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Ends 10.55.

Open a Door
Stories from around the world. Today, the Philippines.
Repeated at 1pm (S)

7.05 Playdays
Why Bird's shop sells lots of sticky things. (R)

7.25 Inch-High Private Eye
Animated action with the diminutive detective. (R)

7.50 Get Your Own Back
The messy game show. (R) (S) (W)

8.15 Tom and Jerry Kids
Cartoon cat-and-mouse capers. (R)

8.35 Polka Dot Shorts
Animated fun with Polkaroo. (R)

8.45 Postman Pat
Katy Pottage's doll goes missing. (R)

9.00 Noddy in Toyland
Truman cannot get to sleep.

9.30 Little Bear
Animated tales with the inquisitive cub. (R)

9.55 Funnybones
Animated fun. Big, Little and Dog go on a ghost train. Repeated at 1.05pm (R)

10.00 Teletubbies: Dry Stone Wall
Some children help to mend a wall. (R) (S)

10.30 Tweenies: Don't Like That
Fizz doesn't like the food Max has chosen for a picnic. (S) (W)
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10.50 Pingu
Animated adventures. Pingu goes to hospital. (R)

Drama starring Henry Fonda and Susan Strasberg. Aspiring Broadway actress Eva Lovelace seeks her fortune in New York.
Director Sidney Lumet (1958)
(S) Films: pp 50-55 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Fonda
Unknown:
Susan Strasberg.
Unknown:
Eva Lovelace
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Lewis Easton:
Henry Fonda
Eva Lovelace:
Susan Strasberg
Rita Vernon:
Joan Greenwood
Robert Hedges:
Herbert Marshall
Joe Sheridan:
Christopher Plummer

Musical biography telling the life story of composer Jerome Kern , featuring a host of stars singing his most popular songs.
Director Richard Whorf (1946, U)
(S) Films: pp 50-55 ****

Contributors

Unknown:
Jerome Kern
Director:
Richard Whorf
Jerome Kern:
Robert Walker
James I Hessler:
Van Heflin
Marilyn Miller:
Judy Garland
Sally:
Lucille Bremer
Oscar Hammerstein ll:
Paul Langton
Mrs Jerome Kern:
Dorothy Patrick
Mrs Muller:
Mary Nash

Is Competition Healthy? Sports stars discuss whether winning is their sole motivation. Guests include heavyweight boxer Julius Francis and round-the-world yachtswoman Tracey Edwards. Producer Graham Cooper
Editor Patsy Newey (R) (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Julius Francis
Unknown:
Tracey Edwards.
Producer:
Graham Cooper
Editor:
Patsy Newey

Carrying the Burden. Every year some 125,000 tourists go trekking in the Himalayas, but Nepalese porters can pay a heavy price for carrying the baggage. Sankha Guha talks to porters who have suffered frostbite, hypothermia and altitude sickness in freezing conditions. Contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.
Producer Sangita Manandhar ; Series producer Sunandan Walia (S) (W)

Contributors

Talks:
Sankha Guha
Producer:
Sangita Manandhar
Producer:
Sunandan Walia

First in a new series of the academic quiz. The universities of Hull and Edinburgh contest the opening match and, as usual, Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. See Choice.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwynn (S) (W)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Paxman
Director:
Tracey Rooney
Producer:
Peter Gwynn

First in a rerun for Delia Smith 's second, ten-part back-to-basics cookery guide. Tonight, essential ingredients to stock a store cupboard. Continues Wednesday at 8pm.
Director Philip Bonham Carter ; Executive producer David Willcock (R) (S) BBC BOOK: De//a How to Cook - Book Two, available from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Delia Smith
Director:
Philip Bonham Carter
Producer:
David Willcock

Mark Lamarr and guests, comedian Mark Steel and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell , discuss political correctness and personal freedom. Last in the series.
Director John L Spencer ; Series producer Richard Wilson
Postponed from 31 August (S) (W) 20013 ;

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lamarr
Unknown:
Mark Steel
Unknown:
Peter Tatchell
Director:
John L Spencer
Producer:
Richard Wilson

With Kirsty Wark. Including at 1.00 News headlines.
Editor Sian Kevill (S)
Followed by When I Grow Up Young people from around the world talk about their hopes for the future. (S) :

Contributors

Unknown:
Kirsty Wark.
Editor:
Sian Kevill

Fifth in a ten-part drama set on Glasgow's high-octane club scene. Bizarre events have ramifications for Sandra and Jack. Contains strong language and adult material.
Written by Jimmy Murphy ; Producer Robbie Allen ; Director Caroline Paterson Repeated on Friday at 12.55am (S) (W)

Contributors

Written By:
Jimmy Murphy
Producer:
Robbie Allen
Director:
Caroline Paterson
Sandra:
Mandy Matthews
Jack:
Paul Thomas Hickey
Ryan:
David Paisley
Lewis:
Stevie Allen
Brady:
Steven Duffy
Coutts:
Stuart Sinclair Blyth
Teresa:
Dawn Steele
Lex:
Kate Dickie
Cameron:
Ronnie Simon
Colin:
Paul Samson
Stella:
Jim Twaddale
Connor Doyle:
Andrew Flannagan
Marie:
Patricia Ross
Frank:
Laurie Ventry
Susan:
Joanna MacLeod
Granny Doyle:
Kay Gallie
Darren Hope:
Frank Gallagher
Jacqueline:
Barbara Rafferty

The US comedy series starring Jerry Seinfeld returns for the first offivenightly episodes this week.
The Foundation. Elaine takes over after Peterman quits j and leaves her to run the business. See Choice. j For cast see Friday Series continues tomorrow at 12.05am (S)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jerry Seinfeld

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 The Spanish Chapel, Florence (S)
1.00 Wendepunkte 31853 1.30 Jazz, Ragga and Synthesisers (S)
Teenagers and Families 2.00 Living with Teenagers 2 Languages 4.00 Suenos World Spanish (parts 1-4) Work Essentials 5.00 Skills for Work
Open University 6.00 Chardin and the Still Life (S) 92389 6.30 Ouverture Dimanche en Anjou Ends 7.00am.

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