The shape-shifting alien.
The usual mix of games and cartoons, plus Darius drops in for a chat and to perform his new single Live Twice. And Gary and Rich from Freefaller guest in Pop Art. With
Barney Harwood and Rochelle Wiseman.
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Guests (Pop Art):
In a programme dedicated to childhood the enduring appeal of Harry Potter is examined.
Special guest is Oliver Postgate , the man behind Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine. Kids swap roles with the teachers in Rule the School, plus some useful tips on how to get children to sleep. Hosted by Nicki Chapman
Series producer Karen Mackinder (5)
Ground-breaking western starring James Stewart and Jeff Chandler. Arizona in the 1870s: a US army scout, tired of the continual violence and slaughter between whites and native Americans, meets the Apache leader Cochise to negotiate a truce. Unexpectedly, the scout falls in love with a young Apache girl. Review page 55.
Director Delmer Daves (1950. PG)
Presented by Craig Doyle.
1.35 Sport Plus The latest sporting news and comment.
2.00 Indoor Bowls Live coverage from Norfolk of the world championships final. Last year
Scotland's Alex Marshall became one of an elite band of men to win the title three times.
4.30 Dakar Rally Highlights of the 27th event, with nearly bikes cars and trucks tackling the gruelling 5,500-mile course from Barcelona to Dakar.
Producer Jonathan Bramley ; Editors Michael Cole and Gerard Lane (bowls) www.bbc.co.uk/sport
Mayhem results following Frank's efforts to call the doctor.
Why is Britain's red squirrel in rapid decline, in contrast to the American invader the grey squirrel?
Frustration turns to exhilaration as Saba Douglas -
Hamilton and Valmik Thapar team up to spot cats in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India.
Producer Mike Birkhead ; Series producer Wendy Darke
Wolves and Caribou - an Endless Dance. Following herds of pregnant caribou as they trek 3,000 miles across the perilous Canadian tundra to give birth.
Producer Jeff Turner ; Editor Tim Martin Shown test Wed
New series 1/8. Contestants eager to re-create the battles of history's greatest generals line up in a second series. It's AD 9 and a team of vicars try to save Roman legions from defeat at the hands of the Germanic army in the battle of Teutoburg. With Richard Hammond. Series producer Angus Cameron
Highlights from the 2004 series, including a spot of mountaineering in the Land Rover Discovery 3. Series producer Gary Broadhurst ; Series editor Andy Wilman
Repeated tomorrow at 11.20pm www.bbc.co.uk/topgear
3/11. The comedy music quiz featuring Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus. Mark Lamarr asks the questions. Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated next Saturday Mark Lamarr presents Shake. Rattle and Roll Thursday 9pm Radio 2 RT's comedy top 50: page 18
3/6. Top Gun. Art takes inspiration from Tom Cruise when he signs up to the Best of the Best driving school.
Writer Mark Chappell ; Director Toby MacDonald
Producer Paul Schlesinger First shown on BBC3
2/12. TIC. the Box. Dunbar's attempts to bargain with the police go horribly wrong in the black comedy.
Writer Steve Coombes ; Director Harry Bradbeer
Producer Victoria Fea First shown on BBC3
Premiership highlights of Fulham v West Bromwich Albion and Everton's visit to Middlesbrough.
Presented by Adrian Chiles , with Gordon Strachan.
Series producer James Irving ; Series editor Mark Demuth
He brought rock 'n' roll to Britain's TV screens, both producing and presenting Oh Boy! and Six-Five Special. But Jack Good became disillusioned with his life, tried to become a monk and now lives as a hermit, despairing of what he created. Actor Greg Wise tells his story. Director Greg Wise: Executive producer Andre Singer Greg Wise stars in According to Bex on Friday at 9pm on BBC1
Over-the-top satirical comedy drama starring Gabriel Byrne and Ben Kingsley. Two rival businessmen go to extreme lengths to buy a sports team. Review page 55.
Director Stephen Surjik (1997, 15)
Followed by The Witness
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2.00 Wise at Work Money Matters 46302 3.00
Lifeschool 40272 4.00 Wise at Work Improving Skills 73098 5.00 Skillswlse Workplace Skills (5)