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: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: Jackie Chan Adventures

A visit to Jade's parents.

: CBBC: Feather Boy: 2/6

Robert finds Chance House derelict but not empty.


Catherine Fenn: Caroline Trowbridge
Miss Raynham: Maggie McCarthy
Jonathan Niker: Aaron Johnson
Kate Barber: Daisy Head

: CBeebies: Balamory

Who or what is behind a cacophony of strange noises?


Writer: Peter Hynes

: CBeebies: Gordon the Garden Gnome

lan's afraid of big school.

: CBeebies: Pablo the Little Red Fox

Are foxes the best climbers?

: Thunderbirds: Pit of Peril

A prototype armoured vehicle disapppears.

: Top Cat

Feline fun in Hawaii.

: Follow the Fleet

Breezy musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
"Bake" Baker joins the navy when his girlfriend leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when he docks in San Francisco. Review page 50. Director Mark Sandrich (1936, U) (BW)
Shall We Dance is tomorrow at 1pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers.
Director: Mark Sandrich

: Country Cops

There's a police presence at the first of Malton's club nights.

: Flog It!

From Northampton.

: Ready Steady Cook

With James Tanner and Antony Worrall Thompson.


Unknown: James Tanner
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson.

: Eggheads

2/5. Plucky contenders take on the quiz-show champions.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz with Anne Robinson.


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: Dear Television

Readers' TV-related letters from yesteryear.
Producer Lucy Kenwright ; Exec producer Caroline Wright


Producer: Lucy Kenwright
Producer: Caroline Wright

: Tsunami Prayers

1/4. How have various religious faiths responded to the Boxing Day disaster of last year? This series, showing on consecutive nights, finds out.

On Thailand's southern coast, villagers who survived the tsunami are now battling developers intent on creating new tourist resorts. Can a Buddhist village armed only with a faith that has no god and no easy answers stymie the imposition?
Wave of injustice: page 23

Documentary: Tsunami Prayers 7.00pm BBC2
Like so many other Asian coastal villages, Laem Pom in southern Thailand was devastated by last year's tsunami. Fifty of its 150 residents died or are missing. This moving, uplifting film examines how the survivors are coping with the aftermath of such a tragedy - spiritually and practically.
Their practical problems are complicated by a dispute over the land's ownership, which means the government won't rebuild their homes. However, their Buddhist faith appears to give them extraordinary inner strength and the Buddhist belief in generosity to others means scores of ordinary Thais turn up to help with the rebuild. You can't help but be touched.
The other films in this series, shown throughout the week, visit locations in Sri Lanka, southern India and Malaysia to discover how religion has - or hasn't - helped those who survived. (Jane Rackham)


Producer: Ashok Prasad
Executive Producer: Karen O'Connor

: Talking Landscapes

The Fens. Aubrey Manning tours East Anglia as he learns of a 17th-century aristocratic plan that went awry, and a secret dating back to Roman occupation. Director John Triffitt ; Executive producer Richard Reisz


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Director: John Triffitt
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Mastermind

Specialist subjects are the life and novels of Raymond Chandler , pop group the Go-Betweens, the ex-leader of the Labour Party Hugh Gaitskell , and the films of Hollywood star Bruce Willis. With John Humphrys.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannagh


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Hugh Gaitskell
Unknown: Bruce Willis.
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Director: Derek Hallworth
Producer: Pam Cavannagh

: Ann Widdecombe to the Rescue

6/6. The politician dishes out advice to a man who thinks his wife loves her horses more than him, and a mother whose daughter has a weight problem.
Series producer Paul Franklin ; Exec producer David Tibballs FREE HELPLINE: [number removed]7060. Lines open from 7.30am to 12 midnight, seven days per week. All calls are confidential


Producer: Paul Franklin
Producer: David Tibballs

: Looking for China Girl - This World

5/5. The Chinese government reckons as many as 40 million men will be permanent bachelors within - 15 years, a consequence of the country's one-child-per-family dogma and the fact that unwanted daughters are often aborted or killed. Many men are desperate: Xin Hua , 24, travelled 860 miles across China to find work so as to attract a female; and women are being kidnapped to be sold as brides. Can family-planning officials convince that girls are as rewarding as boys? This World is set to return in November. Producers Frank Smith and Sophie Todd
Executive producer Karen O'Connor


Unknown: Xin Hua
Producer: Frank Smith
Producer: Sophie Todd
Producer: Karen O'Connor

: My Life as a Child

5/6. In the Family Way. Boys from three different cultures bear their souls. CJ, ten, desperately wants his pregnant mum's baby to be a boy, while traveller Darby has inherited a love of horses and boxing, and Karan helps his father run the family's travel firm.
Series producer Dermot Caulfield ; Exec producer Tracy Jeune


Producer: Dermot Caulfield
Producer: Tracy Jeune

: Newsnight

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Paris Brothel: BBC4 on BBC2

This candid documentary in the Storyville strand by Mark Kidel explores the maisons closes, the state-authorised brothels Napoleon set up, which existed until 1946. Director Mark Kidel ; Series editor Nick Fraser


Unknown: Mark Kidel
Director: Mark Kidel
Editor: Nick Fraser

: Venus Beauty Institute

Quirky comedy drama starring Nathalie Baye. Angele works in a Parisian salon, but beneath the surface gloss lies an unhappy woman who is fearful of falling in love. In French with English subtitles. Review page 50.
Director Tonie Marshall (1998,15) Film Highlights: page 41


Unknown: Nathalie Baye.
Director: Tonie Marshall

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University/General Interest Repeats are not indicated
2.00 Homegrown Hollywood British short films. With strong language and distressing scenes.

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