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Poppy meets a lady who lives in a bottle. (R)

7.20 Heathcliff and Marmaduke
A triple helping of comic cat and dog tales. (R)

7.45 Get Your Own Back
A plunge into gunge beckons for another unlucky adult. Presented by Dave Benson Philips. (R) (S)

8.15 Top Cat
There's a new, jazzy cat in town - can Top Cat trick him into leaving? (R)

8.35 Polka Dot Shorts
olkaroo wants a nap, but Humpty and Dumpty have other plans. (R)

8.45 Postman Pat
Greendale village wins an award. (R)


Presenter ("Get Your Own Back"):
Dave Benson Philips

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Tudor Life: Food: A Housewife's Story

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Educational programme for seven- to nine-year-olds. Looking at what people ate 450 years ago. Show more

Life Without Sex. Today's studio discussion is about celibacy.
Esther Rantzen's guests include magazine agony aunt Irma Kurtz , former boxing champion
Colin McMillan , and a married couple who say living without sex has brought them closer together.
(R) (S)


Irma Kurtz
Colin McMillan

Santana, the Bee Gees, Simply Red, the Temptations and the Human League are among the bands providing this week's archive performances. Hosted by Steve Wright.
Producer Mark Hagen (S) Repeated next Saturday
Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm


Steve Wright.
Mark Hagen

Regional Variations (2)

Stressed Eric

Series 2

Episode 3: Team

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Eric is on a work team-building exercise and is partnered with Alison who proves to be as useless in the forest as she is in the office.

The first in a new six-part cookery series, in which Ainsley Harriott aims to produce maximum flavour in minimum time. This week, a pistou pasta, roast onion and rocket salad and calamari, inspired by the cuisine of Italy.
See Choice.
(S) (W)
BBC Book: Ainsley Harriott's Gounnet Express now available, priced £16.99

[Photo caption] Harriott racing... to prepare fast and tasty food in the quick cuisine guide Ainsley's Gourmet Express

Food: Ainsley's Gourmet Express/Food and Drink 8.00pm/8.30pm BBC2
A positive feast for foodies tonight with a new series from Ainsley Harriott, old favourite Food and Drink, and the continuing delights of Nigella Bites on Channel 4. Ainsley's Gourmet Express is all about contemporary food, with the emphasis on speedy preparation. The newly revamped Food and Drink finds Antony Worrall Thompson preparing salmon en croute, one of the top ten British dishes according to RTs recent survey. Definitely a night to have dinner in front of the TV. (JR)

Beefing up the British palate - Food: page 37


Stuart Bateup
Series Producer:
Sara Kozak

Fast Show comedian Arabella Weir samples some of Oz Clarke's favourite wines, Liver Birds actress
Nerys Hughes visits schoolboy cook Andrew Nutter and Antony Worrall Thompson cooks salmon en croute. See Choice.
Executive producer Tim Hincks : Series producer Gloria Wood (S) WEBSITE:
Beefing up the British palate - Food: page 37


Arabella Weir
Nerys Hughes
Andrew Nutter
Antony Worrall Thompson
Tim Hincks

Falling in Love.... Again. Tonight's documentary focuses on mature people who refuse to see age as a barrier to romance. They include Olga, who had a holiday romance, 70-year-old David, who makes 56-year-old Lorna act like a "lovesick teenager", and Edna, who is having the time of her life with fellow sexagenarian Harry. See Choice.
Director Lorraine Charker ; Executive producer Lynn Alleway (S) (W)


Lorraine Charker
Lynn Alleway

Dexy's Midnight Runners brought cheerfulness to the charts with Come On Eileen, but their leader Kevin Rowland ran the band like a military organisation. He and former band colleagues look back on their stormy days of stardom.
Director Mike Connolly : Executive producer Mark Cooper (S) (W)


Kevin Rowland
Mike Connolly
Mark Cooper

Documentary series showcasing new directors.
Summat Else. Prostitutes turned poets are among the women working at the Doncaster Street Reach Project. The film charts the development and publication of their writing, guided by poet-in-residence Ian McMillan.
Director Marc Jobst : Series editor Peter Symes (S) (W) The series continues tomorrow at 11.20pm


Ian McMillan.
Marc Jobst
Peter Symes

The Chicken Roaster. A gift bought on the company's account could cost Elaine dear, while a restaurant's bright light keeps Kramer awake.
For cast see Tuesday Series continues tomorrow at 11.50pm (S)
Followed by Forty Eight Preludes and Fugues Nikolai Demidenko plays Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (Book 2, No 4) and Angela Hewitt plays the Prelude and Fugue in B major (Book 2, No 23). (S) (W)


Fugues Nikolai
Angela Hewitt

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Coming Home to Banaba (S)
1.00 Somewhere a Wall Came Dawn (S) 16135 1.30 Psychology in Action Understanding Violence (S)
Teenagers and Families 2.00 Living with Teenagers 2 - a look at youth crime.
Languages 4.00 Deutsch Plus (parts 1-4)
Work Essentials 5.00 Music and Performance-careers from DJ-ing to dancing.
Open University 6.00 Los Angeles: City of the Future? Ends
7.00am. (S)

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