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: CBeebies

Ends 7.00.

Yoho Ahoy
Jones tries cracking Plunder's nut, and Crow finds it hard to draw Cat. (R) (S)

6.10 Fireman Sam
Dinner is a disaster in Pontypandy. (R) (S)

6.20 Fimbles
Fimbo's horseshoe brings him no luck. (R) (S)

6.40 Tweenies
All about the changing of the seasons. (R)(S)


Ends 8.30.

Paul and Barry decide to change their image. (R)(S)

7.20 The Lampies
Spark and Dustywugg have trouble with a model aeroplane. (R) (S)

7 30 Round the Twist
Port Niranda is infested with crime, but Skunkman has come to save the day. (R) (S)

8.00 Newsround (S)

8 05 Noah's Island
Complaints are made about Diamantina. (R) (S)

: CBeebies

Ends 10.20.

Tweenies Count to Christmas
Jake has a go at spinning the wheel. (R) (S)

The Story Makers
Jelly and Jackson dress up. (R) (S)

8.55 Pingu
Adventures with the little penguin. (R)

9.00 Tweenies
Christmas preparations get under way. (R) (S)

9.20 Little Robots
Scary falls asleep as he performs a trick. (S)

9.30 Fimbles
Pom finds an umbrella - but will she find rain? (R) (S)

9.50 Teletubbies
Po is given a frosty cloud. (R)

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10 20 Focus (ages 9-13) Growing Up - How Am I Behaving? (S)
7923638 10.50 KS2 Science Clips (ages 7-9) Light and Shadow (S) 7235454 11.00 Focus (ages
9-13) Growing Up - How Are Other People Behaving? IS)
11.20 BBC Primary History (ages
7-11) The Romans in Britain - Roman Relaxation (S) 1205386 11.40 BBC Primary Geography (ages 7-9)
Writing about the Weather (S)

: Working Lunch

The day's business news. Plus, an expert answers viewers' questions on pensions (submitted by email or via the website).
Editor Tracey Hobbs (S) EMAIL: working.lunch@bbc.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/workinglunch
Then The Witness An eyewitness account of a historical event. (R) (S)


Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Trade Secrets

Professionals reveal their tricks of the trade. (R) (S)

: Friendly Persuasion

1 Drama starring Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire as Quaker farmers whose peaceful life in southern Indiana is threatened by the onset of the American Civil War. Review page 63.
Director William Wyler (1956, U)


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Dorothy McGuire
Director: William Wyler
Jess Birdwell: Gary Cooper
Eliza Birdwell: Dorothy McGuire
Widow Hudspeth: Marjorie Main
Josh Birdwell: Anthony Perkins
Little Jess: Richard Eyer

: Escape to the Country

Two doctors and theirfamily aim to decamp from suburbia to a Welsh rural idyll. (S)

: Ready Steady Cook

It Girl Tamara Beckwith and model Catalina Guirado have meals cooked for them, (S)


Unknown: Tamara Beckwith
Unknown: Catalina Guirado

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz. (R) (S)

: The Simpsons

Thirty Minutes over Tokyo
The family become trapped abroad in the first of this evening's triple bill.
(R) (S)

6.20 Beyond Blunderdome
Mel Gibson guests in a new episode ushering in season 11. Homer savages the star's new film, so Mel hires him on a reshoot.

6.40 Brother's Little Helper
Bart is diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and given a new drug.


Himself (voice) (Beyond Blunderdome): Mel Gibson

: FightBox

Four warriors - Euphoria, Rufus Stone, Phraortes and Eliminator - do battle as their creators compete for the title of supreme champion. With Trevor Nelson and Lisa Snowdon.
(First shown on BBC3) (S)
[web address removed]


Presenter: Trevor Nelson
Presenter: Lisa Snowdon
Director: Paul Kirrage
Producer: Rupert Rumney

: The Flying Gardener

Cotswold Climbers. A night of horticulture begins as Chris Beardshaw visits the Cotswolds, where he shows how to perfect "vertical gardening" by looking at local castles and villages before transforming a garden with climbing plants. Director Ewan Keil ; Series producer Gill Tierney (R) (S)


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Director: Ewan Keil
Producer: Gill Tierney

: Small Town Gardens

Frankie and Alistair McQuarrie from Hampshire have a modest plot on a new estate. Andrew Fisher Tomlin 's task is to create a surprising garden bringing a sense of the great outdoors to an urban space - an effect he achieves with the help of a waterfall. With James Alexander-Sinclair . Director Kate Dillon ; Series producer Vanessa Jackson (S) James Alexander-Sinclair also appears on Gardener of the Year at 9pm


Unknown: Alistair McQuarrie
Unknown: Andrew Fisher Tomlin
Unknown: James Alexander-Sinclair
Director: Kate Dillon
Producer: Vanessa Jackson
Unknown: James Alexander-Sinclair

: Gardeners' World

Revisiting this summer's special programme in which
Monty Don experienced allotment life, meeting a diverse range of characters and garnering some unusual cultivation techniques along the way.
Series editor Gill Tierney (Revised rpt) (S) BBC MAGAZINE: Gardeners 'World, E2.80.


Unknown: Monty Don
Editor: Gill Tierney

: Gardener of the Year

From Birmingham, Monty Don presides over the fifth annual contest to find the country's best amateur gardener, taking place over four days. The five contestants have a brief to design a show garden based on a novel chosen by the public from The Big Read's top 100 - and in addition they face judging on their own gardens at home, and on two quizzes.
The panel of adjudicators comprises Adam Pasco , editor of BBC Gardeners' World magazine, Chelsea exhibitor
Carol Klein and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair . The winner receives a stone garden sculpture worth over L600. Director Duncan Barnes : Producer Rosemary Edwards (S)


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Adam Pasco
Unknown: Carol Klein
Presenter: James Alexander-Sinclair
Director: Duncan Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Edwards

: As Time Goes By

Lionel writes the outline of an American mini-series based on his romance with Jean, as she looks for a manager. Written by Bob Larbey
Producer Sydney Lotterby ; Executive producer Philip Jones (R) (S) DVDs and videos offer: page


Written By: Bob Larbey
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Philip Jones

: Newsnight

Presented by Gavin Esler. (S)


Presenter: Gavin Esler

: Newsnight Review

Kirsty Wark is joined by Ian Rankin , Michael Gove and Rosie Boycott to weigh up the week's cultural highlights.
Producer Karen McGann : Series producer Tanya Hudson (S)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Producer: Karen McGann
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The X-Files

A double bill of spookiness from season two.
Excelsius Dei. An invisible entity attacks a nurse. (R) (S)
12.15 AM Aubrey. A detective has a vision of the corpse of a long-vanished FBI agent being buried. (R) (5)

: The Prisoner of Second Avenue

J Comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft. An advertising executive's life begins to fall apart when he loses his job, his apartment is burgled and his wife has to go out to work. Review page 63.
Director Melvin Frank (1974, PG) (S) (W)


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Anne Bancroft.
Director: Melvin Frank

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
National Test Revision Revisewise Challenge at Home: Maths (S)

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