6/9; series nine. Dog Dazed Susan decides to get a pet.
Shown last Thursday Writers Jim Armogida , Steve Armogida What Daniela Denby-Ashe is watching: page
10/14. Mrs Merdle is determined that Edmund should be separated from Fanny once and for all. Arthur is worried when he sees a French stranger. Dramatised by Andrew Davies ; Producer Lisa Osborne ; Director Adam Smith Cast Wednesday Omnibus next Sunday Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
RT DIRECT: pre-order the DVD (out 26/01/09) for only E23.99 (RRP E34.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls charged at standard rate) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD279 at checkout Tom Courtenay in the RT Interview: page 16 What we've been watching: page
Get out the sticky-backed plastic and Advent crown components for an entertaining romp through the world's longest-running children's TV programme. Featuring presenting teams of old reunited to spill the beans, celebrities singing the show's praises, and daredevil director Alex Leger talking about the action films and near-death experiences he shot. Plus there are archive clips, anecdotes, mishaps, badges, appeals, pets, out-takes and reminders of the interaction the show has always had with its audience.
Narrated by Tom Baker.
Blue Peter's Live 50th Birthday is on Thursday at 5.15pm on BBC1
On Thursday 16 October from 7am digital viewers can take part in a quiz on 50 years of Blue Peter (not Freeview after 1.15pm)
Gold Peter page 20; book offer page 25
Photo gallery at [web address removed]
Blue Peter at 50 8.40pm BBC2
On 16 October 1958, a 15-minute programme featuring train sets and dolls aired for the first time on the BBC. Fifty years on, Blue Peter is the world's longest-running children's TV series and has probably been watched avidly by almost every one in the country when they were younger.
This is an affectionate and nostalgic patchwork of recollections (from presenters representing every decade of the show's history), mishaps, fearless exploits, appeals, pets and badges. It also includes out-takes and previously unseen footage (no matter how many shows you watched, there will be something here you missed). And, of course, Advent crowns, an out-of-control elephant, Tracy Island and sticky-backed plastic all make an appearance. JR
Gold Peter: page 20
BBC1 takes over the reins of this afternoon's Aintree coverage with starts at 2.50 and 3.25 before the Grand National at 4.15, where the Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Birch was a surprise 33/1 winner last year. This year Cloudy Lane, trained by Donald McCain, could be the one to watch. Presented by Clare Balding, with analysis from Rishi Persad, Norman Williamson, Richard Dunwoody, Richard Pitman and John Parrott. Commentary by Jim McGrath, Ian Bartlett, Tony O'Hehir and Darren Owen. Highlights at 11.40pm. Director Steve Docherty ; Producer Dermot Cumiskey
Racing certainty: page 34 The Inside Story: page 66
2/12. After a gruelling first task, the teams are set their second challenge of designing a new dog accessory to pitch to pet stores in London. The claws are out as the remaining candidates strive to stand out, but it's not long before it becomes clear that some of them are more cut out for the dog-eat-dog world than others. The Apprentice: You're Fired! follows on BBC2. Series producer Kelly Webb-Lamb ; Exec producer Michele Kurland Repeated next Tuesday on BBC2 www.bbc.co.uk/appprentice
Animal expert Peter has advice on caring for pets and helps out at London Zoo. Plus, gardening tips, dog training and Tom's bid to become a holiday rep.
Digital viewers can watch a foundering cricket club get advice from the experts
A year ago today, as the Make Poverty History campaign gathered pace, a series of mega-concerts aimed to persuade the leaders of the G8 to help give Africa a brighter future. U2, Madonna, Green
Day, Paul McCartney , Robbie Williams , Coldplay, the Who and Pink Floyd were among the performers.
Producer Jill S Sinclair ; Exec producers Richard Curtis , Bob Gektof Bob Geldof answers One Final Question: page
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10.30 What? Where? When? Why?: Pets and Animals
10.45 Something Special: What I Like
(ages 4-7) (SL)
11.00 Razzledazzle: Dennis the Donkey
11.20 BBC Primary Geography: Postcards from Bangladesh
11.30 Pathways of Belief: Judaism
11.45 Watch: Celebrations
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10.30 Watch (ages 5-7) Barnaby Bear. 4676213 10.45 Something Special (ages 4-7) Pets.
4671768 11.00 Hands Up! (ages 7-11) The Chronicles of Narnia: the Magician's Nephew. 9376805 11.15
Numbertime (ages 6-7) Addition and Subtraction.
Double bill with the sophisticated pet dog.
