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Ends 8.00.

The Animals of Farthing Wood
The severe drought drives the desperate animals to search for water.

6.25 UBOS
Two naughty gremlins, Wingo and Jingo, put the school under a sleeping spell.

6.45 Dennis the Menace
Dads maiden aunts, Gertrude and Fanny, come to stay - for three years! (AD)

7.10 Home Farm Twins
Helen competes with Sam for the dog trials.

7.30 Short Change
Consumer show. Featuring the winning vote of I'm a Consumer, Get Me Out of Here! (Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1)

7.55 Newsround


Writer ("Home Farm Twins): Elly Brewer

: CBeebies

Ends 10.30.

Big Cook, Little Cook
Ben and Small bake Terry the train driver a choo-choc-train cake.

8 20 Tots TV
Tilly and Tiny build a special machine that will hopefully wake Tom up.

8.30 Bobinogs
Understanding the seasons and their varied features.
First shown on BBC Wales

8 40 Pingu
The little penguin goes on a school trip.

8.45 Boo!
The bathroom provides a good place for Boo to hide.

9.00 Balamory
Suzie is worried about helping out at her cousin's swish cafe. How will she remember what everyone has ordered?
Writer Penny Lloyd
For cast see Wednesday BBC1

9.20 SMarteenies
Arts and crafts show.

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

9.40 Tweenies
Doodles hides in the playhouse.

10.00 Teletubbies
The friends watch a boy making a turban.


Writer ("Balamory"): Penny Lloyd

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 KS2 Science Clips (ages 7-9) Earth, Sun and Moon
10.45 Watch (ages 5-7) Seaside Holiday with Magic Grandad- On the Beach 8282378 11.00 The Chat Room (ages 7-11) Bullying 3431858 11.20 Landmarks (ages 9-11) Ancient Egypt - Nile Food and Farming 1631769 11.40 BBC Primary Geography (ages 9-11) World Environmental Change - Somerset Levels (5)

: Wildlife on Two

Birds of the Sun God. A look at the partnership between plants and hummingbirds, which has lasted three million years.
Narrated by David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Working Lunch

Answering viewers' questions on mortgages, submitted via [web address removed] or email: [email address removed].


Editor: Tracey Hobbs

: Golf

Live coverage from the second round of the British Masters at the Forest of Arden course in Meriden, Warwickshire. At this stage last year, eventual runner-up Ian Poulter from
Milton Keynes produced a fine performance to make the cut. Introduced by Steve Rider.
Commentary is by Peter Allis , Ken Brown , Alex Hay , John Hawksworth , Beverly Lewis and Julian Tutt.
www.bbc.co.uk/golf Followed by Party Election Broadcast By the Conservative Party.


Unknown: Ian Poulter
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Peter Allis
Unknown: Ken Brown
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: John Hawksworth
Unknown: Beverly Lewis
Unknown: Julian Tutt.

: The Simpsons: Behind the Laughter

A special behind-the-scenes look at the "first family of American comedy".

: My Wife and Kids: The Truth Hurts

Michael is concerned that his children aren't willing to own up to their misdemeanours.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse

Will is reunited with his dad, but Vivian and Philip can't forgive his desertion.


Including performances by Matchbox, Sly and Robbie, and Morrissey, plus new music from Agnetha Faltskog.


Unknown: Agnetha Faltskog.

