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: Breakfast

With Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. Including viewers' questions in News Watch at 7.45.


Unknown: Bill Turnbull
Unknown: Sian Williams.

: Weekend 24

: Saturday Kitchen

Gary Rhodes cooks turbot with mango, and Irish chef Rachel Allen serves some hearty winter fare. With Antony Worrall Thompson. Producer Michael Connock ; Exec producers Elaine Bancroft and Barry Lynch


Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Unknown: Rachel Allen
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson.
Producer: Michael Connock
Producers: Elaine Bancroft
Producers: Barry Lynch

: The Best

3/10. Wide-ranging variations on dishes featuring eggs and lamb. With Paul Merrett , Silvana Franco and Ben O'Donoghue. (AD)


Unknown: Paul Merrett
Unknown: Silvana Franco
Unknown: Ben O'Donoghue.

: Switch

2/5. The identity of Nina's mystery lover is revealed. Drama from
See Hear. With in-vision subtitles.
Writer David Horbury Rptd Tue at 12.55am on BBC1 [Web address removed]


Unknown: David Horbury
Jamil: Umesh Valjee
Claire: Diana Martin
Adam: Matthew Gurney
Fran: Fifi Garfield
Sue: Caroline Parker
Nina: Paula Garfield
Michael: Hal Draper
Neil: Steven Webb

: Film 2005 withJonathan Ross

A review of Meet the Fockers.
Shown last Monday on BBC1.

: Grandstand

Presented by Hazel Irvine.
1.05 Tennis Highlights from
Melbourne of the women's singles final at the Australian Open.
Live coverage of the men's singles final can be seen tomorrow from 8.30am
2.00 Athletics Britain take on France, Sweden, Italy and Russia in Glasgow. Jason Gardener goes in the men's 60m at 2.05. The men's triple jump starts at
2.15, with the women's 60m at
2.20. Continues on BBC1.


Presented By: Hazel Irvine.
Unknown: Jason Gardener

: Laurel and Hardy

Their First Mistake. The duo are left holding the baby. (BW) <S)358727i

: Nero Wolfe

Motherhunt. A baby is abandoned on a doorstep. With guest star
Penelope Ann Miller.


Unknown: Penelope Ann Miller.

: Monk

Mr Monk Meets the Playboy A publisher is suspected of killing a financial backer.

: The Return ofSherlock Holmes

5/7. Wisteria Lodge. How can an entire household disappear overnight? Freddie Jones guests. Dramatised by Jeremy Paul
First shown on ITV


Unknown: Freddie Jones
Dramatised By: Jeremy Paul

: What the Papers Say

Presented by Tony Livesey of the Daily Sport.
Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Ged Clarke


Presented By: Tony Livesey
Director: Vernon Antcliff

: Flog It!

Hundreds of hopefuls turn out to test experts Philip Serrell and Thomas Plant in Leatherhead, Surrey. Will the pair find much of interest? And will their predictions prove correct in the auction room?


Unknown: Philip Serrell
Unknown: Thomas Plant

: Abroad Again in Britain

4/5. Cragside House. Victorian arms manufacturer Lord Armstrong carved the appropriately named
Cragside out of a Northumbrian hill, powered it with hydroelectricity and filled it with the latest gadgets. Jonathan Meades looks back at a house of the future.
Director Robert Payton ; Series producer Allan Campbell
First shown on BBC4


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Director: Robert Payton
Producer: Allan Campbell

: Horizon

Einstein's Equation of Life and Death. E=MC2 explains why the sun shines - but also underpins the nuclear bomb. Documentary and dramatised elements explore how Albert Einstein 's discovery went from symbols in a notebook to weapons of mass destruction.
Producers Johanna Gibbon , Aidan Laverty Shown last Thursday
The new series continues on Thursday at 9pm


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Producers: Johanna Gibbon
Producers: Aidan Laverty

: Who Killed Ivan the Terrible?: Timewatch

Criminologist David Wilson conducts an investigation into the death of Russia's first dictator, who ruled the country during the 16th century. Beginning with rumours that Ivan was strangled by enemies close to him, the historical murder mystery then takes Wilson across Russia and on to the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Forensic science finally reveals the way in which Ivan was dispatched - but who was responsible? A new series of Timewatch starts in March.


Presenter: David Wilson
Producer: Karen Kelly
Executive Editor: John Farren

: Have I Got Old News for You

Alexander Armstrong attempts to keep order as regulars Paul Merton and Ian Hislop join forces with guests Phill Jupitus and Julia Hartley-Brewer .
Director Paul Wheeler ; Series producer Nick Martin


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Julia Hartley-Brewer
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Nick Martin

: 2004: the Stupid Version: BBC3 on BBC2

Elephants breaking into the House of Commons, the favourite swear words of Conservative politicians, and a massacre on a makeover show: all elements of BBC3's alternative take on the events of last year. Presented by Armando lannucci.
Producer Adam Tandy ; Exec producer Jon Powman


Presented By: Armando Lannucci.
Producer: Adam Tandy
Producer: Jon Powman

: The Rotters' Club

1/3. The Chick and the Hairy Guy. Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais 's dramatisation of Jonathan Coe 's novel.
Three friends growing up in 1970s Birmingham discover the wonderful worlds of girls and music.
Shown last Wednesday Series continues Wed at 9pm


Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

DJ Pete Tong , Fearne
Cotton, Chris Park from Phixx, and comedian Stephen Frost join the usual trio. Shown last Sunday


Unknown: Pete Tong
Unknown: Chris Park
Unknown: Stephen Frost

: And the Beat Goes On: the Sonny and Cher

Story *** Enjoyably camp biographical drama starring Jay Underwood and Renee Faia as the pop duo whose 1960s success belied a volatile relationship that led to divorce in the 1970s. Review page 53.
Director David Burton Morris (1999, PG)
Then The Witness A historical event recalled.


Unknown: Jay Underwood
Unknown: Renee Faia
Director: David Burton Morris

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Galapagos: Research in the Field 19769 2.30 Reindeer in the Arctic 98276 3.00 Health and Disease: Why Me? Why Now? 45059 3.30 Open Advice - a Different Way of Learning 12856 4.00 The Next Big Thing: Forever Young 93721 4.30 Cell City - City Life 91360 5.00 Lab Detectives Double bill. 868185.30 Landscape Mysteries - In Search of Irish Gold

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