New series 1/8. A spin-off from Comedy Connections, this new run charts the genesis of seminal dramas, beginning with one that came to our screens in 1983. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Alone one day in a Newcastle pub, documentary-maker Franc Roddam hit upon an idea for a drama series about British workmen abroad. Central TV pounced on the premise and before long millions were hooked on the antics of Oz, Neville, Bomber, Moxey et at. Narrated by Meera Syal. Director Angus Mclntyre ; Series producer Toby Stevens
New series The offbeat American sitcom starring
Frankie Muniz embarks on its fifth season.
Vegas. The whole family come along for the ride when Reese and Dewey's pet rabbit is entered in a competition in Las Vegas.
7.35 Watching the Baby. Hal and the boys offer to give Lois a break from taking care of baby Jamie.
Fist shown Sky One
1/2. A Russian-set thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris and starring Daniel Craig. A routine job for Oxford historian Fluke Kelso turns into a search for the final secret of Josef Stalin and a murderous chase across night-time Russia. Concludes tomorrow 9pm. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ; Producer Christopher Hall Director Jon Jones
For cast see Sunday Daniel Craig stars in Love Is the Devil at 12.20am on BBC2
Taking on Stalin: page 22; RT Direct book offer page 24
The Kumars at No 42 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Ray Winstone enterthe Kumar's Wembley home. With Sanjeev Bhaskar , Meera Syal , Indira Joshi and Vincent Ebrahim.
Producers Lissa Evans. Richard Pinto , Sharat Sardana ; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville and Denise O'Donoghue (AD) Ray Winstone is one of Jonathan Ross 's guests on Friday at 10.35pm on BBCl
9.30 Room 101 New series 1/8. Five News anchor
Kirsty Young places Brazilian wax and Britney Spears high on her list of pet hates. But will she be able to convince Paul Merton to condemn them to Orwellian oblivion?
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne (AD)
10.00 Early Doors New series 1/6. The sitcom starring
Craig Cash that observes life through the opening hours of a rundown northern pub returns for a second series.
Forged bank notes are being passed over the bar of the Grapes, but who is responsible for the deception?
Writers Craig Cash and Phil Mealey ; Director Craig Cash ; Producers
Lucy Ansbro and John Rushton
Things don't go as planned when it comes to collecting a highly prized gift from Fidel Castro.
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BBC Book: The Complete Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Story, hardback Â£14.99
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10.20 Hands Up BSL (ages 9-11) SEN Literacy - Fantastic Mr Fox
(part 2) 9435100 10.35 Watch (ages 5-7) Celebrations -
Hinduism 3881723 10.50 The Way Things Work (ages 7-9) Fun at the Fair 3879988 11.05 What? Where? When? Why? (ages 6-7)
Toys - Hoops-a-Daisy
11.20 Focus (ages 9-11)
Citizenship: Think about It - The Truth about Pets
Martin Parr is widely considered to be the most influential photographer of his generation. His work portrays the British way of life in all its idiosyncratic detail - Women's Institutes, bird-watching, fish and chips - iconic images that make up a retrospective exhibition currently on a world tour. Alan Yentob takes Parr back to his suburban past to reveal the root of his inspiration. Modern Times: Think of England is at 11.30pm on BBC4. Director/Producer Rebecca Frayn [web address removed] Adam Hart-Davis on a neglected art: page 14
Ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating attempts to persuade sceptical host Paul Merton that rude people and hangovers should be consigned to Orwellian oblivion in the first of an eight-part series.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Victoria Payne
9.30 Dead Ringers
Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Mark Perry, Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens send up stars of TV, cinema and music with their witty comic impressions.
Directors Jonathan Gershfield , Pati Marr ; Producer Bill Dare BBC PRODUCTS: Dead Ringers: Series 1. DVD Â£15.99; VHS Â£12.99
10.00 Early Doors
It's Joan and Eddie's anniversary.
Written by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey; Director Adrian Shergold
Producers Lucy Ansbro and John Rushton
Chisellers. Rodents are the most numerous mammals on the planet, comprising an incredibly diverse variety of species. They range from the naked mole rat, which spends its entire life below ground, to the world's largest rodent, the capybara, which grazes in herds across the vast grasslands of South America. In the fourth of his ten-part epic series David Attenborough shares his fascination with these animals, which stops only at his pet hate - rats.
Producer Mike Salisbury
Indian children illustrate the number five.
Florrie crowns herself queen with a tambourine.
Shown last Friday, BBC1
A girl loses her pet mouse.
9.40 The Story Makers
Jelly and Jackson wonder what it would be like at school.
Jake and Doodles are greedy. [website removed]
The four friends watch a girl playing with lots of puppies.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays