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: CBBC: Raven

Five warriors battle to elude the Thrall Demons.

7.55 Newsround

: CBBC: Really Wild Show

Visiting an elephant orphanage. (AD)

: CBeebies: Pingu

Is Pingu ill?

: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

It's wacky Wednesday.

: CBeebies: Something Special

Why it's all about me. Signed. (SL)

: CBeebies: Tweenies

Fizz's painting ends in disaster.

: What a Whopper!

Whimsical comedy starring Adam Faith. An enterprising young author decides to boost sales by arranging a few personal appearances by the subject of his latest book - the Loch Ness monster! Review page 57. Director Gilbert Gunn (1961, U)
(BW) Followed by The Witness


Unknown: Adam Faith.
Director: Gilbert Gunn

: The Daily Politics

Westminster news with Andrew Neil and Jenny Scott. (S)


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Presenter: Jenny Scott

: Meet the Ancestors

Archaeological finds.

: Working Lunch

The enterprising couple who started a grandfather clock business after they retired.

: House Invaders

A chilly bedroom is transformed. Postponed from 26 October

: Garden Invaders

Transforming a junkyard of a garden in Guernsey.

: Castle in the Country

Nicki Chapman hunts fossils on the Whitby shoreline, while John Craven learns about a William Morris embroidery.


Unknown: Nicki Chapman
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: William Morris

: Thoroughly Modern Matron

3/10. The students are tasked with cleaning the ward with old-fashioned materials.


Series Producer: Cameron Miller
Executive Producer: Hamish Barbour

: Ready Steady Cook

With Tim FitzHigham , who rowed a bathtub across the English Channel, and Sean Shannon, the world's fastest talker.
Recipes: Ceefax p560; [web address removed]


Contestant: Tim Fitzhigham
Contestant: Sean Shannon

: Weakest Link

Acid-tongued quiz.

: Eggheads

The general knowledge brainiacs take on a fresh set of challengers.

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman takes a look at all the news, gossip and backstage action from the highly competitive world of Strictly Come Dancing. (5)


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman

: Mechannibals

4/8. Imaginative inventors are challenged to build a machine that will automatically trim a hedge.
Producer Mike McDowall ; Executive producer Hamish Barbour


Producer: Mike McDowall
Producer: Hamish Barbour

: Rough Science

- 3/6. The team's seemingly impossible task is to weigh the mountain that towers over their base, but first they must make sunglasses to protect them at such an altitude. Can they create glass from sand? Directors Finola Lang , Chris Riley ; Series producer Nathan Williams www.open2.net/roughscience BBC MAGAZINE: Focus is available monthly, price E3.25


Directors: Finola Lang
Directors: Chris Riley
Producer: Nathan Williams

: Natural World: Return of the Eagle Owl

How Europe has come to be invaded by the world's largest owl, a fearsome predator capable of killing prey as large as foxes, domestic cats and even small dogs.

(Repeated next Sunday) (S) (AD)
[web address removed]


Producer: Fergus Beeley
Series Editor: Tim Martin

: New Forest Adders

See the infamous adder as it dances in the unlikely setting of the New Forest.
Producer Robert Yeoman ; Series producer Wendy Darke (AD)


Producer: Robert Yeoman
Producer: Wendy Darke

: Rome

3/11. As Caesar makes a triumphant return to Rome, beleaguered Pompey sends his son back to the city to track down the treasury gold. Contains violence, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
(Repeated next Sunday on BBC1) (S) (AD) [web address removed]
The Inside Story: page 100

The Inside Story: "We were striving for authenticity because it enriches the drama," says Jonathan Stamp, historical adviser on Rome (9.00pm BBC2). That meant researching all kinds of detail, not only about the way Romans dressed, but also about how they behaved. "It's all about extrapolating from clues. Tomb inscriptions, for instance. They're priceless indications of the way things were. There's one for a 16-year-old boy that reads, 'Once a slave, now a son.' That speaks volumes about the nature of slavery - it wasn't always shackles and cages, although they existed as well."

Drama: Rome 9.00pm BBC2
This gripping version of ancient history tonight sees the normally docile Octavia consumed with bitterness over the murder of her husband. She suspects her mother Atia of the crime (and quite rightly, of course): "If she did kill him," Octavia hisses, "by the furies, I'll open her throat with my teeth."
It's this kind of no-holds-barred outburst that makes Rome such a joy to watch. It feels dead right, just as when Atia refers to Caesar's mistress as a "raddled old sandal", it's an insult you can well imagine Roman women using.
Tonight there's a feast to welcome Caesar back to Rome and it includes some nice culinary detail, such as the proper use of goats' testicles and how lampreys should be cooked. A tie-in cookbook may not be far off. (DB)


Writer: Bruno Heller
Producer: Frank Doelger
Director: Julian Farino
Julius Caesar: Ciaran Hinds
Mark Antony: James Purefoy
Titus Pullo: Ray Stevenson
Lucius Vorenus: Kevin McKidd
Atia of the Julii: Polly Walker
Pompey Magnus: Kenneth Cranham
Servilia: Lindsay Duncan
Marcus Junius Brutus: Tobias Menzies
Octavia of the Julii: Kerry Condon
Porcius Cato: Karl Johnson
Niobe: Indira Varma
Marcus Tullius Cicero: David Bamber
Gaius Octavian: Max Pirkis
Posca: Nicholas Woodeson
Eleni: Suzanne Bertish
Scipio: Paul Jesson
Evander: Enzo Cilenti
Lyde: Esther Hall
Quintus Pompey: Rick Warden
Erastes: Lorcan Cranitch
Calpurnia: Haydn Gwynne
Clarissa: Anna Francolini
Eirene: Chiara Mastalli
Vorenna the Elder: Coral Amiga

: Scandal

3/8. Waldorf to the Belgrano. Including the shooting of film editor Stephen Waldorf by the Metropolitan Police and the controversial sinking of the Argentinian cruiser the ARA General Belgrano during the Falklands War. Producer Liam Carroll ; Exec producer Caroline Wright (AD)
10.20 What the Romans Did for Us Weapons.
Adam Hart-Davis has a go at using Roman weaponry.
Producers Simon Baker and Catrine Clay


Editor: Stephen Waldorf
Producer: Liam Carroll
Producer: Caroline Wright
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producers: Simon Baker

: Newsnight

Hosted by Kirsty Wark. (S)


Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Family Ties: BBC4 on BBC2

7/10. The Third Woman. Years after his father's death, David Lewis uncovers evidence of a secret marriage - and a half-sister he's never met.
11.50 8/10. Showgirl's Daughter. Sarah has always had a theatrical streak. Does this trait come from her biological mother, who danced on the London stage? Series producer Peter Gordon ; Exec producer Simon Ford


Unknown: David Lewis
Producer: Peter Gordon
Producer: Simon Ford

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats not indicated
2.00 Key Staqe 3 Bitesize Revision Science 3 97494 4.00 Race Changing Attitudes; followed by Race Diversion or Diversity?

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