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: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: The Demon Headmaster: series one: 4/6

The summer holidays bring change for Dinah.

: CBeebies: Tweenies Safety Shorts

Bella and Jake play in a shed. (S)

: CBeebies: Pingu

Triple bill.

: CBeebies: Balamory

PC Plum assembles a team for a game show.


Writer: Wayne Jackman

: Thunderbirds

Alias Mr Hackenbacker
Lady Penelope's airborne fashion show is threatened.

10 50 Lord Parker's 'Oliday
A huge solar power reflector is dislodged.

: Top Cat

Dibble wrongly believes that TC's days are numbered.

The gang throw Dibble a surprise party.

: Working Lunch

Financial news, plus the first report from Adrian Chiles 's visits to businesses on a Cardiff to Edinburgh cycle ride.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles

: Trade Secrets

Professionals offer work tips.

: Digging to China

Syrupy family drama starring Kevin Bacon. A mentally disabled man befriends a ten-year-old girl desperate to escape from the motel she shares with her drunken mother and loose-living sister. Review page 54. Director Timothy Hutton (1998. PG)


Unknown: Kevin Bacon.
Director: Timothy Hutton

: The Flying Gardener

More aerial horticulture with Chris Beardshaw.

: Race Country

4/10. Lambourn cheers loudest for local horse Fondmort in the Grand National.

: Escape to the Country

Engaged couple Stuart and Sarah hunt for a E320,000 cottage in Worcestershire. Series producer Mandy Thomson
Executive producer Kate Roberts


Producer: Mandy Thomson
Producer: Kate Roberts

: Ready Steady Cook

Brian Turner and Paul Rankin get busy in the kitchen.


Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Paul Rankin

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Animal Park

Michelle the marmoset is in need of an emergency caesarean - will mother and baby survive?

: Venice

1/4. The history and culture of the great Italian city brought to life by Venetian Francesco de Mosto through computer-generated imagery and reconstructions. Blood. How did a metropolis of palaces, gold jewels and unrivalled treasures arise from a malaria-ridden swamp? Producer Sam Hobkinson ; Exec producer Basil Comely


Producer: Sam Hobkinson

: A Year at Kew

4/12; series two. It's the day of the plant auction at the gardens and Friend of Kew Margaret Leigh is on a bidding frenzy. Meanwhile, at Wakehurst Place Steve Robinson is putting a contemporary twist on a centuries-old tradition. Narrated by Alan Titchmarsh. Producer Roger Huyton ; Series producer Adam Alexander
RT DIRECT: save E2 on the accompanying hardback book. now only £14.99, or pre-order the paperback for £10.99. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Margaret Leigh
Unknown: Steve Robinson
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Roger Huyton
Producer: Adam Alexander

: No Waste like Home

4/8. Heating an empty house and running the hot tap for an hour and a half are two of the waste crimes committed by the five-strong Cunningham family from Slough, whose gas and electricity bills are twice the national average. Can Penney Poyzer pull them away from the telly long enough to instil some eco-friendly habits? Andrew Lincoln narrates. Series producer Stephanie Weatherhill
Executive producers Danielle Lux and Damon Pattison RT DIRECT: paperback book No Waste like Home is only £11.50 (RRP E12.99). Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT Low-energy light bulbs offer: page 32


Unknown: Penney Poyzer
Unknown: Andrew Lincoln
Producer: Stephanie Weatherhill
Producer: Damon Pattison

: Horizon

New series 1/9. Tsunami - Naming the Dead. Since January, the biggest international forensic operation in history has struggled to identify nearly 4,000 victims of the most devastating natural disaster of recent times: the tsunami in South East Asia on Boxing Day 2004. This film follows the scientific detective story unfolding at a mortuary in south-west Thailand - the heart of an immense operation, where over forensic scientists, doctors and police from more than 30 countries hope their cutting-edge methods will shed light on the identities of those killed.
Producer Nicola Cooke ; Series editor Andrew Cohen


Producer: Nicola Cooke
Editor: Andrew Cohen

: Underground Britain

New series 1/10. Profiling unusual British characters. Spliff on Sea. Jeff Ditchfield owns a cannabis-themed shop in Rhyl, a North Wales seaside resort with one of the highest crime and drug use rates in Britain. Claiming that he's simply giving cannabis, free of charge, to sick people in need of medication, Jeff plays a game of cat-and-mouse with both the police and enraged local activists plotting his downfall. Is he a drugs baron or merely a philanthropist?
Directors Alastair Cooke and Robert Davis ; Executive producers
Edmund Couthard and Grant McKee


Directors: Alastair Cooke
Directors: Robert Davis
Producers: Edmund Couthard
Producers: Grant McKee

: Newsnight

The day's top stories, with Gavin Esler.


Unknown: Gavin Esler.

: Tetris: from Russia with Love: BBC4 on BBC2

Charting the birth of this most original of computer game puzzles, from the hands of a programmer at Moscow's Academy of Science to its position as a multibillion dollar game. It's a story of communists playing at capitalism in a game that involved Robert Maxwell and intimidation from the Soviet state.
Director Magnus Temple
Exec producer Nick Southgate


Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Producer: Nick Southgate

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

General Interest Repeats not indicated
2.00 Homeqrown Hollywood Short films.

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