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: CBeebies: Teletubbies

Followed by CBeebies Birthdays

: CBBC: Batfink

Double bill. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Legend of the Dragon

Xuan Chi goes on a quest. (R) (S)

: CBBC: Smile

Featuring Arthur, Jakers!, Even Stevens and BB3B.


Director: Michael Kerrigan
Producer: Louise Corbett

: Tiger Bay

Thriller, the first in a double bill of films from John and Hayley Mills. A Polish sailor on leave in Cardiff murders his unfaithful girlfriend. A lonely young girl witnesses the killing and takes the gun to impress her playmates, leading to a strange friendship between the girl and the gunman as the duo go on the run.
Review page 43 (1959, PG) (BW)


Director: J Lee Thompson
Gillie: Hayley Mills
Supt. Graham: John Mills

: Sky West and Crooked

Rural romantic drama directed by John Mills, starring Hayley Mills and Ian McShane. A 17-year-old girl dealing with an alcoholic mother and the contempt of a local farmer who blames her for his son's death, is befriended by a boy travelling through town in a gypsy caravan.
Review page 43 (1965)
The British Film season continues with Educating Rita at 9pm


Director: John Mills
Brydie White: Hayley Mills
Roibin: Ian McShane

: Rugby Union

Highlights from England v Wales, the first match of both teams' summer internationals at Twickenham. After a run of bad form, Brian Ashton's England could do with a confidence boost ahead of the World Cup.


Coach (England): Brian Ashton

: Golf

Coverage from St Andrews of the final round in the last of this year's women's Majors - the British Open. Will a British player walk off with the title? Hazel Irvine presents.
Subsequent programmes may run late or change


Presenter: Hazel Irvine

: A Wild Cairngorms Winter

The Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands are one of the wildest places in the UK, but climate change threatens the future of these spectacular snow-capped mountains and their unique wildlife. (R) (S)

: Ganges: 1/3: Daughter of the Mountains

Showing as part of the India and Pakistan 07 season, this is the extraordinary story of the great river and its influence on the Indian subcontinent.

A journey to the source of the Ganges in the Himalayas unearths deep gorges, lush forests and flower-filled valleys, and brings encounters with wildlife ranging from elusive snow leopards to black bears and monkeys.
Shown last Friday
The India and Pakistan 07 season continues tomorrow on Radio 4 at 10.45am with episode six of the drama Q&A, and on BBC2 at 9pm with India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

: Equator: 1/3: Africa

Author and broadcaster Simon Reeve embarks on a journey around the Earth's equator, beginning in Africa. En route he visits Gabon - an oil-rich nation that once had the world's highest per-capita consumption of champagne. But the high life is soon forgotten when Simon and his team are abandoned by their drivers in a rainforest.


Presenter: Simon Reeve
Director/Producer: Sophie Todd

: Top Gear Winter Olympics Special

The team hit the slopes in Norway, where they attempt a variety of Olympic events - in cars, of course. In a world first, a rocket-powered Mini is fired off a ski jump, Jeremy and James tackle the biathlon with the latest 4x4s, Richard stages a game of car ice hockey, and the Jaguar XK races head to head with a speed skater.


Series producer: Gary Broadhurst
Executive producer: Andy Wilman

: Educating Rita

Willy Russell's award-winning comedy drama starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. When working-class 26-year-old hairdresser Rita White turns up at Frank Bryant's Open University literature course demanding to be "educated", she begins a journey that changes her life.
Film of the Day: page 43 (1983, 15)
The British film season continues with Hungry Hill, tomorrow at 12noon


Writer: Willy Russell
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Dr Frank Bryant: Michael Calne
Rita Susan White: Julie Walters
Brian: Michael Williams
Trish: Maureen Lipman
Julia: Jeananne Crowley
Denny: Malcolm Douglas
Rita's father: Godfrey Quigley
Elaine: Dearbhla Molloy
Bursar: Pat Daly
Collins: Kim Fortune
Tiger: Philip Hurdwood
Lesley: Hilary Reynolds
Price: Jack Walsh
Professor: Christopher Casson
Denise: Rosamund Burton
Marcus: Marcus O'Higgins
Disco manager: Mark Drew

: TV Junkie

When all-American boy Rick Kirkham got his first video camera at the age of 14, he assiduously began documenting every aspect of his life. But, as this Storyville documentary shows, in addition to filming Rick's eventual marriage and success as a TV correspondent, his trusty camcorder also captured its owner's dark descent into drug addiction.


Subject: Rick Kirkham
Director: Michael Cain
Series editor: Nick Fraser

: Heroes: 3/23: One Giant Leap

Claire attempts to maintain a normal life after a date takes a tragic turn. Hiro convinces his friend they must travel to America in order to save the world.

Shown last Wednesday
For cast see Wednesday (HD)
Download the podcast of BBC 7's Saturday fan forum show at [web address removed]

: Farscape

Series three.
15/22: Infinite Possibilities: 2/2
Jack fears Scorpius may have taken over Crichton's mind.

1.45 16/22: Revenging Angel
A mysterious vessel emits a huge energy pulse which activates Moya's self-destruct sequence.

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