: Gardening with the Experts

Hyde Hall Gardens in Essex were created on Britain's driest hilltop. Rachel de Thame finds out how this was achieved. Series producer Richard Sinclair ; Executive producer Owen Gay


Unknown: Hyde Hall
Producer: Richard Sinclair

: Small Town Gardens

6/8. Will curved walls and spiral paving fit into a tiny garden in London's East Sheen? Joe Swift looks on as Andy Sturgeon transforms a cramped wasteland into a modern classic.
Director Mark Scott ; Series producer Vanessa Jackson


Unknown: Joe Swift
Unknown: Andy Sturgeon
Director: Mark Scott
Producer: Vanessa Jackson

: Gardeners' World

At the Spring Gardening Show in Malvern, Worcestershire. Monty, Chris and Sarah meet some avid fern growers and report on the glorious plants and intriguing garden designs. Producer Richard Simkin ; Editor Gill Tiemey www.bbc.co.uk/gardening Great gardening offers: page


Producer: Richard Simkin
Editor: Gill Tiemey

: London: Fire and Destiny

1/3. Peter Ackroyd brings to life the capital's colourful history in these partly dramatised documentaries.

From Boudicca's torching of the city to the Blitz raids, Ackroyd examines how London survives fire.
See also Wren: the Man Who Built Britain, BBC4 at 9.50pm (AD)
Extra Information: for details of guided walks linked to locations in the programme, and information on how to access a commentary to the walks via mobile phone visit [web address removed]
Peter Ackroyd's tour of London: page 30


Writer: Peter Ackroyd
Writer/Director/Producer: Chris Granlund
Tacitus: Derek Jacobi
Stephen Spender: Alex Jennings
Christopher Wren: Michael Feast
Virginia Woolf: Harriet Walter
Charlotte Bronte: Amanda Root
Geoffrey of Monmouth: Philip Madoc
John Evelyn: Tim Pigott-Smith
Samuel Pepys: Philip Jackson

: Grumpy Old Men

2/4. Stuff. Rory McGrath , John Peel and Will Self among a raft of others rail against multi-skilling and mobile phones. Producer Alan Lewens ; Executive producer Stuart Prebble (AD) 31439'


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Producer: Alan Lewens
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Newsnight Review

Tom Paulin , Ian Rankin and Jeanette Winterson discuss the latest arts events with Tom Sutcliffe -Series producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Later.... with Jools Holland

1/6 Norah Jones joins Jools as he celebrates his 150th show. Also featuring Basement Jaxx, New York's Scissor Sisters, David Byrne and "lost" soul singer Howard Tate.

BBC4 Session: David Byrne is at 12.40am on BBC4
The RT Interview with Jools Holland: page 22

MUSIC Later... with Jools Holland 11.35pm BBC2
The magnificent Jools Holland has done 150 Later... shows, and tonight's celebration features a great line-up. I'd be excited enough about the presence of the ageless David Byrne, who'll be playing songs from his eclectic new album Grown Backwards (no one can coin an album title quite like Byrne).
But we also have Howard Tate, the 1960s soul singer now enjoying a revival partly thanks to the enthusiasm of Elvis Costello. From New York come Scissor Sisters, whose cover of Comfortably Numb made Pink Floyd sound like the Bee Gees on an excitable day. And topping the bill is Norah Jones, who first appeared on the show two years ago singing tracks from her album Come Away with Me. She's since sold 18 million copies of it. Tonight she'll be performing songs from her new release, Feels like Home. (DB)


Presenter: Jools Holland
Unknown: Norah Jones
Unknown: David Byrne
Singer: Howard Tate
Director: Janet Fraser-Cook
Producer: Alison Howe

: Trevor Nelson's Lowdown

New series 1/10
Trevor talks with Kelis, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys. Director Marcus Boyle ; Series producer Michael Kelpie
First shown on BBC3


Unknown: Mariah Carey
Unknown: Alicia Keys.
Director: Marcus Boyle
Producer: Michael Kelpie

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Get It Done
The Scoobies face a tragedy. (Revised rpt) (AD)

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated
2.00 Art - a Question of Style 37663 2.30 Women and Allegory: Gender and Sculpture 56798 3.00 Informer, Eduquer, Divertir? 93682 3.30 The Unusual Suspects 30750 4.00 Declining Citizenship 51243 4.30 Alaska - the Last Frontier?
5.00 Containing the Pacific 59750 5.30 Animated English - the Creature Comforts Story

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