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: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

Daffodil is feeling left out.

: CBBC: Tom

Visiting Egypt.

: CBBC: Jackie Chan Adventures

Hak Foo disappears.

: CBeebies: Something Special

A look at food. (Signed)

: Laurel and Hardy

Unaccustomed as We Are. Ollie invites Stan to his house for a home-cooked meal. (BW) Followed by Turning Points

: The Daily Politics

Westminster updates.


Director: Claire Bellis
Editor: Jamie Donald

: Working Lunch

Business analysis. Followed by The Witness

: Captain Horatio Hornblower RN

Swashbuckling adventure ending the season starring the late Virginia Mayo. Also starring Gregory Peck. While England is at war with France and Spain, Hornblower sets sail on a secret mission to deliver weapons to El Supremo , a bloodthirsty Spanish rebel. Review page 51.
Director Raoul Walsh (1951, U)


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: El Supremo
Director: Raoul Walsh

: Castle in the Country

Continuing the exploration of Glamis Castle, John Craven goes in search of the boy who never grew up, while chef James Martin tell us how to get the best out of Highland beef.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: James Martin

: Flog It!

Experts David Barby and Mark Stacey join Paul Martin to assess Ipswich's artefacts.


Unknown: David Barby
Unknown: Mark Stacey
Unknown: Paul Martin

: Ready Steady Cook

James Tanner and Tony Tobin take the culinary test.


Unknown: James Tanner
Unknown: Tony Tobin

: Weakest Link

Acerbic quiz show.

: Facing the Music

James's Road to Recovery. Six months ago, James was on the streets using heroin. Now he is clean and he would like to sing a song to his fellow recovering addicts to thank them for their support.

: The Culture Show

Kurt Vonnegut 's novel Slaughterhouse Five was inspired by his experiences in Dresden during the devastating Second World War bombing. To mark 60 years since the attack on the German city, Vonnegut gives a rare interview in which he talks about his life and work. Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon .
Series producer Marcus Herbert ; Executive editor George Entwistle Repeated at 11.20pm


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Presented By: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer: Marcus Herbert
Editor: George Entwistle

: Speed Up, Slow Down

3/6. Sylvie's life is in complete chaos. The single mum of two children, who runs a mobile hair-extensions business, sleeps barely four hours per night, seldom eats a proper meal, spends much more time than she realises on the internet and is constantly late for appointments. Can time-management gurus
Paul Boross and Garner Thomson help her to help herself? Director Mike Taylor ; Series producer Lorna-Dawn Creanor


Unknown: Paul Boross
Unknown: Garner Thomson
Director: Mike Taylor

: The Reclaimers

5/7. Drew Pritchard from North Wales strips a huge church just as it's being demolished; Joel Bernstein of Liberty department store buys a table reclaimed from the British Museum Library; and customer Clare Kendall creates a fireplace for just P35 with bricks from the London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company. Susannah Doyle narrates.
Series producer Susan Crook (AD) BBC HOMES & ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: E3.20, monthly


Unknown: Joel Bernstein
Unknown: Clare Kendall
Unknown: Susannah Doyle
Producer: Susan Crook

: Horizon

Neanderthal. Was Neanderthal a thinking, feeling human being like us or a primitive beast? To answer this question, the first ever complete Neanderthal skeleton is put together with parts from all over the world, revealing the most anatomically accurate representation of modern humanity's closest relative.
Experts explore the skeleton for clues and perform experiments to test out their ideas. The findings give rise to dramatised inserts that bring Neanderthal to life - how Neanderthal hunted, thought, even spoke. What emerges is a different beast to the brute of legend. Producer Cameron Balbirnie ; Editor Matthew Barrett
Repeated next Saturday www.bbc.co.uk/horizon (AD)


Producer: Cameron Balbirnie
Editor: Matthew Barrett

: Sweeney Investigates

3/3. Death of the Red Caps. Six military policemen, or "Red Caps", were killed in Iraq on 24 June 2003. An army inquiry found the six had died in an attack by a mob and no one was to blame. John Sweeney tells a different story: that the six were killed by a mob, but there were army blunders and equipment failures. Did the British Army betray its own men? Series producer Sam Bagnall ; Executive producer Fiona Stourton Postponed from 27 January (AD)


Unknown: John Sweeney
Producer: Sam Bagnall
Producer: Fiona Stourton

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Culture Show

Shown at 7pm

: Ali Zaoua

Touching and perceptive social r drama set in Casablanca. When their friend Ali is killed in a street fight, three boys set out to ensure he has a proper funeral. But their efforts are hampered by a lack of money and a violent gang leader. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. Review page 52. Director Nabil Ayouch (2000,15)
Then The Witness A historical event recalled.


Director: Nabil Ayouch

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision Science Physics
4.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision Science Higher Tier

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