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: Breakfast

With Simon McCoy and Susanna Reid. Including Newswatch at
7.45, in which viewers can question newsmakers.


Unknown: Simon McCoy
Unknown: Susanna Reid.

: Weekend 24


: Saturday Kitchen

Paul Rankin makes a unique fish pie, while Gary Rhodes serves warming winter soups. Producer Michael Connock To vote which of three dishes you would like to see at the end of the show. ring [number removed] (max cost 10p). press the red button on your handset or log on to www.bbc.co.uk/food


Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Producer: Michael Connock

: The Plantsman

SAS. Eucalyptus is among the tough plants that survive arid conditions and poor soil. Chris Collins celebrates these hard men of horticulture.


Unknown: Chris Collins

: See Hear

Breast cancer is discussed and Clare Chilton attempts her most daring challenge. Hosted by Clive Mason and Kibra Taye. With sign language, voiceover and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday 1.25am on BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/seehear


Unknown: Clare Chilton
Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Kibra Taye.

: Film 2004: Meryl Streep Special

The actress recalls a career that has earned her a record 13 Oscar nominations.
Shown last Monday on BBC1

: Birding with Bill Oddie

Rutland's water nature reserve hosts the British Birdwatching Fair.(RHS)

: The Nero Wolfe Mysteries

Death of a Doxy. When Archie finds a body in an apartment, Wolfe's employee Orrie is accused of murder.

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

3/7. The Musgrave Ritual. A treasure hunt awaits Holmes when he looks into a servant's disappearance. Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke star.
First shown on ITV


Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke

: Bowls

The live conclusion of the Indoor Open semi-finals at
Ponds Forge, Sheffield, where a purse of £70,000 is on offer. Director Simon Dukes
Editor Gerard Lane


Director: Simon Dukes
Editor: Gerard Lane

: What the Papers Say

Ann Treneman of The Times reviews the stories.


Unknown: Ann Treneman

: International Rugby

Scotland v Australia
Live coverage from Murrayfield as Scotland get their autumn test series under way against last year's World Cup finalists (kick-off 5.30). The Scots haven't won against Australia for 23 years, but an inexperienced side will be keen to do well in a fixture celebrating the opening of the Scottish Parliament. Commentary by Andrew Cotter and Phillip Matthews. Presented by John Inverdale.
Match director Ken Burton ; Editor Alastair Mclntyre


Commentary By: Andrew Cotter
Commentary By: Phillip Matthews.
Presented By: John Inverdale.
Director: Ken Burton
Editor: Alastair McLntyre

: Porridge

A Night In. Fletcher and Godber try to use a little imagination to get through a night's lockup. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais

: Magic

4/6. Disappearances. From the Victorians' "Pepper's Ghost" - in which a ghost would seemingly walk among live actors - to modern TV trickery, appearances and disappearances have been crucial to magic. Here are some of the most impressive "grand illusions", culminating in an effect never before seen on television: American magician Franz Harary tries to make London's
Tower Bridge vanish. Also featuring Paul Daniels. Director Jonny Young : Series producer Kerry Richardson


Unknown: Franz Harary
Unknown: Paul Daniels.
Director: Jonny Young
Producer: Kerry Richardson

: Venice

4/4. Death. Venice's fate hangs in the balance. Since Byron put the city on the tourist map, life has become increasingly hard for the Venetians. But Francesco da Mosto continues to live and raise his children there, though he has seen the dangers the city faces. In the 1966 flood, he was a terrified child watching waters invade his home.
Outrageous modernising ideas also threaten Venice: from bridges linking the city with mainland Italy to flattening churches and converting the Grand Canal into an eight-lane motorway.
Producer Sam Hobkinson ; Executive producer Basil Comely RT DIRECT: hardback book Francesco's Venice £20 (rrp £25), incl p&p. To order call [number removed] (national rate)


Unknown: Francesco Da Mosto
Producer: Sam Hobkinson
Producer: Basil Comely

: John Peel Tribute

A celebration of the life of the Radio 1 DJ many describe as the most important figure in the past 40 years of British rock, who died of a heart attack in Peru on 25 October. Musicians, friends and fellow broadcasters recall what John Peel meant to them. Also showing is the 1999 documentary Turn That Racket Down, which detailed his life on the occasion of his 60th birthday, with contributions from friends, colleagues and musicians. Plus an updated version of John Peel - TV Personality, which looks at his TV career.
Producer Alison Howe Peel narrates Chambre Hardman and the Lost City of Liverpool, which follows on BBC4 at 11.30pm John Peel remembered: page 8


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Howe
Unknown: Chambre Hardman

: Room 101

Why do ice cream vans play such old-fashioned tunes and why haven't there been any decent religious miracles lately? Harry Hill rants. (AD) Actor Michael Gambon is tomorrow's Room 101 star at 11.30pm


Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Michael Gambon

: Bowls Extra

Highlights from both semi-finals at the Indoor Open at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

: BBC Learning Zone

Languages and Travel Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Talk Italian Crash language course. With in-vision subtitles. 66939 3.30 Eurografters: Italy
4.00 Make Italian Your Business (1-2) Business Italian for beginners and intermediates. In-vision subtitles.

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