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: CBBC: Raven

Can the warriors escape from the spider's tunnel?

: CBBC: Really Wild Show

Nick looks for deadly cobras.

: CBeebies: Pingu


: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

Adopt-a-pup antics.

: CBeebies: Something Special

Join Mr Tumble as he drives a car and flies a plane. Signed. (SL)

: CBeebies: Tweenies

A mosaic is made for the playroom floor.

: House Detectives

is a remote abode a former house for plague victims?

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 Watch (ages 5-7) Bamaby Bear 4412017 10.45 Something Special (ages 4-7) Weather (SL) 4400272 11.00 Hands Up! (ages 7-11) The Chronicles of Narnia: the Magician's Nephew (SL)
11.15 Numbertime (ages 6-7) Addition and Subtraction (AD)
11.30 Henry's Wives with Terry Deary (ages 7-11) Anne BoleynlS ) 3030253 11.40 See You, See Me
(ages 7-9) What Is a Bank?


Unknown: Terry Deary
Unknown: Anne Boleynls

: The Daily Politics

Westminster updates.

: Working Lunch

Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw with another report for
Enterprise Week.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw

: The Nero Wolfe Mysteries

Prisoner's Base. Archie is arrested for impersonating a police officer and Nero must come to his aid.

: Garden Invaders

Can a small concrete courtyard be turned into a plant paradise?

: Castle in the Country

John Craven visits a micro brewery to find out what makes their beer taste so good.


Unknown: John Craven

: Thoroughly Modern Matron

4/10. An anatomy lesson, followed by bandaging skills taught the old-fashioned way.

: Ready Steady Cook

With the world's fastest guizmaster Gavin Dare and press-up record-breaker Steve Bugdale.


Unknown: Gavin Dare
Unknown: Steve Bugdale.

: Weakest Link

Elimination quiz.

: Eggheads

How will today's challengers fare against the team of quiz show champions?

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

II The heat is on for the celebrity dancers as another performance looms on Saturday night.
Claudia Winkleman has the news as pressure mounts. (Sl


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman

: Last Hope Clinic

In the future stem cell transplants could offer hope to people with Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and those who have suffered strokes. But the cells are harvested from embryos and foetuses - raising ethical issues that have led to researchers having their funding cut. With the science largely unproven, the desperately ill seek help in countries with hazy legislation. This World follows a group of patients to Ukraine to see if transplanted foetal stem cell injections can already help save or improve lives. Producer Tom Giles ; Executive producer Karen O'Connor


Producer: Tom Giles
Producer: Karen O'Connor

: The Good Life: Pig's Lib

Tom and Barbara incur Margo's wrath when they decide to start keeping pigs.


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies

: Restored to Glory

3/8. Staffordshire. Charlie Luxton follows the progress of Nigel and Brian, who have bought a 17th-century manor house complete with ruins, and who have given themselves 10 months and £200,000 to restore it. But can they overcome the mountain of restoration red tape?
Producer Martin Morrison : Series producer Amy Joyce (AD)


Unknown: Charlie Luxton
Producer: Martin Morrison
Producer: Amy Joyce

: The Jungle Beat - This World

2/6. Battle rages deep in the Amazon. Armed with satellite technology, helicopters and weapons,
Brazilian environmental police are taking on illegal loggers in the forests. But those who make a living from the trees aren't giving in without a fight. This film reveals the dangerous yet sometimes comic cat and mouse game being played out in one of the most beautiful and threatened places on Earth. Producer Adrian Cowell ; Executive producer Karen O'Connor


Producer: Adrian Cowell
Producer: Karen O'Connor

: Sensitive Skin

2/6. A chance meeting with an old school friend prompts Davina to start looking back on her childhood, and when her mother suffers another stroke, she literally returns to old haunts. Meanwhile, Al meets an old flame and media grandee. Guest-starring Frances de la Tour, and there's a cameo from writer Hugo Blick.
Writer/Producer/Director Hugo Blick (AD) Hitchcock syndrome: page 67; The Inside Story: page

COMEDY DRAMA Sensitive Skin
10.00pm BBC2 Al and Davina's minimalist flat reflects the clean lines of their drama. This is pared-down, low-key television: it may take a while to get on their wavelength, but it's worth it when you do.
Davina, the chic ex-model, is again lost in pensive melancholy, and it's a mood that Joanna Lumley plays to perfection. When she bumps into an old schoolfriend, the encounter only reminds her of what she hasn't achieved in life. Al (Denis Lawson) also runs into an old flame, a media harridan played with lethal gusto by Frances de la Tour. DB

THE INSIDE STORY Usually actors are judged on how they deliver lines. But when Hugo Blick, the writer of Sensitive Skin (10.00pm BBC2), first worked with Joanna Lumley on BBC2's series of monologues Up in Town (shown in 2002), it wasn't her voice that dazzled him. "I was very taken with her sense of stillness," says Blick. "One of the things she used to do when I was sitting having coffee with her, usually discussing anything but the script, was go into complete silence. Maybe that's because she hoped I would leave! But also I kind of think that's a quality to her character, that she can just become very still it's as if she can go on standby."


Unknown: Hugo Blick.
Director: Hugo Blick
Davina Jackson: Joanna Lumley
Al Jackson: Denis Lawson
Orlando Jackson: James Lance
Sarah Thorne: Frances de la Tour
Tracy Vernon: Marlene Sidaway
Colin Powell: Andrew Alston
Lyn Malcolms: Emma Buckley
Rest home owner: Selina Cadell
Gl Johnson: Hugo Blick

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: TV Africa: BBC4 on BBC2

Ekow Eshun goes on a journey to discover the transformative power of television programmes on modern Africa.
Director/Producer Moise Shewa


Producer: Moise Shewa

: African Cinema: an Introduction: BBC4 on BBC2

A beginner's guide to landmark sub-Saharan films of the past 50 years.
Director James Nutt ; Executive producer David Okuefuna


Director: James Nutt
Producer: David Okuefuna

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats not indicated
2.00 GCSE Bitesize Philosophy and Ethics
4.00 GCSE Bitesize World Religions

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