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: CBBC: The Stables: 8/10

Can a horse whisperer help Gem?

: CBBC: Really Wild Show

Baboons and chimpanzees.

: CBeebies: Pingu

A flat balloon.

: CBeebies: Clifford's Puppy Days

Nina writes a play.

: The Flying Gardener

Horticultural tips.

: Bob Hope: the Road to the Top

The story of the comedy king's passage from childhood in south London to vaudeville stardom, performing for US troops and making over 50 movies. Whoopi Goldberg narrates. Bob Hope stars in The Paleface tomorrow at Ipm


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Bob Hope

: Archbishop for York

The Right Reverend
Dr John Sentamu is inaugurated as the 97th Archbishop of York and the Church of England's first black archbishop. Shown live from York Minster, the service is led by the Dean of York, the Very Rev Keith Jones. Jane Little sets the scene. Director David Kremer
Producer Hugh Faupel


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu
Unknown: Keith Jones.
Unknown: Jane Little
Director: David Kremer
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Working Lunch

Analysis of the Turner Commission report into pensions.

: Perfect Holiday

A dream trip to Orlando and St
Pete Beach in Florida.

: Garden Invaders

An oval lawn and decking add interest to a boring garden.

: Hands On Nature

3/10. Whafe-watching off the Scottish coast and Britain's top spots for rockpooling.

: Uncharted Territory

3/10. With its tropical forests and white sandy beaches, it's easy to see why British house-hunters are attracted to Belize.

: Ready Steady Cook

Antony Worrall Thompson and Tony Tobin stir it up. (5) RECIPES: Ceefax p560; www.bbc.co.uk/food


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Tony Tobin

: Weakest Link

Acid-tongued quiz.

: Eggheads

A fresh challenge for the quiz-show brainiacs.

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

All the news, gossip and backstage action. (5)

: Mechannibals

6/8. "If you can paint a house, you can paint a woman's face": one team's somewhat brutish claim results in a scary-looking make-up applicator fashioned from pistons and pipes, while their rivals opt for the gentle caresses of powdered rollers and glittery balloons.
Producer Mike McDowall ; Executive producer Hamish Barbour


Producer: Mike McDowall
Producer: Hamish Barbour

: Rough Science

5/6. Before exploring a dank abandoned mine, the scientists are challenged to design a hand-powered light source, a flammable-gas detector and a device for detecting radiation. With Kate Humble.
Directors Finola Lang , Chris Riley ; Series producer Nathan Williams www.open2.net/roughscience BBC MAGAZINE: focus, E325 monthly. New issue on sale 24 November


Unknown: Kate Humble.
Directors: Finola Lang
Directors: Chris Riley
Producer: Nathan Williams

: Natural World

Flying with Condors. The best place to study an animal is in its natural habitat, but that poses logistical problems when dealing with condors in the Patagonian Andes. These majestic birds with a 10ft wingspan are nature's most accomplished gliders. Enter world champion hang-glider and paraglider Judy Leden , who risks personal injury to fly with the lords of the South American skies. Sean Pertwee narrates. Director Richard Matthews ; Series editor Tim Martin
Repeated next Sunday www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Judy Leden
Unknown: Sean Pertwee
Director: Richard Matthews
Editor: Tim Martin

: Squirrel Island

A thriving colony of endangered red squirrels on Brownsea Island off Poole, Dorset.
Producer Robert Yeoman ; Series producer Wendy Darke


Producer: Robert Yeoman
Producer: Wendy Darke

: Rome

5/11. As the balance of power swings unexpectedly in favour of Pompey, Mark Antony must decide whether to remain loyal to Caesar. With violence, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
Writers Bruno Heller , John Milius ; Producer Frank Doelger ; Director Alan Poul Rptd next Sun BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/rome James Purefoy stars in Jilting Joe on Friday at 12.40am
BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE: the December issue looks at Rome. On sale 29 November, priced E3.40 The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Mark Antony
Unknown: Bruno Heller
Unknown: John Milius
Producer: Frank Doelger
Director: Alan Poul Rptd
Unknown: James Purefoy
Julius Caesar: Ciaran Hinds
Mark Antony: James Purefoy
Lucius Vorenus: Kevin McKidd
Titus Pullo: Ray Stevenson
Atia of the Julii: Polly Walker
Pompey Magnus: Kenneth Cranham
Servilia: Lindsay Duncan
Marcus Junius Brutus: Tobias Menzies
Octavia of the Julii: Kerry Condon
Niobe: Indira Varma
Gaius Octavian: Max Pirkis
Timon: Lee Boardman
Posca: Nicholas Woodeson
Eleni: Suzanne Bertish
Lyde: Esther Hall
Eirene: Chiara Mastalli
Clarissa: Anna Francolini
Vorenna the Elder: Coral Amiga

: Scandal

5/8. Death on the Rock to Irangate. The SAS killing of three IRA terrorists in Gibraltar and the sale of arms to Iran by Ronald Reagan 's administration.
Producer Liam Carroll ; Exec producer Caroline Wright


Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Producer: Liam Carroll
Producer: Caroline Wright

: What the Romans Did for Us

Land. Intensive farming. Producers Simon Baker and Catrine Clay


Producers: Simon Baker

: Newsnight

Hosted by Jeremy Paxman. (5)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Art Safari: BBC4 on BBC2

New series 1/4. Is It an Ism? Trouble looms on this tour of the contemporary art world as Ben Lewis explores the perplexing theories of Relationism.
11.50 2/4. Get a Head in the Art World. A profile of the art world's court jester - sculptor Maurizio Cattelan. Director Ben Lewis ; Series producer Anna-Claire SchrBder


Unknown: Ben Lewis
Unknown: Maurizio Cattelan.
Director: Ben Lewis

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Schools Repeats not indicated
2.00 Blast Takes Over Aspiring programme-makers showcase their final films. 75772 4.00 Science Zone Applying science in the wider world.

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