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10.30 Watch: Famous People - Louis Braille
(ages 5-7) (Subtitled)

10.45 Zig Zag: Village, Town and City: Our Land
(ages 7-9) (Subtitled)

11.05 Job Bank: Environmental Protection Officer
(ages 14-16) (Subtitled)

11.15 Landmarks: Portrait of Europe: Southern Spain
(ages 9-12) (Subtitled)

11.35 Landmarks: Portrait of Europe: the Rhine in Germany
(ages 9-12)

12.00 Primary Preview: 1999/2000 Highlights
(all ages)

Bob Langley and his team go birdwatching on the famous Scottish golf course of St Andrews, while Bill Oddie profiles a selection of the unusual bird species that live in this part of Scotland.
(Repeat)
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Contributors

Presenter:
Bob Langley
Presenter:
Bill Oddie
Producer:
Michael Murphy

Sue Barker introduces coverage of the second day's action from Queen's Club, London, as this grass-court tournament celebrates its 21st year. Commentary is provided by Barry Davies, John Barrett, David Mercer, Pat Cash, Mark Cox, Chris Bailey and Peter Fleming.
(Digital widescreen)

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Barker
Commentary:
Barry Davies
Commentary:
John Barrett
Commentary:
David Mercer
Commentary:
Pat Cash
Commentary:
Mark Cox
Commentary:
Chris Bailey
Commentary:
Peter Fleming.

Jamie Theakston chats to the Chemical Brothers, while Jayne Middlemiss talks to new band S Club 7, stars of the BBC1 children's programme Miami 7.
(Digital widescreen)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jamie Theakston
Presenter:
Jayne Middlemiss
Interviewees:
The Chemical Brothers
Interviewees:
S Club 7
Producer:
Jo Pilkington
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper

American Thomas Studebaker, the competition's first-ever Heldentenor, lines up alongside Isabelle Cals, Johan Reuter, Isabella Sacco and Armando Gama in the second round.
The contestants will be accompanied by pianist Phillip Thomas and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Round three is tomorrow at 11.15pm.
(Digital widescreen)

Contributors

Heldentenor:
Thomas Studebaker
Singer:
Isabelle Cals
Singer:
Johan Reuter
Singer:
Isabella Sacco
Singer:
Armando Gama
Pianist:
Phillip Thomas
Musicians:
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Director:
Lucie Donahue
Director:
Robin Lough
Producer:
Gwawr Owen

BBC South East provides the latest in the series featuring documentaries shown by the BBC nations and regions.
The helicopter crash that killed Chelsea FC vice-chairman Matthew Harding in 1996 was just one of 45 fatal crashes in the last ten years.
This film looks at safety measures and probes claims that industry regulations do not go far enough.
(Postponed from 18 May)

Contributors

Producer:
Geoff Griffiths
Executive Producer:
John Samson

The last in the series with "Big" Kevin Belton, head chef at the New Orleans School of Cookery, and Can't Cook Won't Cook favourite "Little" Kevin Woodford.

The odd couple visit Scotland, where they track down lobster and scallops, then proceed to Nova Scotia, Canada, where Belton takes his English colleague fly-fishing. Culinary delights include molasses cake and a dish combining fresh salmon with wild apples.
(Digital widescreen)
See Food: page 42

Contributors

Presenter/Chef:
Kevin Woodford
Presenter/Chef:
Kevin Belton
Executive Producer:
Donna Taberer
Series Producer:
Andrew Fettis

The documentary series continues by capturing the clash between the austerity of a Chinese monastery and the modern world's market forces as it charts the progress of two paying students at the kung fu school run by Buddhist monk De Yang.
See today's choices.
(Digital widescreen)

Red for danger: two devotees from the Shaolin monastery in China train Under the Sun in the art of kung fu

Under the Sun 9.30pm BBC2

Kung fu has fuelled countless fictional films and TV series, but this is an insight into the real thing with some incredible demonstrations of inner strength. The Buddhist monks of the Shaolin monastery have practised kung fu for 1,500 years and this fascinating film shows the state of their martial art in contemporary China.
There is an impressive stillness about the master De Yang, who runs a thriving school for aspiring martial artists. We follow new students and a monk, Li Hong Kui, the master's would-be disciple.
This is a straightforward portrait showing the collision of Buddhism with market Communism. With its garden of pagodas and mythic status as the home of kung fu, the Shaolin monastery is one of China's top tourist attractions. Here, it seems Buddhism is acceptable to the authorities, as long as it pays its own way.

Contributors

Subject:
De Yang
Subject:
Li Hong Kui
Producer:
Leslie Woodhead

Monologues about the African-Caribbean experience in the UK.

When Curly Pike's beloved fifties record collection goes missing, he suspects that his son is involved.
(Repeat)
(There is another episode from the series on Thursday at 7.20pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Michael Abbensetts
Producer:
Paulette Randall
Director:
Kole Onile-Ere

The magazine show for the gay and lesbian community returns for an eight-part series, presented by Rhona Cameron and Richard Fairbrass.
Tonight's features include gay couples searching for wedded bliss, plus pop diva Lulu performing live in the studio, and Changing Rooms star "Handy" Andy Kane, who has recorded his first single.
(Digital widescreen) (Subtitled)
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Presenter:
Rhona Cameron
Presenter:
Richard Fairbrass
Singer:
null Lulu
Guest:
Andy Kane
Director:
Stuart MacDonald
Series Editor:
Nick Thorogood

(Repeats are not indicated)

Open University
12.30 A Matter of Resource
1.20 Open Late-Technology
1.30 Energy from Waste

Schools
2.00 Science

Languages
4.00 The French Experience 2: 5-8

Business and Training
5.00 Career Moves

Open University
5.45 The Founding of the Royal Society
6.10 Evaluating Pre-school Education
6.35-7.00am Statistical Sciences

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