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Ends 8.00.
The Silver Brumby
A fire breaks out, putting Golden at risk. (R) (S)

6.25 Noah's Island
Adventures with the polar bear. (R) (S)

6.50 Rotten Ralph: Talent Contest
The naughty cat enters a talent contest. (R) (S)

7 00 Short Change: the Fat Nation Challenge
A host of fun ways of learning about food. (S)

7.05 Tom
Carter plans to disguise Weedon as Rupert. (S)

7.30 I Love Mummy
James falls for a girl who lives opposite. (R) (S)

7.55 Newsround

: CBeebies

Ends 10.30.
Big Cook Little Cook
Ben and Small prepare duck dippers. (S)

8.20 Tots TV
Tom and Tiny have a surprise for Tilly. (S)

8.30 Postman Pat
The twins are in danger on an icy pond. (S)

8.45 Wide Eye
Little Hoot and Flea need recruits for their band. (S)

9.00 Balamory
It's a daft day as Archie invents a crazy new rhyme machine.
Writer Johanna Hall
For cast see Friday (S)

9.20 Come Outside
Pictures of moths and butterflies. (R) (S)

9.40 Tweenies
Milo is convinced that he's a tree. (R) (S)

10.00 Teletubbies
A little girl makes breakfast for her mum. (R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays


Writer (Balamory): Johanna Hall

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10 30 BBC Primary Geography (ages 7-11) Postcards from Kenya: Kenya and the World - Food and Trade
406458910.40 Maths Challenge
(ages 9-10) TV Workout Year 5 - Large Numbers 4654657 10.50 Maths Challenge (ages 9-10) TV Workout Year 5 Integers 4643541 11.00 Around Scotland (ages 10-12) Change and Liberty: Scotland in the Time of Burns - Radical Ideas

: Trade Secrets

Expert hints.

: The Daily Politics

News from Westminster.


Director: Claire Bellis
Editor: Jamie Donald

: Working Lunch

Business updates.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
1.00 Numbertime (ages 5-7)
Money - Coin Equivalents to 20p 73951928 1.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) CVC
Words - Ridiculous

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Physical Check-Up

Bilko goes on a 20-mile hike to prove that he's fit. (BW)

: Doctor in Clover

I Medical comedy with Leslie Phillips , the last of the week's films in the Doctor strand. Dr
Grimsdyke believes the physique of nurses is infinitely more interesting than the afflictions of patients. Review page 48. Director Ralph Thomas (1966, PG)
Film Trivia: page 43


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Director: Ralph Thomas

: Animal Park

Longleat is hit by a blizzard. Lord Bath recalls his early years on the Wiltshire estate.

: Ready Steady Cook

Chefs Paul Rankin and James Tanner compete against the clock and each other. RECIPES: see Ceefax page


Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: James Tanner

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: The Apprentice

The two teams resort to underhand tactics in response to the taxing challenge of havingjust 72 hours in which to renovate apartments in New York.

: Spy

2/9. The eight recruits have to infiltrate a real-life office during a normal working day in order to take a surreptitious photo of a specific document. First shown on BBC3

: Holidays in the Danger Zone: America Was Here - Cambodia

Cambodia is still recovering from the genocide of the Khmer Rouge regime, yet, 30 years on, no one has been tried for this act. Reporter Ben Anderson locates the grave of the regime's principle architect "Brother Number 1" - aka Pol Pot - and also encounters Cambodian refugees deported back by the USA to a nation where they no longer belong. The Americans may have ceased fighting the communists in South East Asia, but their mark is still felt.
Producer Luke Menges : Editor Karen O'Connor (Revised repeat)


Reporter: Ben Anderson
Unknown: Pol Pot
Producer: Luke Menges
Editor: Karen O'Connor

: Bank of Mum and Dad

4/6. Twenty-five-year-old Susi Coutts from Aberdeen is a party-loving shopping diva with a weakness for designer watches. Result? She's up to her neck in debt, a predicament about to be shared with her unwitting parents. Stand by for temper tantrums and a liberal sprinkling of tears as mum Jenny spends the week with her daughter in a bid to avert financial disaster. Will Susi mend her spendthrift ways?
Producer Sarah Evans : Executive producer David Tibballs


Unknown: Susi Coutts
Producer: Sarah Evans
Producer: David Tibballs

: Who Do You Think You Are?

1/10. Tracing the family history of familiar faces.
Naturalist Bill Oddie embarks on a hugely personal journey in a bid to discover the fate of his mother, who was institutionalised for most of his childhood. It's an emotional quest that leads him to investigate the history of mental health in the postwar period. Years before that, the cotton mills at the heart of the industrial revolution in the North West of England provide yet more pieces to the jigsaw. Will he be able to see his parent in a new light?
See also Family Ties, a new series that follows at 10pm on BBC4. (AD) [web address removed] BBCi: digital viewers can access a range of programmes featuring information from consultant genealogist Dr Nick Barrett via the red button on their handset
BBC BOOK: Who Do You Think You Are? paperback: £8.99 (RRP £12.99) from [web address removed]. Release date 11 October
Celebrity histories: page 16; Bill Oddie's family tree: page 19

HISTORY Who Do You Think You Are?
9.00pm BBC2 "Who the Dickens were the rest of my family?" Bill Oddie asks himself near the start of this programme. It's the first of a new series based on the clever idea that, each week, a celebrity shins up his or her family tree while we follow.
Oddie himself starts with little to go on. Abandoned by his mother (or so he thought), he was raised in a Birmingham suburb by his father and grandmother. The latter, it emerges, played a shameful role in the events that led to the young Bill losing contact with his mother, who had schizophrenia and was held for years in a psychiatric hospital.
There are poignant moments as the pieces of the story come together. Oddie saw his mother only a handful of times, and he has just a few photographs, which he says are like scenes in a cinema trailer, "but I never did see the film".
Oddie manages to stay composed on camera - just about - but it's clear the discoveries he makes are hard to take on board, In the end, the journey is more fascinating for him than for us, but it's still a valuable piece of very personal history. (David Butcher)
Celebrity histories: page 16 6


Subject: Bill Oddie
Director: Simon Chu
Series Editor: Ben Gale

: Grumpy Old Men

2/4. Stuff. Rory McGrath , Bill Nighy , John Peel , Will Self and Rick Stein are among a raft of curmudgeonly contributors only too willing to rail against the concept of multiskilling and people bawling into their mobile phones. Producer Alan Lewens ; Exec producer Stuart Prebble (Revised rpt) (AD)


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Rick Stein
Producer: Alan Lewens
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman.

: BBC4 on BBC2: Black Messiah

[web address removed]
An exploration of how African and African-Caribbean congregations are thriving while church attendance in Britain as a whole is in decline. The film Cry, the Beloved Country follows.
(Black Flash: a Century of Black Footballers is tomorrow at 11.20pm)


Director/Producer: Sally Thomson

: Cry, the Beloved Country

Powerful drama starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. The lives of two neighbours in rural South Africa - one a a rich white landowner and the other a black preacher-become entwined when they visit Johannesburg and uncover some tragic truths about their families. Review page 48. Director Darrell James Roodt (1995)


Unknown: James Earl Jones
Unknown: Richard Harris.
Director: Darrell James Roodt

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Languages: Quinze Minutes
Plus Magazine for beginners, featuring children in Dijon, France, and the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

4.00 Languages: Vingt Minutes

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