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: CBBC: Batfink

: CBBC: Level Up

Sam and Mark have a 'go' at rhythmic gymnastics and find out why we blink, while gamer Naomi attends an fancy-dress street party.
Also on CBBC channel
Digital viewers can tune into gamers singing karaoke via the red button


Presenters: Sam and Mark

: CBeebies: LazyTown

Trixie and the gang learn how important it is not to break the rules.

: CBeebies: Big Cook Little Cook

Ben and Small make a bean salad for identical twins.

: The 12 Tasks of Asterix

Witty animated adventure.
Julius Caesar imposes 12 arduous labours on Asterix. The hero of the Gauls sets about the tasks, aided by sidekick Obelix and a magic potion brewed by the local druid priest. Review page 42. Director Rene Goscinny. Albert Uderzo
(1975, U)


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Director: Rene Goscinny.
Director: Albert Uderzo

: The Flying Gardener

Finding out which types of flora grow best intheCotswolds.

: The Daily Politics

Political news.

: Working Lunch

Business news with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: The Witness

: Death of a Scoundrel

Crime drama starring
George Sanders , Yvonne De Carlo and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Wealthy Clementi Sabourin is a man with many enemies - and all have cause to celebrate when he's found dead in a Park Avenue mansion. Review page 42.
Director Charles Martin (1956)


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Yvonne de Carlo
Unknown: Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Unknown: Clementi Sabourin
Director: Charles Martin

: Hands On Nature

Chris Packham spots dragonflies in East Anglia.


Unknown: Chris Packham

: Escape to the Country

City girl Helen Shaplick is on the hunt for a rural retreat in the Essex countryside.


Unknown: Helen Shaplick

: Ready Steady Cook

Will the cream rise to the top when Paul Rankin takes on Lesley Waters ? Recipes: Ceefax p560; www.bbcco.uk/food


Unknown: Paul Rankin
Unknown: Lesley Waters

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: Eggheads

More brainy contestants attempt to outwit the team of general knowledge experts.

: Flog It!

In Scarborough, the team are on the lookout for items to take to auction, while Paul Martin searches the local beaches for a piece of Whitby jet.
Series producer Peter Smith ; Executive producer Tom Ware
(Revised rpt)


Unknown: Paul Martin
Producer: Peter Smith
Producer: Tom Ware

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson , James May and Richard Hammond embark upon a caravanning holiday to Dorset, while the Stig teams up with the Toyota Formula One team to find out how fast a car can be driven indoors.
Brian Cox is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Shown on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: James May
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Brian Cox

: Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone

I 2/12. Back Street Mechanic. Assembled from scrap and cast offs from old mills and factories, Fred's garden was probably the finest working example of a steam-powered engineering workshop in the country. The mechanical and engineering skills he demonstrated in his garden combined with his ability to explain how things worked opened up the world of engineering history to a wider audience.
Director/Producer David Hall


Producer: David Hall

: University Challenge: the Professionals

4/8. Another first-round match, this time featuring a team of City bond brokers taking on a team from the Royal Astronomical Society for a place in the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman fires the questions.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels


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

: Excuse My French

New series 1/4. What do Esther Rantzen ,
Ron Atkinson and Marcus Brigstocke have in common? They would all love to speak French fluently. To help accomplish their dream the three celebs are packed off to rural Provence where they undergo a linguistic crash-course that bans them from speaking English for a month and forces them to interact with native speakers. The first week's challenges include telling a joke to complete strangers, and a taxing encounter with the French transport system.
Series producer Madeleine Hall ; Executive producer Jamie Simpson www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/excusemyfrench French Exchange looks at French people living in the UK at 11.20pm


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Ron Atkinson
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Madeleine Hall
Producer: Jamie Simpson

: Grumpy Old Holidays

1/4. Normal people are at their happiest on holidays, but for grumpy people, a holiday is just another of life's many disappointments. There's so much to depress you: the weather's never right; the hotel room's walls are too thin; and worst of all - there are hundreds of other holidaymakers all getting on your nerves. With contributions from, among others, Arthur Smith, Jenny Eclair, Nigel Slater, Sheila Hancock, Stuart Maconie, Rhona Cameron, Linda Robson and Stephanie Beacham.

Entertainment: Grumpy Old Holidays 10.00pm BBC2

Travel doesn't broaden the mind, according to these old grumblies, who have no problem venting their spleen on the subject of holidays: everything from the trauma of packing to the ritual of airport security checks and the horror that is other holiday-makers.
They're so vitriolic, you wonder why they bother trying to get away from it all - especially when there's a flight involved. Apart from Michael Winner, of course, because he recommends hiring your own jet (a mere £18,000 for a round trip to the south of France) or, on long-haul trips, "suffering bravely" in first class. Those of us in "cattle class" may prefer Jane Moore's suggestion that airlines should measure a traveller's bottom in the same way they measure their hand luggage to make sure it's not too big to fit on board. JR


Interviewee: Arthur Smith
Interviewee: Jenny Eclair
Interviewee: Nigel Slater
Interviewee: Sheila Hancock
Interviewee: Stuart Maconie
Interviewee: Rhona Cameron
Interviewee: Linda Robson
Interviewee: Stephanie Beacham
Producer: Judith Holder

: Newsnight

Presented by Emily Maitlis.


Presenter: Emily Maitlis

: French Exchange: BBC4 on BBC2

2/2. Profiles of some of the 300,000 French people who now make their home in Britain, making it the largest French expatriate group in Europe. (5)

: BBC News 24

(S - until 1am)

: BBC Learning Zone

General I nterest Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Homegrown Hollywood James King presents a night of short films from the best of Britain's emerging and established film-makers, including the Baftanominated Elephant Boy. Features strong language and scenes that may distress some viewers.

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