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There's a gardening competition today and a princess is coming to judge it. (R) (S)

7.20 C Bear and Jamal
Adventure with the stuffed toy who comes alive only for Jamal. (R) (S)

7.45 Ukool
Gerard McCabe and Ashley Mulheron meet some of the country's top BMX talents and the team light up the streets of Brighton with eye-catching neon clothes. Shown yesterday at 5pm on BBC1 (S) (W)

8.10 Monster Rancher
Holly is kidnapped by Moo. (R) (S)

8.35 Animorphs
Jake is kept under close watch after he falls into a Yeerk pool. (R) (S)


Presenter (Ukool):
Gerard McCabe
Presenter (Ukool):
Ashley Mulheron

Drama. A novelist looks back on her childhood and her Norwegian-American family life in San Francisco, dominated by wise, practical and indomitable Mama Hanson.
Review page 55. (1948. U) (S) (BW) ****

3.20 News; Regional News (Digital: UK Today) Weather (S) (W)


George Stevens
Irene Dunne
Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris:
Oscar Homolka
Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde:
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thorkelson:
Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson:
Rudy Vallee
Jessie Brown:
Barbara O'Neil

Steve Wright presents this week's trawl through the nation's memory banks, which finds archive performances from Madonna, Elvis Presley , the Bangles, Belinda Carlisle and the Hollies, plus new music from the Human League.
Producer Mark Hagen Repeated next Saturday (S) Top of the Pops Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1 WEBSITE:


Steve Wright
Elvis Presley
Belinda Carlisle
Mark Hagen

Boxing legend Prince Naseem Hamed presents this beginner's guide to the fastest-growing religion on the planet, shedding light on what it is to be a Muslim and dispelling myths about the Islamic faith.
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[Photo caption] Naseem Hamed helps to explain the nuts and bolts of Islam and dispels a few of the myths about the faith

Prince Naseem's Guide to Islam 7.30pm BBC2
Boxer Naseem Hamed makes an engaging presenter of this beginner's guide to the Islamic faith, broadcast as part of BBC2's Islam UK week.

It's aimed mainly at non-Muslims and at its core is an examination of the five pillars of Islam, the crucial tenets of the religion. The programme is suitably accessible and makes rewarding viewing to anyone with even a passing interest in the Islamic faith, which is the fastest-growing religion in the world.

By 2025 it's likely that one third of the population will be Muslim, but many devotees are even now disturbed by the way the media presents their faith, claiming that it is stereotypical and that it fuels ignorance. Hamed attempts to counter these portrayals in looking, not only at the five pillars, but also at some lesser-known aspects of what it means to be a Muslim. For instance, there is a duty to seek knowledge, which Hamed uses as a way of examining the Golden Age of Learning and its contribution to western life.

Immediately afterwards, and in a marked change of mood and subject, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin present a one-off Home Front-Islam Special. Naturally the pair rise flamboyantly to the challenge of applying Islamic designs to the home of a couple in north London.

The Islam UK season continues until next Saturday.


Prince Naseem Hamed
Amir Jamal
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

In a one-off special, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin visit Marrakesh before returning to the UK to transform the London home and garden of Saima and Adil Absar using a fusion of Moroccan spirit and modern style.
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BBC Book: Home Front in the Garden by Diarmuid Gavin, hardback. £18.99


Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Diarmuid Gavin
Adil Absar
Dan Adamson
Series Producer:
Amanda de Ryk

Fletcher becomes a prison welfare officer in this episode from the first series of the classic comedy, first shown in October 1974.
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Dick Clement.
Ian La Frenais
Sydney Lotterby
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Sam Kelly
Brian Glover
Christopher Biggins
Emlyn Price
Michael Barrington

The closing episode of this three-part history, narrated by Ben Kingsley and shown on consecutive nights, tells how the Ottomans established a Muslim domain more far-reaching than any that had come before. It was a time of social innovation, where selected peasant boys could be educated for high office, creating a caste whose only loyalty was to the Sultan.
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Ben Kingsley

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Open University 12.30 Coming home to Banaba (S)
1.00 Relationships (S)
ISLAM UK Inside Islam 2.00 Ramadan Journeys (S) Languages 4.00 Spain Inside Out (parts 4-5) Working In Hospitality 5.00 Health and Safety.
Open University 6.00 Television to Call Our Own (S)
6.30 Changing Berlin - Changing Europe (S) ittr

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