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: CBeebies

Ends 6.50.

Pom's doll surprises Fimbo and Rorrie. (R) (S) (W)


Ends 8.30.

Pocket Dragon Adventures
Chumley wants to be an explorer. (R) (S)

7 00 Blue Peter
With sign language.
Shown yesterday 5pm. BBC1 (S) (W)

7.30 UGetMe
Kit and Cariy's zeal aside, UGetMe's future hangs by a thread.
Further cast on Friday Contact details on Wednesday (R) (S) (W)

7.40 Ocean Odyssey
Neri is shocked to find she is a princess. (S)

8.05 Newsround (W)

8.10 Taz-Mania
Taz learns about the finer things in life. (R) (S)


Simone: Becky Hunter
Will: Paul Leyshon
Marie: Melissa Batchelor
Calvin: Reggie Yates
Helen: Rhea Bailey

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Little Bear
The cub plays the fool on 1 April, blows bubbles and looks for his mother's coat. (R) (S)

8.55 Bob the Builder
Mr Sabatini smashes a window. (R)(S)

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.10 Balamory
Will PC Plum use his tired old routine on dressing-up day? Episode written by Nigel Crowle
For cast see Tuesday
First shown on CBeebies channel (S) (W)

9.30 Teletubbies Everywhere
The lives of Namibia's children. (R) (S)

9.40 Fimbles
The gang discover water's lifegiving property. (R) (S) (W)

10.00 Tweenies
Jake tickles his chums with a feather. (R) (S) (W)


Writer ("Balamory"): Nigel Crowle

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.20 Hands Up! (ages 5-7) Signed Words and Pictures - BSL Poetry Workshop (S) 4983819 10.35
Watch (ages 5-7) Magic Grandad 90 Years Ago - Bathtime (S)
10.50 Words and Pictures Plus
(ages 6-7) Long Vowel Spelling-
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp "ed" (S) 8549567 11.05 Pod's
Mission (ages 8-9) Year Four: Water and Air Resistance (S)
11.20 BBC Primary Geography (ages 7-9) France-Brittany (S)

: The Daily Politics

Political news. (S)

: Working Lunch

Business news.

: Tennis

Sue Barker presents a roundup of action from Eastbourne, of the annual pre-Wimbledon women's tournament. (S) (W)

: Neighbours

Michelle says all her farewells. Rptd 5.35pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

: The Woman on Pier 13

Drama starring Laraine Day and Robert Ryan. Shipping executive Brad Collins has an attractive wife and good prospects, but a man from his past threatens to throw his family and livelihood into peril. Review page 52. Director Robert Stevenson (1949)
(BW) (S)


Unknown: Robert Ryan.
Unknown: Brad Collins
Director: Robert Stevenson

: News

: Regional News

(Digital: BBC London News); Weather
(S) (W)

: Royal Ascot

Coverage of the 3.45 Gold
Cup, the 4.20 King George V
Stakes and the 4.55 Hampton Court Stakes. (W)

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (R) (S) (W)

: The Simpsons

Natural Bom Kissers. Homer and Marge find how to reignite the flames of passion. (R) (S)

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy. "Ice Tray", Will's friend from
Philadelphia, falls for Hilary on a visit to Bel-Air. (R) (S)

: Malcolm in the Middle

Continuing the third series of the award-winning comedy. Book Club. Lois attempts to escape from the boys' nightly antics by joining a women's literary group. (S) (W)
7.05 Malcolm's Girlfriend. Malcolm's academic life goes into freefall when he starts dating. (S) (W)

: JK Rowling: the Interview

Jeremy Paxman meets author JK Rowling in this Newsnight special to mark the release on Saturday of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the latest instalment in her hit adventure saga. Rowling discusses the new book, her fame, the pressures of writing and the inspiration behind her work.
(S) (W)
The Big Read weighs JK Rowling up against Lewis Carroll at 9pm on BBC4


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Interviewee: J.K. Rowling
Producer: Shaminder Nahal
Editor: George Entwistle

: Escape to the Country

Catherine Gee comes to the rescue of a country-loving man and his city-born wife who, with a budget of £500,000, are looking to swap their home in south-west London for a new domicile in rural Hampshire.
Series producer Lisa Hazlehurst ; Executive producer Kate Roberts (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Catherine Gee
Producer: Lisa Hazlehurst
Producer: Kate Roberts

: What the Stuarts Did for Us

The Applyance of Science. Adam Hart-Davis acknowledges the debt we owe to Francis Bacon , whose introduction of the scientific experiment allowed scientists to discover the secrets of air, understand the laws of interplanetary motion and set about constructing a steam engine.
Producer Nikita Lalwani ; Series producer Paul Bradshaw (R) (S) (W)
Featured in this term's issue of Smart TVmagazine: available from WHSmith; or order on 01795


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Francis Bacon
Producer: Nikita Lalwani
Producer: Paul Bradshaw

: Kill or Cure

Constant Craving. Rebecca [text removed] and Simon [text removed] are both in their twenties, from Berkshire and addicted to heroin. Determined to be free of the drug, they have put their faith in East-West Detox - a charitable trust that sends addicts to a monastery in the Thai jungle to undergo a rigorous detoxification programme. Robert Lindsay narrates the last of this three-part series. Contains strong language. Director Annie Kossoff ; Series producer Rachel Coughlan (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Director: Annie Kossoff
Producer: Rachel Coughlan

: Porridge

Ways and Means. Desperately bored by making fishing nets, Fletcher seeks a transfer to the library -but how will he persuade the prison authorities?
Writers Dick Clement. Ian La Frenais ; Producer Sydney Lotterby (R) (S)


Unknown: Dick Clement.
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark. (S) (W)


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.

: 15 Storeys High

Dead Swan. In the last of the comedy series, an archaic legal loophole appears to be on Vince's side when he is accused of a crime. Featuring a guest appearance from darts player Bobby George. Written by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman ; Director Mark Nunneley
Producer Phil Bowker First shown on BBC3 (S) (W)


Unknown: Bobby George.
Written By: Sean Lock
Written By: Martin Trenaman
Director: Mark Nunneley
Producer: Phil Bowker

: The Whistle Test Years

Bob Harris introduces acts from the 1986-87 season, including Pet Shop Boys, Sinead O'Connor and Half Man Half Biscuit. Last in the series.(S)


Presenter: Bob Harris
Musicians: The Pet Shop Boys
Singer: Sinead O'Connor
Musicians: Half Man Half Biscuit
Producer: Mark Hagen

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open Science 12.30 Rough Science (S)(W) 8473551 1.05 What Have the 70s Ever Done for Us? 1242865 1.15 Background Brief: Science and the Physics 1222001 1.30 Relative Risk - the Human Genome Project (S) 55952 2.00 Ever
Wondered? 41310 2.30ClayoquotSound-the Final Cut? (S) 37117 3.00 Hotel Hilbert (S)
Curriculum Development 3.30 Contemporary Science (S) Languages 4.00 Italy inside Out: Lecce/Sicily (S)
The Tool Kit to Communicating 5.00 Confidence Lab (S) (W) Open University 6.00 The Museum of Conflicting Histories (S) (W)

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