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: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: The Mysti Show

A compilation featuring the sassy half-human, half-fairy. A new series starts tomorrow at 7.35am. (Revised repeat)

: CBBC: SMart

: CBeebies: Pingu

Bedtime play.

: The Future Is Wild

Computer graphics bring to life creatures like silver spiders and great blue windrunners. (5) Followed by The Witness

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
10.30 BBC Primary Geography
(ages 7-11) Using the Land

: Around Scotland

(ages 10-12)
6415501 11.00 What? Where?
When? Why? (ages 6-7)

: Words and Pictures

6-7) Double bill. 803704 11.45 Watch (ages 5-7)

: The Daily Politics

Political news. Gordon Brown's pre-budget report is 3.25pm. (S)

: Working Lunch

Business with Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Schools programmes

Repeats are not indicated
1.00 Maths Channel (10-11)

: The Locket

film noir starring Laraine Day and Robert Mitchum.
John Willis is about to exchange vows with his bride when a visitor reveals Nancy isn't as sweet as she appears. Review page 58.
Director John Brahm (1946) (BW) (


Unknown: Laraine Day
Unknown: Robert Mitchum.
Unknown: John Willis
Director: John Brahm

: Hands On Nature

6/10. Chris Packham seeks out snakes and lizards.
Janet Sumner is on the trail of a golden eagle in the Lake District.


Unknown: Chris Packham
Unknown: Janet Sumner

: The Chancellor's Pre-Budget Report

Live coverage of Gordon Brown's report to the Commons. Hosted by Andrew Neil and Jenny Scott, with reaction from the City and around the country and analysis by political editor Nick Robinson.


Director: Claire Bellis
Editor: Jamie Donald

: Ready Steady Cook

Culinary chalenge.

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Eggheads

Quiz champs Judith Keppel , Chris Hughes and Kevin Ashman face aspiring amateurs in the daily general knowledge challenge. With Dermot Murnaghan.
Producer Tessa McHugh ; Exec producers Gail Sloan , David Young Are you an Egghead?: page


Unknown: Judith Keppel
Unknown: Chris Hughes
Unknown: Kevin Ashman
Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan.
Producer: Tessa McHugh
Producers: Gail Sloan
Producers: David Young

: Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two

Claudia Winkleman discusses the fallout from last
Saturday's show and talks to another disappointed pair. Director Ivan Youlden ; Producer Nick Horsley www.bbc.co.uk/strictlycomedancing


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Director: Ivan Youlden
Producer: Nick Horsley

: Dickens in America

3/4. Pistols, Preachers and Prisons. In the company of cowboys, Miriam Margolyes follows the author's footsteps along the Ohio river to Louisville, Kentucky, where she attends the famous Derby. She also meets a pistol-toting Christian minister, visits the women inmates at the penitentiary and tours Virginia's tobacco factories. The series concludes 19 December.
Director Sarah Howitt ; Producer Richard Shaw
Revised repeats from BBC4 Charles Dickens 's David Copperfield begins at 7.45pm on BBC Radio 4; part 12 of Bleak House is on Thursday at 8pm on BBC1; Oliver Twist continues on Friday at 9.15pm on BBC Radio 2


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Director: Sarah Howitt
Producer: Richard Shaw
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: David Copperfield

: Dubai Dreams

6/6. Workers. The proliferation of building construction in the sheikhdom has created a demand for hundreds of thousands of workers. Partners Younis Amiri and Mr Chacko manage a recruitment agency that trawls the globe. They are, however, the good guys. Other bureaus charge a substantial fee in a country that has no unions, no minimum wage and few workers' rights. Narrated by Christopher Eccieston.
Director Ann Lalic ; Series producer Miranda Steed


Unknown: Younis Amiri
Unknown: Mr Chacko
Unknown: Christopher Eccieston.
Director: Ann Lalic
Producer: Miranda Steed

: University Challenge

Churchill College, Cambridge, take on York University. Host Jeremy Paxman hurries the teams along.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Irene Daniels

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

English folk singer Kathryn Williams , Radio 1 DJ Nihal Arthanayake , Australian comedian Adam Hills and the evergreen Tony Blackburn join captains Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus and sardonic host Mark Lamarr.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Lucy Clarke Rptd Saturday Phill Jupitus on Antony and the Johnsons: page 44


Singer: Kathryn Williams
Unknown: Nihal Arthanayake
Unknown: Adam Hills
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: Broken News

6/6. Hijack. Reports emerge of an apparent hijack of an American passenger flight bound for Amsterdam.
Writers John Morton and Tony Roche ; Director John Morton
Producer Paul Schlesinger www.bbc.co.uk/brokennews


Unknown: John Morton
Unknown: Tony Roche
Director: John Morton
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Melanie Bellamy: Indira Varma
Richard Pritchard: Duncan Duff
Kevin Peters: James Howard
Gary Mills: Kevin Day
Russ: Phil Nice
Katie Tate: Sharon Horgan
Will Parker: Benedict Cumberbatch
Ben Black: Timothy Bentinck
Adam Lockwood: Steve Toussaint
Frances Walsh: Clare Wllle
Anthony Markovitz: Colin Stinton
Joe Reed: Tom Goodman-Hill

: Have I Got News for You

7/9. More satirical sideswipes and esoteric guest publications. With Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.
Shown last Friday on BBC1


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Newsnight

Presented by Kirsty Wark.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Peter Barron

: In Search of Shakespeare

4/4. For All Time. How the Gunpowder Plot of inspired the Bard to write Macbeth. Plus his strange beguest to wife Anne. Presented by Michael Wood. Producer Rebecca Dobbs


Presented By: Michael Wood.
Producer: Rebecca Dobbs

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Languages and Travel Repeats are not indicated
1.00 Real Chinese Beginner's Mandarin guide. In-vision subtitles. 243308 3.30 China Close Up Chinese people living through a time of change. In-vision subtitles.

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