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: CBeebies

Ends 6.50.

Can Rockit produce magic with a paper bag?


Ends 8.30.
Anthony Ant
The circus comes to town. (R) (S)

7.00 50/50
School challenge series.
Shown yesterday at 4.10pm on BBC1 (S)

7.30 Evolution: Fire and Ice
Genus monsters plague a ski resort. (R) (S)

7.50 Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension
Nick is captured by the thirsty Aquarts. (S)

8.15 Snailsbury Tales
Mr Snooks plays a spooky trick. (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 11.00.

Little Bear
Three more tales with a cub and his friends.

8.55 Bob the Builder
Farmer Pickles is confused!

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.10 Balamory
Can Archie rid Penny Pocket of her irritating hiccups?
(For cast see Thursday.)
(First shown on CBeebies channel)

9.30 Noddy
The little elf runs an important errand.
BBC MAGAZINE: Noddy, £1.75

9.40 Fimbles
Rorrie is feeling rather ticklish.

10.00 Tweenies
Fizz admires her new hat in a mirror.

10.20 Pingu
The plasticine penguin has a dream.

10.25 Teletubbies
Animal noises are rife in Teletubbyland.

10.55 Beebie's Tails
Brian Blessed reads Beebie Goes Kite Flying.


Storyteller (Beebie's Tails): Brian Blessed

: The Daily Politics

Prime Minister's Questions and a roundup of political news.


Director: Claire Bellis
Editor: John McAndrew

: Storyteller

Hans My Hedgehog. A boy must find love to escape a terrible curse in this version of a folk tale from Jim Henson. Then Witness Theeartydaysofthe Beatles are remembered.


Unknown: Jim Henson.

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: The Tall Stranger

Western starring
Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo. An ex-Union army officer seeks to prevent a showdown with his hostile half-brother.
Widescreen. Review page 45. Director Thomas Carr (1957, PG)


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Virginia Mayo.
Director: Thomas Carr

: News

: Regional News (Digital: BBC London

News): Weather

: Escape to the Country

A butcher from Bristol looking for a rural retreat with space to stable a horse has his heart set on the Cotswolds - but will he get more for his money in Monmouthshire?

: Celebrity Team Golf Challenge

Ahead of tomorrow's opening day in this year's Benson and Hedges International, a host of celebrities including Steve Redgrave, Ronnie Corbett and Floella Benjamin tackle the Belfry's infamous 10th hole.


Unknown: Steve Redgrave
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Editor: Josephine McCusker
Series Producer: Paul Davies

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Simpsons

Homer v the 18th Amendment. Springfield enforces an antiquated prohibition law.


Vintage musical performances from the B-52s,
Jimmy Nail , the Sugarhill Gang, Four Bucketeers, JJ Barrie , the Associates, and the Cranberries. Plus new music from Badly Drawn Boy. With the voice of Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen [Web Address Removed] Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1
BBC BOOK: Top of the Pops 1964-2002: the True Story, £14.99 from bookshops or [Web Address Removed] BBC Top of the Pops magazine: monthly, £1.90


Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: Jj Barrie
Unknown: Steve Wright.
Producer: Mark Hagen

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

Qpid. Picard's reunion with an old flame is complicated by the return of the mischievous Q.

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

Blackbeard's Revenge. Following an expedition to probe a 300-year-old wreck, exposed by hurricanes in the waters off North Carolina, which may provide evidence for the existence of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard. Could the wreck be the remains of his ship, the Queen Anne's 's Revenge? Director Danielle Peck ; Series producer Will Aslett


Director: Danielle Peck

: Home Front

Shepherd's Bush. Rudi Breakwell , chair of the British
Wheelchair Rugby Association, asks Diarmuid Gavin and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for a more grown-up and practical look to his flat. But on his return from the Paralympic Games, he finds things haven't quite gone according to schedule. Director Peter Leonard ; Series producer Amanada de Ryk
[Web Address Removed] BBC BOOK: Home Front Inside Out, £18.99, from [Web Address Removed]


Unknown: Rudi Breakwell
Unknown: Diarmuid Gavin
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Director: Peter Leonard

: I'll Show Them Who's Boss

Beginning a four-part series in which City boss Gerry Robinson attempts to reverse the fortunes of ailing family firms.
Arsenic and Old Lace. The father-and-son team behind a Nottingham lace manufacturer have some tough choices to make - staff are demoralised, production is dangerously low and redundancy for all is a real possibility. Will they take heed of Robinson's sound yet ruthless advice?
Producer James van der Pool ; Series producer Kelly Webblamb


Unknown: Gerry Robinson
Producer: James van Der Pool
Producer: Kelly Webblamb

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Broadcasting business... 2 October 2017

: Headhunting the Homeless

A three-part documentary following five homeless people in their efforts to secure long-term employment. In this first programme Carol Thatcher, whose poor mental health has been a hindrance for nearly 20 years, starts work at Sainsbury's. Meanwhile 19-year-old Jide Sosimi hopes that a placement at a top London advertising agency will help him to fulfil his dream of becoming a shoe designer - providing that he manages to keep his place at a hostel.
Down ... but not out: page 24


Subject: Carol Thatcher
Subject: Jide Sosimi
Producer/Director: John Walsh

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: BBC4 on BBC2

A selection of programmes from the digital arts channel. Ends 12.25. www.bbc.co.uk/four
Sir Paul Nurse - Profile A tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Paul Nurse, whose work on cancer cells may lead to a whole new way of treating the disease.


Unknown: Sir Paul Nurse

: Steven Pinker - Profile

The evolutionary psychologist
Professor Steve Pinker , whose books on the fundamentals of human nature top the bestseller lists.


Unknown: Professor Steve Pinker

: Witness

Man on the Moon. How the Apollo 11 mission inspired an obsession with space travel.

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Risk 74798 1.00 A New Sun Is Born Part 2: the Revolution 27427 1.30 Development Aid: how Unicef uses statistics to plan long-term projects. Secondary Schools 2.00 Languages - Voces Espanolas/Talk Spanish: the language in everyday use.
Languages 4.00 The French Experience 1 (parts 13-16) Switched On 5.00 Research and History Open University 6.00 The Black Triangle

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