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: CBeebies: Something Special

A focus on family.

: CBBC: Batfink

: CBBC: Smile

Morning mayhem, with Legend of the Dragon, Arthur, Yvon of the Yukon and Witch. With Barney Harwood, Kirsten O'Brien and Nev.
Also on CBBC channel


Presenter: Barney Harwood
Presenter: Kirsten O'Brien
Director: James Morgan
Producer: Toby Smith

: The Big Dig

10/10. The world's most costly potatoes are unearthed and there's a winning giant pumpkin. Producer Jon Woods ; Executive producer James Hunt


Producer: Jon Woods
Producer: James Hunt

: The Shaggy DA

Disney family comedy starring Dean Jones. A lawyer is in the running for district attorney, but an ancient ring changes him into a sheepdog. Review page 42. Director Robert Stevenson
(1976, U)


Unknown: Dean Jones.
Director: Robert Stevenson

: Sunday Grandstand

Presented by Clare Balding.
12.35 Boxing
Amateur boxing highlights from the European championships in Bulgaria. All England's gold medallists at Melbourne are contenders, while Scottish light-heavyweight Ken Anderson is a threat.

1.35 Racing
Three races from Ascot. The feature race is the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint, won last year by Corridor Creeper. Rishi Persad presents. Also online at [web address removed] (UK only)

2.50 Rugby League: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants
The Challenge Cup semi-final, at Bradford's Gratton Stadium (kick-off 3.00). The Rhinos lost by a single point last year and will be keen to earn a chance to banish those memories at Twickenham next month. Clare Balding hosts, with commentary by Ray French and Jonathan Davies.
VIDEO Plus+ code for Rugby League
2.50-5.00pm (non-PDC) Also online at [web address removed] (UK only)

5.00 1966: We Were There
A look back at England's World Cup triumph, exactly 40 years ago.
Producers (1966: We Were There) Gabrielle Cook and Stephen Lyle; Editor Ron Chakraborty


Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Ken Anderson
Unknown: Rishi Persad
Commentary By: Ray French
Unknown: Jonathan Davies.
Unknown: Gabrielle Cook
Unknown: Stephen Lyle
Editor: Ron Chakraborty

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Frank and Betty move house.
Writer Raymond Allen


Writer: Raymond Allen

: Natural World

The Monkey Prince. Kristin Scott Thomas narrates the tale of a young monkey whose life is torn apart when his father, the troop's king, is killed by a rival.
Producer Frederic Fougea ; Editor Michael Gunton


Unknown: Kristin Scott Thomas
Producer: Frederic Fougea
Editor: Michael Gunton

: Top of the Pops - the Final Countdown

The Rolling Stones get the show started, as they did 42 years ago, with archive footage of The Last Time. Spice Girls, Sonny and Cher, Wham!, Madonna, Take That, Beyonce and Coldplay are among highlights as the show bows out. Hosts include Sir Jimmy Savile , Tony Blackburn, Janice Long and Mike Read. Top of the Pops: the True Story is at 10pm.
Exclusive performances by Muse and Razorlight available via the red button on any BBC TV channel. Muse runs from 8pm tonight until midnight Sunday 6 August, while Razorlight runs until midnight Monday 31 July (some breaks in transmission on Freeview) Top Of The Pops Magazine: published monthly. £2.10 Our top Pops moments: page 51


Presenter: Sir Jimmy Savile
Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Presenter: Janice Long
Presenter: Mike Read
Producer: Sally Wood
Executive Producer: Mark Cooper

: Top Gear

8/8. It's the ultimate test for a white van driver: being a roadie for the Who. The challenge is part of Top Gear's end-of-term japery, as Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May go out in style - behind the wheels of their very own white vans. Ray Winstone is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, F1 pin-up Jenson Button tackles the Suzuki Liana and Richard Hammond tests the prototype Noble M15 supercar. Top Gear returns for a new series in autumn. Series producer Pat Doyle ; Executive producer Andy Wilman
Repeated on Tuesday at 7pm www.bbc.co.uk/topgear Top Gear Magazine: published monthly, E3.90


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: James May
Unknown: Ray Winstone
Unknown: Suzuki Liana
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Producer: Pat Doyle
Producer: Andy Wilman

: Tribe

3/3. A terrifying night-time crocodile hunt awaits. Explorer Bruce Parry concludes his three-month expedition through a remote valley in Ethiopia with a demanding stay with the Dassanech on the shores of Lake Turkana near the Kenyan border. Tribe returns for a third series next year.
Producer James Smith ; Series producer Steve Robinson


Unknown: Bruce Parry
Producer: James Smith
Producer: Steve Robinson

: Top of the Pops: the True Story

Robbie Williams features as presenters and stars get misty-eyed reminiscing. Plus archive performances from the good, the bad and the ugly. Contributors include Sir Jimmy Savile , Pan's
People, Robin Gibb , Noddy Holder, Blondie,
Holly Johnson , Suggs, Noel Gallagher and Kylie Minogue. Producers Elliot Johnson and Jeff Simpson
(Colour and BW) (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Sir Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Robin Gibb
Unknown: Holly Johnson
Unknown: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Elliot Johnson
Producers: Jeff Simpson

: Pan's People: Digging the Dancing Queens

A A lighthearted look at the dancers who lured male
[JUJI viewers to Top of the Pops in the 1970s. Where are
Flick Colby , Louise Clarke , Cherry Gillespie ,
Ruth Pearson , Babs Lord and Dee Dee Wilde now?
Director/Producer Paul Smith


Unknown: Flick Colby
Unknown: Louise Clarke
Unknown: Cherry Gillespie
Unknown: Ruth Pearson
Unknown: Babs Lord
Unknown: Dee Dee Wilde
Producer: Paul Smith

: Isn't She Great

Star-studded biopic recounting the vicissitudes of Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann 's life, with Bette Midler. Review page 42.
Director Andrew Bergman (1999, 15)


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann
Unknown: Bette Midler.
Director: Andrew Bergman
Jacqueline Susann: Bette Midler
Irving Mansfield: Nathan Lane
Fbrence Maybelle: Stodard Charming
Michael Hastings: David Hyde Pierce
Henry Marcus: John Cleese
Maury Manning: John Larroquette
Debbie: Amanda Peet
Tira Gropman: Sarah Jessica Parker

: BBC News 24

: BBC Learning Zone

Work Skills: Money Matters Repeats not indicated
2.00 Spend or Save? Curbing addiction to credit cards. 45948
3.00 Balance Your Books How to avoid debt. 24219 4.00 Deal with Debt Can a mum help get her daughter out of debt? 56306
5.00 Account for Yourself The skills required to prosper.

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