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: CBBC: Arthur

: The Demon Headmaster: 5/6

Series three.
Diana's pursued by the Head and Hyperbrain.



: CBeebies: Be Safe with the Tweenies

Safety with scissors.

: CBeebies: Muffin the Mule

Morris digs up some interesting bones.

: CBeebies: Boo!

In a forest.

: CBeebies: Balamory

Can Archie find a use for his new measuring invention?


Writer: Davey Moore

: My Wife & Kids

Perfect Dad. The children moan Michael is too strict.

: Pardon Us

Prison comedy starring Laurel and Hardy.
Stan's sales pitch leads him and Ollie to jail, where they meet a convict who has an escape plan.
Review page 52. (1931, U) (BW)


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Daily Politics:Conference Special

Live coverage of the Labour Party conference in Brighton, including reaction from delegates. There's more at 2.30pm. (S)
BBC Parliament live coverage from 10.45am

: Wildlife on Two

Blubber Lovers. Enormous elephant seals in California. With David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Working Lunch

Business analysis.

: Meet the Ancestors

An elaborate Roman sarcophagus unearthed in Spitalfields, London. With Julian Richards.


Unknown: Julian Richards.

: The Daily Politics: Conference Special

Live coverage from the Labour conference in Brighton.
(BBC Parliament live coverage from 2.15pm)

: Escape to the Country

Lindsay and Mark Piper aim to exchange their cramped Notting Hill flat for a large country house in Dorset.

: Ready Steady Cook

Paul Rankin and Tony Tobin work magic on mystery ingredients.
Ainsley Harriott hosts. (5)


Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: Tony Tobin

: Weakest Link

Uncompromising quiz.

Followed by: Party Conference Broadcast by the Labour Party

: Flog It!

While Kate Alcock and James Braxton offer expert valuations in Peterborough, Paul Martin samples some modern sculpture at Burghley House.


Unknown: Kate Alcock
Unknown: James Braxton
Unknown: Paul Martin

: God and the Politicians

Has God entered the ballot box? Cardinal Cormac
Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu , Igbal Sacranie , Tony Benn , Ann Widdecombe , pollster Robert Worcester and philosopher Professor AC Grayling are among those debating if religion has too much say in the political agenda. With David Aaronovitch. Producer Anthony Lee : Executive producer Fiona Stourton


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Igbal Sacranie
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Robert Worcester
Unknown: Professor Ac Grayling
Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Anthony Lee
Producer: Fiona Stourton

: Dear Television

Five decades of viewers' TV opinions.


Producer: Lucy Kenwright
Executive Producer: Caroline Wright

: A Week of Dressing Dangerously

7/8. Susan King 's hopes that her extreme outfits will reach parts of her personality left untouched by her everyday attire are raised when her life becomes much less predictable. One week on, has her idea of who she is changed for ever? With Angela Buttolph. Producer Nick Bray ; Series producer Gill Holmes


Unknown: Susan King
Unknown: Angela Buttolph.
Producer: Nick Bray
Producer: Gill Holmes

: Rick Stein's French Odyssey

7/10. Rick fulfils a boyhood dream by visiting the canteen of the French Foreign Legion training facility at Castelnaudary. It inspires him to cook a spicy tagine with couscous and write a postcard home to his pet pooch Chalky to let him know what he's missing.
Director/Producer David Pritchard Lamb tagine recipe, plus book offer: page 29


Producer: David Pritchard

: Space Race

3/4. Race for a Space Man. Sputnik's success in encourages both sides to redouble their efforts. But in contrast to the fanfare as the first US astronauts are paraded, Soviet recruitment is so secretive that even those selected have no idea what the mission is.
Writer/Director Chris Spencer ; Series producer Debbie Cadbury


Director: Chris Spencer
Producer: Debbie Cadbury
Sergei Korolev: Steve Nicolson
Von Braun: Richard Dillane
Cooper: Benjamin Kolot
Debus: Rupert Wickham
Gagarin: Vitalie Ursu
Gilruth: Robert Jezek
Valentin Glushko: Ravil Isyanov
Isayev: Boris Isarov
Jiminez: Sevan Stephan
Kraft: Antony Edridge
Nedelin: Tim Woodward
Shepard: Todd Boyce
Titov: Alex Humes

: Room 101

3/8. Unscheduled firework displays and 19-year-old girls are among the targets for Sara Cox.
Paul Merton will have the final say on which of the Radio 1 DJ's pet hates will be fired into Orwellian oblivion. Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Sara Cox.
Unknown: Paul Merton
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Newsnight

Hosted by Jeremy Paxman. (5)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Apprentice USA

Once Donald Trump has used gruelling interviews to weed out two more candidates, the remaining duo are challenged to run a charity sporting event. Shown at 9pm on BBC3 RT DIRECT: save E2 on Trump's book How to Get Rich, paying
E14.99 (including p&p). To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: Donald Trump

: Day of the Dead

Visceral horror from director George A Romero. In an underground lab, scientists experiment on zombies in a bid to bring them under control. But a new danger threatens the project. Review page 52. (1985.18) And Don't Miss...: page 47


Director: George A Romero.

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
Repeats not indicated
2.00 Science: Making Sense of Health: Healthcare careers.
4.00 Science: Making Sense of Health: Advice on being fit.
Then Science in Action

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