Jonny Young

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Running Scared

In 1979, a 17-year-old footballer from Northern Ireland with a bright future signed a false confession stating that, as an IRA volunteer, he had taken part in the murder of a British soldier. After two decades on the run, the charges against Gerry McGowan have been dropped, and he now revisits the people and places that have continued to haunt him.
Director MinClough; Executive producer Todd Austin


Unknown: Gerry McGowan
Producer: Todd Austin

: The 48 Preludes and Fugues

A recital from JS
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Something in the Air Reinventing the City 5049952 1.50 Ever Wondered?
Secondary Schools 2.00 PSHE- Fast Tracks Science and Engineering: following science graduates into careers Languages 4.00 Germany Inside Out (parts 4-5) Issues of Difference 5.00 Changing Places (part 2) Open University 6.00 Mexico City - Whose City?
6.30 The North Sea: Managing the Common Pool

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