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: CBBC: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Owl's morale is low.

: CBBC: Jackie Chan Adventures

A rich man wants eternal youth.

: CBBC: Ocean Star - the Quest

The pals find a remote island.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Josie tends a garden.


Writer: Penny Lloyd

: CBeebies: Pingu

A DIY task.

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder: Project Build It!

Trouble in the forest.

: CBeebies: Clifford the Big Red Dog

The canine is led astray.

: CBeebies: Little Red Tractor

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 BBC Primary Geography (9-12) 3394338 10.50 BBC Primary History (9-H)
11.10 Music Makers (9-TI)

: The Daily Politics

Election campaign news.

: Working Lunch

How Luton has fared since the Vauxhall car plant closed.

: Schools programme

Repeats are not indicated.
Watch (5-7) Double bill.

: The Munsters: Follow That Munster

Herman wants to be a PI. (BW)

: What a Carry On!

Bawdy comedy.

: The Election Roadshow

7/8. Political figures occupy the hot seat in Birmingham.

: My Best Friend...: Audrey Hepburn

New series 1/5. Profiles of icons.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer talks about his actress mother, who died in 1993.


Interviewee: Sean Hepburn

: Flog It!

In Basildon, Essex.

: Ready Steady Cook

With ex-England cricketers Allan Lamb and Ian Botham.


Unknown: Allan Lamb
Unknown: Ian Botham.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz. Then Party Election Broadcast By the Labour Party.

: Animal Park

I While the monkeys cement a reputation for vandalism, the keepers recall the public uproar when 50 wild lions were first brought to the park. (Revised rpt)

: Dick & Dom's Ask the Family

Families go for glory in Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood's wacky rendition of the classic quiz.

: Small Town Gardens

1/6. Designer John Brookes tries to tackle the back garden of a Victorian terrace in Winchester, Hampshire. Producer David Smith : Series producer Vanessa Jackson


Designer: John Brookes
Producer: David Smith
Producer: Vanessa Jackson

: Seven Natural Wonders

New series 1/8. A region-by-region tour of England's most spectacular and beautiful landscapes inspired by suggestions from BBC viewers and listeners.
The South West. The birdlife of the Exe estuary and the beaches of north Cornwall are just two of the stunning sights awaiting presenter Samantha Smith. Director John Oven ; Series producer Simon Willis
First shown on BBC South West


Presenter: Samantha Smith.
Director: John Oven
Producer: Simon Willis

: Mastermind

Contestants answer questions on Henry VIII , Emily Bronte , opera singer Andrea Bocelli and locomotive pioneer Richard Trevithick. With John Humphrys.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannagh


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Singer: Andrea Bocelli
Unknown: Richard Trevithick.
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Pam Cavannagh

: Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

9/12. Engines at Work. Dibnah meets up with old friends at the North Staffs and Cheshire Traction
Engine Club, sees a triple expansion engine that has been lovingly restored over the past six years and learns about the Black Country's rich mining history. Director/Producer David Hall RT DIRECT: Made in Britain, eps 1-6 released 16 May. on VHS for E16,99 (RRP £19.99) or DVD for £19.99 (RRP E24.99) inci p&p. To pre-order call [number removed]3850 (national rate). Eps 7-12 released later this year


Producer: David Hall

: Iran's Nuclear Secrets: This World

Does Iran have a nuclear bomb programme? America reckons so and claims the country has been lying for 20 years. This documentary hears from UN inspectors, Iranian negotiators, and the International Atomic
Energy Agency, whose boss, Mohammed El Baradei , has to decide if the accusations are true. Paul Kenyon
reports. The series is set for a summer return. Producer Paul Kenyon ; Executive producer Karen O'Connor


Unknown: Mohammed El Baradei
Unknown: Paul Kenyon
Producer: Paul Kenyon
Producer: Karen O'Connor

: The League of Gentlemen

1/6. A re-run of the acclaimed pitch-black comedy. Welcome to Royston Vasey. An introduction to the town where visitors have a habit of never leaving.
Writers Jeremy Dyson , Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton , Reece Shearsmith Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Royston Vasey.
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Director: Steve Bendelack
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Fit the First

1/6. Find out about life, the universe and everything in a re-run of Douglas Adams 's comedy series of 1981.
Arthur Dent wakes one day to find his house - and the Earth - about to be demolished.
The final phase of the series starts tonight at 6.30pm on Radio 4 See also [web address removed] and [web address removed] Our guide to the Guides: page 28; RT Offer: page 29

Sci-Fi Comedy: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 11.20pm BBC2

A timely re-run of the 1981 television series as the film version of Douglas Adams's comic odyssey hits cinema screens. It's an acquired taste - and I'll put my hand up to being one of those who hated it - but if the young 'uns among you want to know what the fuss is about, and if the oldies want to give it another try, here's the chance to thrill again to the adventures of Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect. (AG)


Writer: Douglas Adams
Producer: Alan J.W. Bell
Producer: John Lloyd
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Mr Prosser: Joe Melia
Vogon Captain: Martin Benson
Man in pub: Douglas Adams
Voice of the Guide: Peter Jones

: Barbarella

Roger Vadim 's cult 1960s sci-fi antasy, starring Jane Fonda. A beautiful young astronaut uses the power of love to fight evil in the 41st century. Review page 56. (1967,15)


Unknown: Roger Vadim
Unknown: Jane Fonda.

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Key Stage Three Bitesize Revision Science One 47015 4.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision Geography

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