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: CBeebies: The Story Makers

Jelly has a dislike of water.

: CBBC: Tom

The dinosaur has adventures during carnival in Rio.

: CBBC: Clutter Nutters

Two cousins go head-to-head.

: CBBC: The Cramp Twins

Followed by Roar

: CBeebies: Bob the Builder: Project Build It

Spud has a lesson in just how useful cork can be. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Something Special

Mr Tumble wakes the baby. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Numberjacks

The Shape Japer causes havoc. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Boogie Beebies

The cup-cake routine. (R) (S)

: CBeebies: Toddworld

Todd's friends think something is wrong.

: Schools programmes

(Repeats are not indicated)

10.30 Look and Read: Spywatch: Sent Away
(ages 7-9)

10.50 Words and Pictures: Fun with Phonics: Programme 7
(ages 6-7)

11.20 Look and Read: Spelling with the Spellits Year 3/4: Programme 1
(ages 7-9)

11.40 BBC Primary Geography: France - Paris
(ages 9-11)

11.50 Focus: Difference and Discrimination: Programme 1
(ages 7-11)

: The Daily Politics

Parliamentary proceedings.
Presented by Andrew Neil and Jenny Scott.


Presenter: Andrew Neil
Presenter: Jenny Scott

: Working Lunch

Business news. Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw present.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Presenter: Adam Shaw

: World Darts

Action from yesterday's concluding second-round matches at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey. Presented by Ray Stubbs , with commentary from David Croft , Tony Green and John Part. Also online at www.bbc.co.uk/sport (UK only) 0 Digital viewers can watch uninterrupted live coverage from Frimley Green between 6pm and the end of play


Presented By: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Tony Green
Unknown: John Part.

: Ready Steady Cook

Phil Vickery and Nick Nairn battle it out in the culinary challenge.
Ainsley Harriott hosts.


Unknown: Phil Vickery
Unknown: Nick Nairn

: Weakest Link

Caustic quiz.

: World Darts

Live coverage of the first quarter-final from the Lakeside Country Club. Presenter Ray Stubbs is joined by Bobby George in the studio. Also online at www.bbc.co.uk/sport (UK only)
Digital viewers can watch uninterrupted live coverage from
Frimley Green between 6pm and the end of play


Presenter: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Bobby George

: Did They Pay Off Their Mortgage in Two Years?

1/6. Rene Carayol updates the stories of householders from across the country who took on the challenge of paying off their mortgage in 24 months. Two years ago Dan, a self-employed blacksmith, and his partner Lucy were struggling to meet the monthly repayments on their small cottage in St Ives, Cornwall. Have they managed to clear their debts so they can indulge their real passion in life - surfing?
The Inside Story: page 94

The Inside Story
"It's really extreme trying to pay off a mortgage in two years instead of 25," says presenter Rene Carayol (right), who reports back on how well eight householders have done in Did They Pay Off Their Mortgage in Two Years? (7.30pm BBC2). "I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. For one thing, singles can't do it. You need the support of a partner. Even then, boy, is it hard work!" And the results as the deadline approaches? "I'm sure two couples will make it," says Carayol. "But my guess is that none of these people will go back to their old consumer ways."


Presenter: Rene Carayol
Director: Jamie Mason
Producer: Jamie Mason

: Bill Oddie Back in the USA: New York

1/6. Better known for his acquaintance with badgers, birds and other denizens of Britain's back gardens, the wildlife presenter takes a different trip with a look at the music, culture and natural history of America. Forty-three years ago Bill toured the States with John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor, but he had no chance to admire the US wildlife. As he attempts to rectify that, his journey begins in New York, where he stumbles upon bin-raiding raccoons and a pair of red-tailed hawks.
Repeated next Monday
Bill Oddie answers One Final Question: page


Presenter: Bill Oddie
Series Producer: Nigel Pope
Executive Producer: Fiona Pitcher

: The Truth about Food: How to Be Healthy

1/6. Five hundred volunteers and a team of celebrities cook up 40 intriguing experiments to explore how what we eat can changes our lives.

Fiona Bruce joins nine fast-food junkies placed under a strict regime at Paignton Zoo - following a gorilla's diet of raw fruit and vegetables. She also meets two truckers who swallow an unusual pill to get them moving, and learns all about good and bad bacteria from some cowboys.
The good food guide, plus book offer: page 21

Health: The Truth about Food 9.00pm BBC2
This gimmicky new series is notable for the contributions of its presenter, newsreader Fiona Bruce, who reveals herself to be a gigglesome thing with a jaunty sense of humour. And doubtless many of Fiona's male fans will just love hearing her talk rather coquettishly about erections.
The Truth about Food is yet another of those vaguely finger-wagging shows that purports to tell us what we should and should not be eating. It's almost terrifyingly light-hearted, and full of weird experiments. For instance, volunteers live in a zoo and eat like apes for a week to see if their cholesterol levels are reduced. And two game chaps talk about their sexual problems, with gratuitous, but quite funny, illustration from the naughty Cerne Abbas man. (Alison Graham)

The good food guide: page 21


Presenter: Fiona Bruce
Director/Producer: Gideon Bradshaw

: Mock the Week

New series 1/6. Dara O'Briain hosts the topical comedy quiz, with regulars Hugh Dennis and Frankie Boyle. Peep Show's David Mitchell , comedian and writer Andy Parsons and stand-up comedians Russell Howard and Mark Watson guest. Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Mark Leveson
Repeated on Saturday Dara O'Briain 's big break: page 32


Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Frankie Boyle.
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Mark Watson
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Mark Leveson
Unknown: Dara O'Briain

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: World Darts

Ray Stubbs introduces action from tonight's opening quarter-finals. Commentary by David Croft , Tony Green and John Part.


Introduces: Ray Stubbs
Commentary By: David Croft
Commentary By: Tony Green
Commentary By: John Part.

: World Darts Extra

Highlights of a quarter-final match from Frimley Green. Digital viewers can access live statistics for the one-day cricket international between England and Australia, between 3.00am tonight and 11.00am tomorrow morning

: BBC Learning Zone

[web address removed]
(Repeats are not indicated)

2.00 PSHE Race - Changing Attitudes
Prejudices at the forefront of racism today.

Followed by Race: Division or Diversity
Moving to a new country.

4.00 History/PSHE: The First Black Britons
The story of the West India Regiment.

Followed by Hidden History
Profile of the Jamaican-born nurse

Then Spit Game
Preconception, judgement and racism.

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