Presented by Bruce Fogle
Jan Batchelor , Wayne Mockett and Dale Winton
This week Bruce reports back from the kennels of a pack of stag hounds. Jan discovers how acupuncture can benefit a dachshund with a slipped disc, and Wayne sees how well schoolchildren get on with a snake in the classroom. Directors
DEREK NELSON and DAVID BARRETT Producer ROY CHAPMAN
Series producer STEVE TIMMINS
Presented by Bruce Fogle , Jan Batchelor Wayne Mockett and Dale Winton
In the last programme of the present series Wayne brings back a report from the PDSA in Leeds. A look at what it takes to be one of the world's leading pet photographers, and Bruce, Jan and Dale present the prizes to the competition winners. Directors
DEREK NELSON. DAVID BARRETT Producer ROY CHAPMAN
Series producer STEVE TIMMINS
with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Is the dolphin truly the St Christopher of the sea, capable of developing a real bond with humans? Why has the ancient Persian sport of polo earned such royal approval? How can pets make people healthier?
Desmond and Sarah report from the royal borough of Windsor on some of the remarkable relationships between people and the animals in their lives.
Desmond meets the smiling dog of the Urals and the curly dog from Europe which outsmarts its American opposition. And he discovers a common bond between
Buffalo Bill and Jean Rook of the Daily Express. Sarah welcomes the animal kingdom's version of Esther Rantzen. She also watches the Prince of Wales lead his polo team to victory and learns from his polo manager. Major Ronald Ferguson , of the joys and risks of the sport. Research
POLLY PHILLIPS. MARK STEPHEN Director KATE KINNINMONT Producer IAN CHRISTIE Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland
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The first of ten programmes with Stuart Bradley and Jessica Holm
Watch the birdies! Spot a popular pet, some garden visitors and a wealth of wildfowl on the trail today. Production SHEILA FRASER
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After the success of Hospital Watch, now follows Animal Hospital
Live. It is coming from the RSPCA's Sir Harold Harmsworth
Memorial Hospital in Holloway, North London, every day this week until Friday.
Funded entirely by the RSPCA, the Harmsworth provides animal treatment for owners who cannot afford private veterinary fees. It is staffed by a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons and nurses who tend a constant stream of accident victims, pets with major surgical diseases, strays and even wild animals.
Linda Bryans (of BBC 1 's Here and Now) and Rolf Harris, who report from inside the hospital, say they are well prepared. "This is the unpredictability of TV with live animals. If it goes wrong you can't do it again, "says Harris.
(For further information about the Harmsworth Hospital, phone free on 0208 [number removed].
This week's visit to the RSPCA's Harmsworth Hospital features dogs with acne, rabbits with toothache, cats with heart problems and snakes with ulcers. Rolf Harris watches the vets and nurses in action, and reporter Steve Knight is out and about with the rescue team.
See today's choices.
Series producerSarah Hargreaves
The first in a week of programmes on the work of London and Whipsnade zoos.
Zoo Watch Live returns at 4.50pm ♦ How much do you know about animals? page 20
In the return of the six-part series about sick animals,
Rolf Harris and the team swap cats and dogs for rhinos, giraffes and lions at Whipsnade Wild Animal
Park, where the vets and keepers must be prepared to deal with every ailment imaginable. See today's choices.
Series producer John Groom ; Executive producer
SarahHargreaves Stereo ♦ See This Week: page 12
The series about the vets and patients from the RSPCA's Harmsworth Hospital. Tonight, reporter Shauna Lowry finds out what it takes to make an RSPCA inspector, as new recruits face some tough tests as part of their emergency training. Presented by Rolf Harris. See today's choices.
Producer Helen Thomas ; Series producer John Groom
* Spotlight on Shauna Lowry : page 9
Continuing the series about the vets and patients at the busy country practice of Hampden Veterinary Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where this week the patients include some local ducks. Reporter Shauna Lowry catches up with Pluto and accompanies him to a special training centre in Oxfordshire. where he begins his tuition as a hearing dog for the deaf. Presented by Rolf Harris. See today's choices. Producer Danielle Peck
Series producer Sally Dixon
BBC BOOK AND VIDEO: the book A Pet for You. and Animal Hospital video, both available for retailers.
The series which reconstructs real-life rescues, with Michael Buerk and Donna Bernard.
Tonight an explosion on board a yacht leaves a couple and their dog stranded at sea and fighting for survival, and two pilots watch in horror as the propeller drops off their plane and they plunge to earth. Plus advice on how to stop your pet having an accident.
Series producer Tessa Finch ; Series editor AndreaWills Stereo
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education
Rolf Harris , Shauna Lowry and Rhodri Williams go out and about to meet people and their pets around the country, this week visitingtheCotswold Wildlife
Park in Oxfordshire. Local owners bring along their menagerie of pets, and vet David Grant takes to two wheels to help a sheep dog overcome an unusual problem. See today's choices. Producer Clare Sillery; Series producer
Classic comedy with David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert are consigned to the dog watch when Del cooks up a money-making scheme puppy-sitting Boycie's new pet.
Dad turns into a kid while watching the football, but Mum transforms on the way to a pet shop - and Sarah has to find her.
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Sunday on BBC2 (S) (W)
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
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
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
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
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